Mother's Day Is Always Special For Us

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” –The Golden Girls

About Mother's Day

Mother's Day

We celebrated Mother's Day  and we both had our mothers after getting married. Georgia passed in 1990 and Rita passed in 1999.

After Sue's passing, Dr. Mary and I got married and I found out that Mary did not know her mother. We will continue to celebrate  the holiday because we have children and grandchildren who are mothers.

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The earliest Mother's Day celebrations we know of were ancient Greek spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods.

But those were in honor of one particular mother. England's "Mothering Sunday," begun in the 1600's, is closer to what we think of as "Mother's Day." Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.

In 1907 Anna Jarvis started a drive to establish a national Mother's Day. In 1907 she passed out 500 white carnations at her mother's church in West Virginia--one for each mother in the congregation. In 1908, her mother's church held the first Mother's Day service, on May 10th (the second Sunday in May). That same day a special service was held at the Wanamaker Auditorium in Philadelphia, where Anna was from, which could seat no more than a third of the 15,000 people who showed up.

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By 1909, churches in 46 states, Canada and Mexico were holding Mother's Day services. In the meantime, Ms. Jarvis had quit her job to campaign full time. She managed to get the World's Sunday School Association to help; they were a big factor in convincing legislators to support the idea. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to designate an official Mother's Day. By 1914, the campaign had convinced Congress, which passed a joint resolution. President Woodrow Wilson signed the resolution, establishing an official national Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May.

Many countries of the world now have their own Mother's Day at different times of the year, but Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Japan, and Turkey join the US in celebrating Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. Britain still celebrates Mothering Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent--but they now call it Mother's Day. By any name, and at any date, it's a special day to honor a special person.

Future Mother's Day Dates

The web has a location that provides futures dates for all holidays. It is a great site to visit.

Mom's; Aunts Opal, Edith, Kaye, and Mother Rita & Georgia

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Mother's Day 1988
It's summer time and that means the "p" word... PARTY! 
Aunt Opal, Aunt Edith, Auth Kaye, Mom's Georgia and Rita (As of 2020, all of these wonderful people have passed)

Mom's Pictures

Aunt Edith
Aunt Edith explains strawberries

Miscellaneous pix
Hannah and  Grandma Rita

Miscellaneous pix
Mickey and Rita on Mother's Day at Disneyland

Uncle Otis, Sue, Paul and Georgia (Paul's Mom) 1988


The Mother's Day tradition lives on
Paul & Sue with daughter Jeanette at Disneyland 2008

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Mother's Day at Catal 2009

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Mother's Day 2010 at Downtown Disney with Robin

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Mother's Day at Catal 2011

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Mother's Day 2012

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Mother's Day 2013

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Mother's Day 2014

Mothers Day 2015

Mother's Day 2016 at Catal! I forgot my camera

Mothers Day 2017
Mothers Day 2017

Mothers Day 2018

Mothers Day 2019

Robon stayed with me on Nothers Day 2020
Sue passed on in February of 2020 - It was a very sad time but I was comforted by my family !

Mothers Day 2021  - Mary's daughters meet my family at Old Ranch!

Mothers Day 2022

Mothers Day 2023