Sunday, May 10, 2020

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was founded by Anna Marie Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia, one of the few things West Virginia accomplished in the world.

Her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis was a teacher and Sunday School teach in Grafton. She had a prayer she ended a Sunday School lesson with. It went like this:
I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.
— Ann Reeves Jarvis
Anna did that in 1918.

Both our children called Bern (Mimi on Face Time) and wished her a joyous day.
In a different time they would have been here with us. Alas.
Joyous Mother's Day to mothers everywhere--even those who are mourning and frightened.

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