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.