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Celebrating Mom For Over 100 Years

May 11, 2013 by John Rook

It's Mother's Day!
It's the time of year when sons and daughters plan something special for that special woman in their life: mom. Maybe you're going to a nice brunch or dinner. Perhaps it's a home cooked meal on the menu, to show how much you care. Perhaps a bouquet or flowers will be on mother's kitchen table today or a box of speciality chocolates will be helping with her sweet tooth.
Whatever you have planned, it's a day to show mothers across the country how much they matter.
So, how did Mother's Day get started?
Well, the mother of Mother's Day is Anna Jarvis, a . In 1908, Jarvis, who evidently loved her mother very much, decided to celebrate that fact with a full day dedicated to her mom. She quickly began advocating that more mothers be honored in a similar way, and before anyone knew it early Mother's Day events were popping up around the country.
The movement spread throughout the world. The British Isles even had something called "Mothering Sunday," which was a precursor to what we know as Mother's Day today.
Mrs. Jarvis, Anna's mother, had died before her daughter's movement began and, ironically, Anna Jarvis herself never had children.
Little could Jarvis have predicted that her personal celebration would become a beloved holiday institution around the world.

To all the moms out there, The Cheshire Herald would like to wish you a happy Mother's Day!

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