Happy Mother’s Day 2017

In Saner Thought

Another Sunday and this one is to celebrate our Mothers…..I am old so my mother is no longer with me and I miss her every day….

You guys know I like history….and yes there is a history lesson in this….so….do you know the origins of Mother’s Day?

The official story goes like this……

Mother’s Day was loosely inspired by the British day and was first suggested after the American Civil War by social activist Julia Ward Howe. Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) was horrified by the carnage of the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War and so, in 1870, she tried to issue a manifesto for peace at international peace conferences in London and Paris (it was much like the later Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation). During the Franco-Prussian war in the 1870s, Julia began a one-woman peace crusade and made an impassioned “appeal…

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