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Old 05-10-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hey Mom! PEACE!

Did you know it was originally a peace holiday?

Julia Ward Howe's original Mother's Day Proclimation (she was an early feminist and abolitionist):


Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.



http://www.rediscovermothersday.org/
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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The history of Mother's Day here in Germany is not that glorious.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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President Woodrow Wilson declared an official national Mother’s Day in 1914, approving the Congressional resolution to celebrate the day every year on the second Sunday in May.

in 1914
why not

as long as they don't get to vote

do you want the bolsheviks to take over?
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