Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dia de las madres

So Mother's Day is coming up...what are you getting your madre? Whatever it is, be sure it comes straight from the corazon, even if it's just a card or maybe even a car lol.

So who thought of this crazy idea to honor our mothers? It should be everyday right? Anyways, it was a woman by the name of Ann Jarvis. According to the history books (or Wikipedia):
Two years after her mother's death (MAY 1907), she held a memorial to her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday. She succeeded in making this nationally recognized in 1914. The International Mother's Day Shrine was established in Grafton to commemorate her accomplishment.
The most interesting part? She died in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. That's right around the corner from where I live! Not really, but you get the point.

So be sure to call you mother May 10, 2009 or pay her a visit. She's probably the single most important person in your life.
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