5.07.2008

:Mother's Day Facts:

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(One of my favorite Mother photos.)

I'm working on a project at work, and found these Mother's Day Facts that I thought were so... can't find the word I'm looking for... neat(?). The first is my favorite! How sweet is that?

+ Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular television show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” were actually knitted by his real mother.

+ More personal telephone calls are made on Mother’s Day in the US than on any other day in any other country.

+ The custom of honoring mothers goes back as far as the 1600s in England, where it began as Mothering Sunday.

+ The idea of a Mother's Day in the United States was first addressed in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe, a writer, abolitionist, and suffragist who wrote the words to “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

+ Anna Jarvis organized Mother’s Day observances in West Virginia and Pennsylvania on May 10, 1908 and pushed to have it made a national holiday.

+ In 1911, President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday, and in 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

+ The following were all invented by mothers: Alphabet blocks, Baby Einstein videos, Barney (the purple dinosaur), diapers, the folding crib, movable doll eyes, the school desk.

6 comments:

Lani said...
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Lani said...

Thank you for the fun Mothers Day facts. I love the one about Mr.Rogers :)

And I love that Mother's Day ramps up the highest number of phone calls. I feel sorry for Father's Day though :(

Brown Family said...

that is a good photo, mills was so tiny now she is a chunky monkey!! loved reading the little facts as well :)

Tiffany said...

I love the photo, and the fact about Mr. Roger's mama made my heart smile. Fun!

Krissy said...

These are great facts! I love the Mr. Roger's one.

Brecke said...

Good Photo.. Polly your teeth look so white.