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Happy Mother's Day


This May 13 many of you will take the day to honor your Mother. Others of us will remember our Mothers and recall holidays spent together. But how many of us will know why?

While we recognize Mother's Day as a day to celebrate Mom with cards, candy, flowers and gifts and many people will celebrate by taking their Mom's out to brunch, lunch or dinner, few of us know the original intent of Mother's Day. Dating back to the 19th century, the original intention was quite different. Two women played key roles in the advent of this modern day holiday.

Prior to the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of...

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