Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day

On Sunday mother would pin a white  rose on for Mother's Day.
Then she would put a red rose on our dress.

White for a Mother that was gone and red for a Mother that was living.

 Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908
It was in years before the Civil War started as Mother's Day
Work Clubs to teach local woman how to properly care for
their children.
It official in U.S.a holiday in 1914, Jarvis would later denounce
the holiday's commercialization and spent the latter part of her
life trying to remove it from the calendar. 



Charlene said...

Interesting post Patsy. Happy Mother's Day Patsy.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful tradition this was. Your mom was beautiful!

Vee said...

We had that tradition only with carnatians. It's a nice one...kind of depressing when the color goes to white, though.

A Colorful World said...

What a fascinating post! I'd love to provide a link to it on my facebook if ok.

Mildred said...

We walked to church on Mother's Day and stopped at grandmother's to cut a rose for our dresses. Such a sweet remembrance.

Patsy said...

That would be fine with me to link to face book.

Mari said...

I never knew about her trying to get it removed from the calendar. Interesting!
Happy Mothers Day to you.

Karen said...

Happy Mother's Day. I remember picking a red rose from Grandma's bushes and she would pin it on my dress before church.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I have never heard of that tradition before. Thanks for sharing Patsy! Happy Mothers Day to you! :)

Rose said...

Beautiful memories!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you had a wonderful day! Sweet hugs, Diane