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(Newser)   Mother of Mother's Day came to hate it. Anna Jarvis conceived the day in 1908 and got Congress to make it official in 1914. By 1920, she was so disgusted with its commercialization that she tried in vain to get it rescinded   (newser.com) divider line 12
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2013-05-12 01:47:18 PM
4 votes:
America in a nut shell.
2013-05-12 02:51:16 PM
2 votes:
Understand

Think how a Jewish carpenter from Nazareth must feel ....
2013-05-12 05:03:17 PM
1 votes:

iamrex: As a retail florist, my business could do without it.


As a retail florist, perhaps you can explain WHY RETAIL FLORISTS DON'T DELIVER FLOWERS ON MOTHER'S DAY?
2013-05-12 04:05:52 PM
1 votes:
Honestly, I kind of hate it.  I hate having to make an obligatory phone call to my mother every year on this day just because Hallmark tells me I HAVE TO CALL HER ON THIS EXACT DAY or else that makes me a bad son.

/It's actually the never calling on the other 364 days of the year that make me a bad son.
2013-05-12 03:10:34 PM
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Understand

Think how a Jewish carpenter from Nazareth must feel ....


With a Jewish mother?

"My friends have lovely grandchildren. Have you met any nice girls lately? No, no, I'm just saying. Having no grandchildren, it doesn't bother me, . That's just my cross to bear."
2013-05-12 03:04:05 PM
1 votes:
It's only commercial if you buy into it.

My mom came to visit (we don't see each other that often. ) and we had a great Mother's Day weekend. We visited friends, she helped with my garden, we went to the corner diner for breakfast and they gave her two roses.
2013-05-12 03:02:48 PM
1 votes:

Bedstead Polisher: What did she expect?
All it takes is for one person to get their mom flowers to "honour" them and you never hear the end of it.
"Mrs. Jones' son gave her flowers on Mother's Day... I like flowers too you know. It's not like I fed you three meals a day your whole life, and took care of you when you were sick... I never asked for anything in return... And what's a small bouquet of flowers to you --actually Mrs. Jones' bouquet wasn't that small-- "


I get mom a gift card to get flowers for the yard every year. I figure why get something that's gonna get old in a week when she can have stuff growing in the yard all year?
2013-05-12 03:02:32 PM
1 votes:
I kinda hate it. I appreciate the idea, i like that my kids' Sunday School teacher had them sprout then plant sunflower seeds gave them to the moms. But, it's just another day, like your birthday, but now, like your birthday, everything has to be Pinterest-photo worthy, covered in fancifully tied mustard-colored chevron neck scarves, and captioned with a chalk board-painted reclaimed wood frame. It can't just be a handful of wild flowers, it has to be tied in vintage lace and actually the clever packaging for a diamond tennis bracelet and Himalayan Pink Salt and Tahitian Vanilla Caramel Truffles. And if you don't want that stuff in the first place, you get to see it all on Facebook, posts of pictures not even of moms and kids but of the loot they won (or probably got themselves, if only via Amazon Wish List) with the title "sooooooooooo blessed :) ;) XD
2013-05-12 02:57:17 PM
1 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: Now that industries have been built up around this holiday it will never go away.


As a retail florist, my business could do without it. That being said, I enjoy helping people honor their mothers and feel that if we did a better job of that every day we wouldn't need to have a holiday to do so.
2013-05-12 02:56:18 PM
1 votes:
What did she expect?
All it takes is for one person to get their mom flowers to "honour" them and you never hear the end of it.
"Mrs. Jones' son gave her flowers on Mother's Day... I like flowers too you know. It's not like I fed you three meals a day your whole life, and took care of you when you were sick... I never asked for anything in return... And what's a small bouquet of flowers to you --actually Mrs. Jones' bouquet wasn't that small-- "
2013-05-12 02:49:48 PM
1 votes:
Has she seen Christmas lately?  Or Easter?
2013-05-12 01:56:42 PM
1 votes:
Be careful what you wish for.
 
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