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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
“Who was the greatest mother in the Bible?” Mama asked twelve-year-old Anna.
“Why not Jesus’ mother Mary?”
“Because Mrs. Noah looked after children and all those stinky animals for forty days and forty nights.”
Mama smiled. “I hope someone, sometime will found a memorial mother’s day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.”
May 10, 1908, due to Anna Jarvis’ diligent campaigning, the first Mother’s Day ceremonies were held in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 1914 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.
Mama’s quote isn’t fiction 😉 CLICK HERE for a brief history of Mother’s Day in the United States.