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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Today is simply a designated reminder that . . .

cj Sez: Every day is Mother's Day! I read someplace that love is the deepest emotion we share with one another, so to all the Moms out there, I pray your Mother’s Day is filled to overflowing with love.

A bit of Mother’s Day history (from

  In 1908 Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families, and it was declared a U.S. holiday in 1914. Her idea was to wear a white carnation as a badge and visit one’s mother or attend church services. She originally worked with the floral industry to help promote Mother’s Day.

  That turned out to be a bad idea because by 1920, she had become so disgusted with the holiday’s commercialization, she urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards, and candies. 

  In the U.S., people spend more money on Mother’s Day than on any other holiday.

  When we lived many miles apart, I would send flowers to my sons on Mother’s Day. I got a big laugh out of Jeff’s predicament one year as his co-workers teased him about his happy girlfriend when the flowers arrived at his desk. He gave me a beautiful and colorful bouquet this year. He could have given me a dandelion blossom, slightly crushed and moist from a sweaty little palm, as he did when he was little, and I would not have felt more loved. Precious memories, indeed.


  I can’t end this post without remembering my Mom, as I do most every day. 

  Mama was the mother who soothed my fears, dried my tears, and patted my rear when I needed it. No matter what mistakes I made, she was a lovely, non-judgmental, and gentle soul who believed in me. 

  Thank you, Mama. You are forever in my heart, and I miss you and your sweet smile dearly.


  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.

cj’s Tip:

  Here’s a tip to help you out for Mothers’ Day gifts…a book has got to be the perfect gift. It’s always the right size; it’s non-fat, non-carb, gluten- and sugar-free; plus it doesn’t need watering yet doesn’t turn brown or wilt too soon. And it’s reusable!

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