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Blog Archive/May 2010

May 7, 2010

The Mother of Mother's Day

Anna Jarvis spent her life trying to get people to get it. Mother's Day is a sacred commitment, not an annoying obligation to be fulfilled by fattening the pockets of the florists, the chocolatiers and Hallmark. "What will you do to rout charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and other termites that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movements and celebrations?" she railed, in one of her many diatribes against the commercialization of the day she had envisioned as far more profound. "I wanted Mother's Day," she said, "to be a day of spiritual sentiment, not profit."

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