Mother’s Day

According to Athena Staik

The first attempts to establish a Mother’s Day in North America began with groups of women who came together to promote peace. More specifically, it started with a Proclamation written by a prominent activist, Julia Ward Howe, who had authored The Battle Hymn of the Republic 12 years earlier. […] In her Proclamation, she called on mothers everywhere to join together to promote peaceful relations and disarmament.

Flower and water

My mother loved to grow flowers, and I’m reminded of her when I see a beautiful flower garden.

White tulips

I remember her saying, of death

Just put me in a gunnysack and throw me alongside the road.

She meant that the body is just a husk. But her imagery was a way to both “amaze the whole room” and make the message stick.

Wheelbarrows

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