History of Mother’s Day in the USA
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Men are what their mothers made them.
We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
That best academy, a mother's knee.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.
Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
A mother understands what a child did not say.
There are 84 million mothers in the U.S
Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby.
The average woman in 17th-century America gave birth to 13 children.
Mother's Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday.
In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M.Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (see below)
additional vegetable oil for cooking
maple syrup for topping
1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture, mixing just until the flour disappears (a few lumps are fine — do not overbeat the batter). Stir in the mashed bananas and the pecans.
4. Lightly oil a skillet or griddle and place it over medium heat. Spoon in the batter — about 1/4 cup for each pancake — and cook until browned on both sides and no longer gooey in the middle, flipping once. If you find the pancakes are still uncooked inside when the outsides are browned, lower the heat in the pan so that they cook more slowly.
Sprinkle the nuts onto a baking sheet and bake at 350o F for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until they are lightly browned. Stir once or twice during baking time.
In 1907, Miss Anna Jarvis selected the pink carnations as the symbol for Mother's Day.
Later, white carnations, with their sweet fragrance, came to be regarded as the flowers meant for those who have missed their mothers. Missed, either because of death, or, because of staying at a distance.
And it was the red carnations which in course of time became the symbol while wishing a living mother love. Perhaps, red, the color of blood and heart, was thought to be more suited to represent life and love.
Until next time...