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On May 12, 1907, two years after her mother's death, Anna Jarvis was on to something when she held a memorial for her mother. From that day she campaigned to make Mother's Day a National recognized holiday. She succeeded in making this national day an event in 1914. Jarvis coined the two terms Mother's Day and Second Sunday in May for the memorial of her mother and all mother's across our great nation. Anna lobbied for the specific location of the apostrophe in Mother's Day term. It was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honour their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world."[1]

In the 1920's, Jarvis became soured of the commercialization of the holiday and was even once arrested for disturbing the peace. Her motives was simple, found in her obituary in the New York Times, Jarvis became angry that people were commercializing this day by sending a simple greeting card.

Jarvis said, "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A petty sentiment!"

So on this day, that is to honor mother's for all that they do, not just for simply supplying a card and a flower. (Guilty as charged) Carlisle Daily wishes all mother's of Carlisle a Happy Mother's Day! We thank you for the time, sacrifices, and heart that you put into raising and rearing our wonderful children of Carlisle!!

Honor your mom with a special thought or word of praise by clicking here! She deserves it!
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