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I hate the pink on the site, but the inclusion of the Mother's Day Proclamation (by Julia Ward Howe) is pretty cool:
Mother's Day Proclamation
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly: "We will not have questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience. We women of one country will be too tender to those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says "Disarm! Disarm!" The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.

As men have forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after his time the sacred impress not of Caesar, but of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.

Date: 2016-05-09 03:07 am (UTC)
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((Hugs)) I know this is a sucky day for you. You were in my thoughts.

Date: 2016-05-09 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. It wasn't as bad as in past years (& it's not nearly as bad as Valentine's Day used to be when I was w/mda).

We went to MK's moms & planted begonias & petunias (b/c she asked for "18 or 19" begonias when he talked to her in the morning). Gave us something to do. And we got a bunch of Lilies of the Valley from her yard. We'll see if any survive. Then we had chicken & pie, then drove home.

We got in the car just when Old Time Radio was starting so we had entertainment. Listening to OTR in the car reminds me of when I was a kid & we'd be on a trip & catch it on the radio on the drive home.


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