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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day !  
Hope everyone has a safe and joyful one.
A few pictures  here of a beautiful flower arrangement from my daughter , son in law and sweet grandson.
The pink carnation stands out as it should on this day.  Wonderful scent.
My Mom
mom likes roses ,  so I brought her this mini rose to sit on her table in her room .
Above link is where I found the following information:

The Carnation, Symbol of Mothers Day

On the occasion of the first official Mothers Day service on May 10, 1908, Miss Anna Jarvis sent 500 white carnations, chosen by herself, to the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, in Grafton, West Virginia. In a telegram to the congregation, Miss Jarvis stated that:
"...Each one present will be given a white carnation; mothers will be given two, in memory of the day. These five hundred carnations are given by a loyal, loving daughter in honor and sacred memory of her good and faithful mother, Mrs. Ann M. Jarvis, who worked faithfully and earnestly for twenty long years, as an earnest teacher in our Sunday School, who only a few years ago departed to that better world to reap the reward of her labors here. Every one is asked to wear this flower. The white carnation is preferred because it may be thought to typify some of the virtues of motherhood; ... whiteness stands for purity; its lasting qualities, faithfulness; its fragrance, love; its wide field of growth, charity; its form, beauty..."
The following year she sent 700 carnations for the same purpose, and over the years, sent over 10,000 carnations as personal gifts to the Andrews Church. Carnations--red for living and white for deceased--are now worn world-wide as emblems of the purity, strength and endurance of motherhood.
I received a pretty Dianthus (above)  from my son and daughter in law
loaded with blooms
The color looks like peppermint swirl
very pretty and smells like carnations.

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful and what a generous legacy. Have a wonderful mothers day, ours was last month so my flowers (and chocolates) are long gone :-) xx


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