Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I know this is U.S. specific, but really, what mother doesn't want to hear that it is a good thing to be, even on some random day?

So...to all those that are mother's of the older and the young.
To all those that are mother's, perhaps to a husband or significant other wink
To all those that are mother's to some random fuzzy creature or who act like a mother to some random group of people (you so know who you are!)....

Happy Mother's Day.
May you be filled with love, with joy and with the strength that it takes to be a mom.
Thank you for doing such a noble job.

hug ubblove


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:I didn't think the US had mothers day this weekend? Or is it the UK that has a different one to Aus? All so confusing...

My family don't really do mothers day; it's just an excuse to have dinner with my grandparents. Hell, I didn't even join them for it this year!

We believe that we shouldn't need a hallmark holiday to love mum (or dad when the counterpart comes around in september). It's like Valentines Day; you should love each other every day, not just make a big deal out of it once a year.

As I told mum on the phone: since it's mothers day, I love you today, but no other day of the year.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:twas mama's day on sunday in both the US and oz... however, our papa's days do not coincide...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Thanks Pele, nice post. I spent the day in the nursing home with my dad.. there were lots of visitors to the elderly mums in the morning...and flowers everywhere, and nurses and visitors saying happy mothers day to each other. So it was nice and reduced my cynicism re holidays-invented-to-sell-cards somewhat. Anything that gets lonely old people visited is good.
Do they do it then in UK? I can't remember.


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Mother's Day is earlier in the spring in the UK I believe.
Not sure when Father's Day is. Here it's in June.

I don't agree with "hallmark holidays" per se, but I actually have always liked Mother's and Father's Day.

I don't regard it as meaning that you love someone more only on that day, or less any other day Rougie, it's more of a kick in the bum. I know so many days where my son says "I love you" offhandedly (though he means it every time) but not "Thank you for being a good mom".
Today he did (first Mom's Day he has ever said that too). It's not that he doesn't feel it, it's that he doesn't think to say it. Truthfully, I need to hear it, even if it's prompted and once a year, so, I don't mind wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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