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Old 05-12-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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I feel bad that a day that is supposed to be happy and filled with love is often painful for people, for many and varied reasons.
Sometimes a great deal of pain can accompany Mother's Day and it's not devoid of love. For a mother who has lost a child at any age, or worse, her only child, it can be rough. And even worse, if that loss occurred on or near Mother's Day. So I'm not sure the day is supposed to be happy per se. But at least full of remembrance, for mothers and by mothers.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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I had never thought about it being only a Southern custom until I wrote that yesterday! Too bad no one seems to observe it any longer.
I have read about the red and white flowers being worn in the South and maybe in some border states like Kentucky.

Here in the north, before Mother's Day became another excuse for jewlery day, I remember that mothers would get and wear corsages. Sadly, corsages seem to have fallen out of fashion. Teachers used to wear them for Teacher appreciation day or just during a special evening out. Now, ladies only seem to wear flowers duirng weddings and proms.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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I have read about the red and white flowers being worn in the South and maybe in some border states like Kentucky.

Here in the north, before Mother's Day became another excuse for jewlery day, I remember that mothers would get and wear corsages. Sadly, corsages seem to have fallen out of fashion. Teachers used to wear them for Teacher appreciation day or just during a special evening out. Now, ladies only seem to wear flowers duirng weddings and proms.
I love corsages, too! I like wrist corsages, also.

Maybe if we started wearing them, they would "catch on" again.

Sometimes, my hubby would put a rosebud on his suit lapel and wear it to work. I always liked that.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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I do remember, when I worked in the early 80's, many of my co-workers would be wearing corsages on Mother's Day.(we were nurses)
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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Yes! Nurturing and Mothering . . .

And to those women who have spent their lives mothering animals . . . we are all god's creatures. Taking care of all living things is a form of mothering -- and worthy of honor on this day.

Happy Mother's Day!
This reminds me of an Asian women in a Buddhist center I attended in the U.S. who would include in the evening ritual this aspiration:

"May we be grateful for the ten thousand hands of all the mothers and fathers who have supported us this day."
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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This reminds me of an Asian women in a Buddhist center I attended in the U.S. who would include in the evening ritual this aspiration:

"May we be grateful for the ten thousand hands of all the mothers and fathers who have supported us this day."
I have never heard a blessing quite like that one, KEVXU. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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This reminds me of an Asian women in a Buddhist center I attended in the U.S. who would include in the evening ritual this aspiration:

"May we be grateful for the ten thousand hands of all the mothers and fathers who have supported us this day."
Very nice to quote here. In some cultures, one bows in gratitude to parents, grandparents, and ancestors beyond. Honor thy mother and thy father, known or unknown, is another thing I've heard. Even having had a "difficult" mom I'm still grateful her having borne me and for her physical care and provisions.
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