April 30, 2014
We've all had one. Everyone is unique, there's new mothers, adoptive mothers, middle aged mothers, old mothers and mothers that are no longer with us. The common denominator is that mothers are close to our hearts, especially on Mother's Day. Although we like to acknowledge the gift of motherhood everyday, there's something right about commemorating one day just for them. Did you know Mother's Day is a relatively new holiday in the United States? It was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia and then began a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday. She was successful and since 1914, every second Sunday in May has been devoted to celebrating moms.
This year we'd like to share our mothers with you. Brian's mom Virginia (and his dad Arthur) lives in Florida and has been a steadfast supporter of Aunt Sadie's since it's conception in 1997. At 88 she overflows gusto, laughs heartily, is abundantly grateful for everything, and is all inspiring. She's pretty darn special. Gary's mom Pat (who you might have met in last month's blog) lives across the street from Aunt Sadie's (with his dad Bob) and she works during the week packaging candles. Not bad for an octogenarian newcomer! She's run her own antique shop for 40 years and is as passionate about her work for us as she is scoring a great antique. She's the comic relief for our staff and she's pretty darn special as well. Thank you both for teaching us kindness, sharing your values, and believing in us even when we didn't. We honor them an all mothers on May 11th.
Happy Mother's Day to you all!
Brian and Gary