Sunday, May 8, 2016

Don't Mothers-Day Me!

Warning to anyone who doesn't know me: I have a thing about "mother's day" as it is currently celebrated.

I resent giving women lots of attention one day a year and getting 364 days of virtual servitude in return.  

Historically, this was never a day to celebrate your own mother with gifts and flowers.

It was established by Julia Ward Howe as Mothers' Peace Day, a day to stop killing all our sons and daughters, at the end of the Civil War.  

That's the only way I can deal with it.   

I hate getting greetings from every Tom, Dick and Suzy to have a nice mother's day.  

If you want to honor me, make a donation to an organization working for peace.

Amnesty International
Doctors Without Borders
War Resisters League International -

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