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Happy Mother’s Day! Do you know when it started?

Are you ready to celebrate Mother’s Day today?

Mother’s Day was officially designated by President Truman as Mother’s Day on the same day that he proclaimed May 1 as Child Health Day on April 19, 1950.

Flowers placed on Mother’s Day in cemeteries across Alabama 2010 (Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress)

In an official proclamation on April 19, 1950, President Truman asked Americans to display the flag on May 14 as an “expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country. Let all the sons and daughters of America pay tribute to their mothers on that day and renew their devotion to the ideals for which motherhood has always stood.”

Mother’s Day at Arlington May 10, 1925 (Library of Congress)

The origin of Mother’s Day has been attributed to different people. Julia Ward Howe, Anna Jarvis, and Juliet Calhoun Blakely have all been credited with helping to establish the holiday.

Vinegar of the Four Thieves -many people swear by this potent natural remedy for many illnesses – Would you like to know Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Vinegar of the Four Thieves or how to make Ox Tail Soup? Discover this recipe as well as many household tips from the past in  Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback)
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Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback)

By (author):  Causey, Donna R
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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