I was intrigued by the caption for this lovely postcard. "Waiting for DaDa." I wonder what the story is behind this photo. Both are obviously waiting for the most important person in their lives. I adore the Mom's pink ruffles and those delicate roses are gorgeous beyond compare.
Mother's Day celebrations in America seem to have begun with Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, a young Appalachian homemaker.
During the Civil War, Ann organized women to work for better sanitary conditions for both sides. After the war, when most women devoted their time solely on their family and homes, this spunky lady worked to assist in the healing of a nation. In 1858, Ann was inspired to start Mother's Friendship Day -- a day for war-torn Americans from both sides to celebrate their mothers and love for their families.
In 1868, to further encourage reconciliation between Union and Confederate neighbors and families, she created Mother's Friendship Clubs where she taught women the basics of nursing and sanitation. As families and communities healed and knitted back together, thousands of lives were saved through the spread of this life-saving knowledge. I would have loved to have met this brave, wise, peace-loving woman.
I love spring and Mother's Day. I get to put Mother's day cards up all month long! Have a delightful day, my Friends.
* DON'T FORGET: When you submit a postcard for PFF, be sure to put a link back to this page. You can copy and paste the PFF badge, which has the link embedded. Thank you!
* NOTE: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.