Wednesday, May 1
Happy Birthday, Anna Marie Jarvis (1864-1948)
Two years after her mother's death, Anna Marie Jarvis held a memorial to her mother and embarked on a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday. She later soured on the commercialization of the holiday and campaigned against it.
"A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment." - Anna Jarvis.