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92 years ago: How we love our mothers

3:54 PM, May 10, 2013  |  Comments
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Editor's note: The Wausau Daily Record-Herald ran the following editorial in observance of Mother's Day on May 7, 1921:

The custom of celebrating Mother's Day is a pretty and wholesome one. It does most men good to think of their mothers with the special emphasis which the celebration of the day requires. It makes not for mere sentimentality but for the highest form of human sentiment.

It is appropriate that the day should fall upon a Sunday. For this type of celebration no other day of the week would be so fitting. Mother love and religioius feeling are naturally in harmony. If it were not for the mothers and the instruction and inspiration they give religion would be at a low ebb.

It is appropriate that mothers, living and dead, should be commemorated by the wearing of flowers. Flowers are the chief beauty of this world and by means of flowers the human race has long been accustomed to mark occasions both of joy and of sorrow.

There are too many holidays, doubtless, but this chances to be one which can be properly celebrated without any of the disadvantages which the more common forms of celebration have. There is every reason why the custom should be perpetuated and become more nearly universal from year to year.

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