|It's one Sunday where both the phone company and restaurants do a record setting business--that is, if you've remembered your mom. And it all began because one grateful daughter did remember hers almost a hundred years ago.|
In 1908 Anna Jarvis from Philadelphia didn't want to forget her loving mother. So Jarvis arranged to honor her deceased mother at a church service, knowing her mother would ahve been pleased. At an early age, jarvis had heard her mother express hope for an official day to be established to commemorate all mothers. There were many special days dedicated to men, but none to mothers. Soon after, Jarvis and her friends began a letter-writing campaign lobbying for a national day honoring mothers. In 1914, Congress passed legislation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.