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Julia Ward Howe on Mothers’ Day

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Julia Ward HoweRyan Roderick Beiler at the excellent God’s Politics blog caught my attention with this proclamation by Julia Ward Howe. Howe sought an annual Mothers’ Day in the USA, beginning in 1870. But, as Beiler says, “This was not a day originally intended for saccharine sentiment…”

So you shall see.  Hold on to your hat:

Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation:

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have breasts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly:
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Monte

May 12, 2007 at 10:44 pm