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Dagnabit
05-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Hey Guys,& gals,
Lets not forget that Mothers day is May 13th, for us here in the US. And Mothering Sunday for the UK is May 18th.
I remember a couple of times when I have forgotten about it until the lAST MINUTE and had to rush around and try to do it all at once. For my mom and my wife.
This year mom gets flowers, a card, candy, and a painting of Pegasus (she loves this winged horse) that I finally finished, and last but not least a large dark blue vase on which I etched one of the "tallships" under full sail with a bone in its teeth. This is not done with the so called "etching liquid" but with diamond tipped tools by hand. For my wife the kids and I have gotten a diamond necklace, and matching ring, with a sterling silver and porcelain box to keep them in. Not real expensive stuff but nice nontheless.
Blessings on all your moms and wives.
Regards
Dag

Stackhouse25th
05-04-2007, 08:04 PM
did ya have to remind me? god

Aaron_GT
05-05-2007, 12:58 AM
Mothering Sunday for the UK is May 18th

It's in March in the UK. Don't panic in the UK as if you had forgotten it you have very much missed it already!

Dagnabit
05-05-2007, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Mothering Sunday for the UK is May 18th

It's in March in the UK. Don't panic in the UK as if you had forgotten it you have very much missed it already! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My humble appoligies to folks in the UK. The site where I got my info had both dates for US and UK close toghter in small print and I misread it.
Thank You for pointing out my mistake Aaron.
Regards
Dag

Aaron_GT
05-06-2007, 02:13 AM
No problem - I just didn't want people this side of the pond panicking unncessarily! If they have forgotten over here no doubt their mothers have phoned up to expres displeasure already. Let's hope those in the USA can avoid this fate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
05-06-2007, 05:30 AM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
you have very much missed it already!

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Rood-Zwart
05-06-2007, 06:01 AM
A few years ago I heard Mothersday was ' invented' by the Nazi's. I know German women got medals for the amount of children they got, bronze for 2 kiddos, silver for 3 and gold for four or more. How much of this is true?

XyZspineZyX
05-06-2007, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by Rood-Zwart:
A few years ago I heard Mothersday was ' invented' by the Nazi's. I know German women got medals for the amount of children they got, bronze for 2 kiddos, silver for 3 and gold for four or more. How much of this is true?

lol, who told you that? Internet myths, gotta love them. The nazis seem to have invented lots of stuff eh? And Mother'd Day is so wholesome that it's a good shocker to tell somebody the nazis came up with the idea

Too bad it's not true, it would be a great curveball of history http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

In the UK, the same woman who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic got Mothering Day 're-instated' as it were, in 1872, as a day of Mothers dedicated to Peace

In the USA, the idea of what we know of Mother's Day was begun in 1907. Just a little bit before the 3rd Reich http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif A woman named Anna Jarvis began to campaign for the idea of a Mother's Day then, in honor of (you guessed it!) her Mom

In 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson formally announced that the second Sunday in May would be Mother's Day in the US

No nazi celecration involved in the UK or US. Other countries like as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the same day as the US, lending a pretty good indication that they followed the USA's lead on the whole thing, removing them from the idea that Mother's Day was set up by the nazis, too

Prior to these dates, ancient civilizations honored Rhea, an earth-mother figure

WarWolfe_1
05-06-2007, 08:34 AM
What if one was hatched and not birthed??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Enthor1
05-06-2007, 09:05 AM
Here ya go WarWolf_1

http://www.nationalbirdday.org/

http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/...orld_turtle_day.html (http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/turtles_and_tortoises/celebrate_world_turtle_day.html)

http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/index.php/2007/...4/save-a-spider-day/ (http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/index.php/2007/03/14/save-a-spider-day/)

I could not find a day for the one below but there are 48 million 400 thousand entries so ya might find one.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=snake+

heywooood
05-06-2007, 10:03 AM
Happy Mothers' Day...to all you mothers out there, you know who you are.

Rood-Zwart
05-06-2007, 02:46 PM
Thanks for clearing that up! I was so wrong....

WarWolfe_1
05-06-2007, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Enthor1:
Here ya go WarWolf_1

http://www.nationalbirdday.org/

<A HREF="http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/turtles_and_tortoises/celebrate_world_turtle_day.html" TARGET=_blank>
http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/...urtle_day.html (http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/...orld_turtle_day.html%5B/URL%5D)</A>

http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/index.php/2007/...4/save-a-spider-day/ (http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/index.php/2007/03/14/save-a-spider-day/)

I could not find a day for the one below but there are 48 million 400 thousand entries so ya might find one.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=snake+

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif