I have some wonderful memories of my mum and it can be something as insignificant as a comment or a smell from a delicious home cooked meal that brings my mother to the forefront of my mind. Is there something specific that reminds you of your mum?
Mums deserve their special day and this is shown by the popularity of Mother’s Day throughout the world. While the holiday was originally created in America by Anna Jarvis in memory of her mother in 1908, it did not officially become recognised in Australia until 1924 by a Sydney-side resident.
A newspaper in 1927 quotes “Next Sunday will be Mothers’ Day, and Mrs J Heyden, of Leichhardt, is making her fourth annual appeal for Newington Asylum. Gifts of red socks, handkerchiefs, scarves, mittens, scented soap, fancy aprons, cakes, sweets etc, are asked for, and may be left at the Feminist Club or at the florist’s shop, 5 Norton-street, Leichhardt.”
I am sure mums today will still appreciate many of those gifts recommended by Mrs Heyden back in the 1920s.
Of course since then Mother’s Day has increased in popularity and has become much more commercialised but it does not take away from the fact that our mums are special and should be made to feel extra-special every now and again.
From all the staff at Yayme! – Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there! Enjoy YOUR day!