The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for mothers to be lavished with gifts and special attention from their families. But it hasn’t always been this way.
This practice of honoring Motherhood is rooted in antiquity. Past rites typically had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones. Societies tended to celebrate goddesses rather than actual mothers. In fact, the personal human touch to Mother’s Day is a relatively new phenomenon. Canada picked up on the US version of Mother’s Day in 1909, making it a National holiday.
Quotes abound extolling mothers – Agatha Christie said it well: “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
It’s a fairly quiet time for seniors right now between the Daffodil Tea and activities surrounding Heritage Week – the Oldtimer’s Tea, May Parade, Rodeo and Ball. Surely we’ll have nice warm weather by then. Have you worked out the idea for your Parade float yet? Remember, without floats there is no parade. Get busy!
Note the change – Cards and Games will now be on Wednesdays at 1 pm instead of on Fridays at the Seniors Centre 217 Smith Ave. You don’t have to be a CSA member to attend. Come out for an afternoon of socializing.
Next regular General Meeting of the Clinton Seniors Association is May 19 following noon lunch at the Seniors Centre.
Happy Birthday to Bud Cade May 9.