Anna Jarvis

A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” 

Anna Jarvis

On May 1, 1868 Anna Maria Jarvis the founder of Mother’s Day in the United Status was born.

Anna Maria Jarvis was the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States. Her mother had frequently expressed a desire for the establishment of such a holiday, and after her mother’s death, Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration. (Wikipedia)

Jarvis dies at age 84, alone and penniless from the various legal battles she waged over the holiday she started. She never made any profit from Mother’s Day, and she never had any children. (Today)

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