HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!
I must admit to having mixed feeling s about this day. On the one hand I love the idea of the original day which promoted by Julia Ward Howe as a day of peace, against the carnage of the Civil War and the Crimea to be celebrated on June 2. ( Her idea never got off the ground. The day we celebrate nowwas promoted by Anna Jervis, who was not happy with the resulting commercialization of the day. ) On the other, I hate what all retailers have done with what is supposed to be a day of honoring those who gave us life, which is to turn it into a guilt ridden day if you don't spend a lot of money on flowers, dinners and what-not!
So I acknowledge the day, but don't really celebrate it. May all of you who disagree with me enjoy your day!
|Doris Gravenhorst Caswell ca. 1939 -1940|
The photo is of my mother, taken when she was about thirty years old. How strange to think that she would be celebrating her one hundred and fifteenth birthday this coming December.
|My first saved pot. 1965|
Twenty years later I returned to pottery in ernest and wondered why I had ever stopped......life gets in the way I s'pose!
|Lance Leaf Violets'm|
I am going to link this over to Sunday Ceramics 17. Hopefully others will post and see what is going on in the world of clay!
Enjoy the week ahead. As always, thanks for stopping by........*s*