Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Across the Pond for Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day in the UK.

UK holds the prestige of being the first country in the world to dedicate a special day for mothers, as early as 17th century. 
Mother's day is the contemporary version of the original name - 'Mothering Sunday'. The occasion has a long history, which dates back to as far back as the year 1600. During that time, the poor used to send their children to work as domestic servants or trainees in the homes of higher class of people. Once in a year, these children were given leave for a day, so that they could visit their Mother Church as well as their own mother. The day coincided with the middle Sunday of the fasting period of Lent. It was known as 'Refreshment Sunday' or 'Mid-Lent Sunday'.


8 comments:

sheila 77 said...

It's a superb image and I love the at-tea-tude. Enjoyed the history lesson too, thanks!

Missy said...

very funny !!!

bonjour from France

Lorraine said...

fun card and great explanation too

linda said...

Excellent card! And what a fabulous mum!

Lizbethem said...

Hilarious, Jeannette!!! I hope to work on the at-tea-tude...LOL xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow, great artwork and idea!

Liz said...

Great information and fabulous and funny art.

Love it

Grannie Annie said...

I adore this what a unique and awesome take on Mothers!