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Let’s hear it for mom

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By John Pawlak

My mother always said that some things are just right and some things are just wrong. As a mathematician, I found it odd that society would preclude fuzzy logic. 

After all, if two wrongs make a right, why not just take all the wrongs, divide by two and make it right?  Would that be wrong? 

Well, as usual, Mom was right about some things being wrong. It’s wrong to devote a single day of the year to our mothers. 

It’s wrong to think that a handful of flowers and a box of candy is adequate recognition for all the little things they’ve done for us, like feeding us when we were babies, watching us as we played outside to make sure we were safe, washing our clothes, taking us to the doctor when we got sick ... you know, the little things ... like giving us life? 

In the early 1900s, schoolteacher Anna Jarvis lobbied to have a day set aside to honor our mothers. President Wilson made it official in 1914, establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. 

The commercialization of Mother's Day infuriated Jarvis and she sued to prevent Mother’s Day events.  She was eventually arrested for disturbing the peace.


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