Page 1

CITIZEN’S NEWS

18

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mother’s Day May 13

Beacon Valley Greenhouses 194 Beacon Valley Road, Beacon Falls • 203-729-4247

Cold Weather

Hardy Vegetables Are Ready Also,

PARSLEY, BASIL, & PERENNIALS All ANNUALS Ready

GERANIUMS EGGPLANTS 4” Flower Pots

Hanging Baskets 10” & 12”

Large Assortment

WE GROW OUR OWN SO YOU KNOW IT’S THE BEST! OPEN: Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm • Saturday 8 am - 5 pm • Sunday 8 am - 5 pm • MOST CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED •

Expert, Experienced, Courteous Service

Rose Nails A Unique Nail Service

IENTLY CONVENTED A C LO OFF RT. 8

628 New Haven Rd., Salem Square, Naugatuck

203-729-3306

OPEN 6 DAYS • Mon.-Fri. 9:30-7; Sat. 9-6

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL Two Finger Design Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

FREE* Hot Stone • Neck & Upper Back Massage *with service purchase

• Full Leg • All Waxing Services

BRIDAL PARTY & GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Mother’s Day History Every May women around the world are celebrated for their sacrifices and contributions to the family. With all that Mom does for her children, it would seem like the concept of honoring her would be ages old. However, it really wasn’t until relatively recently that a celebration of mothers was instituted. In ancient Greece individuals honored Rhea, mother of the gods. Christians also celebrated Mary the mother of God. But it wasn’t until the 1900s before the general mothering population was celebrated in earnest. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis was a young Appalachian homemaker who, beginning in 1858, attempted to improve sanitation and nursing procedures through women’s clubs and what she called “Mothers Friendship Day.” It wasn’t Anne Marie, but rather her daughter, Ann Jarvis, who created the Mother’s Day that we celebrate today. Anna spent many years caring for her aging and ailing mother. Anne Marie died on May 9, 1905 and Anna missed her terribly. Anna noticed that many children

Thee Milestonee Commons

Freee Complementaryy Plantt forr Mother’ss Day Perfect Setting For: Weddings, Corporate Gatherings, Bridal & Baby Showers, Small & Large Parties

failed to respect and honor their mothers while they were alive, and it wasn’t until after they died that these children recognized what they had lost in their parent. She intended to start a Mother’s Day to honor mothers. In 1907, Anna Jarvis attempted to establish Mother’s Day to “honor mothers, living and dead.” She started the campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Together with her friends, Jarvis started a letter-writing campaign to urge ministers, businessmen and congressmen to declare a national Mother’s Day holiday. Her efforts paid off. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 10, 1908 and honored the late Anne Marie Reeves Jarvis. After this initial celebration, Mother’s Day caught on. The Mother’s Day International Association was established on December 12, 1912, to promote and encourage meaningful observances of the event. And on May 9, 1914, a presidential proclamation declared that every year the second Sunday in May would be observed as Mother’s Day.


Friday, May 4, 2012

CITIZEN’S NEWS

19

2 CHURCH ST., NAUGATUCK, CT 06770

R.S.. MORELLI,, R.. Ph.,, Mgr.. T.F.. Rembish,, R.. Ph.. D.A.. VENDETTI,, R.. Ph.

Mother’s Day May 13

Famous Quotes for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world. Many countries and cultures choose to celebrate Mother’s Day in March, April or May. Though the Mother’s Day many people know today dates back a little more than a century, historians note that ancient Romans kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of the Gods. In addition, Europe has several traditions aimed at honoring mothers that date back quite a while. One of the traditions associated with the current Mother’s Day is to give Mom a gift. Some people only give their own mothers and wives gifts, while others extend their generosity to sisters with children, mothers-in-law and even grandmothers. Chances are, over the years Mom’s gifts have run the gamut, from a homemade treasure kids made in elementary school to jewelry from hubby to breakfast in bed. For those who want to add a literary tilt to their Mother’s Day gift this year, consider including any of the following motherly quotes when preparing a gift Mom won’t soon forget. • “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer • “I remember my mother’s prayers

and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America • “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author • “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” - Irish proverb • “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” - Oscar Wilde, Irish poet • “If I was damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine.” - Rudyard Kipling, in his poem “Mother O’ Mine” • “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” - Honore de Balzac, French playwright • “The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.” - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France • “The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mothers’.” - James Matthew Barrie, Scottish author

Valentino’s Day Spa M o th er’ sDaySpec ials

Happy Mother’s Day

O Gift Certificates O

100% Real Feathered Extensions

Casey’s Classic Cuts LLC

Her Gift To Pamper from Certificates Head to Toe



Get Away - $60

Spa Manicure & Deluxe Pedicure

 Omega 3 Firming Mask - $60  

Lifts, Tightens & Firms Face & Neck $

Great Escape - 105

European Facial, Manicure & Pedicure $

Stress Buster - 120

Aromatherapy Body Treatment, Manicure & Deluxe Pedicure

Full Service Family Salon

Now Offering Shellac Manicures

44 Waterbury Road • Rt. 69 • Prospect, CT 06712

6 New Haven Rd. • Rt. 69 • Prospect

203-758-3794 Mon. & Tues. 9-8 • Wed. & Fri. 9-6 • Thurs. 12-8 • Sat. 7-2

Prospect Center Square (Next to Mobil Station)

203-758-3422

TEL. 203-729-2680 Health Mart

©

PHARMACY

Happy Mother’s Day

Caringg forr youu andd aboutt you

g

Gift Certificates

Mother's Day 050412  

Mother's Day 050412

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you