HAppy Mother's Day!

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  1. Principessa

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    Mother's Day Proclamation 1870
    By Julia Ward Howe

    Arise then...women of this day!
    Arise, all women who have hearts!
    Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
    Say firmly:
    "We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
    Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
    For caresses and applause.
    Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
    All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
    We, the women of one country,
    Will be too tender of those of another country
    To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

    From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
    Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
    The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
    Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
    Nor violence indicate possession.
    As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
    At the summons of war,
    Let women now leave all that may be left of home
    For a great and earnest day of counsel.
    Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
    Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
    Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
    Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress,
    In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
    That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
    May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
    And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
    To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
    The amicable settlement of international questions,
    The great and general interests of peace.

     
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    Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
     
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    Happy Mothers Day!
     
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    Did anyone see SNL last night when Justin Timblerlake did another mother song, Hilarious. I think it was the best SNL this season.

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
     
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    Haha... I saw it! It was great. I was waitting for that episode all week.








     
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    Happy mommy's day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Happy LATE mommas day!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks njqt! Here's my contribution to the Mom's for a (rather belated) Mother's Day. A poem from Maya Angelou. I know it's not necessarily Mother-related, but it's woman related, and that's good enough for me! :tongue:








     
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