It's Mother's Day. 'Hope you are enjoying it, mothers and offspring of mothers alike.
I Googled "Mother's Day" to find out where the holiday came from. According to Wikipedia (and of course Wikipedia is Gospel), the idea originated with a West Virginia woman named Anna Jarvis in 1907 to celebrate her own mother, and by 1914 she had succeeded in making it a national holiday, of sorts, and from the U.S. the idea spread to much of the world.
But reading further, I see that by the 1920s Anna became embittered because the holiday had already become so commercialized. I love this quote from her: "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother -- and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment."
I'm guessing that here in 2012 there are plenty of mothers who would have been thrilled to get a card or a box of candy. I wonder how many got a "Happy Mother's Day" in a text! Or not even that!