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By Elizabeth Odell

The fabric of time spans generations

Celebrating Mother's Day


Elizabeth Odell

Mother-daughter bond • (l-r): Jen and Lenora Kester share a common bond - an appreciation for fiber arts. The duo offer items for sale in the Sidebar in Clearwater.

This Sunday, May 9th, children will honor their mothers.

The holiday came about because of the persistence of a daughter wanting to honor mothers, including her own, for the sacrifices they make every day of the year.

In the mid-19th century, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia organized sessions called Mother's Day Work Clubs. The purpose was to educate mothers about proper hygiene and nutrition aimed at giving children a better chance of surviving the ongoing typhoid outbreak.

During the Civil War, Jarvis arranged for groups of mothers to visit the wounded Union and Confederate soldiers at...

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