Archive for May, 2007

(May 14) Today we're celebrating. . . Underground America Day

Monday, May 14th, 2007

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Underground America Day

.”. . a time to honor the 6,000 or so North Americans who make their homes not only on the Earth but in it. Underground America Day began in 1974, when architect Malcolm Wells came up with the idea. . . 

On May 14th each year hundreds of millions of people all across this great land will do absolutely nothing about the national holiday I declared in 1974, and that’s just the way it should be”

According to Malcolm Well’s website, Underground Architecture simply means

Building a strong waterproof building. Insulating it. Covering it with Earth. And planting it with native plants.

Visit Malcolm Wells’ website for more information

(May 13) Today we're celebrating. . . Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a day for breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.”

So join us for our Mother’s Day celebration – Mother’s Day on the Net.

For your entertainment we have some fun Holiday things for you, your mom and your family. We’ve got some stories to read,  music to enjoy, some pictures for the kids to color, and holiday craft gift ideas!

So bring the kids and tell your friends.

*dedicated, with love, to holidayMom! :)

A Mother’s Day Memoration

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Happy Mother’s Day Grossmutter
You are loved and missed!

Mother's Day for Peace

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

“Arise then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be of water or of tears!”*

…these are the opening words from the original Mother’s Day proclamation of 1870, written by Julia Ward Howe (who also authored “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”). A new video – Mother's Day for Peace – calls on women and mothers to once again take up the original cause for Mother’s Day – Peace.

“Mother’s Day really was in its origin an anti-war day, an anti-war statement. Julia Ward Howe was sickened by what had happened during the Civil War–the loss of life, the carnage. And she created Mother’s Day as a call for women all over the world, to come together, and create ways of protesting war, of making a kind of alternate government that could finally do away with war as an acceptable way of solving conflict.” *

Among the Mother’s Day celebration activities are efforts to support congressional legislation to create a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, with similar efforts to create ministries of peace throughout the world, including England, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Canada.

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… to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.”*

Mother’s Day for Peace

*source: The Real Mother’s Day Tradition

Holiday Invite: Mother's Day on the Net

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

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 Holidays on the Net invites you to a celebration in honor of all Mothers – Mother’s Day on the Net.

 Join our celebration of bright and colorful holiday graphics, animation and music. For the kids there are holiday pictures, to print and color, and Mother’s Day gift craft projects to make. Send your Mom, Grandmother, friends and family holiday greetings with e-greeting cards. Mother’s Day is celebrated Sunday May 13th.
Mother’s Day on the Net

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Mother's Day, 2007 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Mother's Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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To honor mothers, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914, as amended (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as “Mother’s Day” and has requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. Throughout the year, and especially on this day, America’s sons and daughters honor our mothers and celebrate their selfless gift of love.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2007, as Mother’s Day. I encourage all Americans to show their gratitude and love to mothers for making a difference in the lives of their children, families, and communities. I call upon citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

Full text – A Mother’s Day Proclamation

(May 12) Today we're celebrating. . . Limerick Day

Saturday, May 12th, 2007


Limerick Day
A limerick is a five line poem popularized by Edward Lear. On this his birthday, take some time to write your own limerick today. Here is an example to get you started. . . 

There once were some rhymes they called limericks
Repeated by smart men and dimwits
They’re easy to make
A real piece of cake
Until you get to the last line

And many limericks can be quite colorful. Remember – There once was a man from Nantucket. . . ??

photo credit: Nantucket Lightship by Cronin Hill Photography via flickr

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