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  • Writer's pictureJenny Lynn Keller

Happy Mother's Day

Along with iced tea, do you know about the south’s other sweet creation? In May of 1907 at a church in Grafton, West Virginia, Anna Jarvis honored her mother’s lifelong work toward decreasing the state’s high infant mortality rate. A year later on May 10, 1908, Anna helped the church organize another special service to honor all mothers, and West Virginia became the first state to adopt the annual observance. The second Sunday in May officially became Mother’s Day in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a national proclamation.

What’s one of your favorite sweets any day of the year?

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