Happy Mother's Day

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by virividox, May 14, 2006.

  1. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    For the non-uk people, today is mother's day. so remember to greet your mom :)
  2. Shamus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2006
    When is Mother's day celebrated in the UK? Or is this because of the time zones?

    Anyway, I bought my Mum a box of chocolates, and my family went out for dinner. :)
  3. virividox thread starter macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    this year mothers day in the uk was march 26 i believe
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Thank god for that! I thought it was mothers day in the UK again. phew! Anyways, happy day, mom.
  5. motulist macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    I almost don't want to give out this secret, but here goes. My family is really smart, we celebrate mother's day on a day other than mother's day. That way all the restaurants aren't packed with screaming kids and they have their full regular menu instead of a limited menu and we can go to whatever entertainment without any hassle at all. The day for Mother's Day is arbitrary, so celebrate it whenever it works for you and avoid the rush.
  6. virividox thread starter macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    yeah we do that to. we celebrate it 1 week in advance. but we still do something on the day itself, nothing big like the real celebration, but just a token to show our appreciation.
  7. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    i got my mommy a borders gift card.

    However my stepfather had to one up me again.

    got her a BMW :( :D

    and i can't drive it *cry*
  8. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    That's not smart, that's just cheating! :eek: ;) :p
  9. virividox thread starter macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    haha well, i think ur step dad needs to get something more than just a borders card!
  10. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
  11. virividox thread starter macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    hehe nice gift :) now the fun will be when you teach her how to use it :)
  12. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Cambridge, MA USA
    Space, the final frontier...

    My mom's a Trekkie so I got her the Star Trek: Fan Collective - Time Travel DVD. I was going to get her an entire season on DVD, but I wasn't sure which series she liked more TOS or TNG. Star Trek: Fan Collective has both. I should have remembered she always told me an episode from the original series helped her pass a biology test when she was a kid. Anyway seems like the perfect gift for a rainy day.
  13. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Indeed...happy mothers day to all the mothers...may God bless you as he has done all through..

  14. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Ha, my mom is super low-key about Mother's Day. She was happy when I told her Happy Mother's Day this morning, and all she wants (genuinely) is for my dad and I to go to this open house of this condo that we aren't considering buying but she wants to see what we think of it.
    And we're going out to lunch at this restaurant we go to all the time.
  15. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    Gave my mother a call today to wish her a happy mother' day.
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I did, I did. Everyone else should, too. :)


    Go buy your mother that iMac 20" Core Duo she's been, erm, yeah, wanting. Wanting for you to to end up inheriting after two months when she doesn't use it. Yes. That's the plan. :eek: ;) :D
  17. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    From the One Campaign's MySpace page

    Mother's Day was started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. Here is the original Mother's Day Proclamation from 1870, written by Julia Ward Howe, Boston, 1870.

    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 voice 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 our 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, not of Caesar,
    But of God -
    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.

    Julia Ward Howe,

    Boston, 1870

    ( thanks to Cali http://www.myspace.com/theonecampaign )
  18. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    In the words of Cheech and Chong:

    Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there...

    you gotta hear it to get it, unless you remember it :rolleyes: :p

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