Happy Mother's Day


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. :)


Jan 18, 2005
Thank god for that! I thought it was mothers day in the UK again. phew! Anyways, happy day, mom.


macrumors 601
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.


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*


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.


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.


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


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 )