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Friday, May 12, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Robert Blank who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Weight in my belly,
Trees on my back,
Nails in my ribs,
Feet I do lack.

What am I?

ANSWER: A sailing ship.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."

HINT: (1799-1850), French novelist and playwright, wrote a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comedie humaine.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In 1872, Julia Ward Howe, a pacifist, suffragette, and writer of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," first suggested Mother's Day in the United States as a day mothers could rally for peace.

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In 1908, Anna Jarvis began a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day in honor of her late mother, a community health advocate. She was deeply dismayed over the commercialization of Mother's Day. Before she died in 1948, she admitted that she regretted ever starting the holiday.

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On May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday.

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Approximately one hundred and twenty million Mother's Day cards are exchanged annually in the United States.

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Anna Jarvis started the tradition of wearing a carnation on Mother's Day. A colored carnation means that a person's mother is living. A white carnation indicates that a person's mother is deceased.

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The Ancient Greeks celebrated mothers in the spring, similar to our tradition today. They used to honor Rhea, "mother of the gods," with honey-cakes and fine drinks and flowers at dawn.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."

ANSWER: Honore de Balzac.

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