Julia Ward Howe first issued her Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870 as a call for women to join in support of disarmament. There were several further attempts to establish a National Mother’s Day throughout the 1880’s and 1890’s without success. Anna Jarvis was finally successful in 1908, she accomplished her mother’s dream of making a celebration for all mothers. With the help of wealthy Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker, Jarvis kept promoting the holiday until President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914. In honor of those of you that are mothers and those lucky enough to still have theirs, a few quotes to celebrate the wonderful job of motherhood:
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie” - Tenneva Jordan
“There is an instinct in a women to love most her own child—and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.” - Robert Brault
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” - Abraham Lincoln
“You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.” - Author Unknown
*****Yavapai Title’s office on Prescott Lakes Parkway has moved. Our newest location is at 3216 Lakeside Village Dr. off of Willow Lake Road. Stop by and visit Branch Manager Joni Blyth and her staff—they’d love to see you!******
A few networking opportunities next week:
TUESDAY—Prescott Marketing Meeting
Cottonwood MLS Meeting
WEDNESDAY—Chino Valley Chamber Mixer at Good Samaritan Society
THURSDAY—Prescott Valley & Chino Valley Marketing Meetings
Cottonwood Chamber Mixer at Country Care, 6-8pm
Prescott Valley Chamber Coffee Chat at Grayson House Assisted Living, 7:30am
FRIDAY—Understanding FHA & VA Distressed Property Options, 3 hours CE Disclosure credits taught by David Ridgway, AmeriFirst Financial, Arizona Academy of Real Estate. Class is 11am-2pm, lunch included. Cost $10—all proceeds donated to Disabled American Veterans. Call Wendy at 445-2528 or Kaylene at 776-7070 to register!
FRIDAY - Red Cross Blood Drive (Keller Williams, 102 N Montezuma, Prescott) - 10am-3pm—make appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood. One blood donation saves 3 lives in our community. Share the word, the lives saved could be someone you know and love!
FRI-SUN—58th Annual Yavapai County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse May Rodeo—8am-5pm, Prescott Rodeo Grounds.. Chuck Sheppard Memorial Roping Friday Night, 5-9:30pm. Go to chucksheppardmemorial.com for more information.
SATURDAY—8th Annual Prescott Highland Games at Watson Lake Park—9am-5pm. Celtic food, vendors, Highland Dance & Athletic competitions, bagpipes, herding dogs & more. Go to www.presoctthighlandgames.com for info.
SATURDAY—Red Rock Pet Adopt-a-thon—Posse Ground Park, 9am-3pm. Various demos, canine activities, low cost vaccinations & micro-chipping. Various rescue groups & shelters will have many pets available for adoption.
SATURDAY—Prescott Farmers Market—7:30am –12pm. Opening day of the season!
SATURDAY—Old Town Cottonwood 2nd Saturday Art Walk features art in all mediums, from antiques and galleries to artisan breads and fine food fusion, 1-8pm.
SATURDAY—Tuzigoot Night Under the Stars—7-10:30pm—View through large telescopes as the Rangers give constellation walks along the paths surrounding the area. Bring folding chair, red illuminated flashlight, water & light jacket.
SAT/SUN—Prescott Mountain Artists Guild 26th Annual Fine Arts & Wine Festival—Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. Over 140 juried artists selling their works, a wine garden with a variety of wines from Arizona vineyards and wineries, interactive Kids Zone for budding artists, Prescott Courthouse Square.
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