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Discussing Everyday Issues Affecting Everyday People

Edition 6 - Volume 2
5/12/2002 thru 5/18/2002

Editions 1 thru 5 are now archived,
with a complete Table of Contents for all archived materials. Issues also has a complete site map.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

To all of the Mother's, Will-Be Mother's and Want-To-Be Mother's in the world, Issues wishes you a wonderful day!

Now For A Little History Lesson
All About Mother's Day in America

History portrays the founders and foundation of Mother's Day in distinctly different measures. Some say it was Julia Ward Howe (author of the words to Battle Hymn of the Republic) who first suggested the idea of Mother's Day back in 1872.

Others insist it was Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who first brought the idea to the public. Personally, I prefer crediting Ms. Jarvis with bringing about the official observance of Mother's Day. Her campaign began as a remembrance of her mother, who died in 1905. Ms. Jarvis' mother, Mrs. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, lived in Webster, West Virginia. During the 1850's she worked to organize several "Mothers Day Work Clubs" (later known as "Mothers Friendship Clubs") throughout the state, to assist in providing medicine for the poor, nursing care for the sick, and arranging medical care for those ill with tuberculosis. In 1868, Mrs. Jarvis worked to establish "Mother's Friendship Days" to bring together families that had been divided by the conflict of the Civil War.

Two years after her mother died, Anna Jarvis convinced the congregation her mother had belonged to in Grafton, West Virginia. to hold a ceremony in honor her her mother, Ann Jarvis.

After the ceremony, Anna began a massive campaign to create a formal holiday honoring mothers. In 1910, West Virginia became the first state to recognize Mother's Day as a holiday. One year later found nearly every state in America celebrating the holiday. Finally, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made an official proclamation commemorating Mother's Day as a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May each year. History tells us that Anna Jarvis' accomplishment soon turned her into a bitter woman, enraged by the commercialization that overtook the holiday. In 1923, Jarvis filed a lawsuit to stop Mother's Day festival. Later she would be arrested for disturbing the peace at a war mothers' convention because women were selling white carnations, the symbol she had dedicated to mothers Jarvis has been quoted as saying: "This is not what I intended. I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit!"

Issues wants all of our readers to keep Anna Jarvis' sentiment in mind this Mother's Day, celebrate the life of your mother, your grandmother, your neighbor's mother! Make the day one of peace and understanding, of family and all that mother's throughout the ages have stood for. Forego the commercialism, just let MOM know how special she is.

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DELVE INTO THE PARANORMAL

JOIN US ON A GHOST TOUR

Issues recently took a journey into the unknown. Email from our readers has indicated an intense interest in the paranormal, so to keep attune to our readers issues, we decided to investigate ourselves, by taking a Ghost Tour at Fort George, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Relive our experience, examine our photos and tell us.......

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

APPARITIONS
A BIRTHDAY VISIT

A man comforts his family as they view pictures taken on his birthday, just over a month after he has passed away.

OUR ASSESSMENT OF BILL'S DRUG TEST

For those of you who are new to Issues one of our reader's was terminated from his job when he tested positive for amphetamines. This has been an ungoing topic with a great deal of investigation. Learn what Issues has discovered and the next plan of action.

AMERICAN UNCLAIMED FUNDS

CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL UNCLAIMED FUNDS

Issues is still waiting for one of our reader's to discover they have unclaimed millions. Check it out and let us know!

Hostile Work Environment

When a woman makes it a habit to file sexual harassment charges against male employees who "resist" her approaches, can she be creating a hostile work environment?

JOIN OUR DEBATE

Read Issues ongoing coverage of the NEW dysfunctional child support collection units. Issues is determined to prove the new system is unfair, dysfunctional and cheats the very persons it was set up to protect, American Children. Join in on our debate, or tell us your own horror story in connection with the new child support laws.

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CAUGHT IN THE WEB

What happens when your girlfriend becomes pregnant, you accept the child as your own, and then it is revealed to you that you may not be the child's biological father?

 

EDITORS NOTE:

I wish every woman in the world, a safe, happy, spiritually fulfilled Mother's Day
As always......I wish each and every one of you a life filled with dreams and void of ISSUES!
I appreciate your patience and patronage.
issuesny@hotmail.com

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