Mother's & Father's Pavilion


Welcome to Mother's & Father's  Pavilion 

Does anyone know why Mother's Day and Father's Day are only one month apart? Is it for our convenience to think about them together? So we buy them a gift they can share? Or we send them on a trip together? In this pavilion, we will tell you a little history about Mother's Day and Father's Day. You can then explore this pavilion and  the entire Magic OSMart to find them a nice gift.  

History of Mother's Day

Credit for the Mother's Day holiday in the United States is attributed to Ms. Anna Jarvis, who dedicated most of her life to promoting the holiday. Her inspiration was her own mother's untiring dedication to raise eleven children. On the second anniversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday in May, Ms. Jarvis convinced her mother's parish in West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day. She decorated the church with her mother's favorite flowers, white carnations to symbolize the sweetness, purity and endurance of a mother's love. They are still used today; red carnations represent living mothers, and white ones stand for those who have passed away. Following this first success, Ms. Jarvis and her supporters continued their efforts by writing to politicians, businessmen, and ministers. In 1910, West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother's Day, and a year later, almost every state observed it as well. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared the Mother's Day holiday as the second Sunday in May.

History of Father's Day

Jerry Wilson published a short story about the history of father's Day. The story is summarized here. Sonora Dodd, of Washington state, was one of the first people who had the idea of a "Father's Day." She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Sonora's father, William Smart, a widower after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child, selflessly raised the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington. Sonora as an adult realized her father was a courageous, selfless and loving man. She chose to hold her father's birthday, June 19th to celebrate the first Father's Day in Spokane, Washington in 1910. President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day, then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as the Father's Day.

Mother's Day is one of the biggest sales day in the year. Businesses make special offers to their customers. Father's Day is another sales day you will find many fine products put on sale at special prices. Commerce obeys fundamental statistical laws. A product could be sold at lower price if sold at a large volume at the same time. The price of a product is determined by many factors, manufacturing cost, supply and demand, inventory and competition. Use your Magic OSMart Shopping Card to track the commerce activities and become a smart shopper. Don't forget to take advantages of the Mother's Day and Father's Day specials.

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My Mom

The important thing about my mom is that she loves me no matter what
She blocks me like a force field
She helps me if I'm struggling
She is always around me like the air
She takes care of me when I am sick
She serves me food for every meal
And she is always proud of me
But the most important thing about my mom is that she loves me no matter what!

by Jerray (Primrose Elementary School, 2nd Grade, 2006)

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Happy Mother's Day Quotes

All I Am and Can Be I Owe to My Angel Mother - Abraham Lincoln 
"Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly...yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to."  - Sophia Loren
"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."  -  Lin Yutang, A well known Chinese author linguist
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."  -  Jewish Proverb
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-George Washington
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont
Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness.  It's men who are discriminated against.  They can't bear children.  And no one is likely to do anything about that.  ~Golda Meir
A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done.  ~Author Unknown
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese Proverb
"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today."  - Barbara Johnson

"A mother should never be jealous that her children gave their father an expensive Father's Day present; it simply proved she is a successful mother. A father should never be jealous if his children gave their mother an exquisite gift on Mother's Day; it simply presented him a chance to show how proud he is of his children." - Magic OSMart Proverb

Happy Father's Day Quotes

"That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all." -- J. August Strindberg
"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance" - Ruth E. Renkel
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." -- William Shakespeare
"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." -- Anne Sexton"
"To be a successful father . . . there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." -- Ernest Hemingway
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" -- Lydia M. Child
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Charles Wadsworth
"A father is love, strength, provider, discipliner and leader of a family to realize a family's wishes." - Unknown 
"Fathers are not perfect, it is a real challenge to make their children grow to be like them without their imperfections and it is a real virtue to love their children with whatever imperfections they have." - Father of Six 

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