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This Sunday, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Mothers will get special treatment with cards, luncheons, flowers, gifts and praise. It was started by a woman named Anna Jarvis after her mother’s passing, and became a national holiday in 1908. She didn’t want the day to be commercialized, yet it’s popularity spread across the world and is […]
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Betty was 18 and infatuated with a young lad in town, and the young lad returned her affection gladly.* She was pretty and intelligent, and just the right mix of demure and friendly. The lad’s parents, however, did not approve the connection, hoping to encourage their boy to put off marriage until a better and more socially acceptable match could be arranged. You see, this lad was soon to leave their parochial farming town for the University, where he was to study medicine. There was no sense letting him marry this daughter of farmers.