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MOTHERS DAY / NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY
Best wishes to all the moms out there, especially those on our forum. Hope you have a great day!!
Mother’s Day is a time-honored tradition of recognizing the women in our lives who raised us, dried our tears, and well, mothered us. Everyone has one or has someone who is like a mother to them. On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of her family. Knowing the people they love are safe, sound, and healthy is a mom’s number one priority.
HOW TO OBSERVE #MothersDay
Pay tribute to your mother this holiday. Surround her with the love she deserves and shower her with the affection and attention you know she wants. For those of us whose moms are no longer with us, spend some time remembering the woman you miss. Visit with those who remember her and honor her memory. If you’re a mom, revel in the attention. You deserve it!
MOTHER’S DAY HISTORY
Mother’s Day has been celebrated around the world since, well, since motherhood. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe inspired the first movement toward a national observance during the Civil War. Appealing to the public for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” after witnessing the devastation left by war, Howe went on an international crusade. While her efforts never gained formal recognition for an official observance, she was acknowledged posthumously in 1988 for her achievements and her efforts for women’s rights.
In 1905, Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis successfully introduced the idea for a national holiday recognizing mothers. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis had followed Howe’s campaign and had pursued her own volunteer efforts during the Civil War. Ann Marie died on May 9, 1905, and her daughter, Anna, missed her mother greatly. She started a dedicated letter-writing campaign to declare an official Mother’s Day. Through Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance occurred on May 10, 1908.
This day, to honor Anna Jarvis’s mother, grew into a national observance until in 1911 when every state participated. Soon it was spreading internationally, and on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.
NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY
Each year on May 8th, millions of people across the country celebrate National Have a Coke Day. Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company.
The original filing date for Coke as a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company in the United States is March 27, 1944. As of 2013, Coke distributes products in over 200 countries around the world as consumers down more than 1.8 million company beverage servings each day.
While the holiday focuses on the bubbly, carbonated beverage, the drink and its associated memorabilia inspire collectors across generations. From sign art to vintage soda fountain glassware, collectors love to replicate classic flavors with authentic style.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHaveACokeDay
There are so many ways to celebrate this day. While enjoying your favorite Coca-Cola product, you can explore the company’s history. You can also discover which collectibles are truly valuable and which ones just tug at our heartstrings. While you share an icy cold beverage with a friend, watch old Coke commercials. You can also enjoy a float or a frozen Coke. Don’t forget to debate diet vs. original, too. Another way to celebrate is by exploring the world of vintage soda fountains. Step back in time and savor a delicious ice cream soda. For the adults, share your favorite mixed beverage or a flavored variety of this iconic soft drink.
NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY HISTORY
In the late 19th century, John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, at Pemberton’s Eagle Drug and Chemical House in Columbus, Georgia. He intended to patent the beverage as medicine. However, Asa Griggs Candler bought out the business. Candler’s marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
May 8, 1886 – Coco-Cola goes on sale for the first time as a tonic during the temperance movement.
1891 – Bottling of Coco-Cola begins for the first time at the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
1894 – The first outdoor wall advertisement promoting the Coca-Cola drink was painted in Cartersville, Georgia
1914 – Atlanta’s Fleeman’s Pharmacy opens its doors. The longest-running commercial Coca-Cola soda fountain anywhere became a historic landmark of Atlanta and Coca-Cola. The pharmacy closed its doors in 1995 after 81 years.
1944 – The Coca-Cola Company manufactures its one-billionth gallon of Coca-Cola syrup on July 12th.
1955 – The company produces its first cans of Coke.
Are there even ANY Pepsi drinkers on this forum?