Virtual Mothering Sunday – 2020

One of Propertyferret’s earliest posts was about Mothering Sunday and as the ferret is currently confined to cage, and unable to gather new photos or content, please accept a partial  repost.

It is heart warming to hear how much the nation’s children value and appreciate their mothers  at the moment:  the BBC Radio 6 programme yesterday about songs that mothers and daughters love to dance to together created  a particularly joyous break in the day.

Ferret would love to know what arrangements or treats families have organised for today. Great ideas so far include sending a (fortunately) prepared  whole lobster with accompanying mayonnaise and bottle, with a time slot for a virtual family dinner at 7.30 tonight!

Did you know that Mothering Sunday is not the same thing as Mother’s Day in the States only with a different date? Our Mothering Sunday falls on the third Sunday in Lent and is more a Christian tradition than a celebration of motherhood.

One explanation has it that Mothering Sunday originated in the days when women and girls in service were allowed a day off to visit their mothers. Another is that it was a tradition that on this lenten Sunday people should attend their own “mother” church.

Whatever the truth may be, the greater truth is that all women share in the miracle of being born of a mother. Whether or not we are lucky enough to have children or a mother still alive, or alive in our memories, this is a day to give thanks, and also to reflect on the fact that so far nobody has managed to put us out of business in the USP of being able to give birth, although I suspect we should watch that space.

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