Mothers Day
  • May 8, 2021
  • 56:50 mins

On today's episode of The Apple Seed we're celebrating mothers. Mother’s Day first became a U.S. holiday in 1914 due to the efforts of a woman named Anna Jarvis who had lost her own mother just a few years earlier. Anna Jarvis said that the holiday was made to honor the sacrifices of mothers for their children. But humans have been celebrating mothers for much longer than that. Most notably, the ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated “Mothering Sunday” where they held entire festivals to honor the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. As the years passed and the celebration merged with other parts of the world, Mothering Sunday came to fall on the fourth Sunday in Lent when citizens would return to their “mother church” for a special service. Fast forward a few more years and Mother’s Day as we practice it now in America usually looks like giving gifts, cards, and breakfast in bed to our mothers in order to show them how much we love them. We here at The Apple Seed celebrate Mother’s Day in the way that feels most meaningful and natural to us - through stories! So join us for tales from Dolores Hydock, Linda Gorham, Doug Elliott, Pete Griffin, and Bill Harley, all about mothers and the joy they bring to our lives. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: “Occam’s Razor” by Dolores Hydock on In-Laws and Outlaws: Family Stories (2:30) Radio Family Journal: "What I Remember About My Mom" by Sam Payne (17:26) “Help Me Mama” by Linda Gorham on Common Sense ... and Uncommon Fun! (23:02) “Roosevelt and Irs Lee” by Doug Elliott on Bullfrogs On Your Mind: Stories, Songs, Adventures from the Swamps to the Henhouse (33:30) “You’ll Never Take Me Alive” by Pete Griffin on The Skunk Whisperer (39:48) “50 Ways to Fool Your Mother” by Bill Harley on Play It Again (47:02) "Wedding Moment" by Sam Payne (50:42)