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ARE YOU GOING TO WE Alt A WHITE CARNATION
TOMORROW FOR THE BEST MOTHER EVER?
Miss Ahia Jaruis, the "Mother of Mothers' Day," Tells
MaYy Boyle Q'Reilty How She Came to Start
- the Great Movement.
. ' By Mary Boyle O'Reitly.
Philadelphia, MayT10 Miss Anna
Jaryis, the mother of mothers' day,
adjusted a cushion and a foot sfool
to insure my comfort before turning
to pour tea. - '
"Please," she urged, smiling an
apology, "I had so, much rather 'talk
about mothers' day than of myself."
The flush of innate shyness rose to
the hue of her pale hair and her
Mrs. Anna M. Jarvis and
, Mfss Anna Jams (at right),
the "mother of Mother's
trusting eyes turned involuntarily to
a portrait above-the hearth.
"That is my mother," said Miss
"She was mother to 11 children.
I was her baby. It is sevejl years
since welost her. This was her sit
ting room, these her things."
The big, home-like room flooded
with sunlight was crowded with
womanly possessions, deep chairs hy