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ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR A WHITE CARNATION J
TOMORROWTOR THE BEST MOTHER EVER?
Miss Anna Jarvis, the "Mother of Mothers' Day Tells
jy Mary Boyle O'Reilly How She Came to Start
tne urear movement.
"By Mary Boyle O'Reilly.
Philadelphia, May 10. Miss Anna
Jarvis, thS mother of mothers.' day,
adjusted a cushion and a foot stool
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
jthe line of her pale fcir and her
Mrs, Anna M. Jarvis and
Miss Anna Jams (at right),
the "mother of Mother's
trusting eyes turned involuntarily to !
a portrait above the hearth.
"That is my mother," saW Miss
Jarvis simpjy. s
"She was mother to MT children.
I was her baby. It is seven years
since we lost her. This was her sit
ting room, these her things."
The' big, home-like room flooded
with sunlight was crowded with
womanly possessions, tileep ChaM by