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Mrs. Carrie Nicholson, a native of Transylvania County, is typical of
the millions of American Mothers who will be honored on the second Sun
day in May. Mrs. Nicholson is 74 years old, and has four sons working
at Ecusta—Ralph in the Refining Room, Wayne and Surrett in the Inspec
tion Department, and Harry in the Machine Room.
I wish my childhood days to recall;
When I sat at my Mother’s knee.
I remember her prayers, her songs, and all
The good things she wished for me.
I hope that I, on this Mother’s Day,
Can again sit at her knee.
And thank her in my humble way
For the sacrifices she made for me.
Ever since Anna Jarvis founded Mother’s Day, and it was given
official recognition by Congress on May 8, 1914, we have paid tribute on
the second Sunday in May to the one person who has shared all of our
joys and our sorrows — one who has stood steadfastly at our side in our
travels through life.
As we look back at our childhood we can recall many sacrifices made
by our Mothers, but what we cannot recall are the millions of little things
she did which we took for granted as being "in line of duty”. These little
things are the ones that molded our character, gave us our outlook on life,
and made us what we are today. From no other source is so little asked
in repayment, so on this Mother’s Day let’s return some of the love and
happiness she has given us. If we live righteously, provide well for our
families and bring honor to her name, the pride that she feels in her heart
is payment a thousand fold for her years of toil and self-sacrifice. Let us re
solve to live as she has taught us to live, so that she will beam with pride
when she says, "That’s my daughter”, or "That’s my son”.