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Admire and honor a motherís love

Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Ashley Clark as Anna Jarvis, the first ever ďAnna JarvisĒ in costume, to provide tours during the Motherís Day festivities at the Motherís Day Shrine. Calla Frederick was named 2013 Mother of The Year at the Thunder on the Tygart pavilion in Webster Saturday afternoon.

GRAFTON- ďThe palm on your fevered brow, the soft kisses when you need them most, the grip that steadies you on rocky roads, the hand that feeds and nurtures you, the voice that tells you that you are loved, the shadow that walks beside you unconditionally and enduring, that is a motherís love,Ē Sunita Sharma.

A Japanese incense company believed that their country was the first to make the holiday ďofficial,Ē but after much research, the company realized Japanís holiday of honoring mothers was not their own, but one borrowed from Grafton, W.Va. In Japan, it is custom to pass out carnation incense and burn the aroma during Motherís Day observance, which is one of the most elaborate holidays celebrated in their country.

With music, singing and praising, the Saturday events echoed over time and distance, a tradition that continues to live on through a motherís love.

For the complete article see the 05-15-2013 issue.

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