April 29, 2014

11 Facts About Mother’s Day


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My mother, Nancy Briskay Cornell Lipsius

My mother, Nancy Briskay Cornell Lipsius


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Mother’s Day—Children’s Stories & Poems

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11 Mother’s Day Quotations

Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014. Below is a trivia quiz for you. Enjoy.

  1.  What was Mother Teresa’s pre-nun name?
  2. What inspired Anna Jarvis to found Mother’s Day?
  3. How do children in Yugoslavia celebrate”Materitse,” Materice, or Mother’s Day?
  4. At what age does a woman’s body make preparations for her motherhood?
  5. Who holds the record for the shortest interval between two births?
  6. What is the modern world record for giving birth to the most children?
  7. Name the president and the year that orders were signed making Mother’s Day a national holiday.
  8. Why did Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day, file a lawsuit concerning that day?
  9. When and where was the first Mother’s Day observance held in the United States?
  10. Who does the Hindu scripture credit with the invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful sacred images?


How old was the youngest mother, Peruvian Lina Medina, who gave birth in 1939? ­­­­­______ How old was the oldest mother, Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara (Spain, b. 5 January 1940), when she delivered a child? ______ The first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia, gave birth to how many children? ______

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