A Mother’s Day card

We did not celebrate Mother’s Day in my family. Mothering Sunday, a church festival, was accepted as appropriate for members of the established church, but the commercial Mother’s Day was utterly derided. I never bought my mother a mother’s day card and I was surprised when looking through old documents to find that my brother had. Mind you, brother and wife married at age 17 (and it lasted until death parted them) and this card was sent by brother and wife. I’m going to guess at around 1965 or 66.


It speaks of that era – colourful, yet cheaply printed with a minimum of colours.

The message seems a bit weak and weedy – ‘To someone nice!’

Inside the card has been signed.


Whether mother had her happiest mother’s day, I doubt. She was already wracked with cancer and I’m sure she knew what we didn’t, that her life expectation was already severely limited.

It is signed by brother and wife, not forgetting their baby son.



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