The U.S. and Canada celebrate National Nursing Week each year in May (in conjunction with the birthday of Florence Nightingale), and to mark the contributions nurses make to society. The Canadian Minister of Health instituted National Nursing Week in Canada in 1985.
-A little “birdy” told me!
-As long as you live under my roof, you’ll do as I say.
-Do you think I’m made of money?
-Don’t go out with a wet head, you’ll catch cold.
-Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again!
-Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
-Don’t put that in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been.
-How can you have nothing to wear? Your closet is FULL of clothes!
-Don’t use that tone with me!
-How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tasted it?
-If I’ve told you once … I’ve told you a thousand times.
-I hope someday you have children just like you.
-What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
-You don’t always get what you want. It’s a hard lesson, but you might as well learn it now.
-You’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached to your shoulders!
M – O – T – H – E – R
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
A word that means the world to me.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world.
-According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
-Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
-Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
-Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio’s newscast about the wreck.
-Giraffes have no vocal cords.
-Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
-Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
-Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.