Readers Write: A salute to all mothers on Mother’s Day

The Island Now

Sunday May 13th is the day we honor all mothers’ near, far and deceased. As I was reading a woman named Anna Jarvis campaigned for a day to mothers living and deceased in 1905. She succeeded and on May 8, 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed it into law, making the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day. I remember my mother who I only had a short time and her name was Teresa Bedell. She passed away in 1963 when I was 14 years old and living in Queens Village. My mother was dedicated to me and the entire family and was active in Grace Lutheran Church and in the community, raising funds for the sick and those in need. I was a sickly child and had health and educational issues and she got me help in those areas. For that I will be eternally grateful. So to all mothers let me say, “America thanks all mothers for all you have done.” Now have a Happy Mothers’ Day for a job well done!

Frederick R.Bedell Jr.


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