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Man City v Black Cats, Mothers Day Or Both

Man City v Black Cats, Mothers Day Or Both


Sunday 22 March 2009

Mothers Day or City at home against Sunderland - kick-off 3pm. Dilemma.

Come the weekend many of us will be showering our mothers with freshly cut sweet smelling flowers, offering tantalising boxes of chocolates or, helping our children make their mums breakfast in bed. Some of us might even treat our mothers to a tasty luncheon at the nearest pub or restaurant, but what happens when the clock strikes three?

Do you have an understanding mum? Do you have an understanding wife? Will she allow you to trot off to the game, or will you have to obey the lady in your life?

Dilemma.

Mothers Day Factoids

The correct name for Mothers Day in the UK is Mothering Sunday.

Mothering Sunday is always the fourth Sunday of Lent however as the dates vary as to when Easter and Lent fall the actual Sunday chosen to celebrate it may vary. 

It is more often referred to as 'Mother's Day' and it origin is distinctly different to Mothers Day in America although the sentiments are similar.

In Victorian times, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family. Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and cards to their mothers.

History

Most Sundays in the year churchgoers would worship at their nearest parish or 'daughter church'.

In olden times, it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church at least once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church.

As the return to the 'mother' church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away from home returned. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home to work in service from ten years of age.)

The majority of historians think that it was this return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

This special day has now become a time when people give thanks to their mothers and offers an opportunity to express both love and thanks for the work that they do.

What To Get Mum


Of course there is always this...

Man City (never forget)


Whatever you do, enjoy the day.



Writer:Tudor
Date:Tuesday March 17 2009
Time: 3:28PM

Comments

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well seeing my mother passed away 3 years ago i will be watching city beat sunderland just like we did the day after she passed away also beating sunderland.....weird or what??
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 15:34:00
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well seeing my mother passed away 3 years ago i will be watching city beat sunderland just like we did the day after she passed away also beating sunderland.....weird or what??
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 15:34:00
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That is quite a coincidence- hope its a good omen :)
eighthsin
17/03/2009 15:38:00
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Sorry to hear about your loss mate. The wife and I will be meeting our eldest daughter, her partner and their two kids in the local for a lunchtime meal and beer. Kick-off 1pm. I just hope to be in a fit state to be back in front of my PC before 3, albeit I can't see it some how.
Tudor
17/03/2009 15:38:00
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That is quite a coincidence- hope its a good omen :)
eighthsin
17/03/2009 15:38:00
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Sorry to hear about your loss mate. The wife and I will be meeting our eldest daughter, her partner and their two kids in the local for a lunchtime meal and beer. Kick-off 1pm. I just hope to be in a fit state to be back in front of my PC before 3, albeit I can't see it some how.
Tudor
17/03/2009 15:38:00
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do both! getting brother to pick mum up take her to his and we go to match then home for a traditional sunday roast,a proper job
cityman51
17/03/2009 16:05:00
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do both! getting brother to pick mum up take her to his and we go to match then home for a traditional sunday roast,a proper job
cityman51
17/03/2009 16:05:00
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As long as I let the wife have a lie in and do her a nice breakfast etc., she'll be OK with me going, especially as I've arranged to take both the kids to the match with me! Cue the soft music, candles, scented bath and the window cleaner.... Erm?
fifthcolumnblue
17/03/2009 17:14:00
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As long as I let the wife have a lie in and do her a nice breakfast etc., she'll be OK with me going, especially as I've arranged to take both the kids to the match with me! Cue the soft music, candles, scented bath and the window cleaner.... Erm?
fifthcolumnblue
17/03/2009 17:14:00
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