History of Mother’s Day

Mother and DaughterThrough times dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome there have been many days set aside to honor Mother’s and women of many different cultures, creeds, and tribes. Traditionally in Europe, certain Sundays were reserved as a special day to honor those women.  Under different names like Mother Day, Laetare Sunday, and other varying descriptions, the legacy of celebration transcends centuries.

More recently the Holiday that we celebrate in the United States of America was started in 1909 and was known as International Women’s Day. In 1912 Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “Second Sunday in May” and…“Mother’s Day.”  She followed it up by creating the Mother’s Day International Association. This holiday was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and has been a wonderful holiday celebrating the special Women in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at The Fruit Company!

The Fruit Company® got its start in 1942 when Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. The company was passed down from father to son and today is owned and operated by Roy's Grandson Scott Webster.

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