Aspen History: Mother’s Day in Aspen’s Quiet Years

“Mother’s Day next Sunday,” proclaimed the Aspen Democrat-Times on May 8, 1919. “Next Sunday is Mother’s Day- the day that every man, woman and child should wear a carnation in honor of Mother- a white carnation if she has passed on and a pink carnation if she is still with us. And the wearing of the carnation is not the only thing we can do in honor of Mother- we can stop a moment in our daily routine and try to realize in part the many blessings we have received from Mother. ‘Mother’ is the greatest word in all the languages and it represents the greatest personage in all the world. Let us try and appreciate HER from this time on.”