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We thank God for them and strive to love more like them.

The modern holiday was first celebrated in 1907, when Anna Jarvis
held the first Mother’s Day
service of worship at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia.] Andrew’s Methodist
Church now holds the
International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her
campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the
United States began in 1905, the year her mother,
Ann Reeves
Jarvis
, died.

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Anna Maria Jarvis (May 1, 1864 – November 24, 1948)

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COUNTRY SINGER HAS DIED AT 86

Mickey Gilley

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Mickey Leroy Gilley (March 9, 1936 – May 7, 2022)

(CBS) – Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas
honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy" and a
nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died.

Gilley died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped
run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre. He had been
performing as recently as last month, but was in failing health
over the past week. His death was announced by Jeff Wagner,
mayor of Pasadena, Texas.

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ACIENT ROMAN BUST FOUND AT GOODWILL

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A marble bust that a Texas woman bought
for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a
San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-
old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II.

The bust, which art collector Laura Young found at Goodwill in
2018, once belonged in the collection of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, according to the San Antonio Museum of Art, which is temporarily displaying the piece until it is returned to Germany next year.

The ancient Roman bust dates to the first century B.C. or first
century A.D. and historians believe it may depict a son of Pompey
the Great, who was defeated in a civil war by Julius Caesar.

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Laura Young, the owner of a vintage goods store in Austin, 
Texas.

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SHE WILL APPRECIATE THIS GIFT ALL YEAR!

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CELEBRATING AT VICTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1862


Cinco de Mayo (
Spanish for "Fifth of May") a yearly celebration
held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of
Mexico’s
victory over the
French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 led
by General
Ignacio Zaragoza (below).

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(March 24, 1829 – September 8, 1862)

Cinco de Mayo | Rotary Club of Port Moody

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