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Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: May 02, 2004 06:15PM

I am giving a little "talk" at the mother-daughter banquet in my church on Saturday May 8. I am to represent the "daughters, being as I'm one of the very few women there who is an adult and not yet a mother. Anyhow, I need some ideas! I found some overly sappy religious poems, I don't know that I want anything shallow like that. Anyone got any hardcore mother-daughter stuff (though please, remind you this is a church function, so still very appropriate). I have some personal stories I'd like to tell, but with my own mother and grandmother being in attendence, and they do not go to church, I want very much to grab their attention and I want to say something unsuspecting.

Any ideas might spawn me some new inspiration! I would appreciate your help!


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 02, 2004 09:24PM

Talia there are some great stories at the bottom of the page here:

[www.nursefriendly.com] />
Three of my favorites are here:

[www.jokesnjokes.net] />
[www.jokesnjokes.net] />
[www.jokesnjokes.net] />
Good luck with your speech!



Les



Post Edited (05-02-04 20:53)


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: rikki (---.mas.optusnet.com.au)
Date: May 03, 2004 01:27AM


Mothers and Daughters


Time brushes their faces
taking from one to give to the other

the slow dip and sweep
brushes the hollows down
for the other's

one face wears so thin
even the brush marks are seen
its wither
blooms on the other

one pair of lips
tires
time takes their flesh
in gutters for the other

kiss the thin or the full
there's only one
face


Kate Llewellyn


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l4.c1.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: May 03, 2004 02:58AM

You could look at e e cummings:
[www.americanpoems.com] />

Stephen


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt2.mornington.au.da.uu.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 07:45AM

Talia, here's a small Australian poem capable of grabbing some unsuspecting attention. Written from the perspective of an older man, but you might be able to work it into your speech:

'Mothers and Daughters'
by David Campbell (1915-1979)

The cruel girls we loved
Are over forty,
Their subtle daughters
Have stolen their beauty;

And with a blue stare
Of cool surprise,
They mock their anxious mothers
With their mothers' eyes.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 04:23PM

All great suggestions! Thank you so much! I would love more if you have any!


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 03, 2004 08:36PM


I love the chapter "On Children" from THE PROPHET.

It begins: "Your children are not your children ... they come THROUGH you, but not FROM you ... "

And it ends saying that God loves the BOW (parent) as well as the ARROW (the child).

I think it's comforting for both parents and children.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 03, 2004 09:06PM

Here you go Marian:

[www.geocities.com] />

Les


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 11:08AM

Very nice. I believe there is a bible verse that refers to children as the "quivers in your bow".


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 12:40PM

I'm looking for that Bible verse. So far, I only found this one (referring to a PERSON as an arrow):

Isaiah 49:2
"He [God] made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow
and concealed me in his quiver."


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 12:50PM

Found it:

Psalm 127
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

Unless the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build. Unless the LORD guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch.

It is vain for you to rise early and put off your rest at night, To eat bread earned by hard toil-- all this God gives to his beloved in sleep.

Children too are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one's youth.

Blessed are they whose quivers are full. They will never be shamed contending with foes at the gate.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 01:13PM

I just tried looking for the word DAUGHTER in an on-line Bible concordance and it looks like mostly geneology and rules about the sale of daughters...

But that reminded me that THE BOOK OF RUTH is the ultimate daughter-mother love store. Whither thou goest, and all that.

---

The concordance I used was:

[www.godsview.com] />
but that's not the only one available.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: May 04, 2004 06:40PM

And then there's the toast attributed to Sir Edward Lutyens:-

Heres to the best years of our lives,
Spent in the arms of other men's wives.
To our mothers.



Post Edited (05-04-04 17:40)


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: May 05, 2004 01:47PM

Thank you!!!


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: May 08, 2004 11:02AM

Today is the day, and of course, I'm a mess! So I went shopping and bought a new outfit. That fixed most of it. Grandma and I are both going to wear big hats!

Anyhow I have been dwelling on this and am about to sit down and write it out. I'm still open for last minute suggestions. And Happy Mother's Day!


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: May 08, 2004 05:47PM

How is Mother's day fixed over there. Here its Mothering Sunday and is the fourth Sunday in Lent, said to be the day when servants were allowed home to visit their mothers before Easter and take them a present.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 08, 2004 08:04PM

Linda, here in the states it is the first Sunday in May.

Les


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: May 09, 2004 11:59AM

Thanks Les. This seems a better time to celebrate, quite often we get Mothering Sunday and clocks go forward on the same day. That's a great way to make mums feel happy, wake them up early on a day when they've already lost an hour. :-(
But why wasn't it last week, 2nd May?



Post Edited (05-09-04 12:50)


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 09, 2004 03:57PM

Sorry my bad, 2nd Sunday, maybe? Seems to always fall between 5th and 12th of May in any case.

Les


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 10, 2004 10:35AM


In the U.S.:

"Mother's Day was established in 1907. Anna M. Jarvis of West Virginia requested that her church honor all mothers on the 2nd anniversary of her own mother's death. It was in 1914 that the United States Congress established the 2nd Sunday in May as National Mother's Day."

[members.aol.com]


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 10, 2004 11:52AM

Linda...us guys have a tough enough time with the SECOND sunday in May ! We need more lead time...like the LAST sunday in May !

Example...i was told i have one of "those" birthdays because it's Oct 3 and therefore no lead time for those who dont plan ahead.


Re: Help me w/ my mom-daughter "speech"
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: May 10, 2004 06:42PM

When I was young our parish priest had two sermons which appeared every year, one of them on Mothering Sunday. It could be summarised as:- Mothering Sunday has nothing to do with your actual mother, its mother church, put extra in this week's collection plate.

With that every year from as early as I can remember until he moved to another parish when I was about 12, you tend to ignor the cards and flowers.




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