Mother's Day is just around the corner, a week from Sunday, and surely you're not going to let the day go by without doing something for dear old Mom?
The day had humble beginnings (see below) and today it is spent honoring mothers everywhere with a special day filled with taking Mom out for brunch, lunch or dinner and showering her with gifts (or at least a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers).
A local restaurant, the Cedar Knoll Inn, 9030 Lucia Lane, has unveiled both a brunch and dinner menu for the special day; the brunch menu starts off with a Cup of fruit, Mimosa or Champagne and a choice of entree that includes egg, pasta, steak or shrimp dishes.
(See full menu by clicking on PDF accompanying this article.)
The brunch is $23 per person, excluding tax and gratuitiy; a children's menu is also available, for $7 per person. For more information, contact the restaurant at (703) 799-1501.
Mother's Day beginnings
In 1913, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations. President Woodrow Wilson took the day a step further when he signed a bill in 1914 proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday.
Eight years later, as the story goes, the founder of the movement, Anna Jarvis, was arrested for disturbing the peace while protesting the selling of carnations to a war mother's group.
What are you doing for Mother's Day? Tell us in the comments box below.