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Happy Momma’s Day – 2014

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I Love You Momma

Thanks Mom’s Of The Past & Present

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.

Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. ~ History.com:Mother’s Day

Once the holiday was official, the commercialization began. Jarvis made several arguments about the commercialization saying it takes the “work” out of honoring your Mom. On a day when you’re supposed to be honoring ALL the work you Mom does for you during everyday of the year, she thought this was unfair and unjust.

white-carnationsAll she asked was that you wear a white carnation to honor your Mom, go visit her if you’re lucky enough to still have her here in your life. And maybe take her to church. Fix all the meals of the day and shower her with kindness, thanks and gratitude for one day out of the 365 days of the year.

Once the holiday became a national day of recognition, Florists began advertising the use of red carnations for Moms who are no longer with us. Consequently red carnation sales went through the roof. Candy makers jumped in on the game by packaging confections in boxes with white ribbons and nearly doubling the price for this special day.

Then came the worst offenders, according to Jarvis; the greeting card companies. Gone are the days when you had to make an effort to tell your Mom you loved her. Now you can buy the words of someone else and sign your own name to it.

The sending of a wire is not sufficient. Write a letter to your mother. No person is too busy to do this. Any mother would rather have a line of the worst scribble from her son or daughter than any fancy greeting card or telegram.” Jarvis said.

Today Mothers have come to expect the flowers AND a phone call from their children who are living far away. But for those who are close by and can come for a visit or take Mom out for Sunday brunch, you better show up with flowers in hand. And forget the fancy greeting card. Get a piece of computer paper, fold it in half and write your Mom a note. A poem would be good. Even if it’s not the greatest writing of all time, your Mom will say it is. Because it came from YOU.

Happy Mother’s Day!
~ Springwolf

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© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

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Save The Frog Day!

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SAVE THE FROGS! is the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.

Frog populations are rapidly disappearing worldwide. Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS, Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education. Nature Centers around the world are holding special events to celebrate the frog, so check with your local center for details.

The Kings of Isle are celebrating with a FREE Wizard101 Game Code promotion too! Visit the Pirate101 Redemption Center, or the Wizard101 Redemption Center, login and enter the promocode SAVETHEFROGS.

You could win a Froggy Portrait, Statue, snack pack or other froggy items from Wizard101. Don’t miss out and get your code. It will only be available today!

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© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Get Your Free XP Boost Elixir

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.News From The Pirate Spiral

Another bottle washed up on shore today from the Pirate101 Skyway. The note inside share some interesting news.

From the Royals on KingsIsle:

We hit 30,000 likes on Facebook today for Pirate101. Claim the code “Boost30K” for today only (4/7/2014) and get your free XP Boost Elixir in Pirate101.  https://www.pirate101.com/promo/Boost30K

These specials are usually for 1 day only! Don’t miss it!

Thanks to One-Eyed Jack for the FYI! We go ours!

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Lest We Forget!

poppy-wreathHonor The Soldiers Of The World

To honor all those who have served their country, we’re giving away two Poppy Wreath housing decorations in both Pirate101 and Wizard101.

From now until Monday, November 11th 2013 at 11:59pm US Central Time, you can use the code poppy to get your free housing items.

History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Read more about the history of Veterans Day on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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 © 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

The Pirate101 VisionTek Galleon

visiontekSeptember 12, 2013

Did you know there’s a VisionTek Galleon? Well there is! The Kings of Pirate101 teamed up with VisionTek Products to make a special offer for a new pirate ship, the VisionTek Galleon.

Check the September Tradewinds Tribune for information. And visit the official announcement made on the 12th on VisionTek’s Facebook Page.

To qualify for the Pirate101 Game Add-on Offer (that’s the ship), a VisionTek Radeon™ HD 7750, HD 6670, HD 6570, HD 6450 graphics card must be purchased from VisionTek or authorized VisionTek resellers by December 31, 2013 or when the supply of key codes is exhausted. There is a limit of one free key code, per person, per eligible product purchased.

By redeeming the VisionTek provided key code, gamers receive access to downloading a uniquely themed VisionTek pirate ship with superior performance and abilities compared to other game pirate ships; as well as receive 5000 crowns (a $10 cash value) for premium zone access and merchandise purchases.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Talk Like A Pirate Contest – Round 2! ☠

swordCelebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 19th was International Talk Like A Pirate Day!!

To celebrate the Royals on Kings Isle have sent out a few prizes for us to give away to Pirates of the  Pirate101 Skyways!!

We have three prize packages to give away today and through the weekend.

  • Prize one: One Random Pet from all of our prepaid cards + 1,000 Non-transferable crowns – Ended Friday Sept. 20th
  • Prize two: Military Sabre (from the Admiral Bundle card) + 5,000 Non-transferable crowns
  • Grand Prize: Cutthroat Shark Companion (from the Cutthroat Bundle) + 10,000 Non-transferable crowns

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