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Happy Momma’s Day – 2014


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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Another Year Over!

-smiley-sailing-pirate2.Happy New Yearrrgh!

Thank you for being part of
A Pirate’s Portal during 2013!

We wish you peace, happiness, abundant good health
and a very Prosperous New Year!!


We’re looking forward to great adventures in the Pirate101 Spiral for 2014.
We hope you’ll stay with us throughout the year here on
the Portal Blog and on Twitter @PiratesPortal!



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A Big Happy Birthday Pirate101!!

birthday2October 15th

One year ago today Pirate101 went LIVE. Pirates all over the world were born today and took to Skull Island on their first adventures.

They met troggies, cutthroat sharks, entered the Temple of Gloom and faced off with Fin Dorsal for the first time.

New ships were unbottled for the first time and excited pirates took to the skyways with a taste for adventure.

Today the portal would like to wish Pirate101 a very merry and oh so special

Happy Birthday

to everyone at KingsIsle and to all the Pirate Captains who are celebrating their own birthdays too!!

Stay tuned to A Pirate’s Portal this week. We’ll be celebrating with free code give-aways and helping our pirate friends open a few birthday presents of wondrous treasures!!

So put on your thinking caps and get ready for our new trivia questions. If you know your Pirate lore, you’ll be able to play our game for your chance to win prizes and crowns!

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Happy 4th of July!!!!

Happy Independence Day to all Americans everywhere!

Especially to our service men and women serving here and abroad! Thank you for your service and all you do – to those serving today and those who have served!

Fireworks from our backyard – by Springwolf © 2008

Fireworks from our backyard – by Springwolf © 2008


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Happy Mother’s Day!

To All Our Pirate Moms!

Thank you for all you do to Captain our ships and be our guiding light!

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Irish Pride Day!

It’s Shamrock Day

We hope you enjoy your day safely and with lots of
Irish song, tales and green drinks!!


May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may the GreatSpirits hold you in the palm of their hands. 

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