Beginnings of Mother’s Day in Hawaii nei, 1913.


It would appear that this is the third or second year perhaps here in Honolulu in which we have remembered mothers on this past Sunday; this is foreign to us, but it will maybe become something regular in the future, like the other foreign observances that have come amongst us.

While our mothers are still living is the time that they should be remembered, and not just for that day that was set aside, but we believe that we are indebted for all that our mother’s put up with for our sake, and we invite each and everyone to give in all manner their love to their mothers.

It is painful however to see that a majority of the children growing up today have made their mothers into someone that is maligned and treated rudely, and have truly made them into their servants, whereas what the children should be doing in fact is treating their mothers like royalty, and the children doing the waiting on them, for their days left living are but a few.

[Here is another example of why the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers need to be clearly rescanned. You can see in this digital image, the left side of the bottom of this article is illegible.]

(Kuokoa, 5/16/1913, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 19, Aoao 4. Mei 16, 1913.


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