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Mother's Day, it's a beautiful thought, but it's somebody's hurtin' conscience that thought of the idea. It was someone who had neglected their mother for years, and then they figured out: I got to do something about Momma. And knowing Momma was that easy, they figured, "we'll give her a day, and it will be all right with Momma." Give her a day, and then in return Momma gives you the other 364. See?

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Source Notes: 12 May 1935, Will Rogers Speaks: Over 1,000 Timeless Quotations for Public Speakers (And Writers, Politicians, Comedians, Browsers. . .), ed. Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling (1995).

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William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. He was the father of U.S. Congressman and WWII Veteran Will Rogers, Jr.

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