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Edwardian era Hettie's World History

History of Father’s Day

Like many holidays, Father’s Day had a humble beginning. It began as a day of remembrance for fathers who had passed away. In 1908, a Methodist congregation in West Virginia held a service to honor the 250 fathers who died in a mining accident. Two years later, the first event to be held on the […]

Edwardian era Hettie's World History

The History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday born near the dawn of the 20th century. It was conceived by a woman who, ironically, later degraded the holiday as too commercial and tried to stop it. The holiday was not without precedent. Since antiquity, motherhood has been celebrated in some form. The Ancients celebrated their mother goddesses and […]

Edwardian era Hettie's World History

The Man Behind PBS’s Mr. Selfridge

Three weeks ago, we said to goodbye to Downton Abbey. Now it’s time to say farewell to another PBS historical drama, Mr. Selfridge, which began its final season March 27, 2016. Mr. Selfridge revolves around Selfridge’s department store, its owner Harry Gordon Selfridge, his family and the store’s staff. The story begins in 1908, with […]

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