Well, maybe it is best to leave your engines at home today because many streets will be full of classic cars for Petaluma’s Tribute to American Graffiti. So you might want to bike or take the bus or walk. While the streets will be full of classic cars, our shop will be full of classic pies! And we also have vanilla ice cream for classic a la mode, so come on down! We are open until 9pm!
It is Mother’s Day and if you are a mother, wherever you are, Happy Mother’s Day to you! Of course, we are working hard to make pies for you to make this day as good as it can be.
Mother’s Day originated in the late 1800′s by women’s peace groups following the Civil War. In 1868, Anna Jarvis started ”Mother’s Friendship Day” “to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War.” In 1872, Julia Ward Howe led a “Mother’s Day For Peace” observance and wrote this “Mother’s Day Proclamation” posted below:
Appeal to womanhood throughout the world
Arise, then, women of this day!Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means Whereby the great human family can live in peace, Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, But of God.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask That a general congress of women without limit of nationality May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient And at the earliest period consistent with its objects, To promote the alliance of the different nationalities, The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.—Julia Ward Howe
I think we did mention Apricot Pie, but it really is worth mentioning because it is so delicious and who knows how much longer we will have it? In other pie news, Mother’s Day is just around the corner (this Sunday), and there may be some berries just around the other corner!
Hey Everybody, it’s Bike To Work Day! You can bike to work and then bike to Petaluma Pie (or just bike here). We want you to be safe, so show us your helmet and get 10% off today.
Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and Mother always likes pie! Bring her a pie or bring her to Petaluma Pie for lunch and dessert! With Strawberry Rhubarb, Apple, Apricot and Cherry, Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream and more, you cannot go wrong this Sunday. If you want something special for that special someone, call ahead so we can have it ready for you.
Hey Everybody, we got the first apricots and cherries of the season and are making pies for you to eat. These fruits are not going to be with us for much more than a month or so, so get them while you can! In other pie news, collard greens with bacon and black eyed peas are back!