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Mother’s Day Proclamation

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:

Julia Ward Howe, one of the Mothers of Mother's Day

Julia Ward Howe, one of the Mothers of Mother’s Day

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

Mother Wants Pie!

Get Mom a Petaluma Pie for Mother's DayHey Everybody, did you know it is going to be Mother’s Day this Sunday! If Mother is tired of flowers, try pie! In order to ensure that you can get the pie she wants, we encourage you to order ahead online, in the shop or on the phone at 707-7mmm-PIE. We have so many great new fruits that Mom is sure to love, including cherries, strawberries and rhubarb, triple berry, apricots and raspberries. Of course, there are the classic cream pie favorites like Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Cream and Banana Cream. If you want to take Mom out for a nice meal or snack, just drop on in! We will be open from 9 to 7. If you want to reserve a chicken pot pie or whatever it is she wants, call ahead as we might run out.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! If you forgot to order a pie for mom, we’ve made extra. It’s getting busy now, so hurry before they are gone!


Yes, Mother, There Will Be Pie On Sunday

roses and pieWe are getting all kinds of new fruits just in time for Mother’s Day. We will have Triple Berry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Apricot and more! We even have Cherry, which is dear, but so is Mother! If you want to get the exact special pie for that exact special lady, give us a call or order online. And we will be open as usual on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm if you want to treat mom to lunch and dessert.


Friday is Pie Day. Did we mention Apricot pie?

Apricot pies at Petaluma Pie Company

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!

Mother Wants Pie!

lemon meringue pieMother’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.