April 27, 2009
Newport Beach-based Daddy Cakes will pamper Mommies this Mother’s Day at a special brunch to be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9 at The District at Tustin Legacy. The retail destination is hosting a Mother’s Day contest in conjunction with Whole Foods Market and Daddy Cakes Bakery. All Orange County children ages 12 and under are invited to submit a drawing of what Mother’s Day means to them and 50 lucky winners will enjoy a private pancake brunch featuring Daddy Cakes pancakes.
May 13, 2001
EDITOR'S NOTE: We asked our readers to share their photos and stories in honor of their mothers. Each letter writer and photo sender had one thing in common. They all wanted to wish their moms a happy Mother's Day. Our mothers are still full of surprises. I just discovered this poem that my mother, Fran Miehl, wrote 30 years ago: o7 I am a slow-maturer Insight came too late Motivation's furor Is seeking a rebate. f7 I never knew my mother wrote poetry.
March 1, 2013
Not long ago I wrote a column about how sometimes in terms like "teachers' union" and "homeowners' policy" the apostrophe is optional. If you really mean that the first noun possesses the second, an apostrophe makes sense. But if the first noun is intended as more of an adjective, you can often drop it: teachers union, homeowners policy. The column prompted an interesting response from a reader named Mary, who wanted know how the lesson applied to a recent document she had helped produce that made reference to Founders' Day, complete with apostrophe.
May 9, 2002
Green Systems International is having a special for Mother's Day on fresh-cut orchid floral arrangements. Award-winning designer Richard Moriarty has created beautiful arrangements in various sizes and designs. Green Systems carries the largest stock of orchids in Orange County. There are thousands of plants in bloom. Cut orchid arrangements are priced at less than $1 per flower. It's open from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday only. Green Systems is at 20362 Southwest Birch St., Newport Beach.
June 16, 2002
Let's be honest about it. The only reason there is a Father's Day is Mother's Day. No need to feel awkward or embarrassed. We can take it. Those of us in the International Brotherhood of Fatherhood are perfectly OK with it. The real adulation goes to the mothers, as well it should. Fathers are nice, more or less, but mothers are essential. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. When is the last time you saw some poor soul in a movie who is delirious on his death bed take one last breath, reach out toward no one in particular and say -- "Dad, is that you?"
June 14, 2002
Father's Day is fast approaching, and I'm as usual unprepared. I blame elementary school. Every year, come Mother's Day, my teachers would set aside an afternoon to work on beautifully handcrafted gifts for our mothers. The thing is, that wasn't the case for our fathers. Because Father's Day fell so close to the end of the school year, my teachers never seemed to find the time to do the same for our dads. I can recall one year, when my brothers and I were much younger, we had each made Mother's Day gifts in school but made nothing for Father's Day. Feeling the weight of guilt on our shoulders, the three of us decided to take things into our own hands.
May 11, 2007
Forget about diamonds from Tiffany's or a trip around the world. Time after time, moms everywhere say the one thing they really want for their special day is time with their family. With that in mind, here are some very special gifts for Mother's Day. A Grape Escape Let mom experience peace and serenity — something she may not get a lot of at home — while drifting over vineyards as the sun rises over the mountains in Temecula. Take flight with the birds and observe wildlife marveling at the sight of a beautiful hot air balloon floating overhead.
May 13, 2007
Each year for about 10 years, Patricia McLaughlin's third-graders at Mariners Elementary School have written short essays about their moms for Mother's Day. Publishing them in the Pilot gives them extra incentive, McLaughlin said. "The audience is not only their mom but the community, so it's important for them to think about what they're writing," McLaughin said. Here is what her third-graders wrote this year. I have a great mom. She is a great mom because she bought me a PlayStation2 on Sunday with a game that's called Star Wars Battle Front.
April 24, 2004
WEATHER Warm and sunny. It's the kind of day that makes you want to get married. See Page A2 SPORTS Costa Mesa baseball exacts revenge on Saddleback, 14-3. See Page B1 FILM FESTIVAL The best of the best are named. See Page A5 THANKS, MOM ABOUT MOTHER'S DAY Moms do it all, there's no doubt about it. Send the Daily Pilot a paragraph about why your mom's so great, along with a photo, for publication on Mother's Day. The deadline is May 1. E-mail to dailypilot@latimes.