if you are from henderson, kentucky – you’ll get this.
anywhere you go in the world, you meet someone connected to henderson.
and more so, everything good starts in henderson.
that’s the opinion of anyone that grew up there or lives there.
we’re all pretty proud of our special hometown.
but there is a fact (almost) about one thing in particular that started in henderson:
however, that’s debatable!
judy jenkins, our revered hometown newspaper columnist, has been writing for the paper since matt and i were kids. judy wrote the below article for the the bicentennial issue of our local newspaper back in 1992. it tells the story of a hendersonian named miss mary towels sasseen, hailed as the national originator of mother’s day. but, philadelphia’s miss anna jarvis thought she deserved the acclaim!
happy mother’s day, courtesy of mary towels sasseen and the land of all things possible…..henderson, ky!