W.C.T.U. Flower Missions in the 1890’s

Flowers Distributed.  W. C. T. U. Ladies Visit the Hospital, County Jail and Mount Rest Home Yesterday was the annual flower mission day of the Mary P. Lathrop branch of the W. C. T. U.  Flowers and temperance cards were distributed at the jail, the Home of the Friendless, the City hospital and the Old Ladies' home.  The ladies themselves accompanied these little gifts, making it a personal distribution.  At each place there was also a delightful program carried out that was calculated to do great good.  Mrs. Lauritzen and Mrs. Caldwell, who are well-known friends of all charity, made short addresses, which were followed by songs and prayers.  This is a work that is badly needed, and it is certainly enjoyed and appreciated by inmates and patients of these institutions. Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, June 8, 1895, page 2   Flower Mission Day To Be Observed by Mary Lathrop W. C. T. U. The Mary Lathrop W. C. T. U. held an interesting meeting yesterday afternoon at the Mabry street residence of Mrs. C. M. Shetterly.  It was agreed that the flower mission day of the union shall be observed June 9th, which is the anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Casaday.  A committee of twelve ladies was appointed to take flowers to the jail, the Home of the Friendless and the city hospital. ... Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, May 28, 1896, page 4

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