Mother's Day in Amarillo celebrated with new traditions

Mary Clay going through a book of pictures of her children and grandchildren on Mother's Day.

In its 100th year anniversary of officially being called a holiday, Mother's Day has no celebration tradition.

But mothers in Amarillo began their own traditions at Medical (Medi) Park and at restaurant around town.

"We have a mom at almost every table," Owner Darla Frey of Ye Olde Pancake Station said.

For a total of 12 grandchildren Wendy Rafferty brought a few out to Medi Park, for a full day of fishing.

"Trying to fish with the grandbabies," she said. "Anything to get out of the house."

Mary Clay is a mom to five girls, "Yes, girls always rule in my home," she said. But now the tradition has passed down to from being a mother to a grandmother.

"I have 11 grand kids," Clay said. "Today is all about getting out and being together."