Mom Ranks Tops for Mother's Day Lunch, Above Celebrities

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DALLAS - Celebrities and royalty may be popular lunch companions, but on Mother's Day, good old mom takes rank, according to the "Mother of All Surveys," an opinion survey released today from Verizon's The online survey asked Internet users whom they would choose if they could have lunch with a celebrity, a member of royalty or their own mother. A whopping 72 percent of the respondents said they would like to sit down with their own mother.

The poll, conducted April 24-28, also found that simply spending some time with mom is the No. 1 way to show her that you care. Sending flowers was the next-best show of affection, and an old-fashioned telephone call was the third choice among more than 1,000 participants.

"Our survey also showed us that when it comes to honoring mom on Mother's Day, getting the whole family together is what most people prefer," said Robyn Rose, vice president of Internet marketing for Verizon Information Services and mother of two children under 3 years old. "Taking mom to dinner or treating her to a spa package or housecleaning services are wonderful gifts, but be sure to simply take time to be together."'s "Mother of All Surveys" also asked participants which TV mother most reflects their own. To view survey results or to take the survey, go to and click on "Mother of All Surveys." The survey will be available until the end of the day on Mother's Day, May 14.

About Verizon

Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.5 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon Yellow Pages; Verizon (, the nation's best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (


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