Bar tending is high on the list of the most dangerous jobs in the country ..
The U.S. should have seen an increase in the money supply, causing higher prices and over the long term tending to restore trade balance.
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No, Anna Marie Jarvis wanted to honor her mother, who had been active in tending the wounded of both sides during the Civil War, for having been a leader in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and worker's safety and health from the end of that war to her death.
Another purpose is a form of lightning protection, again tending to keep the house wiring relatively close to ground during a lightning strike.