Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

The last two days were spent overloaded on the smell of fresh flowers, as i made 49 deliveries to mothers and grandmothers across the city and even a few into the next town. Those i did when i was out that way dropping the kids off for school anyway, and because it is so far, it earns extra pay! First time i've ever earned money getting the kids to school.

The children went to visit their grandparents for the weekend, and Sweetie actually managed to feed the kittens so i could stay out on the road. He is always very nervous about doing it, and did a great job. He found out what kind of days i have, as he sandwiched feedings between getting his car serviced and fixing his own lunch and tidying up a bit.

There were some interesting people to meet, and you get to see how all kinds of people live. Actually, for the first time, i got to deliver to some of my own neighbors, and one even gave me my first tip!

Somehow i think i'm finally getting the hang of doing this sort of thing, even managing a seven delivery run that was a tight circle in 1 1/4 hours. Also, i was blessed that everyone was either home, or had a safe place where i could leave the flowers, with a message on their voice mail and a door hanger tag to make sure they found it.

So, a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, of both human and critter kids, and women who are mentors to others in any way. Hope someone gave you flowers.

Today is

Dog-Prodding Day for Gremlins -- Fairy Calendar

Giro D'Italia -- Italy (through the 30th, one of cycling's 3 Grand Tours)

Iris Day

Liberation Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Miguel Hidalgo Day -- Mexico

Mother's Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

No Socks Day

Parents' Day -- South Korea

State Flag and State Emblem Day -- Belarus

Stay Up All Night Day

St. Wiro's Day (patron of Holland)

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War -- International

Truman Day -- Missouri, US

V-E Day

White Lotus Day -- Theosophy

World Fair Trade Day

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

Yom Ha'zikkaron -- Israel (honors those who have died fighting for Israel's independence, began sundown previous day)

Birthdays Today:

Enrique Iglesias, 1975
Robert M. Hensel, 1969
Melissa Gilbert, 1964
Toni Tennille, 1943
Peter Benchley, 1940
Rick Nelson, 1940
Don Rickles, 1926
Robert Johnson, 1911
Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895
Harry S Truman, 1884

Today in History:

Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794
Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846
At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877
Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine, 1886
In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902
In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945
The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978
The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980
The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005

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