Monday, February 26, 2018

Stay! (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

Lulu didn’t want us to leave Grandma’s house on Saturday:

No, you can’t leave, I’m in front of the door!




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McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!” ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day





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Today is:

Ayyám-i-Há -- Baha'i (intercalary days, devoted to service and gift giving; through Mar. 1)

Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

Fairtrade Fortnight begins -- UK (a chance to get involved in making sure farmers in developing countries have fair wages and good working conditions)  

For Pete's Sake Day -- Wellcat Holidays asks us, who is Pete, and why do things for his sake?  think about that as you celebrate this today

Intercalary Days -- Baha'i (through Mar. 1)

Levi Strauss Day -- his birth anniversary

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

National Heroes' Day -- Paraguay

National Personal Chef Day -- heaven knows we all have one of those; some websites list it today, some on July 16

National Pistachio Day

Rooks Nesting Day -- Olde England (12 days after Candlemas on the Julian Calendar)

St. Alexander's Day (Patriarch of Alexandria)

St. Isabella of France's Day (Patron of the sick)

Tell a Fairy Tale Day -- shouldn't this have been two days ago, on Wilhelm Grimm's birth anniversary?

The Man In Black Day -- Johnny Cash's birth anniversary

Thriller Day -- Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" hit #1 today, and stayed there for 37 weeks


Anniversaries Today:

Grand Teton National Park is established, 1929
Grand Canyon National Park is established, 1919


Birthdays Today:

Marshall Faulk, 1973
Erykah Badu, 1972
Mark Dacascos, 1964
Michael Bolton, 1953
Johnny Cash, 1932
Fats Domino, 1928
Betty Hutton, 1921
Tony Randall, 1920
Jackie Gleason, 1916
Margaret Leighton, 1922
Tex Avery, 1908
Madeleine Carroll, 1906
Jean Vercors, 1902
William Frawley, 1887
Herbert Henry Dow, 1866
John Harvey Kellog, 1852
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846
Levi Strauss, 1829
Honore Daumier, 1808
Victor Hugo, 1802


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway"(Musical), 1989
"Deathtrap"(Play), 1978


Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747
An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531
Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794
The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797
Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815
In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870
HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914
The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970
Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990
On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991
In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993
The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses, 1995
Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000
Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004
After winning a Liberal Party of British Columbia ballot, Canadian politician Christy Clark becomes the second woman to be Premier of British Columbia, 2011
Scientists in Illinois announce they've developed wirelessly rechargeable, stretchable batteries that can power a new generation of flexible electronics, 2013
NASA announces that its Kepler space telescope has discovered 715 planets in other solar systems, bringing the instrument's new-planet tally to 961, 2014

12 comments:

  1. My dog lives sleepin at the same place love From frost europeE

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  2. Lulu must have love having you visit! Happy weekend!

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  3. Mimi,

    For Pete's sake, that a Good 'SPARKS' inspiration! Yeah, I couldn't resist. :) Sometimes I feel just that crazy but then the ole "can I really make a difference?" doubt pops in my noggin'. WOW, "Thriller" was #1 for 37 weeks! I knew it was in the charts for a long time but I didn't know was at the top for that long very impressive. Thanks for sharing and have a good week, my friend!

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  4. Lulu is adorable! And that quote is fantastic. Happy Monday, my dear. Be well!

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  5. Awww.....Lulu is adorable. That is a great spark and so true.

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  6. Lulu is adorable and they can do this and do. So cute.

    I love your Sparks. It's spot on too.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday and my your week be filled with wonderful Sparks. ♥

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  7. I love Lulu's ways. She knows what she wants and she tries to make it so.

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  8. Lulu can say so much without being able to speak!

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  9. LOL! Not sure I would go against Lulu's wishes! And, may we all be crazy enough to think we can change the world.....for the better!

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  10. This is an awesome "Spark", Mimi! So often we tend to label the dreamers, the ones who dare to think outside the box, as "crazy", when in reality they are thinking ahead of the times and often find new answers to old problems. It all falls back to what one believes, and if you believe it is possible, then it may be! XO

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  11. Wonderful post for Awww Mondays and Sparks ~ great photo of your doggie barring you from leaving ~ so endearing!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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