Monday, May 28, 2018

Big Red (Awww Monday) and an Inspiring Quote for Memorial Day

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Mr. E found a kitten in his flower bed and brought it to Ms. S from Bible study.  She cannot keep another cat, so she wanted me to help get it into the shelter program.  Then, Mr. BA and Ms. GA, who have hired me to care for their cats and plants this week as well as clean the house, stepped in.

His name is Big Red, and he is very shy still.












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Sparks! is on hiatus, so here’s an inspiring quote for the week, this specifically for Memorial Day:




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Today is:

Araw ng Watawat -- Philippines (Flag Day)

Armed Forces Day -- Croatia

Bolder Boulder 10k -- Boulder, CO, UK (a fun way to spend Memorial Day)

Contemplate Your Vicissitudes Day -- no, i still don't know who thinks up this stuff, i can think of much better things to contemplate, thank you

Day of Pin-Hiding and Button-Losing -- Fairy Calendar

Downfall of the Dergue Day/National Day -- Ethiopia

Memorial Day -- US and Territories (obs.)
    Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day -- US (on observed Memorial Day, an interfaith encouragement to pray and work for permanent peace in the world)

National Brisket Day

National Hamburger Day

National Heroes' Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Republic Day -- Armenia; Azerbaijan

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day -- where they spent the winter, so don't go out on the patio barefoot until the first frost; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Spring Bank Holiday -- UK
    Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling and Wake -- Cooper’s Hill, England (ancient tradition -- pre-Roman -- of rolling a large wheel of Double Gloucester cheese down the hill; winner of the races to catch it wins the cheese, and the rolling is now always held on the Monday Spring Bank Holiday)
    Tetbury Woolsack Races -- Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, England (this formerly important wool producing town still holds races up and down the hill, from the Royal Oak Pub up to the Crown Pub and back; part of traditional Whitsuntide folklore customs, which is now always held on the Monday Spring Bank Holiday)

St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day (Founder of Alpine hospices; Patron of Alpinists, the Alps, mountain climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and travellers in the mountains)

Tour of Somerville -- Somerville, NJ, US (the oldest continuously run major bicycle race in America, always on observed Memorial Day)

Whooping Crane Day -- US (birth anniversary of the first crane born in captivity; because those born in captivity refused to breed after they grew up, the attempt to restore numbers this way was discontinued, but these are beautiful birds worth saving)

Women in Trousers Day -- US (on this day in 1923, the US Attorney General announced his determination that it was indeed legal for women to wear trousers anywhere)


Anniversary Today:

Amnesty International is founded, 1961
Sierra Club is founded, 1892


Birthdays Today:

Joseph Cross, 1986
Carey Mulligan, 1985
Jesse Bradford, 1979
Sicily Yoder, 1969
Kylie Minogue, 1968
Glen Rice, 1967
Christa Miller, 1964
Sondra Locke, 1947
John Fogerty, 1945
Rudolph Guiliani, 1944
Gladys Knight, 1944
Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne Dionne , 1934
Carroll Baker, 1931
Barry Commoner, 1917
Ian Fleming, 1908
Jim Thorpe, 1888
Louis Agassiz, 1807
William Pitt, 1759


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Magic Show"(Musical), 1974
"Lock Up Your Daughters"(Musical), 1959
Melody(Disney cartoon film, first ever in 3-D), 1953 
"Zoo Parade"(TV), 1950
"Louisiana Purchase"(Musical), 1940
"Mathis der Maler / Matthias the Painter"(Opera), 1938
"L'Arianna / Ariadne"(Opera), 1608


Today in History:

A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse;this leads to a truce and becomes one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated, BC585
James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI and a Treaty of Everlasting Peace (which lasted 10 years) between Scotland and England is signed, 1503
The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel (it will takes until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port), 1588
In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party, 1754
Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster, 1859
In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, 1892
In the Russo-Japanese War, the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1905
John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll, 1915
The US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers, 1923
The first all color talking picture, "On With the Show", is shown in NYC, 1929
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened, 1937
Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister, 1937
The women of Greece are given the right to vote, 1952
The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed, 1964
Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States, 1975
Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations, 1993
NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance, 2002
The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars, 2002
The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty, 2008
'Le Monde' reports the Assad regime in Syria continues to use chemical weapons, 2013

10 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha! The kitty is so cute! It is playing hide and seek with you!

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  2. Big Red is a honey - and I am very glad he has a home.

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  3. Such a cutie, he has a lot of growing to do to fit his name. Excellent spark, most appropriate for today. XO

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  4. His eyes are the only big thing about him right now :) He has found a wonderful safe haven.

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  5. Awww, I'm glad Big Red has stepped up to the plate. That kitty is adorable. Huge Awww.

    I love Joseph Campbell. I've listened to him many times.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥

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  6. What an adorable kitty ~ so sweet ~ xxx ~ Great Spark!

    Peaceful Memorial Day to you in the USA
    C & Z

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  7. Mimi,

    Big Red is a cutie! Love your SPARKS, too! I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend. The days are fading faster than I can blink an eye. Have a good week, my friend!

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  8. Big Red is adorable! I especially love his name :-)

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  9. Big Red is a sweetheart. I never get the shy ones always the bold and busy! Hee Hee Hee! What a gem! Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed the Sparks too. I love all the things you share. 1915, Raggedy Ann, wow! That was a very long while ago.I have been an acid doll collector in my younger days before kids and pets and furry friends. HUGS

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