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It is not so easy to shed the chains that can bind us, whether it be bad habits or bad company or worse.
If we don’t shed them, though, it can break hearts.
#1 Son lost a friend this week, a friend who had been clean and sober from drugs for a couple of years, who had even become a mentor at a sober living house.
The young man fell off the wagon, and it cost him his life.
His younger brother died of a drug overdose about 7 months ago; they were the only two children in that family.
If you have such a chain, please shed it, before it is too late.
Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Shed.
Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
Some fences look welcoming, but some, like this, look like they mean to say "Keep Out!"
|The house's back is to the street, and the gate says stay away.|
Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark
Curwood Festival -- Owosso, MI, US (over 40 events commemorate the life and work of James Oliver Curwood, the Owosso-born author and conservationist; through Sunday)
Daniel Boone Day -- Kentucky, US (date in he first sighted, in 1767, what would become Kentucky)
Flag Day -- Peru
Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Festival -- Clarinda, IA, US (come celebrate the music of an era; through Sunday)
Journalist's Day -- Argentina (marking the first publication of a newspaper in Argentina on this day in 1810)
Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leaping songs)
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Sette Giugno -- Malta (commemoration of the tragedy of June 7, 1919, considered their National Day)
Shelburne County Lobster Festival -- Shelburne County, NS, Canada (celebrating the Lobster Capital of Canada; through Sunday)
Show-Me State Games -- Colombia, MO, US (Olympic-style sports festival for all ages and skill levels, to encourage people to develop their physical and competitive abilites to the height of their potential through participation in fitness activities; through Sunday, and again July 20-20 and 27-29)
St. Meriadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf and against deafness)
Superman Celebration -- Metropolis, IL, US (only in Metropolis, right? through Sunday)
Union Dissolution Day -- Norway
VCR Day -- the first Sony Betamax went on sale today in 1975
Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (multi-day festival for Vesta, goddess of the hearth, this first day termed the Vesta Asperit; through the 15th)
Vivien Kellems Memorial Day -- born this date in 1896, she fought the IRS and income tax for her whole life
Winnipeg International Children's Festival -- The Forks, Winnipeg, MB, CA (a premier family festival with incomparable entertainment and activities; through Sunday)
Jimmy Osmond marries Michele Larson, 1991
YMCA is founded by George Williams, 1844
Michael Cera, 1988
Anna Kournikova, 1981
Larisa Oleynik, 1981
Bill Hader, 1978
Allen Iverson, 1975
Bear Grulls, 1974
Karl Urban, 1972
Roberto Alagna, 1963
Louise Erdrich, 1954
Liam Neeson, 1952
Orham Pamuk, 1952
Jenny Jones, 1946
Bill Kreutzmann, Jr, 1946
Tom Jones, 1940
John Napier Turner, 1929
Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917
Dean Martin, 1917
Jessica Tandy, 1909
Virginia Apgar, 1909
James Braddock, 1906
Paul Gauguin, 1848
"Johnny Cash Show"(TV), 1969
"The $64,000 Question"(TV), 1955
"The Seven Deadly Sins"(satirical ballet chanté), 1933
Today in History:
The first Crusaders begin their Siege of Jerusalem, 1099
Port Royal, Jamaica, is devastated by an earthquake, 1692
David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, 1800
Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada, 1832
1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec, 1866
Tolbert Lanston receives patents for monotype typesetting machines, 1887
Norway's parliament dissolves its union with Sweden, 1905
Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public, 1975
Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public, 1982
Mt. Pinatubo erupts, sending an ash cloud 7km/14.3mi high, 1992
The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon, 2000
According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula, 2013