Monday, August 6, 2018

Helping (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Sister wanted to help brother with his grooming:

Brother, you're missing a spot.

Here, let me help you.


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Accession Day -- United Arab Emirates (accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan)

August Bank Holiday -- Australia; Ireland; (UK)

August Monday/Culturama -- Saint Kitts and Nevis 

Best Elf Awards -- Fairy Calendar

British Columbia Day -- British Columbia, Canada

Carnival Monday -- Anguilla (August Monday); Antigua and Barbuda (J'ouvert); British Virgin Islands (Festival Monday/Parade); Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (Saba only)

Civic Holiday -- AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NT, & NU, Canada

Emancipation Day --  Bahamas; Dominica; Granada; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Turks and Caicos Islands (Obs.)

Farmer's Day -- Zambia

Feast of Everything Green Except Money -- Hooray for veggies! You'll need them before you have that root beer float.

Ferry Fair Festival -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (centuries old fair, with the Burry Man Walk on Friday and the main Parade on Saturday, originally a time for farmers to find labour for harvest, now for fun; through the 11th)

Festival of Nut and Ra; Chief Festival of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Frídagur verslunarmanna -- Iceland (Commerce Day)

Hiroshima Day

Independence Day / National Day -- Bolivia; Jamaica

Kadooment Day -- Barbados (huge carnival celebration of the end of the Crop Over festival, celebrating the end of the sugar cane harvest)

National Children's Day -- Tuvalu

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day -- shouldn't that be anti-halitosis?

National Root Beer Float Day -- A&W Root Beer really gets into this day    

New Brunswick Day -- New Brunswick, Canada

Old Fiddler's Convention -- Galax, VA, US (fun and fiddles, dulcimers, banjos, autoharps, and more; through Saturday)

Peace Festival -- Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Picnic Day -- NT, Australia

Sts. Justus and Pastor's Day (Patrons of Alcala, Spain; Madrid, Spain)

Tampere Theatre Festival -- Tampere, Finland (largest such festival in the Nordic countries; through Sunday)

Tanabata Festival -- Sendai, Japan (Japan's largest Tanabata 'Star Festival', through the 8th)

Teinne Festival -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Teinne, the Celtic Holy Fire, sometimes called Tan; date apprximate)

Transfiguration of the Lord -- Orthodox Christian

Wiggle Your Toes Day -- internet generated, and my suggestion is to celebrate it with a cool drink out by the pool!

Youth Day -- Kiribati

Birthdays Today:

Romola Garai, 1982
Melissa George, 1976
Soleil Moon Frye, 1976
M. Night Shyamalan, 1970
Michelle Yeoh, 1962
Catherine Hicks, 1951
Dorian Harewood, 1950
Shirley Ann Jackson, 1946
Peter Bonerz, 1938
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, 1934
Andy Warhol, 1928
Robert Mitchum, 1817
Lucille Ball, 1911
Clara Bow, 1905
Hoot Gibson, 1892
Alexander Fleming, 1881
Louella Parsons, 1881
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 1861
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 
Daniel O'Connell, 1775

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Help"(Album debut), 1965

Today in History:

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada founds the city of Bogota, Colombia, 1538
Holland (The Dutch Republic) sells Brazil to Portugal and the two 
countries sign the Treaty of The Hague, 1661
The first private military school in the US, Norwich University, is 
founded in Vermont, 1819
The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg, 1845
William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by the electric chair, 1890
Alice Ramsey takes three friends (none of whom could drive) to become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, 1909
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel, 1926
Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down by the US National Forest Service, for reasons even they cannot explain, 1964
The Federal Voting Rights Act is signed, 1965
A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, 1986
The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 1990
NASA makes the still disputed announcement that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms, 1996
The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of all children in that country, 2010
After a century of silence, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts, spreading volcanic ash across the country's central North Island and affecting airports, 2012
The Curiosity Rover, controlled by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, lands safely on the surface of Mars, 2012
The world's largest ever Pinball tournament, "Pinburgh," is held in Pittsburgh, PA, US, with 700 machines, 2015


  1. Definitely awww.
    And I love that quote. Very, very true.

  2. Great quote. And those two are just too cute helping each other with a bath.Have a great day.

  3. I am arming myself with that quote, as I return to work among the vipers today.
    Thank you.

  4. Awww on the grooming kitties and I love your quote. It's so very true.

    Thank you for being such a loyal participant in Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥

  5. I am forwarding the quote of the week to a friend who really needs it right now. Perfect.

  6. Sweet kitty photos and wonderful Spark!

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

  7. Such sweet kittens and an excellent spark.

  8. Aww aren't they cute heheh!

    That quote is so true :-)

    Have a tanfastical day :-)

  9. so cute!! I love seeing cats groom one another!

  10. Mimi,

    Silence is the best thing for some. I know if I see something on a family member shared on FB that's hurtful, I do not respond to it. First off, FB isn't the place for such things and second it's usually unfounded, silliness resulting out of that person's private pity party. I'm sure everyone can relate to what I'm saying and no doubt have run into the same thing. Now, I'm purrrty darn tired since I didn't sleep well last night, so I'm going to take a little nap so I can resume blog hoping later. TTFN and thanks for visiting yesterday!

  11. Kittens are so cute! I never tire of looking at them.