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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!
This week’s smile is brought to you courtesy of rEcess. Erin, the young lady i’m usually assigned to assist was celebrating a family member’s birthday so didn’t come. Instead i had Emmy.
Emmy is 11, non-verbal, will not grow much bigger than she is now (about the size of a 5-year-old), and loves to walk, run, and climb.
|Emmy's mom always puts a very fetching ribbon in her hair.|
|Emmy has to be held by the beltloop once she gets up there, or she'll try to dive over!|
|By the end of the evening, even the stuffies are tired!|
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. She and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week. This weeks theme is Paper. Mother Owl almost always writes one, too.
Where’s that paperless society
That they keep on promising me?
Someday in paper i will drown,
As it piles up to my crown.
There’s more rolling in every day
And i dare not throw some things away.
The tax papers all in a pile
That seems to stretch on for a mile,
And then there's the medical stuff --
What's needed and what is just fluff?
I'd keep it on my computer with pride,
But just now my battery died!
Bathtub Day -- can't confirm this one, but it's as good a day as any to be glad you have one!
BOL Foundation Day -- Laos
California Rideshare Week -- California, US (designed to encourage commuters to take personal responsibility for reducing traffic and smog by pledging to rideshare); it all started with
Ride-Share Week 2019-- Ventura County, CA, US (encouraging car dependent Californians to drive less, save money, keep the air cleaner, and carpool)
Child Health Day -- US (as established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928)
Chung Yeung Festival -- China; Hong Kong; Macau (Double Ninth Festival/Ancestors' Day; date differs in other parts of Asia)
Country Inn, Bed-and-Breakfast Day
Feast Day of Ma'at -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival of the Deerk Toes -- Fairy Calendar (celebrating the toes on a fairy's "deerk", for which there is no human equivalent)
If At First You Don't Succeed Day -- in honor of Frank Sinatra, whose CBS-TV musical variety show debuted on this day in 1950; it and the other two shows that followed didn't succeed, but he never gave up and had a great carreer
Labour Day -- ACT, NSW, & SA, Australia
Lepanto Day -- Greece
Nagasaki Kunchi -- Nagasaki, Japan (harvest festival, through the 9th)
National Flower Day -- US (anniversary of President Reagan signing the bill, in 1986, that made the rose the US National Flower)
National Frappe Day
National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; even i need to get over it and learn, it's good for our brains!)
Nones of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observances
Festival of Juno Cutitis and Jupiter Fulgor
Victoria, Lady of Victories Day a/k/a Pallas Athena -- also celebrated by the Ancient Greeks
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary -- Catholic Christian
Peat-Cutting Day -- Falkland Islands (Spring Holiday)
Queen's Birthday -- QLD, Australia
St. Justina of Padua's Day (Patron of Padua, Italy; Santa Giustina, Italy)
Territory Day -- Christmas Island
Thanksgiving Day -- Saint Lucia
Try To Start An Argument Over Which Is the Best Muppet Day -- Kermit, hands down (argue below, if you wish)(Possibly started by the International Association of People without a Life)
World Architecture Day -- International Union of Architects (this year's theme: Architecture...Housing for All)
World Habitat Day -- UN (Habitat for Humanity)
You Matter To Me Day -- because the phrase "you matter to me" can make a profound difference in someone's life
Larry King married Julie Alexander, 1989
Dow Jones makes the first report, in the Wall Street Journal, of an average of the prices of 12 industrial stocks, 1896
Toni Braxton, 1967
Simon Cowell, 1959
Michael W. Smith, 1957
Yo-Yo Ma, 1955
Vladimir Putin, 1952
John Cougar Mellencamp, 1951
Joy Behar, 1943
Charles Dutoit, 1936
Thomas Keneally, 1935
Amiri Baraka, 1934
Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1931
Al Martino, 1927
R. D. Laing, 1927
June Allyson, 1917
Vaughn Monroe, 1911
Andy Devine, 1905
Niels Bohr, 1885
Thomas J. Wise, 1859
James Whitcomb Riley, 1849
Caesar Rodney, 1728(O.S. date)
The Independent(Newspaper, first issue), 1986
"Route 66"(TV), 1960
"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950
"One Touch of Venus"(Musical), 1943
"Eve of St. Mark"(Play), 1942
Today in History:
The epoch of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar), BC3761
The first public burning of books in Louvain, Netherlands, 1520
Ralph Wedgewood patents carbon paper in London, 1806
The first chartered railway in the US, the Granite Railway, begins operations, 1826
Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba, 1886
Henry Ford institutes the moving assembly line, 1913
Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland college in the infamous 222-0 football game, 1916
160 consecutive days of 100*F+ temperatures begin at Marble Bar, Australia, 1924
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco, 1955
U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits first ever photographs of the far side of the moon, 1959
Nigeria joins the United Nations, 1960
Oman joins the United Nations, 1971
Cats opens on Broadway and begins a run of nearly 18 years, 1982
The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, 1993
Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten, 1998
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins, 2001
A Southampton University research fellow discovers a long lost Antonio Vivaldi flute concerto at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh, 2010
Scientists Stefan Hell of Germany and Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the U.S. share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing 'super-resolved fluorescence microscopy'; the technology can be used to observe molecular activity in living cells, 2014