Monday, September 21, 2020

Coda, Again (Awww Monday), Thought-Provoking Quote of the Week, and Dad's Sense of Humor (Poetry Monday)


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Little Girl is back from her orders and as reclaimed her pup, but here are a few more pictures of Coda while she was here, and one of her with her favorite pal, Lucy.


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


Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border.  Her partner, Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey, is taking a break due to her husband's health.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is Ancestors.      

(Yes, this is based on a true story.)

The children were excited,
Vacation starts today,
The car was packed up to the brim,
All ready to get away.

Each suitcase was in place now,
The family gathered 'round,
And father said, I have some news
That I promise will astound.

We can't go on vacation,
For a trouble has come, alas
It seems we have an illness,
So our vacation can't come to pass.

There was much bewailing
And Mom at Dad did look,
Then when he went on with detail,
For some reason, she shook.

We all have a condition,
Dad did go on to say,
It seems we have ancestors!
The doctor called today!

Mom tried to hide her face as
The children all did moan,
But soon she whooped with laughter,
'Til with pain in her side she did groan.

And so the children knew that dad
Another joke was making,
They turned and got into the car,
This vacation they were taking!


Today is:

Accounting Day -- promoting the profession of accounting and finance    

Arbor Day -- Brazil

Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper Celebration Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 11, Peace (to coincide with the International celebration; sponsored by We, the World)

Independence Day -- Armenia(1991); Belize(1981); Malta(1964)

International Day of Peace -- UN

International Love Your Files Week -- the week to make sure your filing system is working for you

International Women's Ecommerce Days -- supporting women's online business endeavours and buying power; through Friday  

Keiro no hi -- Japan (Respect for the Aged Day)

Kharisteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; feast of Aremis Agrotera[the huntress] that became a thankgiving for the victory of the battle of Marathon)

Kwama Nkrumah's Birthday/Founder's Day -- Ghana

Miniature Golf Day -- golf the fun way! (separate from National Miniature Golf Day in May)

National Pecan Cookie Day

St. Matthew the Evangelist's Day (Patron of accountants, bankers, bookkeepers, customs officers, financial officers, guards, money managers, security forces, security guards, stock brokers, tax collectors; Salerno, Italy; Trier, Germany; Villa d'Ogna, Italy)

Student's Day and Spring Day -- Argentina

Throw Away Something Day -- you have the internet's permission to get rid of that hideous gift; if you can't bring yourself to throw it out, donate it

Tzom Gedaliah -- Judaism (Fast of Gedalia, a dawn to dusk day of fasting to lament the assassination of Gedalia the righteous governor of Judea)

World Alzheimer's Day

World Gratitude Day

Birthdays Today:

Nicole Richie, 1981
Luke Wilson, 1971
Ricki Lake, 1968
Faith Hill, 1967
Darva Conger, 1965
Rob Morrow, 1962
Nancy Travis, 1961
David James Elliot, 1960
Dave Coulier, 1959
Ethan Boen, 1957
Bill Murray, 1950
Stephen King, 1947
Kay Ryan, 1945
Fannie Flagg, 1944
Bill Kurtis, 1940
Henry Gibson, 1935
Leonard Cohen, 1934
Larry Hagman, 1931
Chuck Jones, 1912
H.G. Wells, 1866
Maurice Barrymore, 1849 (family patriarch)
Francis Hopkinson, 1737

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"NYPD Blue"(TV), 1993
"Glengarry Glen Ross"(Play), 1983
"Monday Night Football"(TV), 1970*
"Perry Mason"(TV), 1957
"The Texaco Star Theater"(TV), 1948
My Weekly Reader(Magazine, first issue date), 1928

*Browns 31, Jets 21

Today in History:

Richard the Lionheart captured, 1192
Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge, 1451
John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent a fire extinguisher, 1677
Nathan Hale arrested for spying, 1776
The Pennsylvania Packet & Daily Advertiser becomes the first successful US daily newspaper, 1784
Joseph Smith, Jr. claims that the Angel Moroni gives him the gold plates from which he translates the Book of Mormon, 1827
The Duryea Motor Wagon Company becomes the first auto manufacturer, 1895
"Kit Carson", the first cowboy film, premiers in the US, 1903
Publication of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", 1937
Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations, 1971
Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female US Supreme Court justice, 1981
Brunei joins the United Nations, 1984
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly, 2001
The Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, 2003
Hurricane Rita becomes the third most intense storm hurricane (dropped to 4th on October 19, just a few weeks later), 2005
al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people, 2013
Caltech scientists publish a study in the journal "Current Biology" showing that the jellyfish Cassiopea is the first animal without a brain that is known to actually sleep, 2017


  1. Aww! what cute photos ;-)

    Good quote too, I always like your poems :-)

    Have a quotetastic safe week 😷😷😷

  2. Hehe, having ancestors. Your father really had a sense of humour, and a just as good sense for which words his children knew.

  3. I suspect you will miss Coda.
    My father was the family trickster too.

  4. Coda looks quite happy, but I'm sure she was thrilled to have her mom back! As for the quote, we are so tired of slander. No matter if you are for the winner or loser, no one wants to keep hearing it forever. Get over it, move on, make a new plan.

  5. Awww, Coda is happy with you, but probably more happy with mom. Cute.

    Love your Spark and it's ever so true.

    What a dirty joke, but funny.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  6. I am sure Little Girl and Coda love to be re-united again. That was a good joke with a happy ending. Everyone can go for the vacation!

  7. Mimi,

    I'm glad your daughter is back but now you'll miss your grandpup. :( Ha-Ha! I love your poem based on a real life. I think I would've clobbered the hubby lovingly of course for giving ya such a start. lol Excellent Sparks meme and soooo true. Have an aWWWesome Monday, my friend!

  8. We're glad Coda had a big old time. That's a terrific and true Spark and a lovely poem!

  9. What a fun time you all had. As far as Dad's joke ... what a ham!

  10. Awww I bet you will miss Coda! The quote is perfect for these days and the poem is a hoot!

  11. THATZ a stix !!! pleez stop bye blogger sum time soon and vizit again :) ☺☺

    didn't now HG wells was born that many years ago !! the war of the worlds is EPIC !!! happy birthday to you dood :) ☺☺♫♪♫♫♪♫

  12. Cute photos of Coda. Nice spark and funny story :)

  13. School holidays have commenced here, too...not that it affects me...I'm always on holidays! :)

    I love the Socrates quote. Nothing changes, does it? It is proof humans never learn!

    I also love the dog pics...their contentment shines through. :)

  14. Bwahahaha! That dad sounds like my dad! And my children's dad.
    Happy National Pecan Cookie Day!
    Farewell for a while, Coda!

  15. Love the pups! Sweet photos! The poem was great! I was thinking National Pecan Day, we have two packages of Keebler Pecan Sandies hahaha! Have a great week and thank you for always visiting me. HUGS across the miles. XO XO

  16. Oh no! Not ancestors! Ha Ha . That's quite funny.
    Coda is a lovely girl.

  17. Oh Coda is a handsome dog and great that she has a play mate ~ sweet post and photos ~ Happy Monday ^_^

    Live each moment with love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Lovely photos and quote. Your poem made me laugh Dad sounds like a great tease.