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These babies are almost grown now, and the nest is getting very crowded, but you've got to admit mama chose a great place. Whenever mama is not there with them, the two little ones stay very still.
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. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a blog break due to her husband's health concerns, but she might or might not choose to hop in sometimes.. Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too. This week the theme is Clothes.
Clothes are what we wear
So our backsides won't be bare.
Once you are over the age of two,
Running around that way just will not do.
As i'm not into fashion,
For that i've never had a passion,
Jeans are my standard uniform,
And a t-shirt is my norm.
It's easy, i don't have to think,
Ready for work quick as a wink,
Tough and sturdy, it's the way
To get me through my rough work day.
Not sure yet about the theme for next week, perhaps one time we could use art as our subject, but i will update when it is decided.
Canterbury South Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury South, New Zealand
Czech Statehood Day -- Czech Republic
Dominion Day -- New Zealand (Obs.)
Drink Beer Day
Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM) -- US (sponsored by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, encouraging everyone to have a meal with the family, because all the studies show it's good for you!)
Feast of Hapi and Creation of the Nile -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Fish Tank Floor Show Night -- the Wellcat Holidays people say that your fish keep you entertained all year long, so turn about is fair play, entertain your fish tonight!
Frances Willard Day -- Minnesota
International Right to Know Day -- FOI Advocates Network, promoting the right of access to information for all people and the benefits of open, transparent, and accountable governments
Menkhet Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Michaelmas Eve -- Celtic celebration, bake your bannock bread tonight for eating on St. Michael and All Angel's Day tomorrow; tonight, build a bonfire and dine on roast lamb, and make sure the menfolk protect the horses, for anyone is allowed to "borrow" one for the celebration tomorrow
National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography -- Philippines
National Good Neighbor Day -- US (begun when Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, began campaigning for this National Day in the 1970's; go greet the neighbors, wearing a mask, of course, and be a good neighbor yourself!)
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia
Read a Child a Book You Like Day -- someone started this to get us to remember the books we loved as kids, and share them with children now
Runic Half Month Gyfu begins (gift)
St. Wenceslaus' Day (Patron of brewers; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Moravia; Prague, Czech Republic)
Tales of Kelp-Koli's Second Visit -- Fairy Calendar (through the 30th)
Teacher's Day -- Taiwan (on the traditional Western date of Confucius' birthday, of course)
Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, ends sundown today)
Frankie Jonas, 2000
Hilary Duff, 1987
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1973
Naomi Watts, 1968
Mira Sorvino, 1967
Janeane Garofalo, 1964
Suzanne Whang, 1962
Steve Largent, 1954
Jeffrey Jones, 1947
Ben E. King, 1938
Koko Taylor, 1935
Brigitte Bardot, 1934
Arnold Stang, 1925
Marcello Mastroianni, 1924
William Windom, 1923
Al Capp, 1909
Max Schmeling, 1905
Ed Sullivan, 1901
Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1856
Frances Willard, 1839
Ed Wood(Film), 1994
"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage"(Documentary series), 1980
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"(Single release, Gladys Knight), 1967
"Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales"(TV), 1963
"Dr. Kildare"(TV), 1961
"Purlie Victorious"(Play), 1961
Radio Times(Magazine, first issue), 1923
Today in History:
Pompey the Great, member of the Triumvirate, is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy of Egypt upon landing in that country, BC48
King/Saint Wenceslas murdered by his brother, 935
William the Conqueror invades England, 1066
Sinking of the Spanish fleet during a hurricane off the coast of Florida, 1528
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo becomes the first European to reach San Diego Bay, 1542
Publication of "Pilgrim's Progress", 1678
Divorce is legalized in Maryland, 1701
American and French forces begin the siege of Yorktown, 1781
Napoleon Bonaparte, age 16, graduates from the Military Academy of Paris -- 42nd in a class of 51, 1785
Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed, 1858
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, 1867
Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin, 1928
Indonesia joins the United Nations, 1950
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations, 1960
SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit, 2008
Research teams from Exeter and Cambridge Universities announce in the journal Nature Genetics their discovery of the DNA controllers that determine at what age women go into menopause, 2015