Friday, September 20, 2013

Feline Friday: Brother and Sister

Feline Friday is the idea of Steve, The Burnt Food Dude.

Uriel and Anna are brother and sister.

Anna is the mostly white, and her tabby spots look like snippets out of her brother's coat, while he has just about as much white under him as she has tabby on top.  It's as if there wasn't enough tabby to go around, so they shared!

Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca (date approximate; a few days before the Autumn Equinox, all fires, including that at the Temple of the Sun, were extinguished and 3 days later ceremonially relighted using only glass to concentrate the sunlight on cotton; followed by 8 days of feasting)

ChÀsteilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area)

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through October)

Election Day -- Swaziland

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 10, Disarmament (sponsored by We, the World)

Feast of Orlog -- Scandinavian Deity of Destiny (date approximate)

Feast of Zywie -- Poland (goddess of longevity and health; date approximate)

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival to honor the dead, especially those who died in wars)

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through Sept. 29)

MOGFA Common Ground County Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)

Monkey God Festival -- China (a celebration of this popular character in East Asian stories, with the best place to see the rituals being the Monkey God Temple at Po Tat Estate in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (56th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

National Farm Safety Day -- US (can't find a sponsor, but farming is hard, and dangerous, work, so it's a good idea)

National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- US

National Rum Punch Day

National Youth Day -- Thailand

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

Okuma-kabuto Festival -- Nakajima, Japan (Noto Peninsula's top autumn festival)

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow)

Seven Sweets and Sours Festival -- Intercourse, PA, US (celebrating all the flavors of fall, and pumpkin bowling; through tomorrow)

Southeastern Tribes Festival -- Cherokee, NC, US (Native Americans from the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Choctaw tribes present demonstrations of their traditions including dance, crafts,, and food; through tomorrow)

St. Eustace's Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Birthdays Today:

Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from SanlĂșcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
The Otis Elevator Company unveils the first escalator at the Paris Exposition, 1900
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match, 1973
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the UN, 1977
Walt Disney World hosts its 200 millionth guest, 1985
U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror", 2001
The US Military ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, 2011


  1. What a lovely explanation for the coloring on these kitties. Have a great weekend.

  2. Awww, too cute and you have so many little ones for Feline Friday and Awww Mondays.

    Have a terrific Feline Friday. :)

  3. I was going to Awww over your kittens, Mimi. But Sandee beat me to that. They both are sooo pretty.

    Thank you for the list too. My heart skipped a beat when I thought you must be from Nebraska (I am, born on the farm north of Omaha) but then there were so many I knew that wasn't right. I peeked at your profile and see Louisiana. Mrs. Jim is from Alexandria with roots in Thibodaux.

  4. such cute siblings! I going to toast them now with a wee nip of Applejack!
    Cheers! Have a great weekend!

  5. They are perfectly adorable.. as is the shared tabby concept.