Friday, April 18, 2014

A to Z Challenge: P is for Proud

Last Thursday, Little Girl brought home a notice from school.  It said that she would be receiving some awards from the school, and that it would be on the next Tuesday!

Of course, we had plans.  Those got rearranged and it all worked out.  I was only able to be there until she got her award, and then i slipped out.  Sweetie actually got her to the ceremony on time, and stayed to take her home.

She was required to dress up.  She was not happy until i told her that yes, she would wear the suit and tie she had originally bought for another formal occasion.

She hates being photographed, so i had to be discreet and make sure i didn't show her face.  Also, since i had to sit in the back with the child i was babysitting, the pictures aren't the best.

Little Girl in her suit and tie, with her name being called.

Receiving her awards.

Her awards were for being named an Exceptional Student in Biology and an Outstanding Student in Geometry.

We are very proud of her and how hard she works in school

Today is

Adult Autism Awarenes Day -- sponsored by; i know the poster child!

Army Day -- Iran (Rouz-e-Artesh)

Cleaning for a Reason Week begins -- raising awareness of Cleaning For A Reason, which helps provide free residential cleaning to women fighting cancer

Goddess Month of Maia begins

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)
     Via Crusus (Way of the Cross) -- San Fernando, Philippines (reenactment of the Passion)
     Procession of the Mysteries -- Taranto, Italy

Independence Day -- Zimbabwe(1980)

International Amateur Radio Day/World Amateur Radio Day -- celebrating "ham radio" around the world with the ARRl

International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO

Invention Day -- Japan

Laundromat Day -- the first self-service "washateria" opened on this date in 1934 in Fort Worth, TX, US

Look-Alike Day -- internet generated, a day to try to look like someone you admire; some sites list it on the 20th

Make a Quilt Day -- obviously begun by someone who has no idea how long the process really takes!

National Animal Cracker Day

National Hot Cross Bun Day -- always on Good Friday

Newspaper Columnists' Day -- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in honor of the anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle

Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilies of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Sleep Apnea Awareness Day --

Smile Big and Say Hi for No Particular Reason Day -- if some site gave the reason for this, it would defeat the purpose

St. Agapitus Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Agia's Day (Patron against lawsuits)

"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri -- Furukawa, Japan (one of the liveliest dance festivals, with elements of dance styles from around the country; through the 20th)

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alabama is founded, 1831

Birthdays Today:

America Ferrara, 1984
Cheryl Ann Haworth, 1983
Melissa Joan Hart, 1976
Eli Roth, 1972
David Tennant, 1971
Maria Bello, 1967
Conan O'Brien, 1963
Eric McCormack, 1963
Jane Leeves, 1961
Eric Roberts, 1956
John James, 1956
John Pankow, 1954
Rick Moranis, 1954
Dorothy Lyman, 1947
James Woods, 1947
Hayley Mills, 1946
Robert Hooks, 1937
Barbara Hale, 1921
Leopold Stokowski, 1882
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, 1880
Clarence Darrow, 1857
Lucrezia Borgia, 1480

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(Musical), 1994
"Real People"(TV), 1979
"Call Me Mister"(Musical), 1946

Today in History:

Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506
The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738
The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775
Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881
The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899
Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902
Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902
The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906
The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912
"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923
Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924
The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934
The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958
The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, from the Triple-A International League, begin the longest game in professional baseball history, 33 innings, 1981
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision, 2007
Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can suport liquid water at the surface, 2013


  1. You must be very proud parents. So what does she want to do in her life? On to college in a year or so?

  2. how awesome! congratulations on your bright girl!

  3. Those are two tough classes. I hated biology. I hated it so much that I had to take it twice. I flunked the first year. Bugger.

    Congratulations on the awards. That's more than awesome.

    Have a fabulous day and a very happy Easter. ☺

  4. How brilliant well done to her from me too ;-)

    Have a tanfabulous day ;-)

  5. Biology and Geometry? Wow. Those were subjects I really struggled with.

  6. Congrats!! have a great easter and hope to have more letter challenges.

  7. Wonderful! Congratulations to Little Girl! :).

  8. Congrats to your daughter! You must be so proud. :)

  9. Excellent! Congrats to your daughter. You have every reason to be mighty proud of her.

  10. It's not only Good Friday, but also MY WIFE's birthday! Had I known it was also Animal Cracker Day, I would have made her cake from them...

  11. Congratulations to her!! Well done.


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