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The kids have been outdoors a lot lately, since the rain ended. #2 Son especially used this weekend off work to spend time at the creek. Little Girl likes to lie outdoors in the clover and watch the bees, and make chains of clover flowers.
Their love of being outside reminds me of a joke.
Ol' Boudreaux went to Doc Gauthier for his annual check-up.
Doc Gauthier ax him, "Boudreaux, how you do it? Here you be 75, an' you be in better shape dan me, an' I'm only 50!"
An' Boudreaux, he say, "Mais, I t'ink it's because when me an' Clothile marry over 50 years back, we done made a agreement. If'n we had a fight, she go in de kitchen to cool down, an' I go outdoors. An' we stuck wit' dat ever since."
Doc Gauthier t'ink about dat a minute, and he say, "Well, I guess dat do keep down de stress."
"Stress? What stress?" Boudreaux ax. "Mais, it may keep down stress, but I t'ink it's because de outdoor life be healthier!"
Be Kind to Animals Week -- sponsored by the American Humane Association, through Saturday
Bird Day -- anniversary of the first Bird Day declared in 1894 by the Superintendent of Schools in Oil City, PA, Charles Babcock
Cassinga Day -- Namibia
Compliment Someone's Smile Day
Declaration of Independence Day -- Latvia
Dodenherdenking -- Netherlands (Remembrance of those in the armed forces who have died in war or peacekeeping missions.)
Fairy Ring Day (Giving) -- Fairy Calendar
Frustrating the Fairies Day -- Ireland (a day to confuse the fairies so they may not cause any mischief)
International Bereaved Mothers' Day -- remembering those mothers who have lost a child
International Firefighters' Day -- http://www.firefightersday.org/
Lemonade Day -- US (empowering youth to start their own small businesses)
May Fourth Movement
Literary Day -- Republic of China
Youth Day -- People's Republic of China
Martyr's Day -- Lebanon
Mayday for Mutts -- originally sponsored on the first Sunday of the month, but now celebrated by many animal rescues on different dates
Memorial Day -- Curacao (military ceremonies to honor victims of WWII, not a government holiday)
Midori no hi -- Japan (Greenery Day/Arbor Day)
Mother's Day -- Hungary; Lithuania; Mozambique; Portugal; Romania; Spain
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes -- Paterson, NJ (on the first Sunday of May, which is Motorcycle Safety Month; some other places will also observe bike blessings throughout the month)
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Infertility Survival Day® -- encouraging infertility survivors to reach out to those still coming to terms with being diagnosed as infertile
National Kids Fitness Day -- this one doesn't seem to have any particular sponsor or organization behind it, but please get those kids outdoors to do something fun, any time you can!
National Orange Juice Day
National Weather Observers Day -- another fun day that doesn't seem to be sponsored by anyone, but Family Crafts has suggestions for how to celebrate
Petite and Proud Day -- i've never heard of this one until now, but it's the one for me!
Relationship Renewal Day -- because someone, somewhere, wants you to stop taking the ones you love for granted
Remembrance Day for Martyrs and the Disabled -- Afghanistan
Respect for Chickens Day -- International (United Poultry Concerns)www.upc-online.org
Sagami Giant Kite Festival -- Sagami, Japan (through tomorrow; giant kite that requires a team of 100 people is flown on the banks of the Sagami River)
St. Florian's Day (Patron of brewers, chimney sweeps, coopers, drowning victims, fire prevention, firefighters, harvests, soap-boilers; Austria; Chur, Switzerland; Linz, Austria; Poland; against battle, drowning, fire, and flood)
a recognized holiday in Austria
St. Venerius of Milan's Day (Patron of lighthouse keepers)
Star Wars Day -- greet others with "May the 4th be with you!"
World Laughter Day -- sponsored by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement
Yom HaZiKaron -- Israel (Memorial Day; begins at sunset)
Youth Day -- China
Erin Andrews, 1978
Dawn Stanley, 1970
Randy Travis, 1959
Pia Zadora, 1956
David Guttersn, 1956
Jackie Jackson, 1951
Richard Jenkins, 1947
Nicholas Ashford, 1942
George F. Will, 1941
Roberta Peters, 1930
Audrey Hepburn, 1929
Heloise Bowles Cruse, 1919
Horace Mann, 1796
Bartolomeo Cristofori, 1655
"Beatles at Hollywood Bowl"(Album), 1977
"Another World"(TV), 1964
Today in History:
Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance, 1415
Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands, 1626
A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella, 1715
Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III, 1776
Mary Dixon Kies becomes the first woman in the US to obtain a patent, for a method of weaving hats with straw, silk, and thread, 1809
Napoleon arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile, 1814
The Haymarket Square Riot takes place in Chicago, 1886
The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal, 1904
The Royal Canadian Navy is created, 1910
May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion, 1932
Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea, 1953
The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South, 1961
The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation", 1972
An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak, 1974
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1979
Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation, 1990
The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever, 2007
The last nuclear reactor in Japan is shut down, leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970, 2012
. . . and now it's Thursday
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