Monday, March 2, 2015

Awww Monday: Fun at Church

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  Just post a picture that makes everyone say, "Awww!" and that's it!

After all, it's great to start the week with a smile.

One of the biggest blessings in my life is being able to work with Ms. Jo on the first Sunday of every month and teach Sunday school with her.  We teach at the outdoor church for the homeless.

We go to where the homeless stay; yes, a lady lives there, with mattress walls.

The children hear a Bible story, and get to color and do crafts.

Everyone leaves with a bag of food, even each child.

What do we do when the pastor talks longer than usual?  Bible Tic-Tac-Toe!

Today is:

Adwa Victory Day -- Ethiopia

Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival -- Argungu, Nigeria (a wild fishing contest, plus singing, dancing canoe racing, and more; if it hasn't been cancelled this year, it's around this time)

Casimir Pulaski Day -- Illinois, US (celebration of the Polish-American Revolutionary War Hero)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Monday:  Fun Facts About Names Day, enjoy looking up things like, what is the name of the Monopoly dog, or do Ken and Barbie have last names

Feast of 'Ala (Loftiness) -- Baha'i (first full day of the 19 day fast)

First Sitting of the People's Majlis/Public Holiday -- Maldives

Going Forth of Set, Son of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day -- Guam (formerly Discovery Day / Magellan Day)

Hamilton Lavity Stoutt Holiday -- British Virgin Islands (in lieu of Mar. 7)

Highway Numbers Day -- US (a joint board of state and federal highway officials created the first uniform system for numbering interstate highways, as well as standardizing design of road signs, in 1925)

James Ronald Webster's Birthday -- Anguilla

Labour Day -- WA, Australia (a/k/a Eight Hour Day)

March Nymph's Parade -- Fairy Calendar

National Banana Cream Pie Day

NEA's Read Across America Day -- on or near Dr. Seuss' birth anniversary; this year's theme is "Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat"

Old Stuff Day -- if you are doing the same old stuff, think about how you can change that

Peasants' Day -- Myanmar

St. Chad of Mead's Day (Patron of St. Chad's College of the University of Durham in England; Birmingham, England; Lichfield, England)

Texas Independence Day -- Texas, US (anniversary of declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836)

Anniversary Today:

Mt. Rainier National Park is established, 1899

Birthdays Today:

Henrik Lundquist, 1982
Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981
Chris Martin, 1977
Daniel Craig, 1968
Jon Bon Jovi, 1962
Ken Salazar, 1955
Laraine Newman, 1952
Karen Carpenter, 1950
Eddie Money, 1949
Lou Reed, 1944
John Irving, 1942
Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931
Tom Wolfe, 1931
John Cullum, 1930
Doc Watson, 1923
Jennifer Jones, 1919
Desi Arnaz, 1917
Martin Ritt, 1914
Mel Ott, 1909
Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), 1904
Bedrich Smetana, 1864
Carl Schurz, 1829
Melissa Burton Coray, 1828
Sam Houston, 1793
Juvenal, 54

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Bubbling Brown Sugar"(Musical), 1976
The Sound of Music(Film), 1965
"Bus Stop"(Play), 1955
King Kong(Film), 1933
Morning Chronicle(London daily newspaper), 1769

Today in History:

The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England, 1717
A semaphore machine that will speed communication is introduced in Paris, 1791
The US Congress outlaws the import of slaves, 1797
The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico, 1836
Aleksandr Romanov becomes the tsar of Russia, 1855
Tsar Aleksandr outlaws serfdom in Russia, 1861
The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace, 1888
In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women, 1903
The original film version of King Kong premiers, 1933
Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute, 1949
The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut, 1949
In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted, 1969
Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown, 1970
The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets, 1972
Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28, 1978
CD players and discs are released for sale for the first time outside of Japan, 1983
Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century, 1989
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations, 1992
Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice, 1998
In his book 'Jesus of Nazareth Part II', Pope Benedict XVI exonerates the Jewish people for the responsibility of the death of Jesus, 2011
New findings from the University of Leicester indicate decreasing sitting time by 90 minutes each day can result in major heath advantages, including reducing the risk of Type II Diabetes, 2013


  1. oh you have my heart with OUTDOOR CHURCH.
    <3 <3 <3

  2. You are breaking my heart and making me wonder why I do so little for others!

  3. I love this idea!! Such a wonderful blessing for the homeless!! I will have to look into this.....


  4. oh, the tic-tac-toe is so sweet! :)

  5. What a wonderful gift you are giving! You are always so generous to others less fortunate. Aww indeed.

    But way to make a gal posting about decadent free massages on the same day feel like a totally superficial cretin! :)

  6. You are an amazing woman with amazing kids. I just love your family.

    Have a blessed Awww Monday my friend. ♥♥♥

  7. I always read your history column and this one has me scratching me head: The US Congress outlaws the import of slaves, 1897. Interesting that this happened so long after the Civil War.

  8. It's Old Stuff Day. Since it is also my birthday... well, you do the math (if you can count that high.)

  9. arte amazing and so is that woman! Big hugs to you!

  10. Thanks for catching that, Stephen! It was meant to be 1797, and i've corrected it.