Monday, April 11, 2016

A to Z and Awww Monday: I Love rEcess!

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rEcess night, and Erin (age 14 and with both physical and developmental challenges) said, 

"I Love rEcess!"

What do you love? i asked her.

"I love my buttered bun from Chik-Fil-A dipped in Polynesian sauce!"  (Besides what she gets in her feeding tube, it's the only thing she eats.)

Yes, the little piggy purse went with us everywhere, too.

"I love the color red, it is my favorite!"

As evinced by her coloring sheet.

"I love watching Sam climb things!"

She always reacts with awe when he climbs tables.

"I love the movie!"

Even when Petey is drawing on the board during the show, it just adds to the fun!

Today is:

Barbershop Quartet Day -- founding day of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America

Buchenwald Liberation Day -- at 3:15pm local time, by the Third Army

Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia -- Philadelphia, PA, US (in conjunction with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia; through the 17th)

Eight Track Tape Day -- do you remember those; someone who fondly does has a day to honor them

Festival of Unmediated Play -- just go out there and have fun, like kids do

International "Louie Louie" Day -- a song that caused such a stir it deserves a day; on the birth anniversary of its composer, Richard Berry

Juan Santamaria Day -- Costa Rica (commemoration of the hero of the Battle of Rivas)

Laotian New Year's Eve -- Laos (celebrations last through the 15th and sometimes beyond; at the start of the monsoon season)

Liberation Day -- Uganda (fall of Idi Amin)

M&M Crisis in Space Day -- on this day in 1996, American astronaut Shannon Lucid reported from Space Station Mir that she was out of M&Ms; it was the only thing she regularly requested for resupply in her 188 days there!

National Cheese Fondue Day

National Pet Day / Pet Day USA -- US (it's about the love, so adopt, don't shop!)

St. Antipas' Day (spiritual student of St. John, mentioned in the Book of the Revelation of St. John)

St. Stanislaus' Day (Patron of soldiers in battle; Cracow, Poland; Plock, Poland; Poland, where he is celebrated on May 8)

World Parkinson's Disease Day

Anniversary Today:

Spelman College is founded, 1881

Birthdays Today:

Joss Stone, 1987
Tricia Helfer, 1974
Vincent Gallo, 1961
Bill Irwin, 1950
Ellen Goodman, 1948
Meshach Taylor, 1947
Peter Riegert, 1947
Louise Lasser, 1939
Richard Berry, 1935
Tony Brown, 1933
Joel Grey, 1932
Ethel Kennedy, 1928
Oleg Cassini, 1913
Jane Matilda Bolin, 1908
Dalia "Dale" Messick, 1906
Percy Julian, 1899
Lizzie “Lillie” Bliss, 1864
Charles Evans Hughes, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"On Your Toes"(Musical), 1936
"Matthäus-Passion/St. Matthew's Passion"(Bach BWV 244), 1727

Today in History:

William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain, 1689
The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place, 1775
President Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech, urging a spirit of concilliation during reconstruction, 1865
The Shogunate is abolished in Japan, 1868
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized, 1876
Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station, 1890
Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States in the treaty ending the Spanish American War, 1899
The US Navy aquires its first submarine, designed by John P. Holland, 1900
Albert Einstein announces his Special Theory of Relativity, 1905
The International Labour Organization is founded, 1919
The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found in Arbroath Abbey where Scottish nationalist students had taken it from Westminster Abbey, 1951
Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule, 1957
Apollo 13 is launched, 1970
The Apple I is created, 1976
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed, 1979
The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan, 1987
Australia beats American Samoa in a 31-0 win, the biggest ever in an international match of football, 2001
The French ban of Islamic women's face coverings goes into effect, 2011


  1. What great pictures. I need to back and read more about what that is all about. You all have a great week.

  2. Aww! what a cute post & pictures love those drawings too :-)

    Have an awwtastic week :-)

  3. Definitely a glass is more than half full type of person.

  4. Awww, I know how you love doing this and I'm sure they are most grateful too. You do so many wonderful things as well as work all the time.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday. ☺

  5. 8 track cassette day! I remember when those were what I listened to when in the car or my mother's dining room. I wonder if any of the few 8 track cassettes I still have work or if they are all gummed up like most of the ones I ended up throwing out years ago.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  6. I agree with Sandee- you and your family are so wonderful and caring !

  7. I love that she finds joy in simple, wonderful things that life brings to her, we could all take a lesson from that!
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie's Journal

  8. Such a great use of everyone's time. By doing this you make the world a better place.

  9. It's beautiful to read about the many people you touch in your life.

  10. You are wonderful and spread kindness and joy wherever you go! Thanks for sharing with us and keeping us informed. xo

  11. Aw, her positive nature is so refreshing! And I agree about the red colour, and the pig purse!! so cute.

  12. Red works for me, but no chick fil a's here...


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