Monday, October 10, 2016

Awww Monday: A Fun Friday

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This past Friday was busy -- it ended with rEcess!  (That's our program where we take care of special needs kids so their parents can have a night out.)

It's fun to take care of the kids, and i have to admit, spoil them a little.  In fact, i spoiled Petey just a bit more than i should have.  Oh, i have to admit, i did something bad.  He was so hungry, he ate all of his chicken and fries, and many of his brother's fries, and when he was licking the ketchup pack, i tore off the end and taught him to just suck the ketchup right out of the pack straight!

I'll take a ketchup, neat!

Our theme was costume night, and Linda very much enjoyed being a ballerina and getting out of her wheelchair.

Our prettiest ballerina!

Emmy, who gets very sleepy very early, had her very favorite outfit -- her jammies!

Can we believe Emmy is almost 9 already?

A blessed and beautiful Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!

Today is:

Alex Kivi Day a/k/a Kivi Day -- Finland (The Day of Finnish Literature)

Ana-hachimangu Yabusame -- Toyama Park, Tokyo, Japan (demonstration of the ancient art of horseback archery)

Anti-Columbus Day

Arbor Day -- Poland

Bonza Bottler Day

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Squid Day/Cuttlefish Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate the tentacular species

Columbus Day/Discovery Day/Two Worlds Day/Anti-Columbus Day/Native Americans Day/Pan America Day -- observed, several countries
     American Indian Heritage Day -- AL, US
     Columbus Day (obs.) -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
     Dia del Respet a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina
     Fraternal Day -- AL, US
     Native Americans' Day -- much of the US formally; almost everywhere informally (a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans)

Commonwealth Culture Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Curacao Day -- Curacao

Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina

Double Tenth Day/National Day -- China; Taiwan (In remembrance of the revolution against the Imperial Manchu Dynasty.)

Festival for Juno Moneta -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno as goddess of money)

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in

Fitness Day / Health-Sports Day -- Japan

Independence Day / Deed of Cession Day -- Fiji(1970)

Journee Nationale de la Femme Marocaine -- Morocco (National Women's Day)

Kruger Day -- South Africa

KWP Foundation Day -- North Korea (1945)

Lotu-a-Tamaiti -- Samoa; Tokelau (Day after White Sunday)

Maroons Day -- Suriname (celebration of indigenous peoples)

Moi Day -- Kenya

Naha Tug-of-War Festival -- Okinawa, Japan (tug-of-war involving a 27 ton rope)

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Cake Decorating Day -- some websites say today, some say the 17th

National Handbag Day -- started by

National Kick-Butt Day -- a day to kick yourself in the rump, jump start yourself to doing something you've been wanting to do and making excuses for not doing; begun by Sylvia Henderson 

National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; get over it and learn, it's good for your brain!)

Naval Academy Day -- US

Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day -- Norfolk Island, Australia

St. Francis Borgia's Day (Patron of Portugal; Rota, Marianas; against earthquakes)

St. Paulinus of York's Day (Patron of Rochester, England)

Tag der Volksabstimmung -- Austria (Referendum Day)

Thanksgiving -- Canada (Interfaith)

Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day

War of Independence Anniversary -- Cuba

World Day Against the Death Penalty -- International

World Homeless Day -- no one should be homeless 

World Mental Health Day -- International

World Porridge Day -- celebrating Scotland's traditional national dish 

World Rainforest Week begins -- International 

Anniversaries Today:

Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., marries Katherine Anne "Kiki" Gershman, 1993
Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1975 (second time)
The United States Naval Academy opened with 50 midshipmen and 7 professors, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Adrian Grenier, 1976
Bob Burnquist, 1976
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1974
Mario Lopez, 1973
Brett Favre, 1969
Daniel Pearl, 1963
Tanya Tucker, 1958
David Lee Roth, 1955
Nora Roberts, 1950
Jessica Harper, 1949
Charles Dance, 1946
Ben Vereen, 1946
Harold Pinter, 1930
Richard Jaeckel, 1926
Thelonious Monk, 1917
Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1924
Helen Hayes, 1900
Giuseppe Verdi, 1813
Henry Cavendish, 1731 (discovered hydrogen)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Upstairs, Downstairs"(TV), 1971
"The Bob Newhart Show"(TV), 1962
"Milk and Honey"(Musical), 1961
"Porgy and Bess"(Folk opera), 1935
"Die Chinesische Mauer/The Great Wall of China"(Play), 1946
The Tuxedo, 1886 (introduced at The Tuxedo Club in New York)

Today in History:

The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Carribean, 1780
The first non-Native American settlement is founded in Oklahoma, 1802
William Lassell discovers Neptune's moon Triton, 1846
The first "Dinner Jacket" is worn to the Autumn Ball at Tuxedo Park, NY, 1886
President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal, 1913
Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after the French pull out of the city, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant, 1957
The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident, 1957
The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite, 1964
The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force, 1967
In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, 1970
Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1971
After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI adds Arabic to the languages in which the weekly Vatican address is broadcast, 2012


  1. oh, now he's addicted to ketchup! :)

  2. What sweeties! Always love to hear about rEcess.

  3. Awww on all of them, but I really loved what you taught Petey. I'm sure his parents will be most impressed.

    You do so many wonderful things. Bless you.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday. ☺

  4. What a neat share! These children are simply beautiful! It takes a very kind heart to work with children so closely and see each achievement as a true wonder. Love that ketchup pic! A pretty ballerina and a cozy kiddo. Thank you for sharing and enjoy a wonderful week.

  5. Mimi- you are so kind to everyone- bless you!

  6. That is so sweet of you to spend time with the kids, you are a saint.It looks very rewarding.

  7. They are all very cute! Ketchup has tomatoes so it's a veggie right? :)

  8. Kids are filled with Awww & Aww...some moments. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place.


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