Monday, December 19, 2016

Awww Monday: Angels among us

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Guess who moved back?  Gracie!  She was with the angel choir for the Live Nativity.

She loves to sing!

Also, this past Saturday, i got to deliver this year's Angel Tree gift.  

The paperwork remainder of a gift given.  

I wasn't able to meet with the child or get a picture of her opening her gift, i just dropped it off to her uncle, who has custody.  The important thing is that she gets a gift from her mother, who is incarcerated.  Every child deserves to have a gift from mom or dad at Christmas, even if mom or dad is in jail.

Today is:

Build a Snowman Day -- occupy your mind, as Christmas seems too far away still; if you have no snow, make snowball cookies

Chocolate Pizza Day -- yes, really

E-Mail Santa Claus Just in Case He Didn't Get Your Letter Day --

Festival for Juventas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of youth, protector of young soldiers)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Skyrgamur -- Curd-glutton, who loves skyr (milk curd) so that he sneaks in the pantry to try to get it all

I've Got My Big Fat Guy Pants On Day -- someone tired of tight clothes started this, a day to wear whatever you like, so long as it is comfortable -- and roomy

Look for an Evergreen Day -- although if you haven't bought your tree by now, you may have waited too long

Maouloud -- Mali (Baptism of the Prophet)

National Hard Candy Day -- this time of year, it probably means candy canes

National Heroes and Heroines Day -- Anguilla

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Opalia -- Roman Empire (feast of Ops, goddess of abundance; 3rd day of the Saturnalia)

Riddle-Making Trials -- Fairy Calendar

Robinson Crusoe Rescue Day (1686)

St. Bernard Valeara's Day (Patron of Teramo, Italy)

St. Samthann (Samantha) of Meath's Day (Patron of the spiritual life)

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation -- UN

Anniversary Today:

First radio broadcast from space, a Christmas greeting from President Eisenhower, 1958

Birthdays Today:

Jake Gyllenhall, 1980
Alyssa Milano, 1972
Tyson Beckford, 1971
Amy Locane, 1971
Kristy Swanson, 1969
Criss Angel, 1967
Jessica Steen, 1965
Jennifer Beals, 1963
Kevin Edward McHale, 1957
Janie Fricke, 1952
Robert Urich, 1946
Richard Leakey, 1944
Alvin Lee, 1944
Tim Reid, 1944
Cicely Tyson, 1939
Al Kaline, 1934
David Susskind, 1920
Leonid Brezhnev, 1906
Ralph Richardson, 1902
Carter Godwin Woodson, 1875
Minnie Maddern Fiske, 1865
Mary Ashton Livermore, 1821
William Edward Parry, 1790

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Titanic(Film), 1997
The Man with the Golden Gun(Film), 1974
"Homecoming A Christmas Story"(TV introduction of "The Waltons"), 1971
"The Music Man"(Musical), 1957
"A Christmas Carol"(publication date), 1843
"American Crisis"(publication date of the Thomas Paine essay in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls."), 1776
"Poor Richard's Almanack" (publication of first issue by Benjamin Franklin), 1732

Today in History:

Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor, 324
The Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad, 1055
The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States, 1606
Benjamin Franklin, under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack", 1732
Thomas Paine publishes his first "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls," 1776
Chinese troops occupy the capital Thang Long Vietnam, 1788
The US state of Kentucky becomes the first to appropriate money for road building, 1795
The US state of Georgia becomes the first to pass a birth registration law, 1823
Allen Wilson of Connecticut patents a sewing machine that can sew a curved seam, 1854
Albert L. Jones patents corrugated cardboard, 1871
The first black US Catholic priest, Charles Uncles, is ordained in Baltimore, 1891
The first city ordinance requiring separate neighborhoods for blacks and whites is passed, in Baltimore, 1910
Robert Ripley begins his "Believe It Or Not" column in the NY Globe, 1918
The British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas, 1932
The US Earth satellite Atlas transmitted the first radio voice broadcast from space, 1958
The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, returns to earth, 1972
The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China, in 1997, would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, is signed, 1984
Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from internal exile in Gorky, 1986
A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khˆvsgˆl Province, Mongolia, 2001
The Union Bank of Switzerland is fined US$1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate, 2012


  1. oh that final paragraph.
    <3 <3 <3
    and YES.

  2. Choir is a wonderful place for kids. One of the best ways to memorize anything is to set it to music and most kids love making a joyful sound. Have a blessed week.

  3. Very sweet photo. I agree, every child deserves a nice Christmas and how kind of you to make that happen.

  4. A very beautiful picture. I bet she also has a lovely voice.
    How wonderful for that child to have something from an incarcerated parent. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Awww, and you do so many wonderful things. My you get them back threefold. You're an amazing person.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday. ☺

  6. Your blog always provides an emotional boost because of all the good deeds. A fine example for us all.

  7. You just brought a heartwarming smile to my face :-)

    Have a tanfastic day :-)

  8. A sweet face that kid has got. Nice heartwarming post!

  9. What a wonderful idea. I wonder if we have something like that here??

  10. What a sweet photo share! I really like thisidea. Thank you for sharing.

  11. What a wonderful thing to do especially at Christmas time! I hadn't heard of this idea before but I'm sure it means a lot for the children to receive presents from their parents since they can't be home themselves.

  12. what a wonderful thing to do for this child!

  13. We used to have an angel but haven't done it for years. That would be a fun thing to do, again.


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