Wednesday, April 26, 2017

V for Victory, a Wordless Wednesday Post

The Jalopy, heaven help her...

...passed inspection.  Victory!

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.

Today is:

Administrative Professionals Day -- Wed. of last full week

American Quilter's Society Quilt Show -- Paducah, KY, US (auction, workshops, and prizes for the best quilts; through Saturday)

Audubon Day -- birth anniversary of John James Audubon

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy -- Belarus

Delphinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Apollo; date approximate)

Fairy Laughter Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Individual Sovereignty -- an internet holiday that i think is a good idea!

Festival of Renenutet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (as Lady of the Robes, who invented the bandages in which to wrap mummies; date approximate)

Hug an Australian Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

International Guide Dog Day

Mayan Rain Festival -- to honor the rain gods and welcome the fruitfulness of the earth; date approximate

National Help A Horse Day -- US (Join the ASPCA in several rescue events) 

National Pretzel Day

Remember Your First Kiss Day

Richter Scale Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Francis Richter

Sacrifice to Zeus Epacrios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Shuffleboard Day -- on the adopted birthday of the game (no exact date of origination can be pinned down, and fans want a day to celebrate, so here it is)

St. Rafael Arnaiz' Day (Patron of diabetics and against diabetes)

St. Stephen of Perm's Day / Old Permic Alphabet Day -- Russian Orthodox Church (inventor of the alphabet used for Russian before the Cyrillic was developed)

Tucson International Mariachi Conference -- Tucson, AZ, US (festival showcasing the best of balle folklorico and mariachi; through Saturday)

Union Day -- Tanzania

USA Film Festival -- Dallas, TX, US (major showcase of new studio and indie films; through Sunday)

Vallenato Legend Festival -- Valledupar, Colombia (one of Colombia’s most important music and folk festivals; through Apr. 30)

Walk @ Lunch Day -- founded and encouraged by Blue Cross / Blue Shield

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Albert (future George VI) marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923
The Independent Order of Oddfellows, American branch, is established in Baltimore, MD, US, 1819
Moscow State University opens, 1755

Birthdays Today:

Jon Lee, 1982
Jason Earles, 1977
Tom Welling, 1977
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, 1970
Kane, 1967
Kevin James, 1965
Jet Li, 1963
Joan Chen, 1961
Michael Damian, 1962
Giancarlo Esposito, 1958
Boyd Matson, 1947
Gary Wright, 1943
Bobby Rydell, 1942
Duane Eddy, 1938
Carol Burnett, 1933
I.M. Pei, 1917
Hans Detlef "Douglas" Sierck, 1897
Anita Loos, 1889
Gertrude Bridget "Ma" Rainey, 1886 (Some say April 3)
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822
John James Audobon, 1785
Marcus Aurelius, 121

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jelly's Last Jam"(Musical), 1992
"Dinosaurs"(TV), 1991
"China Beach"(TV), 1988
"Company"(Musical), 1970
"Grand Polonaise Brillante"(Chopin Op. 20), 1835

Today in History:

Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn, 1514
William Shakespeare is baptized, 1564
English  colonists of the Jamestown settlement  make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, 1607
Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, 1802
Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election  to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic, 1925
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections, 1963
Tanganyika  and Zanzibar  merge to form Tanzania, 1964
A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting, 1965
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force, 1970
A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster, 1986
Physicists  announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle, 1994
Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country, 2005

During the second day of evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a 'cover-up' at 'News of the World' but that he had no knowledge of it, 2012


  1. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI (married today in 1923) and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. Notwithstanding the popularity of Princess Diana I would say the Queen Mother was the most loved and admired of the Royal Family in the 20th Century. In April 2002, more than a million people filled the area outside Westminster Abbey and along the 23-mile route from central London to her final resting place beside her husband and younger daughter in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

  2. <3 <3 <3
    for me?
    V is for VILLAGE :-)

  3. Hurray! They don't make cars like they used to!

  4. How old is your jalopy? You must take good care of the this car. It looks pretty good.
    Enjoy Wednesday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I always hold my breath when I take my car to the DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality) for inspection.

  6. Kansas doesn't require inspections. Sometimes I think they should with some of the things I have seen around.

    Once Upon a Time

  7. I used to hold my breath when I took my cars in for inspection. I don't anymore. We tend to finally have newer vehicles now. It isn't near as stressful. It's amazing what you can do when all the kids are gone. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

  8. what a wonderful jalopy! Think of all the stories "she" could tell! Cheers!

  9. Well done for passing the inspection...must be a relief.
    Like the sound of the Mayan Rain Day and smiling while typing and reminiscing my first kiss:)
    V is for Ventriloquist

  10. V is for veracity. Sometimes difficult to find.

  11. That is always such a relief when you have an older vehicle and you wonder what deficiencies might be noted upon inspection. I have prayed my way through them several times in years passed, and I'm sure down the road as our vehicles age I will be doing so again. Passing inspection, victory indeed! Great use of V!

  12. Now that I drive new vehicles we no longer have inspections in Florida. I used to sweat those inspection days back in the day.


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