Friday, June 2, 2017

Abigail Cat, Fill-In Fun, and a Small Request

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
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This past week i was catsitting.  The consensus of most of the semi-feral cats is that i'm tolerable if i am doling out food, but not otherwise.

Abigail, however, loves everyone, and politely posed for me:

She's a sweetheart!


Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 56: June 3, 2017

1. A law I would like to see passed is _________________________.

2. My favorite card game is ______________________.

3. With Summer unofficially here,                                   .

4. A favourite Summer memory is                                   .

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1.  A law i would like to see passed is very simple.  At every election, from the local constable to the highest position in the country, None of the Above must be on the ballot.  If None of the Above gets 30% or more of the vote, the election must be held over, and no one who ran before may run again.  This would bring real change, i think. 

2.  My favorite card game is Go Fish, played with Emmy on rEcess nights.  That's the only time i play cards.

3.  With Summer unofficially here, we will not have any more of those delightful nights with temps down in the 50s again until well into fall.  We will have rain, and i will have more mud to clean when i'm taking care of my clients homes and offices.

4.  A favourite Summer memory is the yearly family vacation when i was growing up, especially Hawai'i and the cruises.


Friends, i have a special request.  If you are a praying person, please say a prayer for our Pastor W.  There was a horrible accident on the highway day before yesterday, and he's had two surgeries so far.  He should recover, but it's going to be a long haul.

Today is:

Beypazari Havuç Güveç --  Turkey (weekend festival celebrating a traditional carrot dish)

Buffalo Days Celebration (with Buffalo Chip Throw) -- Luverne, MN, US (parade, arts in the park, and the throwing contest; through Sunday)

Centralia Anchor Festival -- City Square, Centralia, MO, US (anchor driving, archery shoot, tractor show, carnival, crafts, softball and more; through Sunday)

Coronation Day -- United Kingdom

Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of  the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)

Derby Festival begins -- Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey, England (today is Surrey Ladies Day, with Derby Day tomorrow)

Farmington Country Days -- Farmington, MO, US (fun for the family, celebrated the old country way; through Sunday)

Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)

Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival -- Little Chute, WI, US (celebrate with other Cheeseheads; through Sunday)

Harvard Milk Days Festival -- Harvard, IL, US (parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo, and more, all as a salute to hard working dairy farmers, and this year's theme is "Believe in the Future"; through Sunday)

Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)

"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious

International Horseradish Festival -- Collinsville, IL, US (lots of fun in the "Horseradish Capital of the World"; through Sunday)

Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

Kaiko Kinenbi -- Yokohama, Japan (Yokahama Port Opening Festival; through tomorrow)

Labour Day / Sir Randol Fawkes Day -- Bahamas

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival -- Fruita, CO, US (it all started with a chicken that kept trying to eat even after the farmer lopped off his head to prep him for the stew pot; Mike's indomitable spirit and will to live is a legend here and the basis of a two day festival celebrating the fact that you can live a normal life even after you have lost your mind!)

National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day

National Donut Day -- US (successor to the original Donut Day begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI and as a fundraiser in Chicago, and it is still used as a fundraiser there for Salvation Army projects; look for a doughnut shop to give out freebies near you)

National Leave the Office Earlier Day -- sponsored by Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who urges people to maximize productivity so they can leave the office earlier every day 

National Rocky Road Day

Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival -- West Plains, MO, US (celebrating the unique culture and old time music of the Ozark Highlands; through tomorrow)

Route 66 Summerfest -- Rolla, MO, US (citywide kick off to summer, celebrating the famous roadway with a Route 66 cruise, Miss Route 66 Pageant, drummers competition, street dance, movie under the stars and much more! through Sunday)

St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)

St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)

Summer Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US (farm toys, parade, tractor rides, and more; through tomorrow)

Telluride Balloon Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (volunteer to help with the festival and you may get a free balloon ride! through Sunday)

Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Long, 1978
Zachary Quinto, 1977
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976
Wayne Brady, 1972
Wentworth Miller, 1972
Joel Tobeck, 1971
Dana Carvey, 1955
Gary Grimes, 1955
Dennis Haysbert, 1954
Diana Canova, 1953
Cornel West, 1953
Jerry Mathers, 1948
Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
Charles Haid, 1943
Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941
Charlie Watts, 1941
Sally Kellerman, 1937
Milo O’Shea, 1926
Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
Hedda Hopper, 1890
Sir Edward Elgar, 1857
Thomas Hardy, 1840
Marquis de Sade, 1740
Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731

Today in History:

The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455
The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098
The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615
Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
The Derby horserace is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780
P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835
The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924
Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925
In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955
Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966
Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999
Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003
The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011


  1. Thanks for reminding me it's Coronation Day here in the UK - it hardly gets a mention here! Like many families we bought our first TV in order to watch it. I'm far too young to remember of course!

  2. awdorable cat! Here3'swiching you a happy weekend!

  3. Abigail is a beauty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. That is a great idea for voting and would change a lot because so many do just pick the lesser of the evils. How lucky that you got to go to Hawaii as a child. Have a great weekend!

  4. Haha! Abigail knows what she wants just pose and I will get fed heheh!

    Have a posetastic week :-)

  5. Nice poser Abigail is.

    Your pastor is in my prayers.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  6. Abigail did a very relaxed pose. I pray that pastor W will have a speedy recovery. Have a wonderful day!

  7. Cute cat, seems to like the camera.

  8. Prayers for Pastor. And loved ones, too.
    Abigail is adorable. I like your idea for voting. yes, real change. We had been cool for awhile, but I think we are heating up, now. *sigh* Stay cool Mimi! HUGS.

  9. "None of the above" sounds like a good choice. Maybe then we could get real change.

  10. Abigail sounds like a sweet cat. We have a Main Coon who is like that. She loves everyone, especially me.

    Prayers for Pastor W. speedy recovery.

  11. Abigail is a beautiful kitty. :)

    I am so sorry for your pastor's accident and injuries. Yes, I will most definitely pray for his healing and full recovery.

    Your #1 sounds like a great idea to me!

    This one sounds like it was made for me, too! "Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!"

    National Donut Day sounds like a fun day to me. :)

    I hope that you won't have too much mud to deal with on a regular basis.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  12. Abigail is as lovely as the Persian rug she's on. (I love those!) Sending healing thoughts and warm wishes to your Pastor. I hope he needs no more surgeries and recovers as quickly as possible.


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