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DiDreaming is taking care of S's dog, Scoots. (For those who missed it, yes, her friend S passed peacefully, when the doctors finally let her, just over a week ago.)
S lived for her dog, which has a bulging disc in his spine and has trouble walking and taking himself potty. He's a love, and his "godmother" will be adopting him and caring for him now.
|Scoots is about 12 years old and rather crippled.
Our first full day of vacation yesterday saw Sweetie sleep in while i took my usual sunrise walk and then showered and went to church.
Church is always special at the Flora-Bama Bar. The bar owner is a man who wants people to have fun responsibly and be able to attend church on Sunday, even if you wouldn't normally darken the door of one of those formal buildings.
We clung to the Old Rugged Cross, remembered that Nothing But the Blood can wash away our sins, and listened to the band sing original words to Foreigner's song Double Vision, now re-dubbed Holy Vision.
The preaching was about why the love of G-d would lead to His giving us The Big Ten (Commandments), as a protection to keep us from falling into sin.
We flew away to the tune of I'll Fly Away, and i got this picture:
|The Solid Rock in the Sand Band.
The young man in the red hat would qualify for rEcess. They let him play tambourine or shakers every week and sing with the band, and you can feel his enthusiasm and love.
When i got back to the condo, we went to the Mall Mart for a box fan and then Ever'man's, the co-operative grocery. It's the closest thing to a Trader Joe's/Whole Foods they have around here, and i keep a membership just so i can shop there each year.
A couple of hours were spent under the waterfall doing puzzles and checking the insides of my eyelids for cracks. Dinner in and a sunset walk followed.
At the end of my walk, i noticed a little girl, with her mother and aunt, looking for seashells with nets and flashlights, scooping when they saw something they liked and carrying the nets back to the sand to dump and pick out what they wanted. When i asked the girl, about age 8, if she was having any luck, she excitedly told me all about what she was finding, and said, "Here! You can have this one!" and gave me:
|One of the biggest she'd found.
A beautiful day, indeed.
Crowded Nest Awareness Day -- for those whose problem is the opposite of the Empty Nest, a day to remind you to keep your sense of humor and get support when you need it
Festival of Mut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Ghost in the Machine Day -- the internet holiday that explains everything!
Helsinki Day -- Finland
Independence Day -- Philippines
International Cachaca Day -- the once illegal cocktail now has its own day of celebration
Loving Day -- US (commemoration of Loving vs. Virginia decision by the Supreme Court which struct down all anti-miscegenation laws)
National Jerky Day -- begun a couple of years ago, possibly by one of the jerky manufacturers (no one can track it down, sounds suspicious to me)
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Nazul Al-Quran -- Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia (Quran Revelation Day)
Peace of Chaco Day / Chaco Armistice Day -- Paraguay and Bolivia (commemorates the end of a war between the two)
Queen's Birthday -- Australia (except QLD, WA); Montserrat; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea: Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuvalu
Red Rose Day -- found all over the internet, with June 12 as the most common date cited; may have begun with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Australia, which has Rose Days as fundraisers
Russia Day -- Russia
St. Anthony's Eve -- Brazil; Portugal
Dia dos Namorados -- Brazil (Lover's Day, celebrated on St. Anthony's Eve)
St. Onuphrius' Day (Patron of weavers; Centrache, Catanzaro, Italy)
World Day Against Child Labour -- The UN, Education International and the International Labour Organization; this year, the spotlight is: "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"
Frances O'Connor, 1969
Timothy Busfield, 1957
Marv Albert, 1941
Chick Corea, 1941
Jim Nabors, 1932
Anne Frank, 1929
Vic Damone, 1928
George H.W. Bush, 1924
David Rockefeller, 1915
Alexandre Tansman, 1897
"Doctor Doctor"(TV), 1989
Raiders of the Lost Ark(Film), 1981
You Only Live Twice(Film), 1967
Today in History:
Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, 1429
The French begin their colonization of Algeria with the landing of 34,000 troops, 1830
The world's first Fingerprint Bureau opens in Calcutta, India, after the Council of the Governor General approves a committee report that fingerprints should be used for classification of criminal records, 1897
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor, 1939
Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present, 1942
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional, 1967
The first man powered flight across the English Channel is performed by Bryan Allen in the Gossamer Albatross designed by Paul MacCready, 1979
At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, 1987
Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty, 1990
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London, 1997
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to widespread protests, 2009
Ending an extensive study on the wooly mammoth, scientists conclude that they were wiped out by multiple things, including climate change, human hunters, and shifting habitats, 2012