Monday, October 23, 2017

Three Amigos (Awww Monday) and Be Kind (Sparks)

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

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The Three Amigos take a nap!


The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader is hosting Sparks, an inspirational and  positive thought for the week link-up, every Monday.  
"The negative energy in the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dark, negative storm. There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change." ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day features Riley, our church's first "therapy dog":

Today is:

Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved!  on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning

Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)

Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia

Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)

Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?

Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar

Labour Day -- New Zealand

Liberation Day -- Libya

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary

National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number, 2017 theme, "The MOLEvengers"

Peniamina Gospel Day -- Niue (celebration of the conversion of the islanders to Christianity)

St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)
    Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow

TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example!  This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri -- Mie, Japan (festival and parade of oni gyoretsu -- demons or ogres -- dating back to the 16th century and said to halt plague, dispel illness, and ward off bad luck; through the 25th)

Birthdays Today:

Keith Van Horn, 1975
Al Leiter, 1965
Dug Flutie, 1962
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Ang Lee, 1954
Michael Crichton, 1942
Pele' 1940
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gertrude Ederle, 1906
Gummo Marx, 1893
Adlai Stevenson, 1835
Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001
"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989
"Pippin"(Musical), 1972
"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963
Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941
"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932
"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914
"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)
"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947
An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958
A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973
Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998
Apple unveils the iPod, 2001
The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010
To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013


  1. Dear Mimi,
    I thank you wholeheartedly for hosting and for sharing your always so interesting meandering!

    Wishing you a most lovely new week,
    I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your October

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  2. Mimi,

    I like your quote. I think if one has a kind heart then no matter what their social status is, kindness will show through.

    I see that it's Weird Al and the late Johnny Carson's birthdays. JC was a great host of "The Tonight Show". No one does it better than he did!

    Thanks for the "Sparks" of encouragement! Have a sparkletastic day!

  3. The cats look so content they make me want to take a nap,

  4. Very cute kittens. Riley is cute too, you could have used the same photo for Awww and your spark :)

  5. The three amigos are sure snuggling together

  6. I'm not a cat person, but that's a definite awwwwww.

  7. Sign me up for National Boston Cream Pie Day. Any day is a good day for a pie.

  8. such a sweet photo and your positive words are so appropriate! Have a lovely week!

  9. Oh my goodness so much to share here! I love that Boston Cream Pie day hee hee! I also chuckled at the revolt in Haarlem when the ban of smoking was put in place in the 1600's! Our oldest daughter is a smoker and there is no place for people to smoke yet we breathe polluted air from traffic and factories and everything else! Not defending smoking just thinking out loud.. I appreciate you very much. You share so much information that I otherwise would not see. It is very kind of you to do this. Thank you. Enjoy your week and keep sharing. HUGS

  10. I never told you that Dog and the quote are so perfect in this world today. Kindness needs to be spread more and hatefulness less. Thanks for making me smile too. Love that pooch!

  11. Love the photo!! So lovely when kitties have friends to snuggle with!

  12. Awww, the kitties are adorable.

    I love your sparks. If everyone in the world would do this there would be peace.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

  13. Your Awwww, is cute...and makes us think we're due a nap. Really love your Spark! There is always time for kindness :-)

  14. Well, I love the Three Amigos! I also love the therapy dog, and the quote you chose. It made me think of Mother Teresa, the Pope, and so many who are "busy", but took time to just care. Excellent. Thank you, Mimi. HUGS.

  15. National Boston Cream Pie Day? Oh yummy, yummy, yummy and 1000 more yummy's. It's truly amazing that I wasn't born on that day.

  16. They look like they're getting along pretty well.

  17. Your pictures made me smile today. Social media does add to the darkness.

  18. Aww! aren't they cute there together, love the apt title heheh!

    Have a tanfastic day :-)

  19. What sweet little sleeping kitties. - Yes being "Kind" is a very good thing. I wish more people would realize that.