Monday, March 26, 2018

Farm Friends (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

Daughter-in-Law Becky has some new additions for the farm:


McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day


And on a personal note, Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl!


Today is:

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconcilliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh(1971)

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Labour Day -- Christmas Island

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- Wellcat Holidays, which has made up a bunch, wants you to do the same today!

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Nougat Day

Otago Provincial Anniversary -- Otago, New Zealand

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Purple Day -- International (supporting epileptics around the world)  

Seward's Day -- Alaska, US

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman, 1994
Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
T.R. Knight, 1973
Josh Lucas, 1972
Leslie Mann, 1972
Kenny Chesney, 1968
John Stockton, 1962
Marcus Allen, 1960
Jennifer Grey, 1960
Catherine Keener, 1960
Leeza Gibbons, 1957
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Pierre Boulez, 1925
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874
Jane Arminda Delano, 1862
Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fences"(Play), 1988
"The Young and the Restless"(TV), 1973
"Cannon"(TV), 1971
"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964
"Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi/The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"(Play), 1952

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005
Canadian filmmaker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth, in over 50 years, 2012
Carrie Lam becomes first woman elected to lead Hong Kong, 2017


  1. Definitely awww. Lots of aww.
    And a very happy birthday to Bigger Girl.

  2. I love to play with little chicks and ducklings. Used to do that when I was young. We used to rear chickens, ducks and pigs. Happy birthday to Bigger Girl!

  3. Very cute chicks. Excellent spark. I hope you have a wonderful week. XO

  4. Aw how cute. Have a great day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Awww, so precious. I love baby chicks. They are noisy, but ever so precious.

    Love your Spark.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  6. Aw ~ indeed ~ little feathered friends are so adorable and precious ~ lovely 'spark' too ~ xx

    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Given the options, I think I'll go with "Make up my own holiday". For a lot of parents here it would be End of Spring Break...send the kids back to school day.

  8. Ducklings, kittens and puppies; it doesn't get any cuter.

  9. Loving the baby ducklings! :-) This is a great Spark too, it makes the point in a very direct way, and it's true, that's why we love Sparks, and it's why I do daily "Thought for the Day" posts on Facebook, to remind me of what's important and who I am striving to be! XOXO

  10. Baby ducks! Awww... And I like this quote. ~grin~ Be well!

  11. That is such a great Spark. Those baby ducks are so so cute. You all have a great evening.

  12. Yep, some things need to be taken care of daily.

  13. Adorable little ducklings! They use to sell them around Easter time every year at the local dimestore when I was a kid. Of course, now days the Humane Society would rightfully object to their dying them different colors as they did back then – pink, yellow, blue, green. Beautiful Easter colors. Oddly enough, I always pick a yellow one anyhow. :-)
    And we got the key the baby chicks for at least the whole weekend before they had to go out to grandma's farm. I never knew until I was older what became of those baby chicks once they became adults.

  14. Those baby ducks and chicks are so cute. Great sparks.

  15. Mimi, you are a Spark. I love that about you. You don't push an agenda. You live and share by example, taking no credit. Though, you do deserve much more than you get. Big hugs, my friend. I adore you.
    ​Sparks: 25
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  16. Mimi,

    Ahh, how cute! My grandparents had chickens when I was a kid and we loved the baby chicks. We'd chase them around the yard to try to catch them which we failed miserably at every time. That's one way to get your exercise. Kids today need to be out doing that,don't they? lol Great SPARKS and something to remember next time we're not feeling all that motivated. :) Have a good week!