Saturday, July 28, 2018

33 and Counting (Ten Things of Thankful)

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As noted yesterday, it's been 33 years since Sweetie and i tied the knot.

Is that knot a bit frayed and worn in some places from the tough times?  Sure.  Is it stronger than ever?  Absolutely.

Am i thankful?  Yes, truly.

He's dedicated first and foremost to Jesus.

He loves me.

He loves our kids and our Daughter-in-Law.

He is a good deacon at our church and loves to serve others.

He volunteers at the cat shelter with me.

Even though he's retired and he doesn't have to, he comes and cleans some houses with me.

He adores his cats.

He cleans the kitchen, sweeps the floors, and uses his skills as a former chef to cook for himself when i'm working.

He does his own ironing!

He makes sure i know i am precious to him.

For all these reasons and so many more, i am very, very thankful.

Please join us and our gracious, wonderful hostess Kristi from ThankfulMe, write up your own thankful list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful.    


Today is:

Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous -- Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (pre-1963 power and sailing yachts, river parade, and Rum Runners Rendezvous celebration; through tomorrow)

Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress)     

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada

Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)

Geneva Arts Fair -- Geneva, IL, US (a juried event that is becoming one of the top such events in the US; through tomorrow)

Hanover Dutch Festival -- Hanover, PA, US (celebrating the area and it's heritage)

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru(1821)

Iowa Storytelling Festival -- Clear Lake, IA, US (come listen to professional and amateur storytellers in the scenic lakeside setting, and including a story exchange for novice storytellers)

Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino

Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken -- Nagasaki, Japan (two day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)

National Dance Day -- US (begun by Nigel Lythgoe, now a congressionally recognized day to encourage dance education and physical fitness, so go out and bust a move on a Saturday night, but don't bust you, please)

National Day of the Cowboy -- US  (celebrating the heritage, and those who still work as cowboys/cowgirls today)    

National Milk Chocolate Day

Olavsokuaftan (Olavsoka Eve) and the Olai Festival -- Faroe Islands (St. Olav's Eve, the night before the opening of Parliament and the festival of St. Olav; through tomorrow)

"Paddle for Perthes" Disease Awareness Day -- to promote awareness of the children's condition called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease     

Quilt Exhibition -- Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT, US (a juried show, demonstrations and other activities; through Sept. 16)

Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (three day wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago)

St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)

Sumidagawa River Fireworks Festival -- Tokyo, Japan (one of Japan's largest fireworks festivals, held almost every year since 1733, making it also one of the world's oldest continuously held fireworks displays)

Taylor Horse Fest -- Taylor, ND, US (big enough to be fun, small enough to get you lots of time with the stars of the show, the horses! through tomorrow)

Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23

White Cloud's Birthday and Tatanka (Bison) Festival -- National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown, ND, US (annual celebration of bison and their role in American history, near the birthday of White Cloud, the true albino bison born in 1996)

8#World Congress of Esperanto -- Lisbon, Portugal; through next Saturday

World Hepatitis Day -- International    

Anniversaries Today

The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

Lori Loughlin, 1964
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958
Hugo Chavez, 1954
Sally Struthers, 1948
Linda Kelsey, 1946
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Darryl Hickman, 1931
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Jacques Piccard, 1922
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866 
Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005
The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012


  1. I suspect he is equally as thankful to have you in his life. At least.

  2. I'm enjoying the mental image created by the juxtaposition of the first singing telegram and Henry VII taking his fifth wife... (I never let trifles like chronology get in the way of a good amusing visual!)

    The river parade of antique boats really is a gorgeous sight, if anyone is thinking about attending...

  3. Happy Anniversary, Mimi. I, too, have been married to my husband for 33 years. Perfect description - frayed, but stronger than ever.

  4. Happy Anniversary Mimi and your husband. July 13th was Mary Lou & mine our 44th anniversary. Isn't it great that there are couples that believe in marriage. Have a great time you two. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I'm sure anyone that's been married a fair amount of time have had some rough spots. It's just the way of things.

    I'm glad you and Sweetie had a great anniversary together. I know you're both committed to each other and that's a wonderful thing.

    Have a fabulous weekend, my friend. ♥

  6. Happy Anniversary. He sure sounds like such a great guy. You all have a fantastic week end

  7. You are blessed ~ to be grateful is wonderful! Happy Anniversary to you both! Xox

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

  8. Wonderful list of thankfuls about your hubby. Only the best men are cat lovers :) XO

  9. Congratulations to you both. You sound like a perfect fit for each other.

  10. Total congrats to both of you!

  11. Happy anniversary! A strong marriage is truly something to be grateful for.

  12. Happy Anniversary Mimi :) ladylee x

  13. Happy Belated Anniversary to you and your husband, Mimi! Lovely post.

  14. Congratulations! What a nice tribute to your husband.

    The Iowa Story Telling Festival sounds like something I would enjoy attending. I know I love listening to others tell stories, especially if they are true.


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