Monday, July 16, 2018

Evidence (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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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!

Bigger Girl is keeping very busy with work, school, and being creative.  She snuck out to the university at night and did this:

Lots of people stop and take photos of it, she says.

She then noted that "It's now an open secret that there is fairy activity on campus!"


Sparks! from McGuffy's Reader is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week:


Wishing many happy returns of the day to #1 Son, who is now 27!


Today is:

Atomic Bomb Day -- the first experimental bomb was set off today in 1945

Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera / Muñoz-Rivera Day -- Puerto Rico (obs.)

Closet Space Appreciation Day -- if you have some, enjoy (we have tiny closets!)

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; related observances (many noting her relationship to Carmen, ancient goddess of healing and midwifery)
    Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen -- Santurtzi, Basque Region, Spain
    Lady of Carmen Day -- Chile 
    La Madonna della Carmine -- Naples, Italy (all of Italy, actually, but especially here)
    Virgen Del Carmen -- Cetano, Puerto Rico

First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan

Fresh Spinach Day -- yippee!

Global Hug Your Kids Day -- the person who started this no longer has a website or Facebook page, but the date is still noted on many holiday listing websites

Ice Cream Cone Day -- this is one of the many days people say the confection was invented, so why not?

LaPaz Day -- Bolivia

Manu'a Cession Day -- American Samoa

National Corn Fritters Day

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day -- the day to work out any troubles with people you care about, so that you "get out of the doghouse"

National Personal Chef Day -- some websites say Feb. 24, but since i'm not going to have one, you may celebrate it whichever you choose

Parking Meter Day -- the first parking meter was installed on this day in 1935 in Okalahoma City, OK

Petal-Hopping for Non-Starters Day -- Fairy Calendar

President's Day -- Botswana

Snake River Stampede -- Nampa, ID (the 103rd year of one of the top 15 professional rodeo events in the nation; through Saturday)

St. Eustathius' Day

Talk to a Telemarketer Day -- only if i can mess with his/her mind in some way!

Umi No Hi -- Japan (Ocean Day / Marine Day)

Anniversary Today:

Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan, 1988

Birthdays Today

Mark Indelicato, 1994
Jayma Mays, 1979
Corey Feldman, 1971
Larry Sanger, 1968
Barry Sanders, 1968
Will Ferrell, 1967
Phoebe Cates, 1963
Michael Flatley, 1958
Stewart Copeland, 1952
Ruben Blades, 1948
Pinchas Zukerman, 1948
Bess Myerson, 1924
Ginger Rogers, 1911
"Miss Frances" Horwich, 1907
Barbara Stanwyck, 1907
Orville Reddenbacker, 1907
Roald Amundsen, 1872
Ida B. Wells, 1862
Mary Baker Eddy, 1821
Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723
Andrea del Sarto, 1486

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Golden Horseshoe Revue"(Disneyland show), 1955
The Catcher in the Rye(Publication date), 1951
"Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail"(Opera, Mozart K. 384), 1782

Today in History

The Islamic Calendar begins, 622
East-West Schism between the Eastern and Western Christian churches begin, 1054
The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco, 1661
Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands, 1683
Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, 1769
First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1782
The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown, 1809
Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada, 1880
The world's first parking meter is installed in the Oklahoma capital, Oklahoma City, 1935
The world's first nuclear weapon, the "atom bomb," is detonated in New Mexico, 1945
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
J.D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye published by Little, Brown and Company, 1951
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas, 1956
USS George Washington (SSBN-598) a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first Ballistic missile while submerged, 1960
The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens, 1965
Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1969
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; he will be in office 22 years, Asia's longest-serving political leader, 1981
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter (impacts continue until July 22), 1994
John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies in a plane mishap over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, along with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, 1999
Chicago's Millenium Park is opened to the public, 2004
The funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite, 2011
The BBC announces the first woman who will be playing Dr. Who, Jodie Whittaker, 2017


  1. I would say WOW rather tha Awww at Bigger Girls work.
    Hooray for dreams.

  2. Haha! how funny and creative love it :-)

    Have an artistictastic day :-)

  3. Is there an elevator up because there is no way that I could get up to it. LOL Have a wonderful Monday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Bigger Girl did a huge Awww. Love it.

    Love your Spark and it's something we all need to do.

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear #1 Son,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  5. The fairy house is so cute and creative. Yes, to having new dreams.

  6. Happy Birthday to you ~ love the fairy house and great spark too!

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

  7. Excellent spark! Happy Birthday to your son!

  8. Mimi,

    How cute of your daughter to put the fairy size house in the tree to make those passing by smile. :D See, she made me smile just by sharing this! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to #1 Son! I hope his day was ever bit as special as he is!! Now, ain't that the truth, we're never too old to set new goals or dreams. I think if I ever stop then I know that's it for me. Have a good week and I'm sorry for your problems commenting at my place but just know that usually WP holds for moderation for some crazy reason.

  9. I LOVE the Fairy tree house, complete with swing I see.

  10. Ohhh, the fairies have a place to crash ;)

    My #1 daughter just had her 27th birthday on July 7th. Small world.


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