Monday, September 10, 2018

Party Fun (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.

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This was an awww-some party at church.  International students at the local university were invited to come have a game afternoon with church members to foster friendships.  Food, games, and fun:


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Dia del Nino -- Honduras (Children's Day)

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest  -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

National Day -- Gibraltar

Peddler's Village Scarecrow Competition and Display -- Lahaska, PA (through Oct. 29, with the big Scarecrow Festival this month on the 15th and 16th)

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (began last night at sundown, through tomorrow at sundown)

Saint George's Caye Day -- Belize (National Day)

Sewing Machine Day -- date of issuance of an early sewing machine patent, to Elias Howe; some sites call this "Sew Be It! Day"

Swap Ideas Day -- Robert L. Birch of Puns Corp wants people to explore ways in which their ideas can be put to work to benefit all humanity and develop incentives to encourage using our creative imaginations

St. Finian's Day (Patron of Ulster, Irland)

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (Patron of animals, baby, dying people, mariners/sailors, sick animals; Albi, Italy; Cabanatuan, Philippines; Guimbai, Philippines; Lambuna, Philippines; Mati, Philippines; Tandag, Philippines; Toentino, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- China

TV Dinner Day

Wakes Monday -- Abbots Bromley, England; related festival
   Abbots Bromley Horn Dance -- Abbots Bromley, UK (a/k/a Antler Dance or Ceremony of the Deermen; uses deer horns from the 11th Century, and a traditional dance, tune, and circuit around the neighboring farms, and includes a fair)

World Suicide Prevention Day -- a great resource is here   

Birthdays Today:

Clark Johnson, 1964
Randy Johnson, 1963
Colin Firth, 1960
Amy Irving, 1953
Joe Perry, 1950
Judy Geeson, 1948
Jose Feliciano, 1945
Stephen Jay Gould, 1941
Karl Lagerfeld, 1938
Charles Kuralt, 1934
Roger Maris, 1934
Arnold Palmer, 1929
Rin Tin Tin, 1918
Fay Wray, 1907
Adele Astaire, 1896
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890
Franz Werfel, 1890
Ian Fleming, 1888
Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839
Marie Laveau, 1801
Carter Braxton, 1736

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Fight Club(Film), 1999
"The X Files"(TV), 1993
"Gentle Ben"(TV), 1967
"The Road Runner Show"(TV), 1966
"Gunsmoke"(TV), 1955
"Benvenuto Cellini(Berlioz opera), 1838

Today in History:

The Battle of Marathon takes places between the forces of the Persian Empire and those of Athens, BC490*
An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul, 1509
John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608
Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru, 1823
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine, 1846
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora, 1858
Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913
Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 1919
20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama, 1963
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France, 1977
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations, 2002
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland, 2008
Scientists discover a cache of skeletons of a possible new species of human ancestor, named Homo naledi, in a South African cave, 2015

*actual date disputed, but it was the 9th day of the 9th moon on their calendar


  1. That party sounds lovely. Like the quote too.

  2. A party is great for reaching out and for fellowship.

  3. Mimi,

    What a nice idea your church had for fostering new relationships and friendship with those young people! It's nice to hear about communities with their outreach programs such as this. It warms the heart. :)

    I really like your Sparks' quote. I may have to share that on FB for friends & family to give pawse to. Have a blessed week, my friend!

  4. I'm enjoying the idea of an earthquake known as The Lesser Judgement Day.
    Thank you for that! :-D

  5. That's wonderful and indeed an awwwsome party :-)

    Have an awwesometastic day :-)

  6. The party is such a great idea on many levels.

  7. I love your church. You're so involved with the community.

    Your Spark is food for thought. Love it.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  8. Sounds like a fun party. That is a great spark, one I had not heard before.

  9. What a nice party. And great quote!

  10. Great 'Spark' and what a fun party ~ and love the color decor!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores


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