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Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.
Is this cage empty?
Nope, just somebody playing peek-a-boo.
Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!
Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:
1. I ________________on Memorial Day.
2. I try to avoid _________________.
3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be _________.
4. _________ motivates me to work hard.
1. I work on Memorial Day.
2. I try to avoid negative or pessimistic thinking.
3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be by God’s grace.
4. Being appreciated motivates me to work hard.
Aldersgate Day -- Methodism
Alma Highland Festival and Games -- Alma College, Alma, Michigan (annual celebration of Scottish heritage, with world class entertainment and fun; through Sunday)
Azalea Festival -- Brookings, OR, US (with a parade and street fair and bonsai, as well as azaleas and more; through Memorial Day)
Battle of Pichincha Day -- Ecuador
Bermuda Day -- Bermuda
Brooklyn Bridge Day -- the most often sold bridge in the US (or so i've been told) opened on this day in 1883
Brother's Day -- celebrate all forms of brotherhood, biological, adopted, fraternity brothers, or members of your labor union
Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day -- Waterloo, NY, US (the 149th observance at the National Birthplace of Memorial Day includes a car show, crafts, food, races, a biker rally and more; through observed Memorial Day, and again on the 30th, which is traditional Memorial Day)
Day for the Naming of Rocks and Planets -- Fairy Calendar
Down East Spring Birding Festival -- Cobscook Bay, ME, US (through Memorial Day)
Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer
European Day of Parks -- Europe
Feast of Hermes Trismegistus -- Hellenistic Egyptian Calendar (thrice-blessed Hermes, patron of alchemy, date approximate)
Florida Folk Festival -- White Springs, FL, US (a true celebration of Florida's folk heritage; through Sunday)
Grubstake Days -- Yucca Valley, CA, US (parade, carnival, races, horseshoes tourney, beard growing contest, fun! through Memorial Day)
Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to)
Independence Day -- Eritrea(1993)
International Tiara Day -- ladies, celebrate your powers of leadership in your life; tiara wearing is optional, it's the fact that you rule that matters
Iris Festival -- Sumter, SC, US (fun, food, music, and beautiful flowers; through Sunday)
La Fete des Saintes Maries -- Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France (Roma [gypsy] festival, to honor St. Sara, St. Marie Jacobe, and St. Marie Salome, their patrons; through the 25th)
Last Bell -- Russia (tradition of closing schools for the year by having a formal ceremony with the children, and a first grader rings the school bell for dismissal)
Little Lamb Day -- publication anniversary, in 1830, of the original poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Lubiri Memorial Day -- Buganda Region, Uganda
Memory Days -- Grayson, KY, US ("Growing but still remembering!" is this year's theme, with a parade, art show, music, Firefighter's Dinner and more; through tomorrow)
Morse Code Day -- anniversary of Morse's first message in 1844 (Morse Code Day is also celebrated on his birth anniversary, April 27)
National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!
National Escargot Day
National Polka Festival -- Ennis, TX, US (everyone is invited to enjoy this festival, through Sunday)
National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun! there are events around the country)
Northwest Folklife Festival -- Seattle, WA, US (ethnic and traditional arts event celebrating world cultures; through Monday)
Pitlochry Festival Theatre -- Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland (plays, concerts, exhibitions, tours and talks; early October)
Portland Rose Festival -- Portland, OR, US (over 50 events, including three parades, dragon boat races, and more celebrate a city full of roses; through June 9)
Sara-la-Kali -- St. Sara, or St. Sara the Black's Day -- patron of the Roma (Gypsy) Peoples (pilgrimage)
Spoleto Festival USA -- Charleston, SC, US (a premier performing arts festival; through June 9)
Sts. Cyril and Methodius's Day (Orthodox Church celebration; Patrons of Macedonia) related observances
Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day -- Bulgaria
Slavonic Enlighteners' Day -- Republic of Macedonia
St. Susanna's Day (Patron of martyrs)
Tivoli Fest -- Elk Horn, IA, US (annual celebration of the area's Danish roots; through Sunday)
Billy Gilman, 1988
Alyson Hannigan, 1974
Joe Dumars, 1963
Kristin Scott Thomas, 1960
Rosanne Cash, 1955
Alfred Molina, 1953
Jim Broadbent, 1949
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, 1945
Patti LaBelle, 1944
Gary Burghoff, 1943
Bob Dylan, 1941
Tommy Chong, 1938
Lilli Palmer, 1914
"Engineer Bill" Stulla, 1911
Samuel I. Newhouse, 1895
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1878
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1819
Emanuel Leutze, 1816
Abraham Geiger, 1810
Gabriel Fahrenheit, 1686
Spy Hard(Film), 1996
Indiana Jones and Last Crusade(Film), 1989
View to a Kill(film), 1985
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"(Single release), 1968
"Le roi l'a Dit / The King Has Spoken"(Opera), 1873
Today in History:
The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt, 1218
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626
The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants; Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded, 1689
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day, 1738
Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito, 1822
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published, 1830
The first passenger rail service in US, from Baltimore to Elliots Mill, Maryland, begins, 1830
Samuel FB Morse taps out the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought", 1844
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction, 1883
The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State, 1900
Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight), 1930
Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, 1940
Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbana, 1956
Cyprus enters the Council of Europe, 1961
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City, 1968
The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union, 1970
The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran, 1980
Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia, 1991
Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1991
15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest, 2001
North Korea bans mobile phones, 2004
London's Metropolitan police remove belongings and sleeping bags of homeless people as part of 'a policy of reducing the impact of rough sleepers on the community', 2013
Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency as a moth has destroyed 80% of the tomato crops and factories are shutting down, 2016
World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protect endangered species, 2018