Monday, May 13, 2019

Sharing (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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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!

Caught these two babies sharing a drink of water:

We had just changed their water, and they were parched.


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's a Thought Provoking Quote of the Week in her honor, and for all the mothers out there:


Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating.  This weeks theme is Hope.       

Forget not that hope
cannot be unless there is
something not right, now


Today is:

Accounting Day -- promoting the profession of accounting and finance   

Arlington National Cemetary Day -- US (the first serviceman to be interred here was Private William Henry Christman, on this date in 1964

Aso ote Tala Lei -- Tuvalu (Gospel Day)

Bun Bung Fai (Rocket Festival) -- Yasothon, Thailand (through the 14th, teams compete to build the highest flier, with no regard for safety!)

Celtic Tree Month Huath (hawthorn) commences

Fairy King and Queen Jumping Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Frog Jumping Day -- original date for celebrating Twain's short story

Garland Day -- Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday -- Cambodia

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Empire (third day)

Leprechaun Day -- spread around the internet, presumably by the little people themselves, as since St. Patrick gets a day, so should they!

National Apple Pie Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day

St Julian of Norwich's Day (Author of what is believed to be the first book written by a woman in the English language, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, around 1393)

St. Servatus' Day (3rd Ice Saint, Patron for success; against foot problems, lameness, leg problems, mice, rats, rheumatism, vermin)

Women's Check-up Day 2019 -- US (always the Monday after Mother's Day, encouraging women to be proactive about their health)   

Birthday Today:

Debby Ryan, 1993
Robert Pattinson, 1986
Samantha Morton, 1977
Darius Rucker, 1968
Stephen Colbert, 1964
Julianne Phillips, 1962
Dennis Rodman, 1961
Frances Barber, 1957
Stevie Wonder, 1950
Bobby Valentine, 1950
Franklyn Ajaye, 1949
Tim Pigott-Smith, 1946
Mary Wells, 1943
Ritchie Valens, 1941
Harvey Keitel, 1939
Beatrice Arthur, 1923
Joe Louis, 1914
Arthur Sullivan, 1842
Maria Theresa, 1717

Debuting/Premiering Today;

Let It Be(Film), 1970
"Paint It Black"(Single release), 1966
"The Pajama Game"(Musical), 1954
Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra (Bloch concerto), 1917
"Apollo et Hyacinthus"(opera, Mozart K 38), 1767

Today in History:

The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother, 1568
A major earthquake in Santiago, Chile, kills 1/3 of the population, 1643
Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England  with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia, 1787
Ecuador  gains its independence from Gran Colombia, 1830
The first performance of Finland's national anthem, 1848
Queen Victoria declares Britain neutral in the US Civil War, 1861
The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, 1861
Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway, 1880
The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom, 1912
Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft, 1913
The first commercial FM radio station in the United States (WDRC-FM) is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1939
Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons, 1940
The trade mark Velcro is registered, 1958
The Free Speech Movement is born at UC Berkeley, 1960
Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President  of India and the first Muslim President of Indian Union, 1967
Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike, 1989
Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, 1994
A 33 years old British mother Alison Hargreaves, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas, 1995
Star Trek: Enterprise broadcasts its final show in the U.S., 2005
Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins, 2007
In Belize, a construction company requiring road fill gravel destroys a 2,300 year-old Mayan pyramid, 2013
A 22 year old UK blogger halts the spread of a global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying its "kill switch", 2017


  1. Definitely aww.
    Love your poem too.
    Hope and contentment are strangers to each other aren't they?

  2. Like your poem. Yes hope requires sonmething to hope for.
    Darius Rucker has two birthyears. Is that what makes him famous ;)

  3. I do not always read your lists, but this time they seem really interesting. All the unusual holidays and that last about the UK blogger halting global ransomware was forgotten or unknown to me!

  4. Now that is a big aww! they looked like they really were tucking in heheh!

    I agree that quote is quite thought provoking :-)

    Have a tanfastic day :-)

  5. Beautiful pair of kitties. So cute and the water must be tasting so fresh and sweet to them.

  6. Around here our kitty sis Sophie loves fresh water and always races over to drink some. Super cut kitties sharing.

  7. A true thought expressed in a very few words...good job.

  8. Mimi,

    What cute furbabies! Your 'hope' poem says it all and I love Sparks contribution which is a very accurate defination for mother. :)

    I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day, my dear! xx

  9. AWWWESOME kitties! Have a lovely week! Great hope poem!

  10. Awww, they are so adorable having a drink together.

    I love your Spark. So very true.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  11. Your poem today gave me pause for thought, Mimi. I had never considered hope from that perspective before. Well done. Mine is a Haiku today also!

  12. Sweet kitties sharing their clean water ~ ^_^

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

  13. I hope the kitties get to stay together. They look so good together.

  14. Such cute kittens. I love the poem and the spark is
    great too.

  15. Gorgeous kittens and nice poem.

  16. I love your poem, how very true !


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