Monday, June 17, 2019

A Nap is More Important (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Pile-Up (Poetry Monday)

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at 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!

This little cutie-pie was so busy napping she just did not want to turn and look at the camera:


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


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 Mail.         

We had a great vacation,
We played without a care.
We laughed at moderation,
As fun things we did share.

Then home we came and waiting
To be tended with travail
Was a great big heaped up piling
Of all of last week's mail.


Today is:

Bake Your Own Bread Day -- it's really not that hard, especially if you break out the bread machine.

Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (actual date)

Dia del Padre -- El Salvador; Guatemala (Father's Day)

Eat All of Your Vegetables Day / Fresh Veggies Day -- yes, i have this listed yesterday, too; internet sites disagree about the actual date, and you need your veggies today, also!     

Full Strawberry Moon / Rose Moon; related observances
    Ancient Celtic month Equos (horse-time) begins
    Nayon Full Moon -- Mayanmar
    Poson Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Independence Day/National Day -- Iceland

International Violin Day -- Stravinsky's birth anniversary

Lord Buddha's Parinirvana -- Bhutan

National Apple Struedel Day

National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda

National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival -- Weiser, ID, US (through Saturday)

Okinawa Day -- Japan/US (remembrance of signing the treaty, in 1971, to return Okinawa to Japan)

Organic Act Day -- US Virgin Islands (commemorates the organization of how the islands are governed)

Pirate Radio Day -- no actual pirate (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations will admit to declaring this a holiday, but what do you expect?

Ride to Work Day -- ride your motorcycle or scooter!  if you don't have one, watch out for those who do   

Soviet Occupation Day -- Latvia

St. Botulph of Ikanhoe's Day (Patron of agricultural and farm workers, sailors, travellers; Bossal, England; Boston, England; Boston, MA, US; Botesdale, England; Botolph Bridge, Huntingdonshire, Englad; Botolph's Bridge, Kent, Englad; Botolph, Sussex, England)

St. Herve's Day (Patron of the blind; against eye diseases and problems)

The Queen's Birthday Celebration -- Anguilla; Gibraltar; Norfolk Island

Toadstool-Squatting begins -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Vice President's Remembrance Day -- not officially, just a day to see how many vice presidents you remember

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought -- UN

Anniversaries Today

Orpheus marries the nymph Eurydice, Ancient Greek traditional date

Birthdays Today:

Mark Walker, 1999
Lee Ryan, 1983
Venus Williams, 1980
Will Forte, 1970
Dan Jansen, 1965
Greg Kinnear, 1963
Thomas Haden Church, 1960
Mark Linn-Baker, 1953
Joe Piscopo, 1951
Barry Manilow, 1946
Art Bell, 1945
Newt Gingrich, 1943
Gene De Paul, 1919
John Richard Hersey, 1914
Ralph Bellamy, 1904
Sammy Fain, 1902
M.C. Escher, 1898
Igor Stravinsky, 1882
William Hooper, 1742
John Wesley, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Oh! Calcutta!"(Revue), 1969
"Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"(Comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

Vlad III the Impaler (a/k/a Vlad Dracul or Count Dracula) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, 1462
Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 1565
Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England, 1579
Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth; her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, 1631
The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775
In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands, 1839
1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory, 1876
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor, 1885
The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT, 1901
"Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres, 1919
Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic, 1944
The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opens; it is still open today, 1958
The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress, 1961
Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel, 1972
With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct, 1987
The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth, 1991
Australian scientists report that they have "teleported" a laser beam, breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location, 2002
The first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2011
The Incredibles 2 sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend, 2018


  1. Love that napping cutie.
    And hope that the mail didn't contain toooo many bills.

  2. Good poem, and wow what a lot of real mail you get in a week. I'm impressed, and I echo ECs hope of not too many bills.
    Bake your own bread day - count me in. I's raising as I write.

  3. Cute photo of the kitty's back! Hahahaa!

  4. Great poem. Naps are definitely so important. when I got home today from cleaning a kitchen and bathroom, I kicked off my shoes and curled up on the bed with Lola. Woke up about 40 minutes ago.

  5. Little kitten is all tuckered out, just like our little sister Olivia. She doesn't stop napping for photos either.

  6. If I had to choose between a nap and having my picture taken, I'd choose the nap too :)

  7. Mimi,

    So glad you had a grand time on vacation. I remember the days we took vacation in the past to have pile of mail to shift through most getting tossed. I don't think the next time we take a vacation we'll have the problem of past years. Our slush pile has grown very small in recent years which I am thankful for to say the least. :)

  8. Awww, so cute and to tired for a photo op. Adorable.

    Love your Spark and it's spot on.

    I'm so happy you had a great week on the beach. I know how much it means to you and yours.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  9. Indeed it is most important that we keep putting one foot in front of the other and move forward. I feat the weather here will prevent me from photographing the Strawberry moon. It's going to rain off and on most of the week.

  10. Such a cute kitten. Great spark and poem. Glad you had a good vacation.

  11. what a darling snoozing sweetie! Glad to hear your vacation was fun!

  12. That cute little on sure is enjoying that snoozy!

  13. Such a sweet kitty back! I bet she's even sweeter from the front - lol

    Great poem - how true. The mail piles up quickly, even when most of it will go to the shredder (or is that just ours?).

  14. wavez two ewe little dood !!! hope yur dreemin oh donutz N perch ;) ♥♥♥☺☺☺


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