Saturday, July 27, 2019

He And She, Sitting In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G (Ten Things of Thankful)

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Guess what today is!

Did you guess Thankful Day?  Well, you are partly right.

It's Sweetie's and my 34th wedding anniversary!

That's right, 34 years ago today, we plighted our troth (whatever in the world that means) and we have been happy to be stuck with each other ever since.

Thus i count the reasons to be thankful for my Sweetie, ranging from the superficial to the not quite so.

He's tall.

He has beautiful blue eyes.

He's good looking.

He's smart.

He plays guitar (chick magnet!).

He has a great sense of humor.

He loves our children to his last breath.

He has a deep and vibrant spiritual life and loves his Savior.

He's a fabulous worker.

He will stick with me and me with him no matter what, and we both know it.

You are my sunshine, my Sweetie and i can't wait to see what the next year brings.

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Today is:

Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous -- Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (pre-1963 power and sailing yachts, river parade, and Rum Runners Rendezvous celebration; through tomorrow)

Barbie-in-a-blender Day -- while i get why we do it to Barbie, what did your blender do to deserve this?  originally thought of by, to defend our rights to comment on cultural icons, whether they are trademarked/copyrighted or not     

Bugs Bunny Day -- the "wascally wabbit" made his debut in A Wild Hare, released on this day in 1940

Day of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus -- date on the Julian Calendar, these are the legendary saints who, upon persecution by the Emperor Decius and being walled up in a cave to die as martyrs, instead slept for over 200 (in the Koran, yes, they are mentioned there, it is 300) years; based on an even more ancient legend and the prototypes of Rip Van Winkle; related observances 
    National Sleepy Head Day -- Finland (the last person in the house to wake on this day is awakened with water, either thrown on him/her or the person is thrown into water; in honor of the story of the Saints of Ephesus)
    Seven Sleepers Day -- Ancient Latvian Calendar
    Siebenschlafer -- Germany (a weather prognostication day, if it rains today, there will be rain for seven weeks more)

Geneva Arts Fair -- Geneva, IL, US (a juried event that is becoming one of the top such events in the US; through tomorrow)

Hanover Dutch Festival -- Hanover, PA, US (celebrating the area and it's heritage)

Iglesia Ni Cristo Day -- Philippines

Iowa Storytelling Festival -- Clear Lake, IA, US (come listen to professional and amateur storytellers in the scenic lakeside setting, and including a story exchange for novice storytellers)

Ipip Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (festival for working on the king's tomb; date approximate)

Jose Celso Barbosa Day -- Puerto Rico

National Blunt Object Day -- this one is just weird, and no one wants to take the blame for starting it, either

National Creme Brulee Day

National Dance Day -- US (begun by Nigel Lythgoe, now a congressionally recognized day to encourage dance education and physical fitness, so go out and bust a move on a Saturday night, but don't bust you, please)

National Day of the Cowboy -- US  (celebrating the heritage, and those who still work as cowboys/cowgirls today)   

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day -- US

National Scotch Day

Over-The-Moon Night (Cows and Spoons) -- Fairy Calendar

"Paddle for Perthes" Disease Awareness Day -- to promote awareness of the children's condition called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease       

Quilt Exhibition -- Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT, US (a juried show, demonstrations and other activities; through Sept. 15)

St. Pantaleon's Day (Patron of bachelors, physicians, torture victims; against tuberculosis)

Sumidagawa River Fireworks Festival -- Tokyo, Japan (one of Japan's largest fireworks festivals, held almost every year since 1733, making it also one of the world's oldest continuously held fireworks displays)

Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which claims doing this will orient them to their position on the earth and make them healthier (some websites mistakenly call it take your pants for a walk day!)

Victory Day -- North Korea

Walk on Stilts Day -- at your own risk always; sponsored by Bill "Stretch" Coleman, the Nine Foot Clown, who encourages everyone to walk on stilts to foster a chance to develop self-confidence, master balance and coordination, enjoy the challenge, and celebrate daring accomplishments at all ages 

War Martyrs' and Invalids' Day -- Vietnam

Whitstable Oyster Festival and Blessing of the Waters -- Whitstable, Kent, England (celebrating the areas famed and protected oysers, Ostrea edulis, with the blessing ceremony at Reeves Beach, a ceremony held each year since 1657, to appease the cruel seas and give thanks for its bounty; the Oyster Festival istelf is today and Monday)

Birthdays Today

Ashlyn Sanchez, 1996
Cheyenne Kimball, 1990
Courtney Kupets, 1986
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, 1977
Alex Rodriguez, 1975
Maya Rudolph, 1972
Triple H, 1969
Julian McMahon, 1968
Maureen McGovern, 1949
Peggy Fleming, 1948
Betty Thomas, 1947
Bobbie Gentry, 1944
James Victor, 1939
Gary Gygax, 1938
Jerry Van Dyke, 1931
Norman Lear, 1922
Leo Ernest Durocher, 1905
Joseph Bert "Joe" Tinker, 1880
José Celso Barbosa, 1857
Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1824
Queen Hatshepsut, BC1508

Today in History

Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm's father, King Duncan; Macbeth is defeated at Dunsinane, 1054
Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan, 1549
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports, 1663
A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England, 1694
The Russian Navy defeats the Swedes atthe Battle of Grengam, 1720
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State), 1789
Robespierre is finally arrested, 1794
The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time, 1866
Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin, 1921
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny, 1940
RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvaging of wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1987
A pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, US, during the Summer Olympics, 1996
Photograph negatives purchased at a garage sale prove to be early works by photographer Ansel Adams, 2010
The first Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) to be conceived via artificial insemination is born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds, 2013
Fiat Chrysler is fined a record $105 million by US regulators over their number of car recalls, 2015


  1. A very, very happy anniversary to you both - with more to come.

  2. Awww! Beautiful words. You are blessed with Sweetie and Sweetie is blessed with you! A perfectly matched couple. Wishing you a happy 34th anniversary! May you continue to celebrate many, many more anniversaries together!

  3. Happy Anniversary.

  4. Such a terrific thankful day! Happy Anniversary from all of us!

  5. Happy anniversary - and many more to come. You and Sweetie have been married the same number of years af The Writer and I <3 (but not on the same day.)
    And Happy bitrhday to Gary Gygax.

  6. What a sweet TToT! Happy anniversary. A great day to go have a creme brulee.❤️

  7. Happy Anniversary ~ You are both blessed ^_^

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

  8. ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear J and Mr. Sweetie, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    You and I have the same kind of marriage. We are both very lucky gals.

    Have a fabulous anniversary, my friend. ♥

  9. Beautiful thankful list. Happy Anniversary to you and your Sweetie! XO

  10. Such a sweet list! Happy anniversary!!

  11. Happy anniversayr to the two of you! 34 years is a lot. We'll celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary in September. I love your list of reasons you love your sweetie. Have a great week.

  12. Happy Happy Anniversary!! Here's to many, many more wonderful years together!!

  13. That's a lovely thankful list.

  14. Congratulations and 34 more.
    (Yeah, like you can't help but think Thirty Four Years
    how does time do that?!)

  15. I'm thankful that I had the good sense on 13th December, 2002 to make a phone call to the number shown on a picture posted on a local notice board. About 5 minutes after making that call, two little kittens, three cays short of six weeks old...(brother and sister)...came into my life. They now rule my life!!! And I love it! :)


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