Friday, July 5, 2019

My Box! (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

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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.

Abigail says, "No, don't take my box away for recycling!"


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 like my ________________ with _________________.

2. When I was _______________, I had to have ___________________.

3. I spend the most time thinking about _________.

4. _________ is a risk worth taking.

1. I like my watermelon with a pinch of salt to bring out the sweet.

2. When I was very young, I had to have my blanket to sleep with.  From what i've been told, i was very well trained.  Until age five, hand me the blanket and i would go straight to sleep, no matter where i was, crib, church, car, grocery cart, anyplace.

3. I spend the most time thinking about whatever is next, and a lot of time thinking about the right and good way to handle whatever is next.

4. Being made fun of, or even persecuted, for standing up for my beliefs is a risk worth taking.


Today is:

Action Mesothelioma Day -- UK (bringing "meso" cancer into the spotlight)

Alice in Wonderland Day -- on July 5, 1862, Dodgson began writing the adventure story he had told Alice Liddel and her sisters the day before

Bikini Day -- the skimpy suit made its debut on this day in Paris in 1946

Calgary Stampede -- Calgary, AB, Canada (The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth; through the 14th)

Constitution Day -- Armenia

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (the finest street performers anywhere; through the 14th)

Feast of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fishermen's Day -- Marshall Islands

Graham Cracker Day -- birth anniversary of inventor of graham flour, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, in 1794

Independence Day -- Algeria(1962); Cape Verde(1965); Venezuela(1811)

Kilburn Feast -- Kilburn, North Yorkshire at The Square, England (dating back hundreds of years, it's no longer a horse-fair, but a great many fun events for villagers; the Mayor and Mayoress, both men in costume, are the highlight, handing out "fines" for "crimes" such as carrying an umbrella or having a moustache, with money going to a local charity; through Sunday)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant -- DeSmet, SD, US (get a taste of pioneer life, this weekend Friday-Sunday plus the next two weekends, in the original Little Town on the Prairie she wrote about)

National Apple Turnover Day

National Work-a-holics Day -- we will know it's you if you are all "back to business" after a holiday

Old-Time Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival -- Smithville, TN, US (through tomorrow; with 32 categories of old-time bluegrass music!)

Pictou Lobster Carnival -- Pictou, NS, Canada (a tail gate party and more; through Sunday)

Poplifulgia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a ceremony to commemorate the "Flight of the People" when they had to flee enemies)

Roswell UFO Days -- Roswell, NM, US (tons of stuff for the serious and those who just want to have fun with the whole concept; through Sunday)

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Matsuri -- Shounan City, Kanagawa Prefecture (one of Japan's largest Tanabata festivals; through Sunday)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day -- Roman Catholics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Apostles to the Slavs, created the Glagolithic alphabet and translated the Bible into the Slavonic language)

Sts. Grace and Probus' Day (married co-Patrons of Probus, Cornwall, England)

Tynwald Day -- Isle of Man (Manx National Day; assembling of the year's session of the High Court of Tynwald, as their Parliament is called, to read the laws to the citizens; oldest continual parliament in existence)

Ways with Words -- Dartington, Devon, England (The UK's most stylish literature festival, through the 15th)

Birthdays Today

Dolly the Sheep, 1996 (first cloned mammal)
Edie Falco, 1963
Huey Lewis, 1951
Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, 1951
Jackie Robertson, 1944
Eliot Feld, 1942
Shirley Knight, 1936
Katherine Helmond, 1934
Warren Oates, 1928
Janos Starker, 1924
Georges Pompidou, 1911
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902
Jean Cocteau, 1889
Clara Zetkin, 1857
Cecil Rhodes, 1853
P.T. Barnum, 1810
David Glasgow Farragut, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica(Publication date), 1687

Today in History

Scotland and France form the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England, 1295
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland, 1610
Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687
The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England, 1865
Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, on Bloody Thursday, 1934
Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, 1937
Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45°C (113°F), 1937
Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League, 1947
National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom, 1948
The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel, 1950
William Shockley invents the junction transistor, 1951
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin, 1954
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title, 1975
Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation, 1998
The SARS virus is declared to be contained by the WHO, 2003
Indonesia holds its first presidential election, 2004
Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, 2009
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, 2009
Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England, 2012
In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, 2013
Volvo Cars announces that all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, the first automaker to do so, 2017


  1. I hope you didn't take Abigails box away from her. Most cats (including the big ones) do love their boxes.
    Anything we are passionate about it worth standing up for.

  2. Oh, please let Abigail play with her box. Lol!

  3. I'm always amused to see kitties in boxes. I remember Angel playing in one for a short while, but he was the only cat I ever had who did, and that didn't last long, maybe a week and then he wouldn't go near it.

  4. LOL I love watching cats play with boxes it never fails to make me laugh.

    I liked your fill-ins I agree with no.4, and no.1 I like a bit of salt with a lemon heheh!

    Have a melontastic weekend :-)

  5. Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in DeSmet. I would love to go there. I've been reading little house books and dreaming of going there before I knew it was in the past ... I just thought things were like this far away :)

  6. I love your answer to #4 the very best. Too much bullying going on at this time. You go girl.

    I'm guessing that box didn't make it to the recycle bin. I know it wouldn't have here.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

  7. Abigail that box iz most defin it lee a keeper !!! ☺☺♥♥

  8. Abigail is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a cute story about your blankie. :) Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. Don't take the box away! Every box is a good box.

  10. Calgary Stampede, Edmonton Street Performers Festival... my wish list grows by leaps and bounds reading your event lists, my friend!

  11. Such a sweet photo! Kitty is adorable in the box ~ Great fill-ins ~ My son had a blanket too ~ till his grandfather cut it up and gave him a little piece and sent the rest home in a paperback ~ Grand parents ~ oh well ~

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

  12. That is a wonderful box and terrific fill in answers too!

  13. Nothing makes a kitty happier than a box! I always feel bad when I take one of the kitties' favorite boxes out to recycle it. Sometimes the boxes just need to retire, though. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Watermelon is my favorite fruit, but I've honestly never tried it with salt. I've heard of many people who enjoy it that way, though, so perhaps I should give it a shot. And your answer to #4 is so inspiring. Have a wonderful day!


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