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This little one was curious enough to want to sniff at her sister, but not quite curious enough to move out of her hammock:
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. She was unable to post for a while, so participants Delores and Jenny took turns providing a theme each week. Now that Diane is back, they are all taking turns. This week's theme is Summer Fun.
The sun was hot but the pool was cool,
We stayed in it from dawn until dark.
We only hopped out when nature called,
Or for meals, it was all such a lark.
Our skin would get shriveled and raisin-like,
And what didn't shrivel up would get tan,
Unless you were one of our really fair friends,
Then you'd look like a lobster -- oh man!
We had a neat slide and a diving board,
We invented new games each day,
There were always at least a dozen of us,
Everyone wanted to play.
"Those were the days, my friend, We thought they'd never end,"
Says a song, and it really is true.
Each summer day was so much fun,
I'd go back in a heartbeat -- would you?
Bison-Ten-Yell Day -- celebrating the imaginary Bison-Ten-Yell, inventor of 10 battle yells now used as American football signals
Celtic Tree Month Muin (Vine) begins
Coughing and Spluttering Convention -- Fairy Calendar
Dia de Santiago Iglesias Pantin -- Puerto Rico
Feast of Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Hari Taika/Teej -- Nepal (special holiday for Female Employees Only, to celebrate a special, traditional women's festival)
Independence Day -- Transdniestria
Labor Day/Labour Day -- Bermuda; Canada; Palau; U.S. and Territories
Luxembourg City Kermesse -- Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (the capital city gets a day off to enjoy the country's biggest fun festival)
National Blueberry Popsicle Day
National Day -- Vietnam
National Stearman Fly-In Days -- Galesburg, IL, US (the largest gathering of Stearman bi-planes in the world, with flying, seminars, and exhibits; through Saturday)
Organ Donation Week begins -- UK (join the organ donor registry, when you don't need your parts any more, someone else will!)
Pierce Your Ears Day -- does a kitten screaming in my ear count? oh, since the person who decided we should celebrate this today didn't leave a trace, i guess it's okay to interpret any way we want
Sacrifice to Hekate and Artemis -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
Sedantag -- Germany
St. Agricola of Avignon's Day (Patron of rain -- for or against, whichever you need! -- of good weather and storks; Avignon, France; against misfortune and plague epidemics)
St. Giles Fair -- Oxford, England (dates back to 17th century; through tomorrow)
Umhlanga -- Swaziland (Reed Dance Public Holiday and final day, culmination of the Reed Dance Celebration begun last week and sponsored by the Royal Family)
VJ Day -- Surrender Ceremony took place on this date aboard the USS Missouri
Beginning of the Marathon Runs during the Persian War, Sept. 2-9, 490BC
Cynthia Watros, 1968
Salma Hayek, 1966
Lennox Lewis, 1965
Keanu Reeves, 1964
Linda Purl, 1955
Jimmy Connors, 1952
Mark Harmon, 1951
Eric Dickerson, 1950
Christa McAuliffe, 1948
Nathaniel “Tiny” Archibald, 1948
Terry Bradshaw, 1948
Peter Victor Ueberroth, 1937
Marge Champion, 1923
Cleveland Amory, 1917
James Forten, 1766
"East of Suez"(Play), 1922
Ordinance on the Danish Church(Publication Date), 1637
Today in History:
Cicero's first Philippic (oratorical attack) on Marc Antony, BC44
Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion, BC44
Octavian's troops win the Battle of Actium which ends the Final war of the Roman Republic, BC31
The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days; it ends with 8 dead and 13,000 houses destroyed, 1666
Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe, 1752
US Treasury Dept. is established by Congress, 1789
The solar super storm continues to affect electrical telegraph service, 1859
Theodore Roosevelt adivses the US to "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." 1901
President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia, 1957
The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates, 1967
Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia; all 229 people on board are killed, 1998
Pope Benedict hosts an eco-festival, "Save Creation Day," in Loreto, Italy, to encourage Catholics to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, 2007
Ending a 50-year ban on veiled female news presenters, Egypt's state television gives its female presenters a choice of wearing, or not wearing, a veil, 2012
Swimmer Diana Nyad makes history, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, 2013
The public learns about AT&T's The Hemisphere Project, which gives telephone call data to law enforcement agencies, including the DEA, 2013
Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study published in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University, 2015