Monday, September 30, 2019

Ginger Boy (Awww Monday). Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Beauty (Poetry Monday)


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Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

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My foster son, Red-headed Alec, brought his son, Toddler Lee, to come visit.  You can easily tell this child is thoroughly his daddy made over:


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 and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week.  This week's theme is Beauty.           
My favorite line about beauty
Came from an Anne of Green Gables book
To me it was on this subject
A really perfect outlook

Rebecca Dew said not every woman
Is as pretty as she wishes.
But, she adds, if we were all beautiful
Who would wash the dishes?


Today is:

Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they did, even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year! 

Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)

Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia (disputed territory on the Black Sea)

Do Something Wacky With A Grandparent Day -- just not the monkey bars, please; old bones don't knit fast enough; whatever you do, take some pictures!

Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the Greater Mystery Rites, date approximate; mystery rites of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, one of the most sacred times of their year)

Independence Day -- Botswana

International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators 

Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)

Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)

Monkey Bars Day -- a day to go see if you can still do tricks on the monkey bars, because the internet wants to kill us and let the machines that would never do anything so silly take over

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial

Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (began last night at sundown, through tomorrow at sundown)

St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; Patron of Armenia)

St. Jerome's Day (Patron of archaeologists, archivists, Biblical scholars, librarians, libraries, school children, students, translators; Saint-Jerome, Quebec) 
    also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint

Anniversary Today:

Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960

Birthdays Today:

Dominique Moceanu, 1981
Marion Cotillard, 1975
Jenna Elfman, 1971
Crystal Bernard, 1964
Eric Stoltz, 1961
Fran Drescher, 1957
Deborah Allen, 1953
Victoria Tennant, 1953
Marilyn McCoo, 1943
Z.Z. Hill, 1935
Johnny Mathis, 1935
Angie Dickinson, 1931
Elie Wiesel, 1928
W. S. Merwin, 1927
Truman Capote, 1924
Deborah Kerr, 1921
Buddy Rich, 1917
William Wrigley, Jr., 1861
Rumi, 1207

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990
"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984
"Cheers"(TV), 1982
"Love Child"(Single release), 1968
"The Flintstones"(TV), 1960
"Tea and Sympathy"(Play), 1953
"The Red Skelton show"(TV), 1951
"Porgy and Bess"(Opera), 1935
Little Women(Publication date), 1868
"Les pecheurs de perles/The Pearl Fishers"(Bizet opera), 1863
"Die Zauberflote/The Magic Flute"(Mozart opera, K. 620), 1791
The Gutenberg Bible(first section, publication date), 1452

Today in History:

Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199
Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846
German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861
The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878
The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947
The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954
James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962
General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965
BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980 
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005
A case of Ebola virus is diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, US, 2014


  1. Aww! He's cute!
    But on that citation I dare to disagree. It almost made me throw the book through the window. As if beautiful people were in some way exempt from doing more mundane tasks. Everybody should at least be able to do their own dishes. Being beautiful is not an excuse for being lazy or letting other people do your work. Sorry, I'm fiercely individualistic that way.

  2. That is a spectacular head of hair.
    Beauty and dishwashing have nothing to do with each other. Sadly our culture does excuse 'the beautiful people' from rather a lot of things and I wish it didn't. Perhaps because I am not one of those privileged and pampered souls.

  3. Gorgeous hair! And curly too. the only thing beauty and dishwashing have in common is clean dishes are more beautiful than dirty ones.

  4. Ignorance may actually cost more than education! Nice little red headed boy.

  5. *sigh*
    I wish I still had monkey bars in the yard...

  6. You can definitely tell he's his sone heheh!

    Great quote too :-)

    Have a quotetastic day :-)

  7. Aww ~ sweet boy and love his hair ~ ^_^ ~ Great quote too!

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

  8. Awww, look at that beautiful red hair. Hubby was a redhead until his hair turned gray in his 30s. Now it's white be he has all of it.

    Love the Spark and your poem.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. ♥

  9. Great spark! And such a sweet photo of little Lee. XO

  10. Awww, that bright copper hair and curly too! Definitely awww-worthy! What a wonderful spark!

  11. Sweet little ginger headed boy!

    Celtic tree day---any thing Celtic is my favorite.

  12. Love that read hair! Our Dad used to have red hair, heck, we've heard he used to have hair.

  13. Oh, my! Look at that gorgeous hair! Three of my children married redheads. And we only scooped two redheaded grandchildren from them. I told them all to keep trying! They're so disobedient...
    Hahaha! Love your poem. Who, indeed?

  14. What beautiful hair that child has! Absolutely stunning! :)

  15. Those red curls are so beautiful. Hey, beautiful people can wash dishes too. LOL

  16. What amazing hair little Alec has! Does he have freckles to match?

    It's interesting to read the responses to your poem and the quote in it!

  17. Great shot of the curly red head! Darling!

  18. Mimi,

    All that beautiful red hair! My first cousin had red hair like that as a kid. My uncle has reddish blonde hair as an adult which makes me wonder if his hair was as red as his son's once was now. I know my cousin's youngest two children had red hair like him, too. And, another first cousin had auburn color hair. I have only tiny hint of red in mine. I secretly wished I had red hair when I was younger. :)

  19. That's a huge Awwww! We often forget boys/men can be *gingers* as well as girls/women. Your poem made me pause and think Rebecca may not be very pretty on the inside! :-)


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