Monday, September 16, 2019

Nice Place You Got There (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Funny in Rhyme (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 is one Bigger Girl would love.  Someone made a fairy house decoration out of what's left of a tree in the yard, and i thought it was awww worthy.


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 take turns providing a theme each week.  This week's theme is A Funny Joke.          
Diane has really done it this time,
Making us be funny in rhyme.
(Although i guess if you want to,
An unrhymed funny poem would do.)
Sometimes inadvertent jokes
Are made by not always funny folks,
My Sweetie husband will sometimes say
Something that will make my day.
The other day, he had a pain,
Of his ankle bone he did complain,
He thought it might arthritis be,
And then he turned and said to me,
With great concern and quite a heavy sigh,
"Is it normal for one as young as I
To actually arthritis get?"
And i have not answered yet,
Yes, i held my tongue, for -- saint's alive! --
The man's already sixty-five.
He must think he is still a youth,
And he works very hard in truth,
Can still work tractors and pitch hay,
Dig for hours on a very hot day,
But i'm not going to say a word
To his statement a bit absurd,
He's kind and loving and me he does charm,
So if he thinks he's a kid, then what's the harm?


Today is:

Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)

Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)

Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World

Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)

International Love Your Files Week -- the week to make sure your filing system is working for you

International Women's Ecommerce Days -- supporting women's online business endeavours and buying power; through Friday

Keiro no hi -- Japan (Respect for the Aged Day)

Martyrs' Day -- Libya

Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while

National Stepfamily Day -- US (Founded in 1977 by Christy Borgeld) 

National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK    

Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales

St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany;against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching) 

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)

St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Winceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)

Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really    

Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank

Birthdays Today:

Nick Jonas, 1992
Sabrina Bryan, 1984
Alexis Bledel, 1982
Amy Poehler, 1971
Marc Anthony, 1968
Molly Shannon, 1964
Richard Marx, 1963
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Mark McEwen, 1954
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950
Susan Ruttan, 1950
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934
Anne Francis, 1932
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Janice Page, 1923
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Francis Parkman, 1823
Anthony Panizzi, 1797
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frasier"(TV), 1993
"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984
"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977
"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)
"Mannix"(TV), 1967
"Shindig"(TV), 1964
"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963
"Broadway"(Play), 1926

Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Malaysia is formed, 1963
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987
The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992
Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010
Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011
NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012
The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013
The cycling land speed record for men and women is broken by Denise Mueller Korenek, riding at 183.932 mph (296.010 kph) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US, 2018


  1. Definitely an awww photo.
    And I love that your husband is still young at heart.

  2. I wanted to say almost exactly the same as Elephant's Child. I just love tht tree fairy house -- could the creator of this come and visit my garden, pretty please?
    And to be young inside like your hubby is an admirable trait. I hope he just sprained something and will be his youthful self in a week or so. The theme this time was reaaly tough. You strove manfully.

  3. I love the fairy house made from the old tree and may just copy the idea. My daughter has a similar tree stump in her yard. I remember feeling young still at 65, a mere two years later and I still have young days, but not as many.

  4. Cattle and ear ache sufferers, huh...?
    Cute lil house.

  5. What a nice idea it looks good so a big aww from me

    So if he thinks he's a kid, then what's the harm? that summed it up well heheh!

    Have an achelesstastic Monday :-)

  6. That is a cool idea for a tree stump that would otherwise be either nothing or a bit ugly.

  7. That's a cool tree, elves could bake cookies in there!

  8. What a cute idea, my neighbor has an old tree stump like that, I'll let her know! I love that spark!

  9. I like the fairy tree house too! Great poem!

  10. That is a cute tree. Excellent spark. And I love the poem. Tell your hubby 65 seems to be the age. My hubby turned 65 in January and both his knees started giving him grief.

  11. I would love that piece in my yard. That's most clever. Very Awww worthy.

    I love your poem. It made me chuckle. Bless his heart.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  12. That fairy house is definitely awww-worthy - what a sweet idea.

    I love your poem, Mimi - my husband is young at heart, too, and is having a hard time reconciling that to the aches and pains he's begun to have on a regular basis.

  13. OMG I LOVE that fairy house! I would love to live in it :)

  14. Mimi,

    That's a neat idea with the old tree. I've seen smaller versions done this in pictures and thought how cool it would be to see something like this in passing.

  15. Oh that 'fairy house' is darling ~ definitely an Awwwww!

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

  16. My grandkids would LOVE that fairy house! and so would their gramma! Hahaha! You're really only as old as you *ouch* feel...

  17. I LOVE your story, and how I wish that Delores could see it.


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