Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time for rEcess! (Ten Things of Thankful)

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September is here, that means school is back, that means rEcess is back.

Our first night was last night, and my thankfuls abound:

Bumpers, so we don't bang up the walls!




Making silly faces.

Assignments were given.

Volunteer t-shirts were distributed.

Everyone participates.

Coloring and crafts.

Braids were shown off.

We had a marching band.

It was totally awesome!

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Today is:

Air Force Day -- Pakistan

Beer Lovers' Day -- ESPN began to broadcast on this day in 1979

Boonesborough Days -- Boonesboro, MD, US (living history, food, antiques, and a celebration of the original spelling of the town's name; through tomorrow)

Braemar Royal Highland Gathering -- Braemar, Scotland (one of the largest gatherings and Highland Games, celebrated for the last 900 years)

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day 2019 -- US (the Saturday after Labor Day, everyone is encouraged to volunteer in cleaning federal land, recreation areas, or waterways, to help do their part to keep these places beautiful)

Feel the Love Day

Grandma Moses Day

Hang Around Victor Day -- Victor, NY, US (come see why it's a great place to do just that!)

Independence Day -- Brazil

Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair -- Little Falls, MN, US (arts and crafts from hobbyists and pros; through tomorrow)

Lusaka Peace Agreement Day -- Mozambique

Mushroom Festival -- Kennett Square, PA, US (food, fun, and fungi in the Mushroom Capital of the World; through tomorrow)

Nanticoke Pow Wow -- Millsboro, DE, US (Native American gathering and celebration; through tomorrow)

National Acorn Squash Day

National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day -- US (by Senate proclamation in 2004)

National Hummingbird Day -- not official, but someone loves them enough to have started this

National Napoleon Day (the dessert, not the general)

National Threatened Species Day -- Australia

National Writing Date Day -- a day to make a date with yourself to go to a coffee shop or library or someplace and get some writing done; sponsored by Natalie Marie-Collins)    

Neither Snow Nor Rain Day -- celebrates the opening of the US Post Office in NYC on this day in 1914, which building has the famous inscription on it

Pendleton Round-Up -- Pendleton, OR, US (traditional rodeo with the participation of local Native tribes; through next Saturday)

Salami Day -- sponsored by

Sheriff's Ride Ceremony -- Lichfield, UK (dating back to 1553, the sheriff and his men ceremonially ride the circuit of the boundary of the city; originally on the 8th Sept. every year by order of Queen Mary, now held on the Saturday nearest)

St. Cloud's Day (a/k/a Clodoald the Confessor; Patron of nail makers; St. Cloud, Minnesota)

St. Regina's Day (Patron of poor people, shepherdesses, torture victims)

Turn A Cartwheel in Public Day -- the internet has it out for us

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival -- Valparaiso, IN, US (dare i call it a popping good time?)

Victory Day -- Mozambique

Welsh Fairies Bonnet-Hurling Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Sergey Brin and Larry Page incorporate Google, 1998

Birthdays Today:

Evan Rachel Wood, 1987
Devon Sawa, 1978
Angela Gheorghiu, 1965
Michael Feinstein, 1956
Corbin Bernsen, 1954
Chrissie Hynde, 1951
Julie Cavner, 1951
Susan Blakely, 1950
Gloria Gaynor, 1949
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Cuneyt Arkin, 1937
John Phillip Law, 1937
Buddy Holly, 1936
Don Messick, 1927
Peter Lawford, 1923
Jacob Lawrence, 1917
Anthony Quayle, 1913
Elia Kazan, 1909
Michael E. DeBakey, 1908
Grandma Moses, 1860
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Flying Nun"(TV), 1967
"Truth or Consequences"(TV), 1950

Today in History:

Traditionally, the solar eclipse date that marks the birth of Heracles of Thebes (Latin Hercules), BC1251
The Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem, 70
In the world's first submarine attack, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor, 1776
The "Troy Post" of NY first uses "Uncle Sam" to refer to the US, 1813
Last hold-up of Jesse James, 1881
Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first baby in the US to be put in an incubator for premature infants, 1888
The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol, 1901
Eugene Lefebvre (1878–1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy, France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft, 1909
The first day of the first Miss America Pageant is held in Atlantic City, NJ, 1921
Philo T. Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of television in San Francisco, 1927
The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, 1936
Integration begins in Washington, D.c. and Baltimore, MD public schools, 1954
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa, 1986
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, 1999
Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane, hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings, 2004
The first presidential election is held in Egypt, 2005
The US Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage financing companies, 2008
Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels the Iranian diplomatic staff from their country, 2012
Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after the Liberal-National Coalition wins the election, 2013
Asteroid 2014RC makes a close approach to Earth, coming within 39,900km/24,800mi, 2014
British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under three feet of earth at Durrington Walls, 2015
The 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016


  1. So many things to be thankful for.

    God bless.

  2. That sure seems like a good time for all!

  3. My granddaughter went to wait for her bus preparing to go to her first time in high school. She was excited and zoom, the bus passes right on by her. She had to call her mother to drive her to school. I wonder how excited she was when she got yo school. Very excited. Way to go Emily. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. This is such a great time of year with fresh beginnings of the school year. Love your post.

  5. I love the whole idea of rEcess. That is so nice the parents get a night out and the kids are safe and having fun.

  6. Oh what a fun time for all ~ neat photos ~ ^_^

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

  7. An enjoyable time for all! A thankful and grateful heart is a joyful heart.

  8. very cool thing that you and them do

  9. That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing! Those are great photos.

  10. Your pictures tell the story. Looks like first night was a success! Go marching band!! :)

  11. Love the pictures! The event looks like it was great fun!


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