Friday, September 6, 2019

We're Becoming Accustomed to Him (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.

We are all getting used to how Mikey looks with his new 'do.


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 joined ____________ in _______________.

2. I wish I’d asked _______________ about _________________.

3. _________ had the biggest impact on who I am today.

4. _________ is the most beautiful place I have ever been.

1. I joined Blogger in 2009, on July 1 to be exact, and i have posted every day since.

2. I wish I’d asked all of the family members who have passed on more about their lives growing up.  Grandma and Grandpa are really the only ones left, and only sometimes can i get them to talk about their childhoods, but i will keep trying.

3. My faith has had the biggest impact on who I am today.

4. Switzerland, up in the Alps, is the most beautiful place I have ever been.


Today is:

Arcola Broom Corn Festival -- Arcola, IL, US (includes a parade; through Sunday)

Armed Forces Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Bring Your Manners To Work Day -- sad that we even have to have this one, isn't it?

Defense Day -- Pakistan

Dri-jerbal -- Marshall Islands (Labor Day)

Ear and Trumpter Contests for Mice -- Fairy Calendar

Festa Della Rificolona -- Florence, Italy (one of Florences oldest and most colorful celebrations; through tomorrow)

Festival of the Vine -- Geneva, IL, US (celebrating the flavors of fall, especially good food and wine from around the world; through Sunday)

Fight Procrastination Day/National Do It Day

Flag Day -- Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial -- Montreaux, Switzerland (annual weekend-long tribute to the work of Freddie Mercury)

Great Canadian Beer Festival -- Victoria, BC, Canada (through tomorrow)

Lazy Moms Day -- a day for mom to be lazy, and let the kids do the housework!

National Coffee Ice Cream Day -- Sweetie swears the best ever was at Howard Johnson Restaurants back in the day

National Folk Festival -- Salisbury, MD, US (sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts, a multicultural celebration of traditional native and folk arts in the United States; through Sunday)

North Carolina Folk Festival -- Greensboro, NC, US (art, music, North Carolina folklife, and fun; through Sunday)

Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival -- Norwalk, CT, US (vintage ships, crafters, entertainment, oysters, and a Kids' Cove; through Sunday)

Olney Amputee Dove Hunt -- Olney, TX, US (a one-of-a-kind event, begun by two Texas politicians from Olney who were both amputees, they and the town of Olney invite every amputee or person who has lost use of a hand or arm to come to "The Friendliest Town West of the Mississippi River" for Texas food, fun, a glove swap, musical entertainment, one arm jokes and tales, one arm golf tournament, the famous 10 cents a finger breakfast, a Cow Chip Chunk'n, Amputee Vs. Politician, and the big dove hunt; through tomorrow)

Petersfield Antiques Fair -- The Festival Hall, Petersfield, Hampshire, England (one of the best in the nation; through Sunday)

Popeye Picnic -- Chester, IL, US (celebrate everyone's favorite cartoon sailor in the town where his creator, E.C. Segar, was born, and this year "Popeye Goes Tropical"; through Sunday)

Read A Book Day -- can't find the history on it, but enjoy!

Rettir -- Iceland (around this time of year; a traditional sheep round up celebrated in Iceland during September and into October, actual round up dates may vary from region to region)

Sacrifice to Hera Thelchinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Somhlolo Day -- Swaziland (Independence Day)

St. Magnus of Fussen's Day (Patron of crops; against caterpillars, hail, lightning, reptiles, vermin)

Stillbirth Remembrance Day -- Canada (some Provinces); US

Unification Day -- Bulgaria

United Tribes International Pow-Wow -- Bismark, ND, US (over 70 Native American Tribes represented at the major cultural event; through Sunday)

Walker Cup Match -- Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England (biennial competition between amateur teams from the US and UK; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Whalin, 1974
Sarah Strange, 1974
Rosie Perez, 1964
Elizabeth Vargas, 1962
Jeff Foxworthy, 1958
Jane Curtin, 1947
Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
Jo Anne Worley, 1937
Billy Rose, 1899
Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
Jane Addams, 1860
Catharine Esther Beecher, 1800
John Dalton, 1766
Marquis de Lafayette, 1757
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The King's Speech(Film), 2010
"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"(TV), 1955
Jack Dempsey/Billy Miske Boxing Match(First match broadcast on radio), 1920
"La clemenza di Tito/The Clemency of Titus"(Opera, Mozart K. 621), 1791

Today in History:

The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world, 1522
The Spanish "Silver Fleet" disappears off the Florida Keys, 1622
Founding of Salem, Massachussetts, 1628
The first US lighthouse is built in Boston, 1716
Hurricane hits Martinique and Guadalupe, hundreds of ships sink and thousands die on land and at sea, 1776
Thomas Blanchard patents the lathe, 1819
Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio becomes co-ed, with 4 women and 30 men in attendance, 1837
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807, 1870
Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands, 1948
Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal, 1952
Nine Israeli athletes are killed during a rescue attempt after being kidnapped at the Munich Olympic Games; two had died during the kidnapping the day before, 1972
The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: 
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and restores the name St. Petersburg to Russia's second largest city, 1991
Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years, 1995
Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion, 1997
China launches an investigation into its commercial pilots upon learning that more than 200 of them had falsified their resumes, 2010
Central Australia reports the first sighting since 1960 of a Central rock rat, 2013
Catalonia's parliament passes a law to allow a referendum on independence from Spain, 2018


  1. Poor Mikey, he doesn't look at all happy.

  2. Mikey is a beauty. I wish I had asked my parents more questions too - and that they would have answered (truthfully).

  3. Mikey looks cute, and I am glad he kept his floofy tail.
    I agree so much with #2 except I wasn't able to ask questions. My father died from leukaemia when I was 5 and my mother was 25. She would never speak of him and my grandparents told me not to ask because it upset my mum so much. I barely remember him because he was in hospital for a long time and children were discouraged from visiting back then. I never even had a photo of him until my mother died, and then I found 2 of me with my dad. Those photos are very precious. I just wish my grandparents had talked to me about him.

  4. I will *definitely* be reading a book later, to be sure!
    (If only I could mail ice cream, we've got a good plain coffee around here...)

  5. Mikey looking very smart heheh!

    What nice fillins I am sure they will tell you more in time :-)

    Have a tanfabulous weekend :-)

  6. Mimi,

    WOW, you've blogged every day since 2009? That's amazing! I was thinking like you with #2. I like your answer to #3, my spiritual roots were shaped early on thanks to my late grandparents with their examploray Christian life and loving hearts. My parents also were vital in providing spiritual guideance and having blind faith that God will provide everything that I need (sometimes more). Great answers. Have a funtastic weekend, dearie!

  7. Mikey, you look totally terrific! Switzerland does look beautiful, we have some blogging pals there, the Swiss Cats and they show off the beauty sometimes.

  8. Mikey looks mighty handsome in his new do. I know what you mean by getting used to the look.

    I've never been to Switzerland, but that would be one of the places I'd like to visit.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Mikey is looking very serious. Have a beautiful day!

  10. Mikey looks cute. Glad he got to keep his floofy tail. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. The Alps is a place I wouldn't mind visiting, how lucky you are that you got to go there. Have a nice weekend! XO

  11. mikey ya iz total lee handsum dood !! we wood like ta go ta popeye'z picnic... but wood haz ta pazz on de spinach !! ;) ♥♥

  12. Mikey ~ you are a sweetie ~ sorry you had to get a haircut.
    Great fillins ~ Switzerland is, indeed, beautiful!

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

  13. Mikey is adorable! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Over 10 years of posting every day on your blog is incredibly impressive. Congratulations on that! And I completely agree with your #2. I wish I'd ask family members more about their youth when I had the chance. Have a wonderful day!


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