Monday, October 12, 2020

Only One This Time (Awww Monday), Thought-Provoking Quote of the Week, and Someone Special (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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Here’s the only photo i got of Coda on her recent short visit.


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's a Thought-Provoking Quote of the Week in her honor.


Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a blog  break due to her husband’s health concerns.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates.  This week the theme is Someone You Have Met.                    

We were so very excited,

We’d waited for this day,

And sometimes as it wore on,

There was nothing much to say.

Someone special was coming,

Many had been the plans,

To herald his arrival,

We knew we’d be his fans.

At the end of much great labor,

He showed up screaming, wet and wild,

Then i looked into the eyes of my

Firstborn baby child.


Today is:

Ayathrem -- Zoroastrianism (feast of bringing the herds and flocks home, a five day feast, dates approximate)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Fossil Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, for all the "incredible suckers that have gone extinct"

Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- remembering back to when we didn't say every kid with ants in his/her pants needed drugs

Children's Day / Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida -- Brazil

Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon -- Fairy Calendar

Commonwealth Culture Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Constitution Day -- Sint Maarten

Cookbook Launch Day -- someone started this one just because s/he likes cookbooks is my guess

Day of Fortuna Redux -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of successful journeys and lucky homecomings, favored by travelers and soldiers)

Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

"Discovery" of America by Columbus, Columbus Day/Discovery Day/Two Worlds Day/Anti-Columbus Day/Native Americans Day/Pan America Day

     American Indian Heritage Day -- AL, US

     Columbus Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories

     Descubrimiento de América -- Mexico

     Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España -- Spain

     Dia de la Raza -- Latin America and especially Guatemala (Day of the Race, or Day of the Natives)

     Día de la Resistencia Indígena -- Venezuela (Day of Indigenous Resistance)

     Dia de las Americas/Descubrimiento de America -- Uruguay

     Dia de las Culturas -- Costa Rica (Day of the Cultures)

     Dia del Descubrimiento de dos Mundos -- Chile

     Dia del Respet a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina

     Discovery Day -- Bahamas

     Encuentro de Dos Mundos -- Ecuador

     Fraternal Day -- AL, US

     National Heritage Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

     Pan America Day -- Belize

Fiesta Nacional de Espana -- Spain (National Day/Hispanity Day)

Fitness Day / Health-Sports Day -- Japan

Freethought Day -- celebration by Freethinkers of the effective ending date of the Salem witch trials

Independence Day -- Equatorial Guinea(1968)

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to go outside at 1200GMT and scream for 30 seconds so we can all get it out of our systems 

Lotu-a-Tamaiti -- Samoa; Tokelau (Day after White Sunday)

National Gumbo Day

National Heroes Day -- Bahamas

National Kick-Butt Day -- a day to kick yourself in the rump, jump start yourself to doing something you've been wanting to do and making excuses for not doing; begun by Sylvia Henderson 

National Pulled Pork Day

Native American's Day -- often celebrated on both the observed and the traditional Columbus Day; a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans

Old Farmers Day -- an unsponsored day, and any day is a good day to honor the men and women who work hard to grow our food

St. Edwin of Northumbria's Day (Patron of converts, hoboes/tramps, homeless people, kings, parents of large families)

St. Wilfred of York's Day (Patron of Middlesbrough, England; Ripon, England)

Thanksgiving -- Canada (Interfaith)

Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day

World Arthritis Day -- people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases can make their voices heard today   

World Rainforest Week begins -- International    

Anniversary Today:

Day of Six Billion, 1999 (marking the world population reaching that number)

Birthdays Today:

Marion Jones, 1975

Kirk Cameron, 1970

Adam Rich, 1968

Hugh Jackman, 1968

Carlos Bernard, 1962

Ronald E. McNair, 1950

Susan Anton, 1950

Chris Wallace, 1947

Tony Kubek, 1936

Luciano Pavarotti, 1935

Dick Gregory, 1932

Charles Gordone, 1925

Jean Nidetch, 1923

Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872

Jonathan Trumbull, 1710

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jesus Christ, Superstar"(Rock opera), 1971

"The Bob Hope Show"(TV), 1953

"The Burns and Allen Show"(TV), 1950

"Call Me Madam"(Musical). 1950

Today in History:

The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, BC539

King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, 1216

Nichiren, Japans Buddhist monk who founded Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon, 1279

Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Bahamas, 1492

Massachusetts discontinues all witch trials, 1692

America's first asylum for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" opens in Virginia, 1773

Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; this celebration becomes the founding of the first Oktoberfest, 1810

Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat, 1821

Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) is enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals, 1871*

President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House, 1901

An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, 1928

The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits, 1964

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published, 1979

The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip, 1979

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China, 1986

NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus, 1994

The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born, 1999

The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, 2005

The first of the thirty-three miners trapped in the Copiano mining disaster, Florencio Avalos, is rescued, 2010

The customary law preventing women from inheriting their family home is overturned in Botswana, 2012

A long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin is confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey; it is estimated to be worth at least $4m, 2017

California becomes the first US state to pass a law banning the manufacture and sale of new fur products, 2019

*Not repealed until India's independence in 1949


  1. Wonderful poem!!!
    And yes to Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day. Let's prescribe tree climbing, jumping, whittling swimming, biking, and wood times instead of medication to those ants-in-their-pants little ones.

  2. That photo is funny. What is everyone standing in line for??? Waiting for the door to open? Another good quote too.

  3. Homeless people and kings, huh?

  4. Mimi,

    I like your poem - so sweet! Coda is thinking, "What's she waiting for? I don't have the keys." The kitty be like, "Human, open the door now!" :D Have an AWWWesome Monday, dear friend!

  5. Cute Coda and the cat. They are good friends. I haven't been to the circus for a very long time.

  6. Looks like their waiting to go inside and nap after playtime! I love that spark!

  7. Cute photo and perfect quote! Cheers!

  8. Awww on Coda. She's a pretty girl.

    Love the Spark and love the poem. So precious. I remember that day too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  9. Nice to see you Coda and your pal too. That sure was a sweet poem!

  10. Great photo of Coda and your sweet kitty ~ great quote ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. this poem is THE BEST !!!!!! bravo ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  12. Very sweet poem. Nice spark too.

  13. Lovely poem. Sadly the theme floored me this week with a total lack of inspiration, so no poem from me today. Hopefully I'll be back on form next week.

  14. I love your poem and Coda is a sweetie :)


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