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These puppies at the rescue that we assisted last week were quite a handful:
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. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a break due to her husband's health. Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too. This week the theme is High School Antics.
If truth be told, as indeed, it should,
In high school i was mostly good.
"I don't drink, smoke, or chew, or date boys who do!"
That was my motto, through and through.
So what did i do for fun? It was lame,
And compared to others, very tame.
My friends and i would get in my car,
A drive 'round the area, near and far,
At every stop sign and every light,
We'd hop out and trade seats with each other left and right.
Other drivers would laugh to see
Us running 'round the car like buzzy, silly bees.
So that's the truth, being told as it should,
In high school, i was boring and good!
Ashi Vanguhi -- Ancient Persian Calendar/Zoroastrian (celebration of Ashi Vanguhi, or Holy Blessing; date approximate, but always two days after a full moon around this time of year)
All Souls' Day -- Christian (celebrations in Ecuador are among the most colorful; 2nd of the Dias de los Muertos in Mexico) related observances:
Dead Relatives' Day -- Sicily
Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal
Aztec Day of the Dead -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)
Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel
Cookie Monster's Birthday -- go have a cookie to celebrate! (but only after your dinner, as Cookie Monster now points out; boy, things have changed)
Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian
Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day for families to gather with the spirits of their ancestors at the graveyard to celebrate the continuity of life)
Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Indian Arrival Day / Arrival of Indentured Laborers' Day -- Mauritius
International Day to End Impunity -- International (calling for the ending impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers)
Job Action Day -- a day for workers and job seekers to put job or career in the forefront, make plans, and take action
Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan
Look for Circles Day -- internet generated, and we run in circles looking for who created it and why!
Marlborough Provinical Anniversary Day -- Marlborough, New Zealand
National Day -- Tonga(obs.)
National Deviled Egg Day
National Stress Awareness Week -- UK (International Stress Management Association; through Friday)
Potting-Shed Investitures -- Fairy Calendar (Garden Fairies)
Plan Your Epitaph Day -- sponsored by Dead or Alive of Arcata, CA, because a forgettable epitaph is almost a fate worse than death, so make plans to do yours right!
Practice Being Psychic Day -- but you already knew that, didn't you?
Recreation Day -- Tasmania, Australia
Refuse to Capitalize the First Letters in Your Name Day -- k.d.lang's birth anniversary
Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK
St Eustachius' Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters and hunting, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)
Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the first "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)
Traffic Director's Day -- Traffic Directors Guild of America (those who are Traffic Managers, Inventory Control Specialists, Revenue Managers, or many other terms in the broadcasting and mobile industries, including radio and TV traffic directors, who always schedule your favorite shows when you just can't watch, and put more and more commercials in when they can; on the Monday nearest the anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast in Pittsburgh in 1922)
North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889
South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889
k.d. lang, 1961
Shere Hite, 1942
Stephanie Powers, 1942
Pat Buchanan, 1938
Ray Walston, 1914
Burt Lancaster, 1913
Paul Ford, 1901
Warren G. Harding, 1865
James K. Polk, 1795
Marie Antionette, 1755
Daniel Boone, 1734
The Spruce Goose makes its first (only) flight, 1947
KDKA Radio Pittsburgh, PA, US makes the first scheduled radio broadcast, of election results, 1920
Today in History:
The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787
The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824
New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868
Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898
The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1903
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities", 1917
Charlotte Woodward, who attended the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, becomes the only one of the women who attended to live long enough to cast a vote in a national election, 1920
Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936
In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960
The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988
The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed, 2000
China makes its first orbital docking as its unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docks with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module, 2011
The New York Marathon is cancelled due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy, 2012
Separatists in Eastern Ukraine hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; Russia will recognize the elected leaders, but Ukraine and Western nations declare the elections illegitimate, 2014
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system, 2015
The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest MLB championship drought at 108 years, 2016