Monday, December 7, 2020

Doggie Friends (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Luminaries (Poetry Monday)


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Coda got to come with us and play with Lulu this past Saturday:


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 on a blog break due to her husband’s health, and she is much missed.   Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, too.  This week the theme is Festive Traditions.                   

We had a great tradition,

We did it every year,

When the kids were younger,

It always brought us cheer.

Our neighborhood this season

Has a luminary display,

They ask each house to light luminaries

All on the same day.

We roam around with neighbors,

Greeting all with cheer,

Enjoying the decorations,

Even Santa Claus is here.

There are hot cocoa stations

Where cookies and cocoa are served,

And when we’d seen the display,

We had one more treat reserved.

We’d go out for beignets

At a place we like nearby,

By the time we all got home

We were on a sugar high!

The luminary display is coming

And we’ll participate,

Though it won’t be like when the kids were here,

We won’t stay up quite so late.


Today is:

Armed Forces Flag Day -- India

Day of Mourning for Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry-Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, But Not Zimber-Quattor -- Fairy Calendar

Día de las Velitas -- Columbia (Day of the Little Candles, a celebration on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Feast of Osiris in Abydos -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Hang a Wreath Day -- after all, by now it's about time

International Civil Aviation Day -- UN

King Tupou I Day -- Tonga

Letter Writing Day -- no origin info found, but think of how happy someone will be to get a letter if you write one!

National Cotton Candy Day

National Heroes' Day/Memorial Day -- East Timor

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  -- US

Quema del Diablo -- Guatemala (Burning of the Devil, to cast out impurities before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

St. Ambrose of Milan's Day (Patron of bee keepers, bees, candle makers/chandlers, domestic animals, learning, schoolchildren/students, wax refiners; French Commissariat; Milan, Italy)

Students' Day -- Iran

Spitak Remembrance Day -- Armenia

Anniversaries Today:

National Fire Safety Council founded, 1979

Delaware becomes the first US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Aaron Carter, 1987

Tino Martinez, 1967

C. Thomas Howell, 1966

Edd Hall, 1958

Larry Bird, 1956

Tom Waits, 1949

Johnny Bench, 1947

Harry Chapin, 1942

Ellen Burstyn, 1932

Ted Knight, 1923

Eli Wallach, 1915

Louis Prima, 1910

Willa Cather, 1873

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989

"Band on the Run"(Album), 1973 (UK release date)

"The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria"(Savoy Opera), 1889

Today in History:

Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated, BC43

Chinese Emperor Lo-Yang makes notation of a supernova (MSH15-52), 185

Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the US, is completed to Trumbull, 1696

The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, 1732

Marquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general, 1776

The New York Philharmonic plays its first concert, 1842

Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission, 1900

Leo Baekeland of Yonkers patents the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, 1911

The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, 1941

Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils, 1962

The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats, 1970

The final Apollo mission is launched, and takes the photo now called The Blue Marble as they take off, 1972

Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist, 1988

The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched, 1995

The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement, 1999

The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 2003

Scientists in Tanzania discover the oldest-known dinosaur fossil, and 243-million-year-old Nyasasaurus, 2012

NASA reports the GRAIL probes studying the moon reveal unexpectedly deep cracks, craters and tectonic structures, 2012

Beijing issues its first ever red alert for pollution, 2015

Naples' pizza spinning, Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival are all given UNESCO intangible heritage status, 2017


  1. The two dogs seem to get on well together. Why don't people do that?

    God bless, Mimi.

  2. Coda and Lulu get on very well. Nice poem.

  3. Love your tradition. And how I wish that people got along as well as Coda and Lulu. How is your daughter's poor sore mouth?

  4. Hope you daughter feels better soon. At least Coda and Lulu are having fun!
    Having a luminary Display sounds like fun.
    Have a good start into this week!

  5. How nice the pups had a little playtime with friends. We dogs love friends. Good quote too.

  6. Aww! LQQKS like they had a good time together heh!

    I liked the poem too :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  7. Coda and Lulu seem to be enjoying themselves. Nice poem. Sounds like a wonderful tradition to follow.

  8. Hey, I *did* hang my wreath!
    And I didn't even know...

  9. Aww doggie friends are so cute ~ and great quote ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. I will have to make Tuesdays my doggy days because Monday is my Question Of The Week. I do want to show Frankie with her best friend, the blue ball.

  11. It looks like Coda and Lulu were having a big time. Love your Spark!

  12. Awww, the pups do have fun together and it's fun to watch them play together.

    Love the Spark and love the poem. You're right about that.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  13. What fun Coda and Lulu were having! I love the spark, too true. Love those traditions, sounds like fun even if you don't stay up so late anymore.

  14. The dogs look like they are having fun! The luminaries walk sounds like fun, but I have a feeling I would have to go on a full stomach, or I would graze my way through!

  15. My pup needs a Coda or a Lulu. My frame just can't frolic like it once could! ;)
    What a wonderful tradition! Now I want to see pictures!!!

  16. Awesome poem, quote and the photos made me smile! Have a wonderful day and a lovely and lively cocoa time!

  17. this poem is THE BEST !!!! 984 PAWS UP for the national fire safety council ♥♥☺☺

  18. Great poem, and I love the inclusion of hot cocoa stands. So festive. I'll post mine tomorrow.

  19. Great tradition. Although, kids or not, I'd stay up late enough to go out for the beignets!

  20. Nice spark and poem. Those are nice traditions. XO


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