Monday, March 29, 2021

Gotta Try (Awwww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Taste is Everything (Poetry Monday)


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Trying to get kittens to pose in their cage is impossible, but fun to try:


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.

From a decorative pillow someone had in a gift basket at church.


Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border.   Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too.  Spike's Best Mate often leaves a wonderful poem in the comments on one of our blogs.

This week the theme is Something on a Stick Day.                   

Everything tastes better 

When you eat it on a stick,

At least at the state fair, 

That seems to do the trick.

It's not just corn dogs any more, 

It is so many things,

Each vendor tries to outdo 

The other in what he brings.

Deep fry almost anything

From Spam to candy bars,

You know it will be bad for you

But the taste, it gets five stars!


Today is:

Barthelemy Boganda Day -- Central African Republic

Borrowed Days begin -- old English/Scottish/Irish legends about how March borrowed the next 3 days from April; these are still seen as weather prognostication days based on several different legends

Day of Redress -- Fairy Calendar

Hola Mohalla -- Sikh (3 day grand festival)

Knights of Columbus Founders Day

Martyrs' Day -- Madagascar

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day -- as recognized by AICPA

Seward's Day -- Alaska, US

Smoke and Mirrors Day -- some sites call it "Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day," but appropriately no one knows who started it

St. Armogastes of Africa's Day (Patron of the poor and torture victims; against poverty and torture)

St. Gladys' and St. Gwynllyw's Day (the Welsh "Bonny and Clyde", who led a life of crime before their conversion)

Youth Day -- Taiwan

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997

Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928

Birthdays Today:

Hideaki Takizawa, 1982

Jennifer Capriati, 1976

Lucy Lawless, 1968

Elle Macpherson, 1964

Christopher Lambert, 1957

Kurt Thomas, 1956

Earl Christian Campbell, 1955

Karen Ann Quinlan, 1954

Bud Cort, 1950

George Blaha, 1945

Eric Idle, 1943

John Major, 1943

John Joseph McLaughlin, 1927

Pearl Bailey, 1918

Sam Walton, 1918

Eugene Mccarthy, 1916

Philip Ahn, 1905

Denton True "Cy" Young, 1867

Isaac Mayer Wise, Rabbi and Founder of Reform Judaism, 1819

John Tyler, 1790

Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Woman of the Year"(Play), 1981

"The King and I"(Play), 1951

"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows"(circus), 1919

"Mutt and Jeff"(Comic strip), 1908

"Jevgeni Onegin/Eugene Onegin"(Opera; Tchaikovsky Op. 24), 1879

Today in History:

The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded, 1549

Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629, 1632

Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, 1638

Ludwig von Beethoven, age 24, debuts as a pianist in Vienna, 1795

Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway, 1806

Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam, 1848

The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab, 1849

Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day, 1852

Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867

Queen Victoria presides over the opening of Albert Hall in London, 1871

The Knights of Columbus are established, 1882

Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in his back yard, 1886

The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time, 1941

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, 1951

NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury, 1974

The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982

Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province, 1993

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members, 2004

The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants, 2004

Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time, 2008

A transistor-like transcriptor is built out of DNA and RNA molecules by American bioengineers at Stanford University, 2013

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces that Arab leaders will be combining their military resources to combat violence in the region; Saudi Arabia has already led joint forces in airstrikes on Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, 2015


  1. Kittens pose beautifully - unless you want them to.
    I am probably in the minority but I really don't like most food on sticks... Loved your poem though.

  2. Yummy poem. And as usual lists to make me know more.

  3. Great quote - one day at a time.

    God bless.

  4. Aww! well you did well with the photos 👍

    I liked the quote and poem too :-)

    Have a versetastic safe Monday 👍😷😷😷

  5. Kittens are tough to train for photos, but so are cats for that matter! Great quote too, we are going with day one today.

  6. Awww on the kitties. It must be spring. So adorable.

    Love the Spark. Spot on and your poem made me smile. So true. I've not been to the fair in years.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  7. Everything on a stick is good and delicious. It's always bad for you but wow so good. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Awwww kitties. I want some kitties so badly. Just don't think the resident cats would allow it.

  9. Aww definitely ~ sweet kitty photos ~ great spark and lovely poem ~ Xo

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Mimi,

    Those kittens are adorable and your poem is fun! have a great week, my friend.

  11. Darling kittens! That spark is wonderful, thanks for sharing it. I love fair food too, corn dogs are still my fave at the fair.

  12. Those wee ones are so cute and we like the pillow too!

  13. Lovely kittens and Sparks - I could make room for all of them. Between the three of you, you have come up with a fine list of things on sticks, and as usual they are all food related! What's not to like? There are quite a few mentioned that I'm not familiar with, but you have whetted my appetite!

  14. Awesome kittens- and I love shish-kebab! Is that how one spells it? Anyhow- have a lovely day!

  15. Such adorable kittens, especially that calico. Great poem too.

  16. Is there anything cuter than kittens? I think not! And that pillow?! Love it!
    Perfect poem! Why does deep-frying have to taste SO delicious?!

  17. Something on a husband was all about food on sticks. he would have loved your poem! We lover your Awws, How did you get the kittens to pose? And your Spark ROCKS! I really love that quote! Momo, I love your posts, I can spend half an hour laughing, reading and laugh some more. THANK YOU! Have a marvellously happy day!

  18. The little black and ginger tabbies are too sweet for words. I'd love to cuddle all of them.
    Good poem, food on a stick isn't a big thing out here, apart from skewered things at barbecues.


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