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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!
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
Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997
Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928
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
"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
Kittens pose beautifully - unless you want them to.ReplyDelete
I am probably in the minority but I really don't like most food on sticks... Loved your poem though.
Yummy poem. And as usual lists to make me know more.ReplyDelete
Great quote - one day at a time.ReplyDelete
Aww! well you did well with the photos 👍ReplyDelete
I liked the quote and poem too :-)
Have a versetastic safe Monday 👍😷😷😷
Kittens are tough to train for photos, but so are cats for that matter! Great quote too, we are going with day one today.ReplyDelete
Awww on the kitties. It must be spring. So adorable.ReplyDelete
Love the Spark. Spot on and your poem made me smile. So true. I've not been to the fair in years.
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Everything on a stick is good and delicious. It's always bad for you but wow so good. Have a great day Mimi.ReplyDelete
Awwww kitties. I want some kitties so badly. Just don't think the resident cats would allow it.ReplyDelete
Aww definitely ~ sweet kitty photos ~ great spark and lovely poem ~ XoReplyDelete
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Those kittens are adorable and your poem is fun! have a great week, my friend.
Darling kittens! That spark is wonderful, thanks for sharing it. I love fair food too, corn dogs are still my fave at the fair.ReplyDelete
Those wee ones are so cute and we like the pillow too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Awesome kittens- and I love shish-kebab! Is that how one spells it? Anyhow- have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
Such adorable kittens, especially that calico. Great poem too.ReplyDelete
Is there anything cuter than kittens? I think not! And that pillow?! Love it!ReplyDelete
Perfect poem! Why does deep-frying have to taste SO delicious?!
Something on a stick...my 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!ReplyDelete
The little black and ginger tabbies are too sweet for words. I'd love to cuddle all of them.ReplyDelete
Good poem, food on a stick isn't a big thing out here, apart from skewered things at barbecues.
How can you not "awww" over a kitten?ReplyDelete