Monday, March 8, 2021

Marmalade (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


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Marmalade came to the shelter very sick and underweight, but he's doing much better now.

Not the best picture, but he is looking much better.


 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 and is sorely missed.   Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in some weeks, too.  Spike's Best Mate often leaves a wonderful poem in the comments on one of our blogs.  

This week the theme is Be Nasty Day.                        

Every day's be nasty day

If you are a jerk.

That you have a day to celebrate

Is a really special perk.

Whoever started this holiday

Did not leave a trace

This way we cannot find his house

To with toilet paper grace!

If you celebrate this “holiday”

Just please don’t act the fool,

Remember it’s one thing to be nasty

And another to be cruel.


Special Note:  It is time to wish many happy returns of the day to #2 Son, who is 25 years old today!


Today is:

Australia Celebrations:

     Adelaide Cup Day -- SA

     Labour Day -- VIC

     Canberra Day -- ACT

     Eight Hours Day -- Tas (a/k/a Labour Day)

Be Nasty Day — no one will admit starting this day, which is sometimes called National Be Nasty Day (and remember, there’s a difference between being nasty and being cruel)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Monday:  Fun Facts About Names Day, enjoy looking up things like, what is the name of the Monopoly dog, or do Ken and Barbie have last names

Commonwealth Day -- Commonwealth of Nations (the 54 Countries which today celebrate their ties to one another; Her Majesty the Queen will issue a special message to all Commonwealth Nations citizens through their respective Presidents and Prime Ministers)

Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard

International Women's Day -- also celebrated as:

     Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN

     Mother's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Laos; Macedonia; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Vietnam

National Heroes and Benefactors Day -- Belize

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages

Revolution Day -- Syria

St. John of God's Day (Patron of alcoholics, bookbinders, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, hospital workers, nurses, publishers, printers, sick people; Tultepec, Mexico; against alcoholism, bodily ills and sickness)

Taranaki Provincial Anniversary Day -- Taranaki, New Zealand

Anniversary Today:

Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan, 1991

Birthdays Today:

Marcia Newby, 23, 1988

Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984

Kat Von D, 1982

James Van der Beek, 1977

Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976

Kathy Ireland, 1963

Camryn Manheim, 1961

Aidan Quinn, 1959

James Edward "Jim" Rice, 1953

Carole Bayer Sager, 1947

Micky Dolenz, 1945

Lynn Redgrave, 1943

Susan Clark, 1940

Raynoma Gordy Singleton, 1937

Cyd Charisse, 1923

Alan Hale, Jr., 1921

Claire Trevor, 1909

Louise Beavers, 1902

Kenneth Grahame, 1859

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mary, Mary"(Play), 1961

Symphony No. 2 in D major(Sibelius Op. 43), 1901

"Don Quixote"(Straus Op. 35), 1898

"Emilia Galotti"(Play), 1772

Today in History:

William Claxton completes his translation from French into English of Mirror of the World; as England's first printer, he will soon turn this into England's first illustrated print book, 1481

John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655

Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702

Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775

Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817

The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855

Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887

International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911

Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930

Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936

Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945

Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957

The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978

Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979

Martina Navratilova becomes the 1st tennis player to earn $10 million, 1986

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing, 1999

The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed, 2012

The Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows that the Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration, 2017


  1. Marmalade looks a HEAP better. All credit to those who worked so hard to help him.
    Nasty and cruel are cousins in my head, and I don't want to give either of them space.

  2. National Proofreading Day ... believe it or not I'm all for proofreading. How do I celebrate. Make red lines all over the papers and send them rigth back? It's a bit harder online. THanks for your lists, and your poem!. One be nasty day a year is fine. THen you have it over and done with.

  3. Lovely cat.

    I like your quote about feeding the fear, Mimi. Thanx.

    God bless.

  4. Someone should give that sign about feeding fears to the media. They dwell on bad news and all the terrible things that happen. We wish they would dwell on positivity for a change. They fuel a lot of the troubles in our world now with all their negativity and fear.

  5. Wow what a poem Mimi. It shocks me that there may be people in this world that act that way. There should be no negativity in our world but unfortunately there are people who are like that.
    Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I'm happy the kitty is doing much better. Bless all of you that care for our four legged babies.

    I'm so with you on your Spark and your poem. They are everywhere and I refuse to buy in.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. Happy birthday to your son. Hope he isn't met with any Nasty Day type celebrations.

  8. Good news for marmalade - yay! I love that spark - MOL! Happy Birthday to #2!


    Who could be a bigger jerk
    Than my neighbor Clyde?
    He used to chase me all around.
    He laughed while I cried and cried.

    Often screams came from me.
    He would hold me in a clutch.
    Our parents never knew why
    I hated Clyde so much.

    You can never be a tattle-tale
    Even when a jerk
    Can't stop himself from being one
    Can't stop his evil smirk.

    1. Yes, I can relate to this. There was a jerk just like Clyde in my childhood neighbourhood.

  10. Your poem is spot on, Mimi. And short and sweet. Great.

  11. Marmalade looks like my Angel Prancie. If I lived near you, I would adopt him. Happy Birthday to your son! XO

  12. Happy Birthday to #2 Son from all of us! Sweet Marmalade, I'm so glad he got the proper care. Cute poem too!!!

  13. Happy Birthday #2 son! and Marmalade is a doll- what a cutie- I hope Marmalade is in his furrever home very soon!

  14. Great Spark and we send little Marmalade purrs. So cute

  15. YES! to National Proofreading Day!!
    (Not that I always succeed but I do at least try...)

  16. It is the bane of my life to see anything mistreated. So glad wee Marmalade is feeling better!
    And your poem: Oh, so clever! Very well done indeed!
    And a huge Happy Birthday to #2 son!

  17. Happy Birthday to Son #2! I LOVE your nasty poem and Hip Hip Hooray that Marmalde is doing so much better. He looks like a different cat! And your SPARK is AWESOME! Just like you Mimi. have a marvellously happy day!

  18. I do hope Marmalade continues to gain in health and finds a loving home.

  19. Aww such adorable kitty photos ~ sending healing energy hugs for Marmalade ~ Happy Birthday to son #2 ~ ~ be safe.

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. Dear little Marmalade...what a little sweetie. :)

  21. Happy Birthday to your 25 yo son. Woo Hoo -youth! Marmalade is so sweet and looks so much healthier. all the kindness spread on these fur babies. :-) THANK YOU!


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