Monday, March 22, 2021

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


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

It's kitten season, and i have proof.  Our first mama and baby, Shoes (who didn't do a very good job at posing) and Laces:


 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 very much missed.   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 World Poetry Day.                        

Once a year we celebrate

The lovely gift of rhyme

That is the center of most poems

That we hear all the time.

Poetry is so much fun

To read and write and say

It makes me wonder why

There's only one World Poetry Day!


Today is:

As Young As You Feel Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to stop acting your chronological age and go act peppy!

Banned in Boston Day -- see history for 1630 for explanation of why today

Coq Au Vin Day

Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Emancipation Day) -- Puerto Rico

International Goof-off Day -- sponsored by Monica A. Dufour and A.C. Vierow, who think everyone needs a special day each year to goof off.

International Day of the Seal -- drawing attention to a disappearing species

Labour Day -- Christmas Island

Laser Day -- the first patent on a laser was granted this day in 1960 to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes

National Bavarian Crepes Day

National Sing-Out Day -- begun by an anonymous person who must love singing; and yes, i promise, i won't sing where anyone has to listen to me

Otago Provincial Anniversary -- Otago, New Zealand

St. Darerca's Day (reportedly the sister of St. Patrick; Patron of Valentia Island, Ireland)

World Day for Water -- UN

Anniversary Today:

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, 1941

Birthdays Today:

James T. Kirk, 2233

Cristen Powell, 1979

Reese Witherspoon, 1976

Elvis Stojko, 1972

Matthew Modine, 1959

Stephanie Mills, 1957

Lena Olin, 1955

Bob Costas, 1952

Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1948

James Patterson, 1947

George Benson, 1943

Bruno Ganz, 1941

Marvin Yagoda, 1938

M. Emmet Walsh, 1935

J.P. McCarthy, 1933

William Shatner, 1931

Pat Robertson, 1930

Stephen Sondheim, 1930

Allen Neuharth, 1924

Marcel Marceau, 1923

Karl Malden, 1912

Louis L'Amour, 1908

Chico Marx, 1887

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Conversations with My Father"(Play), 1992

"Brighton Beach Memoirs"(Play), 1983

"All You Need is Cash"(TV movie), 1978

"I Can Get It For You Wholesale"(Musical), 1962

"Mr. Wonderful"(Musical), 1956

"This Year of Grace"(Musical), 1928

"El maleficio de la mariposa/The Butterfly's Evil Spell"(Play), 1920

Today in History:

Hugo de Groot escapes imprisonment in Loevenstein Castle in a book case, 1621

The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags, 1621

Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, 1622

Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables, 1630

Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer), 1733

The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies, 1765

The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand, 1784

The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece, 1829

Cornstarch is patented by Orlando Jones, 1841

Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, 1873

The Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories (especially aimed at the Mormons), 1882

August and Louis Lumiere privately screen the first "motion picture" ever made, of workers leaving their factory three days earlier, 1895

World's first airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins, 1914

The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt, 1945

Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser, 1960

Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978

The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips, 1993

Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space, 1995

The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth, 1997

Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion, 1997

ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire, 2006

Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest, 2009

A massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya, 2012

The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" between Hawaii and California has 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic and increasing rapidly according to new research, 2018

The journal Science publishes the first major announcement of the discovery of the Qingjiang biota, a 518 million year old fossil site near the Danshui River in China that is one of the most well preserved and diverse sites of the early Cambrian explosion ever found, 2019


  1. That is a cute tiny kitten. Nice poem. I am hopeless at writing poems.

  2. Awww. The kitten is a cutie.
    Someone (Rumi?) said that poetry is the language of the heart - which means it is certainly deserving of more than one day.

  3. Certainly agree - we need more poetry days. TYHere's aslo a haiku day, days for different branches of petry maybe. Could we invent some?

  4. Mimi,

    What a clever cute poem! :) Oh, kittens! I love kittens!! How sweet!! I think I had a dream about kittens last night. :)

  5. Yes, kitten season will be here too soon. What a sweet little one who doesn't look a thing like the mom kitty.

  6. Awww that kitten is most cute. I'm guessing it would be around along after its able to be adopted.

    Love the Spark. Ever so true.

    You are good at poems.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  7. Aww! what beauties :-)

    I liked that quote ;-)

    Have a kittenseasontastc safe Monday =ටᆼට=

  8. Love that Spark and that wee kitten and Mama too!

  9. what a cute little furbaby!!!❤️❤️❤️ mines ready

  10. Very cute mama and baby. Excellent spark and poem too.

  11. What darling photos. You are such a kind heart. Love the Sparks and I love the poem too.

  12. That Mama and kitten really are so very Awww. Great quote too

  13. Darling little kitty
    and sweet mother too
    Soon in a new home
    Thanks to your rescue.

  14. I haven't managed to write a poem this week as we have been very busy with work on the house and garden, but I've just enjoyed reading poems by non-Brits instead.
    Lovely kitty - I hope s/he soon finds a good home.

  15. What a beautiful little Mama and kitten, and I love the names!

  16. Saving that sweet Mama and Baby picture for our toddler, who is obsessed with 'mamas and babies'. She'll love it! Perfect poem. I, too, wonder why we only get to (officially) celebrate poetry one day a year!


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