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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!
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
The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, 1941
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
"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
That is a cute tiny kitten. Nice poem. I am hopeless at writing poems.ReplyDelete
Awww. The kitten is a cutie.ReplyDelete
Someone (Rumi?) said that poetry is the language of the heart - which means it is certainly deserving of more than one day.
Certainly agree - we need more poetry days. TYHere's aslo a haiku day, days for different branches of petry maybe. Could we invent some?ReplyDelete
Lovely cats once more.ReplyDelete
What a clever cute poem! :) Oh, kittens! I love kittens!! How sweet!! I think I had a dream about kittens last night. :)
Yes, kitten season will be here too soon. What a sweet little one who doesn't look a thing like the mom kitty.ReplyDelete
Awww that kitten is most cute. I'm guessing it would be around along after its able to be adopted.ReplyDelete
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. ♥
Aww! what beauties :-)ReplyDelete
I liked that quote ;-)
Have a kittenseasontastc safe Monday =ටᆼට=
Love that Spark and that wee kitten and Mama too!ReplyDelete
what a cute little furbaby!!!❤️❤️❤️ mines readyReplyDelete
Very cute mama and baby. Excellent spark and poem too.ReplyDelete
What darling photos. You are such a kind heart. Love the Sparks and I love the poem too.ReplyDelete
That Mama and kitten really are so very Awww. Great quote tooReplyDelete
Darling little kittyReplyDelete
and sweet mother too
Soon in a new home
Thanks to your rescue.
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.ReplyDelete
Lovely kitty - I hope s/he soon finds a good home.
What a beautiful little Mama and kitten, and I love the names!ReplyDelete
Sweet little Mum and baby :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete