Monday, June 7, 2021

Do You Think That’s a Hat? (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Best (Poetry Monday)


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This kitten was caught just being silly, i asked him if he was trying to wear his bed as a hat:


 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 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 Best Friends Day.          


When you have so many good friends,

How do you pick the best?

If the two of you stick together

When gone are all the rest,

If you stay around during excitement,

And when life has lost its zest,

If you give each other the privileges

Of both family and guest,

If you'd give each other your last nickel

So you wouldn't lost your nest,

If you laugh and cry over life,

Every heartache and every fest,

If you help each other find the answer

When life throws you every test,

If you both like the same stuff and think

The same person is a pest,

Then you know, of all your friends,

With a best friend you've been blest!


Today is:

Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark

Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong -- Malaysia (in this elective monarchy, the current king's birthday is celebrated on the first Monday in June, regardless of his actual birth date)

Daniel Boone Day -- Kentucky, US (date in he first sighted, in 1767, what would become Kentucky)

Emanicipation Day -- Tonga (obs.)

Flag Day -- Peru

Journalist's Day -- Argentina (marking the first publication of a newspaper in Argentina on this day in 1810)

Judgements Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leaping songs)

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Queen's Birthday -- New Zealand; Niue; Papua New Guinea

Sette Giugno -- Malta (commemoration of the tragedy of June 7, 1919, considered their National Day)

Sovereign's Birthday -- Cook Islands

St. Meriadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf and against deafness)

Union Dissolution Day -- Norway

VCR Day -- the first Sony Betamax went on sale today in 1975

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (multi-day festival for Vesta, goddess of the hearth, this first day termed the Vesta Asperit; through the 15th)

Vivien Kellems Memorial Day -- born this date in 1896, she fought the IRS and income tax for her whole life

Western Australia Day -- Western Australia (formerly called Foundation Day)

Anniversaries Today:

Jimmy Osmond marries Michele Larson, 1991

YMCA is founded by George Williams, 1844

Birthdays Today:

Michael Cera, 1988

Anna Kournikova, 1981

Larisa Oleynik, 1981

Bill Hader, 1978

Allen Iverson, 1975

Bear Grulls, 1974

Karl Urban, 1972

Roberto Alagna, 1963

Prince, 1958

Louise Erdrich, 1954

Liam Neeson, 1952

Orham Pamuk, 1952

Jenny Jones, 1946

Bill Kreutzmann, Jr, 1946

Tom Jones, 1940

John Napier Turner, 1929

Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917

Dean Martin, 1917

Jessica Tandy, 1909

Virginia Apgar, 1909

James Braddock, 1906

Paul Gauguin, 1848

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters(Film), 1984

"Johnny Cash Show"(TV), 1969

"The $64,000 Question"(TV), 1955

"The Seven Deadly Sins"(satirical ballet chanté), 1933

Today in History:

The first Crusaders begin their Siege of Jerusalem, 1099

Port Royal, Jamaica, is devastated by an earthquake, 1692

David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, 1800

Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada, 1832

1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec, 1866

Tolbert Lanston receives patents for monotype typesetting machines, 1887

Norway's parliament dissolves  its union with Sweden, 1905

Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public, 1975

Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public, 1982

Mt. Pinatubo erupts, sending an ash cloud 7km/14.3mi high, 1992

The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon, 2000

According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula, 2013

The journal "Science" publishes studies that show the Mars Curiosity Rover has found organic matter, including methane, on Mars, 2018

According to the UN, more than 4 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015 due to the economic crisis, 2019


  1. Cute kitty. I think it wanted to play and was entertaining itself. We all have our own best friend.

  2. What a beautiful kitten. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Love your poem, the quote and the super cute kitteh.

  4. Haha! What a lovely kitten :-)

    I liked the quote too have a hattastic Monday 👍

  5. We think that kitten wants to get out and really play. It seems to be bored in the cage.

  6. Awww on the kitten. They are so cute and they are most entertaining.

    Love your Spark and really love your poem. Having a best friend is the very best of being blessed.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  7. You've perfected the description of best friend.

  8. Nice poem. That's a good description of best friends.
    And thanks for your list. I was too lazy to find out why our busses all wore flagds today - now I know. First on your list: Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark. Thanks :)

  9. Great poem and spark. And that kitten is so adorable. XO

  10. Sweet kitty playing and wants out of that cage I bet ~ lovely poem and spark ~ Happy Week to you Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. I love that poem, the value of a bestie should never be taken for granted. Happy Birthday Prince Joachim of Denmark!

  12. That silly kitty is a cutie! That was a really good spark and a grand poem too!

  13. What a cutie! And look at those eyes glow green...
    I love that definition of friendship.
    And Ohmyword! I love your poem. There is absolutely nothing like a best friend!
    Happy Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

  14. Kittens abd Cats can be extremely silly at times,my Screwball has his moments as well.

  15. hay ewe wee dood, well, ewe DUE look good in green !!

    very nice poem today Mimi ☺☺♥♥♥

  16. Awww...the kitten is such a sweet little fellow. They are so adorable. :)

  17. Love this post- silly kitty in a green hat....and a great poem! We are blessed with friends!

  18. Love the kitty and your poem. I have and have had, friends, but never a bestie, I'm a loner.

  19. That kitten is precious. AND your poem rocks!

  20. That kitten is so sweet! What a playful little one. The poem is just perfect.


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