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Ms. GA and Mr. BA have several outdoor, semi-feral cats, all properly vetted and fed twice a day. Over the years, the colony has dwindled, and the remaining cats are becoming mellower with age. Summer and Louis, best buddies, will even let me get close to them sometimes, especially when i am cat-sitting and it's dinner time.
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 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 Bikinis.
They'd just moved back to town
After several years away
And were driving down the beach road
Noting changes along the way,
When their eyes were drawn toward something
Neither'd ever seen before,
It wasn't so much the girl
As it was what she wore.
Or maybe what she didn't wear
Would be a bit more correct,
Bikinis don't cover much and
Her figure was just perfect.
Of course they'd both heard about
This fashion in swimwear,
But neither'd ever seen it worn
On a public beach somewhere.
As they watched her in amazement
Traffic started to get slow,
But the driver was so astounded that
He didn't even know
Until his front bumper met
The back of the car ahead
With that sickening thump sound
That really causes dread.
He never did admit to his wife
Just how it came to be,
A fender bender caused by
First sight of a bikini.
(Sweetie's father was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, and that's where Sweetie lived the first 6 years of his life. Then the family left as his father became a minister and pastored churches elsewhere. When he was 17, his dad accepted the pastorate at a church in his old home town, and by that time bikinis had become, if not accepted by everyone, at least legal to wear on the public beaches. Sweetie and his dad never did admit to his mom that dad's minor accident that day was caused by his first ever sight, in person, of a girl wearing a bikini.)
Alice in Wonderland Day -- on July 5, 1862, Dodgson began writing the adventure story he had told Alice Liddel and her sisters the day before
Bikini Day -- the skimpy suit made its debut on this day in Paris in 1946
Caricom Day -- Guyana; Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Carnival Monday -- Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Constitution Day -- Armenia; Cayman Islands
Feast of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Graham Cracker Day -- birth anniversary of inventor of graham flour, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, in 1794
Heroes Day -- Zambia
Independence Day -- Algeria(1962); Cape Verde(1965); Venezuela(1811)
National Apple Turnover Day
National Work-a-holics Day -- we will know it's you if you are all "back to business" after a holiday
Poplifulgia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a ceremony to commemorate the "Flight of the People" when they had to flee enemies)
Sempach Battle Commemoration -- Lucerne, Switzerland (remembrance of the battle in 1386 includes a solemn procession to the battlefield and services in the chapel)
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day -- Roman Catholics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Apostles to the Slavs, created the Glagolithic alphabet and translated the Bible into the Slavonic language)
Sts. Grace and Probus' Day (married co-Patrons of Probus, Cornwall, England)
Tynwald Day -- Isle of Man (Manx National Day; assembling of the year's session of the High Court of Tynwald, as their Parliament is called, to read the laws to the citizens; oldest continual parliament in existence)
Dolly the Sheep, 1996 (first cloned mammal)
Edie Falco, 1963
Huey Lewis, 1951
Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, 1951
Jackie Robertson, 1944
Eliot Feld, 1942
Shirley Knight, 1936
Katherine Helmond, 1934
Warren Oates, 1928
Janos Starker, 1924
Georges Pompidou, 1911
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902
Jean Cocteau, 1889
Clara Zetkin, 1857
Cecil Rhodes, 1853
P.T. Barnum, 1810
David Glasgow Farragut, 1801
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica(Publication date), 1687
Today in History
Scotland and France form the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England, 1295
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland, 1610
Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687
The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England, 1865
Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, on Bloody Thursday, 1934
Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, 1937
Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45°C (113°F), 1937
Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League, 1947
National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom, 1948
The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel, 1950
William Shockley invents the junction transistor, 1951
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin, 1954
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title, 1975
Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation, 1998
The SARS virus is declared to be contained by the WHO, 2003
Indonesia holds its first presidential election, 2004
Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, 2009
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, 2009
Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England, 2012
In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, 2013
Volvo Cars announces that all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, the first automaker to do so, 2017
The ancient city of Babylon is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2019