Monday, July 26, 2021

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


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Saturday was a good playdate for Coda and Lulu, and ended in a snoozefest.


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 her contributions are sorely missed.   Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. 

This week the theme is Parent's Day.          


Every day is children's day

'Cause the littles are so needful,

So once a year we take the time

Of parents to be heedful.

It's oft a job that's thankless

And takes up all one's time,

Yet the rewards are endless

The joys are quite sublime.

Make yourself a promise

To take some time each day,

To pass along some praises

To parents along the way.


Today is:

All or Nothing Day -- no history on this one, but it's supposed to be the day you decide to live as if it's going to be your last!

Aunt and Uncle Day -- originally proposed on this day in 2005 by Florida State Senator Tony Hill; if you have aunts and uncles you love, why not give them a call today 

Dia de la Rebeldia -- Cuba (Revolution Anniversary)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Sleipnir -- Norse Pagan (date approximate, honored Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir)

Green Corn Ceremony -- Native Americans (thanksgiving for the maize harvest; these are celebrated by many tribes in many different ways and are not generally scheduled as they depend on how the corn grows; some have with rites including a Thanksgiving Prayer, Confession Chant, and Feather Dance; the Santa Ana Pueblo holds an annual Corn Festival on this date each year that is open to the public)

Groovy Chicken Day -- don't ask, just enjoy

Hurricane Supplication Day -- US Virgin Islands (churches hold special services to pray against hurricanes hitting the islands this season)

Independence Day -- Liberia(1847); Maldives(1965)

Kargil Vijay Diwas -- India (Kargil Victory Day)

National Coffee Milkshake Day

One Voice Day -- readings around the world of the Universal Peace Covenant, sponsored by the School of Metaphysics

Otaru Tide Festival -- Otaru Wharf, Otaru City, Japan (one of Japan's biggest sea festivals, through the 28th)

Racial Desegregation Day -- date in 1944 the US Army ordered training camp facilities desegregated, and the date in 1948 President Truman signed the order integrating the US armed forces

St. Anne's Day (traditional name given to the mother of Mary; Patron of broommakers, cabinetmakers, carpenters, childless people, equestrians, expectant mothers, grandmothers, grandparents, homemakers, horse men, horse women, housewives, lace makers, lace workers, lost articles, miners, mothers, old-clothes dealers, poor people, pregnancy, pregnant women, riders, seamstresses, stablemen, turners, women in labour; Canada; France; Micmaqs; over 20 cities around the world; against poverty and sterility)

St. Joachim's Day (traditional name given to the father of Mary; Patron of fathers, grandfathers, grandparents; Adjuntas, Puerto Rico)

Wonderful Drinks Day -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversaries Today

Signing of the American's With Disabilities Act, 1990

New York becomes the 11th US State, 1788

The United States Postal Service is founded, 1775

Birthdays Today

Taylor Momsen, 1993

Kate Beckinsale, 1973

Jeremy Piven, 1964

Sandra Bullock, 1964

Kevin Spacey, 1959

Angela Hewitt, 1958

Dorothy Hamill, 1956

Susan George, 1950

Roger Taylor, 1949

Helen Mirren, 1945

Mick Jagger, 1943

Dobie Gray, 1940

Stanley Kubrick, 1928

Blake Edwards, 1922

Jason Robards, Jr., 1922

Vivian Vance, 1912

Gracie Allen, 1902

Aldous Huxley, 1894

Carl Jung, 1875

George Bernard Shaw, 1856

George Catlin, 1796

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Alice In Wonderland(Animated film), 1951

The Babe Ruth Story(Film), 1948

"The Bob Howard Show"(TV), 1948

"Young Widder Brown"(Radio), 1938

Today in History

The first recorded women's cricket match took place near Guildford, England, 1745

The birth of what would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress, 1775

The Surrey Iron Railway, often considered the world's first public railway, opens in south London, 1803

In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway, 1878

Premiere of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth, 1882

Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement, 1887

United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation), 1908*

King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicated the throne, officially unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memoria, 1936

The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power, 1945

U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council, 1947

U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States, 1948

Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution, 1953

Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster, 1963

The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government, 1977

A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 1989

Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days, 2005

Over 92,000 classified documents detailing incidents related to the war in Afghanistan are released by Wikileaks in the largest leak in U.S military history, 2010

President of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power, 2012

Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, 2017

The Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics publishes findings about the observation of a black hole by a telescope in Chile that proved Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational redshift, 2018


  1. Aww! they both wore themselves out heheh!

    Nice poem as always

    Have a rhymingtastic day 👍

  2. The snoozefest is delightful.
    And all praise to parents. The world over.

  3. I like your family quote. If it was not for families people would be arguing with perfect strangers.

    God bless.

  4. Oh, I like your poem "Every day is children's day" Yes indeed. I praise parents I meet, I'll have to do it more now you made me aware.

  5. I really need to live in Fairy, so I can celebrate all these terrific holidays! Altho', a coffee milkshake is itself a pretty wonderful drink - and easily obtainable...

  6. A good play date followed by some quality napping is always a good thing.

  7. it's always fun to have a play date :-)

  8. Awww, what a fun play date they had. I'm guessing your were entertained as well. I love to watch pups play.

    Love the Spark and the poem. Goods parents are such jewels.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  9. After a wonderful play date, Coda and Lulu needed to recharge their energy. We should appreciate our parents.

  10. The poem is wonderful. Parents are not always treated properly. At times they are treated bad but eventually they are as their children grows and they have children. As a parent I'm proud being being one but it was very difficult at times. I'm proud of my children and they of me.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. Those barkies sure look like they're having a good time. We felines aren't always that social!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  12. That looks like quite the fun playdate! Good Spark too!

  13. Your Parents poem is spot on, your photos of the dogs playing til they had to sleep are very cute- and your quote is the BEST!

  14. mimi....sorree...NOE we wont

    "groovee chckn day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  15. Looks like the pups had a great time. Great spark and poem. Parents deserve to be celebrated. XO

  16. You know your play date has been successful when all participants are played out!
    Brilliant poem. Parents truly are the unsung heroes!

  17. During the chilly weather we're presently experiencing my two furry mates rarely venture from the bed, which, of course, they reckon is their bed which they generously share with me! :)

  18. Snoozing dogs, what could be more peaceful?
    Parent's Day? On top of Mother's Day and Father's Day?

  19. Great photos of LuLu and Coda ~ fun time and sweet poetry ~ and great Spark ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. Lulu and Coda were having some fun, weren't they? They are big doggies. Family and love are the most important things in this life other than God. Nice quote!

  21. The pups had a good time and needed their rest. SO cute! Sweet poetry and a great Sparks. Thanks


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