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Ruth(less) was my helper on Friday. She inspected inside the cabinet where the garbage can is stored (and almost got herself stuck in there!) and helped with the mopping.
|She gets in the craziest places.|
Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
|Cakes With Faces|
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 Raspberry Cake Day.
Oh, my heavens
And goodness sake!
It's just a meeting, not a party
If you don't have cake!
That was first said by
So let's get fruity
And a little wild.
We'll stir some flour
With sugar and stuff
Don't over mix it,
You'll make it tough.
As for what flavor
Some people say
July 19 is
Raspberry Cake Day!
So let's go with raspberries,
Bake a cake or three,
And if you plant a berry bush,
Next year, they'll be free!
Arafat Day -- Afghanistan; Bahrain; Djibouti; Kuwait; Libya; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates
Back-to-Front Yad -- Fairy Calendar
Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera / Muñoz-Rivera Day -- Puerto Rico (obs.)
Bloomer Day -- anniversary of the opening day of the first US women's rights convention in 1848*
Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)
Festival of Honos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personification of morality and honor)
Global Hug Your Kids Day -- the person who started this no longer has a website or Facebook page, but the date is still noted on many holiday listing websites
Kokura Gion Taiko -- Yasaka Shrine, Fukuoka City, Japan (shrine festival that incorporates a taiko drumming competition with up to 100 teams; through the 21st)
La Guelaguetza a/k/a Los Lunes del Cerro -- Oaxaca, Mexico (folk dance, music and costumes, an extension of the celebrations of the Lady of Carmel, which used to be the feast of Xilonen, goddess of tender corn; now celebrated on two consecutive Mondays)
Liberation Day -- Nicaragua
Martyr's Day -- Myanmar
National Daiquiri Day
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day -- the day to work out any troubles with people you care about, so that you "get out of the doghouse"
President's Day -- Botswana
Stick Out Your Tongue Day -- internet generated, do it just because it's fun
St. Justa's Day (Patron of potters; Seville, Spain)
Triple Play Day -- the first Major League unassisted triple play was made by Neal Ball on this day in 1909
Umi No Hi -- Japan (Ocean Day / Marine Day)
*Amelia Bloomer's birth anniversary on May 27 is also called "Bloomer Day"
Frank Sinatra marries Mia Farrow, 1966
Isis marries Osiris (year unknown, ask the ancient Egyptians!)
Adonis marries Aphrodite (year unknown, ask the ancient Greeks!)
Stephen Anthony Lawrence, 1990
Jared Padalecki, 1982
Topher Grace, 1978
Angela Griffin, 1976
Clea Lewis, 1965
Anthony Edwards, 1962
Campbell Scott, 1962
Brian May, 1947
Ilie Nastase, 1946
Vikki Carr, 1941
Arthur Rankin, Jr., 1924
George McGovern, 1922
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, 1921
Eve Merriam, 1916
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, 1904 (last direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln)
Max Fleischer, 1883
Charles Horace Mayo, 1865
Lizzie Borden, 1860
Edgar Degas, 1834
Samuel Colt, 1814
"That's All Right"(Elvis' first single release), 1954
Today in History
A dragon more than 100 metres long was found dead on Yehwang Mountain in Henan province and was seen as a bad omen for Emperor Huan, who ignored it and died at age 35 (three years later); Xiang Kai, who had warned him of the omen, was released from the prison the emperor had placed him in, and lionised as a hero, BCE164
Moslem forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeated the Visigoths led by their king Roderic, 711
A hailstorm brings down the ceilings of the Papal Palace, Rome, 1500
Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having that title for just nine days, 1553
Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England, 1701
Australia's first recorded use of gaslight was commenced in a Sydney shop, 1826
The British Medical Association was founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary, 1832
The two day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; "bloomers," named after developer Amelia Bloomer, are worn at this very early feminist convention, 1848
A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town, 1912
Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention, 1963
The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua, 1979
The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published, 1983
President Clinton announces his idea for a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in regards to gays in the US military, 1993
A Tel Aviv judges orders safe deposit boxes that contain manuscripts of Franz Kafka to be opened, 2010
A Pontifical Commission is established by Pope Francis to investigate current accounting practices and implement new strategies for greater fiscal transparency and fiscal responsibility among all Vatican offices, 2013
Scientists in the US calculate that the total amount of plastic ever produced is 8.3 billion tons, the equivalent of about 1 billion elephants in weight, 2017
The Russian ship Dmitri Donskoii, which sank in 1905 and was believed to have a cargo of gold coins, is discovered in the waters between South Korea and Japan, 2018
The largest wind farm in Africa opens at Lake Turkana, Kenya, capable of generating 310 megawatts, 2019
The first interplanetary mission of the United Arab Emirates, the Mars "Hope" orbiter, launches on board Japanese H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center, 2020