Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!
"You leave me no alternative!" he said, striding in to her workplace suddenly, right before closing, catching her completely off guard.
"What do you mean? What's wrong?"
"I can't take it any more, so you leave me no choice," then, pulling a ring out of his pocket, he went down on one knee and added, "will you marry me?"
Shock and then joy replaced the worry on her face when she realized what he'd said, and as she started to tear up she said, "Yes!"
They were so wrapped up in each other, they hardly heard her coworkers as they exploded into cheers.
Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
The new fence at the apartment in Ms. S's complex was put there for a good reason, as i found the other day.
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
If it's a drink you're hankering after,
I have whatever you choose,
Just watch how much elbow bending you do,
Or you just might need a snooze!
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
Sweetie and i are both thankful we got the opportunity to cat-sit for Buster while his people were on vacation. It's a lovely thing to be able to get to know such a friendly little guy better.
Canada Day -- Canada
Green Corn Ceremonies -- among various Native Americans, honoring maize goddess with thanksgiving for the maize harvest; each area that celebrates has its own date, any time from now until late August, depending on when the corn begins to ripen
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day -- a great way to start off Ice Cream Month; try a new one and you just might find a new favorite.
Day to Celebrate All the World's Creatures -- commemorates the day in 1975 that endangered species became internationally protected.
Distressed Elves Day -- Fairy Calendar
Doctors' Day -- India
Emancipation Day -- Sint Maarten
Halfway Point of the Year Day/Second Half of the Year Day -- related observance
Half-Year Day -- China
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Hong Kong
Hug a Cowboy Day -- always on Canada Day
Independence Day -- Burundi(1962); Rwanda(1962)
Intact Day -- celebrating genital integrity, as far as possible from the Feast of the Circumcision on Jan. 1
International Chicken Wing Day -- some sites say the 2nd, celebrate today or tomorrow, your choice
International Joke Day -- as declared by many internet sites, but i can't find out why today; then again, why not?
International Tartan Day -- anniversary of the repeal, in 1782, of the Act of Proscription which banned the wearing of Tartans; celebrated especially by Scottish diaspora in Australia; New Zealand
July Morning -- Bulgaria (dates back to the '70s, young and old people hitchhike to the Black Sea in late June to greet the dawn of July 1 with Uriah Heep's hit song July Morning; began as a suble anti-communist protest, now in memory of the fall of communism and to celebrate the start of summer vacation)
Keti Koti -- Suriname (Emancipation Day)
Madeira Day -- Madeira
Memorial Day -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Mount Fuji Official Climbing Season begins -- Japan (through Aug. 31)
Moving Day -- Quebec, Canada
National Boating Day -- US
National Ducks and Wetlands Day -- US (presidential designation in 1990)
National Financial Freedom Day -- can't find how this one started, but it's as good a day as any to take a good look at your finances, and start learning how to better manage them.
National Gingersnap Day
Republic Day -- Ghana; Somalia
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo -- Halifax, NS, Canada (through the 8th)
Sir Seretse Khama Day -- Botswana
Skiraphoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of cutting and threshing the grain)
St. Serf of Culross' Day (patron of the Orkney Islands)
Sts. Cosmas and Damian's Day -- Eastern Catholic Churches
Holy Healers' Day -- Bulgaria (a special festival for the two saints/brothers who were healers; celebrated especially by all healers, fortune-tellers, witches, sorceresses and herbalists)
Territory Day -- British Virgin Islands
U.S. Postage Stamp Day -- first US postage stamp issued this day in 1847
Yukon Gold Panning Championships -- Dawson City, YT, Canada
Zip Code Day -- US (inaugural anniversary in 1963; when you mail that letter, zip it up! no zip, slow trip; wrong zip, long trip)
Prince Albert II of Monaco marries Charlene Whittstock, 2011
Haleakala National Park established, HI, US, 1961
Mammoth Cave National Park established, KY, US, 1941
Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Dowd, 1916
Hilary Burton, 1982
Liv Tyler, 1977
Ruud Van Nistelrooy, 1976
Missy Elliott, 1971
Pamela Anderson, 1967
Andre Braugher, 1962
Princess Diana, 1961
Carl Lewis, 1961
Michelle Wright, 1961
Alan Ruck, 1956
Dan Aykroyd, 1952
Deborah Harry, 1945
Karen Black, 1942
Genevieve Bujold, 1942
Twyla Tharp, 1941
Jamie Farr, 1934
Jean Marsh, 1934
Leslie Caron, 1931
Farley Granger, 1925
Olivia DeHavilland, 1916
William James "Willie" Dixon, 1915
Estee Lauder, 1906
Charles Laughton, 1899
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, 1899
Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, 1872
Ignaz Semmelweis, 1818
George Sand, 1804
CourtTV(Network, now TruTV), 1991
"Nick at Nite"(TV), 1985
"The Liberace Show"(TV), 1952
NBC(Network, first scheduled TV broadcast ever), 1941
Today in History
Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor, 69
La Noche Triste: a joint Mexican Indian force led by the Aztec ruler Cuitláhuac defeat Spanish Conquistadores led by Hernán Cortés, 1520
Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u., 1770
American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 1782
A system of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales, 1837
U.S. Postage stamps went on sale for the first time, 1847
In the first instance of photojournalism, a French photographer's daguerrotypes of Paris riots were turned into woodcuts so as to be published in the weekly newspaper L'Illustration Journal Universel on this date in 1848
Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands, 1863
The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada, 1867
The Philadelphia Zoological Society, the first US zoo, opens; admission twenty-five cents for adults and ten cents for children, 1874
The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States, 1881
SOS is adopted as the international distress signal, 1908
Grant Park Music Festival begins its tradition of free summer symphonic music concert series in Chicago's Grant Park, which continues as the United States' only annual free outdoor classical music concert series, 1935
NBC makes the first scheduled television broadcast, 1941
Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved; since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city), 1943
The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family, 1949
Zip Codes are introduced for the U.S.mail, 1963
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto, 1966
The European Community is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission, 1967
Sony introduces the Walkman, 1979
O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada, 1980
German re-unification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany, 1990
The People's Republic of China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule, 1997
Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC, 2004
Smoking is banned in all indoor public spaces in England, 2007
The oldest European remains of a white man are discovered in Australia; the Manning River Skull may belong to a man born in 1650, predating the country's history which states that Captain James Cook was the first European to land on Australia's east coast in 1770, 2013
Croatia becomes the twenty-eighth member of the European Union, 2013
Greece becomes the first developed country to default on loans from the International Monetary Fund, 2015
Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organization, 2017
Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park is declared a world heritage site by the UN, 2018