Monday, October 4, 2021

Awww Monday, Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

This weekend, i was so busy i wasn't thinking ahead to the coming week.  That means i didn't save a rEcess photo for Awww Monday, or snap a special one.  Here are a couple of flashbacks from rEcess to make us say, Awww!


 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.  

This week the theme is Golf.          


Though i am not a golfer

Even i can see

It takes a lot of time and skill

It looks quite hard to me!

You need a steady grip,

You need a sturdy back,

And don't even try to tee off

If good eyesight you lack.

There's strategy in choosing

What club to use and when,

How to stay out of traps, water, and rough,

You can't just call it in.

You learn to hit straight

Neither to the right or the left,

And how to give that ball

Just the right amount of lift.

Yes, there's a whole lot to it,

To come out smelling like a rose,

The ones who make it look easy,

Everyone calls them pros!


Today is:

Buttering-Up Final -- Fairy Calendar

Child Health Day -- US (as established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928)

Country Inn, Bed-and-Breakfast Day

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

Golf Lovers' Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you love golf

Ieiunium Cereris -- Ancient Roman Calendar (fast for the goddess Ceres)

Improve Your Office Day -- and water that plant while you are at it!

Independence Day -- Lesotho(1966)

International Toot Your Flute Day -- an internet generated day for shameless self promotion

Kanelbullens Dag -- Sweden (cinnamon roll day)

Labour Day -- ACT, NSW, & SA, Australia

National Ship in a Bottle Day -- another one i can't find a source for, but it's listed everywhere

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival -- Nihonmatsu, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest lantern festivals; through the 6th)

Peace and National Reconciliation Day -- Mozambique

Peat-Cutting Day -- Falkland Islands (Spring Holiday)

Queen's Birthday -- QLD, Australia

St. Francis of Assisi's Day (Patron of animal welfare societies, animals, birds, ecologists, ecology, environment and environmentalists, families, lace makers/lace workers, merchants, needle workers, peace, tapestry workers, zoos; Italy, especially Assisi, as well as several other cities around the world; against dying alone, fire)

     Blessing of the Animals Day -- at many Catholic Churches, in honor of the Saint

St. Petronius' Day (Patron of Bologna, Italy)

10-4 Day (C.B.'ers) -- fourth day of the tenth month, ten-four, good buddy, etc.

Tewa Deer Dance -- Tewa Native Americans (celebrating the cosmic duality of the feminine and masculine, and honoring male and female ancestors; through the 7th)

Territory Day -- Christmas Island

Thanksgiving Day -- Saint Lucia

World Animal Day -- International    

World Architecture Day -- International Union of Architects (this year's theme: Public Spaces:  The Heart of Design)     

World Habitat Day -- UN (Habitat for Humanity

World Space Week begins -- International

Anniversaries Today

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957

The Soviet Union launches Luna 3, 1959 (first satellite to photograph the moon's distant side)

Birthdays Today:

Rachael Leigh Cook, 1979

Alicia Silverstone, 1976

Abraham Benrubi, 1969

Christoph Waltz, 1956

Anita DeFrantz, 1952

Armand Assante, 1949

Susan Sarandon, 1946

Clifton Davis, 1945

Anne Rice, 1941

Jackie Collins, 1937

Alvin Toffler, 1928

Charlton Heston, 1924

Buster Keaton, 1895

Damon Runyon, 1884

Edward Stratemeyer, 1862

Frederic S. Remington, 1861

Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, 1807

Debuting/Premiering Today

"The Alvin Show"(TV), 1961

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major(Shostakovich Op. 107), 1959

"Leave It To Beaver"(TV), 1957

Snoopy, in the Peanuts Comic strip, 1950

Dick Tracy(Comic strip), 1931

Today in History:

One of the largest naval battles in history, the Battle of Lake Poyang, ends when the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat Chen Youliang, 1363

The first full English translation of the Bible, sometimes called the Matthew Bible, which contained the work of translators William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, is printed in Switzerland, 1537

Pope Gregory XIII's calendar adjustment that bears his name takes effect, with tomorrow being not Oct. 5, but Oct. 15, 1582

Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts drafts its first code of law, 1636

Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer fire department, 1648

Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch, 1675

The state of Belgium is created after separation from the Netherlands, 1830

The New Orleans Tribune becomes the first black daily newspaper, 1864

The Orient Express, linking Turkey to Europe by rail, makes its first run, 1883

Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 1941

The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature, 1991

The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique, 1992

NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, 2001

SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space, 2004

What is believed to be the oldest high-altitude human settlement is found in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, 2010

Nissan unveiled the NSC-2015 electric car prototype at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo; the car drove and parked itself, 2012

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy, 2017


  1. Hooray for the return of rEcess.
    I like your poem - but subscribe to the thought that golf is a pleasant walk - ruined.

  2. I am sure everyone enjoyed the rEcess weekend. My bro-in-law plays golf. I know nothing about golf.

  3. And those photos get a massive awww from me too Mimi :-)

    Have an awwtastic cute day 👍

  4. Awwwsome photos.

    I tried golf once - only once! Say no more!

  5. Thank you again for your good works.

    Last night, at about midnight it was, my wife said, "It's always golf with you. Golf. Golf. Golf. You do nothing else but play golf!"

    I tell you, I never expected her to turn up on the golf course at that hour.

    God bless.

  6. Mom used to be a golfer but it takes so much time and can be so frustrating she hasn't golfed in years now. Glad your weekend was so fun that you forgot all about everything else. It's good to do that now and then.

  7. I know you're happy rEcess is back. Have fun.

    Your Spark made me smile.

    Love the poem. Golf is very hard. It's also very expensive.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  8. Good morning Mimi. I loved the poem and I am a golfer or I was. Watching the pros you'd think how easy it was to play golf but once you're on the course, you'll realize how difficult it is. For me it was fun and enjoyment to be with the guys. I was able to get my share of birdies on par three's but the other holes were just fun I'll say. Today since my balance is off, I've put my clubs and golf balls away. I miss it but if you even can't swing without falling and get hurt, my golf life is finished. Oh well, that's life.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Monday kicks off the week and have a really great one

  10. Professionals make hard look easy, so true. Nice poem, though I'm with EC on golfing ;)

  11. Loved the golfers poem. It was a game I never even tried but was assured I would have moved higher up the executive ladder if I could play golf.

  12. Cute photos. Great spark and I enjoyed your poem even though I hate golf and the snobbishness of it. XO

  13. We loved your post and our Human says "paws up" to the quote. She says, "fear is a liar!"
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  14. I'm glad a good time was had by all. That's a wonderful Spark and a fun poem too.

  15. I’ve never golfed, either! But I have many friends who think it’s the greatest pastime on earth. The way you describe it, it sounds a little too complicated for me.
    Pros, indeed!
    And well done on the poetry!

  16. Mimi,

    Kids are always bring out the awww. Your golf poem was witty and clever. I'm not a golfer and the sport looks boring to me. Thanks for making me smile. :)

  17. Great photos of the rCess ~ and lovely poem ~ and spark too ! Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. My nieces daughter plays golf for Purdue. She is an alternative for the two gals who beat her by one stroke. I never was good at golf or tennis. Baseball is my jam and basketball was too. I always enjoy visiting you here. Thank you


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