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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!
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
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957
The Soviet Union launches Luna 3, 1959 (first satellite to photograph the moon's distant side)
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
"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