Monday, October 18, 2021

Grandma Gives In (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.

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Lulu is the picture of patience and a perfect demonstration of the Inspiring Quote as she waits for Grandma to quit fussing at her for begging and hand her a tidbit (which she did soon after i snapped this).


 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 Meatloaf Appreciation.                        

Mom's humble helper meatloaf

Is always on reserve,

Ingredients at the ready,

Always glad to serve.

You can make it fancy

If you have some extras 'round,

But if the pocketbook is flat,

Add more breadcrumbs to meat ground.

We liked it stuffed with onions,

And sometimes even cheese,

But even without the additions,

The meal was sure to please.

When counting favorite meals

The humble loaf shan't be overlooked,

It's easy to assemble,

It's taste gets appetites hooked.


Today is:

Alaska Day -- Alaska, US

Anti-Slavery Day -- yes, there are still slaves in this world, find out how to help them here      

Clean Water Act Day -- US (considered by many a day to give thanks for water and open any who are grateful for clean water)

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day -- actually a good idea

Hard Boiled Guy/B-Girl Day -- on the anniversary of the general release of The Maltese Falcon (initial release was in NYC on Oct. 3)

Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -- US Virgin Islands (only celebrated if no major storms have come through that year)

Independence Day -- Azerbaijan(1991)

International Adjust Your Chair Day -- because you need to check at least once a year to make sure your chair has you in an ergonomically correct position

King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar (Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the mattress!)

Mawlid an Nabi -- Islam/Muslim (Prophet's Birthday, began sunset yesterday; celebrated over the next several days, depending on which country)

Meatloaf Appreciation Day

National Chocolate Cupcake Day  (some websites day it is simply Cupcake Day, any flavor)

National Day of Prayer -- Zambia

National Heroes Day -- Jamaica

National Statistics Day -- Japan

No Beard Day -- internet generated, a day to shave, which is illogical in the northern hemisphere, with winter coming

Pandrosus Festival -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess, or all-dewy one; date approximate)

Persons Day -- Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)

Procession of the Lord of Miracles (Senor de los Milagros) -- Lima, Peru (Christian celebration of the Lord's miracles, with song, dance, prayers, and parades; through tomorrow and again on the 28th)

St. Luke's Day (The Evangelist; Patron of artists, bachelors/unmarried men, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, glass makers/glasswrkers, gold workers/goldsmiths, lacemakers/lace workers, notaries, painters, sculptors, stained glass workers, Worshipful Company of Painters; Capena, Italy; Hermersdorf, Germany)

Watch a Squirrel Day -- internet generated, and different from squirrel appreciation day in January

World Menopause Day -- sponsored by the International Menopause Society

Anniversaries Today:

Women in Military Service for America Memorial is dedicated, 1997

University of Heidelberg opens, 1386

Birthdays Today:

Zac Efron, 1988

Freida Pintoo, 1984

Lindsey Vonn, 1984

Vincent Spano, 1962

Wynton Marsalis, 1961

Erin Moran, 1960

Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960

Martina Navratilova, 1956

Pam Dawber, 1951

Terry McMillan, 1951

Ntozake Shange, 1948

Joe Morton, 1947

Laura Nyro, 1947

Mike Ditka, 1939

Dawn Wells, 1938

Peter Boyle, 1935

George C. Scott, 1927

Chuck Berry, 1926

Melina Mercouri, 1923

Jesse Helms, 1921

Melina Mercouri, 1920

Anita O'Day, 1919

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919

James David Brooks, 1906

A.J. Liebling, 1904

Lotte Lenya, 1900

Henri Bergson, 1859

Salomon Auguste Andree, 1854

Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, 1697

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once on This Island"(Play), 1990

"Roseanne"(TV), 1988

"The Girl Is Mine"(Single release), 1982

"Raisin"(Musical), 1973

The Jungle Book(Disney animated film), 1967

"The Apple Tree"(Musical), 1966

“The Yellow Kid Takes a Hand at Golf”(the first actual newspaper comic strip telling a continuing story (as opposed to a single cartoon panel, in American Humorist), 1897

"De Unges Forbund/The League of Youth"(Ibsen play), 1869

"Prometheus"(Liszt S.99), 1855

Moby Dick(Publication date), 1851

Today in History:

Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest), 320

Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009

Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016

Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356

Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561

The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648

The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London, 1851

The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867

Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878

John Owen becomes the first formally timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890

United States takes possession of Puerto Rico, 1898

The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded, 1922

The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925

Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio, 1954

The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet, 1967

Azerbaijan becomes independent from the USSR, 1991

After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan, 2007

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria, 2013

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir perform the first all-female space walk outside the International Space Station, 2019


  1. It is indeed simple and delicious. It is way too long since I have made it for the resident meat lover here.

  2. Your humble meatloaf sounds delicious. Time and patience are 2 warriors which many of us do not have.

  3. Oh yes, meatloaf is goo. We're going to have some soon, it's the time of year for it. Your poem is good, compact and stuffed with goodies, just like a meatloaf in fact.

    1. Good, not goo. Spellchecker dos not solve all problems ;)

  4. Great photo. Our dog waits patiently like that too.

    God bless always.

  5. Hi Mimi,
    thanks most sincerely for hosting each Monday such a lovely party and informative post!
    Enjoy your new week
    Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

  6. Aww! patient Lulu heheh!

    Good quote too

    Have a patienttastic Monday 👍

  7. The quote goes well with Lulu as we dogs need to have a lot of time and patience with our humans! Have a great week!

  8. We all need more patience but it is especially appreciated in our pets

  9. Love that quote - thanks for sharing! Gx

  10. Lulu is adorable and goes right along with that excellent Spark. So true.

    Love your poem and now I'm hungry for meatloaf.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Love and hugs. ♥

  11. Time & Patience is the key to life. I've learned that after my stroke years ago. You know Mimi, after my stroke at 27 years old, I thought that was it. But now that I'm 72 years, time & patience have given me life that I never thought I'd get. God has given me a life that I thought I'd never have.
    Meatloaf we love to have.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Lulu is a good girl. I love the poem. I make meatloaf a lot, I think my hubby is getting sick of it. :)

  13. Hmm...I have some celebration options today. Certainly a stop by the bakery for a chocolate cup cake is in order.
    On a more somber note, there is more slavery/human trafficking in this world than at any other time in history. Stopping this inhumane practice is an international problem.

  14. Lulu sure looks like a sweetie and that was a good Spark and a yummy poem!

  15. uz catz can appreciatez meat loaf, meat ballz, raw...hold thoz onionz tho !! :) ♥♥

  16. Looks like she got some smells, too.

  17. mines up I talked about what I did this weekend.

  18. After reading this, all I want for dinner is meatloaf!!!

  19. My Lulu is so greedy for treats. She will steal from Leo and he is ten times larger than she is. So naughty. That meatloaf sounds wonderful. We made some last week. Wonderful with buttery mashed taters. Have a great week.

  20. Great post! Lulu makes me laugh! So much like Cinnamon! And I LOVE your SPARK! We hope you have a marvellously happy day!

  21. I like meatloaf but haven't made it in years. I use seasoned stuffing mix instead of breadcrumbs and have been making the mix into patties instead of a loaf, then I fry them as burgers.

  22. Sweet LuLu and great Spark ~ and poetry ~ fun Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. Stuffed meatloaf sounds delicious, just right for colder days. Thanks for sharing :-)


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