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Yesterday was Lee’s birthday party. (Red-headed Alec’s son, so my foster grandson by our reckoning.) He and a cousin were sharing!
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, we hope she comes back soon. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!
This week the theme is Clean Out Your Refrigerator.
Some holidays are coming,
And you’re going to need room,
And to be blunt the fridge is often
More like a dead food tomb.
Don't wait so long the bacon
On the brown lettuce is grazing,
Get started early to clear it,
Like a rubble pile that needs razing.
It’s time to dig out what’s in there
And get the nasties gone,
You’ll need room for fresh leftovers
And you’ll be glad when it’s done.
Is that some green bean casserole?
Please don’t say it’s so!
It's from our last get-together,
It really has to go.
When did we buy that sour cream,
No please don't read the date!
Just put it in the bag over there,
It really is too late.
No, the sauce doesn't last forever,
Even if you judge with grace,
It's now a nasty color,
The garbage is its place.
Don't argue over that brown stuff
It's just not worth your time,
How sick you get when you eat it is worse
Than buying new and spending a dime!
Some things are so shriveled
There's no telling what they were,
Others look like they need a shave
Of their covering of green fur.
The garbage will be heavy
When we take it out this week,
But you'll love your fridge all fresh and clean
The inside clear and sleek!
American Enterprise Day -- US (a project of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter)
America Recycles Day -- US
Cartagena Independence Day -- Cartagena, Columbia
Changeling Restitution Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day -- this reminder comes from the folks at CooksInfo.com, where they think you need to get rid of USO's (unidentified shrivelled objects)
Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium -- German-speaking Community of Belgium
Don't Try To Do Everything At Once Day -- internet generated, and a blow to us multitaskers
Ennead Feast in the House of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day -- date of first use, in 1886, of this name for an actor playing two roles in one play; George and Georgette Spelvin have since acted in over 10,000 roles on Broadway
I Love to Write Day -- encouraging everyone to write something, begun by John Riddle
King's Feast / Dynasty Day -- Belgium
National Bundt Pan Day -- yes, really, celebrating the pan itself
National Peace Day -- Cote d'Ivoire
National Philanthropy Day® -- Association of Fundraising Professionals
National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
National Spicy Hermit Christmas Cookie Day
Nativity Fast begins a/k/a Winter Lent (through Dec. 24) -- Orthodox Christian
Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day -- in honor of all the times she packed yours; combine it with I Love to Write Day and include a note telling her how special she is
Remembrance Day -- Cayman Islands
Republic Day -- Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
Republic Proclamation Day -- Brazil
Revolution Day -- Mexico (obs.)
Rock Your Mocs Day -- Indigenous Americans (begun by Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, a Laguna Pueblo, to encourage all Native Americans to wear the one item they all have in common, hand-made moccasins, with pride)
Safety Razor Day -- King Gillette was granted the patent for his style of safety razor on this day in 1904, changing how men shaved each day
Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day)/Seven-Five-Three Festival -- Japan (picturesque festival in which 3-year-old children of either sex, five-year-old boys, and seven-year-old girls go to shrines dressed in their best; guardian spirits are thanked for the health of the children and prayers said for their future to be equally bright)
Sing in Your Car Day -- they need a day for this?
St. Albertus Magnus' Day (Patron of medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers, schoolchildren, scientists, students, theology students; Cincinnati, Ohio)
St. Leopold's Day (King Leopold III, Patron of dying children, large families, step-parents; Austria)
Leopoldstag/Goose Day -- Austria (the start of the heurigen, the new wine season)
William Shatner marries Nerine Kidd, 1997
Jonny Lee Miller,1972
Kevin Eubanks, 1957
Beverly D'Angelo, 1954
Daniel Barenboim, 1942
Sam Waterston, 1940
Yaphet Kotto, 1937
Joanna BArnes, 1934
Petula Clark, 1932
Ed Asner, 1929
Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928
Joseph Wapner, 1919
Erwin Rommel, 1891
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887
Forrest Clare "Fogg" Allen, 1885
F. William Herschel, 1738
William Pitt the Elder, 1708
"A Few Good Men"(Play), 1989
Love Me Tender(Film), 1956
"Li'l Abner"(Musical), 1956
"The Planets"(Holst Op. 32), 1920
"Masse Mensch/Mass Man"(Toller play), 1920
Today in History:
Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492
The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777
Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791
Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806
Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832
Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904
The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938
In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant, 1969
Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, 1971
René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence, 1976
The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, 1985
An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council, 1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands, 1988
Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, 2007
Sony introduces the Playstation 4, selling a million units the first day, 2013
World leaders gather in Brisbane for the G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth, 2014
France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in the wake of terror attack on Paris, 2015
Pakistan unveils the remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 2017
Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo’s only surviving bronze works, 2018
The SpaceX Falcon 9 is launched on its first regular flight to the International Space Station with four astronauts aboard, 2020