Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tribute, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


The most important event of this week happened on Monday.  It was Ms. S's funeral.

There's no way i can do her justice, but i have to make my Thankful Day about her.

She had a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor.

She was one of the most creative people i've ever known -- painting, sculpting, macrame, sewing, embroidery, and she ran a dance studio.

She fought the demon of alcoholism and won.

She never stopped loving the daughter who wouldn't talk to her, even sending her birthday gifts and Christmas gifts to the end, though they were never acknowledged.

She never stopped loving her son, even though they were polar opposites and made each other crazy, and he never stopped loving her.

She bred show Persians, and almost always had a cat, dog, bird, fish, or all of the above.

She taught a Sunday school class for special needs children, and had a very tender heart for them.

Her prayers at our prayer group were beautiful and she always remembered to pray for the stray animals.

When her Episcopal priest would call her and ask if she wanted a home visit, she always insisted he bring her communion.  Her love for her Savior was deep.

She was a loyal friend.

All these things make me thankful she was a part of my life, and i'm going to miss her like crazy.

A bonus thankful, her funeral was a beautiful tribute.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

Ayyám-i-Há -- Baha'i (intercalary days, devoted to service and gift giving; through Mar. 1)


Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

For Pete's Sake Day -- Wellcat Holidays asks us, who is Pete, and why do things for his sake?  think about that as you celebrate this today

International Sword Swallowers Day   

Levi Strauss Day -- his birth anniversary

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

National Personal Chef Day -- heaven knows we all have one of those; some websites list it today, some on July 16

National Pistachio Day

Open That Bottle Night -- time to finally drink that bottle of wine you've been saving for a special occasion; after all, the final Saturday in February only comes once a year (sponsored by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of The Wall Street Journal)

Rooks Nesting Day -- Olde England (12 days after Candlemas on the Julian Calendar)

St. Alexander's Day (Patriarch of Alexandria)

St. Isabella of France's Day (Patron of the sick)

Tell a Fairy Tale Day -- shouldn't this have been two days ago, on Wilhelm Grimm's birth anniversary?

The Man In Black Day -- Johnny Cash's birth anniversary

Thriller Day -- Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" hit #1 today, and stayed there for 37 weeks

Anniversaries Today:

Grand Teton National Park is established, 1929

Grand Canyon National Park is established, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Marshall Faulk, 1973

Erykah Badu, 1972

Mark Dacascos, 1964

Michael Bolton, 1953

Johnny Cash, 1932

Fats Domino, 1928

Betty Hutton, 1921

Tony Randall, 1920

Jackie Gleason, 1916

Margaret Leighton, 1922

Tex Avery, 1908

Madeleine Carroll, 1906

Jean Vercors, 1902

William Frawley, 1887

Herbert Henry Dow, 1866

John Harvey Kellog, 1852

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846

Levi Strauss, 1829

Honore Daumier, 1808

Victor Hugo, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway"(Musical), 1989

"Deathtrap"(Play), 1978

Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747

An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531

Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794

The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797

Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804

Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815

In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870

HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914

The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917

Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952

National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970

Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980

The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990

On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991

In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993

The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses, 1995

Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000

Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004

After winning a Liberal Party of British Columbia ballot, Canadian politician Christy Clark becomes the second woman to be Premier of British Columbia, 2011

Scientists in Illinois, announce they've developed stretchable batteries that can power a new generation of flexible electronics, 2013

The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on its 10 year anniversary, 2018

The city of Venice, Italy, introduces a day visitor tax, 2019


  1. Let us be thankful at all times to God our Lord.

    God bless.

  2. A beautiful post in memory of your friend, Ms.S. She sounds like a wonderful person and friend.

  3. I'm so grateful for the angels placed in our way!

  4. That was a lovely tribute to your special friend, she'll never be forgotten.

  5. My condolences Mimi regarding Ms. S's .

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I always enjoy hearing the stories of the lives of others because I just think when we reflect on their stories it causes us to reflect on our own and see ways we can improve our own. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your dear friend's experiences. I know that you will miss her.

  7. That is a beautiful tribute.
    I am thankful today for two special new shoots I saw in a pot where I placed several rescued bulbs. I had been hoping at least one would survive and now I have two!

  8. What a beautiful testimony this is!

  9. Wonderful thankful list. She sounds like a very kind woman. How sad that her daughter could not find it in her heart to forgive.

  10. Indeed ~ what a precious friend you had with Mrs S ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love and peace in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Oh, Mimi, I'm so sorry for your loss! Your tribute to her made me feel as though I knew her, or at least wish I had.


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