Saturday, March 26, 2022

Thankful All Over The Place, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It's Thankful Day and there's a boatload of thankfulness to celebrate.

First up, it's Purple Day, the day to support epileptics around the world.

This includes our canine friends who have epilepsy.   

My thankfulness is for those in the medical community who work with epileptics and do research so those with epilepsy can lead normal lives.

Young Jacob, a good friend, has epilepsy and i am thankful that he is doing well in his chosen profession in another state.  (We miss him, but that's another story.)

Closer to home, i'm thankful i was able to drop our tax papers off directly with the CPA last Saturday.  No worries about late or misdirected or lost mail.

The talk early this week was weather.  There were warnings being bandied about, and Ms. D, my Tuesday lady, even told me not to come if the weather looked bad.

Thankfully it was cloudy but not raining or awful when it was time to go to work, so i got to go.

When the weather finally got to us, late in the afternoon, we got a short period of thunder, followed by a gullywasher of a rain for a while, and then a beautiful sunset.  We're thankful to have gotten off relatively lightly, it could have been much, much worse.

We had another car incident for which to be thankful this week.  When i got home Wednesday, i noticed Sweetie's tire was low yet again, so i rushed Lunceford the Land Yacht over to Kevin and Lenny before the tire got too flat to roll and got them to give me a ride home.  This time, i told them, no patches, just replace the bad tires.

That was all four of them, of course, but again, we're thankful they sell us decent tires at a reasonable price, give us a warranty, and let us make payments.

Once again we're thankful not to have had a towing bill.

Because #2 Son turned 26 this month, he is dropping off of our health insurance and i've been after him to get on his company plan.  He came by earlier this week and he agreed to do that, got the paperwork, and then called me to discuss the plans and make his choice.  He's young and invincible, of course, and i'm thankful he has insurance anyway.

This weekend, Mimi Lenox, founder of Blog4Peace, is sponsoring Blog4Peace Ukraine.   

In a world full of awful things, including war, i am thankful for those who are standing for and praying for and working for peace.

To paraphrase Mr. Rogers, look for the helpers.  I'm deeply thankful for those who are risking their lives to bring aid to Ukraine.

In other news, today Bigger Girl turns 29!  While i'm sad she's not nearby to celebrate with us, i'm thankful

she's working at a job she loves, 

she's living in a place where the public transportation is good so she doesn't have to drive (the poor child is a menace on the road, plain and simple),

she overcame odds and several learning difficulties to get a college degree,

she's working toward her dream of joining the Peace Corps (as soon as Covid regulations allow them to start up again).

Many Happy Returns of the Day, Bigger Girl!

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:

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

Earth Hour -- 8:30pm-9:30pm, your local time; turn off your lights to take a stand against climate change     

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconciliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

^*Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh(1971)

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- Wellcat Holidays, which has made up a bunch, wants you to do the same today!

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Nougat Day

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (honoring the Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Purple Day -- International (supporting epileptics around the world)   

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman, 1994

Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985

Amy Smart, 1976

T.R. Knight, 1973

Josh Lucas, 1972

Leslie Mann, 1972

Kenny Chesney, 1968

John Stockton, 1962

Marcus Allen, 1960

Jennifer Grey, 1960

Catherine Keener, 1960

Leeza Gibbons, 1957

Curtis Sliwa, 1954

Teddy Pendergrass, 1950

Martin Short, 1950

Vicki Lawrence, 1949

Steven Tyler, 1948

Diana Ross, 1944

Bob Woodward, 1943

Erica Jong, 1942

James Caan, 1939

Alan Arkin, 1934

Leonard Nimoy, 1931

Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930

Pierre Boulez, 1925

Tennessee Williams, 1911

Viktor Frankl, 1905

Robert Frost, 1874

Jane Arminda Delano, 1862

Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fences"(Play), 1988

"The Young and the Restless"(TV), 1973

"Cannon"(TV), 1971

"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964

"Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi/The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"(Play), 1952

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484

The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780

The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804

An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812

The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830

Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885

New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931

William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937

Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953

East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971

Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979

The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999

A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999

The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005

Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012, 2015

US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK, 2018

The US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns, 2018

The Pablo Picasso painting Buste de Femme(1938), stolen 20 years prior, is recovered by a Dutch art detective, 2019


  1. A lovely thankful list. Everything works out well for you and family members. Have a blessed weekend.

  2. Lots and lots to be thankful for - and thank you for the reminder.

  3. As always yoiur thankfull list leaves me slightly breathless and very thankful!

  4. Let us pray and be thankful.

    God bless.

  5. Today is March 26th and guess what? It's SNOWING. This is nuts. I'm suppose to bring out my Camero on April 1st. I can't build my gazebo under these situations.

    Have a great day Mimi.I'll be OK.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Beautiful post for peace and wonderful thankfuls ~ Xo

    Wishing you laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Sharing so much, and thankful for so much ... so we shall say "Thank You!"

  8. WOnderful thankful list. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  9. That's a really nice bunch of thankfuls and hooray for new tires. We sure pray for peace in Ukraine, and everywhere. Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl from us.

  10. I love "look for the helpers" and there are many of them stepping up right now...........peace to you and yours.

  11. Pass along HBs from the Doctrine

    Excellent phrase,

    as 'not exciting as, say, getting the radio/phone to work properly, new tires has a certain, 'ok, we can proceed a bit further into the future' thing going for it.
    have a good week

  12. Wonderful things to be thankful for! The weather is getting more and more SCARY! Please stay safe!
    Our tire guys are worth their weight in gold!
    A huge Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl!
    I am SO GRATEFUL for the helpers! I give money and prayers; and chafe at the feeling of not doing enough!

  13. Great list, Mimi! I'm glad the storms missed you. I saw they were headed your way and was concerned! Kevin and Lenny to the rescue again! New tires are so expensive, and we always wait until the tires are bald and the belts are separating, but it's such a relief to have new ones on the car! When our son turned 26 last year (he's our oldest) we called it Kyle Dillon Emancipation Day because he not only got his own health insurance through work, he also started paying for his own car insurance, too!


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