Saturday, May 7, 2022

Brief and Heartfelt, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It’s 11pm and i just got in from rEcess a few minutes ago, so this week is going to be a quicker than usual list.

rEcess gratitude:

we had the last meeting of the school year, and it was a huge one

we had our pizza party, not a scrap was left


Mother’s Day cards were made for all the moms

plenty of time in the game room

music! everyone made music

Grandma gratitude:

today is her birthday

she really is starting to feel better (she’s ordering stuff online)

she has figured out how to do some of her crafts using a tray on the bed

her birthday gift arrived in time (a support pillow to help her sit up in bed more easily)

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:

Astronomy Day 2022 / Spring Astronomy Day -- Saturday at or before the first quarter moon between mid-April and mid-May 

     sponsored by The Astronomical League; find out what your local astronomy society is doing today, and go enjoy

Beaufort Wind Force Scale Day -- birth anniversary of the British Navy officer whose wind scale, in refined form

Birth Mother's Day -- the day before Mother's Day, for all the women who have made an adoption plan for their babies

Box Camera Day -- George Eastman patented the Box Camera on this day in 1888

Day of the Soldier -- El Salvador 

Experience the Awesome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day -- internet generated, and they can have it!

Feast of St. Nicola -- Bari, Italy (celebrates's the moving of the relics of St. Nicholas -- yes, later Santa Claus -- to this town, where they still are; here he is patron of orphans and pirates, and the date of his body's arrival is celebrated as a huge three-day festival with fireworks included)

Fire Escape Ladder Day -- Joseph Winters patented a wagon-mounted version on this day in 1878

Hamburg Harbor Day -- Hamburg, Germany (founding of the city)

Herb Day -- an international celebration of herbs and all the flavor they add to our lives; try a new herb to season a dish today    

Homeland Defender's Day -- Kazakhstan

Homespun History Day -- internet holiday often exploited by Modern Drunkard Magazine as a day upon which to drink specifically so the stories will sound better

National Babysitter's Day -- US, giving recognition to the babysitters who make your date nights possible

National Barrier Awareness Day -- US (declared by Presidential Proclamation in 1986)    

National Homebrew Day -- US (Home Brewers Association

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

National Scrapbooking Day -- begun by Creative Memories, now celebrated by scrapbookers everywhere, a good article about it here   

Nones of May -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Radio Day -- Bulgaria; Russia

St. Domitian of Huy's Day (Patron of Huy Liege, Belgium; against fever)

World Naked Gardening Day -- scare the neighbors!  get rid of those pesky squirrels!  experience nature (and sunburn, and mosquito bites) with your whole body!

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Univerzita Karlova in Prague, the first university in Central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Owen Hart, 1965

Peter Reckell, 1955

Amy Heckerling, 1954

Tim Russert, 1950

Johnny Unitas, 1933

Teresa Brewer, 1931

Darren McGavin, 1922

Eva Peron, 1919

Gary Cooper, 1901

Archibald Macleish, 1892

Gabby Hayes, 1885

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840

Johannes Brahms, 1833

Robert Browning, 1812

Francis Beaufort, 1774

David Hume, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Strike It Rich"(TV), 1951

Choral Symphony in D Minor(Beethoven's Ninth), 1824

Today in History:

The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses, 558

Joan of Arc leads the final charge in the Battle of Orleans, 1429

Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles, 1664

The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, 1718

Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia, 1727

Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit, 1763

The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832

George Eastman patents the "Kodak Box Camera," 1888

In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning  detector — a primitive radio receiver, 1895

German  submarine  SM U-20  sinks RMS Lusitania, 1915

England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21, 1928

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees, 1946

The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress, 1948

The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer, 1952

Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits, 1986

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, 1992

Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history, 1998

The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered, 2007

A new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it's likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years, 2013

Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar, 2015

Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study, 2018


  1. I am thrilled that Grandma is starting to feel better. And a very happy birthday to her.

  2. Happy Birthday to your Grandma. Happy to hear she's better. And how nice to hear about a happy rEcess evening.
    Herb day ;) Thanks, that's a day for me; while naked gardening day ... not so much, it's chilly today ;) Btw your link is wrong. Here's the rigth one:

  3. With best wishes to Grandma and your whole family.

    God bless y'all.

  4. Very nice thankfuls and we are glad that Grandma is doing some better.

  5. Wonderful thankful list. I wish I lived near you so I could volunteer for rEcess. I am so glad Grandma is feeling better. XO

  6. What a busy evening you had with rEcess. I am sure they had a wonderful time! Glad to hear that Grandma is feeling better and that she has a support pillow to make it easier for her to sit up in bed and do the things she likes to do.

  7. Like it*
    Short, succinct and to the point.
    Have a good weekend (or what remains of it)

    * your TToT

  8. Great thank yous and glad Grandma is doing better ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Your post is full of love.

  10. Oh, no! Grandma is well enough to order stuff online is scary! My dad learned how to do that and we've had to block a few sites that were less than honest, namely, Wish! Don't let her order from there!


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