Monday, May 30, 2022

Hiding (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Until Then (Poetry Monday)

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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.


Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!


Sometimes we get some very shy kittens at the shelter.  These were hiding behind their bed.












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 Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week.  While she no longer blogs, i like to post an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.     


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Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is on a blog semi-break and her poetry 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 Memorial Day.                         


We hope for no more war

we pray for peace to reign

for hatred is so evil

and murder is insane


We pray for no more madmen

maniacs spoiling to fight

wicked in their wanting

to destroy what's good and right


We pray for all these things to end

but until they really do

we pray The Lord will always send

heroes just like you



There is no reason to glorify war.  When a nation is attacked by evil, may there always be good people willing to step up for its defense.


Today we honor those who did just that, and who lost their lives in doing so.  Blessed Memorial Day to all.





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Today is:


Anguilla Day -- Anguilla


Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago


Dia de Canarias -- CN, Spain (Canary Island Day)


Dia de las Madres -- Nicaragua(Mother's Day)


Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)


Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc (Patron of captives, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES; France)


Heirloom Seed Day -- While i can't find the history of this one, it's a good one to celebrate, we need to raise awareness of and preserve heirloom seeds


Indian Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago (anniversary of the 1845 arrival of the first Indian laborers to Trinidad)


Lod Massacre Remembrance Day -- Puerto Rico


Loomis Day -- because if we are going to honor Marconi, we should also honor the Washington, D.C., dentist Mahlon Loomis, who patented a wireless telegraphy system before Marconi was even born


Memorial Day -- US and Territories (obs.)

     Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day -- US (on observed Memorial Day, an interfaith encouragement to pray and work for permanent peace in the world)


My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day -- this one may be listed on another day as well, since no two sites agree; mercy, just go get a new one already! or go get out your Hank Williams records


National Heroes' Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands (a/k/a James Alexander George Smith "Jags" McCartney Day)


National Mint Julep Day


St. Walstan of Bawburgh's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, farmers and farm workers, field hands, husbandmen)


This Day -- Fairy Calendar


Water a Flower Day -- no sponsor or reason given for this day, except that the spring rains are slowing and you don't want your garden to wilt


World MS Day  



Anniversaries Today:


Henry VIII marries Jane Seymore, 1536



Birthdays Today:


Blake Bashoff, 1981

Trey Parker, 1972

Wynonna Judd, 1964

Tom Morello, 1964

Ted McGinley, 1958

Colm Meaney, 1953

Stephen Tobolowsky, 1951

Meredith MacRae, 1945

Gale Eugene Sayers, 1943

Michael J. Pollard, 1939

Keir Dullea, 1936

Clint Walker, 1927

Benny Goodman, 1909

Mel Blanc, 1908

Countee Cullen, 1903

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1846

Czar Peter the Great, 1672



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"Paperback Writer"(Single release), 1966

"War Requiem"(Britten Op. 66), 1962

"Odisséia de uma raça / Odyssey of a Race"(Villa-Lobos Symphonic poem), 1954

"Prodana nevesta / The Bartered Bride"(Opera), 1866



Today in History:


Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem; the Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall, 70

19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal, 1431

In Florida, Hernando de Soto  lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold, 1539

Publication of La Gazette, the first French newspaper, 1631

The Pennsylvania Evening Post become the first daily paper in the US, 1783&

John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria, 1842

Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London, 1859

Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time, 1868

New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public, 1879

The Treaty of London, 1913, ends the First Balkan War and Albania becomes an independent nation, 1913

In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty, 1925

A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes, 1948

The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened, 1959

launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body, 1966

At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row, 1967

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators, 1989

272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, 2002

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power within 12 years, 2011

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, reveals the latest Dragon space capsule; the craft is reusable and will allow astronauts to control re-entry and landing; the development suggests that full commercialization of the space industry will soon be a reality, 2014

The British Medical Journal publishes two new studies which show eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health, 2019

The Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first private company to launch astronauts into space, 2020

15 comments:

  1. Today I really like yout kitty-photos. The middle one with the shy bundle is the best.

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  2. Love those shy kitties.
    Happy Memorial Day to you.

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  3. Aww! They are so cute heheh!

    Happy Memorial day 👍

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  4. May they rest in peace. We owe them a great debt.

    God bless.

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  5. Awww on the shy kittens. My sister is caring for a kitten that was found and needing help. It's doing well now. She loves animals like you do.

    Love your Spark and love, love, love the poem.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. Big hug. ♥

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  6. Blessed Memorial Day to you Mimi. Your poem is tremendous. You might be unable to get into my blog for some time or maybe never. Someone put a threat into it but I hope that Blogspot can clear it. I hope.

    Cruisin Paul

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  7. Just seeing some cute kittens makes me happy.

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  8. Excellent post Mimi! Hugs to all and also those cute kittens!

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  9. Those wee ones are very cute though. Memorial Day is very important, we will always remember our heroes.

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  10. Such cuties, especially that ginger one. Excellent spark and beautiful poem. XO

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  11. I like your Sparks! The generation today don't realize the importance of maintaining our way of life by protecting our culture, our freedoms, everything! I'm so grateful to our servicemen/women who do just that and I'm thankful for our fallen heroes for their call to serve and protect. May God bless the families of those that died keeping our way of life!

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  12. Those kittens won't be shy for long.

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  13. Cute kitties and they look so shy. Great poem. Yes to no more war.

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  14. Awww ~ adorable hiding kitties ~ great sign for Memorial Day ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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