Saturday, June 18, 2022

Going Home, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It is both Thankful Day and going home from vacation day.

We're thankful to have had a vacation, thankful my brother's children got to join us for a couple of days, and thankful to have a home to go home to.

The list could go on for a long time but on vacation i'm short on writing time and long on enjoying myself in other ways, so in addition to the above:

     morning beach walks to see the sunrise

     evening beach walks to see the sunset

     seeing flying fish and stingrays on those walks

     lying under the waterfall, relaxing

     visiting DiDreaming

     church at the Flora-Bama

     McGuire's Irish Pub  

     beautiful weather

     no schedule!

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:

Autistic Pride Day -- an Aspies for Freedom initiative; shifting the view from "disease" to "different"     

Constitution Day / National Day -- Seychelles

Dollars Against Diabetes Days -- always on Father's Day weekend, with information here   

Eid el-Galaa -- Egypt (Evacuation Day; final withdrawal of British this date in 1956)

Foundation Day -- Benguet, Philippines

Going Forth of Neith Along the River -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting; date approximate)

Go Fishing Day -- anniversary of the first American fly-casting tournament this day in 1861 in Utica, NY

Husband Caregiver Day -- to honor husbands who give health care to family members (wives, children, or extended family)

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

Inti Raymi Festival -- Cusco, Peru (traditional Inca sun worship festival, through the 24th, which is the biggest and best day)

National Cherry Tart Day

National Splurge Day    

Queen Mother's Birthday -- Cambodia (Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath)

St. Gregory of Fragalata's Day (Patron of Fragalata, Sicily)

St. Osanna Andreasi's Day (Patron of schoolgirls)

Tiger-Get-By's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Veterinary Appreciation Day -- sometimes listed as Veterinarian Appreciation Day, and supposedly begun by Trupanion, celebrate your favorite vet and the whole team today    

Waterloo Day -- UK (no longer an official holiday, but still of historic importance)

World Juggling Day 

Birthdays Today:

Eddie Cibrian, 1973

Nathan Morris, 1971

Richard Powers, 1957

Carol Kane, 1952

Isabella Rossellini, 1952

Roger Ebert, 1942

Paul McCartney, 1942

Lou Brock, 1939

John D. Rockefeller IV, 1937

Tom Wicker, 1926

Donald Keene, 1922

Red Adair, 1915

Sammy Cahn, 1913

Sylvia Field Porter, 1913

E.G. Marshall, 1910

Bud Collyer, 1908

James Kern "Kay" Kyser, 1905

Jeanette MacDonald, 1903

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia, 1901

George Herbert Leigh Mallory, 1886

Henry Clay Folger, Jr., 1857

E.W. Scripps, 1854

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Archipelago S"(Takemitsu orchestral work), 1993

"Der Freischütz/The Marksman"(Opera, Weber Op. 77, J. 277), 1821

Today in History:

Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China, 618

Five monks from Canterbury report seeing "two horns of light" on the shaded side of the moon, probably witnessing the meteor impact formation of the Giordano Bruno crater, 1178

The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature, 1264

French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, 1429

Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island, 1767

The U.S. Congress  declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1812

The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time, 1815

Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory, 1858

Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 (US) for attempting to vote in the prior year's US presidential election, 1873

Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families, 1900

Aviator  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly as a passenger in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928

The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill, 1940

The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished, 1953

Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane, 1959

The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California, 1981

Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983

Kazakhstan launches its first satellite, KazSat, 2006

Sequoia, IMB's Blue Gene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy becomes the world's fastest supercomputer, 2012

New data reveals that over 280 previously unknown craters exist on the Moon, 2013

King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates to make way for his son, Felipe VI, 2014

Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home", 2015

A rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland, 2017

A world record is set for the greatest duration of a single lightning flash, 17.1 seconds during a thunderstorm over Uruguay and Argentina, according to the World Meteorological Organization, 2020


  1. I'm thankful the baby twins are home from hospital now.

  2. Glad you enjoyed your vacation and enjoy doing all the things in your thankful list.

  3. I am thankful you had a vacation too. You most definitely earned it.

  4. Best wishes always. So many things to be thankful for.

    God bless. Mimi.

  5. It is good to think of things to be thankful for. Thankful for you.

  6. My big thankful is that you had such a stupendous time!!

  7. What wonderful thankfuls! You work so hard we are glad that you had a terrific vacation! (We think our Peep should take one-along with us of course) Purrs Marv

  8. Oh so glad you had walks on the beach and had a good vacation ~ fun in the sun ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Glad you had good weather. Wonderful thankful list. I bet your kitties will be happy to get home from boarding. :) XO

  10. Rain and thunder/lighting. It has been a while since I've seen those together.

  11. I'm so very glad you enjoyed your most earned vacation time.

  12. Sounds like a marvelous vacation.

  13. Excellent TToT. (Nothing reminds us of the fleeting nature of time than hearing about the end of another/another's vacation.) Not an entirely bad thing.

  14. I love, love, LOVE walking along the beach at sunrise or sunset (or really, any time). We are soooo landlocked here!


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