Monday, June 27, 2022

Little Sweethearts (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


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!

Just a couple of sweet shelter kitties, waiting for a home.


 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.


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 The Happy Birthday Song.          \\      \         

Mildred and Patty were always in tune

with music and good education.

Patty ran a kindergarten

with love and dedication.

Mildred was musically inclined,

used her training as a tool

to help her sister write music

for the children to sing in school.

Together they wrote a little ditty

called "Good Morning to All,"

it was used as the school day began,

the children to order to call.

The tune was simple and appealing,

people thought it was an old folk song,

it started spreading far and wide

with people singing along.

Many years later new words were penned,

now we call it, "Happy Birthday to You,"

when you sing it at your next party,

thank Patty and Mildred, please do!


Today is:

Canadian Multiculturalism Day -- Cananda

Day of National Unity -- Tajikistan

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art -- Turkmenistan

Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personal household gods); also

     Festival of Jupiter Stator -- Jupiter, Stayer of the Rout, god who helped soldiers especially to stand their ground

     Initium Aestatis -- three day festival for the goddess of summer, which season they saw as beginning on this day

Decide to Be Married Day -- sponsored by Barbara Gaughen-Muller; to focus n the joy of couples deciding to be married

Findle-Fritter's Stoat Wheedling Event -- Fairy Calendar

"Happy Birthday to You" Day -- the composer of this tune, Mildred J. Hill, was born this day in 1859

Independence Day / National Day -- Djibouti

Industrial Workers of The World Day -- founded this day in 1905

June Holiday -- NL, Canada (formerly Discovery Day)

Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith -- Mormon

Mixed Races Day -- Brazil

National HIV Testing Day -- US 

National Indian Pudding Day

National Orange Blossom Day

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day -- US (by Senate resolution

Please Take My Children To Work Day -- originally sponsored by; a tongue-in-cheek way to request that you give a full- or part-time stay-at-home mom a break today!

Sagrado Corazon -- Colombia (Sacred Heart Holiday)

Seven Sleepers Day (Siebenschläfertag) -- Germany (according to legend, today's weather determines the pattern for the next seven weeks)

St. Ladislaus' Day (Patron of Szekszard, Hungary)

Sunglasses Day -- a reminder to wear those shades, protect your eyes from UV damage!

Birthdays Today:

Gabi Wilson, 1997

Madylin Sweeten, 1991

Ed Westwick, 1987

Drake Bell, 1986

Tobey Maguire, 1975

J.J. Abrams, 1976

Jason Patric, 1966

Isabelle Adjani, 1955

Julia Duffy, 1951

James Daughton, 1950

Norma Kamali, 1945

Shirley-Anne Field, 1938

H. Ross Perot, 1930

Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan, 1927

Helen Keller, 1880

Patrick Lafcadio "Koizumi Yakumo" Hearn, 1850

Charles Stewart Parnell, 1846

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Live and Let Die(Film), 1973

"Dark Shadows"(TV), 1966

"Captain Video and His Video Rangers"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec, 1759

Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail, 1844

George Dixon becomes the first black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion, 1890

The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, 1898

Sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war, 1905

Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane, 1923

The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War, 1950

The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow, 1954

The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London, 1967

The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état, 1973

U.S president Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R., 1974

France grants independence to Djibouti, 1977

The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted, 1989

Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before, is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft, starting the Ten-Day War, 1991

Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work, 2008

The first democratic election in the history of Guinea is held, 2010

Tests show radioactive cesium is present in small quantities in residents of Iitate and Kawamata, Fukushima, towns located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 2011

NASA launches IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun, 2013

The European Union fines Google a record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices, 2017

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at asteroid Ryugu, 2018

The science journal Nature publishes an article describing carbon-based molecules, previously only seen on Earth or in meteorites, that were found by the Cassini spacecraft on Saturn's moon Enceladus, 2018

Apple's chief designer, Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years, 2019 

A locust invasion is named "Swarmageddon" by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi, 2020


  1. Hello Mimi, hope the cute kitties will be adopted into loving homes. Oh yes, we all knows the tune of the Happy Birthday song. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Thank you - and Patty and Mildred. I do like learning new things.

  3. A birthday every day? All that cake ... and Guinness.

    God bless.

  4. That was a sweet poem, and I did not know about Good Morning to All.

  5. What a cute poem! I didn't this about the Happy Birthday song's origin which is interesting. I love learning stuff like this!

  6. Such sweet little kittens. Hope they all find good homes.

  7. I'd love to take a kitten home, but my husband says no.

  8. Aw on the kittens. I know they'll find a wonderful forever home. So cute.

    Love the Spark and the poem. Not Happy Birthday is stuck in my head. It's a good thing.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  9. They deserve a big awwww!

    Have a cutetastic week 👍

  10. Very cute kitties. I am sure they will get adopted quickly. Great spark and poem. I didn't know where the song came from. XO

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  12. Adorable little kitties ~ hope they find a forever home soon ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Those are such sweet kittens! An excellent Spark and a wonderful poem with a wonderful lesson included!

  14. Must be hard to pass up on those kitties.

  15. Those kitties are very cute. I didn't know that about the Happy Birthday song.

  16. Little cuties!
    Great poem! I wonder if there is a more recognized song in the whole world?


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