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The three dogs living at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Jack, Abby, and Lulu.
Yes, the house gets covered in dark fur, why do you think we sweep so often?
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.
|Click here to see the Pickle Pledge|
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 Pickles (eating, or being in one).
My Sweetie loves pickles
all tangy and sour,
so i hand him mine,
make a pickle-y tower.
Me? i like pickles
though i try to cut out sugar,
i'll snitch one as a treat!
that pickle so sour
is there for you to eat but
not to emulate
We've been in quite the pickle
with cars around this place,
to get where we are going,
"car juggling" is our pace.
There's always someone waiting
at home without a ride,
but there's a plan a brewing
we hope will turn the tide.
Our eldest son is working
on a plan to ease this sorrow,
pray his new-used Honda will
arrive on time tomorrow!
Cartagena Independence Day -- Cartagena, Columbia
Children's Day -- India
Day of the Colombian Woman -- Colombia
Equorum Probatio -- Ancient Roman Empire (official cavalry parade of the equites)
Global Entrepreneurship Week begins
Heir to the Throne Day -- Tuvalu (Prince of Wales birth anniversary celebration)
International Girls Day -- sponsored by Kappa Delta Sorority
Leftover Trading Day -- internet generated; trade your leftovers for the much more interesting ones in your neighbor's fridge
Loosen up, Lighten Up Day -- to remind us of the benefits of joy and laughter, begun by Stephanie West Allen of Denver, CO, US
National Pickle Day/Pickle Appreciation Day
National Spicy Guacamole Day -- as opposed to National Guacamole Day back in September
National Teddy Bear Day -- US (anniversary of the day in 1902 that Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a cornered and tied bear, because it was unsportsmanlike)
Operating Room Nurse Day -- US, but feel free to celebrate those dedicated nurses around the world
Readjustment Movement's Day -- Guinea-Bissau
Remembrance Day -- Cayman Islands
Spirit of NSA Day -- members of the National Speakers Association are encouraged to focus on giving back and mentoring
St. Dubricus' Day (the saint who crowned King Arthur)
St. Lawrence O'Toole's Day (Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland)
Works Getting Into Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)
World Diabetes Day -- UN (learn more about diabetes here)
World Orphans Day -- originally an initiative of The Stars Foundation; cannot find a current sponsor, although there is a Facebook page for this day, stating April 20 is the correct date, and here is a site where you can find out more about orphans in the developing world
Princess Anne of the UK marries Captain Mark Phillips, 1973
Joseph "Run" Simmons, 1964
Laura San Giacomo, 1962
D.B. Sweeney, 1961
Condoleezza Rice, 1954
Prince Charles, 1948
King Hussein of Jordan, 1935
McLean Stevenson, 1929
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1922
Brian Keith, 1921
Veronica Lake, 1919
Barbara Hutton, 1912
Rosemary DeCamp, 1910
Joseph McCarthy, 1909
Harrison Salisbury, 1908
William Steig, 1907
Louise Brooks, 1906
Dick Powell, 1904
Aaron Copland, 1900
Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, 1896
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889
Claude Monet, 1840
Robert Fulton, 1765
"Black or White"(Music video), 1991
"Murphy Brown"(TV), 1988
"Good Evening"(Revue), 1973
"Der Tapfere Soldat/The Chocolate Soldier"(Operetta), 1908
"The Girl of the Golden West"(Play), 1905
Today in History:
Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire, 1533
Samuel Pepys reports on the first blood transfusion (between dogs), 1666
Loius Timothee is hired in Philadelphia to be the first professional librarian in the US, 1732
Captain George Vancouver is the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay, 1792
John Mason debuts the first horse-drawn streetcar in NYC, with a route between Prince and 14th on 4th Ave., 1832
Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick", 1851
The St. Andrews Golf Club, in Yonkers, NY, opens with 6 holes, 1888
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days; She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours, 1889
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light, 1908
The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910
The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom, 1922
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express, 1952
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon, 1969
After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland, 1990
The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison, 2007
Scientists discovery the closest known rogue planet to Earth, about 100 light years away, 2012
Archaeologists announce the discovery of the remains of the ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, the city supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War, 2018
An impact crater 31 km wide from an iron meteorite is identified under the Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland, 2018
Thank you for this very positive take on pickles.ReplyDelete
I will have a hard time trying to identify which is Jack, Abby or Lulu. I love pickles too but not too sour or my teeth will be on edge.ReplyDelete
I like pickles. Pickled cucumbers, cabage, eggs, onions. Branston Pickles. Also Piccalilli.ReplyDelete
Mom doesn't like cucumbers or anything made from them, so no pickles here, but sometimes we find ourselves in a pickle! Great pickle advice you have, though.ReplyDelete
Great pickly poems! Here pickles are not eaten by all family members. Nuff said.ReplyDelete
Aww! aren't they cute :-)ReplyDelete
I do like pickled gherkins with fish and chips yum :-)
Have a pickledtastic Monday 👍
Labs are great dogs but you're right, twice a year you can fill a vaccuum bag twice a day with their shedding.ReplyDelete
Aww on the pups. I love pups and kitties. They bring us such joy.ReplyDelete
I'm working on a how to. Stand-by.
I love your Spark and your poem. We love them too.
Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.
Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, my friend. ♥
Awww, love these pups! Also, love the pickle promise - excellent idea!! Great poem, too. I'm so blessed to have such a talented friend like you! :)ReplyDelete
Oh ~ sweet ~ 3 black doggies ~ wonderful spark and poem ~ XoReplyDelete
Wishing you good heatth, laughter and love in your days
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Cute pups. I like the pickle challenge- I had not heard of it. I like dills, not sweet. :) XOReplyDelete
Those pups are so cute! Happy Pickle Day, we celebrated by eating quite a few. Dang good poem too!ReplyDelete
Great poems. I like pickles and should probably eat more of them since they are good for you.ReplyDelete
Fantastic job on the poems! Fantastic! You make it look SO easy!ReplyDelete
I like dill pickles and sweet gherkins too. My hubby loves the spicy pickles as does little Shea. She bites them and says " S P I C Y ! Your words are always a joy to read. Life has been so hard, I apologize for missing so many posts. THANK YOU for being here.ReplyDelete