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Mr. Whiskers is sometimes allowed a walkabout in the shelter, and he thinks knows he owns the place.
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 French Toast or Breakfast.
I never met a
breakfast I could not improve
with coffee added
A young man was drafted
for shopping with mother,
as sis left for college
it now fell to brother.
He didn't much mind it
as he'd often sneak
an extra snack favorite
if mom didn't peek.
One day while he's putting
the goods on the belt,
his mom noticed something
and said how she felt.
"Look what has happened!"
she said with chagrin.
"You've broken two eggs,
half a bread loaf mashed in!"
She shook her head slowly
and then added with sorrow,
"I guess we'll have French Toast
with those come tomorrow."
They finished transacting,
loaded cart, headed out,
but the young man said softly
to the cashier, "There's no doubt!
"My buddy was right!
His advice was prime.
Mash some bread, break an egg,
gets French Toast every time!"
(Based on a true story.)
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha -- Baha'i
Cider Monday -- celebrating the drink of the season, hot, spiced apple cider
Cyber Monday -- another excuse to buy stuff, the traditional beginning of the online shopping season
Decorate Your Dog Day -- supposedly to get him/her into the holiday spirit; but please don't unless your canine likes it
Feast of the Holy Sovereigns -- Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii
Flag Day -- Kosovo
Independence Day -- Albania(1912); East Timor(1975); Mauritania(1960); Panama(1821, from Spain)
Make Your Own Head Day -- meaning an art project model or drawing, in any medium; have fun with this one!
National French Toast Day
Provincial Anniversary Day -- Chatham Islands, New Zealand
Provincial Anniversary Day -- Westland, New Zealand
Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars
Republic Day -- Chad; Republic of the Congo
Royal Society Day -- one of the world's oldest scientific academies, established this day in 1660
Runic Half Month of Is begins (stasis)
St. Catherine Laboure's Day -- promulgator of the Miraculous Medal
St. Stephen the Younger's Day` (Patron of coin collectors, numismatists, smelters)
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day -- if you've had it since Thanksgiving, and haven't frozen it or eaten it yet, get rid of it
Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the third "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the two or three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)
Ryan Kwanten, 1976
Anna Nicole Smith, 1967
Jon Stewart, 1962
Judd Nelson, 1959
S. Epatha Merkerson, 1952
Ed Harris, 1950
Alexander Godunov, 1949
Paul Shaffer, 1949
Joe Dante, 1946
Randy Newman, 1943
Berry Gordy, Jr., 1929
Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908
Charles H. Alston, 1907
Brooks Atkinson, 1894
William Blake, 1757
Jean Baptiste Lully, 1632
John Bunyan, 1628
"Look Homeward, Angel"(Play), 1957
"The Grand Ole Opry"(Radio), 1925
Skywriting(as an advertising medium), 1922*
Today in History:
Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag, 1443
Ferdinand Magellan and his men become the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, 1520
The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience, 1814
Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation, 1843
Women vote in a national election for the first time in the New Zealand general election, 1893
US-born Lady Astor becomes the first female member of British Parliament, 1919
Capt Cyril Turner of the RAF gives 1st skywriting exhibition in NYC; Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called, 1922
"Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV, 1948
The first Polaroid Camera is sold, 1948
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community, 1958
The first pulsar star is discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish, 1968
Norway votes against joining the European Union, 1994
Wikileaks releases 250,000 classified documents and sensitive national security information sent by U.S. embassies, 2010
"Hamilton" sets new record for the most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million, 2016
The Australian state of Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn, 2018
In the Honduras presidential elections, Xiomara Castro is elected country's first female president, 2021
*The ad men said it wouldn't work, but John Savage demonstrated it by skywriting "Hello USA call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York City and generating over 47,000 calls to that number!
Mr. Whiskers is a very confident cat heheh! :-)ReplyDelete
Have a gingertastic Monday 👍
Oh, I like your poems - our place it's tea, hot, black tea that improves every breakfast, but yours sounds good too - and clever young fellow ;) Thanks for a smile.ReplyDelete
Mr. Whickers needs to go round inspecting the place. I like your poem. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
We've not had any fences for a while.ReplyDelete
Mr Whiskers looks like a charmer. Love the sparks, good advice.ReplyDelete
Mr. Whiskers reminds us of the study hall monitor. :-) And thanks for the reminder in the list to throw out the leftovers today!ReplyDelete
Mr. Whiskers does own the place and everyone knows it. Adorable.ReplyDelete
Love your Spark. Folks need to heed that wise advice.
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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hugs, my friend. ♥
Great Spark and that kitty is adorable ~ with an amazing tail ~ XoReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Cute Kitty! He reminds me of one of mine from years (and years) ago!ReplyDelete
Great poem! Oh, I laughed! Clever!
Such a cute ginger boy. I hope he gets a forever home soon. Great spark and poem. Glad the eggs didn't go to waste being they are so darn expensive. XOReplyDelete
That was a cute story, here's to french toast! Mr. Whiskers sure looks happy to stretch the legs a bit.ReplyDelete
Mr Whiskers is a little charmer. I love that carved rolling pin! I've never had French Toast, don't even know what it is. Although I now know there is bread and eggs involved.ReplyDelete
I hope y'all had a nice Thanksgiving. Mr. Whiskers is adjusting well. Perhaps, he'll find a good forever home soon. Have a boogietastic week, my dear!ReplyDelete