Saturday, February 11, 2023

A Bit Short, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


In a tearing hurry as usual, because rEcess, so this Thankful Day i’m going a bit short.

I’m thankful Brother-in-Law’s taxes are done.  (It’s always a production.)

I’m thankful the whole of Carl’s family is better and i am going over there to clean again.

I’m thankful for two church ladies’ meetings, very different groups, equally precious time.

I’m thankful i was able to work Ms. JAI in for a quick mop of her floor when she had a spill and couldn’t mop it herself.

I’m thankful for rEcess!

The food was good!

Tex-Mex Night

King Cake and Valentine cookies.

Doggies made the night even more fun!

A new friend, Tim (age 3, autism, fun young man and can he run!)

Hoverboard madness.

In the gym.

Peggy scooted everywhere and every time she slid off the board,  even with only limited use of one arm and one leg, she would pick herself up and put herself back on.  She was the star of the show!

Leave that wheelchair behind, girl is going places!

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:

Armed Forces Day -- Liberia

Be Electrific Day -- Edison's birth anniversary

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day -- no history on the origin, but remember we all mess up once in a while, don't take small mess ups too seriously

Evelio Javier Memorial Day -- Panay Island, Philippines

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick -- Roman Catholic Church (anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette)

Grandmother Achievement Day -- internet generated; call your grandmother, or someone's grandmother you admire, and tell her what she is doing right

Independence Day -- Vatican City (Holy See) (a/k/a Lateranensi Pact Day, for the pact that established it as an independent state)

Kenkoku Kenen-no-hi -- Japan (also called National Foundation Day or Empire Day)

Meringue Memorial Day -- don't know who came up with it, but it's the day to see if you remember how to make meringue

National Inventors' Day -- US (Edison's birth anniversary)

National Peppermint Patty Day

National Shut-In Visitation Day -- some sites have it here, some in October; either way, go visit someone who can't get out of the house today, or make plans to see them this weekend

Nelson Mandela Day -- South Africa (celebrates his release from prison)

Pro Sports Wives Day -- the annual recognition of those who truly are sports widows, wives of professional athletes, coaches, and support personnel

Satisfied Staying Single Day -- for those who aren't desperate to have someone by the 14th; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Caedmon's Day (Oldest English poet known by name.)

White Shirt Day -- a recognition of the dignity of the working class

Youth Day -- Cameroon

Anniversaries Today:

Napoleon weds Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810

The founding of London University, 1826

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Lautner, 1992

Natalie Dormer, 1982

Kelly Rowland, 1981

Matt Lawrence, 1980

Brandy, 1979

Mike Shinoda, 1977

Jennifer Aniston, 1969

Sarah Palin, 1964

Sheryl Crow, 1963

Carey Lowell, 1961

Sergio Mendes, 1941

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, 1938

Burt Reynolds, 1936

Tina Louise, 1934

Leslie Nielsen, 1926

Paul Bocuse, 1926

Eva Gabor, 1921

Sidney Sheldon, 1917

Max Baer, 1909

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1909

Philip Dunne, 1908

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847

Lydia Marie Child, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The French Chef"(TV, with Julia Child), 1963

"Dynamo"(O'Neill play), 1929

"Salome"(Wilde Play), 1896

"La Fille du Regiment"(Donizetti Opera Comique), 1840

Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of the Japanese empire under Emperor Jimmu, BC660

Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome, which clears the way for Nero to become Emperor, 55

Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England, 1531

The Pennsylvania Hospital opens, the first in the US, 1752

Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery, 1790

Anthracite coal is burned experimentally as fuel for heating a home for the first time, by Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1808

Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation, 1809

Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill that leads to the first use of the term "gerrymander," 1812

The first public toilet facilities for women opens in London, on Bedford Street, 1852

The Meiji constitution of Japan is adopted, 1889

Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control, 1916

BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot", 1938

Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever gold disc for selling one million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," 1941

Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters, 1971

The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens, 1978

Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa, 1990

The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415, 2013

Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail, 2015

The discovery of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) is announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo), 2016

The journal Nature Medicine publishes the results of an artificial intelligence system created to help doctors diagnose patients when it was tested against actual physician diagnoses; the AI system barely won, 2019

Brazilian Maya Ganeira, riding a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave at Nazaré, Portugal, sets the record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman, 2020

The world's second oldest person, French nun Sister André' celebrates her 117th birthday after surviving COVID-19, 2021

Australia lists the koala as endangered for the first time in Queensland, New South Wales and ACT after a steep decline in numbers, 2022


  1. As this week I would have an easier time putting together a Ten Things of Ungrateful-list; I'm happy to go here for a breath of fresh air. Thank you!

  2. I am thankful for one be alive. Yesterday I received three phone calls of friends in my age group who have died.

  3. Wonderful thankfuls. I think rEcess is such a great idea.

  4. Those were good thankfuls and fun pup time! Enjoy the rEcess time.

  5. I love that puppies were allowed at rEcess :)


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