Monday, May 8, 2023

Awww-Mazing (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!

Our Children's Choir puts on shows at the end of each semester.  The teachers take great delight in helping these young ones, ages pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, learn to enjoy "making a joyful noise to the Lord."  The kids love putting on the shows, too.

This semester, it was The Amazing Grace Race.  We watched as Strong Man, Rich Man, Church Lady, Beautiful Woman, The Little Child, and even the News Reporter there to break the story, learned in order to win at the race of Life, it's best to rely on Jesus.

I thought they did an Awe-mazing job.


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 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 Socks.                    

The sock couple decided to break up,

though they knew they'd be bereft,

but because one had to always be right,

the other one, well, left!


I'm going to work in the garden today,

planting a special new rose,

to bring good luck, I've my favorite socks,

they're called my garden hose.


Your sock has a hole in it,

and if you ask me, "Where?"

I'll say, "Well, think about it,

how'd you get your foot in there?"


Have you ever wondered what happens

when your socks just go missing?

They died and reincarnate as the plastic lids

in the cabinet that don't fit a thing!


I have some silly sock puppets

and when they get in some of their moods,

I have a way to calm them right down,

I give them some finger foods.


Today is:

Dog-Prodding Day -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Fête de l'iris -- Belgium (Brussels Region Day)

Iris  Day -- celebrate these beautiful spring flowers

Liberation Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Miguel Hidalgo Day -- Mexico (birth anniversary of the father of Mexican independence)

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day -- US  (FEMA wants you t make plans for your pets in case of disaster or emergency)

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Empanada Day

National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day 2023 -- US (you are only obligated to celebrate this if you love meetings, love to plan meetings, or have a meeting planner in your organization to humor)

National Student Nurses Day -- US

No Socks Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to let your toes go free, and cut down on your laundry a bit today

Parents' Day -- South Korea

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)

St. Ida of Nivelles' Day (Patron of erysipelas patients, toothache sufferers; against erysipelas and toothache)

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War -- International

Truman Day -- Missouri, US

V-E Day -- some countries celebrate today, some celebrate tomorrow

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (through tomorrow)

World Ovarian Cancer Day -- International (because while up to 89% of women with breast cancer are likely to survive 5 years or more, only 45% of women who get ovarian cancer will survive that long) 

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

Birthdays Today:

Enrique Iglesias, 1975

Robert M. Hensel, 1969

Melissa Gilbert, 1964

Janet McTeer, 1961

David Keith, 1954

Toni Tennille, 1943

Peter Benchley, 1940

Rick Nelson, 1940

Thomas Pynchon, 1937

Charles “Sonny” Liston, 1932

Don Rickles, 1926

David Attenborough, 1926

Robert Johnson, 1911

Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895

Harry S Truman, 1884

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829

Jean-Henri Dunant, 1828

Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, 1753

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let It Be"(Album), 1970

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"(Musical), 1962

"Look Back in Anger"(Play), 1959

Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"(Stravinsky concerto), 1938

Today in History:

Hernando de Soto  reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541

Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794

Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846

At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877

George B. Selden files the first patent for an automobile in the US, 1879

Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine, 1886

In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902

In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945

The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978

The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980

The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005

The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process, 2010

The world's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama is found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, 2015

The largest-ever wave at 23.8m is recorded in the Southern Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists, 2018

Eleven-year-old Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury sets a world record by performing a 180-degree turn on a vertical ramp, 2020

British actor Ncuti Gatwa is named as the first black actor to play Doctor Who (as the fourteenth doctor), 2022

Dutch runner Jo Schoonbroodt, age 71, breaks Canadian Ed Whitlock's 2004 record for fastest the marathon by person over 70 by 29 seconds (2:54:19), 2022


  1. Smiling at your poems. We are yet to lose a sock.

  2. I can never tell which sock is left and which is right.

    God bless.

  3. Great sock quotes! We use the singletons for our nose work practice. It gives those lonely socks a job finally.

  4. Your sock poems all made me laugh, what a great way to start off the week.

  5. LOL @ the socks made me giggle and perfectly right don't waste odd ones ha!

    Have a socktastic Monday 👍

  6. Awww on the little ones. So precious.

    I love your take on socks. You made me laugh out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. Several years ago unmatched socks were very popular with high school students. Our middle grand daughter loved the idea of not having to match socks. Have a blessed week.

  8. Children are such a treasure ~ and great 'sparks' about sox ~ love the one about not matching sox ~ so true ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. I wear white soxs easy to match up.

  10. That sounds like a wonderful show. Cute sock jokes and poem. XO

  11. Sock it to me! Very fun post and goodness the photos of the Children's Choir are wonderful.

  12. I'll bet the kids, and everyone else, had a blast putting that on. Those were good Sparks and fun poems!

  13. What a fun post today! You come up with so many amazing things. Socks...heeheehee . I watch my great grandson Harrison sometime after school and he takes off his socks. Most days they never match! Great stories, poems, fun and all the rest. Have a blessed and beautiful week.

  14. Oh the smiles you gave me today. I was having a really sad time, lots of anniversaries of losses coming up and you made me smile. Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. Little children are so adorable. Our LA is so cute but what really gets us is her sweet, angelic voice that melts her granpoppy's heart (mine, too). I have yet to figure out what happens to socks in the wash. They go in as a pair and so often when you take the laundry out of the dryer you have a single. Where on earth do they go? Only in heaven will God reveal the answer to this mystery. :) Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

  16. Ohmyword, how precious! I love to see children being gently taught in such a good way!
    Awesome poem! I wondered where my extra Tupperware lids came from!


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