Monday, June 17, 2024

My Crazy Little Sister (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!

Cookie puts up with a lot from her new little sister, Emmie.


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.     


Our dear friend Diane is taking a break

accommodations we must make

we miss her poetry and wit

so carry on as Poetry Monday's a hit!

Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border Charlotte/Mother Owl and i are keeping it going while she takes a blog break, we hope temporarily.  Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just write a poem in the comments or leave us a link to yours.

This week the theme is Bread.                       

A loaf of bread walks into a bar

and tries to buy a drink,

the bartender tries to be nonchalant

and doesn't even blink.

"What'll you have? the barkeep asks,

and the bread replies, "Rye whiskey,

but limit me to one

or I might get too frisky."

The bartender was intrigued

wondering what drunk bread might do,

thus, he didn't refuse him,

when later, he ordered round two.

After a third the bread

began to sing and dance,

the barkeep kept them coming,

to see this, he wouldn't miss the chance.

The bread, he put on quite a show

and would have gone all night,

but finally something happened

which on it all put a blight.

His credit card, it got declined

and ended it all and so,

the barkeep missed bread's finale

because the loaf ran out of dough!

Future themes are:

June 17 bread (Today!)

June 24 muse

July 8 candid

July 15 growth

July 22 conclusion

July 29 holiday


Today is:

Bake Your Own Bread Day -- it's really not that hard

Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (actual date)

Dia del Padre -- El Salvador; Guatemala (Father's Day)

Eat All of Your Vegetables Day / Fresh Veggies Day -- yes, i have this listed yesterday, too; internet sites disagree about the actual date, and you need your veggies today, too!

Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)

Independence Day/National Day -- Iceland

International Violin Day -- Stravinsky's birth anniversary

King's Birthday -- Anguilla; Cayman Islands; Gibraltar

National Apple Strudel Day

National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda

Okinawa Day -- Japan/US (remembrance of signing the treaty, in 1971, to return Okinawa to Japan)

Organic Act Day -- US Virgin Islands (commemorates the organization of how the islands are governed)

Pirate Radio Day -- no actual pirate (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations will admit to declaring this a holiday, but what do you expect?

Ride to Work Day -- ride your motorcycle or scooter!  if you don't have one, watch out for those who do   

Soviet Occupation Day -- Latvia

St. Botulph of Ikanhoe's Day (Patron of agricultural and farm workers, sailors, travelers; Bossal, England; Boston, England; Boston, MA, US; Botesdale, England; Botolph Bridge, Huntingdonshire, England; Botolph's Bridge, Kent, England; Botolph, Sussex, England)

St. Herve's Day (Patron of the blind; against eye diseases and problems)

Take Your Cat To Work Day® -- Pet Sitters International®, the same people who started Take Your Dog to Work Day® (coming up on Friday) believes this #MeowMonday is the perfect kickoff to Take Your Pet To Work Week®     

Vice President's Remembrance Day -- not officially, just a day to see how many vice presidents you remember

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought -- UN

Anniversaries Today

Orpheus marries the nymph Eurydice, Ancient Greek traditional date

Birthdays Today:

Mark Walker, 1999

Lee Ryan, 1983

Venus Williams, 1980

Will Forte, 1970

Dan Jansen, 1965

Greg Kinnear, 1963

Thomas Haden Church, 1960

Mark Linn-Baker, 1953

Joe Piscopo, 1951

Barry Manilow, 1946

Art Bell, 1945

Newt Gingrich, 1943

Gene De Paul, 1919

John Richard Hersey, 1914

Ralph Bellamy, 1904

Sammy Fain, 1902

M.C. Escher, 1898

Igor Stravinsky, 1882

William Hooper, 1742

John Wesley, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Oh! Calcutta!"(Revue), 1969

"Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"(Comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

Vlad III the Impaler (a/k/a Vlad Dracul or Count Dracula) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, 1462

Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 1565

Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England, 1579

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth; her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, 1631

The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775

In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands, 1839

1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory, 1876

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor, 1885

The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT, 1901

 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres, 1919

Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic, 1944

The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opens; it is still open today, 1958

The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress, 1961

Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel, 1972

With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct, 1987

The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth, 1991

Australian scientists report that they have "teleported" a laser beam, breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location, 2002

The first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2011

The Incredibles 2 sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend, 2018

Greece signs a historic deal with Macedonia ending years of dispute over its name; after this, it will be called North Macedonia, 2018

China launches its Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with three astronauts arriving at its new space station Tiangong six and a half hours later, 2021


  1. I am grinning at your poem. Thank you.

  2. There's a couple pictures of some very happy puppies.

  3. Puppies can be real pests sometimes, but they are also fun to play with. Gramma used to make bread every week when Mom was growing up. She loved that and can still smell the bread in her head when she thinks about it.

  4. My husband is a huge bread fan---he doesn't eat sweets (!), but loves his bread. I need to share these quotes with him.

  5. Pups and kitties are tough on the adult dogs and cats. Same thing here. Adorable.

    Love your take on bread. Nothing is better than the smell of fresh baked bread.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  6. Such cute pups! Those were good Sparks and a good poem too!

  7. Playful pup, tolerant big pup, that makes it nice! I liked the loaf/dough story, very cute!

  8. Oh Cookie ~ you are a gentle soul and Emmie is sweet but probably a 'pain...' at times ~ aren't we all ~ hugs

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

  9. I know I said it last time but that are THE single most creative person I (sorta) know!

  10. I blogged about it several; years ago, but I could do a 4 page blog that no one would read, about the type of feeders you mentioned for birds in Katie's blog. Been there, done that and what a story. Too long for a blog. It's one of those things you tell over lunch or supper with friends, in person.

  11. What a funny poem. I love your way with words.

  12. Cookie and Emmie are just so adorable together, or should I say TWOgether? They will definitely be on my Friday Funnies this week.

    And I love your bread poem. Who doesn't love bread?

  13. Awww, that pup is just so sweet. Before long, they will be the best of furiends.

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  14. Cute dogs and great sparks. The poem was punny too. :) XO

  15. Ha Ha, the loaf ran out of dough. Love the puppies playing.

  16. Charlee: "Crazy little sister? Nope, nope, got no experience with those here."
    Chaplin: "Nope."
    Oona: "Why is everyone looking at Oona like that?"

  17. Adorable pics of Emmie and Cookie.


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