Oh, What Fun! (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday, an A to Z Post
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Oh, what fun we've had with Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday. Palm Sunday we had a party and a petting zoo.
|Amos the Donkey made his annual appearance.|
|Terrible picture of one of the rabbits, i was juggling the camera and trying to watch Becca at the same time.|
|Just getting started when we got there.|
|The pink in the very center was our contribution.|
|After the service.|
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 Juggling.
Mama, keep those balls in the air,
get those children fed.
Mama, not a minute to spare,
now it's time for bed.
Mama, don't let anything fall,
again the boss is waiting.
Mama, let's add one more ball,
grandparents now are fading.
Mama, keep those plates a spinnin',
there's one more errand to run.
Mama, gravity is winnin',
if you stop before all's done.
Mama, let it all come down,
give all but essentials a shove.
Mama, you're no circus clown,
take more time for life and love.
Adult Autism Awarenes Day -- sponsored by aheadd.org; i know the poster child!
Army Day -- Iran (Rouz-e-Artesh)
Easter Monday -- Christian; related observances
Egg Races -- Rural Northwestern Switzerland (traditional Easter Monday races with competitors carrying large numbers of eggs from village to village)
Emaishen -- Luxembourg (traditional market)
Family Day -- South Africa
Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking -- Hallaton, Leicestershire, England (traditional celebrations dating back at least 600 years)
Memorial Day -- Republic of Georgia
Seu Harvest Parade -- Curacao
Sham el-Nessim -- Egypt (Smell the Breezes Day, a spring celebration for all religions; celebrated by getting outside, greeting neighbors, enjoying spring, and eating salty raw fish)
Goddess Month of Maia begins
Independence Day -- Zimbabwe(1980)
International Amateur Radio Day/World Amateur Radio Day -- celebrating "ham radio" around the world with the ARRL
International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO
Invention Day -- Japan
Jose de Diego's Birthday -- Puerto Rico (Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, a/k/a Dia de Reafirmacion del Idioma Espanol)
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day -- Uruguay
Laundromat Day -- the first self-service "washateria" opened on this date in 1934 in Fort Worth, TX, US
Look-Alike Day -- internet generated, a day to try to look like someone you admire; some sites list it on the 20th
National Animal Cracker Day
Newspaper Columnists' Day -- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in honor of the anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle
Patriot's Day -- US (in observance of the first battles of the Revolutionary War; not to be confused with Patriot Day on Sept. 11)
Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilities of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Smile Big and Say Hi for No Particular Reason Day -- if some site gave the reason for this, it would defeat the purpose
St. Agapitus Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)
St. Agia's Day (Patron against lawsuits)
"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955
Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri -- Furukawa, Japan (one of the liveliest dance festivals, with elements of dance styles from around the country; through the 20th)
The University of Alabama is founded, 1831
America Ferrara, 1984
Cheryl Ann Haworth, 1983
Melissa Joan Hart, 1976
Eli Roth, 1972
David Tennant, 1971
Maria Bello, 1967
Conan O'Brien, 1963
Eric McCormack, 1963
Jane Leeves, 1961
Eric Roberts, 1956
John James, 1956
John Pankow, 1954
Rick Moranis, 1954
Dorothy Lyman, 1947
James Woods, 1947
Hayley Mills, 1946
Robert Hooks, 1937
Barbara Hale, 1921
Leopold Stokowski, 1882
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, 1880
Clarence Darrow, 1857
Lucrezia Borgia, 1480
"Beauty and the Beast"(Musical), 1994
"Real People"(TV), 1979
"Call Me Mister"(Musical), 1946
Today in History:
Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506
The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738
The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775
Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881
The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899
Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902
Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902
The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906
The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912
"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923
Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924
The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934
The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958
The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, from the Triple-A International League, begin the longest game in professional baseball history, 33 innings, 1981
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision, 2007
Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can suport liquid water at the surface, 2013
Black Panther is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened, 2018