Drop Off (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of 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!
Guess who got dropped off at the shelter:
Yes, someone abandoned them on our doorstep.
McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy’s Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!
I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris
My “Spark” for the day
Today is:
Alfred Hitchcock Day — some internet sources say March 8, and no one knows who picked either day
Arbor Day — China; Taiwan
Australia Celebrations:
    Adelaide Cup Day — SA
    Labour Day — VIC
    Canberra Day — ACT
    Eight Hours Day — Tas (a/k/a Labour Day)
Brain Awareness Week begins– the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research   
Commonwealth Day — Commonwealth of Nations (the 54 Countries which today celebrate their ties to one another; Her Majesty the Queen will issue a special message to all Commonwealth Nations citizens through their respective Presidents and Prime Ministers)
Donkey Appreciation Day — formerly celebrated, but the lowly donkey is no longer as indespensible as he was; if you share my fondness for beasts of burden, celebrate it anyway
Girl Scouts Birthday — US
Huddling of Fairies of the Third Flight — Fairy Calendar
Kronprinsessans Namnsdag — Sweden (Name Day of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Heir Apparent; an official flag day)
Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries — Ancient Greek Calendar (three day festival, dates approximate; celebrates the marriage of Kore and Dionysos)
Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria — in 415, she was murdered for the three crimes of being intelligent, female, and pagan
National Arts Advocacy Day — US; through tomorrow   
National Baked Scallops Day
National Day — Mauritius (anniversary of independence in 1968)
National Heroes and Benefactors Day — Belize
National Wildlife Week — US (go learn how to safely observe wildlife this week; sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation)   
Plant a Flower Day — sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation; now’s a good time to give wildlife friendly perrenials a head start, starting them indoors if you have to   
St. Gregory the Great’s Day (Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, popes, schoolchildren, singers, stonemasons, stone cutters, students, and teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indies; against gout and plague)
    note that Pope St. Gregory is also celebrated on Sept. 3, the date he was elected pope
    Graekarismessa (Mass of St. Gregory) — Torshavn, Faroe Islands (traditional day on which the oystercatcher, their symbolic national bird, returns)
    Gregoru Diena — Ancient Latvian Calendar (Gregory’s Day, similar to groundhog day for weather prediction)
St. Seraphina’s Day (Patron of the disabled and handicapped, and of spinners)
Taranaki Provincial Anniversary Day — Taranaki, New Zealand
Workplace Napping Day — on this, the Monday after DST begins, show your boss the studies that highlight the benefit of power naps
   some sites call it National Napping Day; either way, lie down and be counted!
World Day Against Cyber Censorship — sponsored by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International
Youth Day — Zambia
Anniversaries Today:
Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, 1971
Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman, 1969
Birthdays Today:
Frank Catalano, 1978
Aaron Eckhart, 1968
David Daniels, 1966
Darryl Strawberry, 1962
Marlon Jackson, 1957
Rob Cohen, 1949
James Taylor, 1948
Liza Minnelli, 1946
Al Jarreau, 1940
Barbara Feldon, 1933
Andrew Young, 1932
Edward Albee, 1928
Wally Schirra, 1923
Jack Kerouac, 1922
Gordon MacRae, 1921
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1881
Simon Newcomb, 1835
Charles Cunningham Boycott, 1832
Clement Studebaker, 1821
Debuting/Premiering Today:
“Moses und Aaron”(Opera), 1954
“Fervaal”(Opera; d’Indy Op. 40), 1897
“Simon Boccanegra”(Opera), 1857
Today in History:
Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher, 415
Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius, 538
Orvieto, Italy, rules it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples, 1350
Jews are expelled from Syria, 1496
New Jersey becomes an English colony, 1664
The first steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine, 1755
Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain, 1881
In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time, 1894
The first main line electric train in UK, from Liverpool to Southport, begins running, 1904
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States, by Juliette Gordon Lowe, 1912
The foundation stone of the new Australian capital in Canberra is laid, 1913
Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax, 1930
The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism, 1947
The Church of England ordains its first female priests, 1994
Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO, 1999
Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau reports the world now has 7 billion people, 2012
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service warns of an increase in taxpayer phone scams threatening victims unless they pay a given amount with a debit or prepaid credit card, 2015



5 thoughts on “Drop Off (Awww Monday) and Sparks!”

  1. Awww, so cute. At least they did the right thing and not dump them somewhere where they wouldn’t survive. So cute.

    I love your Sparks. So very true.

    Have a purrfect day, my friend. ♥


  2. Awww, I am so glad those little abandoned kittens will now be safe and cared for!

    Encouragement is such a simple thing, and yet we often forget the power of our words to encourage or discourage. Your Spark is just right… one word can make all the difference to someone who is struggling. I try hard to ask myself if my comments are uplifting, I want to be an encourager! Have an awesome week, Mimi! ❤


  3. Mimi, the drop-offs always break my heart. I do not know how anyone can do that…but, I am glad they take them somewhere safe.

    I always keep St. Francis in mind. He really laid out the best rules of this. I am grateful for that, and I take it to heart. I do not seek it, but I do seek ways to give it.

    Thank you, Mimi. Hugs!


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