Daily Quote: October 28, 2020

Prevention is better than cure.

~Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch – Philosopher October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Take Me Outside Day

National Chocolate Day – United States


During the COVID-19 Pandemic we are reminded of today’s quote. Wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance to prevent the spread.

Celebrate “Take me outside day” then follow-up with a hot chocolate. I’m looking forward to a walk with my sister and our dogs today. Although it’s cold outside (only 3C), it’s not raining or snowing.

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I’m in the process of cleaning up the photos posted on the website. The goal is to delete all photos after being posted for 1 year. You can still purchase archived/deleted photos, but there will be a $10 surcharge for me to provide photos that have been deleted.

Daily Quote: October 27, 2020

Speak softly and carry a big stick;
you will go far.

~ Theodore Roosevelt (American – President / October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919 )

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Black Cat Awareness Day (UK)

National American Beer Day (USA)


My grandnephew was at my sister’s farm. He was absolutely fascinated by the old mare and she seemed to be equally in awe of him. So on opposite sides of a wire fence they stood on a perfect autumn day in a moment of mutual admiration.

Daily Quote: October 26, 2020

Old age is the most unexpected
of all things that happen to a man.

~ Leon Trotsky (Russian – Revolutionary / October 26, 1879 – August 21, 1940)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Pumpkin Day (Canada)

Lá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair (Ireland)


We celebrated National Pumpkin Day yesterday. We shared a wonderful slow-cooker roast beef and onions; with whipped potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables (and chicken strips for my grandchildren). I learned that my future daughter-in-law doesn’t like cinnamon and my grandson doesn’t like apple pieces in his cake. My son brought 4 large pumpkins in after supper and we made jack-o-lanterns.

Daily Quote: October 25, 2020

Find out what your gift is and nurture it.

~Katy Perry (American – Musician Born: October 25, 1984)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Art Day – USA

Vijayadashami – Hindu Festival

World Pasta Day


Finding your gift can be a life long journey for some. For others they know very early what their gift is and they are driven to nurture it.

When asked what they want to be when they grow up they have definite plans and professions. Others like John Lennon, just want to be happy (and when told they didn’t understand the question they reply that the questioner didn’t understand life).

So with the triumph of good over evil we celebrate life. Keep looking for your gift if you haven’t found it yet.

Daily Quote: October 24, 2020

It is right to be contented with what we have,
never with what we are.

~ James Mackintosh (Scottish – Judge October 24, 1765 – May 30, 1832)

Holidays and Celebrations:

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day


What a wonderful day my sister and I had at Point Pelee National Park. When we came upon this piece of driftwood she insisted on taking this picture of me with her cell phone. I’ve always said the camera doesn’t matter as much as the content and composition of a photo.

I’m so lucky to have 3 wonderful sisters. We’ve gone through some very tough times together and I am looking forward to many years of quality time to take walks together.

Daily Quote: October 23, 2020

It is not the years in your life
but the life in your years that counts.

~ Adlai Stevenson I (American – Politician October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914)

Holidays and Celebrations:

1956 Revolution Memorial Day
(Os Forradalom) – Hungary

National Mole Day


Daily Quote: October 22, 2020

If your pictures aren’t good enough,
you aren’t close enough.

~ Robert Capa (American-Hungarian Photographer / October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Nut Day

NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY -USA


During the COVID-19 Pandemic, playgrounds were closed and children weren’t allowed on the monkey bars, swings and slides. Once the playgrounds were re-opened social distancing still had to be maintained. So children could climb, swing and slide again.

But they weren’t permitted to get too close or make new friends playing tag. My heart broke to watch children with social circles excluding others as if they had the plague. Only children faced exclusion even though they had been self-isolating for months before hoping to join the other children on the playground.

After playing hand sanitizer was used just in case someone using the playground equipment had left virus particles behind. During play the washrooms were closed, so many children had a temporary disappearance into the woods for a quick pee, before returning to play again.

Daily Quote: October 20, 2020

Statistics have shown that mortality
increases perceptibly in the military during wartime.

~ Alphonse Allais (French – Writer October 20, 1854 – October 28, 1905)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Statistics Day

International Sloth Day World

Osteoporosis Day


Figures lie and liars figure. Celebrate World Statistics day with a few numbers known to be true. Like: 1 is the loneliest number……

My future daughter-in-law posted her engagement pictures today. I’m so glad I was able to take them for her. I think my son and her are such a beautiful couple.