Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure.~ William Gilmore Simms (American – Novelist / April 17, 1806 – June 11, 1870)
It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.
Holidays and Celebrations:
- Bat Appreciation Day
- Nothing Like a Dame Day
- World Circus Day
- Ellis Island Family History Day
- Husband Appreciation Day
Today is a sad day in the history of Ontario. The premier has given the police authority to stop anyone demand their name and why they are not at home. Our Charter of Freedoms and Rights is being eroded in the name of public health as the COVID-19 numbers are increasing and our Hospital ICU’s are being stretched beyond capacity.
I fear for the bat, on Bat Appreciation Day, as many people are blaming a bat for being the first one to have and pass on this terrible virus. The tiny, shy, winged, nocturnal mammal is often the victim of horror stories and viciously maligned. In Ontario the little brown bat is already in danger of becoming extinct thanks to the spread of viruses by spelunkers who have brought diseases to Canada and infected the bat homes. On one of my favorite night-time guided hikes at Pinery Provincial Park we used sonar detectors to hear the bats approaching. Each type of bat uses a specific frequency that they can be identified by. Please, appreciate bats and their unique lifestyle. These nocturnal creatures come out at night and devour mosquitoes and other insects.
At the other end of the spectrum it is Nothing Like a Dame Day. We celebrate the uniqueness of the Dames in the world and of the Theatre. Enjoy!!!
The whole world is a circus, so celebrate World Circus Day. The Circus is dying. Trained animals are being set free and lions and tigers and elephants are all being returned to the wild. The last vestige of the Circus, the clown, intended to make people laugh has been turned into an object of disgust by horror movies. So before it’s too late bring in the clowns and laugh.
Family trees are often filled with skeletons and clowns or dames. When tracing North American Family trees almost everyone has a colonial who came here through Elis Island. So today is Ellis Island Family History Day. A day that we celebrate our founding fathers who travelled from Europe to seeking religious and political freedom. The records are online for access to help with Genealogical research.
And last but not least today is Husband Appreciation Day. A thank you and recognition for all of the husbands in the world. ❤