Daily Quote: September 12, 2020

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
~ Charles Dudley Warner (American – JournalistSeptember 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 12


Aunt’s Day

Selichot or forgiveness prayers for the community and individuals.

The day after my first son’s birthday is his son’s birthday.  Luckily it’s a Saturday this year.  Due to COVID-19 we’re going to follow the tradition of cake at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s with the family.  Pulled Pork and buns for those who don’t eat beef and chicken strips for those who don’t eat pork.

School is finally starting next week, so we may not be able to see the grandchildren for a couple of weeks until we know if COVID-19 is in their schools.


Daily Quote: August 28, 2020

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(German – Poet August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832)

Holidays and Celebrations on
August 28:

National Bow Tie Day

National Grandfather’s Day 
(Día del Abuelo) – Mexico

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve spent more time at home. Many people gardened for the first time. Others decided to do home renovations or learn a new skill. Some of us cooked more…

Return to school has now been delayed for another week by the Thames Valley District School Board, while preparations are being made for a safe return. Criticism of others for their choices has never been greater. Many think children should just be kept at home and home schooled to keep them safe. Some don’t have the ability or knowledge to teach their children at home and want them to go to school. Some can’t afford to stay home with their children as debt loads have been increasing and bills need to be paid.

Our neighbours to the south continue to see horrific demonstrations due to injustices against blacks. The latest and one of the most horrific was a man being shot in the back 7 times while in police custody. Everyone is looking for a solution. How do we eliminate racism?

Daily Quote : August 11, 2020

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
~ Alex Haley (American – Novelist August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

Mountain Day (Japan)

Global Kinetic Sand Day *

Roots.  Where did we come from?  Everybody has their own story.  The struggles or titles by our ancestors that are told from generation to generation.  Some hidden skeletons in the closet that have never been acknowledged.  Genetic alterations that can lead to life long challenges or something as simple as the nose on your face.

It is the only time in history where parentage is being questioned by genetic testing available for less than $100 through Ancestry.ca (or Ancestry.com in the USA).

The definition of “Status Indian” has been recently changed in Canada, so now the “Status” also is passed down by females as well as males.  Finally Matriarchal societies are being remembered and recognized.  After all, your mother is your mother but your father can only be proved by genetic testing.

Daily Quote: August 9, 2020

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
~ Izaak Walton (English – WriterAugust 9, 1593 – December 15, 1683)

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

National Peacekeeper’s Day (Canada)

National Book Lovers Day (USA)

August in John E Pearce Provincial Park and the marsh trail is lined with Black Eyed Susans highlighted by a background of Queen Anne’s Lace.  Monarch butterflies glide through the air and grasshoppers flee as you walk down the path.  This is one of the few Ontario Provincial Parks where there is no entrance fee or parking fee.  The winding marsh trail leads to the pine grove.  The Spicer Trail is lined with grass, so in the dewy August mornings I tend not to walk there without a pair of rubber boots.

Daily Quote: August 7, 2020

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
~ Tryon Edwards (American – Theologian / August 7, 1809 – January 4, 1894)

Today was my sister’s birthday.  Being at the trailer I was unable to upload pictures.  Here’s a slideshow of us celebrating other occasions together.  I hope she had a wonderful day.

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Daily Quote: August 6, 2020

The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
~ Luc de Clapiers (French – WriterAugust 6, 1715 – May 28, 1747)

Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Root Beer Float Day

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (HiroshimaJapan)

Passions arise from the heart.  We endevour to grow our passions.  We learn every thing we can about our passions.  Lessons may give us the nuts and bolts of how to do something, but passion and intuition perfect the art forms.

Daily Quote: August 1, 2020

Study as if you were going to live forever;
live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
~ Maria Mitchell (American – Scientist August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889)

Emancipation Day


World Scout Scarf Day

Many flowers put all their energy into a 1 day bloom.  Okra is one of these.  It has beautiful yellow flowers for just 1 day.  Then 5 days later the fruit is ready to pick and eat.