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 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 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.

Daily Quote: October 18, 2020

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
None so blind as those that will not see.

~ Matthew Henry (English – Clergyman / October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Persons Day – Condition féminine Canada

St Luke


Hard to believe that women have only been “people” in Canada for only 91 years.

On October 18, 1929, the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, Lord Sankey, announced that the court’s decision was that the word ‘person’ would include women:[11]

“The exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word “person” should include females, the obvious answer is, why should it not?”

Wikipedia

Daily Quote: October 17, 2020

I’m making the art for me first.
I’m making it because
these are the pictures I want to see.
I’m making pictures that don’t yet exist.

~ Ryan McGinley (American – Photographer / Born: October 17, 1977)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

National Pasta Day


The trees are finally showing their reds in my favorite local park. I was lucky enough to do engagement photos yesterday in this beautiful park.

So with all the problems of 2020 Love is still going and bringing couples together.

Daily Quote: October 15, 2020

The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

~ Helen Hunt Jackson (American – Writer /October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day of Rural Women

Spirit Day

Blind Americans Equality Day – USA


Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, it was initially created in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi.

Spirit Day – Wikipedia

Daily Quote: October 14, 2020

Seeing comes from the inside,
from the heart,
from life’s experiences.

~ Ruth Bernhard (German – Photographer / October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Standards Day – ISO

Billboard Music Awards – USA


How do we measure up on World Standards Day? This year’s theme is: Protecting the planet with standards.

Daily Quote: October 6, 2020

For every minute, the future is becoming the past.

~ Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian – Explorer / October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002)

Holidays and Celebrations:

German-American Day (USA)

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Mad Hatter Day


And time keeps marching on.

The Thanksgiving long weekend is fast approaching in Canada. This week’s weather looks perfect. Highs of about 18C and sunshine. An excellent week to go hiking or kayaking to perhaps catch some of the wonderful fall colours. A wonderful weekend for a wedding, if COVID-19 restrictions aren’t tightened again this week.