Daily Quote: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Regrets are idle;
yet history is one long regret.
Everything might have turned out so differently.

~ Charles Dudley Warner
American – Journalist / September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

How appropriate that today is Grandparent’s Day. It is also my first grandson’s 10th Birthday. My miracle grandson. We had resigned ourselves to never being grandparents. We had beed told that our daughter-in-law was unable to conceive. Then surprise. She never thought she would get pregnant and the doctor told her not only was she pregnant, but she was 6 months pregnant. What a wonderful blessing. He continues to be our miracle grandson. He has an amazing sense of humour and intelligence combined with compassion and love.

Our miracle grandson.

Daily Quote: September 11, 2021

Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.

~ James Thomson
Scottish – MusicianSeptember 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

40 years ago today I gave birth to my first child, a boy and a joy. We named him after his father and I was promised I could always call him Jay. Children grow up and choose their own direction. He prefers his real name over his childhood name, but I refuse to call him anything but Jay. None of his friends even recognize the name for he is no longer a child. But he will always be my son. I wish him the very best for the next 40 years. ❤

Daily Quote: September 10, 2021

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter,
day and night, exercise and rest.

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
English – Artist / September 10, 1834 – November 4, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Pause to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide leaves those behind wondering and questioning what could we have done differently to prevent this terrible loss. Often the answer is nothing. So, instead everyday be available to listen to others and offer understanding. Support your local Suicide Prevention call in lines and carry on.

Others are battling for their lives as we remember Stand up to Cancer Day. Looking for cures and new methods of early detection. Fight this terrible disease.

This Second Friday in September is also National Hot Dog Day. So whether you buy one from a street vendor or enjoy one on the BBQ in your own back yard, enjoy a hot dog today.

Daily Quote: September 9, 2021

If you want to be happy, be.

~ Leo Tolstoy
Russian – Novelist /September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Get the pencils out and sharpened, today is International Sudoku Day.

Or today you could just cuddle with your favorite Teddy Bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

Or dance in the streets to celebrate Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Whatever you do be certain to be happy.

Daily Quote: September 8, 2021

Literature is the immortality of speech.

~August Wilhelm von Schlegel
German – Poet / September 8, 1767 – May 12, 1845

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Keep on reading. Today is International Literacy Day. Also teach others to read.

The 3rd and last day of Rosh Hasana. All Holidays and Celebrations should be at least 3 days long.

Pardon Day. Forgive others and give pardons today.

Daily Quote: September 7, 2021

The past cannot be cured.

~ Elizabeth I
English – Royalty September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

September 7th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana. Celebrate by lighting candles, praying, eating an apple dipped in honey to think of the sweet new year. Often a fish head is included on the table to remember that you are a head and not a tail.

As children head off to school it’s OK for you to have a beer today. It is National Beer Lovers’ Day.

Today is also known as Grandma Moses Day. At 75, due to arthritis she gave up embroidery and started painting. She decided to sell her paintings at a local drug store for $10 where her art was discovered and an exhibit was made by a collector at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She continued to paint until she was 101, probably completing 1,500 paintings. She said it wasn’t that painting was important, but it is important to keep busy.

I agree with Elizabeth I. The past cannot be cured. But we should learn from it and get on with the reconciliation process. How do we move forward from here?

Daily Quote: September 5, 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

~ Joseph P. Kennedy
American – Diplomat / September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The end of summer holidays is marked with Labour Day. Tomorrow is back to school for Ontario students.

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Labour Day is to also celebrate Read A Book Day.

Today is also the 1st day of Rosh Hashana. So celebrate by casting off last year’s sins, eat new food, wear new clothes and greet everyone with a happy new year.

Daily Quote: September 7, 2021

The painter should paint not only
what he has in front of him,
but also what he sees inside himself.

~ Caspar David Friedrich
German – Artist /September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The first Sunday of September and we managed to stay at the trailer overnight. The Federal Election is rapidly approaching with only 15 days left until we know how the Canadian Public judges them worthy again or not.

Today is the International Day of Charity. My grandma always said Charity starts at home. So start the day by being kind to yourself and your family. Then spread your kindness everywhere.

For some people National Cheese Pizza Day is their favorite type of Pizza Day. But not me. Load up the toppings. Mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, peppers, onions, ham, pineapple, chicken, sausage, even anchovies…..I love them all. But do start with a thick layer of cheese or double cheese.

Enjoy this last Sunday of summer holidays. Remember to watch out for the school buses on Tuesday. ❤

Daily Quote:

Money buys many things… The best of which is freedom.

~ Mary Renaul

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Saturday of the Long Labour Day Weekend in Canada and what a better day for Celebrating Bacon Day and World Beard Day. Two things we celebrate as often as possible.

My handsome men with their beards. A woman with only sons is always surrounded by handsome men. Daughter-in-laws are worth waiting for. ❤

Daily Quote: September 3, 2021

Yes’m, old friends is always best,
‘less you can catch a new one
that’s fit to make an old one out of.

~ Sarah Orne Jewett
American – Author /September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The first Friday of September is National Food Bank Day. So be certain to pick up a couple of extra items when grocery shopping to donate to the Food Bank.

Today is also National Lazy Mom’s Day. Summer is almost over and in Canada School starts on Tuesday after the Laobur Day long weekend. So, Moms need a day to rest and get ready for the long weekend.

What better way to celebration National Chianti Day than with a toast with a glass of Chianti. Here’s to the summer of 2021 and looking forward to better days ahead ❤