Daily Quote: December 15, 2020

Money is like manure.
You have to spread it around or it smells.

~ J. Paul Getty (American – Businessman / December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*So celebrate the American Bill of Rights Day with a lovely cup of International Tea and practice herding cats while you think of the charities to give your money to.

Daily Quote: September 21, 2020

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
~ H. G. Wells (English – Author September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 21

International Day of Peace

First Day of Autumn (Northern Hemisphere)

Daily Quote: September 5, 2020

For whatever a man has,
is in reality only a gift.

Christoph Martin Wieland

Celebrations: September 5

International Day of Charity

National Cheese Pizza Day

Bacon Day

World Beard Day


With all the inflated numbers and predictions I thought it was time to revisit the real numbers as per Google News:

LocationTotal casesNew cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleRecoveredDeaths
Worldwide26,622,7063,42417,717,911874,708
United States6,218,90018,8713,391,087187,698
https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen
LocationTotal casesNew cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleRecoveredDeaths
Worldwide26,622,7063,42417,717,911874,708
Canada131,1243,453115,9269,141
Quebec63,1177,68355,7245,767
Ontario42,8343,15038,7412,811
https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen&mid=%2Fm%2F0d060g

Predictions for the USA include numbers as high as over 400,000 deaths by the end of 2020 from COVID-19.

We’ve been so lucky in Ontario. In London-Middlesex we’ve seen days without new cases. But fear of Corona Virus has mandated the use of facial masks and still has limits on the number of people permitted to gather. Churches still remain closed and School openings have been delayed.

I went to the playground with my grandson yesterday. Although the equipment hasn’t changed it’s very sad to see the loneliness in my grandson’s eyes as he is no longer permitted to mingle with the other children and must keep his distance. The public washrooms aren’t open, so small children duck behind trees to pee.

My heart breaks for all the children that are learning not to trust others, keep their distance and constantly wash their hands.

Daily Quote: September 4, 2020

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

Mary Renault (English – NovelistSeptember 4, 1905 – December 13, 1983)

Celebrations: September 4

National Wildlife Day – USA

National Food Bank Day
First Friday in September – USA

National Lazy Mom’s Day 
First Friday in September – USA


Friday before Labour Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Traditionally students in Ontario return to School the Tuesday after the long weekend. But due to COVID-19 the beginning of the new school year is delayed 2 weeks. Teachers are preparing to teach those who choose on-line and those who choose in person. Parents are wondering how social distancing will be enforced and making back-up plans for childcare if there is an outbreak in their child’s classroom.

Daily Quote: May 17, 2020

I hope that some day the practice of producing
cowpox in human beings will spread over the world
– when that day comes, there will be no more smallpox.
~ Edward Jenner (English – Scientist May 17, 1749 – January 26, 1823)


Step Mother Day

National Walnut Day


The beginning of the idea of vaccinations was to eliminate smallpox.  Now with COVID-19 we are all anxiously waiting for a vaccine that will save the world from this virus.