Daily Quote: February 16, 2022

Show me where Stalin is buried
and I’ll show you a Communist Plot.

~ Edgar Bergen
American – Actor / February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Do a Grouch a Favor Day, sounds like we should do something nice for those who aren’t. Something like Love Your Enemy? By doing a favor for a Grouch you may not change the world, but you may actually make a Grouch less grouchy for even a moment.

Get out the leggos, blocks or crayons and celebrate National Innovation Day. Make something from scratch or try something new to bring out the inventor in yourself.

Only 2 days after Valentine’s Day and we’re going nuts. Celebrate National Almond Day with a few Almonds. If you don’t like them plain, eat chocolate covered almonds. Just a small handful, about 1 ounce has about 12% of the daily protein requirements, 20% of magnesium and 50% of Vitamin E. Almonds aren’t actually nuts. They are seeds.

Daily Quote: February 16, 2021

A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops.

~ Henry Adams (American – HistorianFebruary 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday on the Christian Calendar and everyone loves to celebrate “Fat Tuesday”; Mardi Gras; National Pancake Day; Carnival or Shrove Tuesday or Paczki Day. Get out the leftover flour, sugar, or fats and indulge for tomorrow we enter the season of Lent. Do you find something to sacrifice for lent or do penance during the days proceeding Easter? Or do you resolve to do something positive during this Lenten Season? Prayer, gifts for the poor, exercise for the soul or the body? Whatever, join in the Fat Tuesday celebrations today.

Please remember your favorite grouch today and celebrate: Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Even if they tell you they don’t want any favours. ❤

Today we will be entering the Red in London-Middlesex Health Unit. Weddings and Funerals can be held again with limitations. Small businesses can re-open with capacity limits. We’re celebrating by going shopping at Walmart. My husband hasn’t gone shopping since before Christmas so he’s really lookin forward to an outing to pick out the best loaves of bread and look around. I’m so looking forward to seeing my Grandchildren (small indoor gatherings of 5 people will be permitted). They are growing too fast.

Daily Quote: February 16, 2020

Don’t cling to fame. You’re just borrowing it. It’s like money.
You’re going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.
~ Sonny Bono (American – MusicianFebruary 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998)


Do a Grouch a Favor Day

6th Sunday after Epiphany

6th Sunday after Epiphany


A tree full of Great-tailed Grackles making all types of noise seem as if they are sirens or ominous portents giving warnings; or perhaps the large blackbirds are part of a Hitchcock Movie.  Mimicking electrical wires, sirens, bells or other electrical equipment, nothing more than nonsense.