Daily Quote: February 12, 2012

A man’s friendships are one of
the best measures of his worth.

~ Charles Darwin (English – Scientist / February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Chinese New Year. Even though the dragons won’t be dancing in the streets, we can still be certain to celebrate with some Chinese food.

February 12th is not only Darwin’s Birthday, but it is also Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. So I guess it should really be called “Thinker’s Day”. President’s Day is next Monday in the USA (the Monday after Lincoln’s Birthday.) But with Lincoln on the American Penny, Lincoln’s Birthday is also called National Lost Penny Day. In Canada we really could celebrate Lost Penny Day as pennies haven’t been minted since May 2012, they’ve been eliminated from our currency. Debit and Credit Cards still add up the cents, but cash is rounded up or down to the nearest nickel.

And the biggest reason of all to celebrate February 12th is it’s Paul Bunyan Day. Get out those tall tale books and remember how Paul and Babe the Blue Ox playfully created the Great Lakes. Giant tales of the giant lumberjack.

Daily Quote: August 17, 2020

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
~ Davy Crockett (American – Explorer / August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836)

Discovery Day (YT)

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Thanks to Walt Disney, Davy Crockett was one of my childhood heroes on the Big Screen. I can still hear the theme song: Davy, Davy Crocket King of the wild frontier…….

I finally had a chance to go to Texas this year. Specifically Harlingen in the Rio Grande Valley area where we bought a small trailer, sight unseen and traveled to stay for the beginning of 2020. A place like no other on earth. Where unique animals roam. Where the wind never ceases to blow the tops of the palm trees.

I traveled to Pedro Island and to the End of the Road, where this band of horses and riders were on the beach and captured my imagination. My batteries on my camera had run out so the picture above was taken with my cell phone. I can still hear the wind blowing in from the Gulf. I loved meeting all the people and taking a couple of day trips to Mexico.

Unfortunately COVID-19 Pandemic struck and we were forced to return to Canada in the middle of March. The Canadian-American border remains closed so we sold our little trailer and might never have the opportunity to return.