Daily Quote: April 11, 2022

When we lose the right to be different,
we lose the privilege to be free.

~ Charles Evans Hughes
American – Judge / April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Israel is on high security alert as we enter Holy Monday, 6 days before Easter Sunday. Prayers and fasting continues on the 10th day of Ramadan and the 41st day of Lent, approaching the Jewish celebration of Passover.

Hug your pets as we celebrate National Pet Day, unless your pet is a python or a spider.

A very Canadian type of holiday to celebrate National Poutine Day. French Fries with cheese curds covered with hot gravy. Heart attack in a take-out container. Mmmm….. 😉

April 11th was my Father’s Birthday. He was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital during the great flood of London Ontario. A difficult birth using forceps, his mother’s pelvic bone was broken and he suffered lifelong with learning disabilities. But he did learn to read the comics, do word searches, play cards and become a high pressure welder. He was very handsome, stubborn and opinionated. He provided for and raised 4 daughters. He had a good life, cut short by small cell cancer. And I miss him everyday.

George and Sue (Beatrice) Porte

Daily Quote: March 29, 2021

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.

~ Amelia Barr (American – Novelist / March 29, 1831 – March 10, 1919)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The last Monday of March, and this year it is Holy Monday. The Monday after Palm Sunday is known as Holy Monday in the Christian Calendar.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic small businesses have hurt the most. Shut downs have forced many of the small businesses to change their business model. Some have embraced technology and thrived, others haven’t been able to pay the rent or salaries so their doors have closed permanently. Here’s a quick toast on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, may the next year help you recover from 2020.

Today is also Smoke and Mirrors Day. A day devoted to magic and illusions. Magic always reminds me of Bullwinkle’s famous routine: Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. And instead he pulls out a lion and then puts it back as he says: I guess I don’t know my own strength.