Daily Quote: November 10, 2021

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.

~ Martin Luther
German – Leader / November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate Sesame Street Day. Today’s letter is S. S is for how stupid some extremists can be. Big Bird tweeted about his COVID-19 vaccination and some stupid people complained it was propaganda. Actually it was a way to bring the vaccination to a level where children could understand. And Big Bird said he had many vaccinations before he could remember, so this one was just another. My granddaughter got her annual flu shot and proudly wore her bandage as a badge of honour.

Be certain to celebrate National Forget-Me-Not Day. The day before Remembrance Day to remember all those who didn’t make it back from wars.

Our food to celebrate today is the Vanilla Cupcake Day. A plain sweet indulgence.

Daily Quote: January 18, 2021

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

~ A. A. Milne (English – Author / January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of the most well known bears, Winnie the Pooh is celebrated today on his creator’s birthday. What started as bedtime stories for his son became world famous as everyone wants to have a friend like Winnie the Pooh. Words of wisdom hidden in humour to guide us, as the author gained a bit of immortality doing something ordinary with love. There is a Canadian connection as a bear from White River Ontario was the original Winnie the Pooh inspiration.

My American friends will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day. It will be interesting to see how it is celebrated this year after the Black Lives Matter Movement. Hopefully it is celebrated peacefully.

Chosen as the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday is the 3rd Monday in January. Credit card bills are rolling in after the Christmas extravaganza. Families are back into their usual routines in their own places. SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) is at a peak in the Northern Hemisphere, although the days are starting to get longer. Cloud cover has made this year especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic second wave and lockdown.