Daily Quote: March 6, 2022

I saw the angel in the marble
and carved until I set him free.

~ Michelangelo
Italian – Artist / March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On the journey to Easter, today is the 1st Sunday in Lent.

History has a way of re-writing itself with different perspectives. Today is Alamo Day. The most recent movie about this event was released in 2004: Remember the Alamo.

If you haven’t given up chocolate for Lent, today is National Oreo Day. Grab some Oreos and a glass of milk, then just indulge. 😉

Daily Quote: March 6, 2021

I am still learning.

~ Michelangelo (Italian – Artist / March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Spring is coming! I can’t wait. I’ve planted my seed order and am looking forward to opening up the greenhouse and watching the seeds grow into plants. But in the meantime the temperatures are still below zero and the puddles are solid ice covered with a scattering of snow. I went for a walk with my grandchildren and sister yesterday only to discover how hard the ice is. Slip and falls are the scariest of accidents for people over 40 because you’re bones won’t heal as fast and you can be immobilized for more than a year. Luckily, like my grandmother used to say, I’m a little round so I bounce, I don’t break. Just a little bruised hip to remind me I’m human.

Today is the European Day of the Righteous, a day when they commemorate all the heroes that have stood up against the crimes of inhumanity and followed their own moral compass. While in the USA it’s Alamo Day, the day that Americans stood against all odds at the Alamo and fought ’til the last one died. Davey Crockett, who was only 49, died at this battle.

So grab some Oreos and a glass of milk celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day and watch one of the Alamo movies. I remember watching the 1960 version on a Saturday in our local community centre where the admission was $0.25 and chips were only $.05. I still haven’t watched the 2003 version or any of the others yet.

Daily Quote: March 6, 2020

Every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
~ Michelangelo
(Italian – ArtistMarch 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564)

National Dress in Blue Day
– First Friday in March

National Employee Appreciation Day
– First Friday in March