Daily Quote: April 30, 2021

Forty is the old age of youth,
fifty is the youth of old age.

~ Hosea Ballou (American – Clergyman April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

For all the Jazz Lovers, today is International Jazz Day. So get out the Jazz records, have a glass of wine and just mellow out with some mellow jazz or zip it up with some jarring jazz.

The last Friday in April is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. At the beginning of the Pandemic everyone thought they would get a puppy. Now many of those puppies are ending up in shelters. Give one of these no longer loved pets a permanent home. My own dog is from the shelter in Tampa Florida. The shelter was going to euthanize all of the dogs due to overcrowding. A local radio station heard of their plight and offered to supplement the adoption fees. Dogs were on sale for $20. So we went to take one home and Rickie stole our hearts. Now 7 years later it’s hard to remember when he wasn’t part of our family.

Talking about animals, on April 30th, 1938 the Happy Rabbit made his debut in a Warner Brothers short cartoon titled “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” Maturing gracefully, we all know the Happy Rabbit as Bugs Bunny. So this last day of April is remembered as Bugs Bunny Day.

Daily Quote: November 16, 2020

Life is like a trumpet
– if you don’t put anything into it,
you don’t get anything out of it.

~ William Christopher Handy (American – Musician November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958)

Holidays and Celebrations:


  • Just one week ago I was kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel. The water was still, the high level breeze was shaking the remaining oak leaves from the tree tops and it was 22C. Today is much different. We may have a high of 3C and snow is in the forecast. Blame it on COVID-19 restrictions, cuddle up beside a fireplace with a good mystery book and turn on some blues to celebrate the birthday of self proclaimed Father of the Blues, William Christopher Handy.