We all wish to reach a ripe old age,
but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there.
~ Francisco de Quevedo (Spanish – Writer / September 17, 1580 – September 8, 1645)
Holidays and Celebrations: September 17, 2020
National Professional House Cleaners Day-USA
When is old age? 10 or 20 years from now.
What is old? Our perspective on what is old changes as we age. When we are 2, old is our older cousins. When we are 10 we think it is 18. When we hit puberty old is anyone over 30. When we hit 30 we think old starts at 50. When we retire we think old is 80 or 90. At 90 we think old is 110.
That being said our elderly population that require nursing home assistance have been the hardest hit during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Terrible living conditions were observed in many nursing homes when the army was called in to assist with the pandemic. The elderly need to be given a voice and taken care of with dignity and respect.
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I’ll not look for wine.
~ Ben Jonson (English – Poet / June 11, 1572 – August 6, 1637)
King Kamehameha Day
National Corn on the Cob Day
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
~ James M. Barrie (British – Playwright May 9, 1860 – June 19, 1937)
World Migratory Bird Day
National Babysitters Day
Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
(USA – Postponed) Stamp Out Hunger
Snow in May. Yes it happens, but we are all in shock as the temperatures dipped below freezing. By next weekend the temperatures will return to seasonal temperatures. It’s as if Mother Nature wanted to remind us in Ontario that we shouldn’t plant our tender annuals until after May 24.
Tomorrow will be Mother’s Day and many will be blessed enough to have “Porch Visits” with their Mothers.
COVID-19 continues it’s global control by cancelling events and reminding us to continue social distancing. Although the regulations are loosening, in Ontario the social distancing remains in effect until after May 19, 2020. I’ve extended my “Porch Photos” promotion until May 19th.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life;
the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
~Ellen Key (December 11, 1849 – April 25, 1926)
International Mountain Day
Meet your mountain
climb to its top.
Nurture your rose
smell its sweet fragrance.
Spread your sunshine
embrace others within its rays.