Daily Quote: April 10, 2022

Memory is often less about the truth
than about what we want it to be.

~ David Halberstam
American – Journalist / April 10, 1934 – April 23, 2007

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

During this Holy Time we are remembering the 9th Day of Ramadan for Muslims and the 40th Day of Lent for Christians. The 40th Day of Lent is also Palm Sunday for Christians to remember when Jesus entered the City as a King, loved by all, on an Ass, the same way his Mother Mary had arrived to Bethlehem for his birth.

Palm Sunday

Today is also National Siblings Day. I’m lucky enough to get along with all of my younger sisters, but wish they would set aside their differences and enjoy being together again.

Only a memory of being together as sisters on Sibling Day.

Might as well have a Cinnamon Crescent and a coffee on National Cinnamon Crescent Day.

Actually, I think I’ll go kayaking at Kings Landing in Florida. A 2 hour guided tour with all equipment supplied through the crystal clear waters and wilderness of the Florida interior.

Daily Quote: April 8, 2022

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

~ Mary Pickford
Canadian – Actress / April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979

Holidays and Celebration:

Porte Musings:

Religious fasting and prays continue for Christians celebrating the 38th day of Lent and Muslims celebrating the 7th day of Ramadan.

For all the aspiring artists today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day.

For all the aspiring artists today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the tutorials #jesserobertson.
My version of Cherry Blossom Bluebird.

Let’s all eat Empanadas to celebrate National Empanada Day. 😉

Daily Quote: April 7, 2022

A real friend is one who walks in when
the rest of the world walks out.

~ Walter Winchell
American – Journalist / April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Prayer and fasting continues for Muslims celebrating the 6th day of Ramadan.

Today is World Health Day, eat well, exercise and take your vitamins. Be certain to get your 2nd booster as soon as you are eligible.

The garbage may need to be taken out, the floors swept or the dishes washed, but you have a good reason to let it be and read a good book. Today is National No Housework Day.

By contrast, today is my own private holiday that I always booked off of work as International Window Washing Day. A task to help me see the world more clearly but, can be interrupted by friends and family at any moment, bringing gifts and well wishes. As I turn 65 this year, my bridge pension payment is stopped and my life insurance begins to decline. I start the Old Age Pension and remember all of my friends and family that never had the blessing of growing old. My parents, who died at the ages of 43 and 63; my nursery roommate who has now missed 2 birthdays on earth; my favorite Aunts and Uncles; and even my Paternal Grandmother who died at 93. I’ll have a drink to celebrate one more journey around the sun.

Be certain to keep some coffee cade ready on National Coffee Cake Day just in case window washing is interrupted. 😉

Daily Quote: April 1, 2022

Before I got married I had six theories
about bringing up children;
now I have six children,
and no theories.

~ John Wilmot
English – Writer / April 1, 1647 – July 26, 1680

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The beginning of the fiscal year for many businesses is also April Fools Day. So beware the jokesters this morning and don’t fall for their practical jokes. 😉

All children love to jump in muddy puddles. So if you have a chance celebrate National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day. Or you can read a Peppa Pig book with someone young enough to enjoy jumping in muddy puddles.

Sourdough is delicious. So have a slice and celebrate National Sourdough Bread Day.

Daily Quote: March 31, 2022

You are never strong enough
that you don’t need help.

~ César Chávez
American – Activist / March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of the earliest protests I remember is the “don’t buy California Grapes protest“. Where everyone was encouraged to not buy grapes until the workers were treated more fairly. I didn’t know at the time that César Chávez, a farm worker, was the American Latino behind the peaceful demonstration. Please remember that there are peaceful ways to achieve a goal on César Chávez Day. Like White Pelicans fishing in a pond, when we unite we can feed each other.

As the fiscal year comes to an end for many businesses, it’s time to Back-up your data and celebrate World Back-up Day.

My husband will tell you his favorite vegetable is potatoes. So grab a spud and celebrate National Tater Day. 😉

Daily Quote: March 30, 2022

Give a man a fish
and you feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a lifetime.

~ Maimonides

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Florida is well known for it’s beaches, birds, fish and manatee. Today is Manatee Appreciation Day. So if you’re in Florida or other Manatee sites, take some time to appreciate the beautiful water mammals.

One of my favorite things to do is walk through a park. Celebrate Take a Walk in the Park Day and go for a hike.

I’m uncertain why today is Turkey Neck Soup Day. Maybe it’s time to clean out the freezer and use up those turkey necks you saved for one day. 😉

On this day in 1867 Alaska was bought by the USA from Russia. I wonder if Russia also wants to reclaim it?

Daily Quote: March 26, 2022

In prosperity, our friends know us;
in adversity, we know our friends.

~ John Churton Collins
English
 – Critic / March 26, 1848 – September 25, 1908

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Purple Day, or also known as International Epilepsy Day. One of the oldest afflictions known to man where people loose themselves into a seizure either large or just an absent seizure for a moment. Those moments can be disastrous and extremely horrifying for the person and those who love them. Medicines can help in most cases, but the side effects can be equally difficult. Living independently is a dream for most of the afflicted. Just driving a car is outside their reach. Wait times for testing in Canada can be up to a year or more for children. We’ve already lived through the testing and had confirmation with my oldest grandson. You’d think testing for progress would be shorter, but it seems to be just as long or longer due to COVID backlogs. Please give generously to find a cure.

It seems strange to celebrate Earth Hour, while bombs are disseminating the Ukraine and the threat of nuclear or chemical war has never seemed more imminent. But continue to due your part and turn your lights out for 1 hour tonight.

Be certain to eat your spinach today as we celebrate National Spinach Day. After all if it made Popeye stronger, it can make us all stronger.

Daily Quote: March 25, 2022

As we grow older,
our bodies get shorter
and our anecdotes longer.

~ Robert Quillen
American – Journalist / March 25, 1887 – December 9, 1948

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

When talking about intergenerational harm you need look no further than the African Blacks and the effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Ripped from their homes and shipped across the ocean to a cold cruel land. Treated as livestock rather than people. Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Today is also Tolkien Reading Day. So grab a book and read about the hobbits adventures and trials.

My favorite nut is the Pecan. Although there may be disagreements on how to pronounce it, whether it be pe-can or pec-an, they are so good to eat. My holiday in Florida included a new cereal, cinnamon and pecan. Wonderful for breakfast. I’m not certain if it was a limited time flavour or just too popular, but I can’t find it in the local stores again. 😉

Daily Quote: March 24, 2022

I am a great admirer of mystery and magic.
Look at this life – all mystery and magic.

~ Harry Houdini
Hungarian – Entertainer / March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The title says it all: International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims . Remembering also the bombing of Ukraine by Russia. What greater act of terrorism in today’s world.

I’ll drink to that. Today is National Cocktail Day.

Or maybe I’ll just have some chocolate covered raisins and celebrate National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day. 😉