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...a reminder of good people and things and times on our planet

Ideas for June

1 Andy Griffith Birthday: Watch some of his shows.
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4 Oeillet/Carnations
5 Richard Scarry Birthday: Read some of his writings. Even better, have a children's party!
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11 Chèvrefeuille/Honeysuckle
12 Johanna Spyri Birthday: Read some of her writings.
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14 James Gurney Birthday: Read some of his writings.
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16 Daisies Day
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18 National Picnic Day
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20 Lillian Jackson Braun Birthday: Read some of her writings.
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26 Échalote/Shallots
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28 Mark Helprin Birthday: Read some of his writings.
29 Coriandre/Coriander
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May 26

Peggy Lee was born today in 1920. I love her voice and the way she sings. Here's a funny video of her and Judy Garland, another singer I adore! What cool clothes those ladies wore! Did you even know there was a "Judy Garland Show"?! I didn't; I must find more of them.

May 22

Mary Cassatt was born today too, in 1844. I love her paintings and loved filling my apartment with prints from her when my children were young, especially this one...

May 18

Bertrand Russell was born today in 1872! I love his writings!

And happy birthday to the very very talented and funny Tina Fey!

May 17

It's Enya's birthday! I especially adore her first album, actually, "The Celts," which I'm told was for a soundtrack. It seems especially magical. Somehow it really helped me through a difficult time decades ago. Ooo, here's a video where you can learn umm I think it's some Spanish, plus see cool castles:

May 11

Creators of beautiful entertainment were born today: Irving Berlin in 1888, and Martha Graham in 1894. Here's an amazing video, the first of a few, of her dancing to the music of Aaron Copland. How ever do they dance in those dresses?