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

Ideas for July

1 "June 31/July 1" - Aragorn and Arwen's Wedding
2 Lavande/Lavender
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4 Freedom Day
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7 Cerise/Cherries
8 Park Day
9 Romance Day
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11 Haricot/Beans
12 Henry David Thoreau Birthday: Read some of his writings. Even better, do that in a secluded cabin!
13 Patrick Stewart Birthday: Watch some of his shows.
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15 Ail/Garlic
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17 Blé/Wheat
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19 Paris Day
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21 Melon/Melon
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24 E.F. Benson Birthday: Read some of his writings.
25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
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27 Mûre/Blackberries
28 Beatrix Potter Birthday: Read some of her writings.
    AND Arrosoir/Watering Can
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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: