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Writing the family history one leaf at a time…

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Answer Your Cat’s Question Day


Today is Answer Your Cat’s Question Day!  Cats, in my experience, always have a question!  They are however most definitely in charge!

I have been a cat lover all of my life.  I have been lucky enough to have four cats that shared large portions of my life.  They are all gone now but I have fond memories of them.  I think that the Cat Rules to live by over at WellCat.com is well worth checking out.

Rules for Cats to Live By 

Inauguration Day

Today is Inauguration Day in the United States!  Whatever your political views, today is the day that we start a new term of office for our President.  We believe in the Constitution of the United States and democratically elected leaders.

The presidency is not just the person who currently occupies the office but the endurance of the democratic process.  Just during my lifetime we have peacefully changed our leaders because the majority of the country selected a different person to lead our country.  The President is the president of all the people in the United States not just those who elected him.

As Americans it is not only in our best interests to hope that the President and the other elected leaders do well in their jobs and do what is best for our country but it is our duty as citizens to do everything we can to aid in the success of their efforts.  Then, those who didn’t like this president will have a chance to elect one they do like!  That is the beauty of the American system of Democracy.

May God Bless America and all its leaders!


National Nothing Day

Per Wikipedia, National Nothing Day is a day to not celebrate.

National Nothing Day is an “un-event” proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin and observed annually on January 16 since 1973, when it was added to Chase’s Calendar of Events. [1] [2] [3] Its purpose is:

to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything.

So we have a holiday to not celebrate holidays!