It’s Monday, June 6, and if you’re of a certain age you’ll remember that this day in 1944 was D-Day: the invasion of Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy. If ever there was a just war in our age, it would be World War II. Reader Ken Phelps took this picture in Normandy two weeks ago, and it’s appropriate to post today:
Notables born on this day include Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Nobel Laureata Edwin G. Krebs (1918), and Levi Stubbs (1936; the great soul singer is 80 today). Those who died on this day include Patrick Henry (1799), Carl Jung (1961), Stan Getz (1991) and Esther Williams (2013). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili’s suffering from her usual affliction:
Hili: I’m going back home.A: That’s nice.Hili: Not so much nice as hungry.
Hili: Wracam do domu.
Ja: To miło.
Hili: Nie tyle miło, ile jestem głodna.
We also have a special dialogue from Wroclawek, where Leon has a black visitor:
Leon: What are you looking at? Haven’t you ever seen an European cat?[Malgorzata’s explanation: “Tabby cats are called ‘European cats’ in Poland. Don’t ask me why. There are Persian cats, Russian cats, and all possible cats. I’m not an expert.”]
Finally, reader Anthony V. submitted a photo of his cats as part of the “Cats Sleeping in Uncomfortable Positions” series (check out the moggie at left):
From Volkach, Bavaria, sisters Kosmos (the kitler) and Tifa (the tabby). Midnight to 5 a.m. is party time for these two 1 year olds, so they need to rest up during the day.