19 20, and we’re already at midweek, at at the 201st day of the year. It’sIndependence Day in Colombia, too, celebrating the declaration of independence from Spain in 1810. Also on this day, in 1871, British Columbia joined the confederation of Canada. July 19, 1969, humans first walked on the moon; I saw it live and it was a HUGE thrill. Many readers may not be old enough to remember, but like the Kennedy and King assassinations, it was one of the defining moments of the Sixties. Finally, just one year ago, the U.S. and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations.
Notables born on this day include Richard Owen (1804), Gregor Mendel (1822), Cormac McCarthy (1933; one of my favorite modern writers), Natalie Wood (1938), and Sandra Oh (1971). Those who died on this day include Pancho Villa (1923), Paul Valéry (1945), and Lucian Freud (2011). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili, enjoying the lovely weather, doesn’t want to do her job as editor today:
A: Time to go back to work.Hili: Have mercy.
Ja: Wracamy do roboty.
Hili: Miej litość.
Leon and his staff are still house hunting in Southern Poland, but the tabby still gets treats.
Leon: Oh, butter for breakfast. I like it.
And here are two photos of reader Keira McKenzie’s beloved black cat, Plushie. (Good name!):
Finally, a gratuitous LOL: