Only two more days before I head to Poland to see my adopted parents and also to get my Hili and cherry pie fix. It’s got to be cooler there than here!
It’s July 26, which means it’s the Day of National Significance in Barbados. Also on this day, the very first reported women’s cricket match took place–in 1745! Exactly two hundred years later, Winston Churchill was removed from power in a general election. Ingrates! Finally, there’s this intriguing Wikipedia note from July 26, 2007: “Shambo, a black cow in Wales that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, is slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection, causing widespread controversy.”
Notables born on July 26 include Carl Jung (1875), Aldous Huxley (1894), Stanley Kubrik (1928), Mick Jagger (1943), Helen Mirren (1945 ♥), Dorothy Hamill (1956), Kevin Spacey (1949), and Sandra Bullock (1964♥♥). Those who died on this day include William Jennings Bryan (1925, right after the Scopes Trial), Eva Peron (1952), Diane Arbus (1971), and Merce Cunningham (2009). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili has learned that Hiroko, the Japanese woman who embroidered Hili’s image on my shirt, has sent me some cat snacks to bring to the Furry Princess (they are unusual—liquid snacks in tubes!). Hili, who’s never had a Japanese cat’s snack, is very excited:
A: Jerry wrote that he is coming with a Japanese treat for you.Hili: Japanese?!!!
Ja: Jerry pisał, że przywiezie ci japońskie jedzenie.
And out in Winnipeg, they’ve removed the railings from Gus’s deck, so he has a better view of what’s going on in the yard: