Nope, this is not about rock 'n roll or even the Rolling Stones, today is all about real rocks, real stones. You know, the ones you find on the ground, in a stream, in the ocean. Somebody I know likes to collect rocks. Pretty rocks. Interesting rocks. Significant rocks. Rocks that grab her fancy, which … Continue reading International Rock Day
Yep, I don't often speak of it and think it may be the first time I am mentioning it on my blog, but today is indeed my birthday. Send any gifts via PayPal! Meanwhile I have found an early photo of me being held by my father. Maybe this is why I have always felt … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My Birthday!
Happy Independence Day (Observed)! Hope you have the day off. I have thrown up a few Throwback Thursday post from time to time as I came across things. But I recently came across the mother lode of images I was looking for. Sorry, but there will be many more in the weeks and months to … Continue reading A patriotic Bicentennial Thinnes Pharmacy key ring
Hoping that all Father's have a very special day and that all children have a reason to make it a very special day. Being a biological father is not an automatic reason to be celebrated but the love they give, the protection they provide and the lessons they instill make this a time to honor … Continue reading Honor your Pops on Father’s Day
I'd like to take this opportunity of National Brother's Day to salute and celebrate my favorite brother (and for that matter my only brother) - Ron. He is extraordinarily special in every way and I can confidently tell you that because I have known him his entire life. He was exceptional in school, indeed he … Continue reading Happy National Brother’s Day!
In the United States the second Sunday in May is Mother's Day. Usually I post on that day with a celebration of my own mom, but that does you, the reader, little good if you have not prepared. So this is a friendly and helpful reminder to get your card in the mail or order … Continue reading Public Service Announcement for NEXT Sunday
Merry Christmas. May you and your family celebrate this very special day in the spirit of the season and not in gutter this year has become. May we find a better 2021. We need it more than ever. Merry Christmas. As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes
The spun sugar treat we call Cotton Candy was invented centuries ago but was popularized at the 1904 Worlds fair marketed as Fairy Floss. It has been raising glucose levels ever since at carnivals, circuses and ballparks ever since. In the 1950's a home version was introduced to send your children into sugar shock and … Continue reading National Cotton Candy Day
Today is #RoofOverYourHeadDay and is intended to remind us to be grateful for what you have, starting with the simple things like a roof over your head. So many struggle because of the hard times this country and the world find themselves in. While I have my own challenges in this department, I am grateful … Continue reading National Roof Over Your Head Day
Back in 2001, when this National Day was established, it was imagined as a resource for parents augmenting the teaching of their children. Sort of a PTA outreach service. During this pandemic it has become so much more and parents have taken over an entire new role in this difficult age. Thanks to all of … Continue reading National Parents as Teachers Day as never before imagined
This post is being uploaded at the exact moment of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, Eastern coast of the United States: September 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM. At this moment the sun is directly over the equator. Day and night are the exact same length. Summer departs and fall begins. Life hangs perfectly … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox 2020
I had a lot of interest in the first Throwback Thursday I did a couple of weeks ago and have some more old time photos in my slide show. Loosely wrapped around transport - here you can find me with my old Ford Bronco II, my old Jeep Wrangler, in my canoe, even tilling my … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #2 – Getting Around
Yep, it's that day again. Happy Birthday Mom! She's looking great, here's a recent picture of her. Perhaps "recent" is a relative term and she is certainly my closest relative! Actually a more recent and more fun picture of us together came a couple of years ago when I traveled to Florida to celebrate her … Continue reading Very Special Birthday Wishes to my Mother!
Today marks the one year anniversary of when I went into surgery to address Severe Septic Shock brought on when a wound on my broken ankle was infected with an antibiotic resistant pathogen. I would have two more surgeries in the next eight days as the surgeons struggled to keep me alive. Since I am … Continue reading Footnotes #25 – the final one!
Many blogs use this topic and I am joining them. I promise you that I will not use it every Thursday, but from time to time as I find some old photos as I dig through things, I'll dump them here. These photos are from when I was in my 20's and doing magic shows … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #1
Left Handers make up a relatively small percentage of people but they are always very happy to list famous and talented left handers for you. One of my favorite people is a left hander and I'm pretty sure she'll give me a big smile and a kiss for bringing this day to your attention. If … Continue reading International Left Handers Day
Today is a special day for every sister. I can't directly understand the special bond that sisters have as I am not a sister. But I have a sister and she's pretty special. And the wonderful thing is that a sister's bond is forever. So if you are a sister, especially a sister with a … Continue reading National Sisters’ Day
The timing of this national day should not come as a surprise as yesterday was National Cousins Day. After all, without aunts and uncles you couldn't have cousins. See how I went all profound there? I didn't do a post on cousins day yesterday, but did a year ago. You can find that here... https://walterthinnes.blog/2019/07/24/national-cousins-day/ … Continue reading National Aunts and Uncles Day
What a delicious national day! When done well the perfect combination of yeast and mold, I mean wine and cheese, can be sublime. You can find much advice online and certainly from your sommelier and cheesemonger. As for me, my brother is something of an expert on wine and I am very cheesy. So be … Continue reading National Wine and Cheese Day
My cousin Kim Mahoney lost her valiant battle with cancer last week and she is very dearly missed. She was a wonderful cousin and an amazing daughter. She was a valued and loving wife. She had beautiful children and (I think I am allowed to say this here) even more adorable grandchildren. I spend time … Continue reading In Memoriam – My Dear Cousin Kim
There are few things more versatile than olives. They come in so many different varieties, colors and flavors. They can be stuffed with so many different fillings. Squeeze them a bit and you get useful oil. But munching on them is the best options. A perfect snacking choice. In my family there used to be … Continue reading National Olive Day
Currently I live about 1,000 miles away from my mother so I can't just pop down to see here, especially in these pandemic days of states stopping New York license plates at the border. So I hope she got the card I sent in the mail. I sure hope she has a great Mother's Day … Continue reading Happy Social Distancing Mothers Day
So how has 2020 been for you so far? Really? Me too. Tough one so far. Hope you can find a reason for a little smile. In this tough time it is especially important to keep your perspective and keep your sense of humor. I know it is not easy but it will help you … Continue reading How’s 2020 been for you so far?
Today is National Take Our - and whoops - what bad timing. With schools and many jobs shut down everyone is in the same place already - home! Need to rethink this one and see if the home school monitor will write an excuse letter to let the kids move from the kitchen table to … Continue reading National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Long before Twitter there was a pithy way to express important sentiments with a limited character set, church signs had limited real estate and they became very adept at getting their point across in few words. And just think, they didn't have the chance to make multiple (1/?) messages. And so it is this interrupted … Continue reading Easter 2020 in the age of COVID-19