Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Vase of Peonies

Also on This Day: June 21

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

International Day of Yoga
National Selfie Day

Rockwell Kent was born in 1882, and Al Hirschfeld was born in 1903.  Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905.

Summer Begins

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Also on This Day: June 20

Also on this day...
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Kouign-amann Day (a Breton cake)
National Hike with a Geek Day

Betty Washington was born in 1733.

Sigismund III Vasa

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Old Rose Dandy Itoh Peony


Also on This Day: June 19

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Romuald

World Sauntering Day

Juneteenth - Commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally, the emancipation of slaves throughout the South

May Whitty was born in 1865, and Moe Howard was born in 1897.

Wallis Simpson

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Also on This Day: June 18

Also on this day...
National Go Fishing Day

Five Monks from Canterbury observed the moon exploding into sparks in 1178.

Paul McCartney was born in 1942, and Isabella Rossellini was born in 1952.

Happy Father's Day

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Also on This Day: June 17

Also on this day...
National Hollerin' Contest Day
World Juggling Day

Igor Stravinsky was born in 1882.

Statue of Liberty

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Also on This Day: June 16

Also on this day...
Fresh Veggies Day
National Flip Flop Day
Ugliest Dog Day

Hailstones - some that were 17 inches in circumference, and some that weighed one pound, twelve ounces - fell, in 1882, in Dubuque, Iowa.

John Cleveland was born in 1613, and Nathanael Schnittelbach was born in 1633.  Geronimo was born in 1829.

Irving Penn

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pretty Peonies




Also on This Day: June 15

Also on this day...
National Smile Power Day

Vice President Dan Quayle, in 1992, "corrected" a student's spelling of potato.  Quayle changed it to "potatoe."

Neil Patrick Harris was born in 1973.

Feast of Corpus Christi

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Matisse in the Studio


Sherry Litwack helped us get to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on Tuesday, and helped us navigate the Museum.  Tomie wanted to see "Matisse in the Studio."

www.mfa.org

Also on This Day: June 14

Also on this day...
Flag Day
Family History Day

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in 1811.  Harry Turtledove was born in 1949, and Boy George was born in 1961.

International Bath Day

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Children by Mail

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Also on This Day: June 13

Also on this day...
Publication of ANDY & SANDY AND THE BIG TALENT SHOW

National Sewing Machine Day
National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
World Pet Memorial Day

The Postmaster General, in 1920, declared that children may not be transported as Parcel Post.

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were born in 1986.

St. Anthony of Padua

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Springy Flowers




Alliums at the top.  A clivia that chose to bloom.  Ninety-two geraniums.

Red Rose Day

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Also on This Day: June 11

Also on this day...
Tony Awards tonight.  Curtain up!

National Corn on the Cob Day
National Making Life Beautiful Day

Jacques Cousteau was born in 1910.  Gene Wilder was born in 1933, and Christina Crawford was born in 1939.

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tree Peonies



Also on This Day: June 10

Also on this day...
National Iced Tea Day

Judy Garland was born in 1922, and Maurice Sendak was born in 1928.

Hattie McDaniel

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Day Nine of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 9

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Ephrem, the Syrian

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
National Earl Day

Les Paul was born in 1915, and Donald Duck was "born" in 1934.  Gregory Maguire was born in 1954, and Johnny Depp was born in 1963.

St. Columba

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day Eight of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 8

Also on this day...
National Best Friends Day

Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867, and Joan Rivers was born in 1933.

Upsy Daisy Day

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tomie's Artwork in Florida

Tomie's artwork is represented in an exhibition, "Drawn to the Arts," at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida.

"Drawn to the Arts"
Lighthouse Art Center
Tequesta, Florida
June 8 - August 11, 2017

Adelita, page 6/7
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile, page 8
Christopher, the Holy Giant, page 6
Erandi's Braids, page 1
Hark! A Christmas Sampler, page 10
Maggie and the Monster, page 15
Marcos Colors, Front Cover
Marcos Counts, page 6
My First Chanukah, Front Cover
(This illustration was intended for the Front Cover,
but was not used in the publication.)
A New Barker in the House, page 7
The Night of Las Posadas, page 15
The Parables of Jesus, page 15
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels, page 11
Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, page 11
Petook: An Easter Story, page 10
Stagestruck, page 6
Strega Nona's Harvest, page 5 (top)
Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories, page 10
Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems, page 90
Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales, page 114

Day Seven of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 7

Also on this day...
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Paul Gauguin was born in 1848.

Jessica Tandy was born in 1909, and Tom Jones was born in 1940.  Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943, and Prince was born in 1958.

Daniel Boone Day

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Day Six of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 6

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Norbert

D-Day - June 6, 1944

National Yo-Yo Day

Nathan Hale was born in 1755, and Harvey Fierstein was born in 1954.

National Gardening Exercise Day

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Day Five of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 5

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Boniface of Mainz, Patron of Brewers

World Environment Day
Hot Air Balloon Day
National Moonshine Day

Richard Scarry was born in 1919, and Bill Moyers was born in 1934.

Federico Garcia Lorca

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Day Four of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 4

Also on this day...
Applesauce Cake Day
Hug Your Cat Day

Angelina Jolie was born in 1975.

Pentecost Sunday

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Rhododendrons in a Guy Wolff Pot


The Most Happy Fellas




Left to Right, Bottom Photo
2017 Sendak Fellowship Fellows
Eliza Wheeler, Eric Fan, Terry Fan, Rashin Kheiriyeh

Tomie was once again a mentor for the Sendak Fellowship at a beautiful 150-acre farm in Cambridge, New York.

Day Three of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 3

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

Turtle Races Day
 Do-Dah Parade in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Josephine Baker was born in 1906, and Tony Curtis was born in 1925.  Anderson Cooper was born in 1967.

National Repeat Day

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Day Two of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 2

Also on this day...
Feasts of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

National Bubba Day
National Doughnut Day

Barbara Walters asked Katharine Hepburn, in 1981, what kind of tree she would be.  Hepburn answered oak.

Martha Washington was born in 1731.  Johnny Weissmuller was born in 1904, and Jerry Mathers was born in 1948.  Anita Lobel was born in 1934.

I Love My Dentist Day

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Day One of the June Peace Novena

© Tomie dePaola

The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: June 1

Also on this day...
Feast of St. Justin, Martyr

National Dare Day
Flip a Coin Day
Global Day of Parents
National Go Barefoot Day
Say Something Nice Day

Brigham Young was born in 1801 in Whitingham, Vermont.

Andy Griffith and Marilyn Monroe were born in 1926.  Morgan Freeman was born in 1937, and Heidi Klum was born in 1973.

World Milk Day

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