Happy Patriots’ Day!

To the rest of the country – from one of the places that celebrates it (the 2 being Mass. and Maine). Lots of rain right now, so the Red Sox traditional 11 AM game may be delayed, but the Marathon will be up and running – heh heh – on time. As for what it’s about, here, from Emerson’s Concord Hymn:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.



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37 Responses to “Happy Patriots’ Day!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 am on April 15th, 2019

    Morning all! Patriots’ Day is a much more pleasant way to look at April 15th.
    Have a good day everyone.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:34 am on April 15th, 2019


    April 15th is a good day if you are getting a refund! :^) Happy Patriots’ Day, and good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners!

    Happy birthday to FOM Cinnamon, and to Rio!

    Strongest prayers continue for the Storyteller and Golinka.

    Good day to all!

  3. Thieves!
    11:16 am on April 15th, 2019

    Happy birthday to Friend! We replicated a get out of jail free card for you. It should work so long as the authorities don’t look too closely.

  4. B.Stover
    2:40 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Notre Dame in Paris is on fire. I’m weeping.

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:04 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Heartbreaking news about Notre Dame.

  6. c.hobbit
    5:28 pm on April 15th, 2019

    In addition to Leonard being hospitalized, Amalia was very ill this last weekend and briefly hospitalized with exhaustion and dehydration. Friends packed up her show booth and helped her get home. She admits she has barely been able to eat both due to time and stress–and can only digest soup and fruit at this time. A friend of her set up a “meal train.” In addition to locals dropping off food for her it includes a donation link with a goal to raise $1000. If you want to help, send me an SDD and I will send you the link. I think the link also includes a way to buy restaurant and grocery store gift cards for them.

    [Yes it is heartbreaking to see the photos of Notre Dame. Paris is on my travel list]

  7. c.hobbit
    5:31 pm on April 15th, 2019

    FYI: Amalia approved that this meal train and donation link be set up. She said that after everything that has happened, this is what made her cry.

  8. Belle Starr
    6:33 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Hobbitz: If I don’t get a link, I’m going to be in a very bad mood.

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:54 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Birthday!…Why is there always tragedy on my birthday….grump!bah! …Notre Dame burning…Really!??…Boston Marathon Bombers some years back…gah!…Shot heard round the world?…yeeep!…My birthday is a doomed day…sniff!

    But!…I did get a Nod from Chet this morning on yesterdays blog…snorkel!…I will take that as a very good thing!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Hobbit!…Any word on The Story Teller and what happened and how he’s doing???….wheeze!

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:58 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Stover!…I feel your pain and a very black Kat is walking right outside my window across my line of pug-eyed vision…sniff!…I don’t like that one bit! It can only mean Trouble!…grrrr!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:00 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Burning!…That is so surreal…I never got to see it…sob!sob!sob!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    7:25 pm on April 15th, 2019

    So much strange news. Hard to believe.
    Instead of bad news, we will focus on Patriots’ Day.

  14. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:36 pm on April 15th, 2019

    RIO! This is also the anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    7:38 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Hurray for Des Linden and the Boston Marathon. Two years in a row. What a gal.

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Rose!…That’s just great…sniff!

  17. Thieves!
    8:30 pm on April 15th, 2019

    W&Ts Paw: We would like our arrest records so we can see if any of the days we were wrongfully accused of misdeeds or incarcerated in Mother Jail fall on this day. We are starting to suspect Friend of being bad luck. How else do you explain our otherwise spotless record being sullied.

  18. c.hobbit
    8:37 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Rio: no specifics on the Storyteller. Amalia is making the long drive back and forth to Boston to see him. I will update everyone as specifics are mentioned. I copied the prayer to her and it was appreciated.

  19. dawson
    8:49 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Happy Birthday Rio!

    CHobbitz: Thanks for letting us know abput Amalia and for copying the prayer to her.

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on April 15th, 2019

    What!…Why isn’t there any update on The Story Teller???….grump!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on April 15th, 2019


  22. Beau - The Black Pug
    8:54 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Thieves!…Quit whining an get yer butts over ta my Bible Study…sneeze!…NOW!…snap!crackle!pop!

  23. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 pm on April 15th, 2019

    CHobbitz, thank you for the updates.
    We are keeping Amalia and Leonard in our prayers.

  24. Ole Doc
    9:59 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Friend: I outran the Thieves when Beau called them back to bible study. When does this party start? I brought my own lamp shade.

  25. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Party!…Ole Doc! The party started lampshades ago!…snort!snort!….SPLASH!!

  26. Ole Doc
    10:39 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Friend: Quit hogging the vat! Some of us are thirsty.

  27. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Hockey!…Play-offs!..snort! The Avalanche just scored!…YES!…SPLASH!…gurgle!

  28. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Doc!….It’s my party and I’ll SPLASH! if I want too!….Wooooo!woooo!

  29. Ole Doc
    10:45 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Hockey pucks! I wonder what Arthur’s take on hockey pucks is.

  30. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Ole!…Friend went to bed ages ago…snort!…It’s my Party!..chuffle!

  31. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on April 15th, 2019

    UP!…I’m waiting up to hear anything about Leonard…sniff!

  32. Thieves!
    11:29 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Beau: We can go on a recon blur. Just snort the word.

  33. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:33 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Sniff!…Beez carefully on dat der journey…sneeze!

  34. Thieves!
    11:34 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Woo and hoo! Road trip, here we come. We need to pack our sled with disguises for every situation we might encounter.

  35. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:38 pm on April 15th, 2019

    Bed!…Rio is in his warm soft bed wiff all his toys (except one or 2) in der right places…snuffle!…I’m watching o’er him an friend with prayers for der daily timez…sniffle!…I luv doz guyz an I know dey luv meez…snorkel!

  36. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:39 pm on April 15th, 2019


  37. Thieves!
    11:41 pm on April 15th, 2019

    What’s that Beau? We can’t hear you over all our praying.

    Gotta go!

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