by Janet Blue on March 2, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #95

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). It gives each of us the opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better. Each Thursday, they both post the sentences to be completed and posted the following day. To participate, fill-in the blanks in each sentence and then post on Annie’s blog. To hop over there, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Hare are my completions for this week. They are in teal italics.

1. Dad Tom: My favorite Dr. Seuss book is McElligot’s Pool. I had to ask Dad Tom to do this fill-in, as I never read Dr. Seuss as a child. Some of the books I remember from my childhood are The Little Engine That Could, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are here in their favorite Seussical costumes, Blue Fish and the Lorax. This is little brother Sawyer’s first time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and he wanted to be included. He decided he wanted to be Horton from Horton Hears a Who. The elephant costume he selected is a bit unconventional, but he’s a kitten, and we tend to indulge him.


Dr. Seuss characters: Blue Fish, the Lorax, Horton


2. The most interesting person I have ever met is Jackson Galaxy. Though I actually haven’t met Galaxy in person, I have interviewed him by phone. I also have read all his books, and he truly has had an interesting life.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss (see #1), my favourite book as a child was A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.

4. Lately, I have been working on compiling and producing the memory book from my 50th High School Reunion.

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on March 2—the birthday of writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day is celebrated in schools and libraries all across America! Today would have been the 113th birthday of this beloved author.

In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day the blogosphere is having a blog hop. To join in the fun, click on the badge below.



Read Across America Day was established in 1997 by the National Education Association. Its purpose is to encourage children to read. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

In conclusion, we leave you with this quote from Dr. Seuss.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

At the very least, pick up a book today and read to yourself.

McGuffy's Reader March 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Goodness! You did this up right nicely! Sorry I am late. *sigh* 2018 is a challenge.
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MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko March 6, 2018 at 2:03 am

We have heard our peeps discuss many of the Dr Seuss Books…and most of them are here on our shelves. The children’s ones at least…they were a lot of fun for our unfurbros, and for the peeps too, when they were young uns…way too many moons ago!

Your Dr Seuss costumes are great!
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The Swiss Cats March 4, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Great answers ! Happy belated Dr. Seuss Day ! Purrs

Marv March 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

hmmm…we thought we had made a comment using the tablet when we first readed this post…but sometimes we have trouble with the submit button (it likes to hide in this little scrolling box) and I guess we messed up. And Now we can’t remember what our most wonderful comment was…except for the bit about McElliots Pool…which was one of Mom’s favs, and she totally had forgotten about it until she read it on your post. And 50th Reunion…wow. mom says her’s is in 3 years.
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Ellen Pilch March 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Annie had the same favorite book as a child too. I am not familiar with that Dr. Seuss one. All your kitties look adorable in their costumes. Have a nice weekend! XO
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The Island Cats March 2, 2018 at 4:57 pm

What a fun post…with great fill in responses. Dr. Seuss made reading fun! Happy Dr. Seuss Day!
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mommakatandherbearcat March 2, 2018 at 4:36 pm

I haven’t heard any mention of “A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson” in years. One of my favorites too. You Kitties Blue sure know how to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in style!
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Eastside Cats March 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Once I discovered reading in elementary school, I’ve never NOT been reading a book!

Madi and Mom March 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

My dad’s favorite Dr. Seuss was the Lorax!!
My sis’s Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham
My mom all of them.
Hugs madi your bfff

Lola The Rescued Cat March 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Our mom had the book A Child’s Garden of Verses. She used to love it!

Comedy Plus March 2, 2018 at 11:33 am

The costumes are pawsome. How fun.

Happy Dr. Seuss Day.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the babies. ♥

LLB in Our Backyard March 2, 2018 at 10:48 am

Such wonderful fill ins today! We are going to have Mama read to us today to celebrate “Read Across America Day”!
Jakey, Arty & Rosy
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The Florida Furkids March 2, 2018 at 9:01 am

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie.

Linda Arthur Tejera March 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! I never read his books as a child, either, even though I have always been an avid reader of books. Love the Seuss costumes on the kitties! Have a fabulous day!
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Brian Frum March 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

That was a terrific post! Happy Seuss Day everyone!
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Charles Huss March 2, 2018 at 7:15 am

We had a subscription to Dr Suess books when my son was young but I don’t remember ever getting McElligot’s Pool.
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Emma March 2, 2018 at 6:56 am

We are not into reading much around here, and Mom definitely doesn’t like books much, but fun Dr. Seuss books are something we always enjoy! Happy Dr. Seuss Day!
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Teddy March 2, 2018 at 5:32 am

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! We love your costumes – perfectly perfect for today! Your fill-ins are great and in fact until you mentioned “A Child’s Garden of Verses” Mom had forgotten about that one being a favorite of hers too. Have a super day full of Seussical FUN!

Love, Teddy
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