by Janet Blue on May 30, 2022



Memorial Day 2022 Spark from Martin Luther King Jr. with photo of tuxie cat.


Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday. It is meant for mourning American military personnel who died while serving in the United States armed forces. But today, I want to mourn and remember, as well, all those who have lost their lives to the senseless and cruel shootings plaguing our country. I really don’t want to accept the disappointment and anger I feel for those who have perpetrated these horrible deeds. Like Martin Luther King, Jr., himself the victim of gun violence, I am trying to remain hopeful that our country’s citizens can heal, and our government will make some laws to curtail the sale of weapons to those harboring hatred in their hearts.

As you celebrate the holiday today, please say a prayer for those who have fought and died for our country as well as the innocent individuals who suffered and died needlessly.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

Awww Mondays

Misty May is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. Click on the Awww badge to do the same.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

graphic of cartoon tabby cats, Periwinkle & Stinky

Our two fun-loving tabbies, Periwinkle and Stinky, will be heading off on their next adventure tomorrow. These two youngsters have a terrific time when they’re together and love taking you along with them. So please join them at Friends Furever on Tuesday!

meowmeowmans May 31, 2022 at 11:33 pm

What an amazing spark, and we are feeling those things right along with you, dear friends.
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BellaDharma an BellaSIta Mum May 31, 2022 at 10:41 am

Furry Pawtriotick Misty May!
Hope you had a guud Meowmorial Day…..
***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSIta Mum

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 31, 2022 at 2:32 am

Very appropriate quote. All those killings are so senseless and heart wrenching.
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Lone Star Cats May 30, 2022 at 8:46 pm

Something really needs to be done about all the mass shootings. It’s horrible.

Brian Frum May 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm

That’s a very nice Spark. We will always remember our heroes.

Ellen J Pilch May 30, 2022 at 6:23 pm

Excellent Spark Misty May. XO
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Eastside Cats Blog May 30, 2022 at 4:54 pm

For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, we’ll never forget you.
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Leah May 30, 2022 at 4:29 pm

Cute picture of Misty May and good spark from MLK! I completely agree about better and wiser regulation of guns.
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Pam May 30, 2022 at 2:18 pm

Our prayer is as yours is… end to the gun violence that has plagued us due to the inaction of the powers that be who seem to be unable to pass appropriate legislation. The day is also of course about all the people who fought so hard to keep our country free – and that brings to mind the situation in the Ukraine. So, we all have a lot to think about today. Martin Luther King, Jr. said what most of us have in our hearts!

Hugs, Pam
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Lillian May 30, 2022 at 1:57 pm

This was a new day for me. Thank you for let me know.

The Florida Furkids May 30, 2022 at 1:33 pm

We were here a few minutes ago and there was no post. We got an email right afterward!!!

We don’t want to accept violence either. So much sadness.

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Sandee May 30, 2022 at 1:27 pm

Lovely quote and I feel the same way about having laws to prevent folks from buy weapons that they shouldn’t have.

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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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