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Our angel, Lily Olivia, is here to present today’s Spark, as it was four years ago yesterday that she flew away from us. We knew she was close to passing, and she was lying on the bed between Dad Tom and me when it happened. The following day, I wrote a poem, “One of a Kind,” for her. If you have never read it, you can find it on the side bar under her photo.

Lily Olivia was a character with a huge and demanding personality. In the photo she is on the kitchen island playing with an orange fish made by the thoughtful and generous, Ellen (15 And Meowing).

For those of us who love our animals, we know it is forever.

The author of today’s spark, Audre Lorde (Audrey Geraldine Lorde), died in 1992 at the age of 58. She was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She dedicated her creativity and life to confronting and addressing injustices, i.e., racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.

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

Angel Lily Olivia is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. If you’d like to do the same, click on the Awww badge.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky


Tomorrow is our favorite day of the week, as it’s when Periwinkle and Stinky share an adventure. Stinky has planned an exciting, local activity, and he would be delighted if you join Periwinkle and him. These two tabbies have lots of fun when they are together and love sharing their adventures with all of you.