MAY 21, 24 (2/2) .. HELLO ALOYSIUS.. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH..

Hello Aloysius!

There are actually two of you!

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Aloysius is not what you call a common, ordinary, every day, name.

In my entire life up to this moment, I have only known two men named Aloysius.

Both very special in their own ways.

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Aloysius Pigg. 

Aloysius Pigg was born and raised in the State of Arkansas. I can only begin to imagine with his name, down in the deep South, Aloysius Pigg, grew up “fighting” over his name. As a young man, Aloysius Pigg, became a professional Rodeo contestant.

Aloysius Pigg was one of the toughest men that I have ever had personal contact with. And Oh Yes! Believe me! I had real personal contact with him!

Meet..

STAFF SERGEANT ALOYSIUS PIGG

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

MY DRILL INSTRUCTOR IN BOOT CAMP

Very VERY few members of the Marine Corps ever forget their Drill Instructor!

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Patti and I have known Aloysius Hootch and his family for quite a few 24-hours. 

Here’s To You Aloysius Hootch! An Alaska Native.

In Part (1/2) of today’s Post, MAY 21, 24, you left the below comment Aloysius.

Aloysius Hootch

That is really cool! My mother is also a twin, but her other twin was a boy. Memory Eternal to your mom, and Happy Birthday! Yes! They are resting in peace… Aloysius Esther Family

How about this Aloysius! Your above Comment was number 6,000 here on dotnet.

I had been waiting three days, since May 18th, for the 6,000th Comment to be posted.

Smiling.

Cap and Patti


MAY 21, 24 (1/2) .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM.. A WALMART BUNNY.. THE STREAK.. NATIONAL TODAY..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM..

On May the 21st, 1906, my Mother and her twin sister, were born in London, Ontario, Canada. Mom passed away December 6th, 1984. We hope you are resting in peace Mom. 

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A WALMART BUNNY..

Yesterday, as Patti and I were driving up to our local Walmart Store, Patti spied a very calm, black, bunny just relaxing out back!

As Gullible advises: Take photos. Post them.

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THE STREAK .. 2022 / 2023 / 2024

On September the 22nd, 2022, I published what was to become the first Post in what I am calling THE STREAK 2022/2023/2024.

With the publication of this Post here on May the 21st, 2024, we mark the twentieth (20th) consecutive month that we have published a daily Post. It is now the six hundred and seventh (607) consecutive daily Post.

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NATIONAL TODAY..

To put it very mildly, May 21st is not exactly an overwhelmingly rich quarry of interesting Holidays. Patti was a great help picking out the two below Holidays!

EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DAY..

How can anyone argue against the above advice?

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is celebrated on May 21. This is the perfect time for the availability of all our favorite fresh fruits and vegetables. We believe including fresh fruits and veggies in the diet is necessary for a healthy life. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is dedicated to a cause. The increase in obesity and lifestyle diseases among American people is a major concern nowadays. This is a day to remind us of the importance of fresh food, which helps us lead a healthy life.

Ever wondered who started the cultivation and farming of vegetables and fruits? We only have a vague idea about the start of cultivation. We know we used to forage for nuts and fruits as far back as 1,00,000 years ago. During that time, our ancestors observed that the seeds they threw away created new plants.

The understanding that we could manipulate plant growth was perhaps one of the greatest discoveries of the ancient world. Most scientists agree that proper cultivation started only around 30,000 years ago. Initially, farming was a concept associated with grains and cereals. However, the practice soon expanded to include fruits and vegetables as well. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of necessary vitamins and minerals.

There are records of Romans using greenhouses to cultivate vegetables and fruits. The vegetables and fruits available nowadays are different from their ancient counterparts. Selective breeding for nutrition and edible quantity changed the shape, color, and even the taste for the better. But today, the trend has changed as we all opt for fast food.

This decision contributes to the obesity crisis and the formation of deadly lifestyle diseases. The growing number of people affected by unhealthy eating caused the Dole Food Company to take action. They created this holiday to educate the world about healthy eating and spread awareness about conditions such as obesity.

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Our other choice was.

WORLD MEDITATION DAY.. 

We celebrate World Meditation Day on May 21 every year. The holiday seeks to create awareness about meditation and its benefits, especially in our busy world of constant movement. Meditation itself is a practice that has been traced to ancient times, as far back as 3000 B.C., when it was referenced in ancient Indian texts. It also has roots in third-century China. The practice includes using techniques such as mindfulness or focusing on an object, thought, or activity to achieve an emotionally calm and stable state. Today, meditation has transcended past stereotypes and entered mainstream culture in the West.

The practice of meditation traces its roots to around 3000 B.C. However, some scholars proffer that meditation may be as old as humanity itself, stating that even the Neanderthals might have had meditative capacities. Derived from the Latin word ‘meditatum,’ meditation refers to a technique or set of techniques that individuals use to attain a heightened sense of awareness and focus on reaching a calm and stable state, mentally and emotionally.

Meditation can be firmly traced back to 1500 B.C. India, where old records reference the practice of ‘jhana’ or ‘dhyana,’ or training of the mind. These records are said to originate from the Hindu tradition of ‘Vedantism.’ Meditation also has roots in ancient China, as far back as the third and sixth centuries, with the writings of Laozi, an ancient Chinese philosopher. He used several terms similar to the meditation techniques used in later centuries in his works. Some of these terms include ‘Shou Zhong,’ meaning “guarding the middle” and ‘Bao Yi,’ which translates to “embracing the one.” Despite these connections to China and India, it is difficult to trace the exact origin of meditation because it is practiced in multiple cultures and religions like Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. These have all influenced what meditation is today.

Meditation didn’t creep into Western culture until the 20th century. In the 1960s, Harvard Medical School professor, Herbert Benson, began to study the scientific aspect of meditation, finding that people who meditated used 17% less oxygen than others. In the 1990s, meditation began to be viewed as trendy in the United States, especially with celebrities joining the trend. Now, about 9.3 million adults in the U.S. use meditation annually.

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Cap and Patti