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National Adopt-A-Cat Month

“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”           – Terry Pratchett

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”    – James Herriott

“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.”     – Kristin Cast

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”   – Immanuel Kant

National Fishing Week – First week of June

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”     – Steven Wright

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” 

                  – Doug Larson

“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish and then it’s disgusting.” 

                        – Dave Barry

“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: pick out the best parts.” 

        – Charles Waterman

“Some go to church and think about fishing; others go fishing and think about God.”                 – Tony Blake

First U.S. Spacewalk by 

Ed White June 3, 1965

“I’m coming back in…and it’s the saddest moment of my life.” – Ed White during Gemini spacewalk

“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation.” 

  – John Young, astronaut

“When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the moon, I cried.” 

                – Alan Shepard, 

             Apollo 14 mission

Donut Day – June 4

“I hate when I think I’m buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they’re just regular donuts.”       –

“Abs are great, but have you tried donuts?” 

    – my

World Environment Day – June 6

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”  – Mother Teresa

“The world is what we all have in common.” 

               – Wendell Berry

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”             – Thomas Fuller

“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”

                   – John Paul II

The baseball was invented – June 12, 1839

“Baseball is ninety-percent mental. The other half is physical.”       – Yogi Berra

“Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.”

              – Mickey Mantle

“A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.”

       – Robert Earl Wilson

National Flag Day 

 June 14

“We take the stars from heaven, the red from our Mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.”

      – George Washington

 “We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.” 

             – Calvin Coolidge

Juneteenth – June 19

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” 

           – Fredrick Douglass

 “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” 

           – Abraham Lincoln

“We’re in denial of the African holocaust. Most times, people don’t want to talk about it. One is often restless or termed a racist just for having compassion for the African experience, for speaking truth to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trades, for speaking truth to the significant omission of our history. We don’t want to sit down and listen to these things, or to discuss them. But we have to.” – Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X

“Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.”

               – Maya Angelou

Father’s Day – June 20

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”                  – Tim Russert

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”                

                  – Steve Martin

“A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.”  

                      –  Unknown  

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”  

                 – Billy Graham

Summer begins – June 21

 “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

                       – Sam Keen

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.”

                    – Sam Cooke

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