ON THIS DAY: April 24, 2018

April 24th is

Library of Congress Day *

World Meningitis Day

International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day *

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ON THIS DAY: April 23, 2018

April 23rd is

UN English Language Day *

Lost Dog Awareness Day *

National Movie Theater Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day *

World Copyright Day *

Impossible Astronaut Day (Dr. Who) *

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TCS: Lend Me Your EARS – Part Two – Hearing Shakespeare

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings.
This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a
hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.

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That book in many’s eyes doth share the glory,
That in gold clasps locks in the golden story;
So shall you share all that he doth possess,
By having him, making yourself no less.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet – Act I, scene 3

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ON THIS DAY: April 22, 2018

April 22nd is

Earth Day *

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day *

Girl Scout Leaders Day

Jelly Bean Day

‘In God We Trust’ Day *

NASA’s Earth Day Global Selfie *

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ON THIS DAY: April 21, 2018

April 21st is

Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

Kindergarten Day *

Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

National Yellow Bat Day *

John Muir Day *

World Creativity and Innovation Day *

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ON THIS DAY: April 20, 2018

April 20th is

UN Chinese Language Day *

International Cli-Fi Day *

Cheddar Fries Day

Pot Smokers (420) Day

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

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Word Cloud: LOVE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD

This will be short and I hope sweet. I’m pressed for time because my husband and I are about to leave on our Never-Ending Honeymoon, Part 35. When we got married, we were only able to have a one-night honeymoon, so every year since, we’ve run off for a few days to celebrate our anniversary.

So before we depart, I leave you this bouquet of Love poems.

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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

by Thomas Moore

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Live fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose!

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