Today is Bigger Girl's 17th birthday.
It is also picture day at her school, and she is angry that she has to have her picture taken. She asked Mrs. L if she could get out of it for religious reasons. I asked her what kind of religious reasons she could possibly have and she claims that, like many natives of long ago, she is afraid to have pictures taken because the camera might steal her soul.
Of course, Mrs. L didn't buy that, either.
#2 Son is being his usual self. He began the morning with the announcement that he would do us all a favor and change his pants.
The sad of today is that Kiseki died last night. Forrest is now sneezing and refusing to eat, so I am force feeding her. The other 3 have a bad case of the runs, but at least they are still eating.
Every day an adventure, as long as you have kids and cats.
Independence Day, Bangladesh
Legal Assistants Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
National Nougat Day
Prince Kuhio Day, Hawai'i
Spinach Festival Day
St. Braulio's Day (patron of Aragon, Spain)
Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636
Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
Kenny Chesney, 1968
Marcus Allen, 1960
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874
Today in History:
William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
3 hours ago