Thursday, August 5, 2010

Growing Up So Fast

It seems that only yesterday he was a baby.

In reality, yesterday we went to the bank and did all the "paperwork" (it's all on computer now, but I don't know how else to describe it) to get myself and Sweetie off of #1 Son's bank account. He also now has his own checking account, savings account, and debit card.

I remember when he was still swallowing coins. The first time he was 13 months and got hold of a penny. I called the pediatrician in a panic, and he said, "Don't worry. He'll swallow five bucks worth of coins by the time he is 5 years old. And all of it will come out in the end."

Yes, he meant it that way. (Insert eye roll here.)

Today is:

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh -- Sikhism

Carnival -- Bogota, Colombia; through tomorrow

Crop Day

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day

Grotto Day

International Beer Day

National Failures Day

National Mustard Day

National Blackmail Day

National Underwear Day

National Waffle Day

Oyster Day

(Does this mean that failures should lie around in their underwear, drink beer, and eat waffles, mustard, and oysters, thinking of whom to blackmail?)

Pixie of the Year Competition -- Fairy Calendar

St. Afra's Day

St. James' Day

St. Oswald's Day

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders -- Croatia

Work Like a Dog Day

Birthdays Today:

Maureen McCormick, 1956
Loni Anderson, 1946
Neil Armstrong, 1930
John Huston, 1906
Joseph Merrick, 1862
Guy de Maupassant, 1850

Today in History

The last outpost of Bar Kockba, Betar, falls to Rome, 135
King Edward and Earl Aetherlred, leading the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, defeat the last major Viking army to raid England at the Battle of Tettenhall, 910
Anti-Jewish riots in Arnstadt, Germany, 1264
Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, 1583
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America, 1620
New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true, 1735
US Army abolishes flogging, 1861
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, 1884
Debut of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", by Harold Gray, 1924
Debut of the comic strip "Andy Capp", by Smythe, 1957
The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty, 1963

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