Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mom, Remember That One In 20 Years!

Our church Pilates class is made up of two mom and daughter pairs, and a couple of other ladies who come when they can.

Bigger Girl and i are one pair, and Tori, with her mom Gerry, are the other.

When Tine, the teacher, said at one point, "Scooch your bottoms to one edge of the mat," Tori added, "Those of us who have bottoms!"

She is, of course, only 18 and skinny as can be. Her mom is a woman of size.

We all laughed, Gerry most of all, and i told Gerry to remember that one for 20 years from now.

These kids set themselves up and don't even know it. They make it too easy.

Today is:

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri -- Odawara, Japan (ritual giving thanks for fire and water)

Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)

Constitution Day -- Spain

Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)

Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)

Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas

Independence Day -- Finland

Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945

Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada

National Gazpacho Day

National Miner's Day -- US

National Pawnbrokers' Day

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan

St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of bakers, barrel makers, bootblacks, brides, brewers, children, dockworkers, fishermen, Greece, pawnbrokers, perfumers, Russia, Sicily, spinsters, thieves, travelers)

Birthdays Today:

Andrew J. Howard, 1969
Andrew Cuomo, 1957
Peter Buck, 1956
Randy Rhoads, 1956
Steven Wright, 1955
Tom Hulce, 1953
David Ossman, 1936
Wally Cox, 1924
Dave Brubeck, 1920
Agnes Moorehead, 1906
Ira Gershwim, 1896
Lynn Fontanne, 1887
Joyce Kilmer, 1886
William S. Hard, 1870
John Singleton Mosby, 1833

Today in History:

The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240
Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424
The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865
The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876
London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922
U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933
The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006


  1. Is that anything like when I mentioned to my parents about 40's being old? And I am now... 40+? Ahem.

    Yep, it will catch up... ;)


  2. Thanks for stopping by, Cat. It catches up to all of us.