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"Mom, I can't find any allergy medicine!" Bigger Girl informed me almost as soon as i got back from my trip.
Really? We are out already? i asked.
"Yes, and I really needed some while you were gone. It was an allergy emergency, and all I could find was 27 bottles of ibuprofen and no allergy medicine! I mean, I know I hurt during my time of the month, but that was ridiculous!" she laughed.
She also slapped her forehead when i walked right over to the first aid cabinet and grabbed a whole box of allergy medicine.
Her "medical emergency" reminded me of a joke.
Dr. Boudreaux used to come home very tired when he had a full day of seeing patients and doing surgeries. He would flop down on the couch and turn on the TV and hope the phone wouldn't ring.
One night, as he flopped down, the phone did ring. He picked it up and answered, "Dis be Dr. Boudreaux, and dis better be a big emergency!"
The voice on the other end was that of his colleague, Dr. Gauthier, who said, "Mais, it be an emergency! We need us a fourth for poker!"
"I be right dere!" Dr. Boudreaux whispered.
"Oh, chere, don' tell me you gots to go out? It's a emergency?" Clothile axed in a worried voice.
"It be a big emergency!" Dr. Boudreaux exclaim. "Dey's already got t'ree doctors there!"
Abolition Day -- Mayotte
Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)
Babe Ruth Day -- anniversary of the day dedicated to him in 1947 by every ball field in the US and Japan
Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)
Freedom Day -- South Africa
Furze-Hopping Event -- Fairy Calendar
Helena Railroad Fair -- Helena, MT, US (largest railroad hobby event in the area)
Independence Day -- Sierra Leone(1961); Togo(1960)
King's Birthday / Koninginnedag -- Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Curacao, Netherlands, and Sint Maartin); Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba
Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows. This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)
Matanzas Mule Day -- remembering the only casualty of one of the first naval actions of the Spanish-American War, a mule in the village of Matanzas, Cuba
Morse Code Day -- birth anniversary of Samuel Morse
Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International)
Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival -- Nagasaki, Japan (sailing festival, commemorating the 16th century opening of Nagasaki as Japan's sole foreign trade port; through May 1)
National Prime Rib Day
National War Veterans Day -- Finland
Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family
Resistance Day/Day of the Uprising Against the Occupying Forces -- Slovenia
Sechselauten -- Zurich, Switzerland (Six Ringing Festival, traditional driving out of winter through the symbolic destruction of the Boog - Old Man Winter - in the form of a snowman; through tomorrow)
St. Zita of Lucca's Day (Patron of butlers, domestic servants, homemakers, housemaids, lost keys, maids, manservants, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, servants, servers, single laywomen, waiters/waitpersons/waitresses; against losing keys)
Tell a Story Day -- US (no history of origin, although celebrated in many libraries)
The Ennead Sail Through the Land -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Togyu Taikai -- Tokunoshima Island, Japan (bull sumo, in which bulls push each other out of the ring)
Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan
World Graphic Design Day
World Tapir Day http://www.tapirday.org/
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery
Write An Old Friend Today Day -- a real letter, in the mail, remember how exciting it is to get those?
Yom HaShoah -- Judaism (Holocaust Remembrance Day; begins at sunset)
Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach, 1981
Cornell University is established as New York's land grant institution, 1865
Patrick Stump, 1984
Sheena Easton, 1959
Ace Frehley, 1951
Cuba Gooding, Sr., 1944
Earl Anthony, 1938
Sandy Dennis, 1937
Anouk Aimee, 1932
Casey Kasem, 1932
Coretta Scott King, 1927
Jack Klugman, 1922
Walter Lantz, 1900
Sergei Prokofiev, 1891
Jessie Redmon Fauset, 1882
Ulysses S. Grant, 1822
Samuel Morse, 1791
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759
Edward Gibbon, 1737
Suleiman the Magnificent, 1495
"Chips with Everything"(Play), 1962
"Le roi de Lahore/The king of Lahore"(Opera), 1877
"Roméo et Juliette"(Opera), 1867
"L'africaine/The African Woman"(Meyerbeer Opera), 1865
Today in History:
Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu, 1521
Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar, 1539
Cebu is established as the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, 1565
The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10, 1667
The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, 1773
Beethoven composes Für Elise, 1810
US troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York (present day Toronto, Canada), 1813
The Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid, 1840
The establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria is prohibited, 1857
The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons, 1865
In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races, 1950
Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship, 1960
Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, 1961
Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada, 1967
Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse, 1981
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed, 1992
Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history, 1992
Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, 1992
The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote is held, 1994
The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10 is received, 2002
The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France, 2005
Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City, 2006
Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia, 2007
The wives and children of former Osama bin Laden are deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, 2012
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