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Yesterday, Bigger Girl called me on the phone. "Mom, I'm sorry, I know I'm late, but I came here to the church to pick you up after Sunday school, but no one is here!"
Um, sweetheart, i said, today is Saturday.
You lost a day because Friday was a holiday, i said.
"I'm coming home!" she said in exasperation.
This reminds me of a joke.
Boudreaux an' Clothile din't learn to read until later in life, but when dey did, dey pride demselves on gettin' de big Sunday paper from N'Awlins ever' Sunday. Trosclair, who ran de news stan' in town, would make sure dey got it deliver to dem ever' week, an dey read it all thru' even if it gen'ly took dem mos' of de week.
One Sunday, dey be waitin' for de paper, an de papers from N'Awlins usu'ly get to Trosclair by 9am on de truck, an' he get it out to Boudreaux's house by 10am. By 11, Boudreaux he get mad, an he call Trosclair.
"Trosclair! Mais, what you be up to! Why don' we got our paper!" Boudreaux say.
"Boudreaux, it only be Saturday! You paper will be here tomorrow!" Trosclair say.
"Oh," say Boudreaux. "Dat 'splains why Father Gautreaux din't wan' get up an' say Mass dis mornin'!"
Abbotsford Berry Beat Festival -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada (enjoy berries at the height of the season, as well as music, clowns, games, a "berried" treasure hunt, and more, through tomorrow)
Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama / World Tibet Day -- Tibetan Diaspora, to bring awareness to the cause of restoring freedom to Tibet
Build a Scarecrow Day
Buxton Wells Dressing -- Buxton, Derbyshire, England (preserving the 650+ years of traditional "dressing" wells in foliage to thank the patron saint of that well for blessings, now with parades and carnivals; through the 14th)
Buy Yourself a Toy You Always Wanted As a Child Day -- internet sites that list this suggest you then donate it to a child in need
Day of the Capital -- Kazakhstan
Ducktona 500 Family Festival & Car Show-- Sheboygan Falls, WI, US (lots of fun for everyone, culminating in the annual plastic duck race)
Ettelbruck Rememberance Day -- Ettelbruck, Luxembourg (remebrance of Patton's 3rd Army liberating the area from the Nazis)
Feast of Isaiah the Prophet -- Roman Catholic
Fill an Aquarium Day -- they are fun and entertaining; probably spread around the internet by an aficionado who wants to share the love
Independence Day / National Day -- Comoros (1975)
Independence Day / Republic Day -- Malawi (1964)
International Kissing Day / World Kissing Day -- noted everywhere, but not sponsored; that doesn't matter, kiss someone you love today!
Iriya no Asagao-ichi -- Kishibo-Jin Shrine, Taito Ward, Tokyo (morning glory flower festival, buy one for good luck, through the 8th)
Ivan Kupala Day -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine (through tomorrow; Feast of St. John the Baptist in Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar)
Jan Hus Day -- Czech Republic
King Mindaugas Day / Statehood Day -- Lithuania
Los Sanfermines -- Pamplona, Spain (bull running, through the 14th; don't be bored, be gored! a part of the San Fermin Festival)
Ludi Apollinares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first day of games in honor of Apollo; through the 13th)
Millenial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (through the 14th)
National Fried Chicken Day
Old Albums are Frisbees Day -- if you have nothing to play them on, and they are scratched anyway, why not?
Ra o te Ui Ariki -- Cook Islands (House of Ariki[Tribal Chief])
St Godelieve of Ghistelles's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, healthy throats, in-law problems, throat diseases, victims of abuse, victims of verbal spouse abuse)
St. Maria Goretti's Day (Patron of children, teen girls, martyrs, poor people, rape victims, young people; Albano, Italy; against poverty, the death of parents)
Tabarka Jazz Festival -- Tabarka, Tunisia (perfect weather for music, workshops, seminars, and performances by local and international artists; through the 14th)
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- because your online business depends on keeping him/her happy and well fed; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert (King George V) marries Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (Queen Mary), 1893
Matthew O'Leary, 1987
Gregory Smith, 1983
Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1978
Jennifer Saunders, 1958
Kenny G, 1956
Allyce Beasley, 1954
Grant Goodeve, 1952
Hilary Mantel, 1952
Geoffrey Rush, 1951
George W. Bush, 1946
Sylvester Stallone, 1946
Burt Ward, 1945
Ned Beatty, 1937
Dalai Lama, 1935
Della Reese, 1932
Janet Leigh, 1927
Pat Paulsen, 1927
Merv Griffin, 1927
Bill Haley, 1925
William Schallert, 1922
Nancy Reagan, 1921
Sebastian Cabot, 1918
Laverne Andrews, 1915
Frida Kahlo, 1907
Beatrix Potter, 1866
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1781
John Paul Jones, 1747
A Hard Day's Night(Film), 1964
"Name That Tune"(TV), 1953
Today in History
Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) is crowned King of England, 1189
Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death, 1348
Jan Hus is burned at the stake, 1415
Richard III is crowned King of England, 1483
Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River, 1484
Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII, 1535
Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, 1573
The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States, 1785
In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held, 1854
Lyman Reed Blake receives the first patent for a machine to sew the sole of a shoe on to the upper, 1958
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies; the patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog, 1885
David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights, 1887
Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain, 1892
The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, 1919
The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeats the National League, 4–2, 1933
The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed, 1939
Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942
The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944
Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France, 1986
The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years, 2006
Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday as Nepalese authorities fear they will turn into anti-Chinese demonstrations, 2011
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