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There was a newspaper story recently about a couple who had been married over 50 years. They were asked, of course, for tips on a happy marriage.
The husband and wife explained that when they first got married, each found out the other had a particular much hated food. She despised liver in any way, shape, or form, and he couldn't stand spinach, no matter how it was cooked.
After their first argument, he threatened to go buy liver and cook it just to make her mad, and she threatened to do the same with some spinach. Then they laughed, and calmed down, and decided that as long as they never really got mad enough at each other to do that, things were going to be just fine.
They never did go buy each other's despised food out of spite, and so they stayed together!
This reminds me of a joke.
When Boudreaux and Clothile firs' get married, Clothile she don' know how to cook. She be terrible! But Boudreaux he love her anyway, and he tell her, "Mais, don' worry, you gone get better!"
So Clothile, she practice, an' she try. She buy one o' dem fancy cookery books, and she look in dere. An' one day, lookin' for summat new, she see "Liver and Onions."
Okay, she t'ink, I's goin' try dat! So she cook de liver an' onions.
When Boudreaux come in, he don' say much, but he tell her, "T'anks so much fo' workin' so hard on dinner!"
"Do you like it?" she ax.
"Oh, I love dem onions!" Boudreaux say, tryin' to be diplomat like.
So Clothile t'ink, he like dat! I'll cook dat more.
After dat, about once a month, Clothile, she cook de liver an' onions. An Boudreaux, he don' like it much, but he smile an' eat it, an' say he like de onions.
One day, when he come in again an' dere be de liver an' onions, he say, "Clothile, you jes' love liver an' onions, don' you?"
"Mais," she answer, "no, I don' like dem much. I be cookin' dem because you like it!"
"No," Boudreaux say, "I hate liver! I be t'inkin' you like it!"
"But you say you like it de firs' time!" Clothile exclaim.
"No, cher, I done say I like de onions! I never say nuttin' about de liver!"
Well, dey both laugh, and laugh, and now dat dey be older, wit' enough money to go out to eat sometime, it's de joke dey tell each other.
"Let's go out! Maybe we find someplace dats got liver an' onions!"
All Souls' Day -- Christian (celebrations in Ecuador are among the most colorful; 2nd of the Dias de los Muertos in Mexico) related observances:
Dead Relatives' Day -- Sicily
Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal
Aztec Day of the Dead -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)
Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel
Cookie Monster's Birthday -- go have a cookie to celebrate! (but only after your dinner, as Cookie Monster now points out; boy, things have changed)
Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian
Daylight Saving Time ends -- Bermuda; Canada (most areas); Cuba; Greenland (some areas); Haiti; Mexico (Baja area); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas)
Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day for families to gather with the spirits of their ancestors at the graveyard to celebrate the continuity of life)
Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Indian Arrival Day / Arrival of Indentured Laborers' Day -- Mauritius
International Day to End Impunity -- International (calling for the ending impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers)
Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan
Look for Circles Day -- internet generated, and we run in circles looking for who created it and why!
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run -- England (a race composed of only pre-1905 vehicles)
National Deviled Egg Day
National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained catching up on your ZZZZ's
National Traffic Directors Day -- meaning radio and TV traffic directors, who always schedule your favorite shows when you just can't watch, and put more and more commercials in when they can; on the anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast in Pittsburgh in 1922, sponsored by the Traffic Directors Guild of America
New York City Marathon -- NY, NY, US
Ohara Festival -- Kagoshima, Japan (one of Japan's largest autumn festivals, with 22,000+ dancers in the parade; through tomorrow)
Potting-Shed Investitures -- Fairy Calendar (Garden Fairies)
Plan Your Epitaph Day -- sponsored by Dead or Alive of Arcata, CA, because a forgettable epitaph is almost a fate worse than death, so make plans to do yours right!
Practice Being Psychic Day -- but you already knew that, didn't you?
Refuse to Capitalize the First Letters in Your Name Day -- k.d.lang's birth anniversary
Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK
St Eustachius' Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters and hunting, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)
Unique 14th Annual 150 Hands-On Mystery Object Event -- Logic Puzzle Museum, Burlington, WI, US (come join the fun and use your brain puzzling out what these mystery objects, many of them antique, are or used to do; through Nov. 22)
Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being
North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889
South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889
k.d. lang, 1961
Shere Hite, 1942
Stephanie Powers, 1942
Pat Buchanan, 1938
Ray Walston, 1914
Burt Lancaster, 1913
Paul Ford, 1901
Warren G. Harding, 1865
James K. Polk, 1795
Marie Antionette, 1755
Daniel Boone, 1734
The Spruce Goose makes its first (only) flight, 1947
KDKA Radio Pittsburgh, PA, US makes the first scheduled radio broadcast, of election results, 1920
Today in History:
The Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut colonies combine forces and attach the Great Swamp Fort of the Narragansetts during King Philip's War, 1675
The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787
The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824
New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868
Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898
The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1903
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities", 1917
Charlotte Woodward, who attended the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, becomes the only one of the women who attended to live long enough to cast a vote in a national election, 1920
Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936
In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960
The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988
The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed, 2000
China makes its first orbital docking as its unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docks with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module, 2011
The New York Marathon is cancelled due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy, 2012
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