Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fun All Around

The dog parade came to share our Christmas yesterday.

Christmas was a grand celebration, everyone in the family was there.  Gifts of all kinds and sorts were exchanged, from the fun and silly, like the pin i now own


Tinkerbell is fun, and i'd love to sprinkle some pixie dust sometimes!

to the practical, like umbrellas and new shirts, to the unneeded but much enjoyed iTumes gift cards.

Also, we had four dogs.  Sadie lives at Grandma and Grandpa's house, and Uncle J brought his 3, and so everywhere we turned, there were dogs.


Dogs in the kitchen, wondering when the fun starts.

Dogs in the dining room, waiting for a treat.

They enjoyed the day as much as we did, especially Sadie.  She loves to see her "cousins," always trying to keep up with them.

Being an only dog can get lonely, it's nice to have a friend to let your tongue hang out with!

Today we have #2 Son's wedding, where Fiancée Becky will become DIL Becky.  Everyone who was at the Christmas celebration will be there, with the exception of the dogs.  This morning, i'm running to a store to buy #1 Son a nice pair of pants to wear, since he's the best man.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, is there?  He only asked me yesterday if i could get them!

It's going to be a great day.



Today is:

Awful Tie Day -- internet generated, go to the office and compare who got the worst tie as a gift

Blessing of the Wine -- Greiveldange, Luxembourg (winemakers parade to the church to have a barrel of wine blessed)

Boxing Day -- day on which boxes of goodies are given to the less fortunate or public servants, and sometimes servants and masters traded places for the day

Coffee Percolator Day -- patented by James Mason on this day in 1865

Day of Goodwill -- Namibia; South Africa

Day of Our Theotokos /  Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God -- Byzantine/Eastern Orthodox Christian

Family Day -- Namibia; Vanuatu

Holiday Magic Days -- Mystic Seaport, CT, US (reduced admission to fun, entertainment, crafts, and the lore of the sea; through Jan. 1)

Independence and Unity Day -- Slovenia(1990)

J'Ouvert -- Saint Kitts and Nevis (carneval-style street party for Boxing Day)

Junkanoo (Junkanoo Jonkanoo, Jankunu, John Canoe or Johnkankus) -- Carribean Islands, also on New Years Day (A special music and dance, mime and symbol that is an early traditional dance form of African descent.)

Kwanzaa, Day 1, Umoja (Unity)

Mauro Hamza Day -- Houston, TX, US (United States Fencing Association Foil Director)

Mummer's Day -- Padstow, Cornwall

National Candy Cane Day

National Thank-you Note Day

National Whiner's Day™ -- a day to encourage people to be happy with what they have; the previous year's worst whiners are announced (you don't want to be one!) http://www.nationalhuggingday.com/national_whiners_day_tm_-_december_26th

Proclamation Day -- South Australia (day South Australia was established as a Province in 1836 by royal Proclamation

Recyclable Packaging Day -- started by someone who wants to remind us to gather up the reusable bags, boxes, etc., left from the holiday, and recycle the rest

Second Day of Christmas

Sports Days -- Falkland Islands (through the 28th, with the Boxing Day race at Stanley being the most famous part of the celebration)

St. James the Just's Day -- Orthodox Christian

St. Stephen's Day (Patron of casket makers, deacons, horses, masons, stone masons; Patron of over 80 cities throughout Italy; Kessel, Germany; Metz, France; Owensboro, KY; Toulouse, France; against headaches)
     Public Holiday in Alsace, France; Andorra; Austria; Catalonia; Croatia; Czech Republic; Germany; Holy See; Hong Kong; Ireland; Italy; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Poland; San Marino; Slovakia; Spain (regional); Switzerland (regional)
     Celebrated as Father's Day -- Bulgaria
     Day of the Wren -- Ireland; Isle of Mann (costumed mayhem)

Tehuantepec Festivities -- Oaxaca, Mexico

Thanksgiving Day -- Solomon Islands

Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) - Zoroastrian


Anniversary Today:

Rodney Dangerfield weds Joan Child, 1993
Establishment of Shenandoah National Park, VA, US, 1935


Birthdays Today:

Chris Daughtry, 1979
Jared Leto, 1971
Lars Ulrich, 1963
David Sedaris, 1956
Ozzie Smith, 1954
Carlton Fisk, 1947
John Walsh, 1945
Phil Spector, 1940
Alan King, 1927
Steve Allen, 1921
Richard Widmark, 1914
Mao Tse-tung, 1893
Henry Miller, 1891
Charles Babbage, 1791
Laurent Clerc, 1785
Juan Lovera, 1778
Thomas Nelson, 1738
Thomas Gray, 1716


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Do re mi"(Musical), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1944
"Of Thee I Sing"(Musical), 1931
Judy Garland, as Baby Frances, makes her stage debut at age 2 1/2, singing Jingle Bells on the vaudeville stage, 1924
"Tragic Overture"(Brahms' Op. 81), 1880

Today in History:

Columbus founds the first Spanish settlement in the New World by leaving behind 36 men in what is now Haiti, 1492
The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins, 1792
A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable, 1811
The Erie Canal opens, 1825
Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years, 1871
King Mwanga of Uganda signs a contract with the East Africa Company, 1890
Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium, 1898
FM radio is patented, 1933
Time Magazine's Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer, 1982
The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the USSR, 1991
A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people, 2004
Brazil overtakes the United Kingdom as the world's sixth largest economy, 2011

7 comments:

  1. A great day for man and beast!

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  2. Awww, how adorable. I love dogs very much. We sure miss our Little Bit and yesterday was the first Christmas without her for many years.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Today will be fun too. Enjoy.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. Love the line: It's great having a friend to let your tongue hang out with. Merry Christmas.

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  4. May #2 and new DIL have a long and happy marriage and I hope the day is/has been truly wonderful for you all.

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  5. I can't wait to hear tales from the wedding. May God bless the marriage

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  6. Have fun and let your tongues hang out!!! LOL
    Love that.
    Congratulations and I hope the wedding goes smoothly and best wishes for a wonderful life to the couple.

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  7. i'm grateful my 4 big dogs typically don't get underfoot - unless it is storming, which has been a lot the past couple of days. glad the wedding went well!

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