Sunday, December 13, 2015

Silly Sunday: History Misinformation

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"Nobody talk to me, I have my history mid-term and I'm studying and I don't want to get confused," Little Girl said as she plopped down at the kitchen table with a pile of books and a determined look on her face.

That reminds me of Boudreaux, who could not only be confused but could cause confusion to reign whenever he tried to help Tee with homework.

Dere be dis one day when Tee done got home he give Boudreaux a look an say, "Pere, de teacher done laugh at me today, an' she say she don' want you to be helpin' me wit' my homework no more!"

"Mais, what be de problem dis time?" Boudreaux ax.

"Well, you know you be helpin' me wit' studyin' how de 'Merican people done move west, right?"

"Oui," say Boudreaux, "dat be what I he'p you wit' las' night."

"De teacher done ax me a question today, an' it be about somet'in' you done tol' me, an' when she quit laughin', she done tol' me for to tell you not to he'p me no more.  She say you done got de idea about right, but de people who done got caught in de snow in winter in de mountain wit' no food ain't called de Dinner Party!"






Today is:

Acadian Remembrance Day -- Acadians of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Count the La's in "Deck the Halls" Day -- just so you can say you know

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood; date approximate)

Fiesta de Santo Tomas -- Chichicastenango, Guatemala (week long festival celebrating the town's Patron Saint that includes the Palo Volador dance, where men hang by ropes from 30 meter poles, spinning and swinging)

Ice Cream and Violins Day -- another of those silly made up holidays that no one can trace, but would be fun to celebrate.  Get yourself a bowl of buttered pecan or rum raisin -- if you are going to celebrate, do it in style -- and put in a Mozart or Bach CD, and enjoy!

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Giljagaur -- Gully Oaf, who tries to sneak in the cowshed and skim the cream from the pails of milk

Ides of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observance
     Festival for Tellus -- a/k/a Tellura or Tellus Mater, the personification of the earth's productive powers

Jum ir-Repubblika -- Malta (Republic Day)

National Day -- Santa Lucia

New Calendar Day -- time to get the 2014 model, unless you contribute to so many charities you are already flooded with them

Peace Day -- Korea (the fighting stopped in 1953, but the Koreas didn't sign a formal nonaggression pact until this day in 1991)

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day -- Wellcat Holidays reminds us that pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot, and befriending them is a good way to remind yourself that tomorrow is never guaranteed

Runic Half-month Jara commences (fruition)

St. Herman of Alaska (Orthodox Church Patron of the Americas)

St. Jodocus' Day (Patron of boatmen, harvests, mariners, sailors, watermen; against fever, fire, storms, and shipwrecks)

Saint Lucy's Day (Patron of authors, blind people, cutlers, glaziers, laborers, martyrs, peasants, saddlers, salesmen, sore eyes/eye problems, sore throats, stained glass workers; Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Belgium; Conzano, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; Perugia, Italy; Santa Lucia di Piave, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily, Italy; Villa Santa Lucia, Latium, Italy; against blindness, dysentery, epidemics, eye diseases, hemorraghes)
     Feast of the Light-bringer -- honoring Juno Lucina (Roman goddess of light) and Lucia (Old Swedish goddess of light), all now merged with St. Lucy
     Little Yule a/k/a Luciadagen or Santa Lucia (Festival of Lights in many parts of Scandinavia, honoring St. Lucia.)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian
     Lighting the Candle of Joy

World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music

Unreturned Library Book Sale -- Fairy Calendar (Imps)


Birthdays Today:

Taylor Swift, 1989
Amy Lee, 1981
Tom DeLonge, 1975
Christie Clark, 1973
Jamie Foxx, 1967
Steve Buscemi, 1958
Wendie Malick, 1950
Ted Nugent, 1949
John Davidson, 1941
Aga Khan IV, 1936
Christopher Plummer, 1929
Dick Van Dyke, 1925
Archie Moore, 1913
Kenneth Patchen, 1911
Mary Todd Lincoln, 1818
Heinrich Heine, 1797


Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar(USD coin), 1978
"Alice's Restaurant"(Song and Album), 1969
"An American In Paris"(Gershwin Symphony), 1928


Today in History:

The Council of Trent opens, 1545
Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to circumnavigate the globe, 1577
Emperor Ferdinanad II delegates the first Anti-Reformation decree, 1621
The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes 3 militias which are today seen as the founding of the United States National Guard, 1636
Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European to land in New Zealand, 1642
Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is chartered, 1769
Italo Marcioni patents an ice cream cone, 1903
The Relay 1 communication satellite is launched, 1962
Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17, 1972
The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004, 2002
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured, 2003
The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct, 2006
Scientists in northeast Madagascar confirm a new species of lemur has been found, 2010
An unpublished early work by Hans Christian Anderson is found at the bottom of a filing box at the National Archives of Funen, 2012

10 comments:

  1. That was a good one, warm greetings and happy holidays!

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  2. I believe Presidential Candidate Ron Burgundy is being recruited to run on the Dinner Party ticket.

    I don't' know if he has the appetite for that.

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  3. LOL another good one heheh!

    Have a tanfasticated Silly Sunday :-)

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  4. Bwahahahahahahaha. Oh I look forward to your jokes every Sunday.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

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  5. Maybe they should have called the Donners the "Dinner Party." Ha!.

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  6. But they were the Dinner Party for the wolves

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  7. LOL. well.. but... ha.
    I love how you write these.

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  8. Donner... it's whats for dinner ;)

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