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It's happening again -- i get up to go into another room and forget what i went in there to do or get. Sometimes i go to the store and get everything except the one main thing i went to get.
Boudreaux be done havin' de same trouble. He done tol' Thibodeaux, "Some time I t'ink I could put my brains in Clothile's thimble an' have room lef' over for my thumb!"
"Mais, what be de pro'lem?" Thibodeaux ax.
"Sacre! I be forgettin' everyt'in', dat be de pro'lem! Dis mornin' I gone to de store an' din't remember de half what I need!"
"Make you a list!" say Thibodeaux.
"Dat's de trouble! I did make de list, an' den I forgot it!"
Baptism of the Lord Jesus -- Christian
Blessing of the Sea -- Margate, UK (ceremony with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateria and Great Britain)
Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)
Meitlisonntag -- Meisterschwanden and Fahrwangen, Switzerland (procession and festival celebrating the role of women in the victory of a battle in 1712)
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)
St. Peter Orseolo's Day
Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it
The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar
Traditional Day of Offering -- Bhutan (first day of 12th month of Tibetan calendar)
Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)
Where's The Beef? Day -- the slogan premiered this day in 1984
Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840
Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836
"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
Today in History:
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011