Sunday, May 22, 2016

Silly Sunday: We were so poor...

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#2 Son broke his phone (imagine the screen hanging off and chocolate milk in the works, yes, really) and we had to go to some rather interesting lengths to get his contacts back.  It involved me having to bring up his call history on my account so he could see and call each number and find out who it was, and then add the person back.  That's what happens when you set up your iTunes account with a friend's email address that the friend no longer has, and you forget the password.

After we went through this somewhat lengthy process, Sweetie was regaling our now adult children with tales of how much harder things were when he was younger -- no mobile phones, and etc.

Boudreaux be like dat wit' Tee some time.  He done be tellin' Tee how hard it were back when he be a chile, an' Tee say, "Let me guess.  When you was young, you be so poor you an' you frères an' sœurs gots to eat you cereal wit' a fork so you can save de milk to share!"

"Mais, don' you be so sassy!  We din't gots to share de milk, we done had a cow!  No, we had to count de corn flakes, make sure we gots de same amount!"





Today is:

Abolition Day -- Martinique

Bear Waking Day -- Norway (traditionally said to be the day the bears awaken from their hibernation, at least according to many sites)

Buy a Musical Instrument Day -- even just a kazoo, and have some fun making music; maybe if this one spreads around the world and enough of us do it, it will foster some harmony in our lives

Harvey Milk Day -- The Harvey Milk Foundation

Independence Day -- Montenegro

International Day for Biological Diversity -- UN

National Geographic Geography Bee -- National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington, D.C., US (through Wednesday, with the finals aired on Friday on the National Geographic Channel)

National Maritime Day -- US (commemorating the first transoceanic voyage under steam power)

National Sovereignty Day -- Haiti

National Vanilla Pudding Day

Neighbor Day -- Rhode Island, US (a "Day of Special Observance" here, and they encourage everyone, before summer starts, get to know your neighbors so you will have more people with whom to enjoy the season)

St. Julia's Day (Patron of torture victims; Corsica, Portugal; Livorno, Italy)

St. Rita of Cascia's Day/La Abodada de Impossibles (Patron of desperate causes, difficult marriages, forgotten causes, illness, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, sterile people, victims of physical spousal abuse, widows, wounded people; against abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, sterility, wounds, unhappy marriages; Cascia, Italy; Dalayap, Philippines; Igbaras, Philippines)

Toad-Pinching Day -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies)

Toothpaste Tube Day -- the tube was invented on this day in 1892 by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield, who wanted to replace the unhygenic practice of dipping the brush into a jar of dental cream

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

Unity Day / National Day -- Republic of Yemen

World Goth Day -- Get your Goth on around the world!


Birthdays Today:

Apollo Anton Ohno, 1982
Ginnifer Goodwin, 1978
A.J. Langer,1974
Naomi Campbell, 1970
Morrissey, 1959
George Best, 1946
Paul Winfield, 1941
Michael Sarrazin, 1940
Frank Converse, 1938
Richard Benjamin, 1938
Susan Strasberg, 1938
Garry Wills, 1934
Peter Nero, 1934
Charles Aznavour, 1924
Judith Crist, 1922
Sun Ra, 1914
Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Mary Cassatt, 1844
Richard Wagner, 1813


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"(TV), 1967
"Paulus / St. Paul"(Oratorio, Mendelsshon Op. 36), 1836


Today in History:

The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus, BC334
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo, 1176
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, 1377
Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England, 1455
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason, 1807
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time, 1809
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20, 1819
HMS Beagle  departs on its first voyage, 1826
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, 1840
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, 1842
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened, 1897
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine", 1906
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, 1915
The most powerful earthquake ever documented, the Great Chilean Quake, measures 9.5 and strikes southern Chile, 1960
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores, 1968
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man, 1980
Microsoft  releases the Windows 3.0 operating system, 1990
Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show after 30 years, 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations, 1992
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, 2002
Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship, 2012

5 comments:

  1. What a nuisance I often help people out with mobiles and PC's, my advice is always back up back up back up.... with your own account and memorise or write down your own passwords and keep them safe it saves so much time and worry.
    At least in the end you got his contacts back :-)..lol about the chocolate milk

    LOL @ the Boudreaux it's important to have fair share heheh!

    Have a tanfastic Sunday :-)

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  2. Yes on the back up. We tend to forget that though. Glad you got it taken care of.

    Loved the joke. I always look forward to your jokes each Sunday.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

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  3. life is quite difference for these youngsters. :)

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  4. Do you have an unlimited supply of Boudreaux jokes?

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  5. The eyes are the ones that really got to me. It's startling.
    Enjoy the Monday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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