Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#2 Son needs a window decal that says...



"Please don't rear-end me while reading my bumper stickers!"



Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.



Today is:

Armilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Mars)

Bettara-Ichi -- Ebisu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan (Pickle Market Fair, enjoy the pickled radishes, a specialty; through tomorrow)

Circleville Pumpkin Show -- Circleville, OH, US (celebrating with over 100,000lbs of pumpkins, squash, and gourds; through Saturday)

Constitution Day -- Niue

Day of National Concern About Young People and Gun Violence -- US (students around the nation are asked to sign the Pledge Against Gun Violence

Dita e Lumturimit te Nene Terezes -- Albania (Mother Teresa Day)

East Texas Yamboree -- Gilmer, TX, US (yam it up with the family at the carnival, watch them crown the Yamboree Queen, enjoy the livestock show, and more; through Saturday)

Evaluate Your Life Day -- a day to make sure your life is heading where you want, and course correct if it isn't; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays 

Frankfurt Book Fair -- Frankfurt, Germany (world's largest international book fair; through Sunday)

Greasy Spoon Day -- internet generated, a day to go revel in the love of your favorite greasy spoon diner

Hagfish Day -- a day to celebrate the uniqueness and necessity of even the ugliest of sea creatures, like the hagfish

National Seafood Bisque Day

National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Samora Machel Day -- Mozambique

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. Frideswide's Day (Patron of Oxford and the University of Oxford)

St. Rene Goupil's Day (Patron of anesthetists, anesthesiologists)

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival -- Tacoma, WA, US (for those who want to get the shopping done early, you show offs; through Sunday)

Yabusame Festival -- Koyama, Japan (horseback archery, samurai costumes and dragons, oh, my!)


Birthdays Today:

Jason Reitman, 1977
Ty Pennington, 1965
Evander Holyfield, 1962
Jeannie C. Riley, 1945
John Lithgow, 1945
Patricia Ireland, 1945
Simon Ward, 1941
Michael Gambon, 1940
Peter Max, 1937
Robert Reed, 1932
John Le Carre, 1931
Jack Anderson, 1922
Auguste Lumiere, 1862
Annie S. Peck, 1850
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, 1748
Thomas Browne, 1605 (O.S. date)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Rothschilds"(Musical), 1970
"The Miracle Worker"(Play), 1959
"I Remember Mama"(Play), 1944
"Pomp and Circumstance Marches"(Elgar Op. 39), 1901
"Tannhauser und der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg/Tannhauser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg"(Wagner opera), 1845



Today in History:

Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus and his Roman legions defeat Hannibal Barca and the invading Carthagian army, BC202
King Gauseric and his Vandals take the city of Carthage, 439
The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Treaty of Thorn, 1466
Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology, 1512
The first general court is held in Boston, 1630
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2PM, end of the US Revolutionary War, 1781
Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow, 1812
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree, 1849
The first 4 blacks are elected to the US House of Representatives, 1870
The USPS first used an automobile to collect and deliver mail, 1914
Streptomycin, the first antibiotic which could treat tuberculosis, is isolated at Rutgers University, 1943
Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points, 1987
Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II, 2003
Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity, 2005
Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb, 2005
Naheed Nenshi becomes the first Muslim in Canada to be elected mayor, in Calgary, 2010

15 comments:

  1. Great picture! Made me smile.

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  2. Oh I love this.
    He's his one real true self <3

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  3. That's quite a collection!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/10/trees-in-new-mexico.html

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  4. That's a lot of bumper stickers. I always try to read them too. Some are very clever.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  5. Many a true word was said in jest.

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  6. Such and encouraging message collection...not so much.

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  7. I am speechless...laughing too hard! Have a super day!

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  8. Perfect and perfectly possible.

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  9. That is too funny, I bet you could find one online somewhere :)

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  10. That's a lot of advertisements and the bumper sticker you suggest would definitely be necessary.

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  11. Now there's a car that everyone will stop and look at!
    I noted "The USPS first used an automobile to collect and deliver mail, 1914". As a great sender of postcards that interested me! (If you let me have your address some time I'd love to send you one! cjohnedwards@gmail.com)

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  12. That reminds me of my first car... seems like a hundred years ago now.

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  13. Very true!! I think I can make out a Slayer decal. Drive safe son #2.

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  14. There is a car just like that around here, though has chosen all politico! Thankfully not for Mr. T! Nice shot!

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