Sunday, July 30, 2017

Silly Sunday: Cleaning Up

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When i got to Grandma and Grandpa's house yesterday, Grandma said, "I want you to clean my house!  My cleaning lady didn't come this past week."

So i grabbed some of her cleaners and set to work.  Uncle P and Ms. Eva, the newlyweds, came over and helped.

After stripping the beds and getting the wash going, Grandma said something about guests, so i asked if we were cleaning for a party.

"Yes," she answered.  "The choir is coming over Monday evening."

That, of course, explained why she was so upset about the cleaning lady not coming.  Her house is clean now, even the inside of her toothbrush holder and the built in soap dishes over the tubs.  Her cleaning lady never gets those.

Clothile done be fussin' at Boudreaux.  Dey be expectin' comp'ny an' she want him to he'p clean.

"Why we don' jes' tell de comp'ny to wear dark clothes an' bring low expectations?" Boudreaux ax.

"Jes' tell de boss you need to he'p me clean!" Clothile say, so Boudreaux he call his boss.

"Pierre, I gots me a problem," Boudreaux say on de phone to de boss.

"What be wrong?" Pierre ax.

"Well, we be havin' comp'ny comin', an' Clothile be up in arms, an' she want me to be here tomorrow to pick up de couch so she can sweep under, an' he'p wit' de heavy cleanin' an' all dat," Boudraux say.

Pierre say, "I be sorry, Boudreaux, but we be short by two men tomorrow already, I cain't let you have de day off."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, boss, I knew I could count on you!"

Today is:

Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay

Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too

Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Festival of Domhnach Chrom Dubh -- Ireland (Black Chrom's Sunday, associated with the god Lugh and connected to the festival of Lammas; also connected to John Barleycorn, the personification of the grain, who is killed by being harvested at this time; many honor St. Patrick's Fast by making a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, where he fasted until he overcame the pagan deity Crom Cruach [Crom of the Reek])

Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")

Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Heyannir month commences -- Icelandic Calendar (Harvest Month, literally translates "Hay Working")

Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest)

Martyr's Day -- South Sudan

National Cheesecake Day

National Support Public Education Day -- wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems

National Tree Day -- Australia

Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books

Procession of the Penitents -- Veurne, Belgium (passion play dating back to the 15th century)

Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)

Sumiyoshi Matsuri -- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan (Osaka's last major summer festival, through Aug. 1)

Valencia Fair Battle of the Flowers -- Valencia, spain (conclusion and highlight of the Valencia Fair, with a parade and thousands of carnations thrown from floats, making a magical carpet of petals for all to enjoy)

Anniversaries Today

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011

Birthdays Today

Hope Solo, 1981
Jaime Pressly, 1977
Misty May-Treanor, 1977
Hilary Swank, 1974
Tom Green, 1971
Simon Baker, 1969
Vivica A. Fox, 1964
Lisa Kudrow, 1963
Alton Brown, 1962
Laurence Fishburne, 1961
Kate Bush, 1958
Delta Burke, 1956
Ken Olin, 1954
Jean Reno, 1948
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
William Atherton, 1947
David Sanborn, 1945
Paul Anka, 1941
Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
Buddy Guy, 1936
Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933
Thomas Sowell, 1930
Sid Krofft, 1929
Christine McGuire, 1926
Henry W. Bloch, 1922
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898
Casey Stengel, 1891
Henry Ford, 1863
Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857
Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855
Emily Bronte, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984
"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762
The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608
In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619
An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629
Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756
First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863
In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930
Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965
David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971
Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003
Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013


  1. That cleaning thing is why we don't have company often.

  2. That is one way to get things cleaned up, just have company.Sounds like you all did such a good job. Now have a great Sunday.

  3. Bwahahahahahahaha. Men and cleaning house often don't go together at all.

    What a nice thing you did for Grandma. You sure didn't get a day off though. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. That is funny. :) I warn people not to wear black to my house or they will be covered in cat hair. I try to keep it clean, but with 13 cats it is tough.

  5. How did I miss that it's Cheesecake Day?!??
    Glad I caught this before it's too late! :-D

  6. LOL how funny heheh!

    And Boudreaux making me giggle too :-)

    Have a cleantastic day :-)

  7. Funny joke as always. I hope you've had a terrific weekend.

  8. Company always ups the cleaning, that's an almost universal law. I say almost because I know people who are a little neurotic about keeping their house clean. That's not me.

    Boudreaux always makes me smile.