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Yesterday was another visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house, and with the darkness descending so early, we leave earlier than in the summer.
When Sweetie comes with me, he drives down and i drive back. He feels less comfortable driving at night any more, and he tries to only drive at night if it's a route he knows very, very well and drives all of the time.
Boudreaux been out one night an' he saw a accident. He stay an' call for de emergency folk, an' he tell de officer 'bout what he seen.
De driver who done cause de accident done try to say he not done it, an' when dey gets to court, Boudreaux gets him up to witness. De lawyer done be tryin' to say Boudreaux don't gots good night vision an' don' be able to see what really happen. He ax, "Mr. Boudreaux, how far can you see at night?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, all de way to de moon!"
Chief Red Cloud Day -- marking the Sioux leader's death in 1909; defender of Native rights, son of Lone Man and Walks As She Thinks
Constitution Day -- Thailand
Dewey Decimal System Day -- anniversary of Melvil Dewey's birth
Do Something Wild and Crazy with Velveeta Day -- guess they mean besides turn it into Hillbilly Hor d'oeuvres (melted with Rotel and served with chips)
International Animal Rights Day
International Human Rights Day -- anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
Jane Addams Day -- Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL, US (sponsored by the American Association of University Women-Illinois)
Lux Mundi -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring Libertas as the bringer of light into the world)
National Lager Day
Nobeldagen -- Sweden (Alfred Nobel Day, presentations of the Nobel Prizes at the Stockholm Concert Hall)
Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony -- Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway
Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
Lighting the Candle of Peace
Sister-Friend Day -- internet generated, but if you have a sister who is a good friend to you, it's worth celebrating
St. Eulalia of Merida's Day (Patron of runaways, torture victims, widows; Merida, Spain; Oviedo, Spain)
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year
Whirling Dervishes Festival -- Konya, Turkey (through the 17th)
World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music
Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817
Bobby Flay, 1964
Kenneth Branagh, 1960
Susan Dey, 1952
Gloria Loring, 1946
Dan Blocker, 1928
Harold Gould, 1923
Dorothy Lamour, 1914
Chet Huntley, 1911
Hermes "Pan" Panagiotopolous, 1909
Mary Norton, 1903
Melvil Dewey, 1851
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, 1787
"Wings Over America"(Album release), 1976
Lawrence of Arabia(Film), 1962
"The Mighty Mouse Playhouse" (TV), 1955
Grand Ole Opry (first radio broadcast), 1927
Today in History:
Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton's paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
The Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes the first American Colonial government to borrow money, 1690
The metric system is formally established in France, 1799
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
Women's suffrage is granted in Wyoming Territory, the first in the US, 1869
Women are granted suffrage in Tasmania, 1902
The 10,000,000th Model T Ford is assembled, 1915
The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut, in Nashville, Tn, 1927
UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1950
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia, 1981
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland; the closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages, 1993
An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali, 2010
Scientists at Cornell University announce world's first IVF puppies successfully born from a surrogate dog, 2015