Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Cheer for Sunday

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

It's the season when many of us struggle to figure out what we are going to give others, and that can especially include husbands and wives.

Boudreaux done bought Clothile a big, sparklin' diamond ring fo' de Christmas gift.  She be showin' it off, an' Thibodeaux done pull Boudreaux to de side an' he say, "I done thought Clothile axed fo' her a nice, big truck fo' Christmas!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui, she done did ax fo' dat, but where I be goin' get a fake truck?"


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Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  


A bit of Christmas Cheer (which i enjoy at other people's homes, we don't tempt fate or the cats at this house).

















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Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all time favorite Christmas gift

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

National Heroes Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

Search High and Low For Your Gingerbread Recipe Day -- or just give up and go to the internet for a new one, that's where i found this "holiday"

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
    Lighting the Candle of Peace

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.


Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)


Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962
Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907
"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854
YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851


Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978
Reiko Aylesworth, 1972
David Kersh, 1970
Kara DioGuardi, 1970
Jakob Dylan, 1969
Kurt Angle, 1968
Felicity Huffman, 1962
David Anthony Higgins, 1961
Joe Lando, 1961
Donny Osmond, 1957
John Malkovich, 1953
Joan Armatrading, 1950
Michael Nouri, 1945
Dick Butkus, 1942
Beau Bridges, 1941
Judy Dench, 1934
Buck Henry, 1930
Dick Van Patten, 1928
Dina Merrill, 1925
Redd Foxx, 1922
Kirk Douglas, 1916
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909
Grace Hopper, 1906
Margaret Hamilton, 1902
Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898
Clarence Birdseye, 1886
Joel Chandler Harris, 1848
John Milton, 1608
Edwin Sandys, 1561


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV special), 1965
"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960
"Salome"(Opera), 1905
"Charge of the Light Brigade"(Publication date, in The Examiner), 1854


Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536
New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793
The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835
The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872
Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884
Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888
The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903
The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960
Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966
NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968
The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971
The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979
Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985
Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990
In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003
Pakistan's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India, 2010
China creates a new "Confucius Peace Prize" to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it, 2010
The NASA Mars rover Curiosity has returned images from the red planet's Gale Crater showing evidence of sediment deposits, suggesting that lakes and rivers potentially existed across the planet millions of years ago, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises, 2015

9 comments:

  1. Some very pretty displays. I am too lazy to decorate here.

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  2. What fun to see all the different trees. So pretty. Have a great day.

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  3. Fake truck, I wonder where he picked that up, the fake idea. LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. "As your birthday gift this year, Anna, we will skip the lutefisk."
    ^^Best Birthday Evah^^

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  5. I saw that joke coming. I just knew that ring was going to be fake.

    My kitties never bothered the tree. I always wondered about that. Oh well.

    Love the trees. I used to love to decorate the entire house. Three trees and lots of santa's everywhere. It was great fun.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  6. That's a nice bunch of Christmas pretty!

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  7. Getting in the mood, if a bit slowly, and your cheery pictures have helped.

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  8. Cute joke :) I love that first tree with all the cat stuff on it :)

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  9. LOL @ but where I be goin' get a fake truck?"

    The decor looks lovely in those pics I have still got to do mine arrrgh lol

    Have a festivetastic day :-)

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