Monday, October 25, 2010

Once again, it is Mother-in-Law day.

Most mothers-in-law, I believe, get a bum rap. They are just moms who want the best for their child.

So, what is/was your mother-in-law like?

I've never had one, as Sweetie's mom died about 6 years before I met him. I have a brother-in-law instead, The Mouth, who eats me out of house and home.

I think I would have preferred the mother-in-law.

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Romania

Cartoonists Against Crime Day

Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

International School Library Day

Labour Day -- New Zealand

Mother-in-Law Day

National Greasy Foods Day

Punk-for-a-Day Day

Republic Day -- Kazakhstan

Retrocession Day -- Taiwan

Sourest Day

St. Crispin's Day (patron of shoemakers, glovemakers, weavers)

St. Crispinianus's Day (Crispin's twin)

Thanksgiving -- Granada

World Pasta Day

Birthdays Today:

Tracy Nelson, 1963
Jon Anderson, 1944
Helen Reddy, 1941
Bobby Knight, 1940
Billy Barty, 1924
Minnie Pearl, 1912
Leo G. Carroll, 1892
Pablo Picasso, 1881
Georges Bizet, 1838

Today in History:

Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147
Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415
Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492
Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616
Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621
Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764
Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813
Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825
Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854
The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861
Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938
Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962
Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962
The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971


  1. Are you familiar with the Ernie K. Doe song "Mother-In-Law?"

    Mine is...uhhh...well...emotionally interesting.

  2. That's what the link it to, his song on YouTube. I grew up in New Orleans, and he was a fixture, as well as a legend in his own mind.

    Good luck with your MIL.


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