Sunday, September 18, 2011

Good-Bye, Bacon

"Hey, mom! We're going out to French Settlement tonight, okay?" #2 Son breezed in and pulled open the fridge door.

Who's the 'we'?

"Oh, just the two of us, we've been invited out there for the night, and I don't have to work tomorrow." #1 Son had followed his brother in and grabbed a cup of water.

"They don't keep much food out there, either," #2 Son added, "so we're going to take a few things."

When i asked if they wanted some of the leftover stuffed chicken breasts, they looked at me like i was crazy.

"Nah, we don't need anything that fancy," #2 Son said, and #1 Son added, "And we don't want to have to worry about bringing back your Pyrex, or breaking it."

They dug through the fridge and freezers and came up with a whole pack of the thick smoked bacon and a carton of eggs.

"This should do," #1 Son noted as he grabbed a loaf of bread from the other freezer in one hand, and used his elbow to push the door closed, still holding his water cup.

"Yeah, this will hold us through the night," #2 Son agreed.

Have fun.

"Oh, don't worry, we will, it's a guy paradise," #2 Son grinned, and they were gone.

Well, good-bye, bacon, eggs, and loaf of bread. That ought to last them about a nano-second.

Today is:

Back to Church Sunday

Biosphere Day -- Noosaville, Australia

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open air ceremony)

Deaf Awareness Week begins -- to promote deaf culture and heritage

Ear Wig Fitting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 8, Human Rights (sponsored by We, the World)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

Independence Day -- Chile

National Cheeseburger Day

National Neighborhood Day -- US

National Respect Day -- US (encouraging abused women to respect themselves enough to get out)

National Singles Week begins -- US, celebrating those who choose to stay single, and what they contribute to society

St. Joseph of Cupertino's Day (patron of pilots, air travelers, Air Force, astronauts)

Tolkien Week begins -- celebrate the works of the master

Turn-Off Week Autumn begins -- formerly TV Turn-Off week, the Center for Screen-Time Awareness encourages people to unplug from electronics for 7 days

Victory of Uprona Day -- Burundi

Women's Friendship Day -- created by Kappa Delta Sorority

World Water Monitoring Day -- International

Anniversaries Today:

Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964

Birthdays Today:

Lance Armstrong, 1971
James Gandolfini, 1961
Ryne Sandberg, 1959
Frankie Avalon, 1939
Robert Blake, 1933
June Foray, 1920
Jack Warden, 1920
Greta Garbo, 1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 1905
Samuel Johnson, 1709
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus, Emperor Trajan, 53

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Ft. Ticonderoga, NY opens, 1755
The British capture Quebec City, 1759
John Harris builds the first spinet piano in the US, 1769
President Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, 1793
Royal Opera House in London opens, 1809
A horse beats the first US made locomotive, near Baltimore, 1830
Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City; the store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", 1837
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is first published, 1842
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times, 1851
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
The banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia declares bankruptcy, which starts the Panic of 1873 and a severe economic depression, 1873
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time, 1879
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination, 1885
In appreciation for all she had done for the tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse, adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe, is made a chief f the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, 1891
Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment, 1895
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong, 1906
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I, 1914
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote, 1919
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air, 1927
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel, 1928
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, 1948
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, 1960
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash, 1961
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations, 1962
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations, 1973
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people, 1974
Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together, 1977
Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station, 1980
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic, 1984
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations, 1990
ICANN is formed, 1998
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast, 2009

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