Monday, June 11, 2012

So, Sunday

Sunday came early, as it always does, and i taught Sunday School.

Timmy was Timmy, as usual.  Most of the time he is either upside down, under his chair, or running.  You would think he doesn't hear a word, doesn't get the lessons, doesn't know a thing that's going on.  Then you ask a review question and he's the only one who knows the answer, or the full answer.

Timmy is my favorite.

After that, i went to a neighbor's house to help pull pork for the evening's scheduled fundraiser for the pool.  Yes, i volunteered at the fundraiser, too.  Bought four plates also, for the carnivores in my life.

There was enough pork left over that they will sell the rest for dinners at swim practice.

The stress of the last couple of days, along with finding more and more items in the house missing, has made for a lot of tension.  Interspersed with the work, a lot of the unpacking is having to wait as we first have to clean the mess our former houseguest left us.

This week will see me setting up appointments to help #1 Son as he prepares to move.

Bigger Girl did, as usual, lighten my mood some, though.  She quoted the Dark Shadows movie.

When her brother held the door for her, she noted that she liked the idea of men doing those things.  She said, "Some people think it's demeaning to women, but I don't.  It's a good thing.  After all, if there was equality of the sexes, men would become unmanageable."

Today is

Birthday of Prince Henrik -- Denmark

Corn on the Cob Day

Devil's Birthday -- Denmark (traditional date when contracts between masters and servants expired, making them free to renew or renegotiate or sever ties; it was also considered The Devil's Birthday)

Holiday of the Happy Gnomes -- Fairy Calendar (grumpy Gnomes are not allowed to attend this holiday!)

Hug Holiday -- some internet sites have this one, and since hugs are good for mental health, indulge!

King Kamehameha Day -- Hawaii, US

National German Chocolate Cake Day

Rites of Matralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring of Mater Matua, goddess of dawn and childbirth, by women who had been married once) related observance:
     Day Sacred to Fortuna Virgo (Fortune the Virgin, the day marriage robes of girls were dedicated to this goddess)

St. Barnabas the Apostle's Day (Patron of Antioch; Cyprus; Marbelia, Costa del Sol, Spain; Marino, Italy; invoked as a peacemaker; against hailstorms) a/k/a Barnaby Bright Day or Long Barnaby*

The Queen's Birthday -- Australia; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Tuvalu;

*Under the Julian calendar, June 11, St. Barnabas' Day, was the longest day of the year --
Barnaby Bright, Barnaby Bright,
The longest day
And the shortest night

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, 1509

Birthdays Today:

Shia LeBeouf, 1986
Caroline Quentin, 1961
Dr. Mehmet Oz, 1960
Hugh Laurie, 1959
Joe Montana, 1956
Adrienne Barbeau, 1945
Chad Everett, 1936
Gene Wilder, 1933
Vince Lombardi, 1913
Jacques Cousteau, 1910

Today in History:

Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes, BC1184
Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía, 1594
The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence, 1776
Russian  explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska, 1788
The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick, 1793
The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia, 1892
New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands, 1901
Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown, 1919
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island, 1962
Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington become the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army, 1970
Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe, 200
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an official apology to Canada's First Nations for residential school abuse that isolated native children from their homes, families, and cultures for a century, 2008


  1. I taught sunday school all through college.
    the girl starts next year/fall.
    now you have me wondering why Ive not asked about teaching again!
    I think Id love that...

  2. That's a hoot.. she's a funny girl. :)

  3. Bigger girl seems to have already won the Battle of the Sexes. She seems to know at a tender age how to handle men.

  4. #2 daughter Is funny. thanks for sharing.

  5. Miz, they are fun, though.

    Hilary, she keeps me smiling.

    Stephen, i'm sure she will find out over the years whether that's true or not.

    John, both of my girls can make me smile a lot.

  6. Love that bigger girl has it all figured out!

    And I think it's wonderful when anyone holds a door open for anyone else, regardless of gender. Niceness, in all it's forms, rocks!

  7. Crabby, you are right. The reason to hold a door is that it's just plain impolite to let a door slam in someone's face!


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