"Hey, mom. have you seen my other shoe?" Little Girl was flopping her way through the dining area and library, two socks, one shoe, which shoe's laces were untied and thus being attacked by a cat, making it even more difficult for her to walk.
She needed shoes to go with me to the store so we could bake cookies for the Youth Group Super Bowl party, as i will not brave a grocery store on my own after 9am on Saturday if i can possibly help it.
No, i told her, i haven't seen it. Although there is one lone shoe on the chair by the computer. Very colorful, it has a rainbow on it.
"That's Young Jacob's," she said. "He left it here."
He left to drive home with only one shoe last night?
"No, that's all he brought was the one shoe."
So he drove home shoeless? That's illegal now, believe it or not.
"No, he was wearing his regular shoes. That's just one shoe that he carries around."
Why does he have a rainbow colored shoe that he carries around, or do i want to know?
"You don't want to know," she answered with a grin.
Sometimes i wonder about the younger generation.
Day of Remembrance for Oleg the Prophet -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan
Four Chaplains Sunday -- Interfaith
Fukuju no mai (Jimai) -- Sensouji Temple, Japan (dance of the seven gods of fortune)
Heroes' Day -- Mozambique
-- Scuol, Switzerland (burning of the straw man effigy of Old Man
Winter, signaling the coming spring and winter's demise)
-- Shaitli and Kituri among the Avar ethnic group, Dagestan, Russia
(midwinter celebration, the first day the sun returns to shine on the
Magnolia and Fish Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar
Martyr's Day -- Sao Tome and Principe
Krewe of Barkus Parade -- NOLA, US (The French Quarter goes to the
dogs, and some cats as well, all to benefit animal nonprofits)
National Carrot Cake Day
Nuestra Señora de Suyapa -- Honduras (Festival of the Virgin of Suyapa, Patroness of Honduras)
Scout Sunday -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church and represent scouting)
Setsubun-sai (Bean-Throwing Festival) -- Japan/Shinto (many fests throughout Japan)
St. Anskar's Day (patron of Denmark, Scandinavia, Sweden; Bremen, Germany; Hamburg, Germany)
Blaise's Day/Blessing of Throats Day (Patron of animals, builders,
carvers, healthy throats, stonecutters, veterinarians, wool-combers,
wool weavers; Dalmatia; Anguillara Sabazia, Italy; Bovolone, Italy;
Camastra, Sicily, Italy; Cassano allo Ionio, Italy; Castellania, Italy;
Doues, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Militello, Sicily, Italy; Montecatini
Val di Cecina, Italy; Palombara Sabina, Italy; Pietrasanta, Italy;
Revello, Italy; Sacrofano, Italy; against coughs, goiters, throat
diseases, whooping cough, wild beasts)
Super Bowl Sunday
Takisanji Oni Matsuri -- Takisan-ji Temple, Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Day the Music Died -- anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy
Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)
Veterans' Day -- Thailand
Wake Forest University is established, 1834
Maura Tierney, 1965
Morgan Fairchild, 1950
Dave Davies, 1947
Fran Tarkenton, 1940
Shelley Berman, 19226
Joey Bishop, 1918
James Michener, 1907
Norman Rockwell, 1894
Gertrude Stein, 1874
Today in History
Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good
Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south, 1488
The first paper money in America is issued by the colony of Massachusetts, 1690
Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants, 1743
The Dutch States-General forbid the export of windmills, 1752
Spain recognizes US independence, 1783
The world's first commercial cheese factory is established in Switzerland, 1815
The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol, 1830
The Wisconsin Supreme Court declares the US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional,1855
Emperor Meiji becomes the 122nd emperor of Japan, 1867
The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing Black suffrage, is passed, 1870
Spalding, with only $800, starts a sporting goods company, which
eventually manufactured the first official baseball, tennis ball,
basketball, golf ball, and football (American style football), 1876
Circus owner P.T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant, 1882
The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, the income tax, is ratified, 1913
Canada's original Parliament building, in Ottowa, burns down, 1916
Prattis becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed
in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press
A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy
Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the
incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died, 1959
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of
increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa,
signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation,
The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon, 1966
In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress, 1969
York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in
Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption, 1971
Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce
history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a
live birth, 1984
Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman
to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy
Space Center in Florida, 1995
The New York Giants defeated the
heavily favored and previously undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in
Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, in what is known to be one of the greatest
upsets in sports history, 2008