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As usual on Saturday, Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, came for dinner. He and Sweetie wanted "breakfast for dinner," which meant pancakes and bacon.
"Make them really big pancakes, please!" Sweetie requested. "As big as you can. And can you get a can of Steen's cane syrup to go on them?"
So i obliged him on both fronts, making the biggest pancakes my cast iron skillet could hold and still get them flipped, and about a half inch thick each.
Little Girl came in from swimming after Sweetie and his brother had eaten, and grabbed one. When it was done, she said, "You done good, mama! And yes, I know I should say 'you did well,' but sometimes you just have to say it the other way."
Thank you, i responded.
"Those were some big pancakes! How many did dad and Uncle eat?"
Four each, i noted.
"Four!" she exclaimed. "Those were so big I'm stuffed after one!"
Yep, those two boys can still eat, i said.
This reminds me of a pancake joke, too.
Thibodeaux and his wife, Marie, was goin' outta town, to get demseves a bit o' time wit'out de chilluns. Boudreaux and Clothile agree to let de chilluns stay wit' dem for de weekend.
Dat firs' mornin', dey all get to de table an' Clothile gots dese big platters of sausage and scrambled eggs an' toast on de table. Dey say Grace, an' all Boudreaux's chilluns and Thibodeaux's chilluns, an' Boudreaux too, sail in an' start passin' de platters an' tearin' in.
Den one li'l Thibodeaux boy, he say, "On Saturday, my mama allus makes pancakes for breakfast!"
Wantin' to oblige, Clothile get up and go in de kitchen, and a bit later she return wit' some pancakes on a platter, an' de rest of dem tear right in, still eatin'.
Clothile, she hand dat li'l boy a plate wit' a pancake on it, and he say, "No, t'ank you!"
"But you say dat on Saturday, you mama allus makes pancakes!" Clothile say, startled.
De li'l chile say, "Oh, she do, but I don't eat dem!"
Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim -- Istanbul, Turkey (over 1,000 swimmers take the opportunity to swim from one continent to the other, crossing the Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe)
Cleat Dancing Day -- don't ask me who started this, i don't want to know what kind of mind came up with trying to tap dance in cleats
Codman Estate Antique Auto Show -- Codman Estate, Lincoln, MA, US (a day to appreciate antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and fire engines)
Concours D'elegance -- Forest Grove, OR, US (one of the premier vintage auto shows in the US)
Dia del Amigo -- Argentina; Uruguay
Dornach Commemoration Day -- Dornach Battlefield and nearby city of Solothurn, Switzerland (victory in 1499 which ended the Swabian War)
Fortune Cookie Day
Galla Bayramy -- Turkmenistan (celebration of the wheat harvest)
Independence Day -- Colombia(1810)
International Chess Day -- "Of Chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not Chess" ~ William Ewart Napier
Lake Superior Day -- info at the Lake Superior Forum
Luxembourg Beer Festival -- Diekirch, Luxembourg
Moon Day/Space Exploration Day -- one small step...was taken 45 years ago today
National Hot Dog Day
National Ice Cream Day -- by US Presidential proclamation on the 3rd Sunday of July each year; at this time of year, the trick is to eat it fast enough that it doesn't melt, but not so fast that you get a brain freeze!
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Lollipop Day
Peace and Freedom Day -- North Cyprus
Perun's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (celebration of Perun, great god of thunder)
Ragbrai / Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa(TM) -- Iowa, US (the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world; through the 26th)
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 25)
Special Olympics Day -- anniversary of the first Special Olympics in 1968
St. Elijah the Prophet's Day (Patron of Carmelites; Romanian Air Force; against drought, earthquakes) related observance;
Festival at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias -- Santorini, Greece (Prophet Elijas' festival)
Saint Margaret of Antioch's Day (Patron of childbirth, dying peple, escape from devils, exiles, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, martyrs, nurses, peasants, people in exile, women, women in labor; for safe childbirth; against kidney disease, loss of mother's milk by nursing mothers, sterility; Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Montefiascone, Italy; Queens College Cambridge; Rixtel, Netherlands; Sannat, Gozo, Malta)
St. Uncumber's Day (Patron of difficult marriages; against men's lust; Las Tablas, Panama)
Synoikia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; a celebration of the unification of all Attica, held in Athens)
Thgir-yaw-Dnuor Day -- Fairy Calendar
Ugly Truck Day -- must be a guy thing, they know where every scratch and dent came from, after all!
Vigil for Peace, Justice, and Respect for the Human Rights of all in Columbia -- a movement begun among Native Americans of many tribes, now open to all who seek peace
John Daley, 1985
Gisele Bundchen, 1980
Josh Holloway, 1969
Chris Cornell, 1964
Billy Mays, 1958
Donna Dixon, 1957
Carlos Santana, 1947
Kim Carnes, 1946
Judy Chicago, 1939
Diana Rigg, 1938
Natalie Wood, 1938
Chuck Daly, 1933
Cormac McCarthy, 1033
Sally Ann Howes, 1930
Michael Ilitch, 1929
Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919
Alberto Santos-Dumont, 1873
Gregor Mendel, 1822
Francesco Petrarch, 1304
Alexander the Great, BCE 356
"Like a Rolling Stone"(Single release), 1965
"Stop the World I Want to Get Off"(Musical), 1961
"The Arthur Murray Party"(TV), 1950
"Gang Busters"(Radio drama), 1935
Today in History
Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount; the Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots during the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain, 1712
French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan, 1738
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain, 1810
British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada, 1871
Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota, 1881
Ford Motor Company ships its first car, 1903
Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives, 1921
In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism, while in Nuremburg, Germany, 200 Jewish merchants are arrested and paraded through the streets, 1933
The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain, 1959
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government, 1960
The Special Olympics is founded, 1968
Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon 3:39 a.m. GMT 21st July, 1969
India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship, 1975
The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars, 1976
Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career, 1976
In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade, 2000
Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage, 2005
The Olympic Torch arrives in London, beginning the final countdown to the Summer Olympics, 2012
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