Sunday, January 25, 2015

Silly Sunday: Pass the Collection Plate, Deacon!

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's a great way to get to know other bloggers and have fun in the process.  The rules are simple, just have fun, so Laugh and Link Up!

Today my Sweetie will be officially made a deacon in our church at the 9am service.   This reminds me of a joke.

When Tee Boudreaux were a young teen, he work hard an' save up his money, he want to buy him a donkey so he don' have to walk ever'where.  Den one day he fin' him a man sellin' a donkey for a hunnerd dollar.  He pay de man, and de man tell him, "I bring you de donkey in de mornin'."

De nex' mornin', de man come an say, "I's sorry I gots to tell you, de donkey died!"

"Well," say Tee, "give me back my money."

"Mais, dat be de problem!" de man say.  "I done spen' it all!"

"Den unload de donkey an' leave it," Tee say.

A month later, de man meet up wit' Tee in a store an he say, "Say, I wanna tell you I's still real sorry about de donkey!  What you ever done wit' it, anyway?"

Tee say, "Oh, don' you worry.  I raffled off de donkey!"

"You raffled off a dead donkey!" de man say.

"I did, I sold raffle tickets for $2 each, an' I make me a t'ousand dollars!" Tee bragged.

"An what did de person say when he fin' out he done won a dead donkey?" de man ax.

"Oh, he ax for his money back, and I give it to him!" Tee answer.

Dat was many year ago, an' now Tee Boudreaux be de deacon in charge of de finance committee at his church!

Today is:

A Room of One's Own Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, for all of those who just want a space to call their own; on the birth anniversary of Virginia Woolf

Around the World in 72 Days -- this date in 1890, Nellie Bly broke the fictional Phileas Fogg's record and went around the world in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds

Big Rock Day -- discovery of the Cullinan diamond (3,106 carets) this day in 1905

Clean Out Your Email Inbox Week -- cure your email e-ddiction, get rid of the old stuff clogging up your inbox; see InboxDetox for details

Conversion of St. Paul -- Christian
     Observe the Weather Day -- a beautiful St. Paul's Conversion day means a prosperous year, precipitation means an expensive year, clouds mean much loss of livestock, and wind means war looms in the year ahead

Dydd Santes Dwynwen -- Wales (For St. Dwynwen, Patron of lovers, especially Welsh lovers, and sick animals; the Welsh Valentines Day)

Farmhouse Breakfast Week begins -- UK (encouraging you to refresh your wake up routine, with the challenge to "Shake Up Your Wake Up"

Feriae Sementivae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a Feast of Spring, asking protection for seeds sown in the fall, and those to be sown in spring)

Festival of Constructive Energy -- another internet generated day with no explanations

G. F. Betico Croes Day -- Aruba

IV Nurse Day -- US (sponsored by the Infusion Nurses Society)

January 25 Revolution Day -- Egypt

Lowcountry Oyster Festival -- Mt. Pleasant, SC, US (80,000lbs. of oysters, come have some fun!)

Luanda City Day -- Luanda City, Angola

Macintosh Computer Day -- debuted this day in 1984

National Irish Coffee Day

National Voters' Day -- India

Old Disting -- Norse Calendar (date approximate; a market day held at the same time as a sacrifice to the female powers.)

Robert Burns' Night -- Scotland; Newfoundland (celebrated with a Burns' Supper and reciting poetry)
     Dinner Party Day -- for Bobby Burns, of course

St. Ananias of Damascus' Day (Saint who baptized St. Paul)

Winter-een-mas -- a holiday for gamers, begun by Tim Buckley; through the 31st

World Leprosy Day -- International

Zaccheus Sunday -- Orthodox Churches

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn, 1533 (secret wedding)
Moscow University is established, to coincide with St. Tatiana's Day, 1755

Birthdays Today:

Alicia Keys, 1981
Ana Ortiz, 1971
China Kantner, 1971
Dinah Manoff, 1958
Leigh Taylr-Young, 1945
Etta James, 1938
Corazon Aquino, 1933
Dean Jones, 1931
Edwin Newman, 1919
Florence Mills, 1896
Virginia Woolf, 1882
William Somerset Maugham, 1874
Robert Burns, 1759
Robert Boyle, 1627 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Rent"(Musical), 1996
M*A*S*H(Film), 1970
One Hundred and One Dalmatians(Cartoon film), 1961
"Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings"(Strauss composition), 1946
The Guiding Light(Radio), 1937
"R.U.R./Rossum's Universal Robots"(Play), 1921 (the word "robot" enters the world lexicon)
"Wedding March"(Mendelssohn, Op. 61), 1858
"La Cenerentola"(Rossini Opera), 1817

Today in History:

Founding of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1554
Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1573
The Treaty of Utrecht marks the beginning of the Dutch Republic, 1579
Eliakam Spooner of Vermont patents the first seeding machine in the US, 1799
The first US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY, 1825
Sojourner Truth addresses the First Black Women's Rights Convention, in Akron, Ohio, 1851
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is first played, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia, 1858
The soda fountain is patented by Gustavus Dows, 1870
Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company, 1881
Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms, 1882
Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days), 1890
The first US transcontinental telephone call is made when Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF, 1915
The League of Nations is founded, 1919
The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games, 1924
At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented, 1949
The first scheduled transcontinental flight in the US takes place, an American Airlines flight from California to New York, 1959
The Clementine space probe launches, 1994
Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile, 1995
During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country, 1998
Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star, 2006


  1. Ha.. clever guy. Congrats to your hubby. :)

  2. smart, smart man! :) a happy day to you all!

  3. Congratulations to your husband. That's an honor indeed.

    Loved the joke and he should be in charge of finances.

    Have a blessed Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. That reminds me of Tony Soprano's waste management business. He had a "Double your Garbage back" guarantee.

  5. ha - very clever!
    creative financing! :)