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Yesterday i came downstairs to hear a conversation in progress.
#2 Son: She can be a doctor!
Festus: That sounds good, Dr. Kid! (Note: Kid is their nickname for Little Girl.)
Little Girl: I'd love to be a doctor!
Festus: Hello, Dr. Kid!
Red-Headed Alex: Here, take this! (Handing Dr. Kid a stick.)
Little Girl: What do I need that for?
Red-Headed Alex: It's The Stick of Truth!
Little Girl: And I need that so...
Red-Headed Alex: So your patients will tell you the truth!
Festus: Or so that you can be a lawyer, too!   A lawyer needs something like that.
Little Girl: So I can be a doctor and a lawyer? I like that!
The next day, i got to find out what kind of doctor she would be.
Young Jacob: I have a big bag of M&M's and I've been eating them for breakfast!
Me: That doesn't sound very healthy.
Young Jacob: They are peanut M&M's.
Me: The peanuts do not make much of a nutritional difference, do they, Dr. Kid?
Little Girl: They are chocolate, so all bets are off! I declare them healthy!
All this reminds me of the time Boudreaux and Clothile were trying to determine what Tee Boudreaux was going to be when he grew up.
Tee had got to be 24, an' Boudreaux an' Clothile was gittin' worry about him. So Boudreaux, he come up wit' a plan.
"We goin' put a ten-dollar bill, a Bible, an' a bottle o' booze on de table," he tell Clothile. "When Tee come in, if'n he pick up de money, he showin' he gonna be a man o' business. If he pick up de Bible, he showin' interest in de Good Book an' likely he want to be a preacher. But if he pick up de booze, well he likely gonna be a bum!"
Clothile agree, an' dey put de stuff on de table an' hide in de pantry to see when Tee come in. A bit later, he come home an' walk in an' see de table. He walk over an' pick up de money, look at it, an put it in his pocket. Den he pick up de Bible, flip de pages a bit, an' put dat unner his arm. Fin'ly, he pick up de bottle, take a swig, and walk off wit' all three.
Boudreaux an' Clothile come out de pantry and Boudreaux let out a big sigh. "Mais!" he say. "It look he gonna be a politician!"
Banquet of Fairies, Goblins, Pixies, and Elves -- Fairy Calendar
Baptism of the Lord Jesus -- Christian
Blessing of the Sea -- Margate, UK (ceremony with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateria and Great Britain)
Burning of the Clavie -- Burghead, Scotland (ancient ritual to ensure good luck through the year)
Carmentalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of the goddess of childbirth)
Cuckoo Dancing Week begins -- in honor of Laurel & Hardy, whose theme song was "The Dancing Cuckoos"; watch some of their fabulous material this week, and introduce it to a new fan
Designated Hitter Day -- the American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule on this date in 1973
Feast of Sokar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Independence Manifesto Day -- Morocco(1944); Western Sahara(1944)
International Thank You Day -- as declared by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Juturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of prophetic waters festival)
Kosrae Constitution Day -- Micronesia
Meitlisunntag -- Meisterschwanden and Fahrwangen, Switzerland (procession and festival celebrating the role of women in the victory of a battle in 1712)
National Hot Toddy Day
No Pants Subway Ride -- NYC, NY, US (ImprovEverywhere is sponsoring the NYC ride, and encourages people everywhere to stage their own around the world)
Secret Pal Day -- no info found on the origin, it's a secret! do something nice for someone, secretly.)
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day -- just don't do it to your secret pal
Sts. Paldo, Taso, and Tato's Day (founders of the monastery of San Vincenzo)
St. Theodosius of Cappadocia (Patron of file makers)
Tattoo Pride Day
Ullr Festival -- Breckenridge, CO, US (festival of the mythical Norse god of winter; through the 17th)
Amanda Peet, 1972
Mary Blige, 1971
Kim Coles, 1962
Stanley Tucci, 1960
Ben Crenshaw, 1952
Christine Kaufmann, 1945
Naomi Judd, 1946
Jim Hightower, 1943
Clarence Clemens, 1942
Jean Chretien, 1934
Rod Taylor, 1930
Grant Tinker, 1926
Alice Paul, 1885
William James, 1842
Eugenio Maria Hostos, 1839
John A. Macdonald, 1815
Alexander Hamilton, 1755
Theodosius I, 347
"Have a Heart"(Musical), 1917
Today in History:
Prophet of Islam Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 Muslims to conquer Mecca, 630
The first recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1569
Isaac Newton is elected a member of the Royal Society, 1642
Mt. Etna erupts, 1693
William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, the moons of Uranus, 1787
An earthquake in Martinique destroys half of Port Royal and results in about 700 deaths, 1839
Charring Cross Station opens in London, 1864
Milk is first delivered in bottles, 1878
Martha H. Cannon becomes the first woman state senator in the US, in Utah, 1897
The Hudson, the first sedan type automobile, goes on display at the 13th Auto Show in NYC, 1913
The first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient occurs in Canada, with 14-year-old Leonard Thompson, 1922
Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Honolulu to Oakland, California, 1935
The first recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California, 1949
United States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts, 1964
The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened, 1986
The government of Ireland announces the end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on the IRA, 1994
Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row based on the Jon Burge scandal, 2003
Forty-six people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China, 2013
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