Sunday, November 8, 2015

Silly Sunday: Have Them Dancing in the Aisles

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"As King David danced before the Lord, there is a place for worshipful dance today in the practice of praising G-d," the book we were reading at Friday morning Bible study said.

At that point George, who can best be described as the class clown, asked, "So, how is that going to look in the sanctuary during a Sunday service?  And what kind of dance?  Two step?  Samba?"

Joan, who always plays off of George well, said, "Just let the Lord tell you what kind of dance, and hope He doesn't ask you to do the Macarena!"

All dis dance talk remind me o' de time Boudreaux, back before he done marry Clothile, done got him some new, ver' shiny, patent leather shoes, an' he go out dancin'.

Firs' he dance wit' Aileen.  As dey be dancin', he look down at de shoes an he whisper, "Aileen, be you wearin' de white culotte [panties]?"

An' Aileen she ax, "Boudreaux, how you be knowin' dat?" an he say, "Mais, I can see dem in my shiny, new shoes!"

Den he dance wit' Marie.  While dey be dancin', he look down again an' whisper, "Marie, be you wearin' de blue culotte?"

An' Marie she say, "Boudreaux, how you know dat?" an he say, "Mais, I can see dem in my shiny, new shoes!"

A bit after, he be dancin' wit' Yvonne.  Of a certain, he be goin' to look down, an' dis time he be a bit nervous as he ax, "Yvonne, you don' be wearin' no culotte, do you?"

An' Yvonne she giggle, an' she say, "No, Boudreaux, I don' be wearin' no culotte, but how you know?"

Boudreaux, he let him out a big sigh o' bein' relief, an' he say, "Oh, t'ank goodness, for a minute I t'ink dere be a crack in my shiny, new shoes!"

Today is:

Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited, which seems to know better than to host a website

Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day -- especially for those who have had to close up the house for winter, we need to create a beautiful aroma for the house; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Dunce Day -- death anniversary of John Duns Scotus (one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" but his enemies turned his name into the word we use today for someone who isn't too bright)

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of cattle, masons, sculptors, stone cutters; against fever)

Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)

Fuigo Matsuri -- Kyoto City, Japan (Bellows Festival, Shinto festival in honor of Inari, the kitchen hearth goddess)

I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!

National Cappuccino Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day -- US

Pohnpei Constitution Day -- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England

Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day

X-Ray Discovery Day / World Radiography Day -- commemorating the discovery, in 1895, of x-rays 

Anniversaries Today:

Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889
Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)
Opening of the Louvre, 1793

Birthdays Today:

Tara Reid, 1975
Masashi Kishimoto, 1974
Parker Posey, 1968
Courtney Thorne-Smith, 1967
Gordon Ramsay, 1966
Leif Garrett, 1961
Rickie Lee Jones, 1954
Alfre Woodard, 1953
Mary Hart, 1951
Bonnie Raitt, 1949
Virna Lisi, 1937
Morley Safer, 1931
Patti Page, 1927
Christiaan Barnard, 1922
Esther Rolle, 1920
Martha Gellhorn, 1908
Margaret Mitchell, 1900
Hermann Rorschach, 1884
Milton Bradley, 1836
Edmond Halley, 1656

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Six Degrees of Separation"(Guare drama), 1990
"Night and Day"(Stoppard play), 1978
"Days of our Lives"(TV), 1965
"Life With Father"(Play), 1939
Sister Carrie(Publication date), 1900
"Ruy Blas"(Victor Hugo drama), 1838

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392
Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494
First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602
Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731
Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789
Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880
The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892
Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895
The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901
The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910
Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966
Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977
The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao releases pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during the Chang e-2 lunar mission, 2010


  1. Margaret Mitchell's birthday. I have a photo of her gravesite in Atlanta and at the time, it was surrounded by roses.

  2. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Oh my on those shoes.

    Have a terrific Silly Sunday. ☺

  3. LMAO @ the crack :-)

    Have a cracktastic day :-)

  4. What crack????? Ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.
    See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Especially funny the way Boudreaux tells it.

    I always heard stories how those shoes were not allowed in Catholic school dances for that very reason.

  6. So they were not magic shoes then! :)

  7. Ha!!!~ What a crack up of a joke!!! At least his new shoes were ok


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