Sunday, April 24, 2016

Silly Sunday: No Empty Nest Here!

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs.  The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

  1. Post a joke.
  2. Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
  3. Read my joke.
  4. Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
  5. Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.
  6. Go to Sandee's site, linked above, and get the Silly Sunday code for your blog, too!

My boss at the bakery asked how we were doing, and i asked if she really wanted to know.  She said yes, so i told her:

#1 Son has moved home and his new car, still under warranty, is in the shop because the transmission crapped out, and he has jury duty this next week.

Bigger Girl is in a funk, and so is playing sad songs on the piano for hours on end, because her best friend has left to go back up North for work.

#2 Son and his wife and the dog have moved in (with our 8 cats!) because her parents are splitting up and her dad will probably have to sell the farm to give her mom what she wants as a divorce settlement.

Little Girl has stretched herself a bit too thin and is having trouble with her history class.

Red-headed Alec is still not able to get his step-dad to figure out how to get the car he was promised into his name, and he cannot move out without a vehicle.

#1 Son and Red-headed Alec's friend Darla has been thrown out by her fiancé, and she is pregnant and has an 18-month-old, so she and the baby are now staying with us for a while because i cannot let a pregnant woman with a small child live on the streets.

Are we having fun yet?  (Actually, i usually don't mind the chaos.  Having lots of people here is entertaining most of the time.)

Po' Boudreaux, him an' Clothile's done had dey share o' de trouble like dis.  Back when dey girl Adele was datin' dat Savoie boy, she come home one day an' say she t'ink she be pregnant, an' what she goin' do?

An' Boudreaux, he t'ink for a bit, an' he say, "Well, de firs' t'ing we gots to do is get one dem DNA tests, make sure it's your baby!"

Today is:

Ambivalence Day -- a holiday to tell your friends about, or not

Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page 

Concord Day -- Niger
Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)

Feast of Eros -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Genocide Remembrance Day / Martyrs' Day-- Armenia

Happenstance and Coincidence Evening -- Fairy Calendar

Helena Railroad Fair -- Helena, MT, US (largest railroad hobby event in the area)

Kapyong Day -- Australia (Battle of Kapyong, 1951)

Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows.  This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)

London Marathon -- Greenwich to The Mall, London, England

Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International)

Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Spring Cat Cleaning Day -- because someone, somewhere, thinks you need to bathe your cat; ask the cat, he will refuse, and if you become insistent, be careful

St. Ives' Day (Patron of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England)

St. Mark's Eve*

Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan

World Meningitis Day

World Week for Animals in Laboratories -- formerly World Day for Animals in Laboratories, now sponsored by the National Humane Education Societythrough the 30th

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery

*A young lady may eat a boiled dove's egg sprinkled with salt and place
a tulip, sacred to St. Mark, in a vase next to her bed, and so she will
dream of the man she will marry.

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots marries Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris, 1558

Birthdays Today:

Courtnee Draper, 1985
Kelly Clarkson, 1982
Eric Balfour, 1977
Chipper Jones, 1972
Cedric the Entertainer, 1964
Djimon Hounsou, 1964
Michael O’Keefe, 1955
Eric Bogosian, 1953
Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1952
Doug Clifford, 1945
Barbra Streisand, 1942
Richard M. Daley, 1942
Sue Grafton, 1940
Jill Ireland, 1936
Shirley MacLaine, 1934
Stanley J. Kauffmann, 1916
Robert Penn Warren, 1905
Michael J. Dady, 1850
George N. Bascom, 1836
Anthony Trollope, 1815
Robert Bailey Thomas, 1766
Edmund Cartwright, 1743

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dancing at Lughnasa"(Play), 1990
"Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons"(Oratorio, Haydn H 21/3), 1801
The Boston News-Letter(Newspaper), 1704 (first successful newspaper in the British colonies)

Today in History:

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut, BC1479
Traditional date for the Greeks entering Troy using the Trojan Horse, BC1184
The appearance of Halley's Comet causes monks in England to predict evil happenings, 1066
"La Marseillaise" is composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792
The Boston "News-Letter" becomes the first successful newspaper in the colonies, 1704
The Library of Congress is established, 1800
A patent is granted for the first soda fountain, 1833
William Price of the Washington Star becomes the first reporter to be specifically assigned to the White House, 1897
The fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented, 1928
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Cosmonaut  Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, the first person to die during a space mission, 1967
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations, 1968
The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched, 1970
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine, 1990
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, 2005
Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea, 2005
Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime, 2007
Scientists in Kamchatka, Russia, report sighting the first adult white orca to be seen in the wild, 2012


  1. Oh dearie me, sounds like a teenage soap opera at your house. Hoping they all work their problems out sooner rather than late. While it is nice to have a house full of people, it is also nice to have a break.

  2. A teenage soap opera indeed!
    Love the list of birthdays for today, my Dad's is today also!

  3. I agree it definitely sounds like a soap opera all you need is a theme tune LOL

    Heheh! at Boudreaux,

    Have a soaptastic Sunday :-)

  4. Boudreaux knows as much about DNA and science as I do.

  5. This is why I don't like guns. If I had that many people in my house I'd probably blow my brains out.

    You just might be a Saint!

  6. Wow, you have a house full. Wow. I hope all of them are putting some bucks into the kitty to help out.

    I love your jokes. Sometimes they can be like blonde jokes. Like today.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  7. Somehow I was thinking of that goofball tune from Hee Haw, "If It Weren't for Bad Luck I'd Have No Luck At All". I hope that everything can get down to a minor roar pretty soon, whew! And, My Word, Boudreaux seems to have his own problems, hee hee! Cat


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