Sunday, August 14, 2016

Silly Sunday: Second Childhood

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"Mom, remind me not to go shopping when there are parents buying back to school stuff and their kids are screaming for toys the whole time!"

Bigger Girl does not have much patience for that, and i know a lot of people get frustrated with such children and their parents.

Boudreaux, he done had him a way to deal wit' dat.  Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done meet up one day, an' Thibodeaux, he look so worn, but Boudreaux, he be smiling. 

Now, Thibodeaux know dat Boudreaux an' Clothile be takin' de chilluns to buy de school supply dat day, jes' like him an' Marie, so he ax, "Boudreaux, din't you take dem chilluns to buy de school supply today?"

"We done did jes' dat!" Boudreaux say.

"Den how dem chilluns din't wear you out wit' de cryin' an' wantin' stuff not on de list an' axin' fo' toys an' all dat?" Thibodeaux ax.

"Mais, I done figure out how to keep dem chilluns from wantin' anyt'in' dey's not suppose to have.  When we gets us to de toy aisle, I make like I's a kid an' I start tryin' out de toys an' playin', an' ever' time by de time I grabs me de pogo stick an' start to jumpin', de chilluns be ready to get me outta dere an' leave de store!

A PS to yesterday's post:  #2 Son has cleverly rigged two submersible fish tank pumps with tubing leading to the shower drain, and so we are able to keep up with the water in the laundry room more easily.  There has been a lot of damage from the rain here, in certain areas the water is up to the roof line of homes.  The Big Boss' house had 6 inches of water in it, and his car, his truck, his antique station wagon, and his daddy's antique Ford truck were all flooded.  We may have to deal with water leaking into our house regularly because of a faulty foundation the sellers failed to disclose to us and managed to hide, but we are a lot better off than many people, as we never get more than a little water in that one area of the house.  Today, i'm counting my blessings.

Today is:

Anniversary Day -- Tristan da Cunha

Assumption Eve -- France; Holy See

Day of Peace between Horus and Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Faradda di li candareri (Descent of the Candlesticks) -- Sassari, Sardinia (beginning of the celebration of the Assumption)

Festival for Fortuna Equestris -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Independence Day -- Pakistan(1947)

International Nagging Day -- ignore this one if you have any sense, the founder was smart enough to leave no trace

Joust of the Quintana -- Ascoli Piceno, Italy (reenactment of a medieval jousting tournament)

La Torta dei Fieschi -- Lavagna, Italy (this city on the Italian Riviera comes to life with dance and music every year to commemorate the wedding, on this day in 1230, of Bianca de Bianchi and Count Opizzo Fiechi, as he had invited everyone in town to share the 30ft. high cake he had made for the occasion)

Liberty Tree Day -- Massachusetts, US

Mantoro Lantern Lighting -- Kasuga Taisha, Japan (through tomorrow; 3,000 lanterns light the shrine, and the main hall is open for visitors, with Bugaku and Kagura performed in the apple garden)

National Creamsicle Day

National Financial Awareness Day -- can't find the history on who started this for which country, but it's wise to become financially literate no matter where you live

National Navajo Code Talkers Day -- Navajo Nation; US

Oued Ed-Dahab Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara (celebrating the recovery of this area from Spanish occupation in 1979)

Pakistani Independence Day Parade -- Devon Avenue, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL, US (yes, a Celebration of Pakistan; anything for a party, even another country's Independence Day, right?)

Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)

Rushbearing -- Macclesfield Forest and St. Stephens Church Forest Chapel, Cheshire, England (ancient tradtion of bringing new rushes, plaited in traditional weaves, to carpet the church and keep it warm, always on the first Sunday after Aug. 12)

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (Patron of families, imprisoned people, journalists, political prisoners, prisoners, recovering drug addicts, the pro-life movement; against drug addictions)

St. Werenfrid's Day (Patron of vegetable gardeners; Arnheim, Netherlands; Elst, Netherlands; Westervoort, Netherlands; against gout and stiff joints)

Tish'a B'Av -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Wiffle Ball Day -- the wiffle ball was introduced this day in 1953

Anniversaries Today:

Jackie Mason marries Jyll Rosenfeld, 1991
V-J Day, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Tim Tebow, 1987
Terin Humphrey, 1986
Mila Kunis, 1983
Spencer Pratt, 1983
Jay Manuel, 1972
Catherine Bell, 1968
Halle Berry, 1966
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959
Marcia Gay Harden, 1959
Gary Larson, 1950
Danielle, Steel, 1947
Antonio Fargas, 1946
Susan Saint James, 1946
Steve Martin, 1945
Lynne Cheney, 1941
David Crosby, 1941
Arthur Betz Laffer, 1940
Alice Ghostley, 1926
Buddy Greco, 1926
Russell Baker, 1925
John Ringling North, 1903
Ernest Everett Just, 1883
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1863
Doc Holiday, 1851
H.C. Oersted, 1777
Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Front Page"(Play), 1928

Today in History

The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183
Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281
Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816
Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma, 1842
Oregon Territory created, 1848
Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873
Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880
Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885
A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888
France begins requiring motor vehicle registration, 1893
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901
Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969
Longest game in softball history begins, as The Gager's Diner team takes on the Bend'n Elbow Tavern; the game was played to raise money for a new softball field in Monticello, NY, went to 365 innings over two days, and the Gagers won 491-467, 1976
Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003
More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetery, 2009
As a sponsored event of the IOC, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics for athletes age 14-18, officially starts in Singapore, 2010
North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region, 2013


  1. Oh, I have wondered about flooding for you since I have watched the news on TV of all the rain in your area! Sorry for the rain from your foundation problems but as you say, it could be worse! :-)

  2. A good idea to reduce stress and save money.

  3. Bwahahahahahahahaha. That was brilliant. Brilliant.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. LOL thanks for the giggle as always haha!

    Have a giggletastic Sunday :-)

  5. For me it was always a Hockey stick. Of course the people working at the store always wanted me to leave the toy aisle,,,and the whole store after shooting a few pucks. No sense of humor.

  6. Glad to hear you've only been minimally affected by all the rain. I hope it lets up for you soon.

  7. Embarasssing our children came automatically at our house. We didn't even have to try.


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