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There were two good things that came out of Red-headed Alec losing his wallet. First, there was our faith in human nature restored when someone very kindly turned it in to the police. (Although it did scare the crud out of his mother, who just got out of the hospital again, as he still has her address on his license, and the police showed up to say they had his wallet and she thought something horrible had happened to him. She called and was most relieved when he answered his phone and told her he had simply lost it while out for a run.)
The second good thing was finding out that, for a small fee, you can go to one of several designated notary and auto title transfer places, one of which is just across the highway from us, and they can renew your license or give you a duplicate. (In fact, if you lost yours in the recent floods, they were replacing them for a reduced cost, just show that your address was in the flood zone.) This means no waiting for hours and hours at the DMV!
Boudreaux, he know him all 'bout dat waitin' at de DMV. De las' time he done gots to go dere, he be 'bout t'ree hour jes' for to transact de bidness he have, an' dat put him late fo' his nex' errand.
He done had to run to de sports shop fo' to buy a gift fo' Tee Boudreaux to take to a birthday party. De birthday boy done ax for sports equipment, an' Tee done say he want to give his frien' a baseball bat.
So Boudreaux done pull up in front de sports shop jes' a few minute befo' dey close, an' de whole time he be in dere he be mutterin' 'bout how long dey done took at de DMV jes' to renew his license, an' how he goin' be late home fo' supper. De clerk ring him up fo' de bat, an ax, "Do you want me to wrap dat, or be you going straight back to de DMV wit' it?"
Apple Festival -- Old Prairie Town, Topeka, KS, US (celebrating apples and Topeka's turn of the last century heritage)
Batik Day -- Indonesia (UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage)
Buttering-Up Quarter Finals -- Fairy Calendar (I have no idea what this means, but anything to do with butter sounds good.)
Day of Appearance of the Primordial/Eight Great Netjers -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Erntedankfest -- Germany (Thanksgiving/Harvest fest, on the first Sunday in October)
Fryeburg Fair -- Fryeburg, ME, US (a week-long celebration with aggricultural exposition, draft horse competition, a midway, nightly shows, Woodsmen's Day, Firemen's Muster, a juried crafts show, and more; through next Sunday)
Gandhi Jayanti -- India (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary)
Go for a Stroll After Dinner Night -- because it's healthy
Great Books Week begins -- previously sponsored by Excellence in Literature, which no longer has its own website; it was always the first full week of October, which is a great time to pick out a piece of great liturature and read
Guardian Angels Day -- recognize and thank your own Guardian Angel
Feast of Guardian Angels -- Spain (patrons of the police force)
Hijra -- Islam (Islamic New Year Begins at the viewing of the new moon crescent, so exact time/date varies by location)
Independence Day -- Guinea(1958)
International African Diaspora Day
International Day of Non-Violence -- UN, in honor of Gandhi's birth anniversary
Mehregan -- Iran (pre-Muslim Zoroastrian festival of Persia to honor Mehr, which means friendship, affection, and love; also called Persian Festival of Autumn)
Name Your Car Day (and i hope you don't have to name it "Old Unreliable")
National Custodial Workers Day -- US
National Fried Scallops Day
Old Man's Day -- Braughing, Herts, England (in honor of a 16th-Century man's escape from premature interment; he left money for a street sweeping and celebration on this day which is still observed)
Phileas Fogg's Wager Day -- he made his famous wager, according to Jules Verne, this day in 1872
Pulaski Day Parade -- Philadelphia, PA, US and NY, NY, US (honoring the Polish patriot known as the "Father of the American Cavalry")
Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (begins this evening; through the evening of Oct. 4)
St. Leger's Day (a/k/a Leodegar; Patron of blind people, millers; against blindness and sore eyes)
World Communion Sunday -- Christian
World Farm Animals Day
Redwood National Park is established in CA, US, 1968
Paul Teutul, Jr., 1974
Kelly Ripa, 1970
Lorraine Bracco, 1955
Annie Leibovitz, 1949
Donna Karan, 1948
Don McLean, 1945
Rex Reed, 1938
Moses Gunn, 1929
George "Spanky" McFarland, 1928
"Sheriff John" Rovick, 1919
Alex Raymond, 1909
Graham Greene, 1904
Bud Abbot, 1895
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 1895
Groucho Marx, 1890
Cordell Hull, 1871
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869
King Richard III of England, 1452
"Moon Over Buffalo"(Play), 1995
"Ben Casey"(TV), 1961
"The Twilight Zone"(TV), 1959
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"(TV), 1955
"The George Gobel Show"(tv), 1954
"The Jimmy Durante Show"(TV), 1954
"Comedy in Music"(Victor Borge one man musical), 1953
Peanuts(Comic strip by Charles Schultz), 1950
"Ah, Wilderness"(Play), 1933
Volkskrant(Dutch newspaper, first edition), 1919
Today in History:
Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders, 1187
Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal), 1535
Kazan is conquered by Ivan the Terrible, 1552
Jan Lippershey completes a prototype of the modern reflecting telescope, 1608
George Washington transmits the Bill of Rights to the States for ratification, 1789
The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales against Mexican troops attempting to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, and meeting with stiff resistance, 1835
J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener, 1866
John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system, 1925
The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, 1928
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950
The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television, 1959
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court, 1967
NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11, 2001
American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan, 2004
NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico, 2005
The parliamentary election in Georgia is determed by the OSCE to be "fair and free", 2012