Sunday, October 30, 2016

Silly Sunday: Sharing the Fun

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!

Yesterday i went to visit Grandma and Grandpa.  They are getting older, and Grandma is too frail to travel much or far.  Thus instead of them coming to see us at least once a month as in years past, my children have started going to visit them, and i went yesterday because it's been too long since i've seen them.

Grandma is still painting and crafting and doing art and singing at church.  Grandpa still has his hands in several projects.  The latest is a special residence he's helping raise money for, it will be run by nuns and is for homeless women and their children.

In fact, he had a whole garage full of furniture someone gave him that he is saving for that project.  They are waiting for a grant to come through and finish the building, then they will move furniture in.  He took me out there to look at it all, and asked me if i wanted or needed anything.  It had been given to him to do with as he wished, so he wanted to offer me first chance.

It felt like i was at a garage sale, with some very good quality stuff.  While i did thank him, i told him i didn't need any of it, the homeless families would need it more in their new place.  Grandma also kept offering me things from the house, saying, I'm trying to cut down and get rid of stuff, I have too much.

Speakin' of de garage sale an' havin' too much stuff, Boudreaux be done talkin' to Thibodeaux 'bout dem garage sales dey see ever' weekend.  Thibodeaux ax, "Boudreaux, do you ever go to dem garage sales?  I done quit goin', I's already gots me enough stuff in de house."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I done figure out what to do at dem garage sales!  I go, an' I don' buy me nothin', I jes' sneak my stuff in wit' theirs!"

Today is:

A Family Halloween -- Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, VT, US (a great time for all)

Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation -- Slovakia

Buy A Doughnut Day -- any wonder who started this one? (insert eye-roll here)

Checklists Day -- prevent tragedy, create great checklists; in honor of the development of the first well known checklist following a B-17 prototype's crash due to pilot error

Create a Great Funeral Day -- don't make your family choose the plans in the midst of grief, plan your sending away party now, it's more fun when it's done -- in advance!

Daylight Saving Time ends -- Albania; Andorra; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovena; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland (some areas); Guernsey; Holy See; Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Mexico (most areas); Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara 

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions -- most former Soviet Republics

Deepawali/Deepavali/Diwali/Divali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (for the next five days; local dating customs and government holidays for this Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights can vary)
     Kag Tihar/Kag Puja -- Day of the Crows (day one of the festival)

Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade -- Long Beach, CA, US (dress up your dog and have a howling good time)

Jounen Kweyol -- Dominica; Saint Lucia (Creole Day, one of the biggest and most colorful celebrations in both of these countries, celebrating the Creole language and culture)

Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day / Haunted Refrigerator Night (And hope the old hamburger isn't grazing on the moldy salad.)

Mischief Night, a/k/a Goosey Night, Devil's Night, Cabbage Night -- US

National Candy Corn Day

National Sleep-In Day -- for those who ended DST today, begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's

Practice Winter Snuggling Night -- when it gets really cold, you'll be glad you practiced

Reformation Day/Reformation Sunday -- Protestant Christian (obs.)

St. Dorothy of Montau's Day (Patron of brides, difficult marriages, dying children, parents of large families, widows; Pomerania; Prussia)

St. Marcellus' Day  (as a Roman centurion who threw down his armor and refused to take part in pagan worship, he is Patron of conscientious objectors)

The Rhyne Toll -- Chetwode Manor, UK (through Nov 7) -- the Lord of the Manor may tax any cattle he finds on his Liberty (free pasture) on these days

Try on Your Halloween Costume Early Day -- to see how goofy you look, and make sure you have everything you need

Visit a Cemetery Day

Birthdays Today:

Nastia Liukin, 1989
Matthew Morrison, 1978
Gavin Rossdale, 1967
Diego Armando Maradona, 1960
Kevin Pollack, 1958
Charles Martin Smith, 1953
Harry Hamlin, 1951
Andrea Mitchell, 1946
Henry Winkler, 1945
Ed Lauter, 1940
Grace Slick, 1939
Claude Lelouch, 1937
Dick Gautier, 1937
Dick Vermeil, 1936
Robert Caro, 1935
Louis Malle, 1932
Ruth Gordon, 1896
Charles Atlas, 1893
Ezra Pound, 1885
William "Bull" Halsey, 1882
Emily Post, 1872
Alfred Sisley, 1839
Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1821
Richard Sheridan, 1751
John Adams, 1735

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Symphony No. 11 in G minor(Shostakovich Op. 103), 1957
"Panama Hattie"(Musical), 1940
"War of the Worlds"(Radio), 1938

Today in History:

Antioch surrenders to Rashidun Caliphate and his Muslim forces after the Battle of the Iron Bridge, 637
End of the 8th Crusade, 1270
King Henry VII, Tudor, crowned, 1485
Queen Isabella bans violence against Indians, 1503
The first Methodist church in the US is initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC), 1768
Dr. Richard Gatling patents the machine gun, 1862
Founding of Helena, Montana (capital city), 1864
John Willis Menard, of Louisiana, becomes the first black elected to the US Congress (by special election, he was challenged by the loser, but was allowed to address Congress from the lectern), 1868
Daniel Cooper patents the time clock, 1894
Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes the first woman US Senator, 1896
The first US Automobile Show opens in Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1900
Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia's first constitution, creating a legislative assembly, 1905
Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy, 1922
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter, 1925
Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States, 1938
Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 1944
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier, 1945
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1960
The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 58 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise, 1961
The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time, 1973
The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, 1974
Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain's acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco, 1975
In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine, 1987
Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%), 1995
The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) early time-sharing operating system is shut down at the Canadian Department of National Defense in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000
George Lucas sells Lucasfilm, Ltd., to the Walt Disney Company, 2012


  1. I definitely need to thin things out of my life!

  2. lol! i've considered a 'drop off' once or twice myself! :)

  3. Good one, I should try that :)

  4. If only Mrs. C would let me do that.

    I see where you get your charitable heart.

  5. What a nice thing grandma and grandpa are doing. Good for them and I'm glad you got to visit. Your kids rock you know that, right? I thought you did.

    Loved the joke. I hadn't thought of that angle. Very clever.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  6. Joke, no way that's a good ideal on how to get rid of some of this stuff around here I have to much of, I did take 3 bags to the church in town the other day have a good week glad you went to see them

  7. I think I have things that Grandpa would like
    probably like to put in his garage sale. I want to get rid a lot of junk that some people would say is riches.

    Have a great Sunday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Ha - Boudreaux is brilliant!! Why didn't I think of that? :)
    My mom tries to give me stuff every time I visit. I'm just - hello? Have you not seen my own home bursting at the seams?!!

  9. Ha! Saves the trouble of having your own garage sale.

  10. That's a clever idea! :-) My sister is the queen of garage sale operators, does a couple each year after buying up good deals at other sales. I wish she lived close enough to take her boxes of my stuff to dispense with! It is awesome that you and your children take care of family, that's the way it should be!


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