Saturday, December 10, 2016

Here Comes the Bride

The Big Boss, the one Sweetie used to work for, is getting married today.

For many years he said he'd never marry again.  During all of that time, he continued to date, off and on, one particular, special lady.

Why it took him this long i do not know, but i guess it's better late than never.

Maybe losing his house in the flooding and ending up staying with her is what finally convinced him.

Maybe the fact that she's stood by him during some troubled times, and helped him tremendously when he's needed surgeries during the past year, did the trick.

Whatever it was, they are getting married at the church across the highway from here this afternoon, and i hope at least one of the old outfits i have in the closet still fits.  It's been a long time since i've needed to dress up.

Today is:

Chief Red Cloud Day -- marking the Sioux leader's death in 1909; defender of Native rights, son of Lone Man and Walks As She Thinks

Constitution Day -- Thailand

Dewey Decimal System Day -- anniversary of Melvil Dewey's birth

Do Something Wild and Crazy with Velveeta Day -- guess they mean besides turn it into Hillbilly Hor d'oeuvres (melted with Rotel and served with chips)

International Animal Rights Day

International Human Rights Day -- anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948

International Shareware Day

Jane Addams Day -- Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL, US (sponsored by the American Association of University Women-Illinois)

Le Foire aux Noix -- Bastogne, Belgium (annual "Nuts Fair", commemorating the liberation of the city from the Nazis, and the Rights of the Child celebration; through Sunday)

Lux Mundi -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring Libertas as the bringer of light into the world)

National Day of the Horse -- US (by Congressional resolution, information here)

National Lager Day

Nobeldagen -- Sweden (Alfred Nobel Day, presentations of the Nobel Prizes at the Stockholm Concert Hall)
     Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony -- Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway

Sister-Friend Day -- internet generated, but if you have a sister who is a good friend to you, it's worth celebrating

St. Eulalia of Merida's Day (Patron of runaways, torture victims, widows; Merida, Spain; Oviedo, Spain)

Whirling Dervishes Festival -- Konya, Turkey (through the 17th)

Anniversaries Today:

Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817

Birthdays Today:

Raven-Symone, 1985
Bobby Flay, 1964
Kenneth Branagh, 1960
Susan Dey, 1952
Gloria Loring, 1946
Dan Blocker, 1928
Harold Gould, 1923
Dorothy Lamour, 1914
Chet Huntley, 1911
Hermes "Pan" Panagiotopolous, 1909
Mary Norton, 1903
Melvil Dewey, 1851
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, 1787

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Wings Over America"(Album release), 1976
Lawrence of Arabia(Film), 1962
"The Mighty Mouse Playhouse" (TV), 1955
Grand Ole Opry (first radio broadcast), 1927

Today in History:

Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton's paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
The Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes the first American Colonial government to borrow money, 1690
The metric system is formally established in France, 1799
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
Women's suffrage is granted in Wyoming Territory, the first in the US, 1869
Women are granted suffrage in Tasmania, 1902
The 10,000,000th Model T Ford is assembled, 1915
The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut, in Nashville, Tn, 1927
UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1950
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia, 1981
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland; the closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages, 1993
An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali, 2010


  1. Have a great time at the wedding.

  2. Hopefully, you'll find something to wear. I can't recall the last time I dressed up. I wonder if I remember how to tie a tie.

  3. Sounds to like this dude needs to close the deal quick before he gets the boot.

    Enjoy the celebration.

  4. Oh how wonderful. I can see how a couple would finally marry after some serious situations and finally find that each other love one another especially after during troubled times. That's true love. Congratulations to the loving couples. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Many of us said we would never marry again, only to discover that God had better plans for us! I am so thankful I opened my heart to His possibilities, and I wish The Boss a marriage that is happy ever after. It sounds like they already know how to weather the storms of life together!

  6. I do hope you enjoy putting on your best outfit - and the wedding. Good luck to the happy couple, too.

  7. Oh that's a lovely love story! Sometimes it takes trials to bring you together I guess.
    I don't know what on earth I would wear if I had to dress up!!! That's the only problem with losing weight -- all my old dress clothes no longer fit and are long gone from the closet (which, yay!) but I cannot afford to replace them all just yet either! I could not even find a pair of dress pants the other night.


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