Sunday, February 26, 2017

Silly Sunday: Ageless

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.
7. Go to Sandee's site, linked above, and get the Silly Sunday code for your blog, too!

Little Girl came with me yesterday to visit Grandma and Grandpa.  We got to discussing why Grandma and Grandpa don't come on vacation with us any more.  Grandma said she'd be willing to consider coming, but Grandpa feels they have reached a point where they are too old to be traveling so far.

Little Girl, of course, disagrees vehemently and wants them to come anyway.  She insists they are not near to being "too elderly to travel."

De topic done come up wit' Boudreaux, when he done be talkin' to Thibodeaux, 'bout when you be elderly.  He be tellin' how someone call him dat an' he don' like it one bit.

"So, when do you t'ink someone be elderly?" Thibodeaux ax.

"When de doctor visit be de social high point in de week, you may be elderly," say Boudreaux.

"Well, dere don' be much you can do 'bout gettin' older," Thibodeaux say.

"Mais, dat be fo' true," Boudreaux agree, "but I's resolved dat since I ain't goin' to grow younger, at least I can stay childish!"

Today is:

Ayyám-i-Há -- Baha'i (intercalary days, devoted to service and gift giving; through Mar. 1)

Carnival of Binche -- Binche, Belgium (famous carnival dating back to the 16th century, which includes a giants parade, childrens parade, fireworks, orange tossing, and more; through Shrove Tuesday

Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day upon which dairy products and eggs may be consumed before the Lenten fast; sometimes also called Forgiveness Sunday)

Church Action on Poverty Sunday -- UK (Visions of the Good Society

Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

Daytona 500 Race -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US

Edo Nagashi Bina -- Sumidagawa River, Japan (ritual to wish for children's good health by washing the sins of the body away)

Fasching Sunday -- Germany and Austria, and among German speaking peoples; the Party before Lent kicks up now

For Pete's Sake Day -- Wellcat Holidays asks us, who is Pete, and why do things for his sake?  think about that as you celebrate this today

Hall Sunday -- meaning Hallowed Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, which has many traditions associated with it

Intercalary Days -- Baha'i (through Mar. 1)

Levi Strauss Day -- his birth anniversary

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

Mother's Day -- Israel (Shevat 30)

National Personal Chef Day -- heaven knows we all have one of those; some websites list it today, some on July 16

National Pistachio Day

Rooks Nesting Day -- Olde England (12 days after Candlemas on the Julian Calendar)

St. Alexander's Day (Patriarch of Alexandria)

St. Isabella of France's Day (Patron of the sick)

Tell a Fairy Tale Day -- shouldn't this have been two days ago, on Wilhelm Grimm's birth anniversary?

The Man In Black Day -- Johnny Cash's birth anniversary

Thriller Day -- Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" hit #1 today, and stayed there for 37 weeks

Tokyo Marathon 2016 -- Tokyo, Japan

Transfiguration Sunday -- Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Grand Teton National Park is established, 1929
Grand Canyon National Park is established, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Marshall Faulk, 1973
Erykah Badu, 1972
Mark Dacascos, 1964
Michael Bolton, 1953
Johnny Cash, 1932
Fats Domino, 1928
Betty Hutton, 1921
Tony Randall, 1920
Jackie Gleason, 1916
Margaret Leighton, 1922
Tex Avery, 1908
Madeleine Carroll, 1906
Jean Vercors, 1902
William Frawley, 1887
Herbert Henry Dow, 1866
John Harvey Kellog, 1852
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846
Levi Strauss, 1829
Honore Daumier, 1808
Victor Hugo, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway"(Musical), 1989
"Deathtrap"(Play), 1978

Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747
An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531
Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794
The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797
Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815
In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870
HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914
The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970
Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990
On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991
In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993
The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses, 1995
Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000
Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004
After winning a Liberal Party of British Columbia ballot, Canadian politician Christy Clark becomes the second woman to be Premier of British Columbia, 2011
Scientists in Illinois, announce they've developed stretchable batteries that can power a new generation of flexible electronics, 2013


  1. I agree with the venerable chap--staying childish never grows old! :-)
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  2. You are only as old as you feel. Nothing but a number. Take care.

  3. Aww! they should consider going with you but I can understand his point.

    Boudreaux has a point too LOL

    Have a decisiontastic Sunday :-)

  4. Ha! That's MY philosophy; You can't get younger but you can always stay childish.

  5. I love your post Greetings from Poland

  6. I'm 65 and I can be ever so childish and I can do it often too. Thanks for the laugh.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  7. As someone who is way too immature for my age, I enjoyed that joke.

  8. That made me laugh. Have you read the poem "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" ? :)

  9. I hope I do not get too old to travel...but I am sure that day will come.

  10. Too cute! I do know some who never seem to age because they are young at heart, and then there are those who never grew up!!! ;-)

  11. I believe I saw a t-shirt with a sentiment on that order, "Growing old is required, growing up is optional." Oddly enough, I think old IS a matter of how you feel. My one set of grandparents traveled well into their mid eighties, from AZ to OR. My In-Laws are just now thinking about skipping the trip to FL, as going through the airport is not fun anymore... And then I know more than a few folks my age and a bit younger that say they couldn't hack a long trip!
    Cat, who still wants to see Alaska...


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