Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday With Boudreaux

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There will be a sunrise service at church this morning at 6:30 instead of the usual 7:45 service, and then two other services at their regular times.  They will all be crowded where they are usually just mostly full.

Boudreaux show him up at church on Easter mornin' one year, an' Father Gautraux done tol' him, "Boudreaux, you need to join de Army o' de Lord!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Father Gautraux, I do be in de Army o' de Lord!"

An' Father Gautraux ax, "Den how come I only sees you here in de church at Christmas an' Easter?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I be assign to de Secret Service!"

May all of you have a blessed and beautiful Easter Sunday.  He is Risen!

Today is:

Cleaning for a Reason Week begins -- raising awareness of Cleaning For A Reason, which helps provide free residential cleaning to women fighting cancer 

Day of Mushroom Encouragement -- Fairy Calendar

Dronningens Fodselsdag -- Denmark (Birthday of Queen Margrethe II)

Easter -- Christian (remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus)
     Paskar -- Iceland (Easter, the day trolls and evil beings sleep through the day, so an auspicious day to look for the wishing stone)

Emancipation Day -- Washington, D.C., US (observed tomorrow, which is why taxes are not due until Tuesday this year)

Holiday of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Jim Thorpe Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1973)

National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day -- always on Easter Sunday

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decision Week begins -- US (to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning) 

National Pet ID Week -- the third full week of April, you are reminded to make sure your pets are microchipped or have an ID tag, just in case

Offering to Demeter Khloe -- Ancient Greek Calendar (honoring Demeter as goddess of green shoots; date approximate)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (Patron of people ridiculed for their piety, poor people, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people; Lourdes, France; against bodily ills, poverty, sickness)

St. Padarn's Day (Celtic peoples traditionally begin weeding crops on this saint's day)

World Entrepreneurship Day

World Voice Day -- if you've ever had laryngitis, you know how important it is to protect your voice 

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. marries Jill Goodare, 1994
Founding of the University of Queensland, 1910

Birthdays Today:

Lilliana Mumy, 1994
Lucas Haas, 1976
Selena Quintanilla, 1971
Martin Lawrence, 1965
Jon Cryer, 1965
Ellen Barkin, 1955
Jay O. Sanders, 1953
Kareem Adbud-Jabbar, 1947
Dusty Springfield, 1939
Bobby Vinton, 1935
Herbie Mann, 1930
Edie Adams, 1929
Pope Benedict XVI, 1927
Henry Mancini, 1924
Kingsley Amis, 1922
Peter Ustinov, 1921
Barry Nelson, 1920
Merce Cunningham, 1919
Charlie Chaplin, 1889
John Millington Synge, 1871
Wilbur Wright, 1867
Jose De Diego, 1866
Anatole France, 1844
John Franklin, 1786
Hans Sloane, 1660

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Brown Sugar"(Rolling Stones single release), 1971
"Fibber McGee and Molly"(Radio), 1935
"Mazeppa"(Symphonic poem, Liszt' S 100), 1854
"The Contrast"(Comedy), 1787 (First play by an American author, Royall Tyler, to be professionally produced on stage)

Today in History:

Calculated date of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War, BC1178
The Jewish fortress of Masada falls to the Roman Army, ending the Jewish revolt, 73
Martin Luther is called before the Diet of Worms, 1521
Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina, 1582
The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada, 1880
The first passenger rail opens in India, 1853
Ebenezer Bassett, the first African-American diplomat, begins his service in Haiti, 1869 
US Marshal Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle, in Dodge City, 1881
Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to cross the English Channel, 1912
Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British, 1919
Annie Oakley shoots a record 100 clay targets in a row, 1922
Dr. Albert Hofmann first ingests LSD, thus discovering its effects, 1943
Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1947
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation, 1963
The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean, 1992
The Queen Mary II embarks on her first transatlantic voyage, 2004
President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over, 2007


  1. Yes you are right some people go to church on Christmas and Easter less and less people go to church in Europe

  2. Bwahahahahahaha. I've been assigned to the secret service. I love your jokes.

    Have a blessed day and a blessed Easter. ☺

  3. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  4. That was cute :) Happy Easter to you and your family! XO

  5. Oh Lord! That was very true for the many people in my church. I guess they were in the Secret Service. Very cute.
    Have a Blessed Easter Mimi and your family. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I must confess that I'm in the Secret Service alongside Boudreaux. Happy Easter to you and yours, especially Dansig ;)

  7. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter, Mimi! He is risen indeed! 🦋

  8. Have a peaceful Easter :-)

    LOL @ Boudreaux never fails to make me laugh :-)

  9. Happy Easter to you! Thank you so much for your shares. :)

  10. Boudreaux always has a good answer.

    Happy Easter.

  11. My Church was packed yesterday, and it will be again at Christmas. Inbetween? I'll be there with just a handful of the loyal few.

    Another day in Amble Bay!

  12. Those kittens are just adorable. Happy Easter.


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