Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weather or Not

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This past week, we had a bit of tropical weather.  How do we know this?  Why, Mr. Jim Cantore came to town, of course.  They send that guy into the worst weather situations, so if he gets sent to town, you know they are expecting something exciting, weather-wise.  As one young man noted around here, "It's not bad weather until the bald guy shows up."

Boudreaux like to watch him de weather on de TV.  One day he see de local weather man, Mr. Savoie, makin' groceries.*

He go to Mr. Savoie an' ax, "How come you don' go outside when de weather be bad, like dem guys on de national TV channel?"

An' Mr. Savoie say, "Mais, dem people be crazy!  It be my job to tell you what de weather be, not to get wet to prove it!"

*"makin' groceries" means grocery shopping; no, none of us know why it's called that down here

Today is:

America's Kids Day -- founded to encourage US parents to teach their children the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Arbor Day -- Philippines

Color TV Day -- CBS broadcast the first program in color on this day in 1951

Day of the Seafarer -- The International Maritime Organization (this year’s theme is “Seafarers Matter”) 

Descendent's Day -- on the final Sunday of June each year, an encouragement for all the world's citizens to take an accounting of their activities during the prior year and how those will affect those who come after us

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; begins at sundown, and runs through sundown on the 28th, but local dates and official government observances may vary)

Elf Thumping Day -- Fairy Calendar (no details on what the Elves thump, and no, no one is allowed to thump an Elf!)

Feast of the Optional Holiday -- pick one, and celebrate it or don't, your option!

Festival of Ranting and Vaporing -- sponsored by The Daily Bleed

Gioco Del Ponte -- Pisa, Italy (the Battle of the Bridge or Game of the Bridge, a medieval parade and contest for possession of the bridge)

Global Beatles Day -- read about the meaning of this day, and why this date was picked, here 

Gotanshin Sai -- Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto, Japan (festival to commemorate the birth of Lord Sugawara, with ceremonies to ward off summer infections)

Independence Day -- Mozambique(1975)

La Festa Dei Gigli -- Nola, Campagna, Italy (Festival of the Lilies, in honor of St. Paulinus; through tomorrow, with the traditional Ballad of the Lilies on June 28)

Leon Day -- Noel spelled backward, the turning poing on the calendar when Christmas starts getting closer; those who make Christmas/Noel gifts need to start thinking about their projects

Log Cabin Day -- The Log Cabin Society, dedicated to preserving log cabins and the old fashioned ways of life; many places that have historic log cabins plan big events the last Sunday in June to celebrate

Ludi Taurii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Games of the Bull, a two day festival held once every five years)

Mother's Day -- Kenya

National Catfish Day

National Fried Okra Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Sense of Humor in Bed Appreciation Day -- i'm not touching this one

Singing on the Mountain -- Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC, US (traditional and modern gospel music, with local and nationally known artists and speakers)

Slovenian Sovereignty Day / National Day -- Slovenia

Statehood Day -- Croatia

St. Eurosia's Day (a/k/a Orosia; Patron of Jaca, Spain; against bad weather)
     Fiesta de Santa Orosia -- Jaca, Spain

St. Molaug's Day (Patron of Argyll, Scotland; against mental illness)

Windjammer Days -- Boothbay Harbor, ME, US (the premier maritime event on the coast of Maine, with something for everyone; through Saturday)

Anniversaries Today:

Virginia becomes the 10th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Scott Terra, 1987
Linda Cardellini, 1975
Dikembe Mutombo, 1966
George Michael, 1963
Ricky Gervais, 1961
Sonia Sotomayor, 1954
Jimmie Walker, 1949
Phyllis George, 1949
Carly Simon, 1945
Willis Reed, Jr., 1942
June Lockhart, 1925
Sidney Lumet, 1924
Anne Revere, 1903
George Orwell, 1903
Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, 1886
Rose Cecil O'Neill, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Het Achterhuis. Dagbrieven van 14 juni 1942 tot 1 augustus 1944(First publication of excerpts from Anne Frank's diaries), 1947
"It Pays To Be Ignorant"(Radio), 1942

Today in History:

The Book of Concord or Concordia, the historic doctrinal standard of the Lutheran Church, is published, 1580 
Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy, from the University of Padua, 1678
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary, 1741
Lucien B. Smith of Ohio patents the first version of barbed wire, 1867
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, 1876
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland, 1938
The Diary of Anne Frank is published, 1947
The Berlin airlift begins, 1948
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea, 1950
CBS broadcasts the first color television signal, 1951
First live global satellite television programme – Our World, 1967
Mozambique achieves independence, 1975
Microsoft  is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington, 1981
Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, 1991
Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada, 1993
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir, 1997
The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people, 1997
The Harvard School of Health Study concludes that since 1980 the number of adults with diabetes has doubled, 2011
A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight, 2013


  1. Happy Sunday! The weather is hot but bearable for the past 2 days. If it did not rain then it will be very hot and dry. Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. Amazing the weather you guys get and yes. Jim Cantore will be there all the time when it gets bad.
    I hope that you didn't have any severe problems Mimi?
    See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. That was funny, even funnier is the term "making groceries". :)

  4. I'd never heard the term making groceries. Oh well, I've lived out west all my life.

    I love your jokes and always look forward to your Silly Sunday's.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. Love your jokes and silly sundays

  6. LOL you wanna see our weather people they go so over the top when we get sunny and hot weather it's comical to watch them and 70% of the time they get it wrong LOL, anyway I'm off to make groceries LOL :-)

    Have a sillytastic Sunday :-)

  7. In Europe it is very hot , too. Just summer

  8. "Making groceries?" Haven't heard that term before.

  9. I haven't heard the saying 'Making groceries' either, but like it. Around here we call the weather people, the weather guessers. They are seldom every correct. Have a great week.