Sunday, September 17, 2017

Silly Sunday: What if?

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Today is the baby shower for Sweet Sue, Red-headed Alec's fiancee. 

Every time Red-headed Alec comes over to visit and i ask how he is doing, he gives me a deer-in-the-headlights look and says, "Um, I'm about to be a dad, and I'm thrilled and petrified!"

Tee Boudreaux be talkin' to his frien' Pierre, an' he say, "I's scared, Pierre.  My Père, Boudreaux, he work all day ever' day to make sure I got a good house to live in an' plen'y food to eat, an' my Mère, Clothile, she be all day cookin' an' cleanin' an' washin', an' I be mighty scared!"

An' Pierre ax, "It soun' like you gots it made, what fo' you be scared?"

An' Tee say, "Mais, what if dey try to escape!"

Today is:

Autumn Equinox Festival at Chichen Itza -- beginning today, thousands will gather for the amazing play of light and shadow each evening at sunset through the 27th)

Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala -- Tonga

Citizenship Day -- US

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 7, Women (sponsored by We, the World

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

International Country Music Day

National Apple Dumpling Day

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invitied)

National Doodle Day -- UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)

National Heroes Day -- Angola

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year) 
Niketeria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Operation Market Garden Remembrance -- Netherlands

Return of Kelp-Koli Celebration -- Fairy Calendar (under duress, of course)

Stigmata of St. Francis' Day

St. Hildegard von Bingen's Day (author of treatises on natural healing and the first musical composer whose biography is known)

St. Lambert's Day (Patron of Middelaar, Netherlands)

Time's Up Day -- created by Wellcat Holidays; time's up on holding that grudge, you need to make amends with people today, since you aren't guaranteed a tomorrow

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day)

UCI Road World Championships -- Bergen, Norway (Union Cycliste International sponsors these races, through the 24th)

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day -- anniversary of founding in 1914

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

Anniversary Today:

The Constitution of the United States is signed, 1787
American Professional Football League (later the NFL) founded (a/k/a the Swallowing Up of Weekends), 1920

Birthdays Today:

Chuck Liddell, 1969
Kyle Chandler, 1965
Rita Rudner, 1956
Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, 1951
John Ritter, 1948
David H. Souter, 1974
Ken Kesey, 1935
Maureen Conolly, 1934
Anne Bancroft, 1931
Roddy McDowall, 1928
George Blanda, 1927
Hank Williams Sr., 1923
Chaim Herzog, 1918
Warren E. Burger, 1907
Jerry Colonna, 1904
John Willard Marriot, 1900
Andrew "Rube" Foster, 1879
Baron Friedrich Von Steuben, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Home Improvement"(TV), 1991
"Head of the Class"(TV), 1986
"M*A*S*H"(TV), 1972
"McMillan and Wife"(TV), 1971
"Mission: Impossible"(TV), 1966
"Bewitched"(TV), 1964
"The Fugitive"(TV), 1963
"Car 54 Where are You?"(TV), 1961
"Outward Bound"(Play), 1923

Today in History:

The Battle of Thermopylae, fought between 300 Spartans, led by their king, Leonidas, and the Achaemenid Empire begins, BC480
Arabs conquer Alexandria, and destroy its library for the last time, 642
Netherland sailors discover Mauritus, 1598
Massachusetts Bay Colony gets a new charter, 1691
Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain, 1776
US Constitution is adopted by the Philadelphia convention, 1787
Sprinkler system for extinguishing fires is patented by Phillip W. Pratt, 1872
The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality, 1908
The first transcontinental airplane flight, from New York to Pasadena, is completed after 82 hours 4 minutes, 1911
The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards 
of 2,500 people, the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 1928
The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives, 1949
Television is first broadcast in Australia, 1956
Malaysia joins the United Nations, 1957
Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations, 1974
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA, 1976
The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt, 1978
Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America, 1983
Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations, 1991
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet, 1991
Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years, 2006
A drill finally reaches the 33 Chilean miners trapped after the Aug. 5 Copiapo mining accident, 2010 
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports the 2015 Northern Hemisphere summer to be the hottest on record, 2015


  1. About to be a dad or a mom is a scary thing, but they will do fine.

    Love your joke. I would be scared they would try to escape too.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  2. That is a good one :) Enjoy the shower.

  3. Lovely decorations for baby shower! Have a great new week!

  4. Mimi,

    "Wife's Appreciation Day" is an every day thing here it seems because DH is that good to me. He is the sweetest, kindest man in the whole world! I don't know how I got so blessed to get him and I ain't about to let him go. :D

    "National Apple Dumpling Day". Yum! I used to get one every time we visited the Apple Barn and Cider Mill in Pigeon Forge and it's been years since I've had one. I'm gonna have to get one the next time we go!


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