Sunday, September 10, 2017

What They're Good For

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!

Yesterday's visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house was enjoyable and productive.  Once again the housekeeper did not show up, so i at least got the bathrooms, kitchen, and vacuuming done.

Grandma and Grandpa are not in agreement about whether to fire the current housekeeper and let me and Miss Eva (my sister-in-law) take turns doing it.  Time will tell.

Boudreaux done had him some trouble wit' one de young men dat be workin' at his shop.

Boudreaux be complain to Thibodeaux, "Mais, dat boy not jes' be too slow to stop quick, I ain't got to pay him to be good 'cause he be good for nothing'!"

Today is:

Dia del Nino -- Honduras (Children's Day)

Grandparents' Day -- US (but if you have fabulous grands in your family, feel free to observe anywhere)

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest  -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Homesteader Day Harvest Festival -- Brandon, SD, US (re-creation of the harvest in the pioneer days)

Hug Your Hound Day -- to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces

National Day -- Gibraltar

Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet, feel free to observe

Pet Rock Festival -- North Grafton, MA, US (a family friendly festival, bringing together animal welfare activists, shelter workers, and families to promote pet adoption and help the public understand what these organizations do)

Saint George's Caye Day -- Belize (National Day)

Sewing Machine Day -- date of issuance of an early sewing machine patent, to Elias Howe; some sites call this "Sew Be It! Day"

Swap Ideas Day -- Robert L. Birch of Puns Corp wants people to explore ways in which their ideas can be put to work to benefit all humanity and develop incentives to encourage using our creative imaginations

St. Finian's Day (Patron of Ulster, Irland)

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (Patron of animals, baby, dying people, mariners/sailors, sick animals; Albi, Italy; Cabanatuan, Philippines; Guimbai, Philippines; Lambuna, Philippines; Mati, Philippines; Tandag, Philippines; Toentino, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- China

TV Dinner Day

Wakes Sunday -- Abbots Bromley, England (Complete with the traditional celebration of the Horn Dance tomorrow)

World Suicide Prevention Day -- a great resource is here

Birthdays Today:

Clark Johnson, 1964
Randy Johnson, 1963
Colin Firth, 1960
Amy Irving, 1953
Joe Perry, 1950
Judy Geeson, 1948
Jose Feliciano, 1945
Stephen Jay Gould, 1941
Karl Lagerfeld, 1938
Charles Kuralt, 1934
Roger Maris, 1934
Arnold Palmer, 1929
Rin Tin Tin, 1918
Fay Wray, 1907
Adele Astaire, 1896
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890
Franz Werfel, 1890
Ian Fleming, 1888
Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839
Marie Laveau, 1801
Carter Braxton, 1736

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The X Files"(TV), 1993
"Gentle Ben"(TV), 1967
"The Road Runner Show"(TV), 1966
"Gunsmoke"(TV), 1955
"Benvenuto Cellini(Berlioz opera), 1838

Today in History:

The Battle of Marathon takes places between the forces of the Persian Empire and those of Athens, BC490*
An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul, 1509
John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608
Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru, 1823
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine, 1846
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora, 1858
Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913
Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 1919
20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama, 1963
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France, 1977
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations, 2002
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland, 2008

*actual date disputed, but it was the 9th day of the 9th moon on their calendar


  1. Good one Boudreaux :) I think they should fire their housekeeper if she is so undependable.

  2. Give her one more chance and warning then if it happens again sack her as we say in UK LOL

    LOL @ Boudreaux :-)

    Have a decisionmakingtastic SS :-)

  3. How did I not know about an earthquake called, "The Lesser Judgment Day"????
    My day is made - thank you. :-)

  4. Lord, I should come here more often than I do. Always something fun and interesting. Shame on me for being a slug... Thanks for always dropping by my place, Mimi. You're a great one.

  5. I love Boudreaux. Look forward to having a laugh every Sunday.

    I'm sorry the housekeeper isn't dependable for your grandparents. Too bad.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  6. Let's run Boudreaux for president in 2020.

  7. Mimi,

    Good laughs! I'm gonna have to remember this little linky but the weekends are always busy for me and I'm usually no where to be found in Blogosphere anyhow. I appreciate you stopping in on Friday and viewing my photos. Hopefully, you enjoyed the giggles I shared. ;)

  8. I love the quirky facts you come up with about each day. Inspiring. No doubt many trigger stories by writers, paintings by artists, and hidden ambition in couch potatoes. :-)


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