Sunday, November 26, 2017

Say What? (Silly Sunday)

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Holidays spent with our elders sometimes prove interesting, as most of them either wear hearing aids or should.  Grandpa resists wearing his, and Grandma complains we talk too loud when she has hers in but that we are whispering if she doesn’t have them in.  Add the fact that both Uncle P and Uncle J have inherited hearing loss and have worn hearing devices for years and sometimes mayhem can ensue when someone either doesn’t hear or mis-hears something.

When Father Gastineaux done ax “Do anyone got ennyt’ing special you want us to pray ‘bout?” one Sunday, Boudreaux done say, “Father, please pray fo’ my hearin’.”  So Father done jes’ dat, an’ a couple days after, he see Boudreaux in town.

“Well, Boudreaux,” Father say, “we done pray, an’ did it he’p you hearin’?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, I don’ know, my hearin’ ain’t ‘til nex’ week!”

Today is:

Celebration of Christ The King -- Christian (final Sunday of the Ecclesiastical Year) related observance
    Stir Up Sunday -- the day to get your Christmas plum pudding started

Constitution Day of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia

Day of the Covenant -- Baha'i

Day of the Tan-Wallopers -- Fairy Calendar

Good Grief Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Schultz

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along -- East Room of the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA, US (two seatings available for this beautiful and enjoyable event, singing along with a master choir and orchestra)

Independence Day -- Mongolia(1924)

National Cake Day

Sojourner Truth Day -- died this day in 1883

St. John Berchmans' Day (Patron of alter servers, Oblate novices, young people)

Totensonntag/Ewigkeitssonntag -- Germany (Sunday of the Dead/Eternity Sunday; a general celebration and memorial of all who have died, decreed to be celebrated in Lutheran Churches by King Frederick William III of Prussia in 1816)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909
The first official Thanksgiving in the US, by presidential proclamation, 1789
Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842
Founding of Kappa Alpha Society, the oldest surviving US college fraternity, 1825

Birthdays Today:

Natasha Bedingfield, 1981
Shannon Dunn, 1972
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 1966
Dale Jarrett, 1956
Tina Turner, 1939
Rich Little, 1938
Robert Goulet, 1933
Charles Schultz, 1922
Eugene Ionesco, 1912
Eric Sevareid, 1912
Lefty Gomez, 1908
Mary Edwards Walker, 1832
Sarah Moore Grimke, 1792
John Harvard, 1607
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Anarchy in the UK"(Sex Pistols single release), 1977
"The Price is Right"(TV), 1956
"Twenty Questions"(TV), 1949
Casablanca(Film), 1942
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(Publication date), 1865

Today in History:

The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43
Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476
The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716
Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, 1778
The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established, 1784
The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789
The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832
The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867
The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885
The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams, 1917
King Tut's tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922
Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name "The Beatles", 1962
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament, 1998
Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England, 2003
A male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct, 2004
NASA launches the Mars Science Laboratory, its largest rover ever, 2011
The UK's non-profit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer and sells out in one day, 2015


  1. Chuckling. Did not see that one coming!

  2. That is a good one :) Have a great day!

  3. Bwahahahahahahaha. Oh that kind of hearing.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ♥

  4. That sounds quite comical with the situation with the different hearing problems, my dad got a hearing aid because of his deafness he won't wear it so still shouts WHAT? at everything you say :-)

    LOL @ Boudreaux haha!

    Have a whattastic day :-)


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