Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Banana Pudding Happiness (Wordless Wednesday and Words for Wednesday)


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Elephant's Child.    

This week's prompts are photos.

"Is she going to make the banana pudding?"

"Do those drum players show up to every festival around here?  Was there a full moon last week?  Is the Pope a Catholic?  Whadda ya mean is she going to make the banana pudding?!?  It's already made!"

"All right!  Happy Birthday to us!!!

(Today is birthday number sixty-six for Sweetie and his twin, Brother-in-Law.  They are not big on cake, but i can promise the banana pudding will be demolished in no time.  Yes, the picture at the top is a freshly made banana pudding.)


Today is:

Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved!  on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning

Children's Day -- Australia

Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)

Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia

Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)

Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?

Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar

Liberation Day -- Libya

Lung Health Day -- US (on the Wednesday of Respiratory Care Week; some sites to explore about lung health are and

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary

National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number, 2019 theme, "DespicaMOLE Me!"

St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)
    Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow

TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example!  This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri -- Mie, Japan (festival and parade of oni gyoretsu -- demons or ogres -- dating back to the 16th century and said to halt plague, dispel illness, and ward off bad luck; through the 25th)

Birthdays Today:

Keith Van Horn, 1975
Al Leiter, 1965
Dug Flutie, 1962
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Ang Lee, 1954
Michael Crichton, 1942
Pele' 1940
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gertrude Ederle, 1906
Gummo Marx, 1893
Adlai Stevenson, 1835
Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001
"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989
"Pippin"(Musical), 1972
"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963
Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941
"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932
"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914
"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)
"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947
An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958
A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973
Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998
Apple unveils the iPod, 2001
The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010
To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013
The world's oldest intact shipwreck, an ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, is found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists, 2018


  1. A very happy birthday to Sweetie and his twin.
    Loved your use of the prompts - and have to ask: Are you going to share the recipe for banana pudding? Please?

  2. NUMMERS, BANANA PUDDING MY MOST FAVORITE EVER! Guess I have to make it because I have that same glass dish! hahaha Best excuse I can think of! hahaha HAVE A GREAT DAY! Thanks for the excuse! shhhhhhh

  3. Happy Birthday x two! Yesterday was my twin niece and nephew's birthday. :) - Omgosh. I haven't had banana pudding in forever. Guess I'll be making some now. L(

  4. Whadda ya mean is messymimi going to surprise us with another great Words for Wednesday post?

  5. A big Happy Birthday to hubby :-)

    I want some of that banana pudding please oh with some custard LOL

    I liked the pics :-)

    Have a bananatastic a week :-)

  6. Why yes, I *will* be showing up on your doorstep next year for some banana pudding, thankyouverymuch!
    I hope the day was enjoyed by all. (I don't even have to wonder about the pudding...)

  7. I like banana pudding. Please leave a piece next to your computer for us to taste.

    God bless.

  8. Mimi,

    I love banana pudding but I love cake even more! You can make the cake and send it this way since Sweetie isn't a big fan. :) I made banana pudding this past Easter, except with no bananas for DH. He can't eat them but I can, so I put some in mine. :)

  9. Mom loves bananas, but has never had banana pudding. Happy birthday to Hubby!

  10. Happy birthday to the lucky twins. Banana pudding ... I'll have to google that, but it looks delicious.

  11. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Mr. Sweetie,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear BIL,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  12. Sign me up for some banana pudding and a slice of Boston creme pie. Happy birthday to one of my favorite country artists, Dwight Yoakam. Johnny Carson will always be the "gold standard" for late night talk show hosts. Leno and Letterman were very good, but today's crop is average at best, and unwatchable too often. Jimmy Kimmel and James Cordon are probably the most entertaining while Seth Meyers is simply unbearable. Thankfully, I am in deep sleep by the time Meyers is on. Have a blessed week.

  13. Yum, yum. I'll take a very large dollop of the banana pudding thank you Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  14. we will help sell a brate de birthday.... what cha think :) ☺☺♥♥ N now de food servizz gurl feelz old ...ore sum thin...her ipod will get treeted with better care :)☺☺♥♥

  15. oh yummy! recipe please? xoxo Thanks!

  16. Happy Birthday from all of us! Yum on the nanner pudding!

  17. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and his brother! That pudding looks good.

  18. Well happy birthday to the boys. Banana Pudding? Is it easy to make? I usually just eat the banana....

  19. Good take on the images, messymimi.

    I won't be making the pudding, not just for me. I admit it...I'm too lazy. I'll reach for a chocolate-coated ice cream from my freezer, instead! :)

  20. Great photos ~ so festive ~ Yummy looking pudding ~ Wonderful post ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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