Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Plans and Many Grins, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

We have fun plans for The Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange night.  Red-headed Alec and company, including Toddler Lee and several friends, will be here to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood.

As usual, i will set up outside to give treats and get to enjoy seeing all the kids.  Yes, i do have allergy free treats for those who need them.

This little sweetheart will be there, too, dressed as a dragon:

Little Girl made her Halloween Bark, and has been giving it away liberally:

Work for Dr. D yesterday included only one trip to the bank, two trips to the post office, and three different encounters with the checkout at the MallMart.  The less said about it all, the better.

And finally, a few more funnies that Grandma sent:


Today is:

Candies Day -- they have to be kidding -- this close to Halloween we need another candy day?!

Coronation Day -- Cambodia (anniversary of King Norodom Sihamony, in 2004)

Cumhuriyet Bayrami -- North Cyprus; Turkey (Republic Day)(1923)

Hermit Day / Hide From Everyone Day -- internet generated, for those who would rather have a peaceful day today than celebrate the other holidays listed; look up how to be a hermit on wikihow

Internet Day -- it's predecessor went live today, see Today in History for detail

Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day (And end up either getting yourself and everyone around you in a good mood, or yourself being observed at the hospital in a padded room.)

Naming Day -- Tanzania

National Cat Day -- US (with the goal of getting 10,000 cats adopted from shelters today)     

National Day -- Maldives

National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day

National Oatmeal Day

Second Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar (a very poorly attended event -- who wants to play second fiddle?)

St. Mary of Edessa's Day (Patron against sexual temptation)

Birthdays Today:

Gabrielle Union, 1972
Winona Ryder, 1971
Joely Fisher, 1965
Randy Jackson, 1961
Finona Hughes, 1960
Kate Jackson, 1948
Richard Dreyfuss, 1947
Melba Moore, 1945
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 1938
Dominick Dunne, 1925
Bill Mauldin, 1921
Fanny Brice, 1891
Charles Hercules Ebbets, 1858
Daniel Decatur Emmet, 1815
James Boswell, 1740 (wrote the biography of Samuel Johnson)
Edmund Halley, 1656 (O.S. Date) (yes, that Halley, found the comet)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Internet, 1969 (the first connection between computers that would become the Internet someday was made on this date when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute; this grew into ARPANET, and is now the Internet we know and yell at.)
"Let's Face It"(Musical), 1941
"Don Giovanni"(Mozart K. 527), 1787

Today in History:

Cyrus the Great entered the city of Babylon, BC539
First trial for witchcraft in Paris, 1390
Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer, writer, and courtier, is beheaded, 1618
A severe earthquake shakes New England, 1727
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague, 1787
The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans, 1811
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia, 1889
The first intercity trucking service, from Colorado City to Snyder, Texas, begins running, 1904
Turkey declares its independence as the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, 1923
Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal, 1956
Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight, 1960
Syria exits from the United Arab Republic, 1961
Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors, 1967
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid, 1991
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities, 1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space, 1998
In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution, 2004
The 3G wireless transmitters at Mt. Everest make coverage available to the summit, 2010
Random House and Penguin merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, 2012
Turkey opens the first underwater rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia, 2013
China ends its one child policy after 35 years, 2015


  1. Love the funnies.
    Have fun at the Neighbourhood Candy Exchange.

  2. Wishing you and yours the happiest of Halloween.

    God bless.

  3. Our cat bro Bert takes a toll on our toilet paper! If his meals are late, he unrolls, shreds, and eats toilet paper! Good funnies.

  4. 50 Shades of Hay kills me. Hahahaha. Also. Now I want some Halloween bark. Mostly, your soon to be dragon is absolutely adorable. <3

  5. Thanks for the funnies from grandma.

  6. We are suppose to have snow and heavy winds on Halloween. Poor little kiddies. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. We're hiding on the boat on Halloween. A nice quiet evening and that's the way we like Halloween. Participated for years.

    Dr. D. wears me out.

    Love all the funnies. Grandma has a great sense of humor.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Adorable baby and delicious looking homemade candy ~ and fun quotes ~

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

  9. I love your cartoons. I think I'll wait to find out about life after death.

  10. I expect to see that dragon outfit!

  11. Thank goodness for grandmas! Like what she sent you.

  12. Hilarious, may I steal them all!

  13. Good luck on candy night, we're supposed to have lightning and thunder storms. Loved those funnies!

  14. That bark looks good :) I love the glue stick one- so true :)

  15. I know so many people who should use a glue stick instead of a chap stick. Sometimes I'm on the list too.


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