Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Boogie Breakfast and Criminal Cleaning, 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.  

Monday starts very early at Carl's place.  He is supposed to be up at 6:30.  By 6:45, i finally got him rousted from his recliner.

He decided to exercise in the kitchen.  Dance to the fridge, then dance back over to the table with the milk.  Dance to the pantry for the cereal, then dance to the table.  Pass by the kettlebell on the way to get the prunes, lift it several times.  Always on the move, that one, at least, once you get him up he is.

When i called Ms. PA to ask if she was ready for me to get there, she said she was ready, but that she wasn't dressed yet.  So i told her she didn't have to get dressed, it was her house and she could stay in her jammies all day if she wanted.  She laughed and said once the crossword was done, she didn't have any more excuse.

Mr. Jack followed me about a bit and said to his wife, "Do you know this lady?"  Ms. PA answered that she did know me, and i got him laughing when i told him that i promise, i don't break into people's homes to clean the house without them knowing it, i have enough clients without doing that.  Sorry, no criminal trespass cleaning for me.

Finally, a few of the things Grandma passes on to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


It's my month to provide the prompts for Words for Wednesday.  Since it becomes Wednesday in some parts of the world while it is still Tuesday here, i am providing the prompts today, so you can work on them and post them when it's Wednesday where you are.

This week's prompts are:





Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Egypt

Earthquake Remembrance Day/Commemoration Day -- Turkmenistan

Festival of the Other Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Garlic Lovers Day -- internet generated, unofficial, and delicious

Ivy Day -- Ireland (death anniversary of Irish nationalist leader and Home Rule advocate Charles Stewart Parnell)

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day -- Sandusky, OH, US (anniversary of renaming the local rehab hospital after Sandusky's "favorite daughter", Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 and stroke survivor, now advocating on behalf of stroke survivors)

Mad Hatter Day -- US (second crazy day in the year, to balance April Fool's Day, and based on the 10/6 on the Mad Hatter's hat in Tenniel's drawing; in English-speaking countries where the day preceeds the month in notation, it is celebrated on June 10)

National German-American Day -- US (anniversary of the disembarking of the first German immigrants to Pennsylvania in 1683)
     German Pioneer Day -- Pennsylvania

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day -- US (anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants from Duke University on this day in 1967

St. Bruno's Day (Founder of the Carthusian Monks; Patron against demonic possession)

St. Faith's Day (Patron of pilgrims, prisoners, soldiers)

Tishreen Liberation War Day -- Syria

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Taylor marries Larry Fortensky, 1991
American Library Association founded in 1876

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Sisto, 1974
Elisabeth Shue, 1963
David Zucker, 1947
Britt Ekland, 1942
Thor Heyerdahl, 1912
Carole Lombard, 1908
Janet Gaynor, 1906
Helen Wills Moody, 1905
Florence Seibert, 1897
Le Corbusier, 1887
Karol Szymanowski, 1882
George Westinghouse, 1846
Jenny Lind, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Instagram(launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger), 2010
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"(TV), 2000
"The Gin Game"(Play), 1977
"I Hear a Symphony"(Supremes single release), 1965
"The Mousetrap"(Mystery play), 1952 (still being performed)
The Jazz Singer(Film, the first "talkie"), 1927

Today in History:

The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman Republic army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus in the Battle of Arausio, BC105
Founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania by 13 Mennonite families from Germany, 1683
The Americans and French begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which becomes the last battle of the American Revolutionary War, 1781
Benjamin Hanks patents a self-winding clock, 1783
Louis XVI accedes to the demands of the women of Paris and returns to that city, 1789
Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead begins shortly after midnight, leads to 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries, 1854
The American Chess Association is organized and holds the first major US chess tournament, in NYC, 1857
The American Library Association is organized in Philadelphia, 1876
Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture, 1889
Nabisco Foods debuts its Cream of Wheat, 1893
Beatrix Van Rijk becomes the first licensed Dutch woman pilot, 1911
Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie, 1927
Egypt launches a coordinated attack against Israel to reclaim land lost in the Six Day War, 1973
Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, 1976
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House, 1979
President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated, 1981
51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it, 1995
Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, 2007
The Messenger Spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 2012
The Nobel prize for Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos, 2015


  1. You would be very welcome to break in here and clean.
    Love Grandma's funnies.
    And thank you for the prompts. I will stop by tomorrow (hopefully) with my take on them.

  2. The funnies are great, but the best picture is the child with the kitten in a back sling :)
    Thank you for the words.

  3. Have you seen (read) my books?

    God bless.

  4. Echoing EC. Breaking in and cleaning would be welcomed here. But I think the cleaner would have a nervous breakdown ;) Fine funnies and thanks for the WfW.

  5. Technology is really a great thing, but on the other hand, it is really not a great thing. Great funnies today but sad how books are becoming history along with the rotary dial wall phones with 100 ft cords!

  6. You know Mimi, that joke meme about touching a book, we can laugh for now but I'm afraid that could be true in the future. I love reading a book and turning the pages. I tried an audio book and I hated it. Maybe I am getting old.
    Have a fantastic Tuesday my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Your clients are most entertaining and thanks for sharing them with us.

    Love all the funnies. We need all the humor we can get.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥♥♥

  8. If you ever hear of anyone who does break into people's houses to clean them, please let me know! I'll even leave the door unlocked... :-)

  9. Those were terrific funnies and a good story too!

  10. Great funnies- my favorite tho' is the little child with the kitty! Cheers!

  11. we could all have carl's energy first thing !!!

    and how true about the "books" !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  12. Like Paul said, the art of reading books could be forgotten, and that would be a pity.
    Feel free to entertain us with stories about your clients and grandma's funnies anytime!
    Have a great Tuesday!

  13. I wouldn't mind someone breaking in to clean. Grandma finds a lot of good comics. :)

  14. Wonderful cartoons ~ Grandma sends great things ~ love the little girl with the kitty in her back pack ~ Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Hahahaha! 'Criminal Trespass Cleaning'. I wonder if I could find me one of those criminals...
    Love the funnies!