Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Glad Not To Be There, 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 

Well, i was going to ask how Carl managed to get toothpaste smears on the back of his t-shirt, but i rather decided i didn’t want to know.

Ms. PA had celebrated a birthday since i was there last, and she had a cake.  One of our local grocery stores has a locally famous strawberry cake and their son had gone out and bought her one.  While i was there, she gave Mr. Jack a  piece, and oh was he happy with that.  He may not remember much, but he really remembers his food, and enjoys every morsel.

While i was busy working yesterday, Handyman Mike, the Generator Guy, was supposed to be installing the generator he'd dropped off last Saturday.  His partner was supposed to bring some of the gear that is essential for the install.

They got to our house, and partner had forgotten the gear.

Did i ever tell you that Handyman Mike used to be a Drill Instructor in the Army?

Let's just say that i am glad i was not home to hear that, and the back door neighbor rushed to get her children into the house when he let loose.

 Okay, some of the stuff Grandma forwards to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Apaturia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a three day meeting of the clans and welcoming newcomers and children into the community; date approximate)

Betcha Festival -- Onomichi, Japan (men in costume "beat" children with bamboo whisks to prevent them getting ill in the coming year)

Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh -- Iran

Bunka no hi -- Japan (Culture Day)

Cliche Day -- get them all out of your system today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays    

Cuenca Day -- Cuenca, Ecuador

Housewives' Day -- birth anniversary of Roseanne Barr

Independence Day -- Dominica(1978); Federated States of Micronesia(1986); Panama (also called Separation Day, separating from Colombia in 1903)

Let Someone Have the Last Word Day -- internet generated, probably so you will quit with the cliches

National Day of Democracy -- Maldives

Parsley Scattering Season ends -- Fairy Calendar

Sandwich Day -- birth anniversary of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich and reputed inventor of the food item which bears his name; make yourself a really good one in his memory

SOS Day -- on this date in 1906 the Second International Radio Telegraphic Conference at Berlin, Germany, proposed it as the new wireless distress signal to replace CQD (Come Quick, Danger)

St. Hubert's Day (Patron of archers, dogs, forest workers, furriers, hunters and hunting, machinists, mathmematicians, metal workers, opticians, precision instrument makers, smelters, trappers; Liege, Belgium; Saint-Hubert, Belgium; against dog bites, hydrophobia/rabies)

St. Martin de Porres' Day (Patron of African-Americans, bargers/hair stylists, inter-racial justice, hotel-keepers/innkeepers, paupers, persons of mixed race, poor people, public education, public health, public schools, race relations/racial harmony, social justice, state schools, television; Biloxi, MI, US; Peru)

St. Pirminius' Day (Patron of Monsheim, Germany; against poisoning, snake bite)

St. Winifred's Day (Patron of incest victims, martyrs; Gwytherin, Wales; Holywell, Wales; Shrewsbury, England)

Tunnel Day -- NY, NY, US (anniversary of the start of the first subway tunnel in 1900)

Victory Day -- Maldives

Birthdays Today:

Gemma Ward, 1987

Evgeny Plushenko, 1982

Dolph Lundgren, 1959

Phil Simms, 1956

Adam Ant, 1954

Kathy Kinney, 1954

Kate Capshaw, 1953

Dennis Miller, 1953

Roseanne, 1952

Steve Landesberg, 1945

Ken Berry, 1933

Michael Dukakis, 1933

Monica Vitti, 1933

Charles Bronson, 1921

Bob Feller, 1918

Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, 1908

Edward Douglass White, 1845

William Cullen Bryant, 1794

Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793

Thomas Kyd, 1558

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Diff'rent Strokes"(TV), 1978

"Good Morning America"(TV), 1973

Play Misty for Me(Film, NYC release date), 1971

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown"(Musical), 1960

"A Connecticut Yankee"(Musical), 1927

Today in History:

Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina, 644

Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea, 1493

The English parliament accepts the Act of Supremacy, declaring Henry VIII to be the leader of the Church of England, 1534

Great Patent is granted to Plymouth Colony, 1620

A great panic occurs in Europe over the close approach of a comet, 1679

Spain acquires Louisiana, 1762

The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec, 1817

The Times of India, the world's most widely circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper, is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, 1838

John W. Menard, of Louisiana, becomes the first African-American elected to Congress, 1868

"Black Bart the Poet", stagecoach robber, commits his last robbery, leaving behind a clue that leads to his capture, 1883

J.H. Hunter patents a portable weighing scale, 1896

Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market, 1911

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika, 1957

NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury; it would later become the first probe to reach that planet, 1973

Dutch and British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1, 1994

Pervez Musharraf declares emergency rule across Pakistan, suspending the Constitution, 2007

US Border Patrol discovers a sophisticated tunnel used by drug smugglers from Tijuana, Mexico to Otay Mesa, California, 2010

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists, 2014

New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks, 2014

Air pollution levels in Delhi, India reach such high levels that authorities declare a public health emergency, 2019


  1. It takes a rare talent to get toothpaste on the back of your shirt. I see a future there.
    Oh, man, those funnies! Laughed out loud!

  2. I do love all of Grandma's funnies and I bet Mike's partner never forgets the gear again!

  3. Wonderful set of photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Grandma's funnies are wonderful. And yes, I remember the times tables too.

  5. I like your grandma's funnies. Some are cute like the dog surrounded by little chicks. I am someone who is easily amused too.

  6. Oh my, those funnies are the best once again! It is odd to see a payphone once and a while. It wasn't that long ago Mom says they were everywhere. Life keeps a changin' at high speed.

  7. Wonderful jokes and pics from Grandma ~ love the doggie ones~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I'm bet the drill instruction wasn't happy. Those were terrific photos, our Dad sure remembers memorizing his times tables!

  9. LOved all the great funnies your Grandma sends! and I think Carl's shirt was on backwards! Cheers!

  10. Carl put that shirt on backwards and that's how that happened. I laughed out loud.

    I love all the funnies. Some of them I can relate to.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  11. I don't think I would want to work for Handyman Mike. Great funnies. I always say I wish I could delete all the song lyrics I know to make space for more information in my brain. :)

  12. Love those kids and their big dogs, put smiles on our faces.

  13. cracked UP at the last one...sauce of fishbone used to chase his tail and yes, I watched him spin on a dime....don't know WHERE photo two was taken but I could SOOOOOOOOOOO live there !! :) ♥♥☺☺

  14. Grannys funnies are always good. And some questions you just have NOT to ask ;)

  15. Grandma's funnies were cracking me up! The toothpaste incident....hmmmm... yes probably best no one knows what happened. LOL! Although I have dropped toothpaste on my pj's or my shirt. Oh yes, we have to watch our language and sometime, uh=oh! Have a great day and take care HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO XO

  16. I visit my daughter to pet her dog Lucy and watch her catch a ball.
    These are all so funny. good to have laughter!

    Did you know that Jeff Bridges is on chemo for lymphona.

  17. That first picture from grandma looks like the epitome of peace, and where I'd like to be right about now.
    And I want to be like Mr. Jack, whatever else I forget, I want to remember my food.


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