Hip hooray, it's Thankful Day!
There is always so much for which to be thankful.
We remembered to change the clocks, and i figured out all of the clocks in the cars without having to grab the manuals. That's not only a thankful, it might qualify as a minor miracle.
We got to go vote! There are people the world over who never have been offered the chance to cast a ballot, and probably never will have that chance. That and the fact that many people had to fight to give us that right makes it very precious to me, and i am thankful.
Ms. G let me know ahead that she will be out of town next week, and i am thankful for the head's up on that, as it means i have rearranged my schedule for next week to take advantage of it.
The generator got installed, finally.
Our bill at Kevin and Lenny's is consistently coming down, and is now below $400.
Ms. J, a former client who had to let us go when her husband was laid off due to Covid, asked us to come for a one-time window cleaning. Ms. GA will let me do her house tomorrow, yes, after Grandma's, and i am thankful we were able to earn the extra money and that Ms. GA is so flexible.
Also i'm thankful that while doing the windows, i did not fall with the ladder when climbing through the bushes (some of those windows are hard to reach!) and that i did not do any permanent damage when the gate closed on my finger.
Ms. J also gave me some flowers, and i am thankful, as i do not get them often:
And now, because it is late, how about some shelter thankfulness to round us out:
Children's Day -- Malaysia
Commemoration Day -- Tunisia
Day of Accord and Reconciliation -- Russia (formerly Great October Socialist Revolution Day, with the date determined by the Gregorian Calendar)
Digital Scrapbooking Day -- it certainly takes up less room than the other kinds!
Fall Country Jamboree -- Barberville, FL, US (celebration of pioneer life, with music, crafts, historic displays, Native and Cracker camps, and more; through tomorrow)
Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus (the Subtle Doctor, known for merging the views from many philosophies)
Dunce Day -- from the word Dunse, a name for the followers of the philosophy of John Duns Scotus
Feast of Stolen Fire -- find it listed on several sites, but none have any background; maybe celebrate that Prometheus stole fire for us?
International Stout Day
International Tongue Twister Day -- internet generated
Lhabab Duechen -- Buddhism (Descending Day of Lord Buddha)
a public holiday in Bhutan, although the exact day off may vary
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
October Revolution Day -- Belarus; Kyrgyzstan (also called Days of History and Memory); Transdniestria
Sadie Hawkins Day -- US (on Nov. 9 or the Saturday nearest, and based on the Li'l Abner comic, a day for a woman to ask out the man of her choice; also widely observed on Feb. 29 because of a law passed in Scotland in 1288)
Stay Away from Anyone named Honest John Day -- internet generated; no comment
Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens -- Pine Mountain, GA, US (a six-race steeplechase)
St. Florentius' Day (Patron against gall stones, ruptures)
St. Willibrord's Day (Patron of epileptics; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Utrecht, Netherlands; against convulsions, epilepsy)
Wish Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies)
The Old Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest choral society in the US, is founded, 1786
Jeremy London, 1972
Keith Lockhart, 1959
Joni Mitchell, 1943
Johnny Rivers, 1942
Barry Newman, 1938
Joan Sutherland, 1926
Al Hirt, 1922
Billy Graham, 1918
Albert Camus, 1913
Dean Jagger, 1903
Leon Trotsky, 1879
Madame Marie Curie, 1867
Captain James Cook, 1728
"America Hurrah"(van Itallie play), 1966
"Face the Nation"(TV), 1954
"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"(Radio),1932
The Republican Elephant, as drawn by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly, 1874
"The Conscious Lovers"(Steele play), 1722
The Oxford Gazette(first edition), 1665 (Now The London Gazette)
Today in History:
The oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, the Ensisheim Meteorite, strikes around noonin a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France, 1492
Pierre Gassendi observes the transit of Mercury as predicted by Kepler, 1631
Anne Htchinson is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic, 1637
The first edition of the "London Gazette", the oldest surviving journal, is published, 1665
Lewis and Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean, 1805
The first Thomas Nast cartoon depicting the Republican Party Elephant is published, 1874
Edward Bouchet becomes the first black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale), 1876
Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, 1893
The first air freight shipment is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse (from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio), 1910
Mao Tse Tung proclaims the "Chinese People's Republic", 1931
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City, 1933
Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city, 1967
Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States, 1989
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland, 1990
NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor, 1996
U.S. voters in the state of Massachusetts approve a referendum legalizing the use of medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of the drug, 2012
Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000), 2015
Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency", 2017
The world's oldest figurative painting of an animal, at least 40,000 years old, is identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Borneo, 2018