Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.
Little Girl dropped Coda off for us to go to NOLA, then she went for her duty weekend. When she came to get Coda, she sent me a text before she opened the door.
“I can’t talk because they just pulled all my wisdom teeth, they were getting cavities and had to come out.”
She walked in looking quite tired, as indeed they had just pulled her wisdom teeth that day and her mouth was too sore to talk. She took her dog and headed home to sleep.
Grandpa’s sister, Aunt Lina, had her own wisdom teeth story. She had hers pulled, then went out dancing that night and ended up popping her stitches. Her dance partner had to run her to the emergency room.
Grandpa’s wisdom teeth story is not much better. He was in his residency and needed his tonsils out and his wisdom teeth out. The powers-that-be at the hospital gave him Friday afternoon off to have surgery in which both were done, and he was sent home and told to be back at work on Monday morning.
He came back, and they found him passed out on the ward floor. They very kindly extended his time off to recover until Tuesday afternoon.
Boudreaux done be talkin’ to Clothile ‘bout dey fille(daughter) Aline.
Dey be havin’ quite de time wit’ her teeth. Firs’, she done need de braces, an’ now dey be sayin’ she need her de wisdom teeth out.
Den der be trouble wit’ dat when de local dentist done say dey gots to go to the hospital to do de oral surgery.
Boudreaux done say, “Mais! When dis all be done, I’s gonna write a book ‘bout it an’ call it An Inconvenient Tooth!”
Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files. The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please. It is now hosted by Elephant's Child.
A bit of early Christmas cheer:
Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf in the US
Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)
Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)
Dia de la Constitucion Espanola -- Spain (Constitution Day)
Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas
Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan
Independence Day -- Aland Islands(1917); Finland(1917)
Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945
Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens, along with maybe a knit cap or scarf, were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada
National Gazpacho Day
National Miner's Day -- US
Pawnbrokers' Day -- on St. Nicholas' Day, in his role as Patron Saint of pawnbrokers
Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
Lighting the Candle of Peace
Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan
St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, archers, bakers, barrel makers, boatmen, bootblacks/shoe shiners, boys, brewers, brides, captives, children, coopers, dock workers/longshoremen, fishermen, grooms, judges, lawsuits lost unjustly, maidens, mariners/sailors, merchants, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, parish clerks, paupers/poor people, pawnbrokers, perfumers, pilgrims, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, spinsters, students, penitent thieves, travelers, unmarried girls; Greek Catholic Church in America; Greek Catholic Union; University of Paris; Varangian Guard; Greece; Russia; also dozens of cities around the world; against imprisonment, robberies, robbers)
Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)
Andrew J. Howard, 1969
Macy Gray, 1969
Janine Turner, 1962
Andrew Cuomo, 1957
Peter Buck, 1956
Randy Rhoads, 1956
Steven Wright, 1955
Tom Hulce, 1953
JoBeth Williams, 1953
Craig Newmark, 1952
James Naughton, 1945
David Ossman, 1936
Wally Cox, 1924
Dave Brubeck, 1920
Agnes Moorehead, 1906
Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898
Ira Gershwin, 1896
Lynn Fontanne, 1887
Joyce Kilmer, 1886
William S. Hard, 1870
John Singleton Mosby, 1833
Star Trek VI- The Undiscovered Country(Film), 1991
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"(TV special), 1964
"Talent Scouts"(TV), 1948
"Du Barry Was a Lady"(Porter musical), 1939
"La damnation de Faust"(Berlioz opera, Op, 24), 1846
Today in History:
The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240
Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424
The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865
The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876
London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922
U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933
The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006
Belgium's new federal government is sworn in after 541 days of negotiations, 2011
Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors, 2013
President Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announces plans to move the US Embassy there, 2017
Details of the most distant black hole yet discovered, 13billion light-years away and 800X larger than our Sun, are published in the journal Nature, 2018