This week, Thankful Day coincides with Sweetie and Brother-in-Law's birthday. How old are they? Old enough to know better, of course. (That's what i say about anyone who is over 21, and they are 68.)
Lots of thankful stuff happened this week but i'll recap next time. Meanwhile, i'm thankful:
Sweetie is still crazy after all these years.
The two of them have that weird twin thing that's fun to watch. If you've ever been around twins, you know what i mean, and if not, it can't be described. Just go hang out with twins and you'll get it.
They're really great musicians.
Sweetie's a great husband, and Brother-in-Law is, well, a brother-in-law, but it's okay, we're used to it (and he has a sense of humor so doesn't mind being gently teased).
Both are hard workers. Brother-in-Law is still working full time, and Sweetie part time (but looking for a full time job in a music store, there's a possible one coming up, let's hope!)
Both have a vibrant spiritual life and love Jesus.
They are both very, very grateful to have vision, considering all the difficulties with their eyes, and i'm thankful, too, that they can still drive themselves where they want to go.
Now that i'm working so much, Sweetie cooks for himself!
Every day is an adventure.
Their birthday is a good excuse to make peanut butter and butterscotch crispy rice treats.
(Make your crispy rice treats as you usually would, with cereal and butter and marshmallows, adding 1/3 C peanut butter and a package of butterscotch chips as the marshmallows are melting. It was one of their mom's many specialties.)
Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved! on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning
Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)
Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia
Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia
Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)
Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?
Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar
Gormánuðr -- Old Icelandic Calendar (beginning of "Innards Month," after all the animals have been butchered and fresh innards figure predominantly in the menu, as the rest of the meat has been preserved for winter)
Liberation Day -- Libya
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary
National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number, 2021 theme, "HaMOLEton"
St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)
Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow
TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example! This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition
Ueno Tenjin Matsuri -- Mie, Japan (festival and parade of oni gyoretsu -- demons or ogres -- dating back to the 16th century and said to halt plague, dispel illness, and ward off bad luck; through the 25th)
Keith Van Horn, 1975
Al Leiter, 1965
Dug Flutie, 1962
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Ang Lee, 1954
Michael Crichton, 1942
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gertrude Ederle, 1906
Gummo Marx, 1893
Adlai Stevenson, 1835
Nicholas Appert, 1752
The iPod, 2001
"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963
Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941
"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932
"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914
"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)
"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890
Today in History:
According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947
An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958
A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973
Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998
Apple unveils the iPod, 2001
The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010
To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013
The world's oldest intact shipwreck, an ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, is found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists, 2018
The world's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge, is opened, 2018