Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Birthday Ten Things of Thankful


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.)

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

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)

Birthdays Today:

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

Pele' 1940

Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934

Johnny Carson, 1925

Frank Rizzo, 1920

Gertrude Ederle, 1906

Gummo Marx, 1893

Adlai Stevenson, 1835

Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001

"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989

"Pippin"(Musical), 1972

"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


  1. A very, very Happy Birthday to Sweetie and to Brother-In-Law.

  2. We have a couple of grandchildren who are twins, so I get it. :-)
    Happy birthday to your sweetie and his twin. I'll have to try the recipe sometime. Butterscotch pudding used to be my favorite pudding, but it has been years since I have had butterscotch anything.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

  3. Beautiful thankful list. Happy birthday to Sweetie and your brother in law.

  4. We should always be thankful to the Lord.

    God bless, Mimi.

  5. I'm certain you'll make sure they have a great birthday - how could they not with your crispy rice treats?

  6. Happy birthday to the two wonderful people.

  7. Those were fun and Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and Brother-in-Law!

  8. Happy Birthday to all. Oct. 1st I turned 72 and boy do I feel it. My daughter said I look 80. Thank you oldest daughter. But yes, after falling on my back, I do feel lousy. Oh well I'm getting better.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and Brother-in-law. My hubby will be 68 in January. WOnderful thankfuls.

  10. Happy birthday to your Sweetie and brother-in-law. Your post really made me smile.

  11. Happy birthday to both of them. Twins are special.

  12. Happy Birthday to them. I've heard about the twin thing but never experienced it. I haven't seen twins since way back in the 80s when I baby sat a pair of boys for a day, babies under a year old. That day made me glad all my children were singles.

  13. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie and his twin ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Pass on my best wishes to your husband (and his brother)... must be interesting, the twin thing.
    Have a good week.

  15. Happy Birthday to Sweetie and his twin brother! Our SIL Zach has a twin sister. I get it! It is so funny to watch them in action although she moved away to Michigan two years ago. They are super close and her second child, a boy was born recently and of course, brother and his wife had to go visit. :-) Enjoy what remains of this week. HUGS


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