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.
We've been talking a good bit about feeling our age around here (our motto: 2 Hesistations 37:278, "Getting old ain't for sissies, 'cause if it don't hurt, it don't work!").
Note: anything that is just plain true but isn't found in the Holy Writ is ascribed to the book of Second Hesitations. Feel free to use it as you see fit, it's a long book with as many chapters and verses as you want to add.
Boudreaux done come back from de car show talkin' 'bout some o' de antique cars he done seen dat he 'member from years ago.
He be tellin' Clothile, "Dere be dis one lady done tole me all 'bout her car, how she done be drivin' it fo' years, it be in beautiful condition..."
An' Clothile done ax, "Did she be an older lady?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I don' meet many old people no mo', dey all be our age an' younger!"
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 was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.
First, our every-other-Thursday client, Ms. SE, and her husband, Mr. DE, have two boys. Boys who went trick-or-treating and had a blast, of course.
While cleaning this past week, Sweetie saw one of Mr. DE's ammo boxes (the family owns property in a hunting club, and they hunt regularly, so we're used to seeing such things). He pointed it out to Ms. SE and said, "Your husband might want to put this away," and then it came open.
That's one way to make sure the kids don't find your stash.
At Ms. A's house (Becca's mom), i found something i always wished existed but didn't know anyone had invented, a toaster oven that actually has a pop-up toaster built into it as well.
We had a rEcess feast.
Even in Autumn we have a few blooms.
Finally, a few sunrise and sunset photos.
Commemoration Day -- Tunisia
Daylight Saving Time ends -- Bermuda; Canada (most areas); Cuba; Greenland (some areas); Haiti; Mexico (Baja area); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas)
National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's
Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being
Day of Accord and Reconciliation -- Russia (formerly Great October Socialist Revolution Day, with the date determined by the Gregorian Calendar)
Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (fourth day of the festival)
Goru Tihar/Goru Puja -- Day of Oxen (among most people)
Gobardhan Puja -- Day of Cowdung (among followers of Krishna)
Mha Puja -- Day of Self (among the Newar community)
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
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run -- England (a race composed of only pre-1905 vehicles)
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
October Revolution Day -- Belarus; Kyrgyzstan (also called Days of History and Memory); Transdniestria
Stay Away from Anyone named Honest John Day -- internet generated; no comment
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 noon in 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
Queen Elizabeth II confirms that she is no longer buying any clothing that contains real fur, 2019