A Dirty Dumb Joke – A Boy and a Squirrel…

A policeman caught a nasty little boy with a penknife in one hand and a squirrel in the other.
“Now listen here,” the policeman said, “Whatever you do to that poor, defenseless creature, I’ll personally do to you”
“In that case,” said the boy, “I’ll kiss it’s ass and let it go free.”

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What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/11/2019

Today in History:

– Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged in a Melbourne jail after having been convicted of a series of robberies and murders. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armor during his final shootout with the police.

– Science magazine publishes a report on the discovery of a new species of marine crocodile that lived some 135 million years ago, in the time of dinosaurs; the new creature, Dakosaurus andiniensis, is unique among crocodiles in that its head resembles that of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

– Microsoft chairman Bill Gates pledges to donate $100 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat the spread of HIV infection in India.

November 11th is National…

Sundae Day – 1892 – Ithaca, NY has the oldest known record for this tasty ice cream desert with a public advertisement for a Cherry Sunday. According to legend, Reverend John M. Scott stopped to order a bowl of ice cream at Platt & Colt Pharmacy, where Chester Platt, proprietor, began preparing the ice cream for his customer, he didn’t stop at just a couple of scoops of vanilla. Platt drizzled cherry syrup over the ice cream and topped them with a bright red, candied cherry. The dessert looked and tasted so delightful it required its own name. Since the day was Sunday, it was named for the day it was created.
However, the origin of the dessert is still debated today. According to rumor, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Druggist Edward Berners served the first ice cream sundae in 1881when George Hallauer ordered an ice cream soda on a Sunday. Ordinances at the time prohibited the sale of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath. So Berners came up with a compromise. He served the ice cream in a dish minus the soda and topped it with chocolate syrup. Given the day, he called it a Sundae.

Veterans Day – honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which marks the end of World War I.

Singles Day – International (China) – Singles Day was created to celebrate being single.
China is the most populous country in the world with a population of 1.4 billion people. There are approximately 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For more than 3 decades, the one-child policy was enforced in China. Since males were valued more than females 37 million Chinese girls were aborted, abandoned, or killed. This gender disparity helped to create a culture of bachelors in China. Singles Day (also known as Bachelor’s Day) was created for men who chose to live a single lifestyle. Today both men and women celebrate the day. This holiday has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, far exceeding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Happy Birthday To The United States Marine Corps!

Jump on over to Charles French Words Reading blog. His site is filled with some cool and interesting stuff. While your there, drop a Happy birthday in support to all our military brothers and sisters.

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Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps, who are on this day 244 years old. This branch of the Armed Forces of the United States has a long and distinguished history.  They will always have a special place in my heart, because my father was a Marine in World War II.

The Marine Corps is a family, and I saw this clearly one day, when my father was dying of cancer. His body had become a tiny version of the man he had been. He had taken to wearing his Marine Corps cap, and two young men in their uniforms, clearly just out of boot camp, saw him. We had been out for a small meal in my home town of Easton, PA,  and they approached him and began a conversation with him about his experiences. Then one young man asked me with complete courtesy if…

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What’s Going on Tomorrow…11/10/2019

Dad Joke of the Day: What did the alien say to the pitcher of water? Take me to your liter.

Quote of the Day: The three best healers are nature, time and patience.

Today in History:
– The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, designed by Maya Lin, was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
–Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Curtis Mayfield, Dusty Springfield, Billy Joel, the Staple Singers, Charles Brown, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys as well as producer George Martin were named as the 1999 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
– A tour bus carrying 46 persons skids off a rain-slicked highway near Canterbury, England, and plunges down an embankment, apparently after hitting a van and spinning out of control; 10 persons lose their lives, and more than 35 are injured.

November 9th is National…
Marine Corps Birthday – The Continental Marines was first established by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea.
Forget-Me-Not Day – Created in 1921 to remind Americans of the sacrifices returning soldiers have made of body, blood, and limb.
Vanilla Cupcake Day – Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to be baked in small cups was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons). The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook. Other popular names for this tasty treat are Fairy cakes or Patty cakes.

Don’t forget my friends that November is also National:
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
Military Family Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National COPD Month
National Diabetes Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Gratitude Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month

The information contained in this post was gleaned from various websites or is available from many public domain sources and in many cases the original author is unknown. I make no claim to ownership or rights.