Sunday, May 6, 2018

De Moral (Cajun Joke) and Garden Decor (Sunday Selections)

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to stop telling Cajun jokes.

There is trouble in Mudville, a young person i know (not one of my kids, one of their friends) is going through a tough break-up.  So i had to tell this one from Boudreaux.

Boudreaux’ son Tee be likin’ a nice young lady, an’ dey done date a while, but den her Père tell her he don’ want his girl marryin’ a Boudreaux an’ he make dem break up.

Well Tee, he be heartbroke, an’ he be moanin’ an’ mopin’ an’ jes’ real down.  Fin’ly, Clothile done tell Boudreaux, “You got’s to do somet’in’ ‘bout dat boy o’ ours!  He be mopin’ an’ whinin’ ‘bout dat girl, an’ he gots to come to realize dey be mo’ fish in de sea!”

So Boudreaux ‘gree he goin’ talk to Tee.  He say, “We gonna go fishin’, an’ I try to talk some sense to him.”

Den Boudreaux tell Tee, “We’s goin’ fishin’!”  An’ Tee say, “Mais, non, I don’ wanna go!” But Boudreaux insist, an’ fin’ly dey get out in de pirogue on de bayou.

Once dey be out dere, Boudreaux say, “Tee, I gots a story to told you.”  

An’ Tee say, “Go ‘head, Père.”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Once dere be a cat dat be tryin’ cross de railroad track, an’ he be racin’ to get ‘cross, but he done miss his time an’ Snap! de train done cut off a bit o’ his tail.  Well, de cat be so mad ‘bout dat he turn ‘round to get his tail back an’ Snap! de train cut off his head, an’ de cat be dead.”

An’ Tee say, “Père, dat be a terrible story!  What fo’ you done told me a story like dat!”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Dere be a moral to dat story, boy!”

An’ Tee ax, “What be de moral?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, de moral be dat it don’ be worth losin’ you head over a piece o’ tail!”


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.    

Some garden decor (not my garden, i assure you, i can’t grow crabgrass correctly):


Today is:

Adhesive Postage Stamp Day -- the first adhesive postage stamps went on sale on this date in 1840 in Great Britain

Army Day/St. George's Day -- Bulgaria

Be Kind to Animals Week -- sponsored by the American Humane Association, through Saturday 

Beverage Day -- an internet holiday that encourages you to try a beverage you've never had before

Clun Green Man Festival -- Clun, Shropshire, England (spring festival ending with the Clun Green Man battling and defeating the Frost Queen to end winter and bring in spring, along with a May Fair; through the Monday Spring Bank Holiday) 

Festival of Min -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (a four day festival celebrating male fertility; date approximate)

International Dawn Chorus Day -- encouaging everyone to get up early and join others in listening to the early morning bird chorus     

International No Diet Day -- for reasons not to diet, but focus on health instead, click here     

Joseph Brackett Day -- birth anniversary of Shaker author of the song "Simple Gifts"

Martyr's Day -- Lebanon; Syria

Mayday for Mutts -- originally sponsored, but now celebrated by many animal rescues on different dates 

Mother's Day -- Angola; Cape Verde; Hungary; Lithuania; Mozambique; Portugal; Romania; Spain

Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes -- Paterson, NJ (on the first Sunday of May, which is Motorcycle Safety Month; some other places will also observe bike blessings throughout the month)

Mounikhia / Munichia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Artemis, date approximate)

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Infertility Survival Day® -- US (encouraging infertility survivors to reach out to those still coming to terms with being diagnosed as infertile)    

National Nurses Day -- US, start of National Nurses Week

National Tourist Appreciation Day -- during US National Travel and Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week begins -- US (this year's theme:  "Travel Then and Now")   

No Homework Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays (celebrated on Monday if it falls on a weekend)

Randwick Wap Cheese Rolling -- Randwick, Gloucestershire, England (Yes, they roll cheeses that were blessed last Sunday around the church and give the Mayor a good dunking in the pond; yes, they've been doing it for 700 years; no, no one is quite certain why, though many stories are told of the origin.  The fayre is next Saturday.)

Remembrance for Eyvind Kelve -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (pagan martyr)

Root Canal Awareness Week begins -- sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists    

St. George's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Churches (the day to visit graves and decorate, leave special food, and provide entertainment for the dearly departed) related observance:
    Shepherd's and Herdsman's Day -- Bulgaria

St. Gerard of Lunel's Day (Patron of epileptics and Montesanto, Italy; against epilepsy and headaches)

World Laughter Day -- sponsored by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement 

Yale Lock Day -- the Yale lock was patented this day in 1861

Anniversaries Today:

David Duchovny marries Tia Leone, 1997
Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey (the first televised royal wedding), 1960

Birthdays Today:

Gabourey Sidibe, 1983
Leslie Hope, 1965
Roma Downey, 1964
George Clooney, 1961
Tom Bergeron, 1955
Tony Blair, 1953
Lynn Whitfield, 1953
Alan Dale, 1947
Ben Masters, 1947
Bob Seger, 1945
Willie Mays, 1931
Orson Welles, 1915
Stewart Granger, 1913
Rudolph Valentino, 1895
Gaston Leroux, 1868
Rabindranath Tagore, 1861
Sigmund Freud, 1856
Robert E. Peary, 1856
Maximilian Robespierre, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Entertaining Mr. Sloan"(Play), 1964 

Today in History:

Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, which many consider the end of the Renaissance, 1527
Mongol emperor Babur defeats the Afghans and Bengals, 1529
Henry VIII orders that English Bibles be placed in every church, 1536
Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles, 1682
The first African-American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston, 1787
John Deere produces the first steel plow, 1833
James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald, 1835
The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens, 1844
Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine", 1851
Linus Yale patents the Yale lock, 1851
Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska, 1877
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1889
George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII, 1910
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, of the Boston Red Sox, slams his first home run, against the New York Yankees, 1915
The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed, 1937
John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
Bob Hope performs his first USO show, 1941
Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel, 1994
Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people, 2008
François Hollande is elected the 24th President of France, 2012
Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list, 2013
France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory, 2017


  1. It definitely isn't worth losing your head over a piece of tail. Love the owl statue.

  2. lovely decorations Love from Sunny Europe

  3. Cheese rolling has been entered on the bucket list, right after the Mullet Toss...

  4. That is a nice story about not losing one's head over a piece of tail! I hope the message went across to the boy. My favourite garden decor is the girl and boy holding hands.

  5. Piece of tail, ha,ha,ha. But you never know, that piece of tail could be worth it, or not. Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Funny moral, but cold words coming from Pere. How do you find "the one" if they're all pieces of tail? I know, don't take jokes so literally.

    Loved the owl.

  7. Bwahahahahahahahahaha. I didn't see that coming and I should have.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  8. I didn't see where that was headed :) Beautiful statues.

  9. Mimi,

    LOL, loved the joke! There's a lot of truth to it, too. :D

  10. I love the garden statuary :)
    May I save the picture with the black lantern?