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Just because Sandee, of Comedy Plus, is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, don't expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.
A couple of weeks ago, i visited Bigger Girl at her apartment and she showed me her fairy gardens. When i showed pictures of them to Grandma, she decided to make some, too. Grandma and Bigger Girl are artists, and each claims to have gotten the trait from the other!
When they do get together to do something artistic, they are a sight to behold. It's always wonderful when the elders and youngers in a family have fun together.
When Boudreaux an' Clothile's daughter, Aline, be little, she love her learnin' to cook, and she love goin' to see her Grand-mère Boudreaux. Ever'one say dey be jes' alike, an' Aline be like a li'l shadow to her Grand-mère, especially when dey be cookin'.
One time, after dey done cook a big meal fo' de whole fam'ly, Aline say, "Grand-mère, don' you wish we could start cookin' again, it be so much fun!"
An' Grand-mère Boudreaux say, "Oh, no chile, cookin' one big meal a day be 'nuff fo' me, I be's gettin' old!"
An' Aline say, "Mais non, Grand-mère, you don't be old, only you hair be old!"
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.
No, i won't keep you in suspense, here are the pictures of the fairy gardens.
Blessing of the Boats -- Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Buxton Wells Dressing -- Buxton, Derbyshire, England (preserving the 650+ years of traditional "dressing" wells in foliage to thank the patron saint of that well for blessings, now with parades and carnivals; through the 10th)
Celtic Tree Month Tinne begins (Holly)
Feast of St. Sunniva (Ancient Norse solar maiden Sunna's worship around this time of year was merged with the story of this medieval saint; Patron of Bergen, Norway and the Norwegian west coast)
Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)
Math 2.0 Day -- celebrating the intermingling of math with technology
Nagoya Sumo Tournament -- Nagoya, Japan (one of the 6 major tournaments; through the 22nd)
National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
Old Crafts Day -- it's listed in a few places, but i can't find the history; Old time crafts, or old crafts you've had sitting around the house and never gotten done? If you have the latter, do them or toss them!
Olive Branch Petition Day -- the final attempt, by the 13 Colonies, to avoid a complete break with England in 1775
SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) -- a good habit, on every day
Soapy Smith Wake -- held simultaneously in 5 locations from this evening through noon tomorrow, local time: 1.) Eagles Hall, Skagway, AK, US; 2.) Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA, US; 3.) The Tivoli Club (a reproduction of Soapy's Saloon in Denver, Colorado), Whitehorse Ranch movie lot, Landers, California; 4.) The Wizard's Club, Chicago, IL, US; 5.) The Lumber Baron Inn, Denver, CO, US (held by Soapy Smith Preservation Trust and Friends of Bad Man Soapy Smith, preserving the memory of one of the Wild West and Alaskan Gold Rush's most notorious con men, killed in a gunfight this day in 1898)*
Sts. Aquila and Prisca's Day
St. Kilian's Day (Patron of people with gout or rheumatism, whitewashers; Bavaria, Germany; Paderborn, Germany; Tuosist, Ireland; Wurzburg,Germany)
Video Games Day -- do they really need a day?
Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (when Vitula was given the first fruits of the earth)
Ziegfeld Follies Day -- his first "Follies of 1907" opened on this day
*If you cannot make it to the Soapy Smith Wake in one of these locations, please at 9:15pm, your local time, have a glass of something grown-up and offer the traditional toast: "Relatives and friends, raise your glass. Here's to Soapy's Ghost!"
Prince Richard of Gloucester marries Birgitte Eva van Deurs, 1972
Jaden Smith, 1998
Sophia Bush, 1982
Milo Ventimiglia, 1977
Kathleen Robertson, 1973
Beck Hansen, 1970
Billy Crudup, 1968
Toby Keith, 1961
Kevin Bacon, 1958
Christopher G. Moore, 1952
Marianne Williamson, 1952
Anjelica Huston, 1951
Wolfgang Puck, 1949
Kim Darby, 1948
Cynthia Gregory, 1946
Jeffrey Tambor, 1944
Steve Lawrence, 1935
Marty Feldman, 1933
Roone Arledge, 1931
Billy Eckstine, 1914
Nelson Rockefeller, 1908
Louis Thomas Jordan, 1908
Philip Cortelyou Johnson, 1906
Alfred Binet, 1857
John D. Rockefeller, 1839
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 1838
Etienne De Silhouette, 1709
Today in History
Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India, 1497
Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island, 1663
Battle of Restigouche – British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France, 1760
The Olive Branch Petition is drafted by the Second Continental Congress as the Congress' last attempt to get King George III of Great Britain to reason with them, 1775
The Declaration of Independence has its first public reading, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung, 1776
Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom, 1822
Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853
The initial force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their March West, 1874
The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published, 1889
St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22, 1932
The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF), 1948
Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act, 1970
The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities, 1992
NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance, membership to become effective in two years, 1997
The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, 2011
Pope Francis condemns the 'global indifference' to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe, 2013
The mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins, 2013