Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Reason to Quibble Over Pennies (Cajun Joke) and 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 quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Yesterday, i got Brother-in-Law, The Mouth’s taxes done.  (Do not ask me about my own taxes; after a rocky start, my forms and i are no longer on speaking terms.)

Boudreaux done be pullin’ hims hair an’ mutterin’ while he done tryin’ to do de tax.  Clothile done ax, “If’n it be so hard to do de tax, why we don’ pay someone?  Dere be some people dat like it an’ can do it.”

An’ Boudreaux say, “It don’ be so hard, we don’ be rich, it jes’ be dat dere be two kind of people dat don’ like to do de taxes, hommes et femmes [men and women].”

“If’n it not be so hard, what fo’ you be workin’ youse’f up like dat fo’?” she ax.

“I be lookin’ to see if I find any more tax deductins beside de usual.  Dere gots to be some way to deduct jes’ a couple more t’ings, save us a few more dollar.”

“If it only be a few dollar you be savin’ if you find you more deductins, why you bother?  It look like it be more trouble dan it be worth!”

“Mais, cher, we gots to pay de tax, but dat don’ mean we gots to skip a deductin’ an’ give dem a tip!”


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 is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.

Grandma is still at it in her workshop:

She has expanded to painting shoes:

And sometimes other clothing:

This side says,
When the girls are happy, I am happy.
How are things going?

This side says
Don't let me down, girls.
I am holding up.


Today is:

Commonwealth Covenant Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice -- Argentina

Dies Sanguines -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sacrifices to the war goddess Bellona)

Houdini Day -- see if you can pull a disappearing act in his honor

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims -- UN

Kazimiras Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (return of the larks)

Komoeditsi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calandar (honors the great Bear God, Meveshii Bog and includes sacrifices to the Great God of Honey)

Left-of-Field Fanciers' Fortnight begins -- Fairy Calendar

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Revolution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Pandia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus that immediately followed the Greater Dionysia; date approximate)

St. Catherine of Sweden's Day (Patron against miscarriages)

St. Gabriel the Archangel's Day (traditional date, now usually celebrated in September; Patron of childbirth, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, stamp collectors, telephone workers)

St. MacCairthinn of Clogher (St. Patrick's "Strong Man" and fellow worker; Patron of Clogher, Ireland)

World Tuberculosis Day -- UN & WHO

Birthdays Today:

Peyton Manning, 1976
Alyson Hannigan, 1974
Lara Flynn Boyle, 1970
Sharon Corr, 1970
Mase, 1970
Mark "The Undertaker" Calaway, 1965
Annabella Sciorra, 1964
Star Jones, 1962
Donna Pescow, 1954
Louie Anderson, 1953
Alan Sugar, 1947
R. Lee Ermey, 1944
Bob Mackie, 1940
Steve McQueen, 1930
Byron Janis, 1928
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919
Dorothy Height, 1912
Joseph Barbera, 1911
Clyde Barrow, 1909
Ub Iwerks, 1901
Dorothy Constance Stratton, 1899
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 1887
Edward Weston, 1886
Harry Houdini, 1874
Andrew W. Mellon, 1855
William Morris, 1834
John Wesley Powell, 1834
Fanny Crosby, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nightline"(TV News), 1980
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"(Play), 1955
"Native Son"(Play), 1941
"Letter from America"(Radio), 1946

Today in History:

Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus, 1401
James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England, 1603
The first game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia, 1629
Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island, 1664
Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers, 1765
Benjamin West of the US becomes president of Royal Academy of London, 1792
In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr., 1832
Canada gives African men the right to vote, 1837
Robert Koch of Germany announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis), 1882
Oscar Straus is appointed the first Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey), 1887
A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history, 1896
"Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world, 1906
Greece becomes a republic, 1923
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth, 1934
The longest game in NHL history is played between Detroit and Montreal; Detroit scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime and won the game 1-0, 1936
In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III, 1944
The British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership, 1946
Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761), 1958
NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing, 1965
The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland, 1972
In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón, 1976
Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador, 1980
In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of petroleum after running aground, 1989
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 1993
Apple Inc. releases the first version of the Mac OS X operating system, 2001
Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election, 2008
A series of emergency meetings is undertaken in Brussels to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation, 2013
Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea, 2014
The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon, 2015


  1. Your Grandma's fairy gardens are great, I like her use of miniature furniture. LOVE the painted bra.

  2. Sent my taxes to the man last week and now waiting for an answer! That bra is wonderful, not sure I would be brave enough to wear it, though.

  3. You wear that bra for Mardi Gras next year and I'll follow behind you in a pair of the shoes! ;-D

    (Ah, but why did Roger Williams feel the need to break from the Commonwealth?)

  4. Fun post with the Cajun joke and the fabulous creations ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Grandma’s goodies sure are cool and taxes are very taxing!

  6. This week we go and see the person who works on our taxes. I hope I get some money back.
    Oh my the way, that was an excited method to wear a bra. After taking the girl's top off, it would scare the poor guy and he's gone. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Way to go Boudreaux, don't give'm a cent more than they're entitled to.

  8. I agree with the not giving then a tip. Love your Cajun jokes.

    Love all the fairy gardens and I want those shoes. The bra is kind of creepy though. That would scare me. Fun though.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  9. oof. I totally feel Boudreaux. I'm always asking my husband "Did we miss something?" Always hopeful.

  10. LOL @ Boudreaux, Grandma is very talented :-)

    Have a cutetastic Sunday :-)

  11. Best Bra Ever!! We laughed! Have a great week!

  12. Cute joke. Do you ever sleep? I am amazed with all your work and volunteering that you were able to do someone's taxes. I thought of Grandma when I was in Michael's, they had a lot of fairy garden items on clearance and the newer pieces were on sale too.