Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day! A Cajun Joke and some 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.


A blessed and beautiful Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there!

Yesterday i did my part as a dutiful child and went to clean Grandma and Grandpa's house, since the housekeeper injured her back and didn't come this week.  Today as many of us as are able are doing our duty and going down there to take Grandma out for a Mother's Day lunch.  

The cleaning of the house is certainly a far cry from years ago, when they were always after us kids to clean our rooms.

Clothile done be ver' upset 'bout how Aline an' Tee be keepin' dere rooms.  

Boudreaux tell her, "Bein' de mère ain't all it crack up to be.  By de way, what you be wantin' fo' Mother Day?"

An' Clothile say, "Mais, I wants me de one t'ing I t'ink goin' be able to clean dem rooms, a two day rent of a bulldozer an' de lesson on how to use it!"


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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 Elephant's Child.    

Grandma has a new addition to her table in the work room, because every art room needs an artistic lamp: 



And she's making great use of the cart she bought and i put together for her:



Bigger Girl gave her a Mother's Day gift that is right up her alley:



And Grandma, as usual, is no slouch:












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Today is:

Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)


Hug Your Cat Day -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely   

Infant Mortality Awareness Day -- as so many of us celebrate mothers today, let's remember those who have lost children

International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    

International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale

Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear

Mother Ocean Day -- celebrate the wonders of the ocean, wherever you happen to be; day originally proposed by the South Florida Kayak Fishing Club

Mother's Day -- Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belgium; Bermuda; Bonaire; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; China(People's Republic of China); Colombia; Croatia; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Ecuador; Estonia; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; Germany; Ghana; Gold Coast; Greece; Grenada; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kurdistan; Latvia; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Macao; Malaysia; Malta; Myanmar; Netherlands; New Zealand; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Singapore; Sint Maarten; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tanganyika; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United States; Uruguay; Vietnam; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe                  

National Nutty Fudge Day

Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847

Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)

Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)

Punch's Birthday / Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival -- St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (Punch, of Punch and Judy, celebrates his birthday on the Sunday closest to May 9 with a fair and by preaching at the cathedral to other puppets and their puppeteers, or "professors".)

Resistance and Liberation Day -- Lebanon

Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji

Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia

Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland

State Flag and State Emblem Day -- Belarus

St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)

St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)

St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)



Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971
Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959 
Coronation of George VI of England, 1937
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743
National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551
Jagiellonian University is fouded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364
Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191


Birthdays Today:

Emily VanCamp, 1986
Cheryl Burke, 1984
Jason Biggs, 1978
MacKenzie Astin, 1973
Christian Campbell, 1972
Jamie Luner, 1971
Kim Fields, 1969
Tony Hawk, 1968
Stephen Baldwin, 1966
Emilio Estevez, 1962
Ving Rhames, 1961
Kim Greist, 1958
Bruce Boxleitner, 1951
Gabriel Byrne, 1950
Lindsay Crouse, 1948
Steve Winwood, 1948
Millie Perkins, 1938
George Carlin, 1937
Tom Snyder, 1936
Frank Stella, 1936
Burt Bacharach, 1929
Yogi Berra, 1925
Mary Kay Ash, 1918
Katharine Hepburn, 1907
Florence Nightingale, 1820
Edward Lear, 1812


Debuting/Premiering Today:

“Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972
"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936
The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926
"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832


Today in History:

Antipope  Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328
Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief  of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459
Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777
Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870
US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879
Tunisia  becomes a French protectorate, 1881
In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian  government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941 
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958
West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965
The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975
South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984
Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985
Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986
Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992
Russia and chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997
The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003
An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011 
Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints, 2013
Brazil declares an end to the Zika national emergency as cases decrease, 2017

15 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think I could use a bulldozer to clean up .

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  2. Loving these peeks into Grandma's home. Thank you.
    And a big yes to a bulldozer. It would come in handy here too.

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  3. The lamp is lovely :)
    I know a few places that would be better cleaned with a bulldozer than a vacuum cleaner.
    I love all the fairy gardens.

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  4. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day!

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  5. " Happy Mother's Day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

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  6. Happy Mother's Day to you and all ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. All I could think of is I would bump that lamp and it would be in pieces. Have a good Mother's Day.

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  8. Cool goodies! Happy Mother’s Day from all of us!

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  9. A bulldozer for cleaning :) I think all parents dream of them now and then.

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  10. You are the best!
    You are AMAZING!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Love Marv and Mom

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  11. A bulldozer sounds like a great idea for cleaning kid rooms. Your pictures are amazing.

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  12. Cute joke. How cool your mom has an art room. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom! XO

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  13. LOL @ the Cajun joke

    Your grandma is so artistic and creative heheh!

    Hope you had a mumtastic mother's day :-)

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  14. Mimi,

    A kid wouldn't be a kid if she didn't buck the system when it came to keeping her room clean. lol I was after ours all the time to no avail but now that they are on their own they've turned into little OCD cleaners, especially our youngest daughter. lol Your grandma is artsy! I love her fairy gardens!! I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! Have a good week, my friend!

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  15. We have mother's Day on a different day here. It looks as if Grandma eas inspired by her gift!

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