Sunday, May 26, 2019

Timing (Cajun Joke) and a Variety of 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.

Our upcoming week's plans to arrange taking Brother-in-Law to work while getting ourselves all the places we need to go means that all of us are going to have to be flexible in our expectations as to what time we will be where.

My bosses can do that, and Brother-in-Law will be arranging with the library that he will stay the full 8 hours, no matter when he arrives, and they will allow it he just has to let them know what's up.

Boudreaux be arguin' wit' de boss 'bout what time he need to be at work.

Fin'ly,  Boudreaux tell de boss, "Mais, bein' on time fo' work don' do nothin' fo' me when dey don' be anyone dere to appreciate de achievement!"


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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.    

Today a mixture.

Grandma made a village:




And she is working on a gift for a friend:



Mr. BA is growing some incredible orchids:




Vacation is coming soon, and here's a reminder of why i am looking forward to it:







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Today is:

Arbor Day -- Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire, England (a Poplar tree in town is decorated and left that way year round; probably associated with Oak Apple Day)

Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!

Cape May Music Festival -- Cape May, NJ, US (world class music performances of many genres; through June 14)

Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark

Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897

Dzien Matkl -- Poland (Mother's Day)

Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)

French Open Tennis Tournament -- Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France (part of the Grand Slam of Tennis, annually since 1925; through June 9)

Goblin Races -- Fairy Calendar

Hanswijk Procession -- Mechelen, Belgium (since the year 1272, the Sunday before Ascension Thursday, the town celebrates Our Lady of Hanswijk, in thanks for the ending of plague and war)

Holiday of the Receiving of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)

Indianapolis 500 -- Indianapolis, IN, US (the world's single largest one day sporting event)


Mother's Day -- Algeria; Cameroon; Dominican Republic; France; French Antilles; Haiti; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Senegal; Sweden; Tunisia

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)

National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests

Palio Dei Balestrieri -- Gubbio, Italy (the last Sunday of May always sees a medieval crossbow contest between the town of Gubbio and the town of Sansepolcro, with medieval costumes and arms)

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i

Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)

St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)

St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)

World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary   



Anniversaries Today:

Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts Legislature, 1869


Birthdays Today:

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, 1968
Helena Bonham Carter, 1966
Lenny Kravitz, 1964
Genie Francis, 1962
Sally Ride, 1951
Pam Grier, 1949
Philip Michael Thomas, 1949
Hank Williams, Jr., 1949
Stevie Nicks, 1948
Brent Musburger, 1939
Miles Davis, 1926
James Arness, 1923
Peggy Lee, 1920
Jay Silverheels, 1919
Frankie Manning, 1914
Peter Cushing, 1913
Robert Morley, 1908
John Wayne, 1907
Dorothea Lange, 1895
Al Jolson, 1886


Today in History:

Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451
An earthquake  strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293
Geneva  expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647
Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830
Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896
The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908
The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966
Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970
Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972
George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983
The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998
Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003
The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004
The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*
The World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone, 2014
Hackers steal personal data for about 100,000 taxpayers after breaking into a U.S. Internal Revenue Service system that allows taxpayers to retrieve previous tax returns; the data can be used to file tax refund claims and commit identity theft, 2015



*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow 

11 comments:

  1. Beach! You're going to the beach! I love the beach. Any beach. Think of me when you put your toes in the water.
    I love the fairy village.

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  2. It is too long since I have walked on a beach. I did see the sea recently but it was from the door of the funeral parlour...
    I hope your week goes smoothly.

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  3. The Village is so pretty and hooray for beach fun!

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  4. I'm glad the work issues are being addressed and everyone is being flexible. It's hard when you lose a vehicle.

    Love the joke. Always enjoy your Cajun jokes.

    Oh the beach. Relax time. I'm going with you as always.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  5. Have I mentioned that I'm an orchid killer? (unintentional, but still...) That picture made me wistful. ;-)

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  6. Love your joke. Cajun jokes are good. Thanks for all your lists - now I know why our busses carried flags today - Crown Prince's birthday ;) Thanks.
    And just to be a P.I.T.A your Polish Mothers' day is misspelled. Should be Dzien Matki (not Matkl).

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  7. Lovely creations and wonderful photos too!

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

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  8. Boudreaux is right on this one.

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  9. Cute joke :) I love the fairy gardens- nice addition of the matchbox cars :)

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  10. LOL @ the joke heheh!

    Those photos are so cute the beach looks lovely I can't remember the last time I was on a beach it was probably in Spain the ones here in the UK are awful LOL

    Have a tanfasticle day :-)

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