Sunday, October 20, 2019

Family Matters (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


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 at Grandma's house, the subject of "crazy relatives" came up.  Let's face it, everyone has one or two relatives who are considered a bit odd or eccentric, the ones who have served a nickel for doing something dumb, or the ones you don't usually talk about to everyone.

Thibodeaux an' his wife Marie done got in de argue 'bout where dey be goin' spen' de holiday.  

Marie be argue dat dey should go to Thibodeaux' fam'ly, where all de women he love bes' in de world be in one room, and Thibodeaux say, "Dat would make me scared fo' my life!"

Thibodeaux be argue dat dey should go to Marie's fam'ly, where all de women be de bes' cooks, an' Marie say, "Dat be like Cutthroat Kitchen: De Fam'ly Edition!"

Well, Boudreaux be listen to all dat an' dey ax him, "Boudreaux, what you t'ink?  Which side o' de fam'ly be mo' crazy, so we can go to de one dat ain't so crazy?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, we all be crazy here, it don' be no need fo' competin'!"


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.     

No theme this week, just various pictures.


Today is:

Birth of the Bab -- Baha'i

Feast of Agios Gerasimos -- Kefalonia, Greece (celebration of the patron saint of this Ionian island, with religious services followed by dancing and feasting)

Feast of No Excuse For A Feast Day -- internet generated, if you have no other excuse to celebrate something today, use this one

Festival of Ebisu -- Japan (the laughing god, who is the only one available this month, as the 8 million other gods of the pantheon gather at the Grand Shrine of Izumo; traditionally on 20th day of 10th month of the lunisolar calendar)

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth -- Sikh

International Juan Valdez Appreciation Day -- internet generated, yet as we sip our morning wake up brew, let's remember the hardy souls who pick the beans for us!

Mashujaa Day -- Kenya (National Day/Kenyatta Day)

Miss American Rose Day -- with online only pageants devoted to high achievement and community service for girls and women of all ages, Miss American Rose suggests treating all women in your life like beautiful roses and performing community service with them

National Brandied Fruit Day

National Day on Writing -- US (sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English)

National Sunflower Day -- South Africa (become a bone marrow donor, no matter where you live)   

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Hospitality:  Cultivating Space"    

Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues; this year's theme is "Our Team Cares"   

Revolution Day -- Guatemala

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

Shemini Azteret -- Judaism (Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah; begins at sunset, through sunset tomorrow)

St. Acca's Day (Patron of learning)

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Suspenders Day -- probably begun by the same people who wanted to see if you would observe Wear Something Gaudy Day and Dress Like A Dork Day

Windsor Pumpkin Regatta and Children's Wish Parade -- Windsor, NS, Canada (racing giant pumpkin boats [PVCs -- Personal Vegetable Crafts] across Lake Pezaquid, plus a parade and other festivities)

World Osteoporosis Day -- International Osteoporosis Foundation 

Anniversaries Today:

Clint Black marries Lisa Hartman, 1991
William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty, 1973
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
Aristotle Onassis marries Jacqueline Kennedy, 1968

Birthdays Today:

John Krasinski, 1979
Dann Gillen, 1967
Viggo Mortensen, 1958
Danny Boyle, 1956
Keith Hernandez, 1953
Tom Petty, 1953
Melanie Mayron, 1952
Tom Petty, 1950
Jerry Orbach, 1935
William Christopher, 1932
Mickey Mantle, 1931
Joyce Brothers
Art Buchwald, 1925
Fayard Nicholas, 1914
Bela Lugosi, 1882
Charles Ives, 1874
Charles Dewey, 1859
James Robert Mann, 1856
Arthur Rimbaud, 1854
Christopher Wren, 1632

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Six Million Dollar Man"(TV), 1973
"No Time for Sergeants"(Play), 1955
"Vor Sonnenaufgang/Before Sunrise"(Hauptmann play), 1889

Today in History:

The first Crusaders arrive at Antioch, 1097
The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), Bolivia, is founded, 1548 
Battle of sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's Shoguns, 1600
Maria Theresa of Habsburg becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1740
Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy, 1781
US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The U.S. and U.K. sign the Convention of 1818, which, among other things settles the U.S. - Canada border at the 49th parallel for most of its length, 1818
First Edition of London Sunday Times, 1822
Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the US, on the 4th Thursday of November each year, 1864
P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome featuring "The Greatest Show on Earth" opens in NYC, 1873
The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched, 1910
The first Negro League World Series is held, the KC Monarchs shut out the Hilldales, 5-0, 1924
United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time, 1947
The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses, 1971
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
BM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released, 1983
US accuses Microsoft of violating law by forcing IE browser on computers, 1997
European astronomers announce the discovery of 32 extrasolar planets, 2009
Atronomers announce that galaxy UDFy-38135539 is the most distant object observed from Earth, around 30 billion light-years, 2010
Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte, 2011
Pollution is linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 million in 2015 in a report published in "The Lancet", 2017


  1. LOVING your beautiful pictures.
    And smiling, rather a lot of my family is crazy too. Me included.

  2. Love the little fairy garden pots :)

  3. I like your selection of photos. Lovely park.

    God bless.

  4. There is definitely a couple in my family LOL

    I liked the photos brought a smile to my face and so did the joke heheh!

    Have an eccentrictastic Sunday :-)

  5. Thank you for sharing some of your lovely home. I have some plastic flowers sitting around. Nothing wants to grow in mine.

  6. It's alway great to read your Sunday's blog. Thibodeaux's is a comical character that I love. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. OK, I have now added "watch pumpkin boat races" to my bucket list!

  8. Wonderful Cajun joke ~ so true! and delightful series of photos ~ ^_^

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

  9. Giggling at your joke! Nice pics 📸

  10. Very profound. We're all a little crazy so no need to judge others about it.

  11. We enjoyed your photos! Oh, we know all about crazy relatives here.

  12. I can not think of any member of my family that is "a little strange" so apparently every family does not have one...unless it is...oops. Never mind.

  13. Hope the cute kitties get good home. We think other people crazy and other people think we are crazy, so we are all a little crazy sometimes. Lol!