Sunday, March 6, 2016

Silly Sunday: Smart Old Codger

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My "grandcats" are wearing me out.  The children moving back in and bringing their cats, or moving their cats back into the house, is not easy on the rest of us.  Just like people love their grandchildren but are glad that they can eventually send them home, i love my children's pets but would prefer to only have to deal with my own full time, thankyouverymuch.

Speaking of grandchildren, Boudreaux was reminiscing the other day wit' Clothile 'bout when he were a boy an' spendin' time wit' Gran'mere an' Gran'pere.

"Mais!" say Boudreaux.  "When I go over dere, firs' I would 'help' Gran'mere wit' de cookin'.  By de time I done 'helped' enough an' we eat, she send me wit' Gran'pere for de aft'noon so's she could clean up de kitchen an' den take a nap!

"Now, Gran'pere, he be smart.  He give me de cigarette rollin' machine, to make you own cigarette more cheap dan de store, an' de papers an' tobacco, an' I set dere all aft'noon an' make dem cigarettes.  He were a wily ol' man!"

"He be smart!" Clothile say.  "He done kep' you busy an' out his way, an' he din't have to roll him his own cigarettes."

"He be smart, you done said it, but dat's not why," Boudreaux say.  "See, he kep' me busy, an' I done made de cigarettes, but Gran'mere din't smoke, an' Gran'pere smoke de pipe, an' until I be grown I din't know he jes' had me rollin' de same tobacco over an' over, he done unwrap it when I go an' give it to me again de nex' week when I come back!"

Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

Laetare Sunday -- Western Christianity, 4th Sunday of Lent; related Observances
     Carnaval de la Laetare -- Stavelot, Belgium
     Mothering Sunday -- UK (fourth Sunday of Lent, originally a day to visit your "mother church" in the parish where you were raised, now celebrated as Mother's Day)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

Meatfare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day on which meat may be consumed before the Lenten fast)

National Frozen Food Day

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Orthodox Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Amy Pietz, 1969
Connie Britton, 1968
D.L. Hughley, 1963
Tom Arnold, 1959
David Gilmour, 1946
Rob Reiner, 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944
Dave Gilmour, 1944
Ben Murphy, 1942
Willie Stargell, 1941
Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937
Lorin Maazel, 1930
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928
Alan Greenspan, 1926
Ed McMahon, 1923
Will Eisner, 1917
Lou Costello, 1906
Bob Wills, 1905
Ring Lardner, 1885
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619
Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986
"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952
"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933
"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853
"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834
After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836
Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869
Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951
United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981
Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992
A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997
Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013


  1. Exactly! Why have a pet Goat when you can have a cat?

  2. I have far more ingenious ways of keeping my grandkids busy. But I would like to see them more.

  3. Sounds like you have a busy home at the moment, giggles @ Boudreaux

    Have a tanfastical Sunday :-)

  4. Busy hands and all. It worked. Love this.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. This joke reminded me tat when our son was small we'd only hide be egg at Easter and let him find it over and over, just to keep him busy.

  6. Cajun jokes are unlike any others. :)