Sunday, May 14, 2017

Silly Sunday/Mother's Day

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It's Mother's Day, and i wish a very happy day to all the Mothers out there.  Several of us, but not the whole family because some have to work, will be having a Mother's Day lunch with Grandma and Grandpa.  After lunch we will go to Grandma and Grandpa's house and help them move stuff out of the rooms so new flooring can be installed.  That's what you do when you love your family, especially the matriarch of the family, you spend your Sunday afternoon nap time emptying furniture.

Boudreaux an' Tee be talkin' 'bout Mother's Day.

Tee ax, "Père, what you be gettin' Grand-mère for de Mother's Day?"

An' Boudreaux say, "I done got it already, I buy her a case o' her favorite beer because I be de reason she drink anyway!"

Den Tee say, "An' what you be gettin' Mère?"

Boudreaux say, "Now dat I don' quite know yet.  When I tell her 'How 'bout a hot date fo' Mother's Day,' she say, 'Only if you be stayin' home wit' the chil'ren!'"

Tee done smile an' say, "I know, Père, why don' you take her shoppin' an' pretend you enjoy it!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, Son, dat be axin' too much!  What you be gettin' you Mère?"

"Well," Tee say, "Mère like to read, so I be t'inkin' I get her a book.  Do you know what be her favorite book?"

Den Boudreaux say, "Mais, don' do dat, Son!  Her favorite book be my checkbook!"

Today is:

Carabao Festival -- Pulilan, Philippines (to honor their patron, St. Isidro [St. Isadore the Farmer], hundreds of carabaos [water buffalo] are dressed up and paraded, and eventually blessed in front of the church; through tomorrow)

Dance Like a Chicken Day -- no idea why today, but i'm waiting for wedding season

Drunk Driving Memorial Day -- not sponsored by MADD, or anyone else i can find, but let's all work and pray for the day drunk driving by anyone is just a bad memory 

French Fairy Awareness Day -- Fairy Calendar

Gesta de Independencia -- Paraguay

Infant Mortality Awareness Day -- as we celebrate mothers today, let's remember those who have lost children

Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival -- Izumo-taisha, Japan (through tomorrow)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Marshmallow Fluff Day -- Mr. Durkee and Mr. Mower announced, on this day in 1920, that they were in business producing this sweet confection 

Mars Invictus Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Midnight Sun at North Cape -- Norway (the sun will not set until July 30)

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 Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Geographic Geography Bee -- National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington, D.C., US (through Wednesday, with the finals aired on Friday on the National Geographic Channel)

National Unification Day -- Liberia

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)

President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday -- Malawi

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

Runic Half-Month Ing (expansive energy) commences

"Stars and Stripes Forever" Day -- first public performance this day in 1897

State Flag and State Emblem Day -- Belarus

St. Bonifatius' Day (4th Ice Saint)

St. Matthias the Apostle's Day (Patron of carpenters, reformed alcoholics, tailors; Gary, Indiana; Great Falls-Billings, Montana; against alcoholism and smallpox)

Underground America Day -- Malcolm Wells wants us to imagine what our landscapes would look like if more of our buildings were under ground 

Anniversaries Today:

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark marries Mary Donaldson, 2004
Carlsbad Caverns National Park established, NM, US, 1930

Birthdays Today:

Miranda Cosgrove, 1993
Amber Tamblyn, 1983
Dan Auerbach, 1979
Martine McCutdcheon, 1976
Cate Blanchett, 1969
Danny Wood, 1969
Jose Da Silveira, 1965
Suzy Kolber, 1964
Tim Roth, 1961
Valerie Still, 1961
Ronan Tynan, 1960
David Byrne, 1952
Robert Zemechis, 1951
Meg Foster, 1948
George Lucas, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Atanasio "Tony" Perez, 1942
Bobby Darin, 1936
Laszlo Kovacs, 1933
Patrice Munsel, 1925
Otto Klemperer, 1885
Robert Owen, 1771
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727
Gabrile Daniel Fahrenheit, 1686

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Kids Are Alright"(Documentary), 1979
“It’s Time for Ernie"(Ernie Kovacs' TV premier), 1951
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: A Requiem for those we love"(Hindemith composition), 1946
"Die Hebriden/The Hebrides"(Mendelssohn Op. 26), 1832

Today in History:

Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, 1607
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox  vaccination, 1796
The Lewis and Clark expedition sets out, 1804
Paraguay  gains independence from Spain, 1811
The first edition of the London Illustrated Times is published, 1842
Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk, 1853
Vaseline, the first petroleum jelly, is marketed, 1878
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, 1939
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established; immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, 1948
Kuwait joins the United Nations, 1963
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched, 1973
The Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary, 1986
The last episode of Seinfeld airs, with commercials going for $2M per 30 seconds, 1998

Scientists at Stanford University invent a working bionic eye the is powered only by focused light; the eye could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from macular degeneration and retinal pigmentosa, 2012


  1. I always learn so much by reading your posts! I just spent some time reading about Malcolm Wells, how fascinating!
    Happy Mother's Day and happy Buttermilk Biscuit day too! x

  2. That was a cute joke :) My husband has a shirt that says save trees, hide my wife's checkbook. Have a great Mother's Day!!! I hope you can squeeze a nap in too.

  3. Happy Mother's Day to you and all Mums over there, and I hope you do manage to fit in a Sunday afternoon nap after all LOL :-)

    LOL Boudreaux @ and chequebook.

    Have a mumtastic SS :-)

  4. I have to say, I don't know where you get all these. I know about maybe 3 semi original jokes and you come up with a new (to me) one every week...good ones too. There could be a book of Boudreaux jokes in your future. "Boudreaux and Tee Be Funny...Bayou Humor."

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you. I will be interested in a cheque book too!

  6. "Oh you need Fluff, Fluff, Fluff,
    To make a fluffernutter.
    Marshmallow Fluff... and Lots of Peanut Butter!"

    I love me a good fluffernutter...

  7. We enjoyed a nice 3-generation Mother's Day brunch this morning-- no Cajun jokes but lots of fun!

  8. Happy Mother's Day and you've done a great thing for Grandma and Grandpa. Bless you hearts.

    I love your jokes and this one is no exception.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  9. I hope your mother.s day was Great


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