Sunday, January 28, 2018

To Love and Obey (Cajun Joke) and Christmas Escapees (Sunday Selections)

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked above.) 

Just because Sandee at Comedy Plus no longer hosts a Silly Sunday meme, don’t expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.

The marriage seminar last weekend was very good although there was very little new information.  One of the livelier discussions of course was the roles of husband and wife and the dreaded “S” word (Submission).

Boudreaux be him at de store an’ he be in line to check out, an’ Thibodeaux be right dere behin’ him when Boudreaux motion fo’ Thibodeaux to go firs’.

Thibodeaux say, “Be you sure, Boudreaux?  I gots just as much stuff to buy as you.”

An’ Boudreaux say, “I be here wit’ Clothile, an’ she forgotted her a few t’ings, an’ so she tell me to stay right here an’ she go gets dem, an’ mais!  I be goin’ do jes’ what she tell me!”


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.

At Grandma’s house, i noticed that there are still a very few lingering reminders of Christmas that have just not managed to make it back into storage.  They sit among the stuffs of everyday life, rather like delightful discoveries of a time past waiting to be noticed.

The snowman soap dish still graces the little used back bathroom.

The altar boys from the church in the Christmas village and a hand made rose ornament on the painted table.

Two tree ornaments have escaped and found a home on the coffee table.

The tiny tree is tucked in the corner of the patio by the holy candles.

Today is:

Army Day -- Armenia

Data Privacy Day -- International

Desert Festival -- Jaisalmer, India (three days of local culture, contests, and fun)

Festival of the Lenaia to Dionysus -- Ancient Greek Calendar, end January through early February

Homeless Sunday -- UK (an opportunity to consider what action churches are being called to in addressing homelessness) 

Jackhammer Day -- US (the pneumatic jackhammer was patented this day in 1894 by Charles Brady King of Detroit, MI)

Lowcountry Oyster Festival -- Mt. Pleasant, SC, US (80,000lbs. of oysters, come have some fun!)

National Blueberry Pancake Day

National Kazoo Day -- because anyone can play one!

National Spieling Day -- internet generated, and whatever your area of expertise, spiel about it today

Rinkydinks Annual Snowball Fight -- Fairy Calendar

Runic Half-month Elhaz (elk) commences

St. Charlemagne's Day (Patron of the University of Paris)

St. Thomas Aquinas's Day (Patron of academics, apologists, book sellers, chastity, colleges, learning, pencil makers, philosophers, publishers, scholars, schools, students, theologians, universities; Aquino, Italy; Belcastro, Italy; Falerna, Italy; University of Vigo; all Catholic academies, schools, and universities; against lightning, storms)

Telephone Exchange Day -- US (the first telephone exchange was set up in New Haven, CT with 22 subscribers on this day in 1878)

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian (Publican & Parisee Sunday)

World Leprosy Day -- International

Anniversary Today:

Adoption of the Great Seal of the United States, 1782

Birthdays Today:

Elijah Wood, 1981
Nick Carter, 1980
Joey Fatone, Jr. 1977
Kathryn Morris, 1969
Sarah McLachlan, 1968
Harley Jane Kozak, 1957
Nicolas Sarkozy, 1955
Rick Warren, 1954
John Beck, 1943
Susan Howard, 1943
Alan Alda, 1936
Susan Sontag, 1933
Claes Oldenburg, 1929
Jackson Pollack, 1912
Robert Stroud, 1890 (The Birdman of Alcatraz)
Arthur Rubenstein, 1887
Auguste Piccard, 1884
Jean Felix Piccard, 1884
Colette, 1873
Jose' Marti, 1853
Henry Morton Stanley, 1841
Alexander Mackenzie, 1822
Peter the Great of Russia, 1775
St. Thomas Aquinas, 1225

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fantasy Island"(TV), 1978
"Barnaby Jones"(TV), 1973
"Symphony No. 1/Jeremiah"(Bernstein), 1944

Today in History:

The Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted by Pope Gregory VIII, 1077
The first Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria, 1099
Pope Alexander VI gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France, 1495
Edward VI, age nine, succeeds his father Henry VIII as king of England, 1547
By the Edict of Orleans, the persecution of French Huguenots is suspended, 1561
Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland, 1573
Sir Thomas Warner found the first British colony in the Caribbean, on St. Kitts, 1624
The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree (it was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917), 1724
Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity, 1754
London's Pall Mall is the first street lit by gaslight, 1807
Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom, 1813
The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway, 1855
In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick, 1887
Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding in an automobile. He is fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h), 1896
The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie, 1902
An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard, 1915
The first Jewish  US Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson, 1916
A symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to honor the unknown dead of World War I, 1921
The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence, 1933
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today, 1958
The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament, 1965
Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region, 1984
Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief, 1985
Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board, 1986
Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian's streets in demonstrations referred to as "Friday of Anger" against the Mubarak regime, 2011
DNA analysis confirms that the 6th Century "Plague of Justinian" was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis bacteria, the same bacteria that caused the Black Death, 2014 


  1. Cute joke :) It feels like Christmas was 6 months ago. I still have all our snowmen items out, but they are going away soon too. Have a nice Sunday! XO

  2. I love your jokes, and he better stay in that line too. Or else.

    I'm switching to WordPress beginning tomorrow. I'll leave one last post on blogger.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  3. This is the first Boudreaux joke that I do not get...I've done that waiting in line thing many times.

  4. I see no reason for Silly Sundays to require a host.
    (After all, Spock Sundays are a party of one!)
    You just keep going, my friend. :-)

  5. That is one smart man. The snowman dish can stay out all winter.

  6. I like the cute snowman soap dish.


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