Sunday, February 11, 2018

Father Knows All (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus no longer hosts Silly Sunday does not mean i am going to quit telling Cajun jokes.

In years past, i remember my children asking Sweetie questions as if he held the answers to everything.  He would answer whether he knew the correct answer or not, which probably led them to the conclusion.

This story reminded me of that time. 

Tee Boudreaux an' his Père, Boudreaux, be out on de bayou when dey done hear de Canada geese honkin' up a storm.  Dem geese fly over, an' Tee an' Boudreaux watch, den Tee say, "Père, I done learn in school why de geese fly in de shape like a V, but I don't learn why dey sometime have dem a longer side an' a shorter side on de V.  Do you know why?"

An' Boudreaux he t'ink 'bout dat for a minute, an' he say, "Mais, one side be longer 'cause dey gots more birds on dat side!"


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.  

This past week, i've tried to stop and notice some of the non-plant items people use to decorate their gardens.

A planter with solar powered lights all over it instead of plants.

That same planter at night.

The butterfly tells me this person is not as cranky as the sign might otherwise indicate.

To me, old wheelbarrows make some of the loveliest planters.

This one looks like someone enjoyed splattering paint.

One gorgeous hunk of driftwood.

St. Francis is rather lugubrious looking here.

A garden guardian angel.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Liberia

Be Electrific Day -- Edison's birth anniversary

Carnival of Binche -- Binche, Belgium (famous carnival dating back to the 16th century, which includes a giants parade, childrens parade, fireworks, orange tossing, and more; through Shrove Tuesday)

Church Action on Poverty Sunday -- UK (Visions of the Good Society)   

Daytona 500 Pole Day -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US (qualifying, and earing the right to lead the pack)

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day -- no history on the origin, but remember we all mess up once in a while, don't take small mess ups too seriously

Evelio Javier Memorial Day -- Panay Island, Philippines

Fasching Sunday -- Germany and Austria, and among German speaking peoples; the Party before Lent kicks up now

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick -- Roman Catholic Church (anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette)

Grandmother Achievement Day -- internet generated; call your grandmother, or someone's grandmother you admire, and tell her what she is doing right

Hall Sunday -- meaning Hallowed Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, which has many traditions associated with it

Independence Day -- Vatican City (Holy See) (a/k/a Lateranensi Pact Day, for the pact that established it as an independent state)

International Flirting Week -- always the Sun-Sat that encompases Valentine's Day; if you are married, flirt with your mate, it's fun!

Kenkoku Kenen-no-hi -- Japan (also called National Foundation Day or Empire Day)

Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes

Meatfare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day on which meat may be consumed before the Lenten fast); related event:
    Maslenitsa -- Russia (between Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday is Butter Week or Pancake Week, when you stuff yourself before the Orthodox Church Great Lent)

Meringue Memorial Day -- don't know who came up with it, but it's the day to see if you remember how to make meringue

National Inventors' Day -- US (Edison's birth anniversary)

National Peppermint Patty Day

National Shut-In Visitation Day -- some sites have it here, some in October; either way, go visit someone who can't get out of the house today, or make plans to see them this week 

Nelson Mandela Day -- South Africa (celebrates his release from prison)

Ocean County Bluegrass Festival -- Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ, US (a family-oriented bluegrass festival, at the best venue for bluegrass and old time country music anywhere)

Pro Sports Wives Day -- the annual recognition of those who truly are sports widows, wives of professional athletes, coaches, and support personnel    

Random Acts of Kindness Week -- always Valentine's Week

Satisfied Staying Single Day -- for those who aren't desperate to have someone by the 14th; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Caedmon's Day (Oldest English poet known by name.)

Transfiguration Sunday -- Christian

White Shirt Day -- a recognition of the dignity of the working class

World Marriage Day -- sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter   

Youth Day -- Cameroon

Anniversaries Today:

Napoleon weds Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810
The founding of London University, 1826

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Lautner, 1992
Natalie Dormer, 1982
Kelly Rowland, 1981
Matt Lawrence, 1980
Brandy, 1979
Mike Shinoda, 1977
Jennifer Aniston, 1969
Sarah Palin, 1964
Sheryl Crow, 1963
Carey Lowell, 1961
Sergio Mendes, 1941
Bobby "Boris" Pickett, 1938
Burt Reynolds, 1936
Tina Louise, 1934
Leslie Nielsen, 1926
Paul Bocuse, 1926
Eva Gabor, 1921
Sidney Sheldon, 1917
Max Baer, 1909
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1909
Philip Dunne, 1908
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847
Lydia Marie Child, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The French Chef"(TV, with Julia Child), 1963
"Dynamo"(O'Neill play), 1929
"Salome"(Wilde Play), 1896
"La Fille du Regiment"(Donizetti Opera Comique), 1840

Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of the Japanese empire under Emperor Jimmu, BC660
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome, which clears the way for Nero to become Emperor, 55
Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England, 1531
The Pennsylvania Hospital opens, the first in the US, 1752
Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery, 1790
Anthracite coal is burned experimentally as fuel for heating a home for the first time, by Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1808
Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation, 1809
Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill that leads to the first use of the term "gerrymander," 1812
The first public toilet facilities for women opens in London, on Bedford Street, 1852
The Meiji constitution of Japan is adopted, 1889
Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control, 1916
BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot", 1938
Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever gold disc for selling one million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," 1941
Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters, 1971
The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens, 1978
Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa, 1990
The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI announces that he will resign as of the end of February, 2013
The discovery of gravitational waves (through collision of two black holes) is announced by physicists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo), 2016


  1. I'm shocked! Happy Birthday Thomas Edison! and for you Mimi...thanks for all your very sweet comments! Big hugs!

  2. I love the angel. Greetings from sunny Europe

  3. Cute joke :) Very interesting yard art. The solar lights in the planter is quite unique :)
    Have a great day!

  4. My grandmothers are not living but I can call my sister who is an outstanding grandmother to her 9. The list for all she does for her grandchildren is long and makes me wish I was a better grandmother to my 8.

  5. Unusual photos Mimi. I'm back. We had a great cruise. I want to go back. Oh I am next year already planned on the same ship. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha. You think? Great joke and he's right too.

    Have a fabulous Sunday, my friend. ♥

  7. Boudreaux's answer is as good as any I can think of.

  8. Thanks for joining in Mimi. I love seeing other people's garden art, in particular I like that upturned wire basket on the grey urn. I'm going to copy that. Had a giggle at Boudreaux's answer.

  9. Lulu looks like she is waiting for her snacks or wanting to be pat!


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