Sunday, February 25, 2018

Taking Sides (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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

This past week, our temperatures have been unseasonably warm.  We are supposed to get rain today and some slightly lower temperatures this week, but the cold is over and we seem to have skipped spring altogether.

It was a harsh winter for the area, with two big snowfalls, and we are not prepared for such things down here.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux don' be prepare fo' livin' in de cold, but one time when dey be young, dey done move up to de Frozen Nawth to take dem jobs fo' a year.  Dey be sharin' a car an' a rent house an' workin' at de same contract job.

De firs' time dey be hearin' it goin' to snow, Boudreaux listen an' de radio man say, "We are expecting heavy snowfall, please park your cars on the even side of the streets so the snow plows can get through."  So Boudreaux, he go an' put de car on de even side o' de street.

'Bout a week after dat, dey be goin' get snow agin, an' de radio man say, "We are expecting heavy snowfall, please park your cars on the odd side of the streets so the snow plows can get through."  An' Boudreaux go out an' park de car on de odd side o' de street.

Nex' time it be 'bout to snow, de radio man say, "We are expecting heavy snowfall, please park your cars on the..." an' de 'lectric go out an' Boudreaux don' hear what side de street to put de car on.

"Thibodeaux!" Boudreaux say.  "You hear dat!  De 'lectric done gone out, an' we din't hear what side de street dey want us to put de car on!  What we goin' do?"

An Thibodeaux t'ink 'bout dat fo' a moment an' den he say, "Mais, why we don' jes' leave de car in de garage dis time?"


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.   

More photos from corners of Grandma's house:

In the front hall.

In the foyer -- yes, there is holy water in the holy water font at the bottom.

A closer look at her painting.


Today is:

Dairokuten-no-Hadaka Matsuri -- Chiba, Japan (around this date; one of Japan's "naked" festivals, as participants wear only a loincloth as they wrestle in the cold, wet mud, bringing luck to the community as they run through the crowds smearing the lucky mud on the onlookers)

Dance of the Secret Places -- Fairy Calendar

Dag van de Revolutie -- Suriname (Day of Liberation and Innovation)

Edo Nagashi Bina -- Sumidagawa River, Japan (ritual to wish for children's good health by washing the sins of the body away)

Februaristaking -- Netherlands (commemoration of a strike against the Nazis)

Festival of Ptah -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Kitano Baika-sai (Plum Blossom Festival) -- Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Let's All Eat Right Day -- in honor of the birth of Adelle Davis in 1904, an early pioneer in good nutrition

National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day -- some sites say any nuts will do, some specify peanuts; take your pick

National Clam Chowder Day -- not to be confused with New England Clam Chowder Day, back in January

National Day -- Kuwait

People's Revolution Day/People Power Day -- Philippines

Pistol Patent Day -- Samuel Colt received US Patent #138 for the first pistol on this day in 1836

Quiet Day -- can't find the history behind this one, but mommy wants one!

St. Walburga's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, harvests; Antwerp, Belgium; Eichstätt, Germany; Gronigen, Netherlands; Oudenarde, Belgium; Plymouth, England; Zutphen, Netherlands; against coughs, dog bites, famine, hydrophobia/rabies, mad dogs, plague, storms)

Soviet Occupation Day -- Georgia

Tokyo Marathon 2018 -- Tokyo, Japan

Birthdays Today:

Josh Wolff, 1977
Chelsea Handler,1975
Sean Astin, 1971
Tea Leoni, 1966
Carrot Top, 1965
Lee Evans, 1964
Neil Jrdan, 1950
Ric Flair, 1949
Karen Grassle, 1944
George Harrison, 1943
Diane Baker, 1938
Tom Courtenay, 1937
Bob Schieffer, 1937
Sally Jessy Raphael, 1935
"Texas Rose" Bascom, 1922
Bobby Riggs, 1918
Anthony Burgess, 1917
Jim Backus, 1913
Millicent Hammond Fenwick, 1910
Adelle Davis, 1904
Zeppo Marx, 1901
Meher Baba, 1894
Enrico Caruso, 1873
Charles Lang Freer, 1856
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1841
Xuande, Emperor of China, 1398

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Little Night Music"(Musical), 1973
"Toys in the Attic"(Play), 1960
"Wonderful Town"(Musical), 1953
"Your Show of Shows"(TV), 1950
"Natoma"(Herbert Opera), 1911
"Riders to the Sea"(Play), 1904
"Hernani"(Victor Hugo Play), 1830

Today in History:

The First Bank of the United States is chartered, 1791
The German Midiatisation is enacted, taking over 1,000 German sovereign states into about 40 larger entities, 1803
Samuel Colt patents the first revolving barrel multishot firearm, 1836
The first US electric printing press is patented by Thomas Davenport, 1837
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress, 1870
The US Steel Corp. is organized under J P Morgan, 1901
The Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games, 1904
Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, 1912
Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax, 1919
Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established, 1925
Glacier Bay National Monument (now Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) is established in Alaska, 1925
Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain, 1926
Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission, 1928
The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier, 1933
In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis, 1941
The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1951
Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston, 1964
The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online, 1971
President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president, 1986
In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more, 1994
In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state, 2011
The World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries, 2012


  1. I love the paintings. Did your grandmother paint them herself?

  2. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha. Love the joke. Bless his heart.

    Have a blessed Sunday. ♥

  3. Boudreaux and Thibodeaux are a hoot. Such devotion to her faith by your Grandmother. I'm impressed.

  4. Wow, two large snowstorms. ha,ha,ha. I'm sorry for laughing Mimi. I realize that you probably never had snow so I'm sure that any snow is a surprise. For us in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, Snow in the winter is natural. 3 or 4 feet is natural.
    Have a great time my friend. Summer is coming. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Good joke :) We are lucky we didn't get much snow this winter. I like all the religious items and art, very pretty.

  6. Love the joke and your Grandma's hall is so pretty.


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