Sunday, April 22, 2018

Understanding (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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

Yesterday's visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house went very well, and we got to go spend time with my brother, the children's Uncle P, and his wife.  While at their house, we asked if he wanted to come to the flea market with us, and he said that no, he was going to be lazy and spend his Saturday at home sleeping.

His comment reminded me of Boudreaux.

Boudreaux's boss done call him in de office an' say, "Boudreaux, you be my frien' as well as my employee, so I gots to be honest wit' you.  You be de laziest employee I done got here!  You allus be tryin' to get out o' de work, an' you take you extra long lunch breaks, an' I know you rather be home ever' day sittin' an' not workin' at all!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais!  You done bring me to tears!  You be my true friend an' de only one dat really unnerstan' me!"


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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.  


My sister-in-law is an artist:













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Today is:

Bob Wills Day -- Turkey, TX, US (celebrating Western Swing music and its king; through tomorrow)

Chemists Celebrate The Earth Day -- promoting public awareness of the important contribution of chemists

Discovery Day -- Brazil (landing of Cabral in 1500)

Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)   

Earth Day

Festival of Jupiter and Juno -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day -- Girl Scouts of the USA   

Granary Offering to Renenutet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offering to the Lady of Granaries; date approximate)

International Mother Earth Day -- UN

Lela's Holiday -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (honoring the goddess-daughter, Lela)

London Marathon -- Greenwich to The Mall, London, England

National Jelly Bean Day

Queen Isabella Day -- Spain and some US states (birth anniversary of Isabella I of Castille)

St. Epipodius of Lyon's Day (Patron of bachelors, betrayal victims, torture victims)

Walpurgis celebrations begin -- through May 1, Norse, Scandinavian, and Germanic celebrations (remembering the sacrifice of Odin upon the World Tree Yggdrasil
    Yggdrasil Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar


Birthdays Today:

Amber Heard, 1986
Francis Capra, 1983
Daniel Johns, 1979
Kim Elizabeth, 1978
Eric Mabius, 1971
Chris Makepeace, 1964
Byron Allen, 1961
Ryan Stiles, 1959
Peter Frampton, 1950
John Waters, 1946
Jack Nicholson, 1937
Glen Campbell, 1936
Aaron Spelling, 1928
Charlotte Rae, 1926
Yehudi Menuhin, 1916
Eddie Albert, 1906
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, 1891
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1870
Immanuel Kant, 1724
Queen Isabella, 1451


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Who's Tommy"(Rock musical), 1993
"Le Triomphe de Plutus/Money Makes the World Go Round"(Play), 1728


Today in History:

Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil, 1500
President George Washington attends a performance of Rickett's, the first circus in the US, 1793
Thomas Stevens sets out from San Francisco on the first round the world journey by bicycle, 1884
The Oklahoma land rush begins at noon; thousands rush to claim land, and the towns of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed within hours with populations of over 10,000 each, 1889
Pravda begins publication in St. Petersburg, 1912
The Germans begin using poison chlorine gas as a chemical weapon, 1915
British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world, 1969
The first Earth Day is celebrated, 1970
The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is dedicated, 1993
Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record, 2005
Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War, 2006
The Pope, Benedict XVI, becomes the first pontiff to participate in a televised interview session, 2011

9 comments:

  1. Your sister in law is indeed an artist. And an accomplished one.
    Glad your family visit went well.

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  2. Your sister in law is a gifted person.

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  3. Wow! Your sister - in - law has done some great art. What other type of art work does she do?
    See ya Mimi.

    Cruisn Paul

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  4. We had a best friend in college who was Cajun. He kept us laughing all the time. I'm not sure if it was the jokes he told or the accent. Love your SIL's art.

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  5. I love your jokes. That one is a knee slapper and then some.

    Your sister in law is a very fine artist. Impressive.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  6. I love the joke! Your SIL is a good painter! Have a wonderful new week!

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  7. Love the Cajun joke and the paintings! I also like knowing whose b-day it is in history and other facts of note. Thanks!

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  8. Your sister-in-law is very talented.

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