Sunday, June 3, 2018

How Does Your Garden Grow (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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

Grandma had me take her to the orchid show yesterday, and wow!  They had some beautiful specimens, and Grandma came home with three of them, plus instructions for care.

She asked if i wanted one, and of course for the sake of the poor plant, i refused.  As i’ve noted before, if i had a nice box of herbs growing on my windowsill, it would be nicknamed “Death Row.”

Boudreaux be him a good gard’ner, an’ hims neighbor, Mrs. Trosclair, done be lookin’ over de fence one day an’ she see hims tomatoes, dey be pink.

So Mrs. Trosclair call out, “Boudreax!  Where you done got seeds fo’ dem pink tomatoes?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Oh, I don’ get special seed, I jes’ blush my tomatoes.”

An’ Mrs. Trosclair ax, “What you mean you blush you tomatoes?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Ever’ mornin’, befo’ ennybody be up, you go out in you garden, you take off all you clothes, an’ you run you up an’ down de rows o’ de tomatoes, an’ it make dem blush dat purty pink.”

Den Mrs. Trosclair say, “Boudreaux, you done be foolin’ me!”

Boudreaux say, “Mais, non!  Dat really be what I do, an’ you need try it.”

So de nex’ mornin’, befo’ ennybody be’s up, Mrs. Trosclair done go out in de garden, she take off her clothes, an’ she run up an down de rows o’ de garden.”

Since nobody seen her, she do it again de nex’ day, an’ de nex.

‘Bout two week later, Boudreaux done see Mrs. Trosclair headin’ out de door to go make de groceries, an’ he stop her an’ say, “Mrs. Trosclair, how’s  you garden? Do your tomatoes be blushin’?”

An’ Mrs. Trosclair say, “Boudreaux, I done be doin’ jes’ what you say, runnin’ in de garden in de mornin’ wit’ no clothes, an’ my tomatoes don’ be blushin’, but mais!  You should see my cucumbers, dey be ‘bout a foot long already!”


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 

The following are some of the plants i cared for last week (front yard only), and they survived!


Today is:

Broken Dolls Day -- Japan (all broken dolls are taken by their children to monks for burial)

Callynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a service of atonement and cleaning Athena's temple; date approximate)

Celebration of the Arts -- Community Center, Yorba Linda, CA, US (fine arts and music festival for all ages)

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Chimborazo Day -- to publicize that while Mt. Everest may be the highest, the top of Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador is the furthest from the center of the earth

Day of the Rice God -- Chiyoda, Japan (rice transplanting festival to honor Wbai-sama, the Shinto rice god)

Dr. Charles Drew Day -- honoring the man who made blood transfusions possible

English Riviera International Dance Festival -- Torquay, Devon, England (learn ballroom dance, or take a master class, all levels are welcome, with Gala Evenings where you can dance the night away; through the 7th)

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Festival to Bellona -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of war)

Impersonate Authority Day -- at your own risk, i will not bail you out just because i noted an internet holiday and you decided to celebrate it ;)

Jack Jouett Day -- Virginia (the "Paul Revere" of his day and place, rode to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson that the British were coming, 1781)

Mabo Day -- Australia

Martyr's Day -- Uganda

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Egg Day

Opium Suppression Movement Day -- Taiwan

Pull Your Pants Up Day -- internet generated, various dates given, and some are trying to make it a national movement; to encourage young men to pull up their pants for 24 hours and see if they enjoy having both hands free

Repeat Day -- i said, "repeat day" (no, i don't know who comes up with this stuff, sometimes; if i do, i try to place the blame appropriately)

St. Clotilde's Day (Patron of adopted children, brides, disappointing children, exiles, parenthood, parents of large families, queens, widows; against the death of children)

St. Kevin of Glendaulough's Day (Patron of blackbirds; Dublin, Ireland; Glendaulough, Ireland; Ireland)

Worst Day in the Fairy Year -- Fairy Calendar (must be nice to know when your worst day will be)

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. Air Force Academy first graduating class, 1959
The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson, 1937
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded, 17

Birthdays Today:

Lalaine, 1987
Rafael Nadal, 1986
Anderson Cooper, 1967
Charles Hart, 1961
Scott Valentine, 1958
Deniece Williams, 1951
Suzi Quatro, 1950
Curtis Mayfield, 1942
Larry McMurtry, 1936
Norman Brinker, 1931
Raul Castro, 1931
Chuck Barris, 1929
Colleen Dewhurst, 1926
Allen Ginsberg, 1926
Tony Curtis, 1925
Leo Gorcey, 1917
Josephine Baker, 1906
Dr. Charles Drew, 1904
Ransom E. Olds, 1864
Jefferson Davis, 1808

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dragnet"(Radio), 1951
“Casey at the Bat”(Publication date), 1888

Today in History:

French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy, 1140
Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain, 1539 
Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 1620
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo is founded in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 1770
President John Adams moves to Washington, D.C., to live in a tavern (the White House wasn't ready), 1800
In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, which prompts the First Opium War, 1839
In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police, 1885
The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner, 1888
The coast to coast Canadian Pacific Railway is completed, 1889
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario, 1935
Launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew, which included the first space walk by an American, 1965
A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels of oil to be spilled into the waters, the worst oil spill ever recorded, 1979
SkyDome is officially opened in Toronto, Ontario, 1989
Aboriginal Land Rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (1988), a case brought by Eddie Mabo, 1992
USS Carter Hall engages pirates after they board the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia, 2007
A pageant on London's River Thames marks the highpoint of a series of events celebrating The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, 2012
Three of the most extremely well-preserved and most complete triceratops specimens ever found are unearthed in Wyoming, 2013


  1. I think you are being too hard on yourself (again). Those plants not only survived, they thrived.

  2. I once managed to kill four orchids in under two hours.
    Prolly a record - altho' not one to be proud of...

    I enjoyed the cucumbers! ;-p

  3. Bwahahahahahahahaha. I didn't see that coming. I should have but I didn't.

    I loved your comment on my Thankful Thursday post. Thank you.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  4. That joke made me blush :)
    Beautiful flowers, everything looks great.

  5. LOL! I thought de ending wud be being a peeping Boudreaux.

  6. The garden looks lovely after your care. Had a good laugh at the cucumbers.


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