Sunday, September 16, 2018

Optimism (Cajun Joke) and Feline Friday

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus has quit hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, don’t expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.

Yesterday was the funeral of a lovely lady, friend, and client, Ms. B.  She was only 82.  The older i get, the younger that seems.

Ol’ Grand-père Boudreaux be 92 an’ he done got him a antique car jes’ like de one he drive when he firs’ learn.  It be his pride an’ joy, an’ he only gots him one mechanic in de town dat can fix it when it need sum’pin’.  

One day he done pull up to de mechanic shop an’ he get out an’ look at de 42-year-old mechanic, den he shake his head an’ he say, “Mais!  I don’ know what I’s gonna do if’n you ever retire or die on me!  How will I get my car fixed den?”


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 garden shots thanks to Mr. BA and Ms. S:

Many of the crepe myrtles still have blooms, or are blooming again.

Firecracker plant, “candy corn” variety.

Oliver photo-bombing whatever these are.

Hibiscus, i think.

Oliver again.

Pretty purple, among my favorites, although i have no clue what it is.

Candelabra tree, immature flower.

Candelabra tree, mature flowers.


Today is:

Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)

Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)

Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World)    

Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)

Martyrs' Day -- Libya

Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invitied)

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year)    

National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while

National Stepfamily Day -- US (Founded in 1977 by Christy Borgeld, but please feel free to celebrate your marvelous stepfamily wherever you live)     

National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK    

Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales

St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany;against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching )

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)

St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Winceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)

Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really     

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day, Sept. 22)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank

XTERRA Trail Run Nationals -- Ogden/Snowbasin, UT, US (finale of the series of extreme runs held across the country through the year, featuring 21k of extreme, off-road trail runs; through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Nick Jonas, 1992
Sabrina Bryan, 1984
Alexis Bledel, 1982
Amy Poehler, 1971
Marc Anthony, 1968
Molly Shannon, 1964
Richard Marx, 1963
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Mark McEwen, 1954
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950
Susan Ruttan, 1950
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934
Anne Francis, 1932
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Janice Page, 1923
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Francis Parkman, 1823
Anthony Panizzi, 1797
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frasier"(TV), 1993
"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984
"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977
"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)
"Mannix"(TV), 1967
"Shindig"(TV), 1964
"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963
"Broadway"(Play), 1926

Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Malaysia is formed, 1963
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987
The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992
Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010
Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011
NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012
The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013
NASA outsources its role in space travel by awarding a $4.2 billion contract to Boeing and a $2.6 billion contract to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to shuttle astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station, 2014


  1. Both Oliver and the garden are gorgeous.
    Smiling at the joke too.

  2. Love the antique car and owner worrying about the younger mechanic. The gardens are lovely. the bright yellow is definitely a hibiscus, the one Oliver is photo-bombing looks like hosta going by the leaves and the pretty purple is one of the many varieties of sage, (salvia) I know this one as Mexican Sage, but I'm happy to be corrected. I love crepe myrtle too, don't see many white ones out here, we have the pinks and lately a few red ones have appeared.

  3. I hope Ol’ Grand-père Boudreaux wife stays away from him.
    Beautiful flowers Mimi. Have a great Sunday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Those flowers are all so very pretty!

  5. I know you'll miss your friend. You're right, I'm 67 and 82 doesn't seem all that old.

    I always enjoy your Cajun jokes.

    The garden shots are very pretty and that kitty is very cute.

    Have a fabulous and blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  6. I was going to suggest that the pretty purple one might be lavender, altho' it is a bit different looking than mine, but that could just be variety. However, I could be persuaded to the sage argument as well. The point really is "pretty". :-D

    Gran'pere reminded me of my friend's Dad, who at 85, decided to renew his drivers license for 5 years...

  7. LOL ~ fun Cajun joke and wonderful floral photos and love your kitty ! ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  8. That is funny. I know what you mean about aging and how 82 doesn't seem that old the closer we get to it. Beautiful flowers- and kitty.

  9. That yellow hibiscus, in particular, is beautiful.

    And, of course, most beautiful of all is Oliver! :)


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