Sunday, December 23, 2018

Little Pitchers, Big Ears (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Today i am assigned to help with the 3-year-olds in the church nursery.  All of the nursery kids are fun, but they are certainly at that age where you have to be careful what you say in front of them.

Clothile done be wantin’ to have her a romantic dinner wit’ Boudreaux, so she done make sure Aline be spendin’ de night at de friend house, an’ she call Grand-mère to come get Tee.

Grand-mère done arrive to get Tee jes’ de same as Boudreaux get home, an’ Clothile she gots de table set wit’ de good plates, an’ de lights be off and dere be candles ever’where.  Boudreaux walk in an ax what be goin’ on, an’ Clothile done tol’ him it be a romantic, candlelight dinner.  Well, he whisper to Grand-mère dat it look more to him like it be dey done fo’got to pay de ‘lectric bill, an’ Tee done hear dat.

A few week later, it be Christmas Eve an’ de fam’ly be goin’ to de evenin’ service.  Dey get jes’ to de place in de service where dey all be lightin’ candles an’ de lights be turn out an’ Tee yell, “Père, it done be look like de church don’t pay dey ‘lectric bill, too!”


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.   

Decor from friends and clients:


Today is:

Birthday of the Queen Silvia -- Sweden (an official flag day)

Children's Day -- South Sudan; Sudan

Day of Acca Larentia -- Ancient Rome, Republic and Empire (earth goddess and protectress who raised Romulus and Remus)

Festivus -- For the Rest of Us!  (The holiday introduced on the episode of Seinfeld that aired 12/18/97; have some meatloaf, decorate with an unadorned aluminum pole, have a "Feats of Strength" contest and an "Airing of Grievances"!)

Fourth Sunday of Advent -- Christian
   Lighting the Candle of Love

Humanlight Celebration -- celebration of tolerance, compassion, empathy, honesty, free inquiry, reason, and rationality    

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Ketkrokur -- Meat-hook, who will lower a hook down the chimney and snatch a bit of meat if he can, especially if you are cooking lamb for St. Porlakur(Thorlac)

Igler Bergweihnacht -- Igls, Austria (charming nativity parade starring the children of this small town near Innsbruck)

Learn Metric Day -- US (passage of the Metric Conversion Act of 1875)

Mouse-Marketing Day -- Fairy Calendar

National Pfefferneusse Day -- don't forget the Puderzucker!

Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) -- Oaxaca, Mexico (part of the lead up to Christmas, bring out your best carved radish!)

Popcorn Popping Day -- so you can string it on the tree, of course

Porlaksmessa, Feast of St. Thorlaker/Thorlac -- Iceland (Patron saint, though never officially recognized by the Holy See)

Roots Day -- as you gather with family during the season, don't forget to sit with elder relatives and learn about your family's past

Secret of the Unhewn Stone -- Celtic Calendar (Only day on their calendar not governed by a tree month)

St. John of Kanti's Day (Patron of Lithuania, Poland)

St. Servulus' Day (Patron of the disabled/physically challenged; against paralysis)

St. Victoria's Day (Patron of Anticoli Corrado, Italy)

Tenno Tanjobi -- Japan (Birthday of Emperor Akihito, national holiday observed as a day of rest.)

Two Days To Go Day

Victory Day -- Egypt (a/k/a Suez Victory Day)

Anniversary Today:

Establishment of the US Federal Reserve System, 1913

Birthdays Today:

Corey Haim, 1971
Carla Bruni, 1967
Eddie Vedder, 1964
Carol Ann Duffy, 1955
Susan Lucci, 1946
Harry Shearer, 1943
Akihito, 1933
Robert Bly, 1926
Gerald O'Loughlin, 1921
Jose Greco, 1918
Madame C.J. Walker, 1867
Connie Mack, 1862
Harriet Monroe, 1860
Joseph Smith, Jr., 1805

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Hoffmeyer's Legacy(Film; 1st with Keystone Kops), 1912

Today in History:

Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist, 962
St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible, 1569
Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn, 1672
John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered, 1690
The Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France, 1776
Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct, 1779
"A Visit from St Nicholas" by C. Clement Moore is published in the Troy (NY) Sentinel (Now usually titled " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), 1823
The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed, 1893
The first all-steel passenger railroad coach completed, in Altoona, Pa, 1907
The first hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel is launched, 1919
Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace, 1919
Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa, 1938
The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories, 1947
Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world's highest self-supporting iron tower, 1958
The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world, 1970
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000, 1972
The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism, 1972
Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling, 1986
In a referendum, 88% of Slovenia's population vote for independence from Yugoslavia, 1990
An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean, 2004
Volcanic activity alerts are issued in Chile and Argentina, in areas near the Copahue volcano, after it started to spew ash, 2012


  1. I had heard that a tradition existed to carve radishes but had no idea there was an entire festival for it!

    How nice to get to see all of that holiday prettiness. :-)
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  2. Have a wonderful Christmas Mimi and your family.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Fun cajun joke and wonderful Xmas decor photos ~ Look at all those stockings!

    Happy Holidays to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. What wonderful decor loved the photos nice and festive

    Have fun today :-)

    LMAO @ the joke heheh!

    Have a festivetastic Christmas :-)

    Best wishes from London UK ;-)

  5. Love the joke and yes you have to be careful what you say around the little ones. They will wait until the most embarrassing time to repeat what you said too.

    Love all the decorations. Beautiful.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  6. Little ones do hear everything! The Christmas things are sure pretty!

  7. Kids!
    What gorgeous Christmas Trees!

  8. The clock is ticking down...Santa is nearing town!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, messymimi. I hope you have a wonderful Festive Season. :)

  9. Cute joke. Such beautiful decorations and trees. Three is a fun age, I love playing with my great-niece- I never know what she is going to say :)

  10. these pictures are just so beautiful, I have a huge smile on my face now. Thank you.