Sunday, December 16, 2018

That's One Interpretation (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.

It's becoming obvious Christmas is near and the children are starting to crack under the strain of trying to be extra good.

Boudreaux an' Clothile done be tryin' ever'thin' t' git Aline an' Tee t' quit all dere fussin' wit' each other.  Aline be 'bout 10 year older dan Tee, an' he be tryin' to git in her way all de time.

One day, Clothile done had her 'nuff an' she tell Tee, "I be goin' call Père Noel an' get him to talk to you!"

Tee don' believe dat, but Clothile done pick up de phone an' she call de friend Thibodeaux.  She say to him, "Père Noel, I need you talk to Tee!  He an' his sister jes' be wearin' me out wit' de fussin'!"

An' Thibodeaux done play along an' she put Tee on de phone.  Thibodeaux disguise his voice an' he tell Tee dat when chil'ren don' git along wit' each other, dey goin' find dey's on de naughty list an' dey not goin' get no gift on Christmas

When Thibodeaux done finish, Tee hang up an' Clothile ax him, "Now, what did Père Noel done tole you?"

An' Tee say, "Mais, he done say Aline goin' be on de naughty list an' she not goin' get nothin' on Christmas!"


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.  

Just a few pics snapped at Grandma's house.

Grandma's workshop, usually for fairy gardens, 

now includes Christmas ornaments.

Uncle P has turned the outdoor garage into his own workshop, and is building bookcases:

Bigger Girl drew this for Grandpa last time she was there:


Today is:

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day -- if you need an explanation, you don't have kids; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Beethoven Day -- celebrate the anniversary of his birth by listening to one of his fine works

Bijoy Dibosh -- Bangladesh (Victory Day)

Day of Reconciliation -- South Africa

Day of the Republic -- Kazakhstan (Independence from the USSR in 1991)

Festival of Sapientia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of wisdom and knowledge)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pottasleiker -- Pot-licker, who tries to snatch unwashed pots and lick them clean

Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Annual Meeting

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

National Day/Independence Day -- Bahrain(1971)

Posadas Navidenas (Fiesta of the Virgin of the Lonely) -- Mexico (celebrated through the 24th, "pilgrims" go house to house seeking shelter to commemorate the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter in Bethlehem)

Simbang Gabi -- Philippines (Christmas festivals that last until Three Kings Day)

St. Adelaide's Day (Patron of abuse victims, brides, empresses, exiles, in-law problems, parenthood, parents of large families, princesses, prisoners, second marriages, step-parents, and widows)

Stupid Toy Day -- make sure you aren't giving any of those to any kids you buy for

Tea Party Day -- Boston, MA, US (anniversary of the 1773 Party)

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian
    Lighting the Candle of Joy

Vijay Diwas --  India (Victory Day)

Wan Kila Haeng Chat -- Thailand (National Sports Day)

Birthdays Today:

Michael McCary, 1971
Benjamin Bratt, 1963
William "Refrigerator" Perry, 1962
Jon Tenney, 1961
Alison La Placa, 1959
Billy Gibbons, 1949
Benny Andersson, 1946
Steven Bochco, 1943
Lesley Stahl, 1941
Liv Ullmann, 1939
Bruce N Ames, 1928
Arthur C. Clarke, 1917
Margaret Mead, 1901
Noel Coward, 1899
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866
George Santayana, 1863
Jane Austen, 1775
Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770
Catherine of Aragon, 1536

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"One Day At a Time"(TV), 1975
"Dragnet"(TV), 1951
"Me and My Girl"(Musical), 1937
Variety(Magazine, first issue), 1905
"From the New World"(Dvorak Symphony), 1893 (often called "New World Symphony")

Today in History:

An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China, 755
Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000, 1631
Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector, 1653
The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan, 1707
A big tea party in Boston harbor -- Indians welcome -- is "celebrated" (Boston Tea Party), 1773
Fire burns over 600 buildings in NYC, 1835
In New Zealand, the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, 1850
The Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution, 1862
Antonín Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From The New World is given its world première performance at Carnegie Hall, 1893
The first submarine with an internal combustion engine is demonstrated, 1897
The "Great White Fleet" sails from Hampton Downs on its round the world tour, 1907
The first credit union in the US is formed, in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1908
The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, a 20 cent parcel post, is issued, 1912
Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity", 1915
The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000, 1920
Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again, 1937
Thailand joins the United Nations, 1945
William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor, 1947
Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era US city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks, 1978
An episode of Pokemon, "Denno Senshi Porygon", aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children, 1997
George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law, 2003
The US National Institutes of Health places a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees as research models when a report comes out showing that most of such research is scientifically unjustified, 2010
After years of receding, the Arctic sea ice is shown to have rebounded in extent and volume, 2013


  1. You come from an incredibly creative family.

  2. Your grandma is one great woman and she is so creative and good with her crafts. Love the fairy garden and Christmas decorations. Bigger girl can draw very well!

  3. abuse victims, brides, empresses...
    I love these juxtapositions!

  4. Wow, there are some beautiful Christmas ornaments.
    That picture of the tiger was tremendous. What else can she paint? She's a wonderful painter. Have a great Sunday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Bwahahahahahahaha on the joke. Loves these jokes.

    Your grandma is very talented. Such fun.

    Have a blessed Sunday my friend. ♥

  6. I love the bookcases, so creative and well crafted.

  7. I love me dem Cajun jokes. The creative gene has definitely worked it's way down from the grandparents to your children. Loved the tiger pic. The bookcase was nice, but small. You all must have more books than that!!

  8. LMAO @ Boudreaux

    Your gran is quite artistic that is so cute, nice photos

    Have an artistictastic Sunday :-)

  9. Such beautiful Christmas goodies! I try to avoid that naughty list!

  10. Fun Cajun joke ~ LOL ~ and love all your creative ornaments and marvelous book cases too! Wow ! ^_^ ~ The tiger is awesome ~ such talent!

  11. Cute joke. You have a talented family between Bigger girl's drawing, Uncle's woodworking and Gramma's ornament making- I am impressed.

  12. Hee! Hee! We laughed...HARD!!!
    And what a talent your family has! We LOVE the TIGER the best! (I think that is because I am a Tiger!)

  13. You should write a Cajun Joke Book!

  14. Sorry it took me so long to get here. People who used to live in these flats keep knocking on my door to say hello and Merry Christmas. I love the ornaments, your grandma is so talented and I have to say it, your whole family is talented because I'm impressed with the bookcases and tiger drawing too.