Sunday, January 27, 2019

That's Some Catalog (Cajun Joke) and January Color (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.

We have a good friend who works as a repairman for Sears, making house calls to fix appliances that are still under warranty.  He knows that his job won’t exist much longer, so he is talking about starting his own repair business.

The other day we were chatting about catalogues, and how everyone used to love when the Sears catalog came, and it reminded me of what happened to Tee Boudreaux one time.

Boudreaux an’ de fam’ly done love when de cat’log come in de mail.  Firs’ dey spend dem some time lookin’ at all de t’ings dey can buy, an’ Tee make him a list o’ what he may want fo’ Christmas.  Den when dey need it, dey move it to de outhouse to replace de old one.

One day Tee done gone to visit him a new frien’ he done made at school.  De new frien’ have a nice, big house an’ dey gots dem indoor plumbin’ an’ Tee be very impressed.

When he get home, Clothile done ax him how de visit be.

Tee say, “Mère, it be so nice!  Dey done gots dem indoor plumbin’!”

An’ befo’ Clothile can say ennyt’in’, Tee done leave her speechless when he say, “But hims père done got de strangest cat’logs in dere you ever done see!  In de underwear section, de ladies don’ have dem any clothes on at all!  What you t’ink dey be tryin’ to sell?”


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.      

Even in January, we have some plants blooming here.  We have had temperatures below freezing, and gotten up to cars with ice on them.  Still there is green and color.

A note to Nancy, who posted a firecracker flower picture on her blog.  Mr. BA has a plant he calls the firecracker and he says it is the color called candy corn.  It is very different from Nancy's plant, so i promised her i would try to post pictures so she could see (and i think hers are much more spectacular).

Mr. BA calls this a firecracker plant.

Flowers of the firecracker plant.

A few early azaleas.


Today is:

Big Snow Day -- remembering the 15 inch snowflakes that fell on in Fort Keough, Montana, on this date in 1887

Chocolate Cake Day

Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism -- Germany (anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz)

Day the Netjers of Heaven Receive Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Family Literacy Day -- Canada

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Iroquois Mid-Winter Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (for the continuation of all life-sustaining things; a multi-day ceremony and feast that begins around this time of year)

Listen to Classical Music During Lunch Day -- in honor of Mozart

Lowcountry Oyster Festival -- Mt. Pleasant, SC, US (80,000lbs. of oysters, come have some fun!)

Mozart Day

National Storytelling Week -- UK (the Society for Storytelling encourages you to celebrate one of the most ancient art forms; through Feb. 3) 

Punch the Clock Day -- internet generated, and no reason for it given; this has to be one of the more baffling ones

St. Angela Merici's Day (Founder of the Sisters of the Order of St. Ursula; Patron of the disabled and ill; against bodily ills and the death of parents)

St. Devota's Day (Patron of Corsica; Monaco)

Thomas Crapper Day -- death date, in 1910, of the perfector of the flush toilet mechanism

World Leprosy Day -- International

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the National Geographic Society, 1888
The first sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 1870
The University of Georgia is chartered, the first state university in the US, 1785

Birthdays Today:

Julie Foudy, 1971
Jennifer LB Leese, 1970
Patton Oswalt, 1969
Alan Cumming, 1965
Bridget Fonda,1964
Cris Collinsworth, 1959
Mimi Rogers, 1956
Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948
Nick Mason, 1944
Mairead Corrigan, 1944
James Cromwell, 1942
Troy Donahue, 1936
Donna Reed, 1921
David Seville, 1919
Skitch Henderson, 1918
Hyman George Rickover, 1900
Jerome Kern, 1885
Samuel Gompers, 1850
Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), 1832
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Laverne and Shirley"(TV), 1976
"Tarzan of the Apes"(Film), 1918

Today in History:

Trajan becomes Roman Emperor, 98
The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, 661
Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is wrongfully executed, 1142
Dante Alighieri becomes a Florentine political exile, 1302
The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31, 1606
The first American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island, 1662
Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Instanbul, 1695
Czar Peter the Great sets the first Russian state budget, 1710
Abdication of Stanislas, the last king of Poland, 1736
The US Congress approves the opening of Indian Territory for settlement, which led to the forced relocation of Native Americans on the "Trail of Tears," 1825
Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are incorporated, 1870
Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the electric incandescent lamp, 1880
The National Geographic Society is organized, in Washington, D.C., 1888
"Tarzan of the Apes," the first Tarzan movie, premiers, 1918
Apollo 1 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, 1967
More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space, 1967
Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper, 1980
The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through, 1983
American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna, 1993
Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1996
Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services, 2006


  1. Loving your garden. Filled with things I cannot grow, as well as things I love.

  2. Always enjoy the fun Cajun jokes ~ and look at all that green your garden ~ not in MA in January ~ tis Winter!

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

  3. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Wonder what they are trying to sell. I spewed my coffee.

    I've never heard of a firecracker plant before. Pretty.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  4. All of the plants are pretty and we are so ready for blooming season!

  5. This time of year we love looking at pictures of growing things.

  6. Iroquois Mid Winter day. My gr gr grandmother was Iroquois.

    Day of Remembrance. We must always remember.

  7. Nice to see flowers this time of year. Cute joke. I miss the Sears catalog, we never kept it in the bathroom, but I used to love the toy section when I was a kid.


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