Sunday, February 10, 2019

It's Cheaper (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.

Mr. Al is one of the sextons at the church.  On Friday, when i was there for early morning Bible study, he asked if Sweetie and i were attending the marriage seminar this weekend.  Since it does cost to attend this particular seminar (put on by a local Christian counseling center), i told him that we would not be there.  He insinuated that we are cheap, and i told him to quit insinuating and just say it because we are.  We try to spend nothing except on absolute necessities until such a time as we can get the cars fixed and pay off some of our debts.

Boudreaux be tellin' Thibodeaux dat he an' Clothile done be arguin' a lot now, an' Thibodeaux done tole him 'bout a weekend meetin' dat be suppose to he'p.

"It only be cost t'ree hunnerd dollar," Thibodeaux say.

"T'ree hunnerd dollar!" Boudreaux exclaim.  "Mais, it din't cost me dat much in de lawyer fee to get rid o' my firs' wife!"


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, but she is taking a well deserved blog break.  Elephant's Child is keeping the meme warm for her.      

It's February, so it must be time for tulip trees (Japanese magnolias) and camellias and plenty of other flowery plants.  It's also time for weeds, which i spent several hours pulling at Mr. BA's house yesterday, and his place and Ms. S's across the street are where these photos were taken.

Even the old stump is colorful now.


Today is:

Daytona 500 Pole Day -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US (qualifying, and earing the right to lead the pack)

Deep Blue Day -- the IBM computer defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov, the first such victory for a computer, in 1996

Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck -- Malta

Gold Record Day -- Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever Gold Record, for "Chattanoga Choo Choo", 1942

International Flirting Week -- always the Sun-Sat that encompases Valentine's Day; if you are married, flirt with your mate, it's fun!

Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe -- Italy, especially in Trieste

Ocean County Bluegrass Festival -- Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ, US (a family-oriented bluegrass festival, at the best venue for bluegrass and old time country music anywhere)

Plimsoll Day -- honoring Samuel Plimsoll, the "Sailor’s Friend," who persuaded Parliament to have a maximum load limit on ships.

Random Acts of Kindness Week -- always Valentine's Week

St. Scholastica's Day (Patron of children in convulsions, nuns; LeMans, France; against rain, storms)

Try to Invent a New Jell-O Flavor Day -- it can't hurt to try

Umbrella Day

Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja  -- Hindu (celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge)

World Marriage Day -- sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter   

Zacchaeus Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Poland is symbolically married to the Baltic Sea by Jozef Haller de Hallenburg, celebrating the restitution of Polish access to the water, 1920
Tom Thumb marries Mercy Lavinia Warren, 1863
Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saxe-Coburg, 1840
Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years' War (a/k/a French and Indian War), 1763
Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu), 1635

Birthdays Today:

Lance Berkman, 1976
Laura Dern, 1967
Glen Beck, 1964
Lenny Dykstra, 1963
Cliff Burton, 1962
George Stephanopoulos, 1961
Greg Norman, 1955
Jim Cramer, 1955
Mark Spitz, 1950
Donovan, 1946
Frances Moore Lappe, 1944
Roberta Flack, 1939
Robert Wagner, 1930
Leontyne Price, 1927
Lon Chaney, Jr., 1906
Bertolt Brecht, 1898
Frances Margaret "Dame Judith" Anderson, 1898
Jimmy Durante, 1893
William "Bill" Tilden, 1893
Boris Pasternak, 1890
Samuel Plimsoll, 1824
Charles Lamb, 1775

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"My Friend Flicka"(TV), 1956
"Death of a Salesman"(Play), 1949
"Puss Gets the Boot"(Cartoon, first Tom and Jerry short), 1940
"Icebound"(Pulitzer-winning Davis' Play), 1923
"All the News That's Fit to Print"(Slogan of the New York Times), 1897
"Les Contes d'Hoffman"(Offenbach Opera), 1881  
"The Lily of Killarney"(Opera), 1862

Today in History:

St. Paul is shipwrecked on the island of Malta, 60
Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch, 1098
The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days, 1355
Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all the men in Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1676
Edmund Halley is appointed the second Astronomer Royal of England, 1720
The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War, surrendering Canada to England, 1763
Simon Bolivar is named dictator by the Congress of Peru, 1824
The first US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane of Virginia, 1863
The YWCA is founded in NYC, 1870
Nathaniel Carr Goodwin becomes the first actor to perform in two different cities on the same day, in Boston for a matinee, and then in NYC for and evening performance, 1887
Nearly 11,000,000 acres of land, ceded to the US government by the Sioux Indians, is opened for settlement, 1890
The New York Times begins using the slogan, "All the news that's fit to print," 1897
Japan and Russia declare war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships, 1904
Britain's first modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" is launched, 1906
Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the ball, 1920
New Delhi becomes the capital of India, 1931
The first singing telegram is delivered, by the Postal Telegram Company of NYC, 1933
Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, 1962
Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party, 1989
The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time, 1996
The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both, 2009
The Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño, 2016


  1. Never mind the money, it's pretty nervy to insinuate you needed a marriage seminar. Besides, any one I know that ever went to a marriage seminar or counseling ended up divorced.

  2. I like your priorities. I suspect a LOT of marriages get into trouble over money issues.
    Love those blooms too.

    1. PS: When I wrote my comment it was just coming up for 5.20 pm on Sunday. We appear to be about seventeen hours ahead of you at the moment - which will of course change when we go off daylight saving.

  3. It is so unkind to insinuate and after all, it is our responsible to know what is best to spend our money on. Just forgive that person for he do not know what he is doing. Lovely flowers!

  4. Funny, funny, funny Mimi. I love the beautiful flowers. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. You don't really think of New Jersey as being a center of bluegrass, do you...?

    You're much more tolerant than I - I would have had to play a game of Smack the Sexton after an encounter like that.

  6. Those flowers sure are pretty!

  7. LOL @ the joke :-)

    What lovely photos I enjoyed them have a bloomingtastic Sunday :-)

  8. People usually seek marital help as a last and often fruitless resort.

  9. All those flowers are sure to bring joy. I am so sorry that people try to get others to spend when they have not a clue about their budgets!!!

  10. I agree with joeh. I also think that marital counseling is personal and not the sexton's concern.

  11. Wow! Gorgeous floral shots! So spring like where you are ^_^ ~ fun Cajun joke and as for the ~ Nobody's business what your financial situation is and whether you attend a church group ~ Free choice ~

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

  12. Beautiful photos.

    New Jello flavor day? Hmmm.

  13. That was rude to insinuate you are cheap. No one knows what others are going through. Beautiful magnolias, we won't have them to the end of April/early May.


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