Sunday, April 28, 2019

Fair Warning (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.

Yesterday at Grandma and Grandpa's we got to talking about weddings and anniversaries.  Some of what was said reminded me of two things Boudreaux done say to his son Tee right befo' Tee done get marry.

"Garçon," he say, "you be goin' to cherish de day befo' you weddin' fo' de rest o' you life!"

"Père, you allus make me laugh!" say Tee.

"Garçon, I jes' be tryin' to give you de fair warnin'," Boudreaux say, "dat you gots to remember dat you ever' conversation wit' her fo' de rest you life goin' be recorded fo' quality an' trainin' purpose!"


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 Elephant's Child.    

Last time at Mr. BA's garden, he showed me the patch of day lilies with the nasty onion grass growing in it and told me to unleash my plant killing skills.  The rest of the photos are from his garden and plants.

Work area.

Close up.

It got warm as the day went on, and i got buckets of  onion grass pulled.

Much better.


Today is:

Biological Clock Day -- the "biological clock gene" that governs the`circadian rhythm in mice was isolated on this day in 1994

Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page 

Chicken-Tickling Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Cubicle Day -- ??? again

Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)

Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)   

Feast of Jamal(Beauty) -- Baha'i

Festival of Floralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (three day festival to Flora, goddess of flowers and vegetation)

Great Poetry Reading Day -- make sure you read some great poetry today

Hidaka Hibuse Matsuri -- Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (through the 29th; floats, child musicians, traditional costumes, and fun)

James Monroe Birthday Celebration -- Charlottesville, VA, US (at his home, Ash Lawn-Highland)

Kiss Your Mate Day -- guys, do not forget this one, in case she reads it somewhere on the internet; kiss her, then read her a great poem

Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows.  This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)

London Marathon -- Greenwich to The Mall, London, England

Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International) 

National Blueberry Pie Day

National Day of Mourning -- Canada (In conjunction with Workers' Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work, honoring those injured or killed on the job)

National Heroes Day -- Barbados

Pay It Forward Day -- International (begun in the US as National Pay It Forward Day, it is now observed in over 80 countries; this year the global initiative wants to inspire over 10 million acts of kindness around the world!)    

Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family

Rip Cord Day -- the first successful jump with a parachute that used a rip cord was this day in 1919 by Leslie Erwin of the U.S. Army Air Corps

Sa die de sa Sardinia -- Sardinia, Italy (Sardinia Day, celebrating the uprising of 1794)

Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival -- Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, AL, US (through next Sunday)

St. Peter Chanel's Day (Patron of Oceania)
    Saint Pierre-Chanel Day -- Wallis and Fortuna

Sts. Vitalis and Valeria's Day (Patrons of Thibodeaux, Louisiana)

Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan

Victory Day -- Afghanistan

Workers Memorial Day / World Day for Safety and Health at Work -- International (remembering all who have lost their lives or been injured on the job)

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery    

Anniversaries Today:

Maryland becomes the 7th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Jenna Ushkowitz, 1986
Jessica Alba, 1981
Penelope Cruz, 1974
Jorge Garcia, 1973
Nicklas Lidstrom, 1970
John Daly, 1966
Elena Kagan, 1960
Ian Rankin, 1960
Nancy Lee Grahn, 1958
Mary McDonnell, 1952
Jay Leno, 1950
Marcia Strassman, 1948
Ann-Margaret, 1941
Harper Lee, 1926
Oscar Schindler, 1908
Erich Salomon, 1886
Lionel Barrymore, 1878
Mifflin Wister Gibbs, 1828
James Monroe, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"One Man's Family"(Radio), 1932

Today in History:

Nichiren Buddhism is founded, 1253
Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmen from the HMS Bounty are set adrift, 1789
Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched, 1869
Azerbaijan  is added to the Soviet Union., 1920
The first night game in organized baseball  history takes place in Independence, Kansas, 1930
A vaccine  for yellow fever is announced for use on humans, 1932
Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki, 1947
The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1952
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France, 1969
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed, 1977
Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist, 2001
According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, 2011
In recognition of democratic reforms, the European Union opens an office in Burma, 2012
The government of India announces that electricity has now reached every Indian village, 2018 


  1. I am wrestling with onion weed here (among other things). I am super impressed at the job you did - and that garden looks lovely.

  2. I can kill an orchid quicker 'n' you can say "boo!", so I am truly impressed with those lovely plants.

  3. I would have told him to wait until fall as they were already blooming and I would have dug up the whole bunch and separated it. Both are bulbs. I have NO luck with orchids.

  4. Beautiful flowers Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. It always amazes me to come to your blog and find so much. You make a lot of effort to bring us these things. Thank you.

  6. Thise are sure pretty flowers!

  7. Fun Cajun joke ~ LOL ~ Gorgeous photos of the garden and Mother Nature's creations ~

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

  8. Love the joke. Spot on.

    Oh the flowers are beautiful. Wow.

    Have a fabulous and blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  9. Fabulous flowers!
    Ours are coming, but not quite at that stage yet. Hope springs eternal.
    Have a most fabulishious week!

  10. Lovely flowers, although I got to admit that I like the onion weed too. It was - once again - a new to me thing, and it looks like something I could grow in my garden. It is even edible ;) But then dandelions are pretty too, and we pull them.

  11. That was a fun joke :) Beautiful blooms, ours won't be blooming until at least June.