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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 we finally had the money from the insurance company and the time (because i worked extra on Friday to have the morning free to do it), so i took Bigger Girl and we went and got the new-to-her car from Lenny's daughter. Lenny (of Kevin and Lenny, our mechanics) has taken care of it for first his wife and then his daughter, so we are hoping it runs well a long time.
Lenny's daughter told Bigger Girl, "If you find goldfish crackers in the back seat, those are a gift from my son!"
While we were talking about what to buy for her, Sweetie said, "This one is a standard, isn't it?" and was glad to know it was so he won't have to give her lessons.
Dat done remin' me o' Boudreaux. He done see his rich cousin, Guilbeau, in town an' Guilbeau say, "Boudreaux! How 'bout I take you out to eat in my new car!"
Now, Boudreaux don' be one to never pass on de opportune to go get him a free meal, so he climb in de new Lincoln wit' Guilbeau an' de firs' t'ing he see is it be a stick shift!
Boudreaux say, "Guilbeau, how be you gots a Lincoln wit' a stick? Dey don' make dem dat way, do dey?"
An' Guilbeau say, "No, I done had to pay a lot an' special order me dat!"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais! What fo' you get it dat way?"
An' Guilbeau say, "Dis way, de wife an' de chil'ren cain't drive it!"
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.
There’s no particular theme this week. Here’s Ms. JAI’s Easter Tree:
And one house we clean always has the nicest wreaths on the front door:
Arbegnoch Qen -- Ethiopia (Patriots' Victory Day)
Arrival Day -- Guyana
Bats Day in the Fun Park -- Anaheim, CA, US (a Spooky Trip to Disneyland for fans of goth, industrial and deathrock music)
Be Kind to Animals Week -- sponsored by the American Humane Association, through Saturday
Bevrijdingsday -- Netherlands(Liberation Day)
Bonza Bottler Day™
Cartoonists Day -- celebrates the first color cartoon ever published, The Yellow Kid, on this day in 1895.
Children's Day -- Japan (Kodomo-no-hi); South Korea (Orininal)
Cinco de Mayo / Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla -- Mexico, and anyplace that beer brewers want to make a minor battle into a big deal to increase beer sales today
Clun Green Man Festival -- Clun, Shropshire, England (spring festival ending with the Clun Green Man battling and defeating the Frost Queen to end winter and bring in spring, along with a May Fair; through the Monday Spring Bank Holiday)
Constitution Day -- Kyrgyzstan
Coronation Day -- Thailand (crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)
Day of Adoration of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Europe Day -- Council of Europe
Fairy Ring Day (Receiving) -- Fairy Calendar
Halfway Point of Spring/Autumn
Hidirellez -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday of the Alevi peoples, celebrating the meeting on Earth of the Prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah; begins this evening and goes through tomorrow)
International Bereaved Mothers' Day
International Dawn Chorus Day -- encouaging everyone to get up early and join others in listening to the early morning bird chorus
Lusophone Culture Day -- Community of Portuguese-speaking countries
Martyr's Day -- Lebanon
Mayday for Mutts -- originally sponsored, but now celebrated by many animal rescues on different dates
Mother's Day -- Angola; Cape Verde; Hungary; Lithuania; Mozambique; Portugal; Romania; Spain
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes -- Paterson, NJ (on the first Sunday of May, which is Motorcycle Safety Month; some other places will also observe bike blessings throughout the month)
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Ferret Day -- UK (previously sponsored, but the link is no longer available)
National Hoagie Day
National Infertility Survival Day® -- US (encouraging infertility survivors to reach out to those still coming to terms with being diagnosed as infertile)
National Travel and Tourism Week begins -- US (this year's theme: "Travel Matters")
Perfect Game Day -- Cy Young pitches baseballs first officially recorded perfect game on this day in 1904
Randwick Wap Cheese Rolling -- Randwick, Gloucestershire, England (Yes, they roll cheeses that were blessed last Sunday around the church and give the Mayor a good dunking in the pond; yes, they've been doing it for 700 years; no, no one is quite certain why, though many stories are told of the origin. The fayre is next Saturday.)
Root Canal Awareness Week begins -- sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists
Save Lives Clean your Hands Day -- WHO (the day gets its own web page)
Senior Citizens Day -- Palau
St. Judith's Day (Patron of Prussia)
World Laughter Day -- sponsored by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement
The American Medical Association is founded, 1847
Harry Cavill, 1983
Danielle Fishel, 1981
Tina Yothers, 1973
Brian Williams, 1959
Richard E. Grant, 1957
Jean-Pierre Leaud, 1944
Lance Henriksen, 1943
Michael Palin, 1943
Tammy Wynette, 1942
Michael Murphy, 1938
Pat Carroll, 1927
Ann B. Davis, 1926
Alice Faye, 1915
Tyrone Power, 1913
James Beard, 1903
Nelly Bly, 1864
John Batterson Stetson, 1830
Karl Marx, 1818
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813
"Damn Yankees"(Play), 1955
Today in History:
Rebel barons begin a chain of events that leads to King John of England's eventual signing of the Magna Carta, 1215
Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, 1260
Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany, 1430
Christopher Columbus lands at Jamaica and claims it for Spain, 1494
In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614, 1789
Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland, 1809
Mary Kies becomes the first woman issued a US patent, for a method of weaving, 1809
The American Bible Society organizes in NY, 1816
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, 1821
In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen, 1835
The American Medical Association forms in Philadelphia, 1847
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla, 1862
The first train robbery in the US occurs in North Bend, Ohio, 1865
Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army, 1877
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor, 1891
Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history, 1904
Coco Chanel introduces Chanel No. 5, 1921
John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act, 1925
West Germany gains full sovereignty, 1955
Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, 1961
Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27, 1981
The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army, 2006
Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis, 2010
Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1, 2015