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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 i went to see Grandma and Grandpa, and i was reminded that today is their wedding anniversary. How long have they been married? All they will say is, "Forever."
Boudreaux an' Clothile be flyin' on de trip o' dere lifetime. Dey be allus wantin' to see Australia an' New Zealand, so de be flyin' an' plannin' on passin' a good time fo' dey forty anniversary.
But while dey be on de plane, de pilot come on de loudspeaker an' he say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some bad news. We have lost all of the engines and this plane is going to go down. There is a deserted island ahead of us, and I am going to try to land there, but please know that even if we survive the landing, we may not be found."
Well, de pilot be de bes' dere be, an' he manage to land de plane on de beach, an' ever'one survive. De crew do de bes' dey can to he'p ever'one, but keep sayin' "We don't know how soon we may be found, if ever."
Boudreaux den turn to Clothile an' say, "Cher, did you done pay de insurance bill befo' we leave?"
An' Clothile say, "Oh, I done knew dere be somet'in I done forgot, I din't mail de bills!"
An' Boudreaux say, "You mean you din' pay any? De 'Merican Express? De 'lectric? De quarter tax to de IRS? None o' dem?"
An' Clothile say, "No, I done forgot to go to de post office an' sen dem befo' we leave, I be so ver' sorry!"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais! Don' be sorry! If dem bills not be paid, den dey be goin' fin' us fo' sure!"
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.
Grandma has been busy.
Anubis Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Dandruff Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins and Gnomes)
Father's Day -- Nicaragua; Poland
Feast of All Saints -- Orthodox Christian
Festival of the Purple Void -- only one internet reference, and not explained there, either, but since purple is my favorite color, and a Purple Void sound like something fun to celebrate, i'm including it!
Festivals of Het-Hert and Bast, and Great Feast of the Southern Heavens -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Grand Duke's Birthday & National Day -- Luxembourg
Kupala -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Summer Solstice celebration, always on St. John's Eve, as the pagans hid their celebration by naming it "Ivan Kupala", their name for John the Baptist)
La Festa Dei Gigli -- Nola, Campagna, Italy (Festival of the Lilies, in honor of St. Paulinus; through tomorrow, with the traditional Ballad of the Lilies on June 28)
Let It Go Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; whatever you are holding on to, just let it go and the day will get better
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism -- Canada
National Pecan Sandy Day
National Pink Day -- the color or the flower, your choice, because the creator didn't leave a trail explaining it
Pink Flamingo Day -- honoring Don Featherstone, creator of the original pink plastic flamigo lawn ornament; decorate your lawn with at least four pink flamigos, the minimum number needed for a flock
Poop Out Early Day -- act pooped out, see if you can cut out early; your success at pooping out early may vary
Public Service Day -- UN
SAT Math Day -- birth anniversary of Alan Turing
Singing on the Mountain -- Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC, US (traditional and modern gospel music, with local and nationally known artists and speakers)
St. Agrippina (Patron against bacterial diseases and infections, evil spirits, leprosy, storms and thunder; of Mineo, Italy)
St. Ethelreda's Day (Patron of those with neck and throat ailments, widows; University of Cambridge)
St. John's Eve -- start or culmination of many midsummer festivals, including:
Dragaica Fair -- Buzau, Romania
Golowan Festival -- Cornwall
Jaaniohtu -- Estonia
Kupala Days begin -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine
Ligo / Lani -- Latvia (pagan midsummer celebration originally dedicated to the god Janis
Midsummer Eve -- Denmark; Sweden
Midsummer Festival -- Portugal
St. Joseph Cafasso's Day (Patron of captives, prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains)
Typewriter Day -- patented this day in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes
Victory Day -- Estonia
Windjammer Days -- Boothbay Harbor, ME, US (the premier maritime event on the coast of Maine, with something for everyone; through Saturday)
Bridget Sloan, 1992
Chellsie Memmel, 1988
Jason Mraz, 1977
Selma Blair, 1972
Louis Van Amstel,1972
Frances McDormand, 1957
Clarence Thomas, 1948
Bryan Brown, 1947
Ted Shackelford, 1946
James Levine, , 1943
Wilma Glodean Rudolph, 1940
June Carter Cash, 1929
Bob Fosse, 1927
Alan Turing, 1912
Edward VIII, King of England, 1894
Alfred Kinsey, 1894
Johannes Gutenberg, 1400 (estimated)
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, BC47 (Son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar)
"The Breakfast Club"(Radio), 1933
Today in History:
The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althing, is established, 930
First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan, 1180
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins, 1314
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again, 1611
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada, 1713
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev, 1794
Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer, 1868
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park, 1887
The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1894
The College Board administers the first SAT exam, 1926
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane, 1931
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1946
The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force, 1961
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds, 1972
Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) , 1982
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan, 1996
Japan's Iwate prefecture experiences a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, 2011
Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk across a Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon, 2013
A ceasefire agreement is signed between the Colombian government and Farc rebels ending more than 50 years of conflict, 2016
The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, 2017
Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days, 2018