Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Good Stuff (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.

Sweetie and i packed and got out of town even a tiny bit earlier than we had planned. Instead of letting him put all of his stuff in paper bags (i have no idea why he wants to do that, but he does), i handed him several nice thick nylon bags that the shelter had for sale so i snagged them.

The last time Boudreaux an' Clothile done gone on de vacation, Boudreaux be complain dat Clothile, she done want her de new travelin' bags at de department store.

Boudreaux say he not goin' pay fo' sech a t'ing.  He say, "Mais, why you be want' spen' so much more to buy de nice suitcases?  You on'y be usin' dem when you not be at home!"


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.    

After slow traffic, rain, and other setbacks, we finally got to our vacation destination.  Please excuse as these aren't the best quality, i just took a bunch of photos really fast because i was tired and wanted pictures to post for today but didn't have much time.


Today is:

Abused Women And Children's Awareness Day

Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)

Children's Sunday -- many US churches

Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain

Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934

La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain

Multicultural American Child Day -- listed as a celebration on the second Sunday in June on many sites, with no way to trace it that i can find

Murcia Day -- Murcia, Spain

National Heroes Day -- Uganda

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often

Puerto Rican Day Parade -- NYC, NY, US (recognizing the many Puerto Ricans in the US, and especially in New York City)

Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958

Race Unity Day -- Baha'i sponsored observance promoting racial harmony

Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)

Shavuot -- Judaism (Feast of Weeks, through sundown tomorrow)

Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)

St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pemboke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)

St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)

Whit Sunday / Pentecost -- Christian
    Hvitasunnudagur -- Iceland (sleeping in on Whitsunday is detrimental to your health, but monsters are asleep through the day and can be taken by surprise)
    Romeria del Rocia -- Huelva, Spain (pilgrims transport an image of the Virgen del Rocio [Our Lady of the Dew] through Andalucia, with no motorized transport allowed, accompanied by Gypsy Caravans; when the image gets to the shrine, there is mass and a few days of fireworks and celebrating)

World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome    

Write to Your Father Day -- a week before Father's Day, write him a letter and ask him things like what he finds most enjoyable or exciting or scary or satisfying; encouraging people to stay in touch with Dad on a deeper level than the commercial holidays

Anniversaries Today:

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993
Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Portman, 1981
Johnny Depp, 1963
Michael J. Fox, 1961
Dick Vitale, 1940
Jackie Mason, 1928
Les Paul, 1915
Robert Cummings, 1910
Cole Porter, 1891

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Congo(Film), 1995
What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68
Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721
Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534
The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732
The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815
Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856
Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873
China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898
Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958
Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978
The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999
In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011
The World Health Organization suggests women delay pregnancy in areas where the Zika virus is very active, 2016


  1. It looks like the perfect place to relax - which you needed and totally deserve.

  2. The hotel and the view are both lovely, I bet you had a wonderful time.

  3. An ideal place to relax with a glass of Rioja and a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie! It looks beautiful.

  4. Such terrific photos. Have fun, fun, fun!

  5. Boudreaux does have a good point :) Nice photos, looks like a beautiful place to vacation- enjoy. XO

  6. As usual Boudreaux makes sense, even though I disagree with him this time.

    That looks like a really nice place for a well deserved vacation!

  7. For those who travels often, then it is worth investing in good durable travelling bags. The place looks great for a getaway for a much deserved rest and vacation. Enjoy your yourself and come back refreshed!

  8. Wow! it LQQKS fantastic what a lovely place have a fantabulosa time :-)

    LOL @ the joke heheh!


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