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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.
Because they decided to plan for a worst case scenario, our church cancelled the services for today. This surprised me, as our head pastor has always insisted on Sunday, he will be at the church having a service, even if it has to be outdoors because the power is out. Of course, he goes out of town on his sabbatical every July, and when the cat is away....
For one of our pastors, Pastor BP, this brings up the question of whether or not people will donate twice as much next week in the collection to make up for it and keep up with their tithes. We will see.
Young Tee Boudreaux done grow up doin' de hard work, an' he be strong, strong. He decide him he be wantin' to see de country, an' he don' have no money, so he join him de circus as de strong man so's he can travel an' get paid.
One of de t'ings he do in de show is he squeeze him a lemon wit' his bare hands, an' den he make him de bet wit' de audience, "If'n any o' you can squeeze one mo' drop out dis lemon, I's gonna give you de pay I would get from doin' dis show!"
No one done ever' took him up on de offer but den, one day, to hims surprise, a lady come up an' say she want try. Tee done hand her de lemon, an' sure 'nuff, it take her a while, but after squeezin' an' squeezin', she get one mo' drop out.
An' Tee say, "Sacre! How you done did dat?"
An' de lady say, "I was the treasurer for a Presbyterian church for over 30 years!"
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.
Just some pictures of the crepe myrtles (which have bloomed well) and other bits of nature.
Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance
Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)
Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden
Bohemian Club Annual Rites begin -- Bohemian Grove, CA US (if you are into conspiracy theories, this is supposedly when and where the male movers and shakers of the world meet for two weeks and decide the fate of the world for the next 12 months; the members of the club, including former presidents and other high level officials, do meet for a couple of weeks this time of year to have, among other things, a Cremation of Care ceremony)
Disability Awareness Day -- Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington, UK (the world's largest "not for profit" volunteer-led disability exhibition)
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival -- University of Fairbanks, AK (a unique study and performance festival; through the 28th)
Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)
Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)
M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best? plain? peanut? almond? minis? spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast
Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)
National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US
National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)
Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!
Republic Day -- Iraq
Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 19)
Shark Awareness Day
St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)
Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US
Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862
License to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1946
Today in History
Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011
Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark, 2015