Sunday, September 1, 2019

Halvsies (Cajun Joke) and Coda, Lulu, and Rocking the Rocks (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.

Right now i have a very good reason to be grateful for Kevin and Lenny.  One of my clients went out of town and forgot to leave a check, so we will pay when i get that check on Tuesday.  When it comes to money, it's always something.

Now, Boudreaux done be t'inkin' 'bout how Thibodeaux done play de lott'ry as de plan fo' him to retire, and he get him a idea 'bout a joke fo' Clothile.

He start buyin' him a scratch ticket once in a while, an' fin'ly he win him a bit o' money.  So he go home an' he say to Clothile, "What would you do if'n I won me de lott'ry?"

An' wit' a big grin, Clothile say, "I'd take half de money an' leave you!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I done won me $12, here be six, now get out de house!"


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.     

Some photos from the last visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Little Girl went with me and brought Coda.  Coda and Lulu are best friends.

And Grandma has taken to rock painting like a duck takes to water:


Today is:

Bahti Meskerem -- Eritrea (Revolution Day)

Bonnat Pig Fair -- Bonnat, France

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

Chicken Boy's Day -- the mascot of the now defunct restaurant by that name, the 22 foot statue of a boy with a chicken's head was saved from destruction and is now a pop icon in L.A. on Route 66

Constitution Day/National Day -- Slovakia

Day of Knowledge -- Estonia (an official Flag Day); Russia

Disaster Prevention Day/Kanto Earthquake Memorial Day -- Japan

Ecclesiastical Year begins -- Orthodox Christian

Father's Day -- Australia; Fiji; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea

Festival of Juno Regina and Jupiter Liber -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Harvest Wine Celebration -- Livermore, CA, US (open-house visits to over 40 wineries)

Hassaku Oshi-tsuki -- Tsuma, Oki Island, Japan (bull sumo, with bulls pushing each other out of the ring)

Hijra -- Islam (New Year, began last night at the first viewing of the new moon crescent) 

Mustaqillik Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Independence Day, 1991) 

National Cherry Popover Day

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day -- the day to celebrate the amazing words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words

Nutt Day -- for Emma M. Nutt, the first female telephone operator

Onam -- Kerala, India (start of a Hindu harvest festival observed by Malayali Hindus celebrating the legendary King Maveli)

Oyster Season begins

Partridge's Day -- patridge hunting season begins in UK

Presidential Message Day -- Mexico

Random Acts of Kindness Day -- New Zealand

Regata Storical (Historical Regatta) -- Venice, Italy (competition among two-oar racing gondolas, preceded by Venetian ceremonial boats)

Running of the Sheep -- Reed Point, MT (matched only by the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, hundreds of sturdy Montana bred woolies charge down the six blocks of the main street in town, plus there is a parade!)

Sing A Silly Song in Bed Day -- now, this one has no real rhyme or reason

Sneeze-Wobbling Festival -- Fairy Calendar

St. Fiacre's Day -- Ireland and France (the rest of the church celebrates this Patron of gardeners on August 30)

St. Gideon the Judge's Day (Patron of Saint-Gedeon-de-Beauce, Canada)

St. Giles' Day (Patron of the beggars, blacksmiths, breast feeding, cancer patients, disabled/handicapped people, epileptics, forests, hermits, horses, lepers, mentally ill people, noctiphobics, paupers and the poor, rams, spur makers, woods; Edinburgh, Scotland; Toifa, Italy; against breast cancer, epilepsy, fear of the night, insanity, leprosy, mental illness, noctiphobia, sterility)

St. Simeon Stylites' Day -- Eastern Orthodox Christian

Teacher's Day -- Singapore

Wattle Day -- Australia

Anniversary Today:

Benjamin Franklin marries Deborah Read, 1730

Birthdays Today:

Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway, 1966
Gloria Estefan, 1957
Dr. Phil McGraw, 1950
Barry Gibb, 1946
Lily Tomlin, 1939
Alan Dershowitz, 1938
Don Stroud, 1937
Seiji Ozawa, 1935
Conway Twitty, 1933
"Boxcar" Willie, 1931
Rocky Marciano, 1923
Yvonne DeCarlo, 1922
Vittorio Gassman, 1922
Walter Philip Reuther, 1907
Edgar Rice Burroughts, 1875
Englebert Humperdinck. 1854 (composer, esp of opera Hansel and Gretel)
Johann Pachelbel, 1653

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Art Linkletter's House Party"(TV), 1952
"Androcles and the Lion"(Play), 1913

Today in History:

Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem, 1267
Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib, 1601
The first yacht race is held, between England's King Charles I and his brother James, 1661
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California, 1772
Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding, 1804
Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the 
Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington, 1836
The first Pullman sleeping car is put into service, 1859
The Solar Superstorm/Carrington Event: a huge solar sunspot and solar flare storm that disrupted telegraphy and allowed the Aurora Borealis to be seen as far south as the Caribbean occurs, 1859
Joseph Lister performs the first antiseptic surgery, 1865
Robert T. Freeman becomes the first African American to graduate from the Harvard Dental School, 1867
The first underground rapid transit system in North America, the Boston Subway, opens, 1897
One of the first science fiction films ever, A Trip To The Moon, opens in France, 1902
Alberta and Saskatchewan become the 8th and 9th Canadian provinces, 1905
Martha, the last passenger pigeon, dies at the Cincinnati Zoo, 1914
The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty, 1951
In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky and becomes the world chess champion, 1972
Canada adopts the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of its Constitution, 1982
A joint French-American expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1985
Luxembourg becomes the first nation to complete the transition to all digital tv broadcasting, 2006
After four Israeli settlers are shot at the Israeli settlement Beit Hagai, the Palestinian Authority arrested 250 members of Hamas, 2010
To avoid further fighting, Libya's Transitional Council extends the deadline to surrender for tribal leaders in Sirte, 2011
U.S. National Park officials notify 3,100 recent visitors of an outbreak of Hantavirus sourced to tent cabins in Yosemite National Park, 2012
In southwestern China, at least four people are killed by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, 2013
Stock markets around the world fall after China reports a low value for its purchasing managers' index, suggesting that the nation's economy is slowing, 2015


River said...

That Boudreaux, he's a clever one!
I love your Grandma's painted rocks, she's very artistic.

Elephant's Child said...

It is always nice to see friends. Echoing River about Grandma's talent.

Nancy Chan said...

Dogs like humans are always happy to see and play with their friends. Beautiful rock paintings by your grandma.

Brian said...

Those woofies sure were having some fun and those rocks are pretty cool!

Cruisin Paul said...

The dogs looked great and the rock painting was interesting. See ya Mimi.

Cruisin Paul

stevebethere said...

Aww! aren't they good together heheh! what lovely photos :-)

As always the joke made me chuckle heheh!

Have a rocktastic Sunday :-)

joeh said...

It would not be Sunday without a Cajun joke! That's a good one.

My son once gave me a fake lottery winner. I scratched off a $10000 *fake) winner. He didn't think it was so funny when I got excited and told him I planned to split my good fortune with him as he bought the ticket.

pilch92 said...

Funny joke :) That is sweet that Coda and Lulu had a play date. I love those rocks. I am so impressed at how many she completed. I have been working on some for a few weeks and only have 5.

My Tata's Cottage said...

HaHaHa! You tell a fine Cajun tale. Coda and Lulu were so sweet. Always a joy here with all the wonderful shares. Enjoy Labor Day weekend. HUGS

carol l mckenna said...

Fun Cajun joke ~ sweet doggies playing and Wow! wonderful painted rocks! ^_^

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Jenny Woolf said...

Yep that sounds like the kind of lottery prizes I win too! And those are such endearing dog photos, you can see from their body language how well they get on.