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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.
Grandma and Grandpa had some trouble on their glass porch, what some would call a three season porch (although you can use it year 'round down here). The company that originally built the wall that turned it from a patio to a room did a lousy job. It has leaked ever since, the wall mostly rotted, and they finally found a good contractor to repair it. The floor to ceiling windows were salvaged, but new concrete has assured no more water, and the rebuilding is solid.
Boudreaux an' Clothile done be needin' de work done on de house, an' dey done been havin' de contract people come to de house to see an' place de bid.
Ever' time Clothile done t'ink a contractor be de right one, Boudreaux done say he don' agree.
Fin'ly, dey get dem a contractor out, an' he give a good reason why de work need be done jes' so, an' he give a good price, an' Boudreaux say, "Can I be look in you truck befo' I decide?"
De contractor let him, an' he come back an' tell Clothile, "He be de one!"
After dey sign de paper an' de contractor leave, Clothile say, "Boudreaux, what make you decide he be de bes' contractor after all de rest o' dem done been out here?"
An' Boudreaux say, "I done look in his truck."
So Clothile say, "Oh, an' he gots him de good tools?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Non."
So Clothile say, "He done keep de truck neat, so he be a good worker who take care his stuff?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Non."
So Clothile say, "What it be, den?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, all he done have in de firs' aid kit be napkins from de HubbaHubba Lounge an' de roll o' duct tape. Dat be a good contractor!"
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.
The pictures are from the recent work at Grandma and Grandpa's house. While i tried to get the pictures in some semblance of order, the technolgoy was not cooperative. The gist of it comes through anyway, i think.
Feast of Honor for Lada and Lela -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (harvest festival, a holiday of bread and farewell to summer)
Feast of 'Izzat(Might) -- Baha'i
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin -- Catholic Christian; related observances
Jum il-Vittorja -- Malta (Feast of Our Lady of Victories)
Matki Boskiej Zielnej -- Poland (Feast of Greenery, also harvest celebration)
Public Holiday -- Liechteinstein
Virgen de la Victoria -- Spain
Grandparents' Day -- US (but if you have fabulous grands in your family, feel free to observe anywhere)
Homesteader Day Harvest Festival -- Brandon, SD, US (re-creation of the harvest in the pioneer days)
Hug Your Hound Day -- to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces
Independence Day -- Macedonia
International Literacy Day -- UN
Kosrae Liberation Day -- Micronesia
La Vierge de Meritxell -- Andorra (Feast of Our Lady of Meritxell, a National Day and official flag day)
National Date Nut Bread Day
Navy Day -- Pakistan
Nijamati Sewa Divas -- Nepal (Civil Servants' Day)
Pardon Me Day -- anniversary of the 1974 pardon of Nixon
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet, feel free to observe
Pet Rock Festival -- North Grafton, MA, US (a family friendly festival, bringing together animal welfare activists, shelter workers, and families to promote pet adoption and help the public understand what these organizations do)
St. Adrian's Day (Patron of arms dealers, butchers, prison guards, soldiers; against plague)
St. Elizabeth's Day (Orthodox Churches; Mother of John the Baptist; Patron of expectant mothers; Fulda, Germany)
Wakes Sunday -- Abbots Bromley, England (Complete with the traditional celebration of the Horn Dance tomorrow)
XTERRA Trail Run Nationals -- Ogden/Snowbasin, UT, US (finale of the series of extreme runs held across the country through the year, featuring 21k of extreme, off-road trail runs; through tomorrow)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 1981
David Arquette, 1971
Henry Thomas, 1971
Alan Feinstein, 1941
Frankie Avalon, 1940
Guitar Shorty, 1939
Patsy Cline, 1932
Peter Sellers, 1925
Sid Caesar, 1922
Claude Pepper, 1900
Antonin Leopold Dvorak, 1841
Richard I (Lionheart), 1157
"The Oprah Winfrey Show"(TV), 1986
"Star Trek: The Animated Series"(TV), 1973
"Star Trek"(TV), 1966
"That Girl"(TV), 1966
"F Troop"(TV), 1965
The Old Man and the Sea(Publication Date), 1952
"Blondie"(Comic strip debut), 1930
Today in History:
The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland, 1264
Michaelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence, 1504
St. Augustine, FL, becomes the first permanent European settlement of the New World, 1565
The US "Pledge of Allegiance" makes its first appearance in print, in the Youth's Companion, 1892
Galveston, TX, is struck by a hurricane and tidal surge that kill 6,000, 1900
First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie", 1930
3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape, 1930
The original Star Trek series premiers, 1966
The Beatles perform their new hit "Hey Jude" as their last live TV performance on the David Frost show, 1968
Chinese athlete Wang Junxia sets a new women's 10,000 m world record of 29:31.78, breaking the former record by 42 seconds, 1993
Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America, 2005
Pakistan and India announce plans to mutually ease visa requirements, 2012
The government of Hong Kong backs down on plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes in schools after weeks of protests, 2012
A giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals that there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed, 2016
NASA launches the Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid, 2016