Sunday, October 6, 2019

Just a Second (Cajun Joke) and Grandma's House (Sunday Selections)


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.

While at Grandma's house, we ordered delivery for lunch, and got to talking about rules of etiquette for dining at other people's homes.  We touched on asking for seconds at other people's homes.  Grandma said, "Order extra to take home so you will have leftovers. It's okay for you to ask for more at my house!"

Tee done be goin' to a fete at de frien' Pierre's house.  Boudreaux done be tellin' Tee how he gots to behave.

"You eat you a li'l bit o' ever t'in' dey put on de plate, even de stuff you don' like, an' you don' ax you fo' a secon' bit o' ennyt'in'!"

Den Tee say, "But what if dey done offer me mo'?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Dat be fine to say 'oui', but don' you be axin', it be rude 'cause dere may not be 'nuff fo' ever'one to have mo'."

When Tee done get home, Boudreaux ax him how it be.

"It be de bes'!" say Tee.  "Pierre's mère done give me mo' cake!"

An' Boudreaux say, "You din't ax you fo' a secon' piece, did you?"

An' Tee say, "Mais, non!  I done tell her it be de bes' cake I ever done ate an' I ax fo' de recipe fo' to give my mère, an' she done give me two mo' pieces!"


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 pictures from Grandma's house yesterday.

Uncle P is building more bookshelves to sell.

The fairies have a bar!

Barstools at the outdoor table.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Egypt

Blessing of the Fishing Fleet -- Jetty #2, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa (a festival, and Portuguese food, and a blessing from the local Catholic Archbishop)

Earthquake Remembrance Day -- Turkmenistan

Erntedankfest -- Germany (Thanksgiving/Harvest fest, on the first Sunday in October)

Festival of the Other Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in) 

Garlic Lovers Day -- internet generated, unofficial, and delicious

Great Books Week begins -- previously sponsored by Excellence in Literature; this year, their website doesn't mention it, but it's always the first full week of the month   

International African Diaspora Day

Ivy Day -- Ireland (death anniversary of Irish nationalist leader and Home Rule advocate Charles Stewart Parnell)

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day -- Sandusky, OH, US (anniversary of renaming the local rehab hospital after Sandusky's "favorite daughter", Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 and stroke survivor, now advocating on behalf of stroke survivors)

Literally, A Haunted House -- Culbertson Mansion, New Albany, IN, US (each weekend through Hallowe'en; a haunted house in a literal haunted house with a history of some very weird stuff)

Mad Hatter Day -- US (second crazy day in the year, to balance April Fool's Day, and based on the 10/6 on the Mad Hatter's hat in Tenniel's drawing; in English-speaking countries where the day preceeds the month in notation, it is celebrated on June 10)

National German-American Day -- US (anniversary of the disembarking of the first German immigrants to Pennsylvania in 1683)
    German Pioneer Day -- Pennsylvania

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day -- US (anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants from Duke University on this day in 1967

Pulaski Day Parade -- Philadelphia, PA, US and NY, NY, US (honoring the Polish patriot known as the "Father of the American Cavalry")

St. Bruno's Day (Founder of the Carthusian Monks; Patron against demonic possession)

St. Faith's Day (Patron of pilgrims, prisoners, soldiers)

Tishreen Liberation War Day -- Syria

World Communion Sunday -- Christian

Worldwide Forgiveness Day -- sponsored by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance    

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Taylor marries Larry Fortensky, 1991
American Library Association founded in 1876

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Sisto, 1974
Elisabeth Shue, 1963
David Zucker, 1947
Britt Ekland, 1942
Thor Heyerdahl, 1912
Carole Lombard, 1908
Janet Gaynor, 1906
Helen Wills Moody, 1905
Florence Seibert, 1897
Le Corbusier, 1887
Karol Szymanowski, 1882
George Westinghouse, 1846
Jenny Lind, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Instagram(launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger), 2010
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"(TV), 2000
"The Gin Game"(Play), 1977
"I Hear a Symphony"(Supremes single release), 1965
"The Mousetrap"(Mystery play), 1952 (still being performed)
The Jazz Singer(Film, the first "talkie"), 1927

Today in History:

The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman Republic army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus in the Battle of Arausio, BC105
Founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania by 13 Mennonite families from Germany, 1683
The Americans and French begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which becomes the last battle of the American Revolutionary War, 1781
Benjamin Hanks patents a self-winding clock, 1783
Louis XVI accedes to the demands of the women of Paris and returns to that city, 1789
Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead begins shortly after midnight, leads to 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries, 1854
The American Chess Association is organized and holds the first major US chess tournament, in NYC, 1857
The American Library Association is organized in Philadelphia, 1876
Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture, 1889
Nabisco Foods debuts its Cream of Wheat, 1893
Beatrix Van Rijk becomes the first licensed Dutch woman pilot, 1911
Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie, 1927
Egypt launches a coordinated attack against Israel to reclaim land lost in the Six Day War, 1973
Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, 1976
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House, 1979
President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated, 1981
51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it, 1995
Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, 2007
The Messenger Spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 2012
The Nobel prize for Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos, 2015


  1. Love the colour and whimsy at Grandma's house - and could do with a few more bookcases.

  2. Love all the fairy houses and gardens. Using bottle caps for bar stools is a great idea!
    Smiled at Tee getting two extra pieces of cake too.

  3. I think I might be able to do the painted stones. But that means I have to buy the paint and find some stones.
    Two steps too many! Will just let grandma do it.

  4. I love haunted houses season!
    (Even tho' it also means raking.)

  5. You showed some very interesting pictures Mimi. Very unusual. I liked them. See ya My friend

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Grandma's house is certainly a very colourful place! 52 years on, I've still not seen The Mousetrap. About time methinks!

  7. Grandma has so many cool things! Hey, leftovers are always good!

  8. What a creative family ~ bookcases, painted rocks and more ~ and fun Cajun joke ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Smart way to get more cake. Love all the fairy places to invite the wee folk to visit and stay.

  10. Always finish first then you usually get asked if you would like some more LOL

    LOL @ the joke always makes ma laugh

    Aww! what cute photos love grandmas place

    Have a funtastic day :-)

  11. Cute joke :) Nice photos of the painted rocks and fairy gardens.

  12. Mimi,
    Your painted rocks are adorable! Someday I might have to try doing this. :) The bar table and stools are cute. How clever! You know I don't recall there ever being a problem with asking for seconds at family or friends houses when I was a kid and I'm certain if I were to visit any of the same folks today it would stil stand. In fact, I remember my MIL frequently asking "Cathy would like some more". She always worried that I didn't eat enough. I'm generally quite satisfied when I get up from the dinner table, others might not be with the same amount but it works for me. I sure do miss my sweet MIL and FIL. They were good, good people!


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