Sunday, December 8, 2019

They’ve Got Your Number (Cajun Joke) and Signs of the Season (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.

Yesterday i was finally able to get in touch with the caregiver of my Angel Tree child.  (With Angel Tree, you pick the name of a child whose parent is incarcerated, and give the child a gift from the parent.  It keeps the parent/child bond for the children to know their parents love them and want them to have a nice holiday.)  

Sometimes getting in touch with the child’s guardian is not easy, as so many people will not answer a phone number they do not know.  It can take texting and leaving lots of messages before they believe you really do just want to give the child a gift from the parent, no cost involved to them.  This one was easy, the grandmother answered on the second ring and remembered that someone brought the child a gift last year.

Boudreaux an’ Clothile an’ Aline be talkin’ ‘bout what dey do when dey see it be a call on dey phone an’ dey don’ know de number.

Aline say, “If’n it be a number not on my phone, I jes’ don’ answer.”

Clothile say, “If’n it be a number not on my phone, I answer an’ ax dem if dey know Jesus as dey Savior, an’ dey hang up on me.”

Den Boudreaux say, “If’n it be a number not on my phone, I answer an’ tell dem I t’ink dey be goin’ to hell, an’ dey hang up on me befo’ I can tell dem how not to go dere!”


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 of the season, as Christmas stuff seems to be coming out of hiding (some homes more than others): 


Today is:

Adoration Parade -- Branson, MO, US (celebration of traditional values of faith, family, and friendliness)

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)


Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See(Vatican City); Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances
    Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)
    Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)
    Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day -- although some sites say this day was actually cancelled in 2015, others suggest dressing up as if you are from a dystopian future and running up to people, asking them what year it is, when they answer say, "Then there's still time!" and dash off.  Just don't get arrested if you try it at home, okay?   

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
    Lighting the Candle of Peace

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Virgin de Caacupe -- Paraguay (Nuestra Senora de Caacupe/Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, patroness of Paraguay)

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now

World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music       

Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886

Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978
Dominic Monaghan, 1976
Sinead O'Connor, 1966
Teri Hatcher, 1964
Ann Coulter, 1961
Kim Basinger, 1953
Sam Kinison, 1953
Gregg Allman, 1947
Mary Woronov, 1946
Jim Morrison, 1943
"Red" Berenson, 1941 
James Galway, 1939
James MacArthur, 1937
David Carradine, 1936
Flip Wilson, 1933
Maximilian Schell, 1930
Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925
Richard Fleischer, 1916
Lee J. Cobb, 1911 
James Thurber, 1894
Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894
Diego Rivera, 1886
Jean Sibelius, 1865
Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861
Eli Whitney, 1765
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Musical), 1949
"Green Grow the Lilacs"(Musical; precursor to "Oklahoma"), 1930

Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326
Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609
The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659
Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660
Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881
The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886
The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935
The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949
John Lennonis murdered, 1980
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991
The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004
Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010
Japan's Gvernment apologizes to Canada for the treatment of its POWs during WWII, 2011
Egyptian President Morsi agrees to not expand his powers but declares the referendums on a new constitution will be enacted, 2012
In Kiev, Russia, protestors topple the last surviving monument to Lenin, 2013 


  1. LOVE the Angel Tree initiative.
    Any of those houses is showing rather more Christmas Spirit than ours.

  2. Those are nice Christmas things and I'm glad you are helping an Angel. We don't answer numbers we don't know either so we could miss a call from Santa since he really isn't in our contact list.

  3. Ah, you have reminded me to get my wreath from out of the box and upstairs!!

  4. Those poinsettia wreaths are so pretty. They're not known here, I''d like to import this instead of Santas and elfs.

  5. Wonderful photos dealing with Christmas. My grandson played in a hockey tournament yesterday and he scored a goal and assisted with two goals. Proud Grandfather, me. See ya Mimi.

    Cruiin Paul

  6. Cute joke. How kind of you to participate in that program. Beautiful photos, so festive.

  7. These days I never answer a number I do not know. When you do it only encourages more bogus calls.

    Nice thing with the present to a child whose parent is not around. You are always be doing for others!

  8. I too don't answer any calls from unknown number. A great idea to ask them if they know Jesus Christ if ever I answered an unknown number. Beautiful selection of Christmas decoration items. Very thoughtful way to present a gift to a child who couldn't be with their parents.

  9. I didn't know about Angel children, that's a lovely idea. Love all the Christmas things.

  10. Fun Cajun joke and love all your Christmas decorations and love the idea of the Angel children ~ so precious ^_^

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


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