Sunday, December 15, 2019

To Tell The Truth (Cajun Joke) and Seasonal Photos (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.

It’s the time of year when we are debating what to fix for the big meal on Christmas Day.  Most years, it is a copy of the Thanksgiving menu, but that is getting a bit boring, so talk is being bantered about that a few things might change.

It be Christmas, an’ de family done be settin’ down to eat the big meal.  Tee fin’ly be a big ‘nuff boy dat Boudreaux done ax him to say a blessin’.

Well, Tee done take him de deep breath an’ say, “T’ank You, Dieu, fo’ de Baby Jesus, an’ fo’ Grand-mère an’ Grand-père, fo’ Mère an’ Père, fo’ Aline, an’ fo’ de turkey, de gravy, de gumbo, de rice dressin’.”

Den he stop, an’ he not say nothin’ fo’ ‘bout a minute, an’ Boudreaux say, “Tee, what be de matter?”

An’ Tee say, “Mais, Père, you done tol’ me not to lie, so I cain’t say t’ank you fo’ dem veggables!”


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.    

A few more pictures of Christmas as i see it at work:


Today is:

Alcyone -- Ancient Greek Calendar (kingfisher goddess; date approximate, but during the Halcyon Days)

Bill of Rights Day -- US

Cat Herders Day -- for those whose job or life is like trying to herd cats; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Centipede Boot-Making and Shoe-Repair Season begins -- Fairy Calendar

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival for Consus, god of graineries, with games and races in the Circus Maximus in his honor)

Coonskin Cap Day -- debut of "Davy Crocket" on TV's "Disneyland" in 1954 (and the original Davy Crockett hated the things, by the way)

Homecoming Day -- Alderney, UK

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pvorusleikier -- Spoon-licker, who tries to steal all the wooden spoons he can find

Kasuga Wakamiya on-Matsuri -- Nara Prefecture, Japan (dates to the 12th century, to pray against plague and for a good harvest; through the 18th)

Koninkrijksdag -- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba; Sint Maarten (Kingdom Day)

National Lemon Cupcake Day

National Regifting Day -- be careful here!

Navidades begin -- Puerto Rico (traditional Christmas celebrations that last through Three Kings Day)

Setagaya no Bori Ichi -- Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (a two day flea market that dates back to 1578)

St. Nino's Day (Patron of Georgia)

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian
    Lighting the Candle of Joy

Trivial Pursuit Day -- honoring Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, who created the game on this date in 1979

Zamenhof Day -- International Esperanto Community

Anniversary Today:

Sylvester Stallone marries Brigitte Nielson, 1985

Birthdays Today:

Adam Brody, 1979
Garrett Wang, 1968
Helen Slater, 1963
Nick Beggs, 1961
Don Johnson, 1949
Dave Clark, 1942
Tim Conway, 1933
Edna O'Brien, 1931
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 1928
Uziel "Uzi" Gal, 1923
Jeff Chandler, 1918
Stan Kenton, 1911 
J. Paul Getty, 1892
Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, 1859
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel,1832

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Gone With the Wind(Film), 1939 (Atlanta only, general release Jan. 1, 1940)
"Song of the Forests"(Shostakovich Op. 81), 1949
"Charlie Girl"(Musical), 1965

Today in History:

Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron, 533
Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia, 1265
Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope, 1488
The State of Holland grants patent on a windmill with crankshaft, 1593
The first US law school is established at University of Pennsylvania, 1791
The first Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published, 1810
The first street-cleaning machine in US is used in Philadelphia, 1854
The King of Hawaii becomes the first reigning king to visit the Us, and is received by President Grant, 1874
The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens, 1906
Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, is lost over English Channel, 1944  
Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida; four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7, 1965
Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations, 1976
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan, 1978
The 3rd reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down, 2000
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean, 2001
Boeing's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington, 2009
The Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a criminal investigation, 2015
Egyptian Archaeologists announce the discovery of a 4,400 year old tomb of Fifth Dynasty priest in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo, 2018


  1. That Christmas sampler is so very true (and sadly forgotten my many).

  2. Pretty Christmas decorations. We are also discussing about what to have for our Christmas eve dinner.

  3. Beautifully decorated. Just the right touch! I wonder where all the decorations are stored after the holiday is done? lol
    I like the thought that Christmas is in the heart.
    I thought the stitching might be on a guest towel ... but maybe not.

    I put Christmas towels and soaps out for guests during the season .... nobody ever uses them. LOL They better not!!!

  4. Those are really nice Christmas decorations!

  5. Mimi, since I'm cooking Christmas dinner, we'll, have Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast, ham. potatoes, broccoli, ( my daughter just loves my broccoli ) and my wife's Christmas soup. Last year my grandson Cole had 4 bowls of her soup. Of course all the rest of the goodies. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Probably turkey and roast here and some stuffing :-)

    LOL @ the joke ;-)

    Those were lovely photos very festive nice decor :-)

    Have a tinseltastic day :-)

  7. Tee sure's a good boy ;) Saying grace without lying - I like that.

  8. Love Cajun joke ~ so true ~ but I love vegetable ~ LOL ~

    Wonderful Christmas photos!

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

  9. We usually get about 7/8's of the way to consensus for a menu change, then somebody says, "Wait! No _____?!?!?" and somehow, we end up back at The Usual Stuff.
    One day, majority will rule! :-)

  10. Love all the Christmas decorations. I don't bother with Christmas dinner anymore, it's just me and the cat here. I sometimes do go to other family members for dinner, but often in our heat it's just cold foods, made special with decorated tables and fancy napkins, glasses etc or a barbecue if there isn't a fire ban.


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