Sunday, January 19, 2020

Fetch (Cajun Joke) and 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 at Grandma's house, Uncle P was trying to play with Lulu.  As long as he held the toy, she wanted it.  When he would put it down or throw it, however, she lost interest.

"What kind of part retriever are you?" he wanted to know, as she would flop down and refuse to even take a step toward whatever toy she had wanted a moment before when it was in his hands.

Thibodeaux done say to Boudreaux, "I unnerstan' you done gots a problem wit' trainin' Phideaux to retrieve."

An' Boudreaux say, "Not 'zackly a problem, more like som'pin I don' see befo' in trainin' a dog.  He be bringin' back stuff I not done thrown. Yest'day he done brung back a sheet an' pillowcase."

So Thibodeaux say, "You be goin' break him o' dat?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I's goin' to, but I’s goin’ let him keep goin’ ‘til he bring me de whole sheet set, we need us de new ones!"


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.    

Grandma's camellias and bottle brush are blooming.

The bees love the bottle brush blooms.


Today is:

Annual Visit of the Poe Toaster -- the mysterious person who, for almost 75 years, dressed in black with a wide brimmed hat and scarf, annually visited Poe's grave on his birthday, leaving roses and cognac; has not been seen since 2009

Ati-Atihan Festival -- Aklan, Kalibo, Panay Island, Philippines (main feast and final day of the vivid religious carnival/feast dating back to the 13th century to honor Santo Nino [Baby Jesus])

Augusta Futurity -- Augusta, GA, US (the top cutting horses and riders in the world to compete for purse and awards; through Saturday)

Brew A Potion Day -- internet generated, no reasons given

Camel Wrestling Championship -- Selcuk, Turkey (a medieval tradition, and the camels are not allowed to actually harm each other, so it's a spectacular sport to watch; through Sunday)

Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon -- Carlsbad, CA, US

Confederate Heroes Day -- Texas, US (some things never change)

Feast of Sultan (Sovereignty) -- Baha'i

Horror Novels Are Horrendous Day -- for Poe's birth anniversary

Hunt for Happiness Week begins -- sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, who want you to join this week; the celebration runs through Saturday, and includes the 3rd Monday of January, said to be one of the saddest days of the year    

La Tamborrada -- San Sebastian, Spain (begins in the evening, a 24 hour drum jam session and the city's biggest fiesta)

Little Ricky Day -- marking the date of his arrival on "I Love Lucy"

National Activity Professionals Week begins -- celebrating the contributions of Activities Professionals in all senior living communities 

National Popcorn Day

Neon Sign Day -- patented this day in 1915

Sacrifices to Apollon -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Sinulog Grand Parade -- Cebu City, Philippines (biggest day of the very colorful festival about the pagan origin of the people, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism)

Stephen Foster Day -- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL, US

St. Canute's Day a/k/a St. Knud (Patron of Denmark)

St. Henry of Uppsala's Day (Patron of the Catholic Cathedral of Helsinki; Finland; against storms)

Theophany/Epiphany -- Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians who still follow the Julian Calendar
    Timket -- Ethiopian Orthodox Christian (with huge, colorful festivals through the whole country)
    Blessing of the Waters -- Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia, Bayswater, London, UK

Tin Can Day -- patented this day in 1825

World Religion Day -- Baha'i

Birthdays Today:

Shawn Johnson, 1992
Jodie Sweetin, 1982
Frank Caliendo, 1974
Drea de Matteo, 1972
Shawn Wayans, 1971
Wendy Moniz, 1969
Junior Seau, 1969
Paul McCrane, 1961
William Ragsdale, 1961
Thomas Kinkade, 1958
Simon Rattle, 1955
Desi Arnaz, Jr., 1953
Dewey Bunnell, 1952
Robert Palmer, 1949
Paula Deen, 1947
Dolly Parton, 1946
Shelley Fabares, 1944
Janis Joplin, 1943
Michael Crawford, 1942
Phil Everly, 1939
Richard Lester, 1932
Robert MacNeil, 1931
Tippi Hedren, 1931
Fritz Weaver, 1926
Jean Stapleton, 1923
Guy Madison, 1922
John H. Johnson, 1918
Lester Flatt, 1914
Edgar J. Helms, 1863
Paul Cezanne, 1839
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809
Robert E. Lee, 1807
James Watt, 1736 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"48 Hours"(TV), 1988
"The Millionaire"(TV), 1955
"Woman of the Year"(Film), 1942
"Il Trovatore"(Verdi Opera), 1853
"Faust Part I"(Goethe tragic play), 1829

Today in History:

Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy, 1419
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines, 1607
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay, 1788
The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope, 1806
Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett obtain a patent for a process of storing food in tin cans, 1825
Goethe's Faust Part I premiers, 1829
Verdi's Il Trivatore preniers in Rome, 1853
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey, 1883
Ibsen's play The Master Builder premiers in Berlin, 1893
Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising, 1915
The US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations, 1920
Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs, 1930
For the only time in recorded history, snow falls in Miami, Florida, 1977
The last VW Beetle made in Germany leaves the plant, 1978
United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity, 1981
The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced, 1983
Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations, 1993
The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto, 2006
Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, 2013
American skier Lindsey Vonn wins her 63rd World Cup, setting a new record, 2015


  1. I wonder whether the Poe Toaster has gone to join him?
    Love those garden photos - and yes the bees do love Bottle Brush.

  2. Love the flowers and I almost didn't see the bee :)

  3. We never tire of beautiful flowers. Thank goodness for grandma's green thumb. :)

  4. What nice blooms good shots :-)

    LOL @ Boudreaux

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday :-)

  5. Bottle brush! I never saw a flower with a more fitting name - so funny and so beautiful. Thanks.
    And thanks for the lists. Just to prove I read them: You misspelt Il Trovatore the second time you mentioned it ;)
    Is misspelt not a word? My spell-checker insist it's wrong, but I can't find out what is correct then - misspelled maybe, as my spell-checker accepts this, it just sounds wrong to me.

  6. Oh fun Cajun Joke and gorgeous rose photos ^_^

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

  7. Those flowers sure are pretty, maybe Lulu could fetch you some!

  8. Thanks to your list, Thelma & I celebrated National Popcorn Day!
    (I also tried to interest her in camel wrestling but it just didn't take.)

  9. I am beginning to like Lulu! Beautiful flowers from your Grandma's.


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