Sunday, February 16, 2020

Pricey (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, i offered to go shopping since Grandma didn’t want to get out of the house once she got home from church.

“I hate the cold, and I don’t want to go anywhere!” she declared.

When i asked what i could pick up from the store for her, she mentioned her favorite olive oil and butter mix spread, and bottled mineral water, and asked for milk.

“Don’t get milk,” Grandpa piped up.  “I got some at Sam’s club.”

“But P tried to drink some of the milk yesterday, he said it had gone bad!”

“I know, that’s why I threw it out and got more at Sam’s!”

It took a bit, but i finally got the list and ran the errand.

A tourist done say to Boudreaux, as she be drinkin’ de coffee, “Is the word ‘latte’ Cajun French for milk?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, no!  ‘Lait’ be de Cajun fo’ milk, ‘latte’ be Cajun fo’ ‘you done pay too much fo’ dat coffee!’”


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 little Mardi Gras decor, a couple of lovely artworks, and some of Grandma’s handiwork today:

Pink Flamingos are a symbol of Mardi Gras in our area, not all over south Louisiana, but here, for certain.

Today Choose Joy


Today is:

9-1-1 Day -- the first 911 call in North America was placed, demonstrating the new system, on this day in 1968

Akiyoshidai Yamayaki -- Akiyoshidai, Japan (dry grass on the mountain side is burned in this coming of spring ceremony; date subject to change)

Bonten Matsuri -- Miyoshi-jinja Shrine, Akita, Japan (two day festival to ask for good crops this year)

Daytona 500 Race -- Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL, US

Do a Grouch a Favor Day -- internet generated attempt to get us to either get the grouches on our side, or make us cynical

Independence Day -- Lithuania (National Day/Restoration of Statehood)(1918)

Kyoto Protocol Day -- International (treaty on climate change; today is proposed as "Wear purple for Kyoto Day")

Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade -- NOLA, US (The French Quarter goes to the dogs, and some cats as well, all to benefit animal nonprofits)

National Almond Day

Respectable Tales of Kelp-Koli -- Fairy Calendar (5 minutes only) 

Scout - Guide Week -- Canada (Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada plan and hold special activities; through the 23rd)

St. Juliana of Cumae's Day (Patron of the ill)

St. Onesimus' Day (runaway slave of Philemon, converted by Paul, of whom the Letter to Philemon was written)

Birthdays Today:

Christopher Eccleston, 1964
John McEnroe, 1959
Ice T, 1959
LeVar Burton, 1957
James Ingram, 1956
William Katt, 1951
Richard Ford, 1944
Barry Primus, 1938
Sonny Bono, 1935
Vera-Ellen, 1921
Patty Andrews, 1920
Jimmy Wakely, 1914
Hugh Beaumont, 1909
Richard McDonald, 1909
George Kennan, 1904
Edgar Bergan, 1903
Robert Joseph Flaherty, 1884
Johann Strauss, 1866
Nichiren, 1222
Emperor Yingzong of China, 1032

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"What's My Line"(TV Game Show), 1950
"Le Voyageur Sans Baggage"(Anouilh Play), 1937
"The Marquise"(Coward Play), 1927
"Chung Sai Yat Po"(Publication; first Chinese daily newspaper in US), 1900
"Werther"(Massenet Opera), 1892
"Ladies' Home Journal"(Publication), 1883
"Orpheus"(Liszt Opera), 1854
"Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"(First Publication), 1751

Today in History:

9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 374
Pope Gregory the Great issues a decree saying that "God bless you" is the correct response to a sneeze, 600
English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act, requiring the king to assemble Parliament at least once every 3 years, 1641
The first known check (cheque) is written, for 400 English Pounds Sterling (currently on display at Westminster Abbey), 1659
Kentucky passes a law permitting women to attend school under certain conditions, 1838*
Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus, 1838
American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica, 1840
The Battle of Sobraon ends the First Sikh War in India, 1846
Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established, 1852
The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch, 1859
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms, 1868
The "Ladies Home Journal" begins publishing, 1883
The first Chinese daily newspaper in the US, Chung Sai Yat Po, begins publication in San Francisco, 1900
The first US Esperanto Club organizes in Boston, 1905
The first synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid, Spain, 1917
Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, 1923
The first patent is issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree, 1932
Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon, 1937
Canadians are granted Canadian citizenship after 80 years of being British subjects. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen, 1947
Britain abolishes the death penalty, 1956
Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1, 1959
In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service, 1968
The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois), 1978
The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem, 1987
The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia, 2005
The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army, 2006
China announces it will relocate 9,000 people in Guizhou province, before completion of world's largest telescope (FAST), designed to look for extraterrestrial life, 2016
Pope Francis defrocks ex-cardinal and archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick for sexually abusing minors and adults, making him the first Cardinal to be removed for sexual abuse., 2019


  1. Boudreaux us right about the coffee.

  2. I love your grandma's Fairylands, also love that picture with the flaming clouds and Boudreaux is definitely right about the latte.
    I did not know flamingos were for Mardi Gras.

  3. Love your grandma's creations.
    And yes, latte is indeed a shorthand for paying too much. Way too much.

  4. Wow- I am completely in love with the wood in that piece behind the mask! That is GORjus!

  5. Your post is very interesting. The materials in the picture are amazing Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Boudreaux sure made me laugh with his translation of 'latte' to mean: "you done pay too much fo’ dat coffee!" He's so right.

  7. LOL @ Boudreaux never fails heheh!

    Nice post I liked the story and pics nice pieces so cute

    Have a minaturetastic week :-)

  8. Fun Cajun joke and so true ~ Love Grandma's creations!

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

  9. My goodness! I almost did a back-flip! When I saw that first painting I thought it was one I'd done! lol

    I was just looking at my painting (done with acrylics not oils) a few minutes ago...and then I see the one you posted! The scenes...the subject...are so similar! That woke me up!~ lol

    Is that your handiwork, messymimi? It's brilliant! :)

  10. Love the pink flamingos and those paintings...spoiled milk not so much!

  11. Looks like Grandma has been busy!

  12. Funny joke. That is so true too. Grandma is a lot of fun.
    I am reading a memoir-Yellow House by Sarah Bloom and I thought of you, it is all about New Orleans.

  13. Wow, I totally fell in love with the piece of wood behind the mask! That's Gorjus!


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