Sunday, April 5, 2020

Creature of Habit (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.

There are a lot of people with dogs in this neighborhood, and now we get to see them much more often as people are looking for reasons to get out of the house.  The field across the street is a great place to walk your pup, and many are doing just that.

It makes me wonder how the mail carriers and other delivery people feel, as of course many dogs are notorious about guarding their homes from anyone in a uniform.

Boudreaux done be worry dat some day, Phideaux de dog goin' be outside in de unfence back yard when de mail carrier come.  Ever' day, Phideaux be on duty, stan'in' in de big glass winda' to bark when he see dat uniform.

Den one day it happen, Boudreaux done see de mail carrier out dere, an' Phideaux be out in de back, an' Boudreaux be 'fraid he too late.  When he tell Clothile 'bout it later, she ax, "So, did Phideaux go try to bite de mail carrier?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, non!  Dat crazy dog done knock me down to get in de house an' be at the winda' to bark!"


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 mixed bag today.

First, a very small sign at a client's house:

Second, a rose with a story.  My client, Ms. GF, has this growing in her yard.  Her Grandmother's second daughter died back in 1921 of diphtheria, and a rose bush was planted on the child's grave.  Every time Grandmother moved, she took a cutting from that rose and planted it.  So Ms. GF still has big, beautiful bushes from cuttings in her yard, a reminder of family and love:

Mr. BA's garden is alive with edibles:

And lots of beautiful flowers, of course, some with bees:

Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday, everyone!


Today is:

Babu Jagivan Ram's Birthday -- Andhra Pradesh, India

Bell Bottoms Day -- remember those? apparently so did someone who wanted to celebrate the fact

Easter Island Day -- anniversary of the "discovery" of the Island in 1722, on Easter Sunday of that year

Education and Sharing Day -- in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)

Fringe Fairies Welcome Party -- Fairy Calendar

Go for Broke Day -- take a risk, and make it count!  step out and do something extraordinary; anniversary of the day in 1945 that a US Army unit made up of almost all Japanese-Americans, the 442nd Regimental, went for broke and managed to break through the Nazi Gothic line in Italy in one day

Lady Luck Day -- in honor of the Roman festival of Fortune held each year on this date

National Caramel Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day -- anniversary of the day in 1979 that Uno Chicago Grill, originator of the deep dish pizza, first opened a restaurant outside the Chicago area

National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

Nones of April -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Fortuna Publica -- festival of Fortune in her role as the Luck of the People

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday -- Christian

Saint Vincent Ferrer's Day (Patron of brick makers, builders, construction workers, pavement workers, plumbers, tile makers; of Calamonaci, Italy; Casteltermini, Agrigento, Italy; Leganes, Philippines)

Sikmogil -- South Korea (Arbor Day)

Anniversary Today:

John Rolfe marries Pocahontas, 1614

Birthdays Today:

Mitch Pileggi, 1952
Agnetha Faltskog, 1950
Max Gail, 1943
Michael Moriarty, 1942
Judith A. Resnik, 1949
Colin Powell, 1937
Frank Gorshin, 1934
Roger Corman, 1926
Gale Storm, 1921
Gregory Peck, 1916
Bette Davis, 1908
Spencer Tracy, 1900
Booker T. Washington, 1856
Joseph Lister, 1827
Elihu Yale, 1649

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Secret Garden"(Musical), 1991
"Married . . . with Children"(TV), 1987
"Secret Agent"(TV), 1961
"Fireside Theatre"(TV), 1949
"Pavane pour une infante défunte"(Ravel piano solo, Pavane for a Dead Princess), 1902
"Die Fledermaus"(Operetta), 1874
The Symphony No. 2 in D major(Beethoven Op. 36), 1803

Today in History:

St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop, 456
Two hundred Dutch noblemen petition to have the Spanish Inquisition suspended in the Netherlands, 1566
The Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyushu, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa, 1609
The Native American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, marries Englishman John Rolfe, 1614
Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island, 1722
The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil, 1804
Helen Keller learns her first word, "water," from Anne Sullivan, 1887
The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire, 1897
Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B, 1900
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires, 1923
In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt, 1930
In the Dominion of Newfoundland, 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government, 1932
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage, 1951
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the UK because of failing health, 1955
Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time, 1958
In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshu, the largest suspension bridge in the world, opens, 1998
North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, 2009
SkyNews admits it illegally hacked emails that belonged to members of the public on two separate occasions, 2012
San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave, 2016


  1. Love all the flowers that those roses of Ms GF's are very special indeed. Thank you.
    The cat is the ONLY self cleaning thing in this house.

  2. Those flowers are great. Warmer times incoming thank you.

  3. The mailman and newspaper delivery man will have problem with stray dogs who love to chase after them. Beautiful garden of flowers and edibles. Happy weekend.

  4. I love the story of the rose bush and Phideaux is funny, but knows the window is the best place to bark from.

  5. Too funny, the dog needed his routine barking spot. That's a great GF story.

  6. I love the flowers. It's starting to warm up here in Amherstburg, Ontario, CANADA. Soon our flowers should come out soon. Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday,Mimi my friends.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I love your flower photos. Very cheerful.

    God bless.

  8. I had a dog kinda like Phideaux once... silly thing.
    Around here, raising and spice bars are known as hermits. So, I'll celebrate Hermit Day! (It feels more apt. ;-p)

  9. It's nice people taking their dogs out we don't get to see that much in central London is damn people walking along staring down at their phones although there is no one on the streets at the moment of course :-)

    I liked the photos and the nice story that went with it :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week and thanks for the joke gigle heheh

  10. Funny, and those jokes will only work with the cajun accent!

    Someone once pointed out to me that the dog always barks at the mailman, and everyday the mailman leaves, so clearly the dog thinks it is his barking that keeps that man from breaking in.

  11. Cute joke. Beautiful blooms. That is a nice story about the rose,sad but sweet. XO

  12. Bell Bottom Day .... that threw me for a minute until I realized you were talking about pants. Phew! Just a word of advice though, if you HAVE a bell bottom don't wear them lol.

  13. Our normal is a new one. I believe it will be a long time before life goes back to normal, if ever.

  14. Fun Cajun joke and lovely floral and plant photos ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    PS ~ Zoe 'on the mend' gratefully ^_^