Sunday, May 24, 2020

Grandmother Logic (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 and Grandpa's house, the talk turned to folk remedies.  Grandpa, the retired physician, noted that he put stock in gargling with warm salt water, but not much else.  Grandma noted that at least some of those old remedies seemed to have helped, although most were nonsense.

Boudreaux done be tellin' Aline an' Tee 'bout how hims Grand-mère use do de home remedy when he be a chile.  "When me soeur [sister] an' me done get de mumps, Grand-mère done buy de tin o' de sardine.  Den she take her two kerchief, an' she put half de sardine in each, an' she tie dem round de mumps."

"What fo' she do dat, Père?" ax Aline.

"Dat be what I ax her later, when I be big, I say, 'Grand-mère, what fo' you done tie sardine 'round me when I be a chile wit' de mumps?' and she done look at me an' say, 'Well, you don' gots you de mump now, do you?'"


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.    

Today, a little of this and that.

From Grandma's house, her latest works:

A cute piggy:

She is always changing up her fairyland:

This one is an accurate description of her:

A couple of old family photos (these were hard to get):

Four more of those fun signs from around town:

Whoever your own MoonPie happens to be!

Hope everyone is having a blessed and beautiful Sunday.


Today is:

Aldersgate Day -- Methodism

Battle of Pichincha Day -- Ecuador

Bermuda Day -- Bermuda

Brooklyn Bridge Day -- the most often sold bridge in the US (or so i've been told) opened on this day in 1883

Brother's Day -- celebrate all forms of brotherhood, biological, adopted, fraternity brothers, or members of your labor union

Day for the Naming of Rocks and Planets -- Fairy Calendar

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; began sundown yesterday, runs through sundown on the 26th, although local dating and official government observances may vary)

European Day of Parks -- Europe

Feast of Hermes Trismegistus -- Hellenistic Egyptian Calendar (thrice-blessed Hermes, patron of alchemy, date approximate)

Independence Day -- Eritrea(1993)

International Tiara Day -- ladies, celebrate your powers of leadership in your life; tiara wearing is optional, it's the fact that you rule that matters     

La Fete des Saintes Maries -- Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France (Roma [gypsy] festival, to honor St. Sara, St. Marie Jacobe, and St. Marie Salome, their patrons; through the 25th)

Little Lamb Day -- publication anniversary, in 1830, of the original poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Lubiri Memorial Day -- Buganda Region, Uganda

Morse Code Day -- anniversary of Morse's first message in 1844 (Morse Code Day is also celebrated on his birth anniversary, April 27)

National Escargot Day

Sara-la-Kali -- St. Sara, or St. Sara the Black's Day -- patron of the Roma (Gypsy) Peoples (pilgrimage)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius's Day (Orthodox Church celebration; Patrons of Macedonia) related observances
    Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day -- Bulgaria
    Slavonic Enlighteners' Day -- Republic of Macedonia

St. Susanna's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Birthdays Today:

Billy Gilman, 1988
Alyson Hannigan, 1974
Joe Dumars, 1963
Kristin Scott Thomas, 1960
Rosanne Cash, 1955
Alfred Molina, 1953
Jim Broadbent, 1949
Priscilla Beaulieu  Presley, 1945
Patti LaBelle, 1944
Gary Burghoff, 1943
Bob Dylan, 1941
Tommy Chong, 1938
Lilli Palmer, 1914
"Engineer Bill" Stulla, 1911
Samuel I. Newhouse, 1895
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1878
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1819
Emanuel Leutze, 1816
Abraham Geiger, 1810
Gabriel Fahrenheit, 1686

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Spy Hard(Film), 1996
Indiana Jones and Last Crusade(Film), 1989
View to a Kill(film), 1985
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"(Single release), 1968
"Mame"(Musical), 1966
"Le roi l'a Dit / The King Has Spoken"(Opera), 1873

Today in History:

The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt, 1218
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626
The English  Parliament  passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants; Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded, 1689
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day, 1738
Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito, 1822
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published, 1830
The first passenger rail service in US, from Baltimore to Elliots Mill, Maryland, begins, 1830
Samuel FB Morse taps out the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought", 1844
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction, 1883 
The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State, 1900
Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight), 1930
Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, 1940
Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbana, 1956
Cyprus enters the Council of Europe, 1961
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City, 1968
The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union, 1970
The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran, 1980
Eritrea  gains its independence from Ethiopia, 1991
Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1991
15-year-old Sherpa  Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest, 2001
North Korea bans mobile phones, 2004
London's Metropolitan police remove belongings and sleeping bags of homeless people as part of 'a policy of reducing the impact of rough sleepers on the community', 2013
Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency as a moth has destroyed 80% of the tomato crops and factories are shutting down, 2016
The world's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protect endangered species, 2018 


  1. I Love the old family photos. I think Storytelling from the Soul sounds like a wonderful title for a diary. The little winged piggie is so cute :)

  2. Grandma is very, very talented - but you know that.
    Love the signs and the piggie.

  3. We too have our own folk remedies for all kinds of ailments. Some work and some didn't Even if it works it will take some time. I like the cute piggy and your grandma's fairyland. Your grandma is beautiful and creative.

  4. Thank you for a nice selection of photos, Mimi. Happy Sunday.

    God bless always.

  5. I love the old family photos and and the old remedies
    Mimi. Thank you.
    let's enjoy today, the Lord's day. We'll be going to Holy Mass at our parish by utube connection. Hope it works better than last week when so many church services broke the internet - apparently. Good problem to have, I suppose. Business couldn't do it but the church did.

  6. A cold untreated lasts 8 days, if you treat it, it'll last a week. I like Grandma's creativity ... any your lists.

  7. Hoping your Sunday is filled with both peace and laughter. My mother had no money to take us to the doctor and when we got ear infections she poured very warm olive oil in our ears. It seemed to work!

  8. I hope that that there's love today for you Mimi and your family at this trying time. I pray at night that God helps us, all of us to come away struggle then ever.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Grandma's goodies are always fun to see. Love those signs too.

  10. Fun Cajun joke ~ fun post and great photos with all the creative works ~ Signs are fun too!

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

  11. Cute joke. Grandma is so talented and creative.

  12. Grandma is quite the artist. I love the old photos, too. Have a great week!


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