Sunday, June 21, 2020

Flying Low (Cajun Joke) and Vacation Sunday Selections

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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.

Every year while on vacation, i buy a raffle ticket.  While i am not much of a gambler (i hate to lose), i do enjoy supporting a good cause.  There’s an organization that raises money each year by raffling off a car, and the money they raise is used to pay for a full week of beach vacation for veterans who have served in a combat zone and their families.

This year they are raffling off a Corvette!  Can’t you see me, the short, gray headed old church lady, in a Corvette?  Who knows, maybe the Almighty has enough of a sense of humor to make it happen.

Officer Boudreaux an’ Officer Thibodeaux done be patrol an’ dey see a Corvette come by doin’ 125.  Dey turn on de light an’ go behin’ it, an’ de guy stop, much to dey surprise.

Officer Boudreaux tell Thibodeaux, “Dere be no tellin’ what dis one goin’ do, so be ready fo’ ennyt’ing ‘cause i t’inks I’s goin’ have to arres’ dis one,” an’ Officer Thibodeaux done ‘gree.

Well, Officer Boudreaux done walk up, an’ talk to de guy, den he walk back an’ get in de squad car an’ Officer Thibodeaux say, “What done happen?  You ain’t had no time to even write de guy a ticket, much less make de arrest!”

An’ Officer Boudreaux say, “Well, I done walk up an’ say, ‘You been flyin’, an’ unless you gots you de pilot license, you goin’ to jail,’ an’ mais!  He done show me he gots him a pilot license, so I let him go!”


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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.   

If you are tired of vacation photos, skip this, i won’t mind.

While i’ve seen the restroom signs with the figures doing the “potty dance” before, i haven’t seen these until this trip:


The seat will always be down.

Leaving the seat up is allowed.

The Alabama Welcome Center is designed to resemble a lighthouse, which i find rather interesting:



Can you spot the ghost crab?



Unique swim goggles:



Lighting up the pool at night:



A nice place to sit in the Cathedral garden:



Why does it not surprise me that my friend has a dog leash that advertises vodka, and a change jar that is a tequila bottle?





(As the friend pointed out, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.)

A real dune buggy!



These dune plants are blooming, and they’ve never grown this close before where i could get a picture, they are generally behind the fencing (the dunes are growing, which is good):







Most shoes parked on the boardwalk are typical beach shoes, but there’s always that one lady who gets fancy:





It was a most relaxing time:



And of course, i can’t help but take sky photos:

















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Today is:

Baby Boomer Recognition Day 

Father's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; People's Republic of China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominica; Ecuador; Ethiopia; France; Ghana; Greece; Guyana; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Japan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kuwait; Laos; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Singapore; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Family Awareness Day -- US (a day to reflect on the importance of fathers)

Father's Day -- Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestine; Syria; Uganda (always June 21 in these countries)

Go Skateboarding Day -- and break something?  leaving this to the young; sponsored by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC)   

Martyr's Day -- Togo

National Aboriginal Day / First Nations Day -- NT, Canada

National Peaches & Cream Day

Reaping Machine Day -- Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his mechanical reaper this day in 1834

St. Alban's Day (Patron of epileptics, people with hernias; against epilepsy, hernias, kidney stones)

St. Aloysius Gonzanga's Day (Protector of young students, young men; Patron of AIDS care-givers and patients; for relief from pestilence; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; Valmonte, Italy; against sore eyes)

Tiger-Get-By's Third Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Ulloortuneq -- Greenland (National Day)

World Music Day -- begun in the UK, now celebrated everywhere     


Anniversaries Today:

New Hampshire becomes the 9th US State, 1788


Birthdays Today:

Kris Allen, 1985
Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis), 1982
Juliette Lewis, 1973
Larry Wachowski, 1965
Sammi Davis-Voss, 1964
Doug Savant, 1964
Berkeley Breathed, 1957
Rick Sutcliffe, 1956
Benazir Bhutto, 1953
Nils Lofgren, 1951
Meredith Baxter, 1947
Michael Gross, 1947
Ray Davies, 1944
Mariette Hartley, 1940
Joe Flaherty, 1940
Bernie Kopell, 1933
Maureen Stapleton, 1925
Jane Russell, 1921
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905
Al Hirschfeld, 1903
Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859
Daniel Carter Beard, 1850
Daniel D. Tompkins, 1774
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731
Increase Mather, 1639


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Evita"(Musical), 1978
"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"(Wagner opera), 1868


Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian, 1498
The Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan, 1582
In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, 1734
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded, 1749
The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands, 1854
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike, 1919
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, 1940
Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 1948
Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister, 1957
In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law, 1973
SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight, 2004
Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra, 2006
Greenland assumes self-rule, 2009
The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionnage, 2013
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter, 2018

8 comments:

  1. Tired of your vacation photos? Wash your mouth out. Never, ever tire of their beauty.

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  2. Wonderful photos. Why not cut the seat in half at the front and have one half up and one half down?

    God bless.

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  3. Thanks for making me smile this morning heheh!

    Fab photos unique swim goggles were funny too

    Good luck with the raffle heheh!

    Have a raffletastic safe Sunday 😷😷😷

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  4. I hope you win a little red corvette! Lovely photos, I'm glad you've enjoyed the beach!

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  5. Wonderful, relaxing vacation photos - those can't be too many - and a fun joke. Thank you, I sure hope you win that raffle!

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  6. The one time I got to drive a Corvette, I too was accused of flying low! (Problem is, you barely notice that in a 'vette.)
    Those kinds of skies always feel like God is telling us something, don't they?

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  7. I think you would look great driving a Corvette. Zoom, Zoom Mimi. Then you and I could drive togetherm you in your Corvette and me on my Bumble Bee.

    Cruisin Paul

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  8. Cute joke :) I enjoyed all the photos. Did you get a ride in the dune buggy? I bet that would be fun.

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