Sunday, June 14, 2020

Nothing to Complain About (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.

The traffic on the way down to our vacation place was rather stiff, but it got much worse the closer we got to where we were going.  It seems there is some road construction and it is causing a very, very long delay and making travel down the major highway a major pain (it took almost a half hour to go five miles from the grocery to where we are staying).

Boudreaux an' Clothile done be travel 'cause Clothile allus done want see California.  Dey done took dem de plane, an' Boudreaux overhear some one from dere plane tellin' de frien' who come to pick him up at the airport how bad de flight done been, how long de delay.

Boudreaux whisper to Clothile,  "Did you hear how dat man be complain 'bout de trip?  If'n, he t'ink dat trip be bad, how do he t'ink he would have enjoy goin' from cross de country a hunnerd year ago?  Mais, on dat trip you gots to walk, an' half de people done die an' lots o' babies be born an' you get to California an' you ain't even wit' de same people!"


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.    

Vacation starts:


Today is:

Abused Women And Children's Awareness Day

Children's Sunday -- many US churches

Family History Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, urging people to brush up on family history during summer family reunions

Feast Day of Elisha the Prophet -- Christian

Flag Day -- United States; related observance:
     Pause for the Pledge Day -- in conjunction with Flag Day, all citizens are asked to pause at 7pm EDT to recite the Pledge

Freedom Day -- Malawi

Leinapaev -- Estonia (Mourning and Commemoration Day; remembering those deported under Soviet rule)

Liberation Day -- Falkland Islands

Missing Mutts Awareness Day -- to help families whose beloved pets have gone missing, the Missing Mutts Awareness Society was formed; it no longer seems to sponsor a particular day, though its Facebook Page is active   

Mourning and Hope Day -- Lithuania (remembering those exiled to Siberia under the Soviets)

Multicultural American Child Day -- listed as a celebration on the second Sunday in June on many sites, with no way to trace it that i can find

National Bourbon Day -- celebrating America's "Native Spirit"   

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Pig Callers' Day -- no clue where this came from, or why; any pig callers out there want to weigh in?

Pop Goes the Weasel Day -- and just as no one knows for sure the origins of the song or it's meaning, no one knows why it is celebrated on this day

Race Unity Day -- Baha'i sponsored observance promoting racial harmony

Rice Planting Festivals -- Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka and Izawanomiya Shrine, Mie Prefecture, Japan (rice planting at sacred fields, some rites date back over 1,700 years)

Rumor Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (usually held on a weekday, but they got lucky this year)

Runic Half-month Dag (day) commences

Sandpaper Day -- Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Vermont, was issued the first US patent for sandpaper on this day in 1834

St. Basil the Great's Day (traditional date in Roman Catholic Church, current date in Episcopal Church; Patron of education, exorcisms, hospital administrators, monks, liturgists, reformers; Cappadocia; Russia)

St. Castora Gabrielli's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, widows)

World Blood Donor Day -- International (the campaign is on "Safe blood saves lives,” and the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place.”)     
    Blood Type Awareness Day -- while donating, make sure you know your type, and that of your loved ones; in an emergency, it's good to know

Write to Your Father Day -- a week before Father's Day, write him a letter and ask him things like what he finds most enjoyable or exciting or scary or satisfying; encouraging people to stay in touch with Dad on a deeper level than the commercial holidays

Anniversaries Today:

The United States Army is founded, 1775
Munich, Germany is founded, 1158

Birthdays Today:

Daryl Sabara, 1992
Lucy Hale, 1989
Kevin McHale, 1988
Diablo Cody, 1978
Steffi Graf, 1969
Yasmine Bleeth, 1968
Traylor Howard, 1966
Boy George, 1961
Eric Arthur Heiden, 1958
Will Patton, 1954
Eddie Mekka, 1952
Donald Trump, 1946
John F. MacArthur, 1939
Jerzy Kosinski, 1933
Joe Arpaio, 1932
Marla Gibbs, 1931
Che Guevara, 1928
Pierre Salinger, 1925
Gene Barry, 1919
Burl Ives, 1909
Alois Alzheimer, 1864
John Bartlett, 1820
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Cable Guy(Film), 1996
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(Film), 1991
"The Gong Show"(TV), 1976

Today in History:

Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin  princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria, 1287
Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath and the Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance, 1381
Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony, 1648
The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States, 1777
Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat, 1789
Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig, who named it Bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1789
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom, 1821
The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Royal Regatta, 1839
Trade unions are legalised in Canada, 1872
Norway adopts female suffrage, 1907
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic  flight, 1919
Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman, 1938
The Canadian Library Association is established, 1946
UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer, is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau, 1951
The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency, 1962
The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1966
The 1994 Stanley Cup Riots occur after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, 1994
The Wallow Fire becomes the largest wildfire in the history of the US State of Arizona, 2011
Australia announces its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world, 2012


  1. I hope your vacation is WONDERFUL. Lovely shots all, but I am particularly drawn to the shot of the feed on the sand and in the ocean...

  2. Great photos of your holiday. Enjoy.

    God bless always.

  3. Wow! great captures I enjoyed those :-)

    I hope your enjoying your holiday nd haveing a relaxing time 🌴🏖️

    LOL @ the joke :-)

    Have a relaxingtastic safe week 😷😷😷

  4. Love the photos and love, love, love the beach. Have a fun time!

  5. And all those clowns violently protesting and looting wouldn't have the constitution to trek across the country by foot in search of a better life!

    Lovely photos...enjoy your holiday, messymimi :)

  6. Great photos. I hope you have a fantastic vacation. You deserve one more than anyone I can think of. XO

  7. Love the feet in the surf and the breaking waves two photos below that. I could look at that all day.

  8. Wonderful photos ~ love feet in the sand ~ Have a fantastic time ~ ^_^

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


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