Sunday, July 12, 2020

Keep Back! (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.

Every time i go shopping with Grandpa, the topic of social distance comes up.  Grandma keeps her social distance by only leaving the house once a month to get her hair done, and once a week to go to mass.  Before that, for about 2 months, she simply never left the house.

Boudreaux be talkin' to Aline an' Tee, an' tellin' dem, "Dis social distance don' be nothin' new.  Mais!  When I be de young man, I done here 'bout keepin' distance all de time, from de pères o' de girls I date, from de nun tellin' us not to stan' so close at de school dance, from de usher o' de movie house, from de officer knockin' on de car window when I be parkin' at de lake..."


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.    

Bits and bobs from the past couple of weeks:


Today is a rather sad anniversary.  Do not click that link if you are not ready for some straight talk.


Today is:

Different Colored Eyes Day -- people with heterochromia, celebrate!

Etch-a-Sketch Day -- the toy was first manufactured on this day in 1960, timed to hit toy shelves for Christmas that year

Independence Day -- Kiribati(1979; a/k/a National Day); Sao Tome & Principe(1975)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, a festival for Kronos, part of which included masters and slaves switching places for a meal)

Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)

National Pecan Pie Day

Orangemen's Day (a/k/a Twelfth Day) -- Northern Ireland (Battle of the Boyne commemoration)

Rainmaker Day -- Salem, Oregon (while it is understood that in Salem, you are more likely to rust than sunburn, from 1892 until 2006, no measurable rain fell on this date in this normally wet city)

Simplicity Day -- sponsored by on Thoreau's birthday, highlighting the concepts in the book Voluntary Simplicty by Duane Elgin, and advocating finding sustainable ways to live

St. John Gualbert's Day (Patron of foresters and forest workers, park services and parks)

St. Veronica's Day (Patron of laundry workers and photographers)

Anniversaries Today

Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, 1543 (the lucky wife who outlived him)

Birthdays Today

Erik Per Sullivan, 1991
Michelle Rodriguez, 1978
Brock Lesnar, 1977
Anna Friel, 1976
Kristi Yamaguchi, 1971
Lisa Nicole Carson, 1969
Rolonda Watts, 1959
Mel Harris, 1957
Paul Guilfoyle, 1955
Cheryl Ladd, 1951
Jamey Sheridan, 1951
Richard Simmons, 1948
Denise Nicholas, 1945
Christine McVie, 1943
Bill Cosby, 1937
Van Cliburn, 1934
Andrew Wyeth, 1917
Curly Joe DeRita, 1909
Milton Berle, 1908
Pablo Neruda, 1904
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895
George Washington Carver, 1861
George Ohr, 1857
George Eastman, 1854
Henry David Thoreau, 1817
Josiah Wedgwood, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Northern Exposure"(TV), 1990
"Family Feud"(TV), 1976
"Evening At Pops"(TV), 1970
"The Adventures of Sam Spade"(Radio), 1946
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon (Tinker to Evers to Chance)"(Publication date), 1910

Today in History

England is unified by Athelstan of England, 927
Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre, 1191
Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya, 1562
Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published, 1580
The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario, 1812
The Commonwealth Franchise Act, granting women's suffrage in Australia, is given royal assent and takes effect, 1902
Pune, India floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams; half of the city is submerged and the death toll exceeded 2000, 1961
A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States, 1973
Boris Yeltsin quits the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1990
Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, 2006
A ticket holder in Britain wins the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history, 161,653,000GBP, 2011
The Rolling Stones, English rock band, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its first performance at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London, 2012
Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations, calling for worldwide access to education, 2013
A giant iceberg, about 6,000 sq km in length, breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, 2017


  1. Every time we go out to public places, we have to make sure we adhere to the requirement of social distancing. Sometimes, people do forget and get too close up for our comfort. Whenever we dine out, we have to limit the number of people joining us because not every eatery has big tables to accommodate more than 5 customers. I like the pretty flowers.

  2. Thank you for sharing the very sad anniversary. Thank you for the fear, the pain, the beauty and the hope.
    And thank you for the Sunday Selections beauty as well.

  3. Nice photos lovely blooms thank you for sharing this anniversay and so elegantly put too you get through things but you never forget, my best wishes to you.

    I laughed at the joke as always heheh!

    Have a serenetastic safe day 😷😷😷

  4. Wonderful photos. Trust in God.

    God bless.

  5. An amusing tale, nice bits and lovely bobs!

    I followed the link. I didn't comment, I couldn't find the words. Thanks for sharing.

  6. There's not a whole lot of going out n' about here. Dang, those flowers sure are pretty!

  7. Lovely post ~ and photos ~ love the stone kitty ~ Xox

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

  8. I am quite taken with Rainmaker Day - glad to have learned that. It's funny how weather can be so unpredictable and yet... Around here, you can count on snow sometime in the 4 days before and after Valentines Day. The wider window isn't as cool as a single day but it's still pretty amazing.

  9. Wonderful flowers, powerful story. Yes God is good.

  10. Funny joke and great blooms. Sending you hugs as you remember your baby. XO

  11. Thanks for the link to your story. I believe we are shaped by our experiences and how we handle them and you are a beautiful example of that. After everything that has been sent to test you you have emerged as a bright light, a leader many of us could aspire to emulate. Thanks for the beauty you share, including these lovely flowers.

  12. Always a great visit when I stop by here. Great stories, poetry and all the rest. You know I Love all the info you share historically too. HUGS to you