Sunday, July 5, 2020

Theft Most Fowl (Cajun Joke) and Crepe Myrtles (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, while cleaning at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, Grandpa decided we needed to order lunch.  Several of the places he likes were closed, so we chose an open restaurant and placed the order.  He had to go fetch it from the restaurant, they do not deliver, but they have the distance thing where you pay by phone and they come put the food at the front of your car when you get there and call.

He came back, and they had not included Grandma’s order, so he had to call them and go back.  It’s never fun when you are missing food like that.

Clothile done know de fam’ly be hungry, so she done put two hen in de stew pot, not jes’ one.

In a few hour, she done come back to finish up, an’ she commence to holler.  Boudreaux, Aline an’ Tee done run in de kitchen an’ Boudreaux ax, “What be wrong?  Did you done burn you?”

An’ o’ course Tee, bein’ de wag, done say, “Worse, did you done burn de supper?”

An’ Clothile say, “One you t’ree done stole a whole hen out dis pot!”

An’ Boudreaux ax, “What you mean?”

An’ Clothile say, “I done put two hen in dis here pot, an’ mais! one you done stole a hen or one dem hens done et de othe’ one!”


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. 

The crepe myrtles are in bloom.


Today is:

Alice in Wonderland Day -- on July 5, 1862, Dodgson began writing the adventure story he had told Alice Liddel and her sisters the day before

Asalha Puja Day -- Buddhism (Buddhist "Lent" begins)

Bikini Day -- the skimpy suit made its debut on this day in Paris in 1946

Constitution Day -- Armenia

Feast of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Full Buck Moon a/k/a Full Thunder Moon or Full Hay Moon; related observances
     Adhi-Esala Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Waso Full Moon / Dhamma Cakka Day -- Myanmar

Graham Cracker Day -- birth anniversary of inventor of graham flour, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, in 1794

Independence Day -- Algeria(1962); Cape Verde(1965); Venezuela(1811)

National Apple Turnover Day

National Work-a-holics Day -- we will know it's you if you are all "back to business" after a holiday, especially this year on a Sunday and all.

Poplifulgia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a ceremony to commemorate the "Flight of the People" when they had to flee enemies)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day -- Roman Catholics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Apostles to the Slavs, created the Glagolithic alphabet and translated the Bible into the Slavonic language)

Sts. Grace and Probus' Day (married co-Patrons of Probus, Cornwall, England)

Thangka Unveiling at Tashihungpo -- Tibet (Buddha Exhibition Festival, in which the large Thangka with the image of Buddha on it is unfolded in public; also celebrated as Amitabha Buddha Day, or the birth anniversary of the Buddha) related observance
    Zamling Chisang -- Universal Prayer Day (to the Tibetan Deities, especially Samye Dolde)

Birthdays Today

Dolly the Sheep, 1996 (first cloned mammal)
Edie Falco, 1963
Huey Lewis, 1951
Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, 1951
Jackie Robertson, 1944
Eliot Feld, 1942
Shirley Knight, 1936
Katherine Helmond, 1934
Warren Oates, 1928
Janos Starker, 1924
Georges Pompidou, 1911
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902
Jean Cocteau, 1889
Clara Zetkin, 1857
Cecil Rhodes, 1853
P.T. Barnum, 1810
David Glasgow Farragut, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica(Publication date), 1687

Today in History

Scotland and France form the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England, 1295
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland, 1610
Isaac Newton publishes PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687
The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England, 1865
Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, on Bloody Thursday, 1934
Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, 1937
Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45°C (113°F), 1937
Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League, 1947
National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom, 1948
The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel, 1950
William Shockley invents the junction transistor, 1951
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin, 1954
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title, 1975
Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation, 1998
The SARS virus is declared to be contained by the WHO, 2003
Indonesia holds its first presidential election, 2004
Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, 2009
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, 2009
Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England, 2012
In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, 2013
Volvo Cars announces that all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, the first automaker to do so, 2017
The ancient city of Babylon is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2019


  1. Love the crepe myrtles. It will be quite some time before ours bloom again - and this is a welcome reminder. Thank you.

  2. Love the see the beautiful flowering trees. Have a beautiful Sunday.

  3. Dang, it must really be tough to get a food order right the first time.

  4. I love your Cajun jokes, they just have to read out loud! As for the flowers, blooming beautiful! You mentioned the anniversary of the UK's National Heath Service. Today at 5 pm the entire nation will be standing outside their doors to give them a round of applause for the work they are doing.

  5. Beautiful flowers! I always learn so much form your blog posts, thank you.

  6. The joke was a laugh out loud heheh!

    Those flowers are beautiful loved all the photos and love the name crepe myrtles heheh!

    Have a crepemyrtletastic week :-)

  7. That was funny :) Beautiful blooms.