Sunday, August 16, 2020

Accentuate the Positive (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, Grandpa said something i did not hear and Grandma groused, "Why are  husbands always so negative?"

As he walked away, he jokingly shot back, "Because we like to be!"

Once he was a bit further on, Grandma turned to me and in a whisper said, "No, they just like to bug us!"

"I heard that!" Grandpa called from the other room.

With his hearing being what it is, he probably didn't hear it, but he knew from experience she was in there saying something, and he had to respond somehow.

Boudreaux an' Clothile done see a report  on de news dat a man dey know done got hisse'f arrest fo' beatin' hims wife.  Dey be talkin' 'bout it, and Clothile say, "He allus seem like a grouch, it don' surprise me, he be so negative all de time."

Tee done come in an' hear what day be sayin', an' he looks at hims Père an' say, "Père, t'ank you dat you allus treat my Mère right!"

An' Boudreaux done grin an' say, "You be welcome, garçon.  Mais, de only beat de husban' need to do be to beat hims wife in goin' to bed firs'!"


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.     

More attempts to photograph a bee:

A few days ago, i went out the front door and looked at the field across the street and saw this:

The next day, someone had moved it:

It disappeared after that, but i thought it was rather amusing.  At the edge that same field is the tree that sustained so much damage in the storm back in June.  It is still there, but it concerns me.  So many branches are broken i am wondering if it will start rotting from the inside, or get some kind of parasite or disease:

At Ms. SE's house last Thursday, i noted that you never know where you will find her shoes next:

But that's okay, if she can't find that one pair, i'm sure she will find another:

A couple of decorative items at Ms. GA's house:

Finally, cloudscapes near sunset:


Today is:

Baba Au Rhum Day/National Rum Day -- of course, on rum day, bake some cake with the stuff!

Bratwurst Day

Children's Day -- Paraguay

Daimonji Bonfire -- Mt. Nyoigadake, Kyoto, Japan (spectacular bonfires in the shapes of word pictures on the mountains surrounding the city)

Elvis Presley Day -- can you believe he's been gone 39 years?

Fete de l'Independance -- Gabon (National Day)

Harmonic Convergence Day -- modern followers of Maya and Aztec calendars

Joe Miller's Joke Day -- anniversary of the death of English comic actor Joseph Miller in 1738

Madonna del Voto Day -- Siena, Italy (a/k/a Palio dell'Assunta, 2nd of the traditional yearly horse races)

National Airborne Day -- US (honors all Airborne Military)

National Tell a Joke Day -- seems internet generated, but probably related to Joe Miller Joke Day

Paryushana Parva -- Jain (start of the 8 day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement and a celebration of the natural qualities of the soul; the final day is Samvatsari, the most important day and focused on forgiveness)

Remember What Your Spouse Wore the First Time You Met Day -- internet generated and dangerous!

Restoration of the Republic -- Dominican Republic

Roller Coaster Day -- the first one was patented this day in 1898

Shahenshahi -- GJ, MH, India (Parsi New Year)

St. Roch's Day (Patron of bachelors, dogs, falsely accused people, invalids, surgeons, tile makers; of over 20 cities in Italy as well as Istanbul, Turkey; for relief from pestilence; against cholera, diseased cattle, epidemics, knee problems, plague [Black Death], skin diseases and rashes) 

St. Stephen of Hungary's Day (Patron of bricklayers, kings, masons, stonecutters; Hungary; against the death of children)

Surveillance Day -- formerly Wave at the Surveillance Cameras Day, go ahead and make the lives of those monitoring your every move a little less boring and more pleasant by giving a little wave when you know you are being watched   

Anniversary Today:

Sean Penn marries Madonna, 1985
Paul Simon marries Carrie Fisher, 1983
Gioachino Antonio Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier, 1846

Birthdays Today:

Seth Peterson, 1970
Steve Carell, 1963
Laura Innes, 1960
Timothy Hutton, 1960
Angela Bassett, 1958
Madonna, 1958
Jeff Perry, 1955
James Cameron, 1954
Kathie Lee Gifford, 1953
Reginald VelJohnson, 1952
Leslie Ann Warren, 1946
Julie Newmar, 1935
Eydie Gorme, 1932
Frank Gifford, 1930
Ann Blyth, 1928
Fess Parker, 1925
Menachem Begin, 1913
George Meany, 1894
T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), 1888
Bernarr Macfadden, 1868
Amos Alonzo Stagg, 1862
Hongxi Emperor of China, 1378

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Siegfried"(Opera, WWV 86C), 1876

Today in History:

Henry VIII defeats the French at the Battle of Guinegate/Battle of the Spurs, forcing the French to retreat, 1513
Jack Broughton formulates the earliest code of rules for boxing, 1743
Chang and Eng Bunker, the original "Siamese" twins, arrive in Boston to be exhibited, 1829
U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1858
Arica, Peru (now Chile) is devastated by a tsunami which followed a magnitude 8.5 earthquake, 1868
Gold is discovered in the Klondike, at Bonanza Creek, 1896
Edwin Prescott patents the roller coaster, 1898
In Valparaiso, Chile, an 8.6 earthquake followed by fire destroys the city and kills 20,000, 1906
The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks, 1930
Democrats nominate Adlai E. Stevenson as presidential candidate, 1956
Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft, 1960
A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market, 1989
For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia), 1997
In England, two men who created a Facebook site to incite violence during the riots are sentenced to four years imprisonment, 2011
The world's first floating dairy farm opens in Merwehaven Harbour, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with 40 cows milked by robots, 2018


  1. Hahaha....I think hubby and I are beginning to sound like your grandpa and grandma. I think it is because we know each other too well as husband and wife. Was the chair blown there by the strong wind and later found by the owner? Beautiful cloudscapes. Have a blessed Sunday.

  2. I love that first cloudscape. A closet full of shoes? Who needs so many?

  3. Love the cloudscapes.
    Shoes? Imelda Marcos would be right at home in Ms SE's house.
    I hope that tree isn't rotten.
    The moving chair made me think of social distancing taken to extremes.

  4. If a chair falls over in a field and there is no one there to see it, does it get up again by itself?

    God bless.

  5. It sounds like Grandpa and Grandma are their own sitcom! Those clouds sure are pretty!

  6. Heheh! My Grandma and Grandad werre so funny and they didn't even realise it

    Nice photos too great sky :-)

    Have a safetastic Sunday 😷😷😷

    Loved the joke always makes me giggle

  7. Another one of your delightful jokes! It's rum day! Now, where is it?

  8. Cute joke :) That is a lot of shoes.

  9. Mimi,

    It's funny how something like that chair being in a field can capture your imagination, making for a topic of conversation or just a random photo share. When we were in Naples in 2013, there was a chair sitting on the beach. I don't know if someone left it behind after a photo shoot or what but it made for an interest picture with the sunset slipping over the horizon. :)

  10. Instead of being put into the "naughty corner"...someone was put into the "naughty field, or park"...hence the lone chair! :)

  11. Fun post and neat photos ~ Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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