Sunday, September 13, 2020

Furniture Tetris (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.

Grandma was tired of the old coffee table in the TV room, so she had Uncle P build her a new one.  The old one is beautiful, but it's also huge, takes up a ton of space, has a marble top and so is too heavy for her to push out of the way when needed.

It took Uncle P, Miss Eva, Sweetie and me to get the old table out of the way for the new one to be brought in.  It's a good thing we all worked together to move it, it is going to stay put in a corner out of the way while Uncle P puts it up for sale. The buyer will need to come get it, and bring a crew.

Boudreaux done be complain to Thibodeaux 'bout Clothile an' dat she makin' de plan ever' few week to rearrange de furniture.  She never done be happy wit' where it be.

Boudreaux say, "I know when we done get marry, I say I be's willin' to try to move de mountain fo' her, but mais! dat don' mean I be's wantin' to move de sofa ever' month!"


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.    

Uncle P and Miss Eva's furniture making shop (a/k/a Grandma and Grandpa's garage), and the new table, plus a flower i liked, a sunset, and Coda: 


Workshop, another view.

Workshop view with the new table on its side.

The old table, ornate and too much.

New table in its place.


Today is:

Defy Superstition Day -- go walk under that ladder!

Dia de los Ninos Heroes -- Mexico 

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 3, Environment (sponsored by We, the World

Epulum Iovis and Lectisternia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)

Festival of Lighting the Fires of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fortune Cookie Day -- you might need one after that ladder stunt

Grandparents' Day -- US (but if you have fabulous grands in your family, feel free to observe anywhere)

Hug Your Hound Day -- to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces

Independence Day -- Venda (recognized within South Africa only)

International Chocolate Day -- as declared by the National Confectioners Association

National Celiac Awareness Day -- US

National Peanut Day

Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet, feel free to observe

Positive Thinking Day -- think positively that nothing bad will happen because of that ladder!

Roald Dahl Day -- it's his birth anniversary    

Runic Half Month Ken begins (illumination)

Snack-A-Pickle Time

St. John Chrysostom's Day (Patron of education, epileptics, lecturers, orators, preachers; Constantinople)

Birthdays Today:

Ben Savage, 1980
Fiona Apple, 1977
Stella McCartney, 1977
Tavis Smiley, 1964
Jean Smart, 1959
Nell Carter, 1948
Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
Peter Cetera, 1944
Bela Karolyi, 1942
David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
Fred Silverman, 1937
Richard Kiel, 1939
Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, 1938
Robert Indiana, 1928
Mel Torme, 1925
Yma Sumac, 1922
Roald Dahl, 1916
Bill Monroe, 1911
Claudette Colbert, 1903
Sherwood Anderson, 1876
John J. Pershing, 1860
Milton Hershey, 1857
Walter Reed, 1851
Clara Schumann, 1819
Cesare Borgia, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Law & Order"(TV), 1990
Divine Madness(Documentary/Comedy), 1980
"Soap"(TV), 1977
"The Muppet Show"(TV)1976
"The Rockford Files"(TV)1974
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"(TV)1969
"Yesterday"(Beatles' single release), 1965
"Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis/Canticle to Honor the Name of Saint Mark"(Stravinsky orchestral piece), 1956

Today in History:

The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September, BC509
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, 122
St. Francis of Assisi receives stigmata, 1224
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, 1503
Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him, 1609
NYC becomes the first capital of the US, 1788
US Government takes out its first loan from NYC banks, 1789
Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec, 1847
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage incredibly survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions, 1848
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1898
Lusitania completes her maiden voyage, arriving in NYC, 1907
The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8*C (136.04*F), 1922
Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament, 1933
Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China, 1943
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305, 1956
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane, based on barometric pressure, in the Western Hemisphere, 1988*
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu, 1989
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, 2007
Hurricane Ike makes landfall, damaging Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding area, 2007
Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three Mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum, 2012
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Rohingya refugee crisis is now "catastrophic" as 370,000 are confirmed to have fled Myanmar, 2018

*Replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005


  1. The new table is very, very nice. The flower is pretty, but I don't know what it is, some type of lily?
    I never asked my husband to move the furniture, I always did it myself until it looked just right, then things only got moved if we were moving house.

  2. The new table is gorgeous.
    I am too lazy to rearrange furniture.

  3. Defy Superstition Day -- NEVER WALK UNDER A BLACK CAT!!!

    God bless.

  4. That's a very pretty table. We don't like it when furniture gets moved around either!

  5. I love the new table. I like the old one too as we have the same except ours is oval instead of round. I find it too ornate, but my hubby loves it as it belonged to his folks. Luckily,ours has wheels so it makes it easier to move around :)

  6. Rearranging furniture is a dream. I made small paper models, and when I had found out how to make place fore everything, the furniture was placed according to the plna. Ant there it stays unles we want to throw out / give away something ;)

  7. Fun Cajun joke ~ and what a wonderful furniture workshop ~ great photos ~ I am not one to rearrange furniture much ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That table looks fab i couldn't do that it would look a mess lol :-)

    And what lovely photos :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  9. That's a beautiful new table. They did a lovely job.

  10. I loved my one of my Aunts, but when ever she visited we had to rearrange all the living room furniture. Before she left she always decided it was best the way we had it. I still really liked her!


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