Sunday, September 20, 2020

Take This Year...Please! (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 the talk turned to how much we want the political season to be over.  Grandma has had it with political ads when she's watching reruns of Family Matters.

They're also tired of the holding pattern we seem to be in.  The ladies up the street i stopped and spoke to when driving home said the same thing -- when do we get to get on with living?

Boudreaux done be complain to Thibodeaux 'bout how he cain't wait fo' dis year be thru'.

He done say, "Mais!  If'n hindsight be 20/20, ain't it time we made 2020 hindsight?"


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.    

A few of the objects at Ms. PA's house, and more attempts to get the butterfly and the bees in focus:

Haven't seen TV trays like these in a long time.

Yes, it works, they were playing Ella.

All Things Cometh to
He Who Waiteth,
If He Worketh Like HECK
While He Waiteth.

Mostly i kept getting "bee butts"!


Today is:

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca (date approximate; a few days before the Autumn Equinox, all fires, including that at the Temple of the Sun, were extinguished and 3 days later ceremonially relighted using only glass to concentrate the sunlight on cotton; followed by 8 days of feasting)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 10, Disarmament (sponsored by We, the World

Feast of Orlog -- Scandinavian Deity of Destiny (date approximate)

Feast of Zywie -- Poland (goddess of longevity and health; date approximate)

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival to honor the dead, especially those who died in wars)

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invitied)

National Farm Safety Day -- US (can't find a sponsor, but farming is hard, and dangerous, work, so it's a good idea)

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year) 

National Rum Punch Day

National Youth Day -- Thailand

Pause the World Day -- because we've all wanted to do this at one time or another

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (ends today at evening)

St. Eustace's Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day, Sept. 22)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

Birthdays Today:

Kristen Johnston, 1967
Guy LaFleur, 1951
Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Donald A. Hall, 1928
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Red Auerbach, 1917
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Maxwell Perkins, 1884
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Cosby Show"(TV), 1984
"Eubie"(Revue), 1978
"The Phil Silvers Show"(TV), 1955
"The Corn is Green"(Play), 1938

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
The Otis Elevator Company unveils the first escalator at the Paris Exposition, 1900
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match, 1973
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the UN, 1977
Walt Disney World hosts its 200 millionth guest, 1985
U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror", 2001
The US Military ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, 2011
SETI researchers propose aliens may have left devices to spy on us planted on near Earth co-orbitals, suggesting these co-orbitals be investigated, 2019


  1. LOVE your flutterby and bee shots.
    Ms PA has some fascinating pieces in her home.

  2. That second photo is a very big bee. It looks more like an owl.

    God bless.

  3. Roll on 21, things can only get better ... can't they? Love the butterflies bees and blossoms!

  4. Yes, 2020 has FAR outstayed its welcome.
    The Hummels are sweet.
    And I've got tray tables almost just like that (except mine have red peonies.) They're so handy, I wish I could figure out a painless way to spiff them up. (One that doesn't include sanding, which I hate!) :-)

  5. Those were fun photos and we've been way sick of politics and politicians for a good while.

  6. I loved thos object photos so quaint and the colourful butterfly pics

    Still giigling at the joke heheh!

    Have a safetastic Sunday 😷😷😷

  7. Great joke. Beautiful nature photos.

  8. Hi Mimi. I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. I spent the entire day watching the U.S. Open Golf. I'm tired.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Ahhh! The wonderful Ella! There are none around these days that are of her quality. I was/am a huge Dinah Washington fan, too...and Etta James...Sarah Vaughan...Della Reese...the greats, one and all. :)

    A lovely variety of photos...the Wander Butterflies (Monarchs) are around here, too. :)

  10. I love all the ornaments, especially that tea candle holder that looks like an owl.
    Well done on the butterflies and bees photos.


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