Sunday, October 25, 2020

Years Go By (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.

This past week, i was cleaning for Ms. PA and her husband, Mr. Jack, who has some dementia problems.  He came over and asked me, "Do you need  an assistant?  Maybe some help from a 74, uh, 76, uh ... wait a minute," at which point he turned to Ms. PA and asked, "How old am I again?"

"You're 94," she responded, whereupon he turned to me and said, "Well, never mind then, I'm too old!"

Boudreaux an' Clothile done be talkin' 'bout gettin' older.

Clothile say, "Age be relative.  As in, you relatives keep tellin' me how old I's getting to be."

An' Boudreaux say, "I done try growin' a beard to look like a distinguish gentleman, an' instead all I look like be someone dat need de senior discount."

Den Clothile say, "An' de beautician done say I be 'agin' gracefully.'  All dat be is de fancy way to tell me I's slowly lookin' worse."

Fin'ly Boudreaux say, "Mais, de worse be de traiteur [doctor].  He keep sayin' ever'thin' be normal fo' my age, but someday dead goin' be normal for my age!"


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.     

Some Halloween photos:


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Romania

Chung Yeung Festival -- China; Hong Kong; Macau (Double Ninth Festival/Ancestors' Day; date differs in other parts of Asia)

Constitution Day -- Lithuania

Daylight Saving Time ends -- Aland Islands; Albania; Andorra; Antarctica (Troll Station); Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Palestinian Territories; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara 

     National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's

     Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being

Day of the Basque Country -- Basque Country

Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales -- Roman Catholic

International Artist Day -- invite an artist to lunch, buy that painting that you've wanted for so long, go to an art gallery or the symphony or a play -- celebrate how art adds to your life daily!  

Jounen Kweyol -- Dominica; Saint Lucia (Creole Day, one of the biggest and most colorful celebrations in both of these countries, celebrating the Creole language and culture)

Mother-in-Law Day -- a day to honor good Mothers-in-Law for their contributions to their families and for enduring all the bad jokes; if you have a lousy one, go listen to Ernie K-Doe's song     

Munzipan Feast -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy delicacy, and you don't want to know how it's made)

National Greasy Foods Day

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture"    

Punk-for-a-Day Day -- internet generated; if you've always wanted to be a punk, try it out for a day

Reformation Day/Reformation Sunday -- Protestant Christian (obs.)

Republic Day -- Kazakhstan

Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues; this year's theme is "Together We Save Lives"    

Retrocession Day -- Taiwan

Sourest Day -- as a balance, because we have so many days that emphasize sweet

Sts. Crispin and Crispian's Day (Patrons of cobblers/shoemakers, glovemakers, lace makers/lace workers, leather workers, saddle makers, tanners, weavers)

Thanksgiving Day -- Grenada

Visit a Cemetery Day

World Pasta Day -- as established by the first World Pasta Congress in 1995; a related website is here 

Birthdays Today:

Katy Perry, 1984

Midori, 1971

Tracy Nelson, 1963

Brian Kerwim, 1949

Jon Anderson, 1944

Anne Tyler, 1941

Helen Reddy, 1941

Bobby Knight, 1940

Marion Ross, 1936

Billy Barty, 1924

Minnie Pearl, 1912

Leo G. Carroll, 1892

Pablo Picasso, 1881

Georges Bizet, 1838

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Victor/Victoria"(Musical), 1995

"Newhart"(TV), 1982

"Le Repetition"(Anouilh play), 1950

"The Time of Your Life"(Play), 1939

Today in History:

Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147

Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415

Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492

Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616

Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621

Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764

Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813

Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825

Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854

The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861

Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917

The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing  music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938

Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962

Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962

The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971

Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague, 1980

Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, 1991

Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned in Cuba, 2004

Sony removed the original cassette Walkman from the market, 2010

Scientists announce that the completion of the nuclear genome study of a 24,000 year old Siberian boy's remains shows 2/3 of today's Native Americans are of Eastern Asia origin, and the others from Western Eurasia, 2013

The artificial intelligence created artwork "Portrait of Edward de Bellamy" becomes the first AI art to be sold at auction, bringing $432,500 at Christie's in New York, 2018


  1. With all the Halloween decorations out there, I wouldn't want to be out there in the dark night.

  2. Those decorations look scary, buty I find your cajun joke way scarier. I also get those backwards compliments with " ... for your age" in them.

  3. Lovely photos. I like the spider at the door.

    God bless.

  4. You have MUCH more Halloween decoration than we do. I like the dragons though.
    And the cajun joke is close to the mark.
    Mr Jack might have been right, but I like his spirit in offering.

  5. Those are great halloween photos! People round your area make much more of it than around here, and it would be really fun to stroll around and see everything they've done.

  6. Note to decorators: If you hang honkin' great spiders on the exit door, don't be surprised when no one ever leaves...!

  7. That was too funny about the old thing! Those Halloween decorations are pretty cool!

  8. Fun Cajun joke and wonderful photos ~ especially the Halloween ones ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.

  9. LOL how funny Never mind I'm too old then haha!

    The joke gave me a giggle too :-)

    Halloween comes around so quick but saying that so does Xmas & Easter heheh!

    Have a chortletastic safe day 😷😷😷

  10. Good joke. :) I enjoyed the Halloween photos.

  11. Hahahaha! Yep. I be 'agin' gracefully!
    Love the Halloween photos. What a lovely neighbourhood!

  12. I don't need to wear a mask for Halloween. I'm enough as it is to scare people! :)