Sunday, November 22, 2020

Feeling Fine (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.

Today is Grandpa's birthday.  Last year, when i asked him if he had a good birthday, he said it was great, he had meetings all day long.  He meant that.  What he's going to do this year, with no meeting to go to, i have no clue.

He was a doctor, and a very progressive one in his day.  He almost got his license yanked for doing such daring things as letting fathers in the delivery room and encouraging women to choose when and whether they wanted pain relief during delivery.

One thing he never believed in was just handing out pills.

Clothile done be nervous an' upset 'bout t'ings, an' de traiteur done give her de tranquilize pills an' tell her to take one when she need it.

Boudreaux done notice she not be takin' dem, an' he ax her 'bout it.

Clothile say, "Mais, I done stop takin' dem t'ings, I was feelin' so good I was bein' nice to people I don' even like!"


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.     

Time, i think, for another flashback series.


Today is:

Celebration of Christ The King -- Christian (final Sunday of the Ecclesiastical Year) related observance

     Stir Up Sunday -- the day to get your Christmas plum pudding started

Dispute-Settling Assizes -- Fairy Calendar (no, they won't tell us what kind of disputes)

Dita e Alfabetit -- Albania and Ethnic Albanians (Day of the Albanian Alphabet)

Go for a Ride Day -- internet generated; during the crazy holiday season, go out for a relaxing sleigh ride or something

Independence Day -- Lebanon(1943)

National Cashew Day -- some sites have this on the 23rd, i celebrate both as i love cashews

National Farm-City Week -- US (on the week of Thanksgiving, remember that it's the farmers, ranchers and growers who supply your celebratory foods)

National Stop the Violence Day -- a call by US radio and TV stations for a cease fire on American streets, on the anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination; observed with white ribbons and driving with headlights on during the day

Phonograph Day -- Edison publicly  demonstrated his new music playing device on this day in 1877

Start Your Own Country Day -- begun at the 1939 World's Fair in New York

St. Cecilia's Day (Patron of composers, luthiers, martyrs, music, musicians, musical instrument makers, poets, singers; Academy of Music, Rome, Italy; Albi, France; Omaha, Nebraska; Valleyfield, Quebec)

Totensonntag/Ewigkeitssonntag -- Germany (Sunday of the Dead/Eternity Sunday; a general celebration and memorial of all who have died, decreed to be celebrated in Lutheran Churches by King Frederick William III of Prussia in 1816)

Ydalir -- Ancient Norse Calendar (Celebration of the wintertime god of skiing and archery, Ullr; date approximate)

Anniversary Today:

The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Scarlett Johansson, 1984

Scott Robinson, 1979

Boris Becker, 1967

Mariel Hemingway, 1961

Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958

Richard Kind, 1957

Billie Jean King, 1943

Guion S. Bluford, Jr., 1942

Harry Edwards, 1942

Tom Conti, 1941

Terry Gilliam, 1940

Robert Vaughn, 1932

Rodney Dangerfield, 1921

Benjamin Britten, 1913

Hoagie Carmichael, 1899

Wiley Post, 1898

Charles de Gaulle, 1890

John Nance Garner, 1868

George Eliot (Mary A. Evans), 1819

Abigail Adams, 1744

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cathy"(Comic strip), 1976

"The Beatles/The White Album"(Beatles album release), 1968

"Man of La Mancha"(Musical), 1965

"The Grand Canyon Suite"(Grofe suite for orchestra), 1931

"Bolero"(Ravel orchestral piece), 1928

"La Forza del Destino/The Power of Fate"(Verdi opera), 1862

On the Origin of Species(Publication date), 1859

Today in History:

The first Duke of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon, 845

Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America, 1542

Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island, 1635

Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard, 1718

Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen, 1809

Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie called for a rebellion against Great Britain, 1837

In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day, 1869

Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia, 1886

The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet, 1908

1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason of Sayner Wisconsin, 1927

The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris, 1928

Gasoline pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered, 1932

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first heard on Eddie Cantor's show, 1934

The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954

US President John F. Kennedy is killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status, 1974

Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco, 1975

In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed, 1988

Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, 1995

Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany, 2005

Germany holds its first piracy trial in 400 years, placing 10 Somalis accused of piracy on trial for alleged attacks on a German ship, 2010

Scientists in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, discover the first orchid known to flower at night, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Pisa's tilt is reduced by 4 cm as part of a 20 year project to stabilise it, 2018


  1. Love your flashback series. Some made me laugh, some made me go awww, and there was plenty of beauty too.
    Thank you.

  2. I love the kittens, and the socks, and the flowers and the fence.

    God bless.

  3. I had to wonder about the lap full of corn-dogs. Fun post.

  4. Happy Birthday to Dr. Grandpa! Love those photos, especially the millionaire one!

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  6. Happy Birthday and best wishes to your Grandp 🍰

    LOL @ the joke :-)

    I liked the pics and Mark's other sock LOL

    Have a millionairetastic safe day 😷😷😷

  7. Happy Birthday to Grandpa! He sounds like a wonderful guy and an awesome Dr. XO

  8. Oh...the kitty cats a so beautiful. :)

    I hope the week ahead treats you kindly, messymimi...take good care. :)

  9. Happy birthday to your grandpa. He sounds like a great person and doctor.

  10. Happy Birthday to your Grandpa. I love the almost a millionaire sign, also Harry's sock and Harry's other sock :)

  11. Fun cajun joke ~ sweet kitty photos caught my eye ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Grandpa was a wise man. I love the photos and the canoe as a shelf very cool use for that. I saw Cathy in the comics debuted on your list. I loved Cathy. Thanks for all your shares. I love the stories too. HUGS and LOVE


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