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 and Grandpa are funny to listen to, especially when they are both in the kitchen at the same time. "He gets in my way," Grandma said on Thanksgiving Day when Grandpa was getting his turkey ready and she wanted to assemble a couple of dishes. So she went and sat down to wait for him to finish, giving orders from the kitchen table.
"You can spread the butter under the turkey skin more easily if you don't melt it. Here, what kind of spices are you using?" She kept on in that vein until Grandpa asked her if she had anything else she could be doing.
"Oh, I almost forgot, I have a date for the Black Friday sales with Mr. Amazon!" she said, to which he replied, "You really know how to make my day, don't you!"
When we were putting the probe into the turkey and plugging it into the oven, Grandpa said, "I'm glad you are showing me this now, that way I'll know how to do it for next time."
"No, you won't remember by next time!" Grandma piped up. He laughed and said, "You're right, I won't, but it doesn't matter, she can show me again!"
Boudreaux be standin' in de middle o' de room, lookin' confuse, an' Tee ax, "Père, what you be doin'?"
An' Boudreaux shake hims head an' say, "I don' remember what I be goin' fo' to do. My memory jes' ain't what it usta be."
An' Tee say, "Père, I's sorry you be havin' so much trouble wit' you memory."
An' Boudreaux jes' smile an' say, "Mais, it be okay, in a few hour I won' remember dat I gots memory trouble!"
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. https://myjustsostory.blogspot.com/
Some pretties, and some random photos.
Dita e Clirimit -- Albania (Liberation Day)
Electronic Greetings Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Fairy Flute Fantasy -- Fairy Calendar
Festival of Saturnia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (for the Sons of Saturn; Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto)
First Sunday of Advent -- Christian (start of the Liturgical Year in the Western Church) related observances
Lighting the Candle of Hope
Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)
Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People -- UN
National Chocolates Day -- yes, another one
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Unity Day -- Vanuatu
St. Andrew's Eve -- in many traditions, a night to fortell the future, especially whom you will marry
St. Saturnius of Toulouse's Day (Patron of Toulouse, France)
Square Dance Day -- internet generated, and fun to do, but here's some information about square dancing
William Tubman's Birthday -- Liberia (the country's longest serving President)
Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin, 1916
Jon Knight, 1968
Don Cheadle, 1964
Andrew McCarthy, 1962
Kim Delaney, 1961
Cathy Moriarty, 1960
Jeff Fahey, 1956
Howie Mandel, 1955
Joel Coen, 1954
Garry Shandling, 1949
Petra Kelly, 1947
Chuck Mangione, 1940
Peter Bergman, 1939
John Mayall, 1933
Jacques Rene Chirac, 1932
Diane Ladd, 1932
Vin Scully, 1927
Madeline L'Engle, 1918
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., 1908
C.S. Lewis, 1898
Busby Berkeley, 1895
Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1876
Louisa May Alcott, 1832
Wendell Phillips, 1811
Christian Doppler, 1803
Charles Thomson, 1729
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"(Beatles single release), 1963
"Bells Are Ringing"(Musical), 1956
"Kukla, Fran, and Ollie"(TV), 1948
"Gay Divorce"(Musical), 1932
Today in History:
Jews of Augsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349 (Sometimes, it seems, the more things change...)
King Philip II devalues Spanish currency, 1596 (See above...)
Sir James Jay invents invisible ink, 1775
San Jose, California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, 1777
Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent, 1803
First Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC), 1825
Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph, 1877
The first motorcycle race ever is held in Surrey, England; the distance was one mile and the winner was Charles Jarrot in a time of 2 minutes, 8 seconds, 1897
The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine. 1910
Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California, 1915
Howard Carter opens the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public, 1922
Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole, 1929
The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, 1944
The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine, 1947
Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space, orbits earth twice, and is successfully recovered after splashdown, 1961
Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2, 1965
Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California, 1972
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan, 1983
The Czechoslovakian Parliament votes to end Communist rule, 1989
The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by the following January 15, 1990
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique, 2007
Pablo Picasso's electrician reveals 271 previously unknown works he claims were gifts from the artist, 2010
NASA announces its space probe MESSENGER has almost certainly found water ice buried beneath the surface of the north pole of Mercury, 2012
Tens of thousands Indian farmers protest the agrarian crisis at parliament in Delhi, 2018