Sunday, December 20, 2020

Little Angels (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.

At Grandma’s yesterday, we were reminiscing of Christmas past, and talk turned to the children.  They were little angels, of course, but that’s looking at the past through the rose colored glasses.  There were times when they were threatened with the naughty list.

Clothile done get her de call from Marie an’ she say, “Clothile, you li’l garçon, Tee, done be here, an’ he say hims soeur [sister] Aline done tole him he cain’t go home!”

So Clothile done call Aline an’ ax, “Chile, what you done to you li’l frère [brother] dat you tole him he cain’t come home from Marie an’ Thibodeaux house?”

An’ Aline say, “Mais, we done be playin’ Christmas.  I be Père Noel an’ he be de gift an’ I done gived him away!”


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.    

More holiday photos.



Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Fourth Sunday of Advent -- Christian

    Lighting the Candle of Love

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on December 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance

     Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Winter Solstice Eve

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993

Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983

David Cook, 1982

Billy Bragg, 1957

Jenny Agutter, 1952

Uri Geller, 1946

Peter Criss, 1945

William Julius Wilson, 1935

John Hillerman, 1932

David Levine, 1926

George Roy Hill, 1922

Irene Dunne, 1898

Susanne K. Langer, 1895

Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894

Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman, 1886

Wesley Branch Rickey, 1881

Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972

"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965

It's a Wonderful Life(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69

Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192

Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522

Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept. 1 to Jan. 1, 1699

The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803

The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883

North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919

The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928

The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938

Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955

Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977

NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996

US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007

Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for USD $8 billion, 2012

Great Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, 2013

United States Space Force founded, an armed forces branch dedicated to space warfare, 2019


  1. Cheerful Christmas photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless. Best wishes to you and yours.

  2. "It's a Wonderful Life" - One of the best Christmas movies ever. I wonder if we have it hidden somewhere, as I'd like to see it again.
    Thanks for lists and cajun joke.

  3. My Dad was notorious for hiding the Christmas presents under his bed, where they would get pushed to the back and often not make their debut under the tree for several years...

  4. Such wonderful photos! That naughty list is way overrated!

  5. I tried to read your story today but my Italian couldn't understand it. LOL The pictures are beautiful for Christmas. Keep safe Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I look at all those decorations and wonder about the tales they could tell.

  7. Loving your bright and cheery selections.

  8. My frères would have gladly given me away.

  9. Love the Cajun joke which reminds me of the time my grand daughter was four and put herself under the giant tree at a shopping mall then told me she was a present and I had to take her home, which I did of course. Love all the other Christmas decorations, so many of them!


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