Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Whole Tooth (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.

Little Girl dropped Coda off for us to go to NOLA, then she went for her duty weekend.  When she came to get Coda, she sent me a text before she opened the door.

“I can’t talk because they just pulled all my wisdom teeth, they were getting cavities and had to come out.”

She walked in looking quite tired, as indeed they had just pulled her wisdom teeth that day and her mouth was too sore to talk.  She took her dog and headed home to sleep.

Grandpa’s sister, Aunt Lina, had her own wisdom teeth story.  She had hers pulled, then went out dancing that night and ended up popping her stitches.  Her dance partner had to run her to the emergency room.

Grandpa’s wisdom teeth story is not much better.  He was in his residency and needed his tonsils out and his wisdom teeth out.  The powers-that-be at the hospital gave him Friday afternoon off to have surgery in which both were done, and he was sent home and told to be back at work on Monday morning.

He came back, and they found him passed out on the ward floor.  They very kindly extended his time off to recover until Tuesday afternoon.

Boudreaux done be talkin’ to Clothile ‘bout dey fille(daughter) Aline.

Dey be havin’ quite de time wit’ her teeth.  Firs’, she done need de braces, an’ now dey be sayin’ she need her de wisdom teeth out.

Den der be trouble wit’ dat when de local dentist done say dey gots to go to the hospital to do de oral surgery.

Boudreaux done say, “Mais!  When dis all be done, I’s gonna write a book ‘bout it an’ call it An Inconvenient Tooth!”


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 bit of early Christmas cheer:


Today is:

Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf in the US

Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)

Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)

Dia de la Constitucion Espanola -- Spain (Constitution Day)

Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

Independence Day -- Aland Islands(1917); Finland(1917)

Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945

Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens, along with maybe a knit cap or scarf, were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada

National Gazpacho Day

National Miner's Day -- US

Pawnbrokers' Day -- on St. Nicholas' Day, in his role as Patron Saint of pawnbrokers

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Peace

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan

St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, archers, bakers, barrel makers, boatmen, bootblacks/shoe shiners, boys, brewers, brides, captives, children, coopers, dock workers/longshoremen, fishermen, grooms, judges, lawsuits lost unjustly, maidens, mariners/sailors, merchants, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, parish clerks, paupers/poor people, pawnbrokers, perfumers, pilgrims, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, spinsters, students, penitent thieves, travelers, unmarried girls; Greek Catholic Church in America; Greek Catholic Union; University of Paris; Varangian Guard; Greece; Russia; also dozens of cities around the world; against imprisonment, robberies, robbers)

      Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)

Birthdays Today:

Andrew J. Howard, 1969

Macy Gray, 1969

Janine Turner, 1962

Andrew Cuomo, 1957

Peter Buck, 1956

Randy Rhoads, 1956

Steven Wright, 1955

Tom Hulce, 1953

JoBeth Williams, 1953

Craig Newmark, 1952

James Naughton, 1945

David Ossman, 1936

Wally Cox, 1924

Dave Brubeck, 1920

Agnes Moorehead, 1906

Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898

Ira Gershwin, 1896

Lynn Fontanne, 1887

Joyce Kilmer, 1886

William S. Hard, 1870

John Singleton Mosby, 1833

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Trek VI- The Undiscovered Country(Film), 1991

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"(TV special), 1964

"Talent Scouts"(TV), 1948

"Du Barry Was a Lady"(Porter musical), 1939

"La damnation de Faust"(Berlioz opera, Op, 24), 1846

Today in History:

The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240

Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424

The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865

The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876

London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897

One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922

U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933

The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957

The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001

NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006

Belgium's new federal government is sworn in after 541 days of negotiations, 2011

Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors, 2013 

President Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announces plans to move the US Embassy there, 2017

Details of the most distant black hole yet discovered, 13billion light-years away and 800X larger than our Sun, are published in the journal Nature, 2018


  1. LOVE the Christmas cheer - which is not yet evident here.
    When himself had his wisdom teeth removed slivers of bone kept emerging from his gums for weeks.

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas photos, Mimi. Very cheerful and a sign of hope for the days ahead.

    God bless always.

  3. There seems to be no middle of the road with wisdom teeth. They either go smoothly, or horribly.
    My Christmas cheer will begin after I get water, dang it.
    (But I'm happy to appreciate others in the meantime!)

  4. Yikes on the tooth thing, but that explains why wisdom is so rare these days. Love the Christmas cheer!

  5. I cannot believe the timing of your tooth story. Just this morning I read an article about Wisdom Teeth to see if I could learn why I never had any. It seems I am a mutation that is occurring more and more of people who will never have Wisdom Teeth. I always knew I was a MUTANT! LOL

  6. LOL ~ Granny's comment about 'wisdom teeth' got me ~ Guess I am a mutant too ~

    Thanks for your post and fun joke and beautiful Xmas photos ~ think we all need a little bit of Xmas early ~ Xox

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Having wisdom teeth out are pain in the butt, I know. I had all four out years ago and it was painful. I couldn't talk for a few days. I guess my wife was very happy about that. LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Have my artificial tree out but not you post did make me a little anxious. Have to go now and start.

  9. Your poor daughter-ouch! Cute joke and beautiful trees. I really need to gets ours out and decorated.

  10. HA! An Inconvenient Tooth, that's pretty funny!

  11. I love all the Christmas trees :)
    I'm glad I never needed all my wisdom teeth out at once, and after all these years I still have two of them, although one is just a stump level with the gum.

  12. Ugh. Teeth. Necessary evils.
    But still necessary!
    LOVE the Inconvenient Tooth story!


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