Sunday, December 13, 2020

Wasteful (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.

Grandma still has the five- or six-year-old real tree (i’ve lost count) that Uncle P and Miss Eva gave her that simply dried out and sits in a corner of the porch room year ‘round now.  It does not shed or drop branches, and as it is painted white, it looks pretty much the same as it always has.

Boudreaux an’ Clothile done buy dey se’ves a fake tree back some year ago, but de Grand-mère be ol’ fashion an’ she want her de real tree.

Well, Boudreaux done tell Tee, “You an’ me be goin’ dis Satidee (Saturday) to get de Grand-mère her Christmas tree.”

An’ Tee, who be so use to de fake tree, done say, “Mais!  What she be done wit’ de one we buy her las’ year!”


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 signs of the season.


Today is:

Acadian Remembrance Day -- Acadians of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Count the La's in "Deck the Halls" Day -- just so you can say you know

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood; date approximate)

Fiesta de Santo Tomas -- Chichicastenango, Guatemala (week long festival celebrating the town's Patron Saint that includes the Palo Volador dance, where men hang by ropes from 30 meter poles, spinning and swinging)

Ice Cream and Violins Day -- another of those silly made up holidays that no one can trace, but would be fun to celebrate.  Get yourself a bowl of buttered pecan or rum raisin -- if you are going to celebrate, do it in style -- and put in a Mozart or Bach CD, and enjoy!

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Giljagaur -- Gully Oaf, who tries to sneak in the cowshed and skim the cream from the pails of milk

Ides of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observance

     Festival for Tellus -- a/k/a Tellura or Tellus Mater, the personification of the earth's productive powers

Jum ir-Repubblika -- Malta (Republic Day)

National Day -- Santa Lucia (on St. Lucy's Day)

New Calendar Day -- time to get the 2020 model, unless you contribute to so many charities you are already flooded with them

Peace Day -- Korea (the fighting stopped in 1953, but the Koreas didn't sign a formal nonaggression pact until this day in 1991)

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day -- Wellcat Holidays reminds us that pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot, and befriending them is a good way to remind yourself that tomorrow is never guaranteed

Runic Half-month Jara commences (fruition)

St. Herman of Alaska (Orthodox Church Patron of the Americas)

St. Jodocus' Day (Patron of boatmen, harvests, mariners, sailors, watermen; against fever, fire, storms, and shipwrecks)

Saint Lucy's Day (Patron of authors, blind people, cutlers, glaziers, laborers, martyrs, peasants, saddlers, salesmen, sore eyes/eye problems, sore throats, stained glass workers; Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Belgium; Conzano, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; Perugia, Italy; Santa Lucia di Piave, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily, Italy; Villa Santa Lucia, Latium, Italy; against blindness, dysentery, epidemics, eye diseases, hemorraghes)

     Feast of the Light-bringer -- honoring Juno Lucina (Roman goddess of light) and Lucia (Old Swedish goddess of light), all now merged with St. Lucy

     Little Yule a/k/a Luciadagen or Santa Lucia (Festival of Lights in many parts of Scandinavia, honoring St. Lucia.)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Joy

Unreturned Library Book Sale -- Fairy Calendar (Imps)

World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music   

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Swift, 1989

Amy Lee, 1981

Tom DeLonge, 1975

Christie Clark, 1973

Jamie Foxx, 1967

Steve Buscemi, 1958

Wendie Malick, 1950

Ted Nugent, 1949

John Davidson, 1941

Aga Khan IV, 1936

Christopher Plummer, 1929

Dick Van Dyke, 1925

Archie Moore, 1913

Kenneth Patchen, 1911

Mary Todd Lincoln, 1818

Heinrich Heine, 1797

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar(USD coin), 1978

"Alice's Restaurant"(Song and Album), 1969

"An American In Paris"(Gershwin Symphony), 1928

Today in History:

The Council of Trent opens, 1545

Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to circumnavigate the globe, 1577

Emperor Ferdinanad II delegates the first Anti-Reformation decree, 1621

The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes 3 militias which are today seen as the founding of the United States National Guard, 1636

Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European to land in New Zealand, 1642

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is chartered, 1769

Italo Marcioni patents an ice cream cone, 1903

The Relay 1 communication satellite is launched, 1962

Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17, 1972

The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004, 2002

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured, 2003

The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct, 2006

Scientists in northeast Madagascar confirm a new species of lemur has been found, 2010

An unpublished early work by Hans Christian Anderson is found at the bottom of a filing box at the National Archives of Funen, 2012

The bones of a prehistoric penguin that was as tall as a human (1.77m) have been found on Otago beach, New Zealand, as reported in "Nature Communications", 2017


  1. Love your seasonal neighbourhood. Despite the mess, the smell of a real tree is worth the additional work in my eyes - though when we still had trees we brought in a live one each year and took it outside for the rest of the year. It got too big and is now on a friends property.

  2. Wonderful Christmas photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. That bird is the best!
    I need to find that book sale, too...!

  4. Those were all fun Christmas photos!

  5. Fun Cajun joke and great outdoor Xmas decorations photos ~

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Cute joke and great decorations. I love the big nutcrackers and the grinch.

  7. I want a tree like Grandma's heheh!

    LOL @ the joke

    Loved thos fun sesonal photos :-)

    Have a seasonaltastic safe week 😷😷😷

  8. I loved the many different " Nativity Scenes ". I placed mine on the table on the side of wall in the dining room where everyone can see it.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. We LOVE the Christmas decorations! It seems so strange to see them without snow! Being Canadian, there is ALWAYS snow here! But they still look festive! And we LOVE the Cajan joKe!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb
    PS Glad you found us!

  10. Love Christmas decor! The peeps go out every Christmas Eve to admire the lights.
    I saw your comment on Loriann's blog. If you're having issue with Blogger, your older Blogger template may not be compatible with the new Blogger. It sounds like a coding issue.

  11. Oh wow! All those yards are so beautiful!
    I prefer my fake tree, so I don't have to dispose of the old and buy new each year. This year though, just like the previous few years, I haven't even got it out of its box. I just have nowhere to put it up.


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