Sunday, January 3, 2021

Thrifty (Cajun Joke, and New Year's Blessing) 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 has a nice, large assortment of rags i use for cleaning when at her house.  No rag is too raggedy to save for at least "one more use," and sometimes they've been known to come out of the washer/dryer as nothing but threads, and that's when i can throw them away.

Boudreaux done be complain 'bout how de young ones at de work place be so wasteful, not reusin' t'ings and not bein' careful 'bout savin' an' usin' de las' bit o' stuff.

"Look at dis here hammer!" he done tell one.  "I's been usin' dis same hammer fo' 50 year, an' mais! I's only done change de head twice an' de handle tree time!"

Boudreaux wants to leave you with a Cajun New Year's blessing:

May de light o' Dieu guide you fore'er on you way,

May de light o' home welcome you back ever' day,

May you be full o' courage to take a new chance,

An' never find gators in you underpants.


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 mishmash this week, whatever i've had time to snap.


Today is:

Dakar Rally -- Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile (the legendary event of off-road rallies; through the 15th)

Day of Remembrance for Princess Olga -- Slavic Pagan Calendar

Humiliation Day -- drawing attention to the fact that it's okay to be humble, but not to humiliate others

Icing Morning -- Fairy Calendar

J.R.R. Tolkien Day -- birth anniversary

Memento Mori / "Remember You Die" Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests putting these words where you can see them often, to remind you to cherish what you have today

National Chocolate Covered Filled Cherry Day

National Write to Congress Day -- US (the new session begins today or, if the 3rd is on a weekend, the following Monday; write your Congressional Representatives and Senators and tell them what you think)

Revolution Day -- Burkina Faso

Shigoto-hajime -- Japan (first work day of the New Year; work begun well today will prosper)

St. Genevieve's Day (Patron of females in the military; Paris, France; against plague, disasters, fevers)

Tenth Day of Christmas

Anniversaries Today:

Alaska becomes the 49th US State, 1959

Establishment of Wind Cave National Park, SD, US, 1903

Birthdays Today

Eli Manning, 1981

Danica McKellar, 1975

Joan Chen, 1960

Mel Gibson, 1956

Victoria Principal, 1950

John Paul Jones, 1946

Stephen Stills, 1945

Van Dyke Parks, 1943

Dabney Coleman, 1932

Robert Loggia, 1930

George Martin, 1926

Jan Walsh Anglund, 1926

Maxine Andrews, 1918

John Sturges, 1911

Victor Borge, 1909

Ray Milland, 1905

Zasu Pitts, 1898

Marion Davies, 1897

Clement Richard Attlee, 1883

J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892

Father Joseph Damien, 1840

Lucretia Coffin Mott,  1793

William Tucker, 1624 (first African American child born in North America)

Cicero, BC106

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Arsenio Hall Show"(TV), 1989

"Queen for a Day"(TV), 1956

"Look Up and Live"(TV), 1954

"Symphonic Dances"(Rachmaninoff, Op. 45), 1941

"An Ideal Husband"(Play), 1895

Today in History:

Joan of Arc is handed over to the bishop for trial, 1431

Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine, 1496

Martin Luther is formally excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church, 1521

The first theater in Amsterdam, the Schouwburg, opens, 1638

Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont as a separate state, 1749

Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico, 1823

Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia, 1848

The Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors, 1868

Oleomargarine is patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY, 1871

The wax drinking straw is patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC, 1888

The refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, then the largest in the world, is put into use, 1888

The first known use of the word automobile was seen in an editorial in The New York Times, 1899

British explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt, 1924

Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy, dissolves the Italian parliament, 1925

Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States, 1933

Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress, 1953

Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland, 1958

The West Indies Federation is formed, 1958

Apple Computer is incorporated, 1977

Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th Century, 1988

In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), 1993

More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receives South African citizenship, 1994

The People's Republic of China announces it will spend fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys, 1977

The Mars Polar Lander is launched, 1999

Australian researchers discover the 1912 plane that was the first taken to Antarctica, 2010

The Ezadeen, an abandoned ship carrying 450 Syrians, is rescued from choppy waters and brought safely to shore in Italy; the ship is the second to be abandoned by human traffickers off the nation's coast in the last four days, 2015

Scientists in Rome unveil the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be used outside of a laboratory, 2018

Archaeologists in Mexico announce the discovery of a pre-Aztec (around 900-1150AD) temple to god Xipe Tótec in Puebla state, 2019

The Chinese Chang'e-4 spacecraft becomes the first ever to touch down on the far side of the Moon, 2019


  1. Love your bright and beautiful mish-mash, and never tire of skyscapes. Please take some time to look after yourself.

  2. Those flowers are so wonderful and cheerful. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Thanks to Boudreaux for this wonderful New Year's blessing. :D
    I wish him - and you - the same!

  4. I love your flowers Mimi and I wish it was spring already! Lol. I know we're early in the New Year but it's nothing but cold and gray skies here. It wouldn't be bad if it would snow but the cold and gray is depressing. - Happy New Year!!!

  5. Goodness, I would have loved to watch DaVinci test out his flying machine!

  6. Thank you Mimi. Boudreaux's Cajun New Year's blessing is wonderful especially the fact of no gator in my pants. Have a great day my friend.

    Cruisn Paul

  7. That's a nice New Year blessing! Boy, those flowers sure are pretty!

  8. That was funny. Cute blessing too. :) Beautiful blooms.

  9. Beautiful flowers. Over here it was pouring the whole of yesterday till this morning and today its gray sky.

  10. Dear Mimi. I hope the 'gators have not gotten you. This is the first time in ... oh long long time I have opened my computer on a Monday morning and not seen a post from you in my sidebar.

    All the best

  11. Love the Cajun blessings especially the last one! Thanks for brightening a very dull day with your amusing words and colourful pictures!

  12. We laughed about the rags. Mom has a bunch of old towels and wash cloths for rags too and some of them are really just threads, but she always hesitates to toss them out!


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