Sunday, January 10, 2021

What You Goin’ Git? (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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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.


Grandpa has started again to get me and Uncle P to sit with him in his office for a half hour each Saturday so he can go over all of his papers and affairs.  He's got everything in order, of course (he always does), and he wants us to know, step by step, what to do when the time we don't want to mention comes along, as indeed it must, someday (we're hoping years and years from  now, but you never know).


Tee Boudreaux done be in de maths class, an' de maîtresse d'école [school teacher] done be given' dem a lesson in de fractions.


She say, "A man done die an' leave ten million dollar.  Hims will say he want to leave 1/3 to hims épouse [wife], 1/3 to hims garçon [son], 1/6 to de butler, an' de res' to de charity.  Now, what each o' dem goin’ git?"


An' Tee done raise hims hand an' say, "Mais!  A lawyer!"



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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.    


Peeps into Grandma's art room, and some sunrise photos taken from the cat shelter:















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Today is:


Baptism of the Lord Jesus -- Christian


Blessing of the Sea -- Margate, UK (ceremony with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateria and Great Britain)


Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)


Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas


National Bittersweet Chocolate Day


National Cut Your Energy Costs Day


Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)


St. Peter Orseolo's Day


Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it


The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar


Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)


Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984


Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)



Anniversaries Today:


Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967

UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946

Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840



Birthdays Today:


Pat Benatar, 1953

Bonnie Hellman, 1950

George Foreman, 1949

Rod Stewart, 1945

Jim Croce, 1943

Sal Mineo, 1939

Bill Toomey, 1939

Gisele MacKenzie, 1927

Johnnie Ray, 1927

Paul Henreid, 1908

Ray Bolger, 1904

Robinson Jeffers, 1887

Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)

Mary Ingalls, 1865

George Washington Carver, 1864

Charles Ingalls, 1836



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971

"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964

"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947

"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941

"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932

"Street Scene"(Play), 1929

"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928




Today in History:


Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776

Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810

Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845

The first underground railway opens in London, 1863

John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870

The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

The League of Nations is established, 1920

The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946

The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984

Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014

Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015

Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018

Canadian astronomers at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia, report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times, 2019

13 comments:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful paintings, and photos. Thanx Mimi.

God bless.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

So many things to celebrate today: Baptism of the Lord, Nerd day, Peculiar people, sensible shoes, Pa and Mary Ingals' birthdays, bittersweet chocolate ... and Sunday. This calls for cake!
Thank you for lists and Cajun jokes which always make me laugh.

Cruisin Paul said...

Ha,ha,ha. That's true, a lawyer. Have a great day Mimi.

Cruisin Paul

Granny Annie said...

Love all the artwork, especially the hand on Mary's pregnant belly.

Brian said...

That's a funny story, but probably true. Pretty art too!

Keith's Ramblings said...

Great joke, lovely pictures and a beautiful sunrise to start the day!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun Cajun joke ~ Grandma's art is awesome and great sky shots!

Moment by moment....

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

stevebethere said...

LOL @ the joke haha! I liked all the photos and those lovely skies too :-)

Have a safetastic Sunday 😷😷😷

joeh said...

And the lawyer will get 1/3, so this gets really complicated!

pilch92 said...

Cute joke. And great photos. Grandma is talented.

Susan Kane said...

My husband loves astronomy, star gazing.

Your art is excellent.

River said...

Love Tee's answer :)
Your Grandma is so talented.

Nancy Chan said...

Ha ha ha...Tee is smart, get a lawyer! Beautiful sky photos.