Sunday, January 24, 2021

You Rang? (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.

Yesterday, about halfway through cleaning Grandma and Grandpa's house, my sister-in-law, Miss Eva, comes in and says, "Oh, you are here, I didn't know you were here.  Did you just arrive?"

No, i said, i've been here.

"You weren't here when we got here, were you?"

Yes, i arrived around 7:30 this morning.

"That means you had to leave your house by, what time, around 6:30?"


"Oh, that is so early!"

Well, if i'm going to get the place clean and do the shopping, i have to get an early start.

Clothile's Mère done be on de vacation, she done go her to Europe. 

She done be see so many t'ings dat she jes' gots to call an' tell Boudreaux an' Clothile 'bout it, but she done fo'get de time differ'nt.

So she call dem on de house phone at 'bout 5am dere time, an' Boudreaux done 'bout jump out hims skin when de phone ring, an' he fin'ly answer.

Well, Mère-in-law commence to done tole him all 'bout some o' de t'ings she seein' an' doin', an' den she note he not be sayin' much an' he soun' kinda like he bin sleepin'.

"What time it be?" she ax.

An' Boudreaux say, "Five am."

An' Mère-in-law say, "Five am!  Mais, what you be doin' up at dis hour?"


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.     

Mardi Gras wreaths (and a leftover Christmas one!) as well as a few other things that caught my eye in the past weeks.

Carl's Christmas ear muffs, he hasn't put them up yet.


Today is:

Alasitis Fair -- Aymara Indians, Bolivia (offerings to the god of prosperity, now celebrated in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Feast of Our Lady of Peace, for whom La Paz is named)

Beer Can Appreciation Day -- the first canned beer went on sale today in 1935

Belly Laugh Day -- at 1:24pm local time, join the Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World!

Economic Liberation Day -- Togo

Eskimo Pie Day -- patented this day in 1921

Fairy-Four Paganalia -- Fairy Calendar

Gold Rush Day -- US (gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill, sparking the California Gold Rush, in 1848)

National Activity Professionals Week begins -- celebrating the contributions of Activities Professionals in all senior living communities 

National Compliment Day -- begun by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin, a day in which to compliment at least 5 people

National Peanut Butter Day

Opposite Day -- internet generated, and fun if you play it right

Paul Pitcher Day (So called because it is the eve of the Celebration of St. Paul's Conversion on the road to Damascus.  Cornish tin miners would traditionally set up a water pitcher in a public place and throw stones at it to destroy it.  A replacement pitcher was then bought and filled with beer, which was drunk and replenished through the day.  These miners were great inventors for reasons to celebrate, and they did this to rebel against the rule that only water was to be consumed during the work day.)

Sailing of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (people sailed the Nile to converge on Bubastis and celebrate the cat goddess; date approximate)

Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra, begins -- Roman Empire (one of the few dating approximate items on the Roman Calendar, as each area of the Empire celebrated according to the timing of a local magistrate, but now through Feb. 2 was a typical time)

Social Sipping and Nibbling Rehearsal Day -- a day to practice cutting a piece of cake on a paper plate, using a plastic fork, and also balancing a napkin and punch in a paper cup; or practicing what clever thing you will say if you drop it all

St. Francis de Sales' Day (Patron of authors/journalists/writers, confessors, deaf people, educators/teachers; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; against deafness)

TV Game Show Day -- birth anniversary of Mark Goodson

Ziua Unirii -- Romania (Unification Day)

Anniversaries Today:

Popeye meets Olive Oyl, 1929 (in Elzie Segar's Thimble Theater comic strip)

Birthdays Today:

Mischa Barton, 1986

Tatyana Ali, 1979

Ed Helms, 1974

Matthew Lillard, 1970

Mary Lou Retton, 1968

Nastassia Kinski, 1960

Jools Holland, 1958

Yakov Smirnoff, 1951

John Belushi, 1949

Warren Zevon, 1947

Michael Ontkean, 1946

Sharon Tate, 1943

Neil Diamond, 1941

Aaron Neville, 1941

Ray Stevens, 1939

Maria Tallchief, 1925

Jerry Maren, 1920

Oral Roberts, 1918

Ernest Borgnine, 1917

Jack Brickhouse, 1916

Mark Goodson, 1915

Granny D, 1910 (formerly Granny Haddock, or Ethel Doris Haddock, political activist)

Edith Wharton, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I, Puritani"(Bellini Opera), 1835

Today in History:

Caligula, known for his cruel despotism, is assassinated and succeeded by his uncle Claudius, 41

Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders, 1639

The first Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland, 1656

Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga, 1776

The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia,1857

The Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza, with Bucharest as the capital, 1862

General Baden-Powell's publication of Scouting for Boys starts the Boy Scouts movement, 1908

The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective from February 14(NS), 1918

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952

A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost, 1961

Jackie Robinson is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962

Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II, 1972

Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered, 1978

The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, 1984

Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus, 1986

Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe,and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States, 1990

Lara Giddings becomes the first female Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania , 2011

European Bioinformatics Institute scientists announce they have successfully stored audio and text on fragments of DNA, and retrieved them with 99.99% accuracy - the first time in history DNA has been used for data storage, 2013

On this 10th anniversary of the Opportunity rover landing on Mars, NASA announces the rover has discovered clay minerals indicating water flowed on Mars early in the planet's history, 2014

Officials at the World Health Organization state that the number of new Ebola cases is rapidly declining, signaling a reversal of the epidemic, 2015

Seventeen temperature records are broken in South Australia, including the highest ever recorded for the capital Adelaide at 46.6C, 2019


  1. Nice selection today. I like the mini painting on the mini stand.

  2. when himself was in Egypt he couldn't get his head around the time difference and rang around 3am our time. The cats heard his voice and went looking for him for the rest of the night.
    Like River I really like your selections. Again.

  3. I like the flamingoes. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Five am? I'm sleeping at that time. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Our Mom is usually up at 5am thanks to us! Terrific photos too!

  6. Cute joke. And great photos. I am trying to make a Mardi Gras wreath.

  7. Fun jokes and truths ~ LOL ~ great variety of photos ~ Happy Mardi time ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. We loved the joke! It made Mom laugh and coffee come out her nose! We live it when that happens! We are purraying the money turns up! Its too bad the bank charges so much! Sending you a marvellously Happy Day!

  9. I hope the coming week treats you kindly, messymimi...take good care. :)

    I'm about to go and curl up with my two furry mates and join them in having a cat-nap.

  10. When I was working and my kids were small, I have to wake up at 5am to get things ready before I go to work. The weather here is now nice and cool and I feel like curling up like the cat for a catnap. Nice photos of door wreath. Have a great week.


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