Sunday, February 28, 2021

It Usually Works That Way (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.


At Grandma and Grandpa's we were discussing people's ages, and how "none of us are getting any younger."  As usual, i find the expression odd, as it should be obvious that's true of everyone, even the babies born yesterday.


Clothile done be talkin' 'bout a frien' she done had in high school dat move away.  She done foun' de frien' online an' she tell Boudreaux, "I done be amaze when she done tole me her age!"


An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, if she done be de same age as you back in de high school, den she goin' still be de same age as you now!"



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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.    


 How about another flashback post:























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Today is:


Car Keys and Small Change Day 


Dia de Andalucia -- Andalucia, Spain


DNA Day -- day in 1953 when Watson and Crick determined the double helix structure of DNA


Februalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (purification of Rome performed by citizens making sacrifices to the dead)


Floral Design Day -- a day to acknowledge this art form, sponsored by Rittners Floral School


Kalevala Day -- Finland (Finnish Culture Day)


National Chocolate Souffle' Day


National Science Day -- India


National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22, depending on whom you ask


Nylon Day -- the first aliphatic polyamides were produced on this day in 1935


Peace Memorial Day -- Taiwan


Public Sleeping Day -- this one even has a wikiHow page 


Rare Disease Day -- International   


St. Hedwig of Poland's Day (Patron of queens)


St. Romanus' Day (Patron of the mentally ill; against drowning, insanity)


Teacher's Day -- Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Jordan; Libya; Morocco; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen



Anniversaries Today:


University of Pittsburgh is chartered, 1787



Birthdays Today (followed by Feb. 29 Birthdays)


Ali Larter, 1976

Robert Sean Leonard, 1969

John Tuturro, 1957

Gilbert Gottfried, 1955

Bernadette, Peters, 1948

Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, 1945

Brian Jones, 1942

Mario Andretti, 1940

Tommy Tune, 1939

Gavin MacLeod, 1930

Frank Gehry, 1929

Svetiana Allilueva, 1926

Charles Durning, 1923

Zero Mostel, 1915

Earl Scheib, 1907

Milton Caniff, 1907

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, 1906

Vincente Minnelli, 1903

Linus Pauling, 1901

Ben Heckt, 1894

Charles Blondin, 1824

John Tenniel, 1820

Mary Lyon, 1797

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533



Antonio Sabato, Jr., 1972

Tony Robbins, 1960

Gretchen Christopher, 1940

Jack Lousma, 1936

Dinah Shore, 1916

Jimmy Dorsey, 1904

William Wellman, 1896

Herman Hollerith, 1860



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"On Golden Pond"(Play), 1979

"La Reine de Saba"(Opera), 1862

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling(Publication date), 1749



Today in History:


Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China, BC202

The first edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" is published, 1749

John Wesley charters the Methodist Church, 1784

The first commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) is chartered, 1827

Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec), 1838

Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor, 1849

The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire, 1870

The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone, 1885

The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched, 1893

Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force, 1897

Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain, 1922

DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents Nylon, 1935

Basketball is televised for the first time, 1940

In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives, 1947

James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April Nature (pub. April 2), 1953

The first-ever color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public, 1954

The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué, 1972

Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum, 1980

GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way, 1997

First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace, 1998

Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947, 2004

Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft, 2007

Egypt annunces the discovery of a granite head from a statue of King Tut's grandfather, Amenhotep III, 2010

Scientists announce they've been able to connect the brains of two rats so that they share information, 2013

The Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607), lost for many years and rediscovered in an attic in Toulouse in 2014, is finally brought to auction, selling for to $171 million, 2019

10 comments:

  1. All I can say to your selections this week is awwww. Charming one and all.

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  2. Charming photos and a cood Cajun joke. But this time I agree with Clothile, it's funny how it always surprises me that people I once knew and now see again, are not young, as I remember them, but old same as me ;)

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  3. Beautiful flowers. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

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  4. Wonderful selections. Its been almost a year since we have been staying at home most of the time and now that I get back to meeting some of my friends, I have noticed that we have grown so much older.

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  5. Wow. Someone put some work into that Yardi Gras, didn't they?

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  6. I loved the idea of the Yardi Gras. That was so smart. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

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  7. Those are great photos and that's too funny about the age thing.

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  8. Mom laughed when she saw the age thing! And we LOVE all the photos! And who would have though there was a small change and car keys day! You are awesome! Have a marvellously happy day!

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  9. Cute joke. Great photos, so many cute kitties.

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  10. I love your selections very much this week.

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