Sunday, February 7, 2021

Memories (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.


Grandma and Grandpa keep complaining about each other's memories.  Both of them have no signs of anything other than the usual age-related memory loss just about everyone can expect to get (thank Heaven) but that doesn't stop them from getting upset with each other when something is forgotten.


Clothile done be fuss 'cause Boudreaux done fo'got sum'pin at de grocery again.


"You done be losin' you mem'ry!" she tole him.


"I gots me a mem'ry like de steel trap!" Boudreaux snap back.


"Den how come you cain't 'member what I done need from de store?" Clothile ax.


"Mais, it be rusted shut, an' it jes' don' open an' let stuff out like it usta!"



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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.     


Got a bit of this and that, as usual.  


Mr. BA has a new toy, and another box to open:




No, i don't know what it does.

Future fun.



He put the orchids out to catch the rain: 





We're starting to see blooms, including the azaleas:






With almost all Mardi Gras festivities being cancelled (they are even shutting all bars in NOLA on Fat Tuesday!) people are making their own "floats" and fun:











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Today is:


British Yorkshire Pudding Day -- UK (celebrating this delicious traditional dish, and here's how to make it right)   


Charles Dickens Day -- read a chapter or two of his work, in honor of his birth


Daniel Boone Escape Day -- he escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him


Dump Your Significant Jerk Day -- beginning of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week; make a resolve and do it now, before Valentine's Day


Feast of Mulk (Dominion) -- Baha'i


Four Chaplains Sunday -- Interfaith 


Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -- because you have to do it at least once a year


Independence Day -- Grenada(1974)


Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes


Marriage Week -- UK (part of the Futureway Trust, and now observed around the world, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life)     


National Fettucini Alfredo Day


National Hangover Awareness Day -- internet generated and shouldn't it be on Jan.1?


Scout Sunday -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church and represent scouting to their congregation)


Send a Card to a Friend Day -- wonder which card company created this one


Saint Theodore Stratelates' Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; for finding lost objects)


Super Bowl Sunday; related observance

     National Popcorn Day

     Souper Bowl of Caring (turn your Super Bowl Party into a way to help people in your community) 


Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; wave to your neighbors, let them know you like them



Birthdays Today:


Tina Majorino, 1985

Ashton Kutcher, 1978

Chris Rock, 1965

Garth Brooks, 1962

Eddie Izzard, 1962

James Spader, 1960

Miguel Ferrer, 1954

Hector Babenco, 1946

Pete Postlethwaite, 1945

Gay Talese, 1932

Keefe Brasselle, 1923

Eddie Bracken, 1920

Oscar Brand, 1920

Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908

Sinclair Lewis, 1885

James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883

Alfred Adler, 1870

Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834

Charles Dickens, 1812

John Deere, 1804

Sir Thomas More, 1478



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"America's Most Wanted"(TV), 1988

"Blazing Saddles"(Film), 1974

"Pinocchio"(Disney animated Film), 1940

"The Cat and the Canary"(Play), 1922

"Kid Auto Races at Venice"(first Charlie Chaplin "Little Tramp" Film), 1914

"Chantecler"(Rostand Play), 1910

"The Deserter"(first ballet performed in US), 1827

"Il Matrimonio Segreto" (Comarosa Opera), 1792



Today in History:


The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238

Edward of Carnarvon,later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301

The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497

King Philip II forms an inquistion in South America, 1569

Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812

The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856

The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881

The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891

Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898

Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904

The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907

Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914

The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915

Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928

Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979

Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984

The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990

Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991

The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992

Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999

Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, 2009

In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer, Findus, withdrew its beef lasagne meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer Comigel contained horsemeat, 2013

All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to a DNA study published in Nature, 2018

8 comments:

  1. Love this eclectic collection - and have a particular weakness for the pink flamingoes. I love that people haven't forgotten how to make their own fun too.

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  2. I love the porch with the silhouettes. Really feels a bit like the French Quarter. (At least, to us tourists!)

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  3. What a lively post ~ fun joke ~ and mardi gras deco ~ great photos too.

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Memories sure can be tricky. Love those fun photos!

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  5. My friend who used to live in Louisiana says the Mardi Gras, while changed, is going ahead in the neighborhoods. Good Cajun joke and I must remember to use that sometime today, as I forget stuff everyday.

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  6. Cute joke. My trap is rusty too. :) People in your area sure know how to decorate.

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  7. Love the MardiGras decorations especially the silhouettes on the porch. I like Boudreaux's explanation for his memory too, I might use that myself one day.

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