Sunday, February 14, 2021

Perfect Gift (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.

Happy Valentine's Day!  Sweetie and i agreed, only something edible, so he got me some very dark chocolate, and i got him some Seeduction Bread that he likes as much as Grandma does.

We've been together too long to pressure each other about gifts.

Thibodeaux done ax Boudreaux if he done got Clothile ennyt'in' fo' de Valentine Day.

"I be done havin' de worse time t'inkin' o' de gift!" Thibodeaux say.

An' Boudreaux say, "Dis year, I be lucky, I done hear Clothile on de phone say she like her de accessories, so I done gots her a bag an' a belt."

"Dat soun' like it be de great idea!" Thibodeaux say.

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui!  An' dat vacuum cleaner be goin' run better dan ever now!"


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.     

The first two are from Mr. KW's collection of hunting/fishing clothes that i helped sort:

It took a while!

His very favorite ever.

How about the Japanese magnolias/tulip trees, and other flora:

A bit of Mardi Gras, because you cannot suppress it totally (and i may have posted a few of these before, i lose track!):


Today is:

Bird Mating Season begins -- according to legend, in honor of St. Valentine

Blessing of the Salmon Nets -- Norham, Northumberland, England & North Shields, Northumbria, England (just before midnight, nets are blessed and right after midnight, the first nets of the season are thrown out; anything caught is presented to the officiating vicar)

Day Sacred to Juno Lupa -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno of the Wolf)

Daytona 500 Race -- Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL, US

Fasching Sunday -- Germany and Austria, and among German speaking peoples; the Party before Lent really kicks up now

Feast of Vali -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (archer god, an Asatru answer to the Valentine celebration, which is really a thinly disguised Lupercalia)

Ferris Wheel Day -- birth anniversary of G.W.G. Ferris, Jr.

Fjortende Februar -- Denmark (Danish lovers send each other snowdrop flowers.)

Hall Sunday -- meaning Hallowed Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, which has many traditions associated with it

International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

International Flirting Week -- always the Sun-Sat that encompases Valentine's Day; if you are married, flirt with your mate, it's fun!

International Quirkyalone Day -- a day to value your individuality, whether you are partnered or not; for those who prefer to be single and not dating just for the sake of dating 

League of Women Voter's Day -- US

Library Lovers Day -- for those whose favorite companion is a great book

National Call In Single Day -- what a lot of men who feel pressured to be romantic on this day wish they could do, i'm sure!

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

National Have-a-Heart Day -- to create awareness of the impact of our food choices on the environment, world hunger, animal welfare and human health—especially heart health

National Nest Box Week -- UK; US (begun in the UK, this is a week to build or put up a nest box in your yard to encourage our avian friends and give them safe places to raise their young)

National Organ Donor Day -- US, but no matter where you live, consider leaving instructions about this to your loved ones

Race Relations Day -- originally on Lincoln's birth anniversary, now on the day promoting love

Rafik Hairi Memorial Day -- Lebanon

Random Acts of Kindness Week -- always Valentine's Week

Read to Your Child Day -- to start their love of learning early (and do it daily!)

Sts. Cyril & Methodius' Day (Patrons ecumenism, unity of Eastern and Western Churches; Bohemia; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Europe; Moravia; the Slavic peoples)

Transfiguration Sunday -- Christian

Trifon Zarezan -- Bulgaria (Viticulturists' Day; since Thracian times, a day to celebrate Dionysus and wine)

Valentine's Day (St. Valentine of Rome, Patron of apiarists/beekeepers, betrothed couples, greeting card manufacturers, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, travellers, young people; Bussolengo, Italy; against epilepsy, fainting, plague)

World Marriage Day -- sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter   

Zacchaeus Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Garcia weds Deborah Koons, 1994

US League of Women Voters formed, 1920

Arizona becomes the 48th US state, 1912

Oregon becomes the 33rd US state, 1859

Birthdays Today:

Drew Bledsoe, 1972

Jessica Yu, 1966

Zach Galligan, 1964

Enric Colantoni, 1963

Meg Tilly, 1960

Renee Fleming, 1959

Raymond Joseph Teller, 1948

Gregory Hines, 1946

Carl Bernstein, 1944

Michael Bloomberg, 1942

Andrew Prine, 1936

Florence Henderson, 1934

Vic Morrow, 1932

Hugh Downs, 1921

Mel Allen, 1913

Jimmy Hoffa, 1913

Jack Benny, 1894

George Washington Gale Ferris,Jr., 1859

Winfield Scott Hancock, 1824

Frederick Douglass, 1817

Mary Ann "Aunt Mary" Prout, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cloud Nine"(Play), 1978

"The Maltese Falcon"(Publication date), 1930

"Sinbad"(Musical), 1918

"Importance of Being Earnest"(Play), 1895

Today in History:

The annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg make the first known mention of Lithuania, 1009

Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg, 1349

Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases the Jews out of Vienna, 1670

The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, 1778

James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii, 1779

John Jervis and Horatio Nelson lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar, 1797

The apple parer is patented by Moses Coats of Downington, Pennsylvania, 1803

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of the US Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void, 1803

The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio, 1835

In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken, 1849

Esther Hobart Morris is appointed the first female Justice of the Peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870

A.G. Bell and Elisha Gray both apply for a patent for a telephone; Bell first by only 2 hours, and is ruled the rightful inventor, 1876

The first trainload of California grown fruit, oranges, leaves L.A. for the east,1889

Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections, 1899

The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar, 1918

The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1920

The Bank of England is nationalized, 1946

ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled, 1946

The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time, 1949

Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, 1961

The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit, 1989

Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system , 1990

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft becomes first vehicle to land on an asteroid (433 Eros), 2001

Love letters written between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University, 2012

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, now the world's largest solar energy plant, opens in the Mojave Desert; the $2.2 billion plant, owned by Google, NRG Energy, and BrightSource energy, spans five square miles and can provide power to 140,000 homes, 2014

JP Morgan becomes the first bank to create its own crypo-currency, JPM Coin, 2019


  1. How I love the magnolias - a tree I have tried and failed to grow.

  2. So wonderful flowers - and yes to the bird mating season staring today. Despite minus 12 Celsius I heard a pair of doves cooing this morning!

  3. Beautiful flowers. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Hubby and I were not bothered with exchanging Valentine gifts. A couple brought over a small cake to celebrate with us. A simple yet fun and happy occasion where 3 old couples celebrated our Valentine's Day.

  5. I got hubby a huge chocolate cake for breakfast with a fancy card. In this icy weather it was a perfect gift.

  6. Gifts don't happen here either. Too bad Mardi Gras won't be the same this year.

  7. I'd be happy with a new vacuum!

  8. Since my plans for the day already centered around a library book and chocolate bon-bons, I'm feeling somewhat perspicacious right now! (Not to mention, the tiniest bit smug...)

  9. So much history! In Ireland, Feb. 1 is St. Bridget's Day, traditionally seen as the day to plant potatoes.

  10. WoW! That is almost as much Camo I got out my husband's closet last summer when we had the Manly Man Estate Sale, I got $35 for his fishing vest wich looked identical to Mr KWs! Love. Love seeing the magnolias! Its still about 2 months before we get any buds here. Great joke, but I did get a new Vacuum belt and bag one Valentines Day! I LOVE your posts! They are AWESOME! Have a marvellously Happy Valentines Day! Barb

  11. That was a great joke! We only do cards and some candy.
    Beautiful blooms and I like all the Mardi Gras decorations. Happy Valentine's Day! XO

  12. That magnolia tree is gorgeous.

  13. Heeheehee! I just love your Cajun stories!
    And what is it about bright colours that just cheers the soul?!

  14. Your Cajun stories are the best! That magnolia tree is stunning. W O W ! We bought 1/2 lb. dark truffles. We eat one per day perthe two of us until they are gone. THey our oldest son and phamily bought us a lb. and 6 oz. of Russell Stover chocolates. We are in trouble. SInce I have this sinus and headache junk I am very careful until I feel better. Take care and stay safe.