Sunday, March 7, 2021

Not Always What It Seems (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 i took the bread Bigger Girl sent in the mail with me to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  She'd wanted them to be able to try it.

It was an organic tomato basil sourdough.  Sweetie thought it was splendid, and i enjoyed the first slice but held off after that to make sure there'd be plenty to take to NOLA.

Miss Eva gave it a big thumbs up, and Grandma was over the moon about it.  In fact, i ended up leaving almost all of it for her, as she'd already eaten 1/3 of the loaf by herself.

Grandpa had a slice even though he told us, "I'm allergic to organic stuff, cause that means it's healthy, and I'm allergic to healthy food."  He ate a very thin slice of the bread and said, "It's not too bad, but I certainly don't want any more!"

Clothile done decide to put de fam'ly on de health food.  She done be searchin' ways to make de food dey eat more healthy, and puttin' mo' veg'table on de table.  When Tee done argue wit' her dat he don' like it, she done tole him dat he need to grow up healthy an' to do dat he done need to eat healthy so he can live him a long life.

One day, Tee done see Boudreaux shakin' hims head at some o' what be on de table, and when Clothile done gone in de kitchen to get som'pin, he say, "Père, do it be true dat when you eat de healthy food, you lives longer?"

An' Boudreaux done shake hims head an' say, "Mais, it sure seem longer!"


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. 

 Bigger Girl's bread arrived in an oversized box and i had a slice right away, then took most of the rest to NOLA.

Mr. BA's orchids are doing well.

The Ice Storm left a lot of damage to gardens and plants, but some of it is recovering (and the weeds didn't even notice!).


Today is:

Bird Day and Arbor Day -- California, US (on Luther Burbank's birth anniversary) 

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill

Get Grandma to Write Down Her Meatloaf Recipe -- or spaghetti, or pound cake, or whatever she specialized in, because if you don't, you will someday regret it

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

Impeachment of March Goblins -- Fairy Calendar

Masaryk Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia (birth anniversary of Tomas Masaryk, politician, sociologist, philosopher, and advocate of Czechoslovakian independence)

Meatfare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day on which meat may be consumed before the Lenten fast); related event:

     Maslenitsa -- Russia (between Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday is Butter Week or Pancake Week, when you stuff yourself before the Orthodox Church Great Lent)

National Be Heard Day -- originally a day for small businesses to speak up, but the website promoting the materials is no longer working

National Cereal Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors 

Nones of March -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances

     Festival of Junonalia -- for Juno

     Festival for Vedovus -- god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements

Say Hello Day -- Bell recieved a patent for the telephone this day in 1876 (although he always believed it should be answered by saying, "Ahoy!"  Yes, really.)

St. Felicity's and St. Perpetua's Day (Patrons of cattle, martyrs; Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain)

Teacher's Day -- Albania

World Folk Tales and Fables Week -- encouraging all people to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths, and legends from around the world; originally sponsored by Language Lizard 

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight    

Birthdays Today:

Jenna Fischer, 1974

Denyce Graves, 1974

Rachel Weisz, 1971

Taylor Dayne, 1962

Ivan Lendl, 1960

Rik Mayall, 1958

Bryan Cranston, 1956

Franco Harris, 1950

John Heard, 1946

Peter Wolf, 1946

Michael Eisner, 1942

Tammy Faye Bakker, 1942

Daniel J. Travanti, 1940

Janet Guthrie, 1938

Willard Herman Scott, 1934

Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, 1930

Maurice Ravel, 1875

Piet Mondriaan, 1875

Luther Burbank, 1849

John Herschel, 1792

Stephen Hopkins, 1707

Rob Roy MacGregor, 1671

Henry Purcell, 1659

Kano Tanju, 1602

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nashville Network(TV network), 1983

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"(Musical), 1967

"The Autumn Garden"(Play), 1951

"The Grand Duke; or, The Statutory Duel"(Operetta), 1896

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire, 321

King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope; Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church, 1530

Massachusetts enacts the first bicameral legislature in the colonies, 1664

The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic, 1798

Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, 1827

Charles Miller patents the first US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes, 1854

The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil was founded, 1886

Roald Amundsen announces that, on Dec. 14, 1911, his expedition had reached the South Pole, 1912

An 8.0 earthquake strikes Tango, Japan, 1927

Bloody Sunday:  Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma, 1965

Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor, 1986

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use, 1994

British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected, 2007

The largest solar flare in five years, occurring March 6, 2012, nears the Earth, threatening to disrupt airline flights, GPS systems and power grids, 2012

The UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing, 2013

Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collaspes into the sea after a storm, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, pictures of a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert, 2019


  1. That bread sounds like a real winner. Of course the weeds didn't notice the storm - and I am glad that other things are recovering well.

  2. The bread sounds quite nice seems Grandma ravished the most haha! 🍞

    LOL @ the joke and always on topic ;-)

    Have a loaftastic safe Sunday 😷😷😷

  3. The yummy bread sounds terrific, good job Bigger Girl! The flowers are starting to look lovely!!!

  4. Cute joke, so true. That is funny that Grandpa doesn't like healthy food being he is a Dr. :) Beautiful blooms.

  5. Extra funny Sunday joke today!

    I do believe in eating healthy (oh yeah, I waver) but I think "Non-GMO" "Organic" and "Gluten free" are mostly just extra expensive words.

  6. That bread sure looks great to me. Yum, yum. Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Someone has a lovely garden. I have a batch of frozen bananas and really should make some banana bread.

  8. No, why is it that the weeds never ever notice inclement weather, while the plants we enjoy or eat almost die at the mere thought of it? Happy that your plants mostly survived.

  9. Funny thing about Basil, I love to smell it, but hate the taste. Giggled at Grandpa being allergic to health food. What if he doesn't know or doesn't get told something is organic or otherwise a healthier version? Then he could enjoy everything.

  10. LOL. I love bread, but I try to limit even the healthy stuff, but that loaf sure looks delicious.

  11. I love bread but not hubby. Beautiful orchids. Hope the plants will recover after the storm.

  12. Oh that bread looks absolutely delicious! Bigger Girl's welcome to send me a loaf. If she runs out of people to send it to!
    Keep those Cajun jokes coming!
    The orchids are just lovely. And I'm so glad the plants are in recovery! New green always gives me hope--even when it's a weed! ;)

  13. Gorgeous floral shots and that bread sounds delicious ~

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