Sunday, April 4, 2021

Colorful (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


A blessed and beautiful Happy Easter to all.  He Is Risen!


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 decided that Easter is too soon for a family gathering at a restaurant, we will try for Mother's Day.  Meanwhile, we are all on our own for an Easter celebration.  

Boudreaux done come home from de church service on Easter Sunday an' set him down in front de TV an' turn on hims favorite Star Trek episodes.

Clothile one scold him fo' spendin' de holiday on de couch and he say, "De kids not goin' be here fo' de holiday from the Covid, so Easter be de perfect day to watch all de good episode wit' de Klingons."

An' Clothile ax, "Why you t'ink dis be de perfect day to watch dem Klingons?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, today be de good day to dye!"


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.    

A few shots of Easter decor that i've been able to snap while out and about driving to jobs:


Today is:

Ballroom Dance Day -- dance with your sweetheart today in honor of the birth anniversary of Arthur Murray

Bonza Bottler Day™

Children's Day -- Taiwan

Easter -- Christian (remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus)

     National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day -- US (always on Easter Sunday)

     Paskar -- Iceland (Easter, the day trolls and evil beings sleep through the day, so an auspicious day to look for the wishing stone)

Homogenized Milk Day -- a machine to homogenize milk was patented this day in 1892 by Auguste Gaulin

Hug a Newsman/Newswoman Day -- an internet generated holiday, and to be extra careful again this year, offer a friendly wave and words of encouragement instead

Independence Day -- Senegal(1960)

International Carrot Day -- really!   

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action -- UN

Matsuyama Haru Matsuri -- Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (Spring celebrations incorporating the Matsuyama Castle festival and the Dogo Hot Springs festival)

Megalesia, a/k/a Festival of Magna Mater -- Ancient Roman Calendar (great mother festival for Cybele; through the 9th)

National Cordon Bleu Day

National Library Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA, this year's theme is "Welcome To Your Library")   

National Reading a Roadmap Day -- another internet holiday that some sites call "Learn to Read A Roadmap Day," but a good one to observe; you need to know how to read one when your GPS battery dies, after all

Ose Matsuri -- Ose Shrine, ShizouKa Prefecture, Japan (men dressed in women's clothes dance a lively jig on board a boat afloat in the harbour which is festooned with flags and streamers while taiko groups play drums on shore in this festival thought to date back to a wife wanting to protect her fisherman-husband by giving him a kimono)

Peace Day -- Angola

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (ends at sundown tonight)

Quing Ming Jie -- China; Hong Kong; Macau; North Korea; Taiwan (Tomb Sweeping Day, last day of the Quingming Festival)(a/k/a Festival of Clear Brightness, Festival for Tending Graves, Grave Sweeping Day, Chinese Memorial Day, Tomb Sweeping Day, Spring Remembrance, and All Souls Day (not to be confused with the Roman Catholic holiday of the same name); the festival includes kite flying and rituals to call the spring rains, as well as cleaning the graves of ancestors and offering them gifts)

St. Benedict the African's Day (Patron of African missions; African-Americans; Palermo, Sicily, Italy)

St. Isidore of Seville's Day (Patron of computer technicians, computer users, computers, the Internet, schoolchildren, students)

Swedish-American Friendship Day

Tell a Lie Day -- an internet generated holiday; the only day it is acceptable! make sure, after today, to clear it up, trust me

Victims of Violence Day -- anniversary of the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vitamin C Day -- the vitamin was isolated on this day in 1932 by C.C, King at the University of Pittsburgh

Walk Around Things Day -- fun to do, it makes people look at you funny

World Rat Day -- pet rat lovers everywhere, unite and introduce your friends to your pet rats

ZAB Death Anniversary -- Pakistan 

Anniversary Today:

Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation, 1975

Birthdays Today:

David Blaine, 1973

Dave Mirra, 1972

Jill Scott, 1972

Barry Pepper, 1970

Nancy McKeon, 1966

Robert Downey, Jr., 1965

David Gavurin, 1963

Gary Moore, 1952

Christine Lahti, 1950

Craig T. Nelson, 1946

Kitty Kelley, 1942

Angelo Bartlett "Bart" Giamatti, 1938

Michael Parks, 1938

Anthony Perkins, 1932

Maya Angelou, 1928

Muddy Waters, 1915

Frances Langford, 1914

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 1908

John Cameron Swayze, 1906

Arthur Murray, 1895

Isoroku Yamamoto, 1884

Linus Yale, Jr., 1821

Dorothea Dix, 1802

Today in History:

Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world, 1581

Sir Robert Walpole becomes First Lord of the Treasury of England, and is so influential in the Cabinet that he is considered the de facto first Prime Minister of England, 1721

Napoleon abdicates for the first time, 1814

Casparus van Wooden of Amsterdam patents chocolate milk powder, 1828

William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served, 1841

Bryant's Minstrels debut the song "Dixie" in a blackface minstrel show, 1859

Susanna Medora Salter is elected the first US woman mayor, in Argonia, KS, 1887

Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund is established, 1902

An earthquake in India's Kangra Valley kills 20,000, destroys most of three cities, 1905

Vitamin C was first isolated by C.C. King at the University of Pittsburgh, 1932

Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty, creating NATO, 1949

Martin Luther King, Jr., is assasinated, 1968

Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart (the patient survived for 65 hours), 1969

The World Trade Center in NYC is dedicated, 1973

Bill Gates and Paul Allen form Microsoft, 1975

Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space, 1983

Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation", 1994

Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, 1996

The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War, 2002

15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released, 2007

The most distant supernova on record is found by the Hubble Space Telescope, 2013

The "Pink Star" diamond sells at an auction in Hong Kong for a record $71 million, 2017


  1. Love all the decorations. I've never once thought of decorating for Easter, but one of my daughters used to leave her plastic Christmas tree up and exchange the Christmas Star for a rabbit at Easter and then later for a plastic pumpkin for Halloween, but one day the tree fell apart and that was the end of that.

  2. Loved driving with you. I have never seen Easter decorations here.
    I hope your Easter is blessed.

  3. I just love your Easter decorations, especially the bunny! Happy Easter Mimi.

  4. Mimi, have a very blessed Easter my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Happy Easter mimi 🥚🥚🥚

    What lovely photos

    LOL @ the joke heheh!

  6. Those are some pretty good Easter decorations. Happy Easter from all of us!

  7. Cute joke. My hubby and I are trekkies. Great decorations. Happy Easter! XO

  8. Well, you know I'm not going to complain about spending my Sundays with Star Trek!

  9. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing these great shots. :)

    I hope you're having a lovely, relaxed Easter weekend, messymimi..take good care. :)

  10. Boudreaux be d bes.

    (sorry for my bad attempt at Cajun dialect)

  11. Boudreaux done made my day. Agin. Dat man...
    I love the Easter decorations! Easter is such a wonderful, hopeful time for me. My Saviour is risen. And spring is definitely on its way!

  12. You link up to the coolest hops! I need to try some of them. I only write a TToT these days, and I need inspiration!

  13. I love your photos. You find such great stuff. Aw.. Muddy Waters on the birthday list. I LOVED that man. Oh goodness, he was AHmazing.....