Sunday, April 18, 2021

Her Only Hope (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.

Miss Eva, Uncle P's wife, loves to cook.

There are some things she makes that even my Sweetie will tear into, such as her potato, sausage and onion dish.

Then there are those things she cooks that, well, are not such a hit.

Grandpa freezes them in batches, then sneaks them into the cooler over the course of a couple of weeks for me to bring here, so we can dispose of them.

Aline, Boudreaux an' Clothile's fille (daughter) done be engage to get married, an Clothile done try to taught Aline to cook de bes' she knew how, but de fille jes' din't take to it too well.

Dey keep on tryin', an' one day, to build de confidence, Clothile done tell Aline, "I's goin' let you cook de supper tonight all by you'se'f."

Well, Aline she be in de kitchen fo' hours, an' fin'ly, she done got de fam'ly to set dem down to eat.  Dey give de t'anks, an' den dey tuck in.

Once dey all done gots dem a taste, Aline ax, "Well, what you t'ink?"

An' her frère (brother) Tee done say, "Mais, you bes' hope you know how to kiss better dan you cook!"


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.    

 It's getting closer and closer to summer vacation time, so a few vacation flashback photos just feel right about now.


Today is:

Adult Autism Awarenes Day -- sponsored by

Army Day -- Iran (Rouz-e-Artesh)

Goddess Month of Maia begins

Independence Day -- Zimbabwe(1980)

International Amateur Radio Day/World Amateur Radio Day -- celebrating "ham radio" around the world ARRL

International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO

Invention Day -- Japan

Laundromat Day -- the first self-service "washateria" opened on this date in 1934 in Fort Worth, TX, US

Look-Alike Day -- internet generated, a day to try to look like someone you admire; some sites list it on the 20th

National Animal Cracker Day

National Pet ID Week -- the third full week of April, you are reminded to make sure your pets are microchipped or have an ID tag, just in case

Newspaper Columnists' Day -- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in honor of the anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle    

Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilies of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Sleep Apnea Awareness Day  

Smile Big and Say Hi for No Particular Reason Day -- if some site gave the reason for this, it would defeat the purpose

St. Agapitus Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Agia's Day (Patron against lawsuits)

"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri -- Furukawa, Japan (one of the liveliest dance festivals, with elements of dance styles from around the country; through the 20th)

Volunteer Recognition Week/National Volunteer Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light   

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alabama is founded, 1831

Birthdays Today:

America Ferrara, 1984

Cheryl Ann Haworth, 1983

Melissa Joan Hart, 1976

Eli Roth, 1972

David Tennant, 1971

Maria Bello, 1967

Conan O'Brien, 1963

Eric McCormack, 1963

Jane Leeves, 1961

Eric Roberts, 1956

John James, 1956

John Pankow, 1954

Rick Moranis, 1954

Dorothy Lyman, 1947

James Woods, 1947

Hayley Mills, 1946

Robert Hooks, 1937

Barbara Hale, 1921

Leopold Stokowski, 1882

Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, 1880

Clarence Darrow, 1857

Lucrezia Borgia, 1480

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(Musical), 1994

"Real People"(TV), 1979

"Call Me Mister"(Musical), 1946

Today in History:

Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025

The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506

The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738

The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775

Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783

Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881

The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899

Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902

Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902

The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906

The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912

"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923

Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924

The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934

The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949

29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958

The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980

The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, from the Triple-A International League, begin the longest game in professional baseball history, 33 innings, 1981

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision, 2007

Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can suport liquid water at the surface, 2013

Black Pantheris the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened, 2018


  1. Heh, perhaps Aline's husband will do the cooking?
    I love that sandcastle :)

  2. LOVE your flashbacks and hope that this year's vacation is equally as beautiful.
    And a big yes to Aline's husband learning to cook.

  3. Wonderful Sunday Selections and your Sunday funny made me think of my husband. Not only could he cook but wow could he kiss, unlike Aline.

  4. I loved the story this morning. As long as she enjoys with her husband in bed, she'll be OK. LOL Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. "Kissing" does trump cooking...especially in the beginning of a relationship.

  6. Su,mmer vacation and a Cajun joke - just what I needed today! Thank you.

  7. Cute joke and beautiful photos. :) XO

  8. Fun cajun joke and gorgeous series of photos ~ XX

    Did not feel well most of the weekend ~ so no posts or comments ~ slowly on the mend.

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Those are really cool photos and that's such a funny food story!

  10. Mimi! Your random photos are spectacular! WOW! I loved the joke and the story about smuggling into the cooler. We hope you have a marvellously happy day!