Sunday, May 16, 2021

Better (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, Uncle P was watching a baseball game and it sparked a couple of discussions.  Grandma talked about listening to games on the radio as a child.  We talked about whether the pitcher would be pulled after he gave up 2 homers in a row.

Finally, Grandma commented that it might be fun to be an umpire.  "Think I should go to umpire school?" she asked teasingly.

If you don't mind being yelled at and having to break up fights, i guess it could be a good job.

Boudreaux, Tee Boudreaux, an' Thibodeaux done be comin' home from de ball game dat be play between dey team an' de team from up de bayou in de nex' town.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux be talkin' 'bout why dey team done lost de game, wit' Boudreaux sayin' it be de manager be no good, an' Thibodeaux sayin' it be de umpire were prejudice 'gainst de team.

Dey be goin' back an' fo'th 'bout it, an' fin'ly Tee done say, "It be our fault!"

An' Boudreaux ax, "How it be our fault?"

An' Tee say, "Mais, if we'd done been born in de town up de bayou, we'd be fans o' de better team!"


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 was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.       

rEcess and sky shots this week.

Pizza Party!

'Cause we have to pretend we like healthy food, too.

Hoo, boy!

Peggy, out of the wheelchair and showing she knows her colors now.

Lots of running was done.

We liked the cookies, maybe a little too much.

Playing in the gym.

Artwork.  Grown volunteers have as much fun coloring as the kids.

Lined up for supper (tube feeding by the nurse).


Today is:

Aunt's Day -- you honored your mother last week, if you have an aunt who has been good to you and a good influence, call today and let her know

Biographer's Day -- anniversary of the day Boswell met Johnson in 1763

Hires Root Beer Day -- pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires created it on this day in 1866

Love a Tree Day -- and read about the love of a tree, in Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

Middlesex Day -- Middlesex, England (although it is only a postal county now, many celebrate the heritage of what was once the county that included London)

National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

National Emergency Medical Services Week begins -- US (this year's theme is "This is EMS: Caring for our Communities")     

Neighbor Day -- Rhode Island, US (a "Day of Special Observance" here, and they encourage everyone, before summer starts, get to know your neighbors so you will have more people with whom to enjoy the season)

Sea-Monkey® Day -- as declared by someone who likes these little brine shrimp as pets; for info on keeping Sea Monkeys, check here; for ideas about how to celebrate there is a site about how to worship sea monkeys   

Shavuot -- Judaism (Feast of Weeks; begins at sundown, through sundown on the 18th)

Sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" in Rounds Day -- but not around me, please, or i might do something drastic

Sneeze Without Embarrassment Day -- because of pollen levels, as declared by Karen Richmond, of Eastport, MI, US

Spaghetti-Os Day -- they were first sold on this day in 1966

Stepmothers' Day -- the too often overlooked and unsung heroines of families; if you have one, and she has been there for you, thank her today

St. Brendan the Voyager's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, travellers, whales; Ardfert, Ireland; Clonfert, Ireland; Kerry, Ireland)

St. Honorius of Amiens' Day (Patron of bakers[especially bakers of communion wafers], cake makers, candlemakers, chandlers, confectioners, florists, flour merchants, oil refiners, pastry chefs; against drought)

St. John of Nepomuk's Day (Patron of bridges, bridge builders, confessors, discretion, good and right confession, running water, silence; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Slovakia; against calumnies, floods, indiscretions, and slander)

Sudan People's Liberation Army Day -- South Sudan

Teachers' Day -- Malaysia

U.S.Nickel Day -- the first U.S. five-cent nickel was minted on this day in 1866

Wear Purple for Peace Day -- the idea being that until we become a peaceful species, the aliens won't visit

Anniversaries Today:

Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, marries Marie Antoinette, 1770

Edgar Allen Poe marries his cousin Virginia Clemm, 1836 

Birthdays Today:

Megan Fox, 1986

Matt Ryan, 1985

Jim Sturgess, 1981

Tori Spelling, 1973

David Boreanaz, 1971

Gabriela Sabatini, 1970

Tracey Gold, 1969

Janet Jackson, 1966

Mare Winningham, 1959

Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1957

Olga Korbut, 1955

Debra Winger, 1955

Pierce Brosnan, 1953

Bob Edwards, 1947

Bill Smitrovich, 1947

Billy Martin, 1928

Liberace, 1919

Woody Herman, 1913

Louis "Studs" Terkel, 1912

Margaret Rey, 1906

Henry Fonda, 1905

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, 1804

William Seward, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Top Gun(Film), 1986

"McCartney II"(album release), 1980

"Listen to What the Man Said"(Single release), 1975

"Annie Get Your Gun"(Musical), 1946

"Dalibor"(Opera), 1868

Today in History:

The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence is re-established as a republic, 1527

Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England, 1532

Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer, James Boswell, in London, 1763

Denmark abolishes slave trade, 1792

The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail, 1843

Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer, 1866

A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight, 1919

Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc, 1920

Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel, 1948

The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between John F Kennedy International Airport (then Idlewild Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines, 1951

Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California, 1960

China's Cultural Revolution begins, 1966

The Soviet Venera 5 spacecraft lands on Venus, 1969

India annexes Sikkim  after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favour of merging with India, 1975

Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 1975

The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain, 1986

A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine, 1988

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the US Houses of Congress, 1991

Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote, 2005

The oldest water ever found is discovered in a Canadian mine; the water dates back 2.6 billion years, 2013


  1. Thank you Mimi. Inspiring. God bless you always.

  2. Very nice to see the kids having fun.
    We had a pizza party day today, Sunday at my daughter's place. Home made pizzas, yum.

  3. rEccess looks brilliant. Fun for the kids and a much needed break for their families. Love the skies too.

  4. Another great joke and delightful pictures.

  5. Balanced meal with pizza and salad. We all love cookies. Adults and kids having a great bonding time. Beautiful sky shots. Have a blessed Sunday.

  6. The cookies sure looked tasty Mimi especially the colored ones. Yum. yum

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Cute joke and great photos. XO

  8. LOL @ the joke heheh!

    Loved the selections and the food lol

    Have a healthytastic Sunday 👍

  9. That was a cute story, play ball! How sweet to see the rEcess group having a good time!

  10. I like that umpire story. ALways good to hear your Cajun stories too. Good stuff here always and I am glad to be back. Have a great week. HUGS

  11. The Cajan joke rocks! And the photos are purrfect! It has been so ling since I had pizza I don't know if I liked that photo or the sky shots the best! I hope you had a most excellent weekend.

  12. I have to tell you, there are very few jokes that tickle quite like your Cajun jokes! I SO love the adventures of Thibodeaux and Boudreaux. And today, Tee. Yep. I think a lot of us were just born in the wrong place!
    Love the sunrises and sunsets! BEAUTIFUL!

  13. Fun Cajun joke and fantastic photos ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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