Sunday, May 2, 2021

Gift of Gab (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selectionst


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.

We are planning for Mother's Day next weekend, and asking Grandma what she could actually use as a gift is not easy.  She finally let me order her some fun art stuff online.  She had to pick what she wanted, since i wouldn't have a clue.

Out in front Boudreaux' house dere be de big, big statue o' de Guardin' Angel.  It gots big wings an' it be tall, it be de bigges' garden statue in de whole o' dat bayou.

Well, it done be dere fo' many year, an' young Tee never done t'ink 'bout it much, but den one day he go stan' in front de statue, an' Boudreaux done see him an' come over.  Tee done ax, "Père, what fo' we gots such a big statue in de yard?"

An' Boudreaux say, "It be because you Great-Gran-Mère an' Great-Gran-Père.  You Great-Gran-Père done overhear Great-Gran-Mère say she want her de halo statue, an' it be her birthday soon, so he goes him to the priest.

"He done tole de priest dat Great-Gran-Mère want her de halo statue, an' it be her birthday comin', an' could de priest he'p him get her a nice, big statue fo' de garden.

"Well, de priest he done say he goin' he'p, he goin' order de statue an' have it deliver an' Great-Gran-Père can jes' pay him when it come.

"De day befo' her birthday, de statue come in, in de great big crate, an' it done take Great-Gran-Père an' t'ree o' hims frien's to get it out an' in de place in de garden, an' it be de bigges' an' de bes' garden statue enny o' dem ever done see.

"Den Great-Gran-Mère come home, an' she be so surprise!  She be jes' smilin', an' she done say it be de mos' beautiful  statue she ever done see."

"An' Great-Gran-Père say, 'Dis be jes' what you want fo' you birthday, right?'

"An' Great-Gran-Mère say, 'Oh, it be beautiful, an' I love it, an' I be's glad you done gots it an' I wants to keep it, but it not be exactly what I was t'inkin' 'bout.'

"So Great-Gran-Père ax, 'Din't you want de halo statue?'

"An' Great-Gran-Mère say, 'Mais, I was t'inkin' 'bout one dem boxes on de wall dat it ring and you pick up an' you say, "Hay-lo, 'stat you?"'"


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 pictures from a walk around Becca's neighborhood last week.


Today is:

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Be Kind to Animals Week -- sponsored by the American Humane Association, through Saturday 

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Community Day -- M, Spain

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Easter/Pascha -- Orthodox Christian

Flag Day -- Poland

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Bereaved Mothers' Day   

International Dawn Chorus Day -- encouaging everyone to get up early and join others in listening to the early morning bird chorus 

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

Martyr's Day -- Lebanon

Mayday for Mutts -- originally sponsored, but now celebrated by many animal rescues on different dates    

Mother's Day -- Angola; Cape Verde; Hungary; Lithuania; Mozambique; Portugal; Romania; Spain

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Infertility Survival Day® -- US (encouraging infertility survivors to reach out to those still coming to terms with being diagnosed as infertile) 

National Travel and Tourism Week begins -- US (this year's theme:  "Power of Travel")   

National Truffles Day

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Root Canal Awareness Week begins -- originally sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists   

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

World Laughter Day -- sponsored by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement 

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985

Jenna Von Oy, 1977

David Beckham, 1975

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972

Elizabeth Berridge, 1962

Christine Baranski, 1952

Larry Gatlin, 1949

Lesley Gore, 1946

David Suchet, 1946

Bianca Jagger, 1945

Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936

Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925

Theodore Bikel, 1924

Satyajit Ray, 1921

Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903

Baron Von Richthofen, 1892

Hedda Hopper, 1885

Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984

"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936

"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932

Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885

"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750

Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536

John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559

Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568

King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670

William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780

Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829

Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866

Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885

Cree and Assiniboine  warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885

The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885

Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887

General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918

Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938

The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952

Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955

The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969

The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986

The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000

Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008

Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013

New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018 

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney for transplant, to a hospital in Baltimore, MD, US, 2019

Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci (from Queen Elizabeth's collection) is revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, 2019

A clean-up on Mt Everest ends, having removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks, 2019

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record, lifting 501kg (1,104lb), 2020


  1. "Hay-Lo 'stat you"hahahahaha
    Love all the colourful flower beds and tree lined avenues :)

  2. Walking with you is beautiful.
    I would often like a home without the 'hal-lo 'stat ypu' though. Much more peaceful.

  3. What a lovely neighbourhood I enjoyed that walk :-)
    LOL @ the joke as always ha1

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday 👍

  4. I admire your dedication and hard work in this blog. Thank you also for the lovely and cheerful photos.

    God bless, Mimi.

  5. I couldn't stop laughing, " "Hay-lo, 'stat you?" That reminds me of my dad. He came from Italy and he spoke good English but there were some words he found hard to clearly say and hello was one of them. When the phone rang he picked up the phone and said, " jello " I would laugh and he would say Paul what's so funny.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. That was a good one and such pretty, pretty photos!

  7. Fun story ~ LOL ~ and wonderful Spring time photos ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That was a funny one. :) Beautiful blooms. XO

  9. Wonderful and colourful flower photos. Thanks a lot for the walk.

  10. At least they didn't have the nerve to call it Root Canal Apprecitation Week!
    Pretty flowers. We're still in the tulip phase... lovely but not much variety yet.

  11. Happy |Truffles Day! I first heard the Halo Statue joke as a French Canadian Joke! But the Cajans originally came from Canada! And I love all the garden shots! I loved your thankfuls yesterday! I hope you and your family had a marvellously happy weekend!


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