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.
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 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
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
"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