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.
It's always fun deciding what to have for lunch on Saturday at Grandma and Grandpa's house. One thing i can say for certain is, if you order from an Oriental restaurant of any kind, ask for extra fortune cookies. Grandma usually wants at least two.
Boudreaux an' de fam'ly done be gone out to de new res'raunt in town, an' it be special 'cause it serve de Oriental food.
At de end de meal, de server done bring de check an' de fortune cookies, an' ever'one take one, den dere be one lef'. Boudreaux done say, "Since I be's payin' fo' de meal, I gets de extra."
He done give de credit card to de server an' he be waitin' to get it back so he eats him de firs' fortune cookie, an' he read it an' it say, "You will become very rich!"
"Look dere!" he done say. "I's goin' to be rich!" Dey all be smilin', an' he open him de second cookie.
De nex' t'ing you know, Boudreaux done look de kid wit' de pop balloon.
"What be's wrong?" Clothile done ax.
"Mais, I shoulda let one o' you have de extra cookie!" he say, settin' down de paper dat read, "Ignore the previous fortune cookie!"
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.
Bits and bobs.
What a bowl that had something good in it looks like after Jake the dog is done:
Ms. RW had a visitor to the sink:
Last week, Becca and i took Mr. Cal on a walk and got to see turtles:
Mr. BA has replaced the huge pots with ferns on the front porch with these caladiums:
A frog came to vist me on the front porch:
Bonza Bottler Day™
Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence
Children's Day -- North Korea
D-Day -- 77th Anniversary
Drive-In Movie Day*
Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland
Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936
Hyun Choong Il -- South Korea (Memorial Day)
Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)
National Applesauce Cake Day
National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)
Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)
National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul
National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US
National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)
Russian Language Day -- UN
Sjómannadagurinn -- Iceland (traditional Seaman's Day was alternately celebrated June 6 or the first Sunday of June, depending on which authority you ask, but is now a weekend long Festival of the Sea)
St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany; against birth complications)
Teachers' Day -- Bolivia
Staci Keanan, 1975
Max Casella, 1967
Paul Giamatti, 1967
Amanda Pays, 1959
Bjorn Borg, 1956
Kenny G, 1956
Sandra Bernhard, 1955
Harvey Fierstein, 1954
Harvey Fierstein, 1952
Robert Englund, 1947
Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939
Marian Wright Edelman, 1939
Billy Whitelaw, 1932
Thomas Mann, 1875
Robert Falcon Scott, 1868
Alexander Pushkin, 1799
Nathan Hale, 1755
"Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"(Album release), 1972
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"(Song release), 1965
Today in History:
Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242
The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum, 1683
A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752
Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844
More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912
The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925
*The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974
Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993
A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002
Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004
In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed, 2012
A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun, 2012
LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State, 2018
A Frenchman is announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion, 2018
New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, 2019