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.
In order to lighten the mood, i went looking for funny funeral stories, and found one about Boudreaux's cousin, Guidry.
Guidry done gots him a small plot o' de land, a mule fo' de plow, an' a wife name Athalie dat done nag him merciless. All day long she complain an' nag.
One day, he be out plowin' wit' de mule (he done do dat lots, to gets away from de naggin') an' hims wife come out to give him de lunch, an' she start to complain 'bout sum'pin. Well, dat dere mule jes' turn him 'round an' kick her an' she drop down dead!
At de funeral, de priest done note dat when de women come up at de casket an' say sum'pin to Guidry, he jes' nod hims head like he be agreein' wit' dem, an' when de men come up an' talk, he shake hims head non.
Jes' when de buryin' be done, an' people done be leavin' to go home, de priest done take Guidry on de side an' ax him what be goin' on befo' when people be talkin' to him, what fo' he be noddin' at de women an' shakin' hims head non wit' de men.
Guidry say, "De women all be comin' up an' sayin' how lovely Athalie done look, an' how pretty de flowers, an' sayin' how sad it all be, an' I done be 'greein' wit' dem. Den de men all come up an' ax me de same t'ing, an' I gots to tell dem all non."
"What dey be axin'?" de priest want to know.
"Mais! Dey all say, 'Is de mule fo' sale?'"
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.
Another week of whatever photos i've managed to snap as i went along.
Defender's Day -- Maryland, US (marking the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, which event inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner", current national anthem of the US)
Disability Awareness Day -- Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington, UK (the world's largest "not for profit" volunteer-led disability exhibition)
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 2, Interdependence (sponsored by We, the World)
Gahambar Paitishahem -- Zoroastrian Calendar (five day feast of bringing in the harvest)
Grandparents' Day -- US (but if you have fabulous grands in your family, feel free to observe anywhere)
Hug Your Hound Day -- to increase awareness of human- and dog-friendly urban spaces
International Day for South-South Cooperation -- UN
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Day of Encouragement -- US (no matter where you live, encourage someone today)
Pet Memorial Day -- US, but everyone who has ever lost a pet, feel free to observe
Programmers Day -- Russia, and among programmers around the world (on the 256th day of the year)
some sites call this "Thank a Programmer Day"
St. Alibe's Day (Patron of wolves; Cashel, Ireland; Emly, Ireland; Munster, Ireland)
St. Guy's Day (Patron of bachelors, epileptics, horned animals, laborers, sacristans, sextons, work horses; for protection of outbuildings, sheds, and stables; Anderlecht, Belgium; against epilepsy, hydrphobia/rabies, infantile convulsions, and rabid dogs)
Video Games Day -- an unofficially declared day for kids to thank their parents for indulging their love of games
Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier, 1908
Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846
Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck, 1840
Emily Rossum, 1986
Jennifer Hudson, 1981
Yao Ming, 1980
Benjamin McKenzie, 1978
Amy Yasbeck, 1963
Rachel Ward, 1957
Joe Pantoliano, 1954
Peter Scolari, 1954
Gerry Beckley, 1952
Barry White, 1952
Maria Muldaur, 1943
Linda Gray, 1940
George Jones, 1931
Ian Holm, 1931
Dickie Moore, 1925
Irene Dailey, 1920
Jesse Owens, 1913
Ben Blue, 1901
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. 1892
Maurice Chevalier, 1888
H.L. Mencken, 1880
Charles Dudley Warner, 1829
Captain EO(3-D Film), 1986
"The Monkees"(TV), 1966
"The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major/Symphony of a Thousand"(Mahler symphony), 1910
Today in History:
Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen, 1609
The first submarine is tested in London, 1624
Turkish troops besieging Vienna are overthrown after 2 months by Poland's King Sobieski, 1683
First Black Masons Lodge is formed, 1787
Switzerland becomes a Federal State, 1848
The "Cleopatra Needle" is installed in London, 1878
Charles Leroux, world famous parachutist with 238 successful jumps, perishes in his attempted jump in the Bay of Reval, 1889
The world's first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, is appointed by the LAPD, 1910
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France, 1940
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit, 1958
Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color, 1959
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup, 1974
Indonesia is hit with an 8.1 earthquake, 1979
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica, 1988
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2005
Iran finally agrees to release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, arrested there in 2009, on bail and permit her to leave the country, 2010
The "Lamb of God" panels of the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the most often stolen artworks in history, are secretly removed for restoration, 2012
NASA's Voyager 1 space probe becomes the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, 2013
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completes his last shift as a pilot in the RAF, and officially retires to perform Royal and community work, 2013
The discovery of the oldest known human drawing, a 73,000-year-old marking on stone found in Blombos Cave, South Africa, is published, 2018