Sunday, September 12, 2021

No Deal (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.

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.


Today is:

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

Anniversaries Today:

Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier, 1908

Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846

Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck, 1840

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Captain EO(3-D Film), 1986

"Taxi"(TV), 1978

"Maude"(TV), 1972

"The Monkees"(TV), 1966

"Bonanza"(TV), 1959

"Lassie"(TV), 1954

"Quadrille"(Play), 1952

"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


River said...

At first glance I thought that purple orchid was a butterfly, all the flowers are beautiful.
The joke had me laughing.

Elephant's Child said...

Smiling at the joke - and loving your Selections. Thank you for participating on a very busy week.

Tabor said...

I know that I have heard this joke before, but I forgot and just laughed out loud. I can be a bit of a nag some days, so I guess it home with me.

pilch92 said...

That was funny. :) Nice photos. XO

Cruisin Paul said...

"Mais! Dey all say, 'Is de mule fo' sale?'" Ha,ha,ha. I feel sorry for the ladies.
Have a great day my friend.

Cruisin paul

Brian said...

That's a funny story and really pretty photos!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun story and awesome photos ~ especially the sky shots ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cathy Kennedy said...

I just love sunsets and sunrises! Your sky photos are so cheery! :)

Susan Kane said...

I allus new those people needed some advice.

Nancy Chan said...

After reading the story, I feel sorry for the men. Lol! The dogs are having a great time, enjoying each other's company. Beautiful flowers.

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Hahahaha! My Dad would have loved that joke!
You hit all my 'feel happy' pictures! Sunrises and sunsets, flowers and dogs playing!