Sunday, September 19, 2021

They’re Great! (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.

Grandma loves when i bring Coda down there, and she especially loves to point out that Coda is my grand-dog and i am her grandmother.  She will then gleefully say, "And I'm her GREAT grandmother!" with much emphasis on the first part of that title.

Tee Boudreaux done be meetin' Boudreaux's gran-père, an' he say, "You be li'l Tee?  I be's you great-gran-père, an' dat make you my great-gran-fils!"

An' Tee done say, "Mais!  What be's so great 'bout it?"


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.       

Yesterday i was thinking i really didn't have much for today's pictures, so i took a few extra at Grandma's house.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open air ceremony)

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)

International Talk Like a Pirate Day  

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invitied)     

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year) 

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance

     Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day, Sept. 22)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976

Jimmy Fallon, 1974

Jim Abbot, 1967

Soledad 'Brien, 1966

Trisha Yearwood, 1964

Kevin Hooks, 1958

Joan Lunden, 1950

Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949

Jeremy Irons, 1948

Randolph Mantooth, 1945

Jooe Morgan, 1943

"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941

Bill Medley, 1940

Paul Williams, 1940

David McCallum, 1933

Mike Royko, 1932

Adam West, 1928

Duke Snider, 1926

Sir William Glding, 1911

Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907

Joseph Pasternak, 1901

Henry Peter Brougham, 1778

Charles Carroll, 1737

Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996

"ER"(TV), 1994

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970

Funny Girl(Film), 1968

"Flipper"(TV), 1964

"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356

Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692

The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778

Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838

Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848

New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893

Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901

Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928

The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946

Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959

Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961

The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978

Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982

Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991

The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010

A joint summit between North and South Korea ends with an agreement from North Korea to limit its nuclear program and South Korea to cooperate economically, 2018


  1. Tee will soon enough learn what it means to be "great" when he lives to be a great age.
    I love Grandma's porch, so may pretty things there. That first storm cloud photo is fabulous, love the swirl in the cloud.

  2. I love seeing Grandma's creativity, and will never tire of skyscapes.
    I wasn't a good aunt and now I am a Great Aunt.

  3. Grandma has many pretty things and beautiful orchids in her house. Beautiful sky shots. Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos, Mimi.

    God bless.

  5. I tried reading the Cajun joke out loud and got in a complete muddle! Loving Grandma's bits and pieces and the setting sun.

  6. Cute joke. I love all Grandma's fairy gardens. XO

  7. That explains why Coda always has such a grand time! I enjoyed those photos!