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.
Miss Eva, my sister-in-law, and Uncle P's best friend James have been finishing up the last two bookcases he was building. The cases had already been paid for as an order of seven total, and Uncle P had cut the pieces and had them ready, James simply put them together and Miss Eva sanded and stained them. Now they can be delivered, and she's trying to sell all the woodworking equipment on Craigslist.
While most of that equipment costs a bit to buy, it seems that once it's been used, it's hard to get people interested in paying much for it, even when it's been well cared for. She'll probably get a bit more than pocket change, but not much more.
It done be payday, an' Boudreaux come in from goin' to de bank an' he give Clothile an envelope.
Aline done see an' ax, "Mère, what dat be?"
An' Clothile say, "Dat be my 'mad money,' at least, dat be what you Père call it."
"What fo' he call it dat?" she ax.
"Mais, 'cause he be mad when I spend 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.
Grandma is working on a couple of new things. She had cleared away a lot of her art supplies, but is starting to pull them out again.
Mr. BA's garden is still lovely in the fall, as usual.
How about a few sunset shots.
Banned Books Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA; Celebrating the Freedom to Read, It's Everybody's Job; celebrate your right to read what you want!)
Bureflux -- Discordian Calendar
Cobweb Pie Making Day -- Fairy Calendar
Dia de la Bandera Nacional -- Ecuador (Day of the National Flag)
Dominion Day -- New Zealand (trad.)
European Day of Languages -- European Union
Festival of Venus Genetrix -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Gold Star Mother's Day 2021 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)
International Tool Day -- internet generated, now gladly embraced by toolmakers
Johnny Appleseed Day -- birth anniversary of John Chapman
Love Note Day -- take pen and paper and send that special someone a love note today, the idea of Leona Hamel of QC, Canada
Mesothelioma Awareness Day -- bringing to light this cancer caused by asbestos exposure
National Pancake Day
Old Holy Rood Day -- OS calendar (the day blackberries become unsafe for picking) related observance
Mid-Autumn Day -- Scottish Highlands (traditional; considered the day harts begin to mate and a weather prognostication day)
Search for Your Baseball Cards Again Day -- on lots of trivia sites; recommended because you never know
September Revolution Day -- Yemen (a/k/a First Revolution Day)
Sts. Cosmas and Damian's Day (Patrons of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, barbers, blind people, chemical industry/manufacturers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, hairdressers, midwives, people with hernias; Alberobello, Italy; Ossimo, Italy; against blindness and pestilence) related observance:
Begin now to lay in supplies for your Michaelmas supper on the 29th
United States Postal Service Day -- US (the first postmaster general under the current constitution, Samuel Osgood, was appointed this day in 1789)
World Contraception Day -- International
World Rivers Day -- International
Serena Williams, 1981
Lawrence Leritz, 1962
Melissa Sue Anderson, 1962
Linda Hamilton, 1956
Jane Smiley, 1949
Mary Beth Hurt, 1948
Olivia Newton-John, 1948
Lynn Anderson, 1947
Brian Ferry, 1945
Anne Robinson, 1944
Kent McCord, 1942
Julie London, 1926
Jack LaLanne, 1914
George Gershwin, 1898
T.S. Eliot, 1888
Edmund Gwenn, 1877
John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, 1774
St. Francis of Assisi, 1181
"Knight Rider"(TV), 1982
"The Brady Bunch"(TV), 1969
"Hawaii Five-O"(TV), 1968
"Gilligan's Island"(TV), 1964
"The Beverly Hillbillies"(TV), 1962
"West Side Story"(Musical), 1957
"Lucia di Lammermoor"(Opera), 1835
"The Gladiator"(Play), 1831
Today in History:
In keeping a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus, Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix, BC 46
Sir Francis Drake returns to England with Spanish treasure, 1580
In a battle between Venetians and Turks in Athens, the Parthenon and Acropolis are seriously damaged, 1687
New Jersey passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine, 1772
Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first Secretary of State of the US, 1789
Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved tomatoes weren't poisonous by eating several on the steps of the courthouse in Salem, New Jersey, 1820
The Diamond Match Company patents book matches, 1892
New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire, 1907
Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations, 1950
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time, 1973
The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong, 1984
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse, 1997
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel, 2008
Georgia changes its second language from Russian to English, 2010