Sunday, September 26, 2021

What Makes Him Mad (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.

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.


Today is:

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   

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

George(Magazine), 1995

"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

Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving, the last country in the world to do so, 2017


  1. "Mad money" that's funny. But Boudreax shouldn't be mad, he gave the money to Clothilde, so it is hers now. To spend.
    The garden is pretty, I see several plants and flowers that I don't recognise, it's nice to see different plants from across the world.

  2. I always like sunset shots.
    I am always awed at Grandma's creativity - and love the garden. Of course.

  3. That's a lovely painting of Jesus.

    God bless.

  4. Love those colourful photos and the lovely sunset photos

    Boudreaux never fails to make me giggle :-0

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday 👍

  5. The garden is so beautiful and it looks like wonderful weather there. Those Cajun bits are so funny! :)

  6. A great Cajun joke and some lovely pictures of what is claearly a beautiful garden.

  7. I hope they get more than anticipated for the woodworking equipment. Dang, Grandma looks to be quite the artist. Pretty garden!

  8. Cute joke. Beautiful painting of Jesus.

  9. Yes, do hope they get good money for woodworking tools ~ Fun Cajun joke and Grandma is quite the artiste ~ and wonderful sunset photos ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. You have many beautiful blessings in your life and I love how you higfhtlight each one. Those Cajuns crack me up! I loved the quote you choose on the previous post. So much to see and read that I sometime forget to mention things. Really qonderful. THANK YOU


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