Sunday, November 14, 2021

Better Days of Yore (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.

Yesterday was a voting day, and i had a bit of a time but in the end i did get to go vote.  (The rest of the story is for next week's thankful post.)

One item on the ballot was a tax renewal, another was for allocation of money for drainage.  It's all complicated and crazy and sometimes they word it in such a way that you have to study it for days in advance to know what you are really voting for or against.

Boudreaux an' Clothile done be talkin' 'bout the 'lections an' de taxes an' de gen'rul state o' t'ings, an' Clothile done say, "We be as bad as Rome when it done fell!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, non!  We done be worse!  Rome had de good drainage an' better roads dan us dat you still drive on!"


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.      

A mish-mash this week.

A couple of Veterans' Day displays.

Uncle P built this table and chairs for his wife, my sister-in-law.  She is moving to be near her family and gave them to Grandma.

Grandpa still has former patients who will drop off treats and goodies once in a while.


Today is:

Children's Day -- India

Day of the Colombian Woman -- Colombia

Equorum Probatio -- Ancient Roman Empire (official cavalry parade of the equites)

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

International Girls Day

International Tongue Twister Day -- as declared by the Logic Puzzle Museum in Burlington, WI, US, which used to host a contest

Leftover Trading Day -- internet generated; trade your leftovers for the much more interesting ones in your neighbor's fridge

Loosen up, Lighten Up Day -- to remind us of the benefits of joy and laughter, begun by Stephanie West Allen of Denver, CO, US

National Pickle Day/Pickle Appreciation Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day -- as opposed to National Guacamole Day back in September    

National Teddy Bear Day -- US (anniversary of the day in 1902 that Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a cornered and tied bear, because it was unsportsmanlike)

National Young Readers' Week -- US, sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program and the Library of Congress

Operating Room Nurse Day -- US, but feel free to celebrate those dedicated nurses around the world

Readjustment Movement's Day -- Guinea-Bissau

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)

Spirit of NSA Day -- members of the National Speakers Association are encouraged to focus on giving back and mentoring     

St. Dubricus' Day (the saint who crowned King Arthur)

Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)

St. Lawrence O'Toole's Day (Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland)

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

Works Getting Into Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

World Diabetes Day -- UN (learn more about diabetes here)   

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Anne of the UK marries Captain Mark Phillips, 1973

Birthdays Today:

Joseph "Run" Simmons, 1964

Laura San Giacomo, 1962

D.B. Sweeney, 1961

Condoleezza Rice, 1954

Yanni, 1954

Prince Charles, 1948

King Hussein of Jordan, 1935

McLean Stevenson, 1929

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1922

Brian Keith, 1921

Veronica Lake, 1919

Barbara Hutton, 1912

Rosemary DeCamp, 1910

Joseph McCarthy, 1909

Harrison Salisbury, 1908

William Steig, 1907

Louise Brooks, 1906

Dick Powell, 1904

Aaron Copland, 1900

Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, 1896

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889

Claude Monet, 1840

Robert Fulton, 1765

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Black or White"(Music video), 1991

"Murphy Brown"(TV), 1988

"Good Evening"(Revue), 1973

"Der Tapfere Soldat/The Chocolate Soldier"(Operetta), 1908

"The Girl of the Golden West"(Play), 1905

Today in History:

Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire, 1533

Samuel Pepys reports on the first blood transfusion (between dogs), 1666

Loius Timothee is hired in Philadelphia to be the first professional librarian in the US, 1732

Captain George Vancouver is the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay, 1792

John Mason debuts the first horse-drawn streetcar in NYC, with a route between Prince and 14th on 4th Ave., 1832

Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick", 1851

The St. Andrews Golf Club, in Yonkers, NY, opens with 6 holes, 1888

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days; She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours, 1889

Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light, 1908

The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910

The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom, 1922

The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express, 1952

NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon, 1969

After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland, 1990

The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison, 2007

Scientists discovery the closest known rogue planet to Earth, about 100 light years away, 2012

Archaeologists announce the discovery of the remains of the ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, the city supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War, 2018

An impact crater 31 km wide from an iron meteorite is identified under the Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland, 2018


  1. Boudreaux is right, the Romans invented drainage and the world is thankful, even those who chose the cheapest method and have to continually be fixing it.
    I like that first picture with the pottery bowl atop a windmill stand?

  2. Boudreaux is definitely right.
    I really like that table and chair set - what a lovely way to be remembered.

  3. Lovely photos. Chocolate Fudge is the best.

    God bless.

  4. Oh I just love that blue crane (or herron) in the first photo. Have a blessed Sunday.

  5. I just love Boudreaux an' Clothile. But you know, Boudreaux is correct. LOL Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. LOL @ thejoke heheh! :-)

    I enjoyed your photo's a nice mix too 👍

    Have a votetastic Sunday 👍

  7. Great joke- so true about roads. :) Nice photos too.

  8. Fun joke and true ~ great selection of photos ~ Xo

    Living in the momeent,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Oh that voting wording is crazy here too. The table and chairs look really nice too and the photos were all so good.

  10. The only voting we do here is to choose the political party or politician on Election Day. Nice chairs and table.

  11. Boudreaux definitely has a point! Any Romans on that ballot?
    Great pictures! I love that table and chairs. Woodworking fascinates me. And I love the finished product!


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