Sunday, November 21, 2021

Truth in Advertising (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 The Big Shop for the holiday meal this week.  Grandpa and i went to the grocery and got everything, and i am pretty sure it's everything but some eggs i need for something i'm making here at the house.  All the items on Grandma's list were in stock, and while the price was high, it's not that out of line with what we've spent shopping for holiday meals in the past.

Boudreaux done be goin' in Gauthier Grocery to be gettin' de holiday shop for Clothile.  He done see a sign dat say, "Turkeys, $5 each, or 3 for $20."

Boudreaux done add dat up, an' den he go see hims frien', Gauthier.

"Gauthier, you ol' rascal, you gots to take you down dat sign 'bout how much fo' de turkeys!"

An' Gauthier done say, "Mais, no!  I don't never done sold t'ree turkeys to so many cust'mers in me whole life!"


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.      

There aren't nearly so many Thanksgiving decorations as there were decorations for Halloween or as there will be for Christmas, but you can still find a few things, mostly door wreaths and pumpkin displays.


Today is:

Alascattalo Day -- Anchorage, Alaska (A salute to Alaskan humor, a parade in honor of the "alascattalo", a cross between a moose and a walrus; the longest running, shortest parade in the world, held in the alley behind Club Paris from 12:03 to 12:07 pm.  A prize is given to the smallest and ugliest float -- yes, it must be both small and ugly.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

Armed Forces Day -- Bangladesh

Ashi Vanguhi -- Ancient Persian Calendar/Zoroastrian (celebration of Ashi Vanguhi, or Holy Blessing; date approximate, but always two days after a full moon around this time of year)

Celebration of Christ The King -- Christian (final Sunday of the Ecclesiastical Year) related observance

     Stir Up Sunday -- the day to get your Christmas plum pudding started

False Confessions Day -- internet generated, and not for the faint of heart

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin -- Eastern and Roman Catholic Christian (those following the Gregorian Calendar)

Festival of Madonna della Salute -- Venice, Italy

Furniture Memory Day -- an internet generated test of your memory; see if you remember where you got each piece of furniture you own, how much it cost, and how its most precious scratch came to be; you are also encouraged to dust if you want to

General Framework Agreement Day -- RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gerard d'Aboville Day -- marking the day, in 1991, he arrived in Ilwaco, WA, US, after departing Japan 4 months earlier in a rowboat!

Gingerbread Day

National Farm-City Week -- US (on the week of Thanksgiving, remember that it's the farmers, ranchers and growers who supply your celebratory foods)

National Stuffing Day -- various dates given on many sites, so if you enjoy stuffing, celebrate them all

No Music Day   

St. Gelasius' Day

Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the second "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the two or three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)

Totensonntag/Ewigkeitssonntag -- Germany (Sunday of the Dead/Eternity Sunday; a general celebration and memorial of all who have died, decreed to be celebrated in Lutheran Churches by King Frederick William III of Prussia in 1816)

Ugly Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN

World Hello Day -- recognizing the importance of communication in world peace, say hello to people you don't usually greet today 

World Television Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 12 US State, 1789

Birthdays Today:

Tasha Schwikert, 1984

Ken Griffey, Jr., 1969

Troy Aikman, 1966

Bjork, 1965

Nicollette Sheridan, 1963

Cherry Jones, 1956

Cynthia Rhodes, 1956

Lorna Luft, 1952

Goldie Hawn, 1945

Harold Ramis, 1944

Marcy Carsey, 1944

Tweety Bird, 1942

Juliet Mills, 1941

Marlo Thomas, 1938

James DePreist, 1936

Laurence Luckinbill, 1934

Joseph Campanella, 1927

Stan Musial, 1920

Coleman Hawkins, 1904

Rene Magritte, 1898

Hetty Green, 1834

William Beaumont, 1785

Josiah Bartlett, 1729

Voltaire, 1694

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"(Single release), 1968

"A Tale of Two Kitties"(Warner cartoon, debut of Tweety Bird), 1942

"The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger"(Vanbrugh play), 1696

Today in History:

Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem; this is the event commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah, BC164

The Pilgrims, aboard the Mayflower, reach what is now called Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, and sign the Mayflower Compact, 1620

Richard Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Virginia, 1654

In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight, 1783

Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic, 1791

First Jewish Reform congregation in US forms, Charleston, SC, 1824

Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter, 1871

Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), 1877

Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator, 1922

First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper), 1935

The Alcan Highway is completed, 1942*

The British Natural History Museum announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull is a hoax, 1953

The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI, 1969

Gerard d'Aboville completes his four-month solo journey to row across the Pacific Ocean, 1991

The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995

NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members, 2002

Iran's President Ahmadinejad rejects the country's successful family planning program and tells Iranian girls they should marry at 16, 2010

The three most senior surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, 2011

For the second time in four months, New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano, on the North Island, erupts, 2012

The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys, 2013

Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting, 2017

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a measles epidemic has so far killed over 5,000 people in this year, making it the world's largest and fastest moving epidemic, 2019

*Not opened to general vehicular traffic until the next year


  1. Love your selections - which remind me how boring we are over here. There is very little decorating for any of the holidays.

  2. Beautiful house decorations. Happy Thanksgiving.

    God bless.

  3. Good for Gauthier, quite the canny businessman! Loving the wreaths.

  4. They would probably sell lots of turkeys here too, that's a fun one. We don't see too many Thanksgiving Decoration here either.

  5. LOL Cajun joke and great holiday door photos ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. 3 for @20! Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!! And We love the decorations you did find! Thanks for the kind words about Mom. We try to take care of her by laying on her and purring. She has thumbs and can open the cat food tins (and scoop the poop). The sooner she is mobile the sooner we can be taken care of in the manner to which we have become accustomed.

  7. Cute joke. I bet a lot of people would fall for that. :) I like the decorative entryways.

  8. Had to laugh at the price of three turkeys. I guess math isn't strong for too many people. I love the inflated turkey. The door wreaths are very nice.

  9. Hahahaha! Gauthier has the right idea!
    Years ago, My FIL was helping with a fundraiser. They were selling cob corn. He was selling them $.25 per dozen or three dozen for a dollar. And everyone was getting three dozen!
    Beautiful decorations!


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