Sunday, December 12, 2021

Look Who's Laughing (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, Little Girl forwarded this to me.

Her boyfriend's mother sent it to him, he sent it to her, and she passed it on, and so did i.  That's how these things just keep going.

Aline be showin' Boudreaux an' Clothile some o' de funny t'ings de frien's done send her, an' Clothile say, "You gots to be careful, you, some o' dem t'ings dey pass on be a bit on de racy side."

An' Aline done say, "Mère, dat be 'cause sometime you jes' don' have you a sense o' humor."

Den Clothile say, "Mais, I done gots me a sene o' humor, when you was born I done kep' you, din't I?"


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.        

How i enjoy the holiday decorations this time of year.


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Constitution Day -- Russia (constitution approved in nationwide referendum 1993)

Feast of Masa'il (Questions/Mystery) -- Baha'i

Gingerbread House Day -- because today is as good a day to start making one as any

Hovercraft Day -- the first prototype of a hovercraft was patented this day in 1955 by British engineer Christopher Cockerell

Independence Day -- Kenya (Jamhuri)(1953)

Miracle of the Roses / Our Lady of Guadalupe -- Catholic Christian; related celebrations

     Fiesta del Virgin de Guadalupe -- Mexico

     Las Mananitas -- Puerto Rico

National Ambrosia Day

National Cocoa Day

National Ding-A-Ling Day -- an unofficial day on which to honor all the ding-a-lings you know, and even act like one yourself if you wish

Neutrality Day/National Day and Student Youth Day -- Turkmenistan

Poinsettia Day -- death anniversary of Joel Roberts Poinsett

St. Finnian of Clonard's Day (Father of Irish Monasticism; going to bed without supper tonight means you risk being carried away by the fairies)

St. Lucy's Eve -- Austria (night of the shining that some use to predict the future)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Joy

 Unmentionable Thoughts Festival -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Goblins, and naughty Fairies)

World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music   

Yuletide Lads begin arriving -- Iceland (Jolasveinar trolls, children of Gryla and Leppaludi, who come one each day to bring gifts and mischief from now until Christmas)

     Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stekkjarstaur -- Sheepfold Stick, who will try to drink the milk from the farmers' ewes

Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 1957

Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Mayim Bialik, 1975

Rey Mysterio, Jr., 1974

Madchen Amick, 1970

Jennifer Connelly, 1970

Tracy Austin, 1962

Sheila E. 1957

Cathy Rigby, 1952

Robert Lindsay, 1949

Tom Wilkinson, 1948

Emerson Fittipaldi, 1946

Dionne Warwick, 1941

Connie Francis, 1938

Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit, Jr., 1932

Edward Irwin Koch, 1924

Bob Barker, 1923

Bob Dorough, 1923

Joe Williams, 1918

Frank Sinatra, 1915

Edward G. Robinson, 1893

Edvard Munch, 1863

Gustave Flaubert, 1821

Stand Watie, 1806

William Lloyd Garrison, 1805

John Jay, 1745 (Old Style date)

Erasmus Darwin, 1731

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Valse"(Ravel ballet), 1920

St. Louis Post-Dispatch(First edition), 1878

Today in History:

The Battle at Ninevah: Byzantine emperor Heraclius defeats Perzen, 627

The Order of the Dragon is created by Sigismund, King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje, following the battle for possession of Bosnia, 1408

Isabella crowns herself Queen of Castile and Aragon, 1474

Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III, 1479

In Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn, 1792

Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the US, 1822

The first Canadian coins are circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent), 1858

Rudolph Dirks' first Katzenjammer cartoon strip appears in the NY Journal, 1897

Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded, 1897

George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee, 1899

Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 1901

Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India, 1911

Oscar Straus becomes US Secretary of Commerce, the first Jew to be a US Cabinet member, 1906

The first all metal aircraft, the Junkers J-1, is test flown in Dessau, Germany, 1915

In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys, 1917

The first prototype of a hovercraft is patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell, 1955

Guinea joins the United Nations, 1958

The Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR, 1991

An asteroid named 4179 Toutatis, over 3 miles wide, passes within 4.3 million miles, or 18 lunar distances from Earth, 2012

The International Space Station suspends some of its non-critical systems after an ammonia cooling pump fails; the station and six crew members aboard were not in danger, 2013

French President Francois Hollande proposes that terminally ill patients should have the right to be sedated until death; the proposal does not suggest assisted termination of the patient's life, 2014

Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, 2016

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete a complex spacewalk to fix a hole in their Soyuz spacecraft, 2018

A point of land 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level under the Denman Glacier in Antarctica is identified as the deepest point of land on Earth, 2019


  1. I suspect that mothers NEED a sense of humour.
    Very few houses here have Christmas wreaths - and none as beautiful as these.

  2. Thank you so much for all the festive photos, Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. LOL @ The photo and quote ha and the joke :-)

    I enjoyed all the loovely photos too :-)

    Have a seasonaltastic Sunday 👍

  4. That picture is SO funny - the story too! Love the Christmasy photos.

  5. Clothile is so funny and so are you Mimi. Have a great day.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Cute joke. I love seeing Christmas decorations too. XO

  7. That poor confused kiddo LOL! Those are nice photos, love the wreaths.

  8. You sure has a sense of humour for creating them Cajun jokes. Thank you!

  9. I love the Christmas villages. I don't know anyone out here who has them. I see them advertised in magazines, but most Aussies just do trees and other decorations. I used to follow a blogger who had a tree for every room in the house. Even the bathroom got a tree.

  10. fun Cajun joke and awesome Holiday decoration photos ~ Xo

    Happy Week to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (Creative Harbor)


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