Sunday, January 30, 2022

Snakes Alive! (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.

We were discussing pets with Grandma and Grandpa and we got around to the pet snakes we’ve had.  Snakes have always fascinated me, and i’m not afraid of the non-venomous ones.  Those with venom i give a wide berth, although #2 Son has caught a few of those, too.  He wasn’t allowed to keep them as pets.

Clothile done see her a snake in de kitchen, and while she be screamin’ an’ climin’ on de chair, she be dialin’ de phone to try call Boudreaux to come git it, but he not answer.  Marie done hear de screams from nex’ door an’ done sen’ Thibodeaux over, an’ he done take care o’ de snake, leavin’ it out in de carport.

When Boudreaux done get home, Clothile be tellin’ him, an’ he go over an he look at de snake, an’ he say, “De way you be carry on, I was t’inkin’ it would be bigger.”

An’ Clothile say, “Mais, it be big fo’ bein’ a kitchen snake!”


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.       

We may be mostly swamp down here, but we do get temps right at the freezing point some nights in January and February, or even just a little below that.  When it happens, Mr. BA builds his temporary “greenhouse” and gets all of his plants in there or inside if he can.

You can see through the window the makeshift greenhouse.

The artwork on the walls at one house caught my eye.

It’s looking more like Carnival time.

Of course, the skies always draw me out to take photos.

A blessed and beautiful Sunday to all.


Today is:

Cash Register Day -- James Ritty and John Birch were granted a patent on this day in 1883 for an early mechanical cash register

Congressional Brawl Day -- marking the first ever all out brawl in the US Congress in 1798

Draw A Dinosaur Day -- and post it to the web site   

Feast of King Charles the Martyr -- Anglican

Fred Korematsu Day -- US (honoring the civil rights activist who protested the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII) 

Inane Answering Message Day -- the day to change those annoying messages, sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

King's Birthday -- Jordan

Martyrs' Day -- India (assassination anniversary of Gandhi)

National Croissant Day

Pax -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Peace)

Puce and Ochre Day -- Fairy Calendar

School Day of Nonviolence and Peace -- sponsored by DENIP

St. Aldegund's Day (Patron of cancer patients; against cancer, childhood diseases, sudden death, wounds)

St. Bathilde's Day (Patron of children, sick people, widows; against bodily ills and sickness)

St. Martina of Rome's Day (Patron of nursing mothers; Rome, Italy)

Three Archbishops' Day -- Eastern Orthodox (a/k/a Holy Hierarchs' Day)

World Leprosy Day -- International

Yodel For Your Neighbors Day -- Why?  Do you hate your neighbors?

Birthdays Today:

Johnathan Lee Iverson, 1976

Christian Bale, 1974

Brett Butler, 1958

Phil Collins, 1951

Charles Dutton, 1951

Steve Marriott, 1947

Marty Balin, 1942

Dick Cheney, 1941

Vanessa Redgrave, 1937

Boris spassky, 1937

Tammy Grimes, 1934

Louis Ruckeyser, 1933

Gene Hackman, 1930

Dorothy Malone, 1925

Dick Martin, 1922

Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882

Isaiah Thomas, 1749

Thomas Rolfe, 1615 (Only child of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Yogi Bear Show"(TV), 1958

"Robert Montgomery Presents"(TV), 1950

"City Lights"(Chaplin Movie), 1931

Today in History:

The Jews of Freilburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349

King Charles I of England is beheaded, 1649

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed after having been dead for two years, 1661

The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master, 1703

Henry Greathead tests the first boat intended to be specialized as a lifeboat for rescue purposes, which he invented, on the River Tyne in England, 1790

The burned Library of Congress is reestablished, with Thomas Jefferson contributing, 1815

Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica, 1820

The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened, 1826

A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 1841

The city of Yerba Buena is renamed San Francisco, for the nearby mission of the same name, 1847

William Wells Brown publishes the first Black drama, "Leap to Freedom," 1858

The US Navy's first ironclad warship, the Monitor, is launched, 1862

The pneumatic hammer is patented by Charles King of Detroit, 1894

The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy, 1911

The House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill, 1913

"The Lone Ranger" begins a 21 year run on ABC radio, 1933

Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist, 1948

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1956

The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police, 1969

Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide, 1971

Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972

The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary, 1975

Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner", 1982

Peter Leko of Hungary becomes the world's youngest chess grand master at age 14, 1994

Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease, 1995

Over half a million people participate in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back gardens, 2011

Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing, "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms," sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York, 2019

The World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at a meeting in Geneva, 2020


  1. Some day I will have a green housse.
    Love those skies. Always.

  2. Wonderful skies. I'm on my way out to see how much this nigths' storm damaged my poor greenhouse. I love your joke .. a kitchen snake indeed!

  3. A nice selection of photos today. Thanx.

    God bless.

  4. Another Cajun chuckler and some great pictures!

  5. I hate snakes no matter what they can me. Small, large, no - venomous, venomous, what ever I just want them killed.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Great joke. All snakes scare me. Beautiful art and photos. XO

  7. All of the artwork sure is pretty but we'll take a pass on the snakes!

  8. I like the "burst" cloud in photo 15. Temporary greenhouses are a great idea.
    I remember soon after I moved here, a neighbour across the driveway was a young African-Australian and she went out to hang her washing and was soon screaming "snake snake" as she ran back inside. Someone called the snake catchers who couldn't find any sign of a snake. She had seen just the head of one of our lizards under a bush, and probably a young one, so it looked slimmer, more like a snake.

  9. Ah...the Cajuns! Makes my SONday every time I am here. We had a gardner snake living under the concrete by m=our detached garage driveway. Haven't seen the snake for about a year and hope I don't . He is a speedy one! Love the art and your sky shots too. Blessings for a wonderful new week.

  10. Beautiful sky photos!

    We'll have to bring some plants in this week. It's supposed to get down to freezing for a couple of nights.

  11. Fun post with your Cajun joke ~ great photos too ~ Xo

    Wishing you laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. thanks for your well wishes and concern during our blizzard ~ Xo


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