Sunday, February 6, 2022

Phone Tag (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.

Grandma and Grandpa both have mobile/cell phones, and both still have the landline phones they’ve had for years.  (Grandpa’s landline has been the same number since 1969.)

When the landlines ring, you can’t tell which it is just by the sound.   If Grandpa is at his desk or sitting on his bed watching TV, he knows when his rings and answers it.  If neither of them can see the phones, they wait to hear the automated voice announce the number or name.  

Names and numbers they recognize make one or the other of them get up and go for the phone.  Names or numbers they don’t know have them trying to wait each other out to see who is going to go check which phone is ringing.  Usually Grandpa can’t stand it, he just has to know, he is afraid to miss an important call.  Grandma just says, “Let him get it, if it’s for me and it’s that important, they’ll leave a message!”

Thibodeaux done come by an’ he ax if’n Boudreaux want to come wit’ him to run de errand.

Boudreaux agree, an’ he get him up from de table an’ be headin’ out de wit’ Thibodeaux when Thib say, “Boudreaux, you done lef’ you cell phone on de table.”

An’ Boudreaux wink at Thibodeaux an’ say, loud ‘nuff for Clothile to hear, “Dat be okay, I be leavin’ it wit’ my answerin’ service.”

Den Clothile say, “You know you be gettin’ you de look, right?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, I know, but dis time it be worth 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.      

#2 Son’s motorcycle (a/k/a mama’s heart attack).

Some rEcess fun.

Last Wednesday, when i arrived at the shelter, i saw this.

My heart sank, thinking it was yet another cat abandoned at our door on a frozen night.  After i donned gloves and went to deal with it, i was relived to find this.


This one is the truth.

A couple of sky shots for good measure.

Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday, everyone!


Today is:

Aldus Day -- death anniversary of Aldus Manutius, inventor of italics

Bob Marley Day / Reggae Day -- Jamaica (birth anniversary)

British Yorkshire Pudding Day -- UK (celebrating this delicious traditional dish, and here's how to make it right)   

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day -- beginning of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week; make a resolve and do it now, before Valentine's Day

Four Chaplains Sunday -- Interfaith 

Gamelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (anniversary celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera; date approximate)

Igbi -- Shaitli and Kituri among the Avar ethnic group, Dagestan, Russia (midwinter celebration, through the 5th, which is the first day the sun is expected to return to shine on the towns here)

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation -- United Nations

Lame Duck Day -- US, on the anniversary of the passage of the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution; a day to recognize those whose tenure is running out

National Chopsticks Day

Oto Matsuri -- Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (fire festival)

Pay-A-Compliment Day

Rubik-Cube Muddling Championships -- Fairy Calendar

Sami National Day -- Finland, Norway, Russian, and Sweden

St. Dorothy of Caesarea's Day (Patron of brewers, brides, florists, gardeners, midwives, newlyweds; Pescia, Italy)

St. Peter Baptist's Day (Patron of Caceres, Philippines; Japan)

Waitangi Day -- Maori, New Zealand and Niue (treaty with Britain, 1840; also considered National Day)

Zacchaeus Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 (upon the death of her father, George VI)

Massachusetts becomes the 6th US State, 1788

The College of William and Mary in Virginia is founded by royal charter, 1693

Birthdays Today:

Axl Rose, 1962

Barry Miller, 1958

Kathy Najimy, 1957

Robert Townsend, 1957

Natalie Cole, 1950

Bob Marley, 1945

Michael Tucker, 1944

Fabian, 1943

Gayle Hunnicutt, 1943

Gigi Perreau, 1941

Tom Brokaw, 1940

Mike Farrell, 1939

Francois Truffant, 1932

Rip Torn, 1931

Mamie Van Doren, 1931

Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1919

Mary Leakey, 1913

Ronald Reagan, 1911

Babe Ruth, 1895

Aaron Burr, 1756

Nicolaus II Bernoulli, 1695

Chongzhen, Emperor of China, 1611

Christopher Marlowe, 1564

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masque of Kings"(Play), 1936

"Rhenisch"(Schumann's 3rd Symphony), 1851

Today in History:

The United States signs its first treaty, in which France recognizes the US and promises aid, 1778

New Jersey issues the first US railroad charter to John Stevens, 1815

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore, 1819

The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia, 1820

Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony, 1840

Harper's Weekly publishes the first picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers, 1869

The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree, 1900

The Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC, 1902

The "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for the first time, 1935

Turkey holds its first election in which women can vote, 1935

K Elizabeth Ohi becomes the first Japanese-US female lawyer, 1937

Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI, 1952

Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit, 1959

Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed, 1987

The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe, 1989

Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile, 2000

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes significant damage to villages along the coast of the Solomon Islands, 2013

Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha, 2017

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, 2018

According to research from RMIT University in Australia, honeybees are able to add and subtract and understand the concept of zero, the first invertebrates shown to demonstrate this capacity, 2019

US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan, 2020


  1. Seems like grandma and pa have it all worked out well heheh I still have my landline connected but rarely use it.

    LOL @ the joke never fails to make me larf :-)

    I liked all the different mixes of photos too :-)

    Have a landlinelesstastic Sunday 👍

  2. A wonderful selection.
    Brilliant skyscapes.
    I am very pleased that the container DIDN'T have a cat in it.
    ReCess looks like a heap of fun - and I have no shelf control either.

  3. A nice selection of photos. Thank you.

    God bless.

  4. I love Sunday's because I can't wait to read about
    Boudreaux, Thibodeaux & Clothile.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I need a sign like that!
    Nice surprice and funny joke. Thank you!

  6. Our shelter dog is doing well except for a bad case of dermatitus. She goes back in two weeks and we wait for the formal adoption process after our trip. I agree with grandma...they can leave a message.

  7. Cute joke. Glad someone else still has a land line. :) Glad that was donations and not an abandoned pet. Hope your son stays safe on the motorcycle. XO

  8. Fun Cajun joke and what a gift you found at the shelter door ~ so glad it wasn't an abandoned pet ~ Xo ~ Great photos and fun time for the children ~ Xo

    Wishing you love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. We don't answer unknowns either. Dang, I glad that wasn't a kitty in that thing. Pretty skies!

  10. That crate of donations was a nice surprise. I haven't had a landline in years, just didn't see the sense in paying a fee for something I never used.

  11. We still have a landline. Me? I'm a texter!
    I really hate answering the phone. Since Husby retired, he answers 99.9% of the time. (I console myself with the knowledge that 99.9% of those calls are for him!)
    That Boudreaux just slays me. (But I'm still glad I don't have to live with him!)
    Beautiful skies!


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