Sunday, March 6, 2022

Long Play (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 have a TV with one of those set-ups that tells you who is on the phone when it rings.  This is to save you from having to get up and interrupt your TV viewing to answer the phone if it's a name or number you don't recognize.   (Yes, we're talking landlines here, Grandpa has had the same phone number since 1969.)

It happened to be Mr. Ned, and Grandma, watching her favorite TV vet Dr. Pol, heard the ring and saw the name come up and said, "Oh, it's his favorite person!" and she laughed.

Mr. Ned is one of those who will talk your ear off, and Grandpa can never get him off the phone in under 30 minutes, even if he's just calling to confirm when he'll be by the next week to work on something around the house.

Boudreaux done come run in de house an' tell Clothile, "You gots to he'p me hide!"

"What you be done did now?" she ax.

"I din't do nothin'," he say.  "Albin be comin'!"

"I done thought Albin be you frien'," Clothile say.

"He be my frien', but I don' gots time to talk to him now, I be on de way to go fish wit' Thibodeaux, an' if Albin done fin' me an' start talkin', I's gonna be late."

"I know he talk a bit, but it don' be dat bad," Clothile say.

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, it be dat bad!  Dat Albin done be vaccinate wit' de phonograph needle when he be born!"


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 (who is on a short blog break because of her health -- prayers and good thoughts are welcome).       

These are Selections from the past few weeks that i set aside until after Carnival.


Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Buergbrennen -- Luxembourg (traditional burning of special bonfires on the first Sunday of Lent)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill

Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day upon which dairy products and eggs may be consumed before the Lenten fast; sometimes also called Forgiveness Sunday)

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

National Frozen Food Day

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors)  

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)

World Folk Tales and Fables Week -- encouraging all people to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths, and legends from around the world; originally sponsored by Language Lizard 

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight 

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979

Shaquille O'Neal, 1972

Amy Pietz, 1969

Connie Britton, 1968

D.L. Hughley, 1963

Tom Arnold, 1959

David Gilmour, 1946

Rob Reiner, 1945

Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944

Dave Gilmour, 1944

Ben Murphy, 1942

Willie Stargell, 1941

Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937

Lorin Maazel, 1930

Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928

Alan Greenspan, 1926

Ed McMahon, 1923

Will Eisner, 1917

Lou Costello, 1906

Bob Wills, 1905

Ring Lardner, 1885

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806

Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791

Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619

Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986

"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952

"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933

"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853

"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521

The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788

York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834

After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836

Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853

Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869

Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899

The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951

United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957

After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981

Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992

A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994

Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997

Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013

The Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia, 2014

NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, 2015

The world's oldest message in a bottle is found in Western Australia, thrown from the German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886), 2018


  1. I understand Boudreaux, I have several neighbours who don't know when to stop talking. I love all the fairy gardens and the duck pond. The magnolias are beautiful.

  2. Brilliant photos, Mimi. Thanx.

    God bless.

  3. phonograph needle, I'm still laughing. I remember when I was young my dad bought a new TV and it did have one of those TV's when it would ring as a phone and I could talk to the person while I was watching the TV. It was weird. You'd be watching a program and all of a sudden it would ring and a friend would be talking to me while I was watching Daniel Boone.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. So much spring in beautiful photos- thank you!

  5. Beautiful spring colours - thanks for the lovely line-up, Mimi.

  6. Fun Cajun joke with some truth as always ~ Beautiful photos of the sky, your spring flowers, the bijou and all ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and peace in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Funny story. We had a neighbor here and he was like that, except he liked to visit in person. Everyone said he'd do anything for you...except go home! Love the photos!

  8. Good joke. :) We still have a landline too and the 3 shows up on our tv- I like that feature. I only answer for my mom, niece or the vet. Beautiful photos. I love the fairy gardens.

  9. Catcat does enjoy the outdoor. There are many jokes about our focus on our phones instead of focusing on the person in front. Lovely photo selection and stunning skies.

  10. The best of everything is found here. Still chuckling over the phonograph needle! hahaha Beautiful sky shots. Yes the phone is like a demi god to so many. when Harrison James was two he said, put down your phone and look at me. I have seen that time, when watching little ones. They are so much more entertaining anyway. :-)


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