Sunday, April 24, 2022

Color Her World Drab (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 must be feeling a little better, she's concerned about her clothes being wrinkled.  She hasn't left the house except to see the doctor, but you'd better hang up those pants she wears at home, no need to make someone (me) have to iron them.

Boudreaux done drop Clothile an' Aline to shop, as Aline be gettin' to be de big girl an' she want he'p pick out her new spring sandals.

Dey be checkin' de shoe shop, an' Aline be disappoint dat de sandals in her size don' have dem de sparkle an' bling on dem like de ones from las' year.

Clothile say, "De ones wit' all de sparkles be de ones fo' de li'l girls, you be growin' up an' dey don' put so much o' dat on de shoes.  You jes' have to get youse'f a pair dat be tan o' beige to go wit' de new dress."

An' Aline look sad an' say, "Mais, dis growin' up bid'ness not be exactly what I expect!"


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.        

Flowers and a couple of sunsets, about all i have time to take pictures of these days.

My attempt at macro photography was a flop, too much wind.

the veggie garden has grown well


Today is:

Ambivalence Day -- a holiday to tell your friends about, or not

Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page 

Concord Day -- Niger

Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)

Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)   

Easter/Pascha -- Orthodox Christian

Feast of Eros -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Genocide Remembrance Day / Martyrs' Day-- Armenia

Happenstance and Coincidence Evening -- Fairy Calendar

Kapyong Day -- Australia (Battle of Kapyong, 1951)

Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows.  This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)

Loktantra Diwas -- Nepal (Democracy Day, celebrating the restoration of the Nepali Congress on this date in 2006)

Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International

Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Spring Cat Cleaning Day -- because someone, somewhere, thinks you need to bathe your cat; ask the cat, he will refuse, and if you become insistent, be careful

St. Ives' Day (Patron of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England)

St. Mark's Eve*

Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan

World Day for Animals in Laboratories   

World Meningitis Day

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery    

*A young lady may eat a boiled dove's egg sprinkled with salt and place

a tulip, sacred to St. Mark, in a vase next to her bed, and so she will 

dream of the man she will marry.

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots marries Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris, 1558

Birthdays Today:

Courtnee Draper, 1985

Kelly Clarkson, 1982

Eric Balfour, 1977

Chipper Jones, 1972

Cedric the Entertainer, 1964

Djimon Hounsou, 1964

Michael O’Keefe, 1955

Eric Bogosian, 1953

Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1952

Doug Clifford, 1945

Barbra Streisand, 1942

Richard M. Daley, 1942

Sue Grafton, 1940

Jill Ireland, 1936

Shirley MacLaine, 1934

Stanley J. Kauffmann, 1916

Robert Penn Warren, 1905

Michael J. Dady, 1850

George N. Bascom, 1836

Anthony Trollope, 1815

Robert Bailey Thomas, 1766

Edmund Cartwright, 1743

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dancing at Lughnasa"(Play), 1990

"Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons"(Oratorio, Haydn H 21/3), 1801

The Boston News-Letter(Newspaper), 1704 (first successful newspaper in the British colonies)

Today in History:

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut, BC1479

Traditional date for the Greeks entering Troy using the Trojan Horse, BC1184

The appearance of Halley's Comet causes monks in England to predict evil happenings, 1066

"La Marseillaise" is composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792

The Boston "News-Letter" becomes the first successful newspaper in the colonies, 1704

The Library of Congress is established, 1800

A patent is granted for the first soda fountain, 1833

William Price of the Washington Star becomes the first reporter to be specifically assigned to the White House, 1897

The fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented, 1928

Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Cosmonaut  Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, the first person to die during a space mission, 1967

Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations, 1968

The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched, 1970

Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine, 1990

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, 2005

Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea, 2005

Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime, 2007

Scientists in Kamchatka, Russia, report sighting the first adult white orca to be seen in the wild, 2012

Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England, 2018

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time, 2018


  1. Flowers and sunsets are just about the most perfect things, so I'm happy with your photos. I have that "too much wind" trouble with macro photos too.
    I agree with Aline, growing up wasn't what I expected either.

  2. I love your flowers and your sunsets. Like River I agree with Aline. It isn't what I expected at all...

  3. Such beautiful flowers. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Aline is quickly growing up. She'll learn.

    Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I've spent my life trying not to grow up! Love the flowers.

  6. Cute joke. I am glad Grandma is feeling better. Beautiful blooms. XO

  7. Ambivalence Day ... LOL

    Aline could always get some bling and a hot gun and make her shoes fancy on her own!

    We are still a long way from flowers here so I enjoyed your photos.

  8. Those were really nice photos! I'm glad Grandma is doing some better. Maybe you could get Carl to iron her clothes for her.


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