Sunday, May 8, 2022

Reasoning (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.

Like good children, after Sweetie and i cleaned Grandma's house yesterday, as many of the family as can will gather for Mother's Day lunch.  It will be a casual, come and go as you can day, and when Grandma says, "Let me nap!" we'll call time.

Clothile done be wit' Tee at de playgroun', an' Tee be rougarouin' [misbehaving], an' Clothile done havin' big trouble.  She fin'ly point to a li'l boy who be playin' nice an' she say, "Look!  Dat garçon not be actin' up, he be behavin' real good!"

An' Tee, li'l imp dat he be, say, "Mais!  Maybe he has him good parents!"

Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate!


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.        

Our ladies' meeting this past week was at one of the apartment complexes for seniors, and there is some beautiful artwork there, including art and quilts from the residents.

There is also a coloring page and markers on the wall, anyone is welcome to pick up a marker and color as much and as long as they like.

The basket holds the markers.

Spring and sky photos, and a mailbox that i liked, just because.


Today is:

Buddha Day/Buddha's Birthday -- dates can vary by country

Dog-Prodding Day -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Fête de l'iris -- Belgium (Brussels Region Day)

Infant Mortality Awareness Day -- as so many of us celebrate mothers today, let's remember those who have lost children

Iris Day -- celebrate these beautiful spring flowers

Liberation Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Miguel Hidalgo Day -- Mexico (birth anniversary of the father of Mexican independence)

Mother Ocean Day -- celebrate the wonders of the ocean, wherever you happen to be; day originally proposed by the South Florida Kayak Fishing Club

Mother's Day -- Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belgium; Bermuda; Bonaire; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; China(People's Republic of China); Colombia; Croatia; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Ecuador; Estonia; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; Germany; Ghana; Gold Coast; Greece; Grenada; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kurdistan; Latvia; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Macao; Malaysia; Malta; Myanmar; Netherlands; New Zealand; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Singapore; Sint Maarten; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tanganyika; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United States; Uruguay; Vietnam; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe                  

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day -- US  (FEMA wants you to make plans for your pets in case of disaster or emergency)

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Empanada Day

National Student Nurses Day -- US

No Socks Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to let your toes go free, and cut down on your laundry a bit today

Parents' Day -- South Korea

Resistance and Liberation Day -- Lebanon

State Flag and State Emblem Day -- Belarus

St. Ida of Nivelles' Day (Patron of erysipelas patients, toothache sufferers; against erysipelas and toothache)

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War -- International

Truman Day -- Missouri, US

V-E Day -- some countries celebrate today, some celebrate tomorrow

World Ovarian Cancer Day -- International (because while up to 89% of women with breast cancer are likely to survive 5 years or more, only 45% of women who get ovarian cancer will survive that long) 

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

Birthdays Today:

Enrique Iglesias, 1975

Robert M. Hensel, 1969

Melissa Gilbert, 1964

Janet McTeer, 1961

David Keith, 1954

Toni Tennille, 1943

Peter Benchley, 1940

Rick Nelson, 1940

Thomas Pynchon, 1937

Charles “Sonny” Liston, 1932

Don Rickles, 1926

David Attenborough, 1926

Robert Johnson, 1911

Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895

Harry S Truman, 1884

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829

Jean-Henri Dunant, 1828

Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, 1753

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let It Be"(Album), 1970

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"(Musical), 1962

"Look Back in Anger"(Play), 1959

Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"(Stravinsky concerto), 1938

Today in History:

Hernando de Soto  reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541

Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794

Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846

At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877

George B. Selden files the first patent for an automobile in the US, 1879

Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine, 1886

In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902

In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945

The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978

The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980

The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005

The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process, 2010

The world's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama is found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, 2015

The largest-ever wave at 23.8m is recorded in the Southern Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists, 2018

Eleven-year-old Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury sets a world record by performing a 180-degree turn on a vertical ramp, 2020


  1. Happy Mothers Day - and thank you so much for the bright and beautiful photos. I am awed at the work of the needlework artists.

  2. Love the Cajun joke - as usual, and the quilts and art are beautiful. Happy Mum's day, although it's not here!

  3. I love the Cajun jokes. Have a wonderful Mother's Day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you sweet one ~

    Great post ~ fun joke and gorgeous photos ~ can see why you like the mailbox ~ neat ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Beautiful artwork. Thank you so much for the photos, Mimi. Happy Mother's Day.

    God bless always.

  6. Cute joke. Beautiful photos. Happy Mother's Day to you and Grandma. XO

  7. Lovely flowers, pretty art and wonderful sky photos. Thank you!

  8. That's lots of pretty art and flowers too. Happy Mother's Day from all of us.


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