Sunday, July 10, 2022

A Little More (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 is doing much better, she's back to teasing Grandpa frequently.  As he was paying the A/C repair guy for another visit, she jokingly held out her hand.

"Where's mine?" she asked.

"What do you mean, 'where's yours'?" he shot back.

"You could at least give me a tip!" she said, with a huge grin.

"I'll tip you, all right," he joked back, and they both laughed.

Boudreaux done take de fam'ly out fo' Sunday dinner after de church service an' when dey done paid an' be leavin', little Aline done say, "Père, you mus' like de lady dat done wait on us more'n you like de priest, you done give her a bigger tip!"


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.       

Artworks i saw recently.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mauritania

Clerihew Day -- in honor of the poetic form he invented, the clerihew:

     Edmund's middle name was Clerihew

     A name possessed by very few

     But verses by Mr. Bentley

     Succeeded eminently!

Don't Step On A Bee Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants to remind you, when going barefoot this time of year, watch out!

Feast Day of Knut the Reaper, Hela, Holda, and Skadi -- Norse deities whose celebration this day is due to their later association with Danish King Canute the Great

Gospel Day -- Kiribati

Independence Day -- Bahamas(1973)

Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)

Lady Godiva Day -- tradition says she took her famous ride on this day in 1040

National Kitten Day

National Pina Colada Day

Pick Blueberries Day -- variously set on different days in July depending on the website; with blueberries being so good for you, find a day to go gather or buy some soon

Silence Day -- followers of Meher Baba

St. Amalburga's Day (Patron of people with fever; Ghent, Belgium; against arm pain, bruises, and fevers)

Teddy Bear Picnic Day -- no idea why today, especially when the author of the song, Jimmy Kennedy, was born on July 20

Anniversaries Today

Wyoming becomes the 44th US State, 1890

Birthdays Today

Jessica Simpson, 1980

Andre Nolan Dawson, 1954

Arlo Guthrie, 1947

Sue Lyon, 1946

Ron Glass, 1945

Virginia Wade,1945

Arthur Ashe, 1943

Lawrence Pressman, 1939

Jerry Herman, 1933

David Norman Dinkins, 1927

Fred Gwynne, 1926

Jean Kerr, 1923

Jake LaMotta, 1921

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921

David Brinkley, 1920

Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917

John Gilbert, 1897

Edmund Clerihew Bentley, 1875

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, 1875

Marcel Proust, 1871

Nikola Tesla, 1856

Adolphus Busch, 1839

James Whistler, 1834

George Mifflin Dallas, 1792

William Blackstone, 1723

John Calvin, 1509

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Fox And The Hound(Animated film), 1981

"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950

Today in History

Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, BC48

The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, 1212

Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England, 1553

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta, 1789

The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, 1806

The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain, 1821

Big Ben, the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, rings for the first time, 1859

The eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys the famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces of North Island, New Zealand, 1886

Meher Baba, self declared Avatar of the Age, begins his silence of 44 years; his followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration, 1925

In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act, 1925

Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world, 1938

Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit, 1962

Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia, 1991

In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, 1997

Spain opens its first mosque since the Moors were expelled in 1492, in Granada, 2003

France O'Grady is appointed the first female General Secretary by Britain's Trade Union Congress, 2012

NASA's Juno spacecraft makes the closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead, 2017

An original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, a record price for a book illustration, 2018

The journal Nature publishes an article about the earliest evidence of modern humans outside of Africa, a 210,000-year-old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, 2019


  1. That art is simply gorgeous. Thank you.

  2. I like the first bold colours painting very much and the yellow rose is just perfect. I like the others too, but they just stand right out for me.

  3. Little Aline is true. Everybody pays the waitress more then the priest. LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. LOL @ the joke :-)
    Nice artwork colourful too

    Have an artistictastic Sunday 👍

  5. That's some pretty art. I'm so glad Grandma is doing better!!!

  6. Good one. With the cost of food, that is easy to do. Beautiful art, I especially like the 1st one. XO


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