Sunday, July 17, 2022

It's a Secret (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.

Yesterday when Grandpa was getting Grandma's lunch, i asked what she wanted and he said, "Shhh!  It's a secret!"  As i grinned at him, he said, "I'm giving her some of Uncle J's meatloaf he made, she loves it, but he won't let anyone else have any!"

This means i need to get Uncle J's meatloaf recipe so either of us can make it for Grandma.

Thibodeaux done call Boudreaux wit' de news, "Gaston done invite all us to hims place tomorrow, he goin' grill some steaks!"

An' Boudreaux say, "I be's sorry, I cain't go me tomorrow, I gots me som'pin I gots to do."

After he done hung up, Clothile say, "You mean you ain't goin' to Gaston fo' steak?  You done tell me he grill de bes' steak on de bayou!  What you gots to do dat be so impo'tant?"

An' Boudreaux done hung hims head a bit sheepish an' say, "Hims steaks taste de bes', but I allus done wonder what he use fo' de special seasonin', an' he never done tole us.  So de las' time, I done snuck out to peek from de bushes to see what he gone do.  

"He gots him de pit, an' de coals be lit, an dere be all de meat on de grill, so much it almos' done smother de coals.  He come out de kitchen, douse de whole t'ing wit' de lighter fluid an' whoosh! it done go up in flame, he shut de top and walk back in de house.

"Dat be when I decide I don' be goin' eat dem steaks no mo', hims 'special seasonin' be de lighter fluid!"

(Yes, based on a true story!)


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.       

Door and porch decor, fun items at a store, a duck, and some sky shots.  In other words, a hodgepodge.


Today is:

Air Conditioner Day -- the first modern electrical air conditioning unit, invented by William Carrier, began working on this day in 1902

Constitution Day -- South Korea

Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz (Tzom Tammuz) -- Judaism (a day of fasting and mourning the destruction of the tablets by Moses, the disruption of Temple services in 423BCE, and the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem right before the Temple was destroyed in 70AD; as a minor fast it begins today at dawn and ends at nightfall)

Feast of St. Kenelm -- saint mentioned in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of The Canterbury Takes

Feast of the Clockless NowEver -- can't find any confirmation on what this one is, but it sounds like fun if i don't have to bother with a clock or schedule

Festival for Victoria and Virtus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of victory and god of bravery in warfare)

Galla Bayramy -- Turkmenistan (celebration of the wheat harvest)

Gion Matsuri -- Yakasa Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (one of the largest and best Gion festivals)

King Letsie III's Birthday -- Lesotho

Lake Superior Day -- info at the Lake Superior Forum   

Luxembourg Beer Festival -- Diekirch, Luxembourg

National Ice Cream Day -- by US Presidential proclamation on the 3rd Sunday of July each year; at this time of year, the trick is to eat it fast enough that it doesn't melt, but not so fast that you get a brain freeze!

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Petal-Hopping for Hopeless Cases -- Fairy Calendar

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 22)

St. Alexius Day (Patron of Alexians, beggars, belt makers, nurses, pilgrims, travellers)

Wear Crazy Socks to Work Day -- at your own risk

World Day for International Justice

Wrong Way Corrigan Day -- anniversary of the flight of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who was supposedly heading for California from New York and ended up in Ireland instead

Yellow Pig Day -- mathematics festivals at various universities, celebrating the number 17 and the yellow pig with 17 eyelashes, created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly

Birthdays Today

Tash Hamilton, 1982

Alex Winter, 1965

Dawn Upshaw, 1960

Mark Burnett, 1960

Aaron Lansky, 1955

J. Michael Straczynski, 1954

David Hasselhoff, 1952

Phoebe Snow, 1952

Lucie Arnaz, 1951

Camilla Parker Bowles, 1947

Diahann Carroll, 1935

Donald Sutherland, 1934

Phyllis Diller, 1917

Art Linkletter, 1912

James Cagney, 1899

Berenice Abbott, 1898

Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889

John Jacob Astor, 1763

Elbridge Thomas Gerry, 1744

Isaac Watts, 1674

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Yellow Submarine(Animated film), 1968

Punch(Magazine, first publication), 1841

Today in History

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians, the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world, 180

Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China, 1402

Catherine II (the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia, 1762

Londoner Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine, 1790

The first issue of Punch magazine was published, England, 1841

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S, 1867

On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1918

The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost, 1918

An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain begins the Spanish Civil War, 1936

After being denied permission to make a transatlantic crossing, Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 1928

Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California, 1955

An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations, 1975

The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team, 1976

The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business, 1997

A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless, 1998

A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression, 1998

South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile, 2010

Astronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission, 2012

In an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offers its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lose, 2013

The discovery of the oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, is announced by archaeologists in a dig at a 14,000-year-old site in the Black Desert, Jordan, 2018


  1. I'm with Boudreaux, no lighter fluid steaks for me. i love the skies. I love the garden decor store too, I could happily wander around in there for a few hours.

  2. I always love your sunset photos. Very few homes here have wreathes on their doors (except at Christmas when a few more join in). Perhaps we are missing out.

  3. Funny joke. I wouldn't eat that steak either. Great photos, cute duck. :) XO

  4. Fun joke and awesome photos ~ especially your sky shots ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. That was a fun story and cute joke. The decorations sure are pretty and the photos are wonderful too!

  6. Ha ha, I wouldn't want to eat the steak either. Nice door wreaths and beautiful sky shots.

  7. Yeah. I've pretty much put myself on a low-lighter-fluid diet! :) I love your hodgepodge. Especially your skies!


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