Sunday, July 3, 2022

Running Away With the Home (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.

Uncle J has settled in well at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Grandma is getting up by herself and just has some pep in her step that i haven't seen in a while.

There is, for Uncle J, a bit of a down side.

"I don't want to have to tell women I meet that I'm a 53-year-old man who lives with his mommy and daddy!" he said.

We laughed, and i noted, you say instead, i just moved back home to take care of my elderly parents.

"I know," he said, "and people respect that, but still.  I'm a 53-year-old man who lives with his mommy and daddy!"

Boudreaux done come in from bein' at de barber shop where PawPaw Couvillion done be talkin' 'bout how hims chile done move back home agin.

Boudreaux say to Clothile, "Mais!  When I retire, we be goin' buy us de motor home an' travel.  Dat way, if de kids want to move dem back home, dey gots to fin' us firs'!"


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.        

A few photos of 4th of July decor and some sunsets because i can't help it.


Today is:

Air Conditioning Appreciation Days begin -- Northern Hemisphere (around here, they last until Thanksgiving!)

Compliment Your Mirror Day -- remind your mirror how great it is to have an owner like you, and look at other mirrors to meet to see if they greet you with a smile

Dipolieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus as god of the city)

Disobedience Day -- internet generated, but if you have a bone to pick, use your civil disobedience today to let it be known! 

Distressed Elves' Creditors' Pets' Day -- Fairy Calendar

Dog Days of Summer begin (according to the almanac, but not in all cultures)

Eat Beans Day -- bring the humble legume up to main dish status!

Fiesta del Fuego -- Santiago, Cuba (festival of fire, through the 9th)

Independence Day -- Belarus(1944)

International Plastic Bag Free Day -- working toward a plastic bag free world 

National Chocolate Wafer Day

Stay Out of the Sun Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; for health's sake, give your skin a break!

St. Thomas the Apostle's Day (Patron of architects, blind people, builders, carpenters, construction workers, geometricians, masons, people in doubt, stonecutters, surveyors, theologians; against blindness, doubt; Certaldo, Italy; Ceylon/Sri Lanka; East Indies; India; Pakistan)

Virgin Islands Emancipation Day -- US Virgin Islands

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Alois of Liechtenstein marries Duchess Sophie of Bavaria, 1993

Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Anne Reggie, 1992

Idaho becomes the 43rd US State, 1890

Birthdays Today:

Moises Alou, 1966

Thomas Gibson, 1962

Tom Cruise, 1962

Montel Williams, 1956

Alan Autry, 1952

Betty Buckley, 1947

Dave Barry, 1947

Kurtwood Smith, 1942

Tom Stoppard, 1937

Pete Fountain, 1930

Ken Russell, 1927

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, 1908

Franz Kafka, 1883

George M. Cohan, 1878

Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, 1870

Samuel Huntington, 1731(O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"ITV News at Ten"(TV), 1967

"Mister Peepers"(TV), 1952

Today in History

Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792, 987

Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain, 1608

Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret, 1767

Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published, 1767

George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1775

The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens, 1819

The last pair of Great Auks is killed, 1844

Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans, 1848

Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average, 1884

Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile, 1886

The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting  by hand, 1886

World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (203 km/h), 1938

The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad, 1969

First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS, 1981

The Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland, 1996

Asteroid 2004 XP14 flies within 432,308 kilometres (268,624 mi) of Earth, 2006

New Zealand sustains a major earthquake, with minor damage reported, 2012

In El Paraiso, Peru, property developers destroy a 4,000-year old pyramid, 2013

In Belgium, King Albert II abdicates his throne to son, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, due to health reasons, 2013

Health insurance company Aetna announces that it will pay $37 billion to acquire rival commpany Humana, 2015

Souad Abderrahim is elected the first female mayor of Tunis, Tunisia, 2018


  1. Some very nice understated decorations there. I dislike homes that decorate from one end to the other, simple is always better and easier on the eyes too.

  2. Love the decorations. I don't think anyone 'decorates' for Australia Day here.
    Your sunsets are glorious - and always welcome.

  3. I should know better than to drink whilst reading your Cajun stories, once again I nearly choked!!! What magnificent sunsets.

  4. That's pretty funny but Uncle J. is a real hero. Love those pretty lawn flags.

  5. Happy 4th July to you and yours.

    God bless.

  6. Your cajun jokes always make me laugh. Those banners made me irreverently think: Land of the cats. Uncle J is a hero, and the sunsets glorious.
    Happy 4th of July.

  7. Great joke. I think a lot of parents would like to do that. And tell your brother that would be a selling point in my book for a man to care for his parents and I am sure many women would feel the same. Nice photos- love the cat flags.

  8. I missed Boudreaux & the clan. I'm back Mimi and I'm feeling well.I was on vacation at a cottage. I rested a great deal and enjoyed life. I write my blog today about my vacation. Seeing my friend,


  9. Hmmm... I think Boudreaux is onto something...
    Love the decorating!
    Beautiful sunset/rise pictures!


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