Sunday, August 28, 2022

Free Advice is Worth the Price (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 was Mr. L and Ms. V's 50th wedding anniversary.

They had a lovely gathering at a restaurant, including some slides of their early days and stories of their courtship.  When someone asks me and my Sweetie how long we've been together, we have a routine, we look at each other with a silly face and say, "Forever!" 

Those two have been forever and it's beautiful to see, since they really are two peas on a pod in so many ways.

Boudreaux done see Gaston in town an dey stop to talk.  He ax Gaston how he be, an' Gaston say, "It be hard, bein' married.  Me an' Cecile done fight, an' it not be so good.  You be married to Clothile a long time you gots enny advice?"

An' Boudreaux done t'ink for a bit, an' den he say, "Well, when you be tryin' to work it out, don' go to bed angry."

Gaston done t'ank Boudreaux an' decide he goin' sugges' dat to Cecile.

A couple weeks after dis, Boudreaux done see Gaston again, an' Gaston look awful, hims eyes be red an' wit' dark circle unner 'em, hair a mess, he look ragged.  Boudreaux say, "Gaston, what be goin' on?  You look like you not doin' so good."

An' Gaston say, "After dat time you an' I done talk, I done gone home and tol' Cecile what you done say, an' we decide we goin' give it de try.  Mais!  Two week be a long time to go wit'out no sleep!"


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.       

Some photos from the anniversary party, a few things that caught my eye this week, and the sunsets.  They never grow old.

The blessing we sang over the food (sung to the tune of the Doxology).
This was a longstanding tradition in Ms. V's family that they've carried on.

The menu.

Ms. V's wedding dress and veil.

The purple flowers are invasive, and pretty.  Same with the next picture.


Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week: Sacrifice Our Wants For Others Needs Sunday 

Birthday of Nephthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Crackers Over the Keyboard Day -- internet generated: are we supposed to go crackers over our keyboard, or tempt fate by eating crackers over our keyboard?

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Go Topless Day -- US (on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, stand up for women's right to go topless in public)  

Mariamoba -- Georgia (Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated based on the Julian Calendar followed by many Orthodox Churches)

National Bow Tie Day -- US, as per Bow Tie Aficionado (may i suggest bow tie pasta for dinner?)

National Cheese Sacrifice Day (Now you know why you purchased the cheese for the sacrifice! To let it age properly before the actual sacrifice. Still doesn't answer why we sacrifice it, anyway, or to whom.)

National Cherry Turnover Day

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests this to pep yourself up as you wait for things to come up on the screen

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day -- taking time out to remember the pets that are gone but not forgotten

Radio Commercials Day -- the first paid radio commercial was broadcast over WEAF of New York on this day in 1921

St. Augustine of Hippo's Day (Patron of brewers, printers, theologians; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Ida, Philippines; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; Superior, Wisconsin; Tucson, Arizona; Valletta, Malta; against sore eyes)

St. Hermes of Rome's Day (Patron of Acquapendente, Italy; Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy)

Subway Day -- this date in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca opened what became the first Subway Sandwich Shop

Birthdays Today

LeAnn Rimes, 1982

Jack Black, 1969

Jason Priestley, 1969

Shania Twain, 1965

Emma Samms, 1960

Scott Hamilton, 1958

Daniel Stern, 1957

Rick Rossovich, 1957

David Soul, 1946

Lou Piniella, 1943

Paul Martin, 1938

Donald O'Connor, 1925

Ben Gazzara, 1930

Roger Tory Peterson, 1908

Charles Boyer, 1899

Leo Tolstoy, 1828

Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774

Johann von Goethe, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lohengrin"(Opera), 1850

Today in History

The Third Crusade begins with the seige of Acre, 1189

6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague, 1349

St. Augustine, FL, founded, making it the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the US, 1565

Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, 1609

William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn, 1789

The first steam locomotive in the US, the "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill, 1830

The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published, 1845

The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll, 1867

Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola", 1898

James E. Casey begins the United Parcel Service in Seattle, WA, 1907

WEAF in NYC airs the very first radio commercial, for Queensboro Realty, at a cost of $100 for ten minutes, 1922

Toyota Motors becomes an independent company, 1937

Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first tv show and ad, 1953

Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, 1961

Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech; Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights, 1963

The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men; these will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS, 1981

Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province, 1990

Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce, 1996

An electric blackout leaves 500,000 + without power and shuts down 60% of London's Underground, 2003

Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Mexico, 2005

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Special Envoy to Syria, says international law states that any action in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons must be decided by the UN Security Council, 2013

Kenya institutes the world's toughest ban on plastic bags with a possible US$38,000 fine or up to four years in jail, 2017

Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car, 2020


  1. Poor Gaston! No sleep for two weeks. They really need to work something out.
    Mrs V's wedding dress is pretty and I love the little vases of flowers.

  2. 50 years of marriage is great. Love the photos from the celebration and you are right. Sunsets NEVER get old.

  3. That is a funny joke. Beautiful wedding dress and sunsets. XO

  4. No sunsets never grow old. But I love your weeds!

  5. Hello, I just found this blog through a link at Rambling With AM and realized that I need a source of birthday/anniversary content, so I've followed you. i don't have a lot of online time and mostly lurk quietly at other people's Blogspots.

  6. I'm glad they had a nice Anniversary, 50 years is special. That was a fun joke too. Fun photos!

  7. What a lovely party! The food is to die for!
    Poor Gaston. I think you rather missed the point... ;)
    Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the 'back-to-school' wreath!


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