Sunday, August 21, 2022

It's Over (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, Grandpa was telling me, "Don't let me forget my list!  I'm forgetting more and more things now that I'm old."

Clothile done be complain dat Boudreaux don' remember ennyt'in' she done tole him.  "You be losing you memory!" she say.

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, non, I don' be losin' my memory, I jes' be lettin' go o' de past!"


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 things, including some sunrise pictures i was able to take from a car and rainbow pictures from when i was going back to the shelter.


Today is:

Aquino Day -- Philippines

Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim -- Istanbul, Turkey (over 1,000 swimmers take the opportunity to swim from one continent to the other, crossing the Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe)

Buhe -- Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Christian remembrance of the Transfiguration.)

Cadillac Day -- the first Caddy was built this day in 1902

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Consus, god of grain and silos)

Crazy Day -- go crazy, in honor of Patsy Cline recording Willie Nelson's song Crazy on this date in 1961

Fete de la Jeunesse -- Morocco; Western Sahara (Youth Day, on the Birthday of HM Mohammed VI)

Gospel Day -- Kosrae, Micronesia

National Pecan Torte Day

National Senior Citizens Day -- US

National Spumoni Day

Poet's Day -- a day to celebrate the poet in you, and share special thoughts about poets and poetry

Senior Citizens Day -- US (by Presidential proclamation in 1988)

St. Pius X's Day (Patron of first communicants, pilgrims; Des Moines, Iowa, US; Great Falls-Billings, Montana, US; Kottoyam, India; Santa Lucija, Malta; Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO, US; Zamboanga, Philippines)

Anniversaries Today

Seminole Tribe of Native Americans is legally established and recognized, 1957

Hawai'i becomes the 50th US state, 1959

Birthdays Today

Ozma, Queen of Oz, year unconfirmed

Hayden Panettiere, 1989

Usain Bolt, 1986

Brody Jenner, 1983

Alicia Witt, 1975

James Robert "Jim" McMahon, 1959

Steve Case, 1958

Kim Cattrall, 1956

Jackie DeShannon, 1944

Peter Weir, 1944

Clarence Williams III, 1939

Kenny Rogers, 1938

Wilt Chamberlain, 1936

Melvin Van Peebles, 1932

Shimon Peres, 1923

Christopher Robin Milne, 1920

Friz Freleng, 1906

Count Basie, 1904

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, 1872

William Murdoch, 1754

Francis de Sales, 1567

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Cage Aux Folles"(Musical), 1983

Today in History

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and therefore de facto ruler of Japan, 1192

Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt, 1680

James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, 1770

The Nat Turner slave revolt in Virginia leaves 55 dead, 1831

Mighty Casey (Dan Casey) is struck out! In a game against the N.Y. Giants, 1887

William S Burroghs patents the adding machine, 1888

Oldsmobile is incorporated as a division of General Motors Corp., 1897

Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, 1912

Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1945

James Anderson, Jr., posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine, 1968

Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport, 1983

Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range, 1986

Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses, 1991

The Red Cross announces the famine in Tajikistan and calls for international aid there and in Uzbekistan, 2001

Hurricane Dean becomes the first storm to make landfall as a Catagory 5 since Hurricane Andrew, 2007

After 108 years, a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by the UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany, 2015

Big Ben, the bell in London's parliament clock, chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts, 2017

The discovery of water-ice on the Moon by India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is published, 2018

Nigeria goes three years without a case of polio, a landmark toward eradication of the disease, 2019


  1. Any day with a rainbow in it is immediately made better. Some spectacular skies too. And art work. And...

  2. A nice collection of photos. Thanx Mimi. Happy Sunday.

    God bless.

  3. I love Boudreaux. I love the entire story. Thanks Mimi for these people.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Cute joke. And beautiful photos. XO

  5. The skies are wonderful, some dramatic and others beautiful. I like the Christmas tree made with jewellery. I have been saving old jewellery for years to make something similar. Have a good week, Mimi.

  6. Our Dad forgets his list too sometimes. Those were cool photos, love the sky!

  7. So many pretty little things! And a rainbow to top it all off.


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