Sunday, August 14, 2022

Qualified (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 continues to improve and is up and about more and more each week.  She is proving what Grandpa has said for years, "It's a great life if you don't weaken!"

Boudreaux be lookin' like hims be sad, an' Thibodeaux done come by an' ax, "Boudreaux, what be de matter?  You lookin' like you done los' you bes' frien', but since I be here I know dat ain't so.  What be wrong?"

An' Boudreaux say, "I's officially old.  De eye doctor done say I gots me de cataracts."

Den Thibodeaux done say, "Well, dere be one good t'ing 'bout it."

An' Boudreaux ax, "What dat be?"

An' Thibodeaux say, "Mais, now you can get you de job as de umpire at de local baseball game!"


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 ChildCharlotte/Mother Owl also posts sometimes.

Grandma has started working on her art again, there were some mushrooms down by the creek that caught my eye, Mr. BA's garden is blooming (and i included his wind chimes, just because), and of course, sky photos, a couple at sunrise, mostly at sunset because i can see the sunset better from here.        


Today is:

Anniversary Day -- Tristan da Cunha

Assumption Eve -- France; Holy See

Day of Peace between Horus and Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Don't Wait, Celebrate! Week -- 2nd full week of August each year; because spontaneous and frequent celebrations are good for you, says Patty Sachs

Faradda di li candareri (Descent of the Candlesticks) -- Sassari, Sardinia (beginning of the celebration of the Assumption)

Fathers' Day -- Brazil; Samoa (a public holiday in Samoa, with a day off tomorrow)

Festival for Fortuna Equestris -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Independence Day -- Pakistan(1947)

International Nagging Day -- ignore this one if you have any sense, the founder was smart enough to leave no trace

Joust of the Quintana -- Ascoli Piceno, Italy (reenactment of a medieval jousting tournament)

La Torta dei Fieschi -- Lavagna, Italy (this city on the Italian Riviera comes to life with dance and music every year to commemorate the wedding, on this day in 1230, of Bianca de Bianchi and Count Opizzo Fiechi, as he had invited everyone in town to share the 30ft. high cake he had made for the occasion)

Liberty Tree Day -- Massachusetts, US

Mantoro Lantern Lighting -- Kasuga Taisha, Japan (through tomorrow; 3,000 lanterns light the shrine, and the main hall is open for visitors, with Bugaku and Kagura performed in the apple garden)

Melon Day -- Turkmenistan (the country that really loves its muskmelons)

National Creamsicle Day

National Financial Awareness Day -- can't find the history on who started this for which country, but it's wise to become financially literate no matter where you live

National Navajo Code Talkers Day -- Navajo Nation; US

Oued Ed-Dahab Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara (celebrating the recovery of this area from Spanish occupation in 1979)

Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)

Rushbearing -- Macclesfield Forest and St. Stephens Church Forest Chapel, Cheshire, England (ancient tradtion of bringing new rushes, plaited in traditional weaves, to carpet the church and keep it warm, always on the first Sunday after Aug. 12)

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (Patron of families, imprisoned people, journalists, political prisoners, prisoners, recovering drug addicts, the pro-life movement; against drug addictions)

St. Werenfrid's Day (Patron of vegetable gardeners; Arnheim, Netherlands; Elst, Netherlands; Westervoort, Netherlands; against gout and stiff joints)

Wiffle Ball Day -- the wiffle ball was introduced this day in 1953

Anniversaries Today:

Jackie Mason marries Jyll Rosenfeld, 1991

V-J Day, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Tim Tebow, 1987

Terin Humphrey, 1986

Mila Kunis, 1983

Spencer Pratt, 1983

Jay Manuel, 1972

Catherine Bell, 1968

Halle Berry, 1966

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959

Marcia Gay Harden, 1959

Gary Larson, 1950

Danielle, Steel, 1947

Antonio Fargas, 1946

Susan Saint James, 1946

Steve Martin, 1945

Lynne Cheney, 1941

David Crosby, 1941

Arthur Betz Laffer, 1940

Alice Ghostley, 1926

Buddy Greco, 1926

Russell Baker, 1925

John Ringling North, 1903

Ernest Everett Just, 1883

Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1863

Doc Holiday, 1851

H.C. Oersted, 1777

Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Front Page"(Play), 1928

Today in History

The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183

Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281

Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457

Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585

Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816

Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma, 1842

Oregon Territory created, 1848

Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873

Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880

Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885

A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888

France begins requiring motor vehicle registration, 1893

The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901

Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925

United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935

British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969

Longest game in softball history begins, as The Gager's Diner team takes on the Bend'n Elbow Tavern; the game was played to raise money for a new softball field in Monticello, NY, went to 365 innings over two days, and the Gagers won 491-467, 1976

Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980

Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003

More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetery, 2009

As a sponsored event of the IOC, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics for athletes age 14-18, officially starts in Singapore, 2010

North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region, 2013

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt becomes the first man to win the coveted 100m Olympic gold medal three times, with a win at the Rio Olympics, 2016

According to a survey published by the US Department of the Interior and the US Geological Survey, 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado have plastic in them, 2019

Stephanie Frappart of France becomes the first woman to referee a major men's football/soccer match in a European men's tournament, 2019

Spain records its highest ever temperature of 47.2C (117F) in Montoro, Córdoba, 2021


  1. Your Sunday Selections are bright, colourful and beautiful. Thank you. I am smiling at the joke too.

  2. Love the frangipani (plumeria).

  3. Beautiful flowers and sky photos. Thanx.

    God bless always.

  4. I love Cajun jokes! If I see those two names, I'll stop everything and read them. Speaking of those two names, I have been to New Orleans so many many many times and loved it there. My hosts introduced me to the jokes there and I am craving more! LOVED each fact and picture A joy to be here today! And thank you for comeing to see my Queen Kate Isabella.

  5. Those are some amazing skies and some amazing flowers!

  6. The Cajun joke, Grandma's art, the photos and the sunsets - fabulous!

  7. We MOL'd at the joke. Your plumeria is beautiful. We have a ton of them but not that color.

  8. Cute joke. Beautiful blooms. I see mushrooms. We haven't had any all summer because it has been so dry.

  9. I'm really glad to hear that Grandma is doing so well and that is fun art and beautiful photos!

  10. Nice mushrooms, are they edible? And wonderful sunrises and -sets! I was disaoppointed over the windchimes - expecting something exotic, but they look just like the ones I can buy here in Denmark!
    Those flowers look a bit like animals, stretching long necks.

  11. Fun Cajun joke and grandma's art is so creative and colorful ~ Awesome nature and sky photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Wow! Well done, Grandma!
    Gorgeous flowers AND sunrises/sets. No one can paint quite like Heavenly Father!


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