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.
We, meaning Coda, Bart and i, enjoyed being at Grandma and Grandpa's house yesterday, getting to see them, Uncle J, Lulu, Jack and Abby. The house was rather busy with comings and goings, and Lulu was busy barking at the door, the others busy following her lead.
They never have to worry about someone getting in the house and not knowing.
Thibodeaux done be talkin' to Boudreaux an' he say, "Some days I done see you wit' Phideaux an' I t'ink 'bout gettin' me a dog o' my own."
An' Boudreaux done scratch Phideaux on de ear an' say, "You need do dat, I t'ink you would like you a dog, an' it can keep you wife, Marie, comp'ny when you don' be home."
"If'n I do, I be goin' get two!" Thibodeaux say, "an' I be goin' name dem Timex an' Rolex, an' I goin' train dem to be watch dogs!"
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.
More bits and bobs, just what i've seen over the last week, beginning with tchotchkes from Ms. G's house.
Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that begins at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)
Assyrian Martyrs Day -- various Assyrian communities
Battle of Boyaca Day -- Colombia
Harvest Holiday -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (reaping ceases for a few hours in honor of Volos' beard; bread is eaten and offerings given to Mother Earth and Volos for a bountiful harvest)
Independence Day / National Day -- Cote d'Ivoire(1960)
Loch-mo-Naire Pilgrimage -- Loch mo Naire, Scotland (tonight from midnight to 1am tomorrow is the magical hour, complete the ritual there to be healed by the waters because of magic stones in the water that a Celtic priestess put there)
National Doll Day -- US (another with its own Facebook page)
National Friendship Day -- US (designated by Congress in 1935)
National Lighthouse Day -- US (American Lighthouse Foundation)
National Peacekeepers Day -- Canada (obs. on Sunday closest to the 9th)
National Raspberries in Cream Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and especially the kind no one can open without a machete, what's with that!
Purple Heart Day -- US (originally instituted this day in 1782 by George Washington)
Say "Cheese" Day -- begun by ecard companies looking for something to celebrate; in my family, we do not say "Cheese", we say "Chicken Lips!" Try it some time when walking past tourists who are trying to get a good photo, and watch them smile genuine smiles and come up with a good picture.
Sea Serpent Day -- no one knows why today, just enjoy
Sisters' Day® -- celebrating the bond between sisters, as begun by Tricia Eleogram; a wiki page on how to celebrate this day
Smartest Leprechaun Eisteddfod -- Fairy Calendar
St. Albert of Trapani's Day (Patron of Carmelite schools; Messina, Italy; Trapani, Italy)
St. Cajetan's Day (Patron of job seekers and the unemployed)
Take Last Winter's Snowballs Out of the Freezer and Have a Fight Day -- in the northern hemisphere, it's certainly hot enough (in the southern, go ahead and freeze some snowballs while it's still winter, you'll be glad you did come January or February)
Tisha B'Av -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)
Charlize Theron, 1975
Harold Parrineau, 1963
DeLane Matthews, 1961
David Duchovny, 1960
Alberto Salazar, 1957
John Glover, 1944
Garrison Keillor, 1942
B.J. Thomas, 1942
Abebe Bikila, 1932
"The Amazing" James Randi, 1928
Carl "Alfalfa" Switser, 1927
Stan Freberg, 1926
Ralph Johnson Bunche, 1903
Rudolf C. Ising, 1903
William Boyd McKechnie, 1886
Billie Burke, 1884
Mata Hari, 1876
Nathanael Greene, 1742
Today in History:
Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon, following the death of Alexander the Great, BC322
Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence, 1420
Coup again the Tianshun Emperor by the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin, 1461
Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth, 1573
The first documented performance of Macbeth, at the Great Hall at Hampton Court, 1606
Sieur de La Salle's brigantine Le Griffon becomes the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes, 1679
Cherokee Indians take Ft. Loudon, Tennessee, 1760
George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart, 1782
Simon Bolivar triumphs over the Spanish at the Battle of Boyaca, 1819
The long simmering tension between the Hatfields and the McCoys on the Kentucky/West Virginia border erupts into full scale violence on election day, 1882
The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, 1927
IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I), 1944
Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America, 1947
Explorer 6 transmits the first TV photo of Earth from space, 1959
The "artistic crime of the century" occurs when Philippe Petit of France, after months of planning and smuggling in materials, makes an illegal tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, 1974
Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars, 1976
The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication, 1981
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts, 1985
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run, 2007
Australia's Sally Pearson sets a new Olympic record when she wins the 100 metres hurdles in 12.35 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
The Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history, at 290,600 acres, overtaking The 2017 Thomas Fire, 2018