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.
Today is Sweetie and Brother-in-Law's birthday.
Funny things Sweetie has asked me:
Am I losing my hair? Answer, No.
Is is normal for someone as young as me to have arthritis? Answer, Yes.
Boudreaux done be talkin' to hims frien', Gaston, an' he ax Gaston how he feel 'bout it bein' hims birthday an' bein' another year older.
Gaston say, "It be a li'l differ'nt now."
An' Boudreaux ax, "How dat be?"
An' Gaston say, "Mais, when I done see a pretty young fils walkin' down de street, I done wonder what her mère look like an' if'n she be single!"
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.
Halloween, sunsets, and a couple of other things that caught my eye..
Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved! on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning
Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)
Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia
Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia
Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)
Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?
Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar
Liberation Day -- Libya
Mother-in-Law Day -- a day to honor good Mothers-in-Law for their contributions to their families and for enduring all the bad jokes; if you have a lousy one, go listen to Ernie K-Doe's song
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary
National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number, 2022 theme, "Finding NeMole!"
Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Relevant and Responsive in Times of Crisis"
Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues; this year's theme is "Essential Skills, Exceptional Care"
St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)
Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow
TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example! This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition
Ueno Tenjin Matsuri -- Mie, Japan (festival and parade of oni gyoretsu -- demons or ogres -- dating back to the 16th century and said to halt plague, dispel illness, and ward off bad luck; through the 25th)
Keith Van Horn, 1975
Al Leiter, 1965
Dug Flutie, 1962
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Ang Lee, 1954
Michael Crichton, 1942
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gertrude Ederle, 1906
Gummo Marx, 1893
Adlai Stevenson, 1835
Nicholas Appert, 1752
The iPod, 2001
"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963
Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941
"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932
"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914
"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)
"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890
Today in History:
According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947
An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958
A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973
Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998
Apple unveils the iPod, 2001
The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010
To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013
The world's oldest intact shipwreck, an ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, is found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists, 2018
The world's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge, is opened, 2018