Sunday, October 23, 2022

From Older Eyes (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selection


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..


Today is:

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)

Birthdays Today:

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

Pele' 1940

Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934

Johnny Carson, 1925

Frank Rizzo, 1920

Gertrude Ederle, 1906

Gummo Marx, 1893

Adlai Stevenson, 1835

Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001

"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989

"Pippin"(Musical), 1972

"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


  1. I love the inflatable horse and pumpkin cart. And the joke :)

  2. I really like the cat planter, and the Halloween decorations. The sunsets were heart balm too. Thank you.

  3. Great Halloween decorations. Thanx Mimi. God bless.

  4. That Cajan joke is brilliant! They certainly know how to mark halloween over your way!

  5. Great joke. Love the Halloween decorations, especially the black cat. XO

  6. I sort of remember having hair! Those Halloween decorations are fun ones!

  7. Thanks for the giggle...I enjoyed the joke. :)

  8. So many fine images. I think the sky and the plant ones are best as the rest, especially those skeletal doggy things, are just too scary for a cat.
    Have a lovely week


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