Sunday, October 9, 2022

One Good Thing (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.

Grandpa has decided that Uncle J and i each need to tell him what items in the house we want to inherit when he and Grandma are gone.  For some reason, he has decided his original plan, to let us just work it out after, is not a good idea.  Maybe he's on to something, who knows.

Tee done be tellin' hims Père, Boudreaux, 'bout hims frien'.  "Dey done inherit dem plenny money from dey rich granpère!  Dey's gonna buy dem de new house trailer."

Den he ax, "Is we be goin' inherit ennyt'in' from our granpère?

An' Boudreaux say, "Non, my Père don' be rich, but dat be okay, de Good Book done say, 'Blessed be de poor.'"

An' Tee ax, "Why you t'ink it say dat?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, dey don' have to pay dem de inheritin' tax!"


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 decor is going up all over, followed by sky shots, a reluctant butterfly, and a flowering plant in Grandma's garden.


Today is:

Abolition Day -- Saint Barthelemy

Buffalo Racing Festival -- Chonburi, Thailand (lots of water buffalo contests, including fancy dress!)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Nautilus Night -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all of the lesser-known extant cephalopods

Cirio de Nazare -- Belem, Brazil (two-week Feast of Cirio begins in Belem [St. Mary of Bethlehem])

Clergy Appreciation Day

Community Day -- Valencia, Spain

Curious Events Holiday -- Fairy Calendar

Earth Science Week -- US (this year's theme, Earth Science for a Sustainable World)  

Establishment of the Samitinget in Norway -- Sami People's Parliament

Feast of Abraham the Patriarch -- Christian

Festival for Fausta Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of good luck and joy)

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in) 

Full Hunter's Moon/Full Blood Moon/Full Sanguine Moon (some also consider this the true Harvest Moon, if last month's came too early)

     Boun Ok Phansa and Ventiane -- Laos (end of "Buddist Lent" and a traditional boat race festival starting tomorrow with hundreds of decorated candle-lit floats made of paper set adrift in the rivers)

     Kojagrat Purnima -- Nepal (end of Dashain)

     Thadingyut Full Moon/"Buddhist Lent" ends -- Myanmar (begins at sunset, through tomorrow)

     Vap Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Give Peace a Chance Day / Instant Karma Day -- in honor of the birth of John Lennon

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

Great Books Week begins 

Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador

Independence Day -- Uganda(1962)

Korean Alphabet Day -- Korea (Hangul Nal)

Lakshmi Puja -- OR, TR, WB, India (Hindu celebration during the Festival of Lights)

Leif Erickson Day -- Iceland; Norway; Minnesota and Wisconsin, US

Messenger Appreciation Day -- 10/9 in radio talk is a request to repeat information

Moldy Cheese Day (sorry, but i do not like the stinky, moldy cheeses, at least not the heavier ones; if you enjoy them, then by all means you may have my share!)

Naha Tug-of-War Festival -- Okinawa, Japan (tug-of-war involving a 27-ton rope)

National Chess Day -- US (declared by President Ford in 1976)

National Day of Honor -- Peru (sometimes translated as Day of Dignity; commemorates the nationalization of the countries' oil fields)

National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; get over it and learn, it's good for your brain!  always the week that includes 10/10)  

National Submarine/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero/PoBoy/Pierogi Day -- each of these has its own special day, but today you get to pick which one you want

St. Denis' Day (Patron of possessed people; France; Paris, France; against frenzy, headaches, rabies, and strife)

St. Dionysius the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17; Patron of Zakynthos Island, Greece; against headaches and the devil)

St. Louis Bertrand's Day (Patron of Caribbean vicariates; Columbia; Dominican novices)

Takayama Matsuri Autumn Festival -- Takayama, Japan (ancient, elaborate floats parade through the old city; through tomorrow)

Warai Matsuri -- Kawanabe, Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth; one legend about the laughter is that one of the spirits of the shrine didn't wake in time for a meeting, and was laughed at, so now everyone laughs)

White Sunday -- Samoa and American Samoa (children wear white to church and run the church services, are served a special meal, and receive new church clothes for the upcoming year)

World Post Day / Universal Postal Union Day -- UN

Ziua Nationala de Comemorare a Holocaustului -- Romania (National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust)

Anniversaries Today:

Mission San Francisco de Asis, the oldest building in the city of San Francisco and now called Mission Delores, is founded, 1776

King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England, 1514

Birthdays Today:

Zachary Ty Bryan, 1981

Brandon Routh, 1979

Eddie Guerrero, 1967

David Cameron, 1966

Michael Pare, 1959

Mike Singletary, 1958

Tony Shalhoub, 1953

Scott Bakula, 1954

Sharon Osbourne, 1952

Robert Wuhl, 1951

Jackson Browne, 1948

John Entwistle, 1944

Brian Lamb, 1941

Joe Pepitone, 1940

John Lennon, 1940

Russell Myers, 1938

Donald Sinden, 1923

Jacques Tati, 1908

Bruce, Catton, 1899

Alfred Dreyfus, 1859

Camille Saint-Saens, 1835

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1823 (with her husband, the first black newspaper publishers in the US)

Robert de Sorbon, 1201 (founded Sorbonne University, Paris)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"High Button Shoes"(Musical), 1949

"The Iceman Cometh"(Play), 1946

"June Moon"(Play), 1929


Today in History:

Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (somewhere in New England or Nova Scotia, possibly?), 1000

Leif Ericson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, a definitive European landing in the "New World", 1003

The Korean Hangual alphabet is devised, 1446

Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land, 1635

Collegiate School of CT (Yale University) is chartered in New Haven, 1701

Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California, 1776

City of Hobart, Tasmania, founded, 1804

Official opening of the University of Ghent, 1817

Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, 1855

Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass., patents the first Calliope, 1855

The first US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, 1865

Aaron Montgomery starts the mail order business that will later become Montgomery Ward, 1872

The Universal Postal Union is created as part of the Treaty of Berne, 1874

The first 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires occurs, 1876

Washington Monument opens to the public, 1888

Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to attend a World Series Game, 1915

National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) forms, 1926

Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to L.A., 1936

A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia, 1967

The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, 1970

Abolition of capital punishment in France, 1981

A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, 1992

North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device, 2006

First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, 2009

Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan, 2012

Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse, 2017

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry is awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for their work with lithium-ion batteries, Goodenough becoming the oldest-ever Laureate at the age of 97, 2019


  1. Lots of Halloween decor which we don't see. I think I prefer the skyscapes, the garden and the flutterby though.

  2. Those halloween decors beat ours by several metres. I'm so happy that halloween has reached Denmark, eeking out Christmnas decor until at least nov. 2nd.
    Your skyscapes are stunning and the butterfly a beaut, even if shy.

  3. Great photos of Halloween. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. My gosh, even back when I did Hallowqeen decorations for the kids, I never even got close to those great ones you showed us. :-)

  5. There was a time I would decorate for every holiday but not anymore. However you have truly tempted me to decorate for Halloween with your pictures.

  6. Great Cajun jike, it had me reading out loud again! As for those skyshots, wow!

  7. Ha,ha,ha, the" de inheritin' tax!". Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I love the Halloween decorations. And the skies. I had to look to spot the butterfly.

  9. Fun Cajun joke ~ great series of Halloween photos ~ more fun ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Good joke and wise idea from your folks. I love the Halloween decorations. XO

  11. I hope there's no fighting when the time comes. Those are terrific photos, love the ghosts on the house.

  12. Hahahahaha! I love your tale. It's great to have a laugh, so thank you! :)

    Halloween is so much fun. It's not a huge event down this way...but back in the 80s when my now late ex and I lived on the Sunshine Coast, we had a really good fun one, one year...much laughter and good cheer was enjoyed. :)

  13. Good joke. Good idea from your grandpa. Very nice decorations. Beautiful sunset. Enjoy your new week.

  14. Just one 'perk' of being poor! Gorgeous pictures! No one paints quite like God!


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