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 had been quite worried about our every-other-week trip to the store yesterday.
"It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, isn't there something called 'Black Friday' and everyone shops? Aren't the stores going to be very crowded?" he worried.
I explained that the specials are only on Friday, there probably wouldn't be too many people in the grocery store on Saturday, and he was quite relieved. It turned out to be an easy shopping day and he was quite pleased.
Clothile an' Marie done be plannin' out de shoppin' fo' de big sales on Black Friday. Boudreaux done come in an' hear dem plottin' dey strategy fo' which place to go firs' an' den after, an' Boudreaux say, "I t'ink you ladies be doin' dis Black Friday stuff all wrong."
"What you mean?" Clothile ax.
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais! Instead o' plannin' to do all dat shoppin' on Black Friday, I t'ink you needs be complainin' to do stores how dey overcharge you de rest o' de year!"
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. \
Bigger Girl has been embroidering her old, falling apart denim jacket into a work of art. The skies have been overcast and gloomy almost all of the time, so only a couple of sky photos.
Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco -- Peru (founding of the city and its silver mine)
Bargle Day -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy day with no human equivalent)
Electric Guitar Day -- birth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix
Feast of Ullr and Skadi -- Asatru/Norse Pagan (celebrating craftsmen)
First Sunday of Advent -- Christian (start of the Liturgical Year in the Western Church) related observances
Lighting the Candle of Hope
Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)
Freckle Pride Day -- show your spots, you are beautiful!
Get the Giggles and Give One Away Day -- internet generated, and great if you're a preteen girl
Khoiak Ceremonies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (ceremonies surrounding the stories of the death of Osiris, date approximate)
Lancashire Day -- Lancashire, England (celebrating their first elected representative in Parliament in 1295)
Maaverar Naal -- Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka (Tamil Heroes' Day)
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Pie in the Face Day -- internet generated, and supposed to be a virtual one, so no mess to clean
Pins and Needles Day -- celebrating the 1937 opening of the Pins and Needles Music Revue
St. James Intercisus' Day (Patron of lost vocations, torture victims)
St. Virgilius of Salzburg's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria; Slovenes)
William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582
Jaleel White, 1976
Samantha Harris, 1973
Brooke Langton, 1970
Robin Givens, 1964
Fisher Stevens, 1963
Caroline Kennedy, 1957
Rick Rockwell, 1956
Kathryn Bigelow, 1951
Jimi Hendrix, 1942
Eddie Rabbit, 1941
Bruce Lee, 1940
Gail Henion Sheehy, 1937
Alexander Dubcek, 1921
"Buffalo" Bob Smith, 1917
Chick Hearn, 1916
James Agee, 1909
L. Sprague de Camp, 1907
Forrest Shaklee, 1894
Chaim Weizmann, 1874
Charles A. Beard, 1874
Bat Masterson, 1853
Robert R. Livingston, 1746 (O.S. date)
Anders Celcius, 1701
Emperor Xiaozong of China, 1127
"Magical Mystery Tour"(Beatles album release), 1967
"Never Too Late"(Play), 1962
"The Dinah Shore Show"(TV), 1951
Today in History:
The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament", 1295
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops, 1807
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland, 1815
NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game", 1870
Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, 1895
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held, 1924
The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module; it crashes, but still becomes the first man-made object to be on Mars, 1971
The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history, 1999
A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet, 2001
The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada, 2006
Icelanders vote for their own constitution after using a modified Danish constitution for 66 years, 2010
The Nissan Leaf self-driving car completes its first test in Japan, on the Sagami Expressway, 2013
The wreck of the San Jose, considered the "Holy grail" of shipwrecks, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia, 2015
Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis, 2017