Sunday, November 13, 2022

Glad They're Gone (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.

The other day, i went to MallMart just to get some cleaning supplies.  Mop pads and liquid, some bleach cleaner spray, toilet bowl cleaner, liquid dish detergent, and two grocery items came to over $60.

Then Grandpa and i went shopping, and it's the same story.  It makes me wonder how people can afford to eat.

We got to talking later about items that are no longer on store shelves, and how much those might cost if they were still around today.

Boudreaux an' Clothile done be talkin' 'bout de prices, an' 'bout de t'ings dey cain't fin' in de store now.

Den Boudreaux say, "Wit' dis inflation, dere be one t'ing I be glad is gone, 'cause I cain't imagine what it be cost today if it still done exist."

An' Clothile say, "What dat be?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, pay toilets!"


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.        

First, photos from a walk with Becca and Mr. Cal.

Young Lee, Red-Headed Alec's son, is turning five, and i got invited to the party.  I didn't want to get pics of people without permission, but the cake caught my eye.  It had a layer of vanilla, a layer of chocolate buttercream frosting, a layer of chocolate, a layer of some kind of chocolate with nuts in it, and a topping like a ganache.  It looked rich and decadent, and i have to stay away from such things but i couldn't resist pictures.

Finally, what i mostly got this week was sun and sky photos.


Today is:

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter

     Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn

International Tongue Twister Day -- as declared by the Logic Puzzle Museum in Burlington, WI, US, which used to host a contest

National Indian Pudding Day

National Pupusa Day -- Ecuador (national dish)

National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality

National Young Readers' Week -- US, sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program and the Library of Congress; listen to a different celebrity read a book each day through the 14th

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)

Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)

St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)

St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)

St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)

Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar

Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

World Kindness Day -- promoting a more compassionate world, on the anniversary of the first World Kindness Movement® conference  

     Kindness Day UK 

Anniversaries Today:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, 1982

The Holland Tunnel opens, 1927

Birthdays Today:

Monique Coleman, 1980

Gerard Butler, 1969

Steve Zahn, 1968

Tracy Scoggins, 1959

Jimmy Kimmel, 1967

Vinny Testaverde, 1963

Chris Nth, 1957

Whoopi Goldberg, 1955

Chris Noth, 1954

Shella E. Frazier, 1948

Joe Mantegna, 1947

Jean Seberg, 1938

Gary Marshall, 1934

Madeleine Sherwood, 1922

Oskar Werner, 1922

Nathaniel Benchley, 1915

Louis Brandeis, 1856

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850

Edwin Thomas Booth, 1833

James Clerk Maxwell, 1831

Edward John Trelawney, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Lion King"(Play), 1997

"As the Girls Go"(Musical), 1948

Fantasia(Disney animated film), 1940

"Grand Hotel"(Drake play), 1930

Today in History:

English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002

Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553

Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775

Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789

The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839

James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841

The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851

The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895

French cyclist Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter, 1907

Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947

A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970

The Double Eagle V becomes the first hot air balloon to make it across the Pacific Ocean, 1981

Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985

The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992

In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994

NASA announces that water has been discoved on the moon, 2009

Medical textbooks require rewriting after 39-year-old Canadian Scott Routley becomes the first person believed to be in a vegetative state to tell scientists he isn't in any pain, 2012

A total solar eclipse occurs over parts of Australia and the South Pacific, 2012

The Vatican announces that restrooms being remodeled in St. Peter's Square will include showers for the homeless, and encourages other churches to do the same, 2014

Evidence of the world's earliest wine-making is uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC, 2017

Venice, Italy is hit by its worst flooding in 50 years, 2019

The rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris, 2019

The Glasgow Climate Pact agreement at COP26 commits countries to a "phasedown" of "unabated" coal, and end deforestation by 2030 and to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030, 2021


  1. I suspect I would have put on weight just looking at that cake.
    I loved walking with you, and never, ever tire of your skyscapes.

  2. I have to say I'll take the beautiful sky pictures over the cake layers any day, honest ;) The price of everything is going up. Thank goodness kindness, sharing and nature are still free.

  3. Boudreaux is right. Toilet paper is so expensive today. My mother told me when she was young, they went outside to go to the bathroom and had to use magazines . Ouch.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. A Cajun tale of our times! Love the cake, like the sky!

  5. Wonderful skyscapes and pretty, pretty flowers. thank you!

  6. That was a good joke, yes, it sure is expensive out there. I sure wish I could have some cake like that.

  7. Cute joke and beautiful photos. I can't believe Lee is already 5. Time flies. XO

  8. Mmm, I can almost taste that cake! I love the lake photos and the skies.
    I remember pay toilets, I remember women saying they had to "go and spend a penny" and wondered what they would buy, then I discovered what that meant. I also learned that women would often go in groups and one would "spend the penny" then hold the door for the next to go in who would then hold the door again until all had "been". Families with children too, would all line up and "go" on the one penny.

  9. Gosh That cake looks lovely I bet it tastes good. Love all your images of the sun/sky. Thanks you for all your comments on my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead

  10. Good grief. I'm guessing $20.00 to use a pay-toilet! Lovely flowers! I'm so envious. I'm under 2 feet of snow here! And that cake DOES look decadent!

  11. Beautiful sky shots! Yes the cost of things is outrageous but it is what they want. To break the working class. A lady who waited on me in Target did not agree. She said people make more money today! I guess some do most do not and many families are struggling with food being on their tables. Go to any public school and it will be an eye opening experience for many who agree with all the nonsense. It is a very sad world we are heading for. I am grateful GOD is in charge and not the people who think they are in charge here. VERY THANKFUL


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