Sunday, December 25, 2022

Some Things Can Be Done Without (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.

Bigger Girl came with me to NOLA yesterday.  We spoke of lots of different topics, from naming children to whether there's life on other planets and what it would be like.  She has done homemade gifts again, and she's making a paella and a bokkeumbap with kimchi.  She'll try anything once, and make us do so, also.

Tee Boudreaux be getting big, an' Boudreaux done decide he can give de blessin' fo' de Christmas dinner.

He say, "Bon Dieu, I t'ank you fo' Mère an' Père, fo' me Soeur, fo' Grand-mère an' Grand-père, Nanan an' Parran an' all de res' o' de fam'ly.

Also, I t'ank you fo' de jambalaya, de étouffée, de mirliton an' shrimp an' even de salad my Mère be goin' make me eat, but I don' t'ank you for de Brussel sprouts 'cause I don' be t'ankful fo' dem an' I don' want to sin 'cause I done tole you a lie!"


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.        

More Christmas Cheer.


A blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas to all!


Today is:

A'phabet Day -- a/k/a No "L" Day!  yes, go ahead and groan

Carol Day -- internet generated, listed as different dates, but this is the last day this year you should have to listen to Christmas songs, so enjoy

Children's Day -- Cameroon; Chad; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo DR; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Uruguay

Christmas Day/Feast of the Nativity -- Christian/Orthodox Christian

Constitution Day -- Taiwan

Dia de la Familia -- Uruguay

Dies Natalis Invicti Solis -- Ancient Roman Calendar (birthday of the invincible sun god)

Ennead Feast in the Houses of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Family Day -- Angola; Mozambique; Uruguay

Malkh-Festival -- Nakh peoples of Chechenya and Ingushetia (a sun god festival)

National Pumpkin Pie Day

Quaid-e-Azam's Day -- Pakistan (birth anniversary of "Great Leader," the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Day -- introduced by Montgomery Ward Department Store this day in 1939

St. Anastasia of Sirmium's Day (Patron of martyrs, weavers, and widows)

Anniversaries Today:

Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan, 1926

Washington crosses the Delaware, 1776

Birthdays Today

Dido, 1971

Rickey Henderson, 1958

Shane MacGowan, 1957

Annie Lennox, 1954

Karl Rove, 1950

Ron Foos, 1949

Sissy Spacek, 1949

Barbara Mandrell, 1948

Larry Csonka, 1946

Jimmy Buffett, 1946

Gary Sandy, 1945

Hanna Schygulla, 1943

Carlos Castaneda, 1925

Rod Serling, 1924

Anwar Sadat, 1918

Quentin Crisp, 1908

Cab Calloway, 1907

Humphrey Bogart, 1899

Cal Farley, 1895

Robert Ripley, 1893

Dame Rebecca West, 1892

Conrad Hilton, 1887

Evangeline Cory Booth, 1865

Clara Barton, 1821

Isaac Newton, 1642

Traditional Birthday of Mithras

Traditional Birthday of Sol

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Sword in the Stone(Disney animated film), 1963

"The Steve Allen Show"(TV), 1950

"Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts", 1931

"Why Marry?"(Play, first to win a Pulitzer for Drama), 1917 

"Symphony Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un Artiste ... en cinq parties"(Berlioz Symphony), 1830

Today in History:

The first Christmas, according to calendar maker Dionysus Exiguus, 1

The earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, 337

The first definite date that Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, 352

Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome, 800

William I, Conqueror, crowned king of England, 1066

Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem, 1100

Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily, 1130

St Francis of Assisi assembles the first Nativity scene, in Greccio, Italy, 1223

The city of Natal, Brazil is founded., 1599

Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas, 1621

The Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine of five shillings for "observing any such day as Christmas", 1651

The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria, 1818

Louisiana & Arkansas are the first US states to observe Christmas as holiday, 1831

Despite bitter opposition, Pres Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (a/k/a the Civil War, or, tongue planted firmly in cheek, that recent unpleasantness between the States), 1868

The legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place between the British & Germans, 1914

Emperor Taisho of Japan dies; his son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Showa, 1926

Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer, 1939

The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1, 1946

The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students, 1950

Richard Starkey gets his first drum set for Christmas, 1957

Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneouver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit, 1968

Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia, 1974

Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, 1977

The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web, 1990

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day), 1991

Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which would later successfully land on Saturn's moon Titan, 2004

The South Pole records its warmest temperature at -12.3 degrees Celsius at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, 2011

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is launched in a joint effort with theEuropean Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America, 2021


  1. I am with Boudreaux about Brussel Sprouts. Thank you for the Christmas Cheer - and I hope that your Christmas is everything that you could have hoped for.

    1. Ha, you've not eaten Rosenkohl 'made by Sean', yet. ;-)

    2. and what would that be exactly?

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  3. May you have a blessed and loving Christmas ~ Xo

    wishing you Happy Holidays, good health and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Meowy Catmas sweeties, we hope your day is EPIC! Sending oodles of festive joy and cheer!

  5. Cute joke. I love Brussel's Sprouts. We had them today, well, I did my mom and hubby didn't want any. Merry Christmas! XO

  6. That was a good one and wonderful photos too. Merry Christmas from all of us at Brian's Home!

  7. Hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas Day, Mimi.

  8. Very wise to not tell a lie to God. I love all the decorations, the gingerbread houses especially are always so pretty.

  9. That joke was great! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of blessings. XO

  10. Thanks for the joke. Very pretty Christmas cheers. Have a great new week.


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