Sunday, February 5, 2023

Precious (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.

Grocery shopping with Grandpa is becoming more and more of an adventure as we try to keep costs down.  It's not easy, and in some things, it's just not possible.

Tee Boudreaux done come home from school an' say, "Dere be a new girl in de class, her fam'ly jes' done move here.  Her name be Opal.  What kind name dat be, she be name after de piece o' jewelry?"

An' Clothile say, "When I be in school, one girl was name Diamond an' you Père done knew a girl name Pearl an' her sister be Mercedes.  In some fam'ly, dey name de fille (daughter) fo' somet'in' dat be precious an' cost a lot."

Den Boudreaux say, "Mais, dat be true, an' by nex' year, dey goin' be name de girls Eggs, Gas an' Charmin!"


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.        

A newly furnished surgical suite, almost totally set up.

Items that caught my eye.

The puzzle pieces say, "Until the pieces fit."

A neighbor was celebrating.




Today is:

British Yorkshire Pudding Day -- UK (celebrating this delicious traditional dish, and here's how to make it right)   

Constitution Day -- Mexico (trad.)

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day -- beginning of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week; make a resolve and do it now, before Valentine's Day

Feast Day of Jacob, Patriarch -- Catholic Christian

Four Chaplains Sunday -- Interfaith 

Full Snow Moon -- sometimes also called the Full Hunger Moon, as the most snow falls this month and finding food is hardest

     Meaka Bochea -- Buddhist (celebration of the final sermon of Buddha)

     Navam Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Spring Lantern Festival -- China (final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations)

     Tabodwe Full Moon -- Myanmar (month of Hta-Ma-Ne Feast, the harvest festival of Thanksgiving)

Guru Ravidas Jayanti/Magha Purnima -- CH, HP, HR, MP, and PB, India

Igbi -- Shaitli and Kituri among the Avar ethnic group, Dagestan, Russia (midwinter celebration, through the 5th, which is the first day the sun is expected to return to shine on the towns here)

Kashmir Day -- Pakistan

Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation -- San Marino (also St. Agatha's Day)

Longest War in History Ends -- The Third Punic War, between Rome and Carthage, was officially ended on this date with a peace treaty signed in 1985, which is 2,131 years after the war began

Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and Why would they want it?

National Chocolate Fondue Day

National Weatherperson's Day -- US (mostly, though some other countries now observe it as well; in honor of the first US meteorologist, John Jeffries)

Nones of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Fornacalia -- celebration in honor of bread and the ovens used to dry grain; held any day between now and the 17th, one of Rome's few movable feasts)

Runeberg's Birthday -- Finland (National Poet)

St. Agatha's Day (Patron of bell-founders, fire prevention, jewelers, martyrs, nurses, rape victims, single laywomen, torture victims, wet-nurses; Malta; San Marino; as well as over 50 cities around the world; against breast cancer, breast disease, earthquakes, eruptions of Mt. Etna, fire, natural disasters, sterility, volcanic eruptions)

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian (Publican & Pharisee Sunday)

Tu B'Shevat -- Judaism ("New Year of the Trees", begins at sunset)

Unity Day -- Burundi

World Nutella Day

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Sumpter, 1989

Sara Evans, 1971

Bobby Brown, 1969

Michael Sheen, 1969

Laura Linney, 1964

Jennifer Jason Leigh, 1962

Christopher Guest, 1948

Barbara Hershey, 1948

David Alan Ladd, 1947

Charlotte Rampling, 1946

Roger Stauback, 1942

Jane Bryant Quinn, 1941

David Selby, 1941

H.R. Giger, 1940

Alex Harvey, 1935

Henry "Hank" Aaron, 1934

Andrew Greeley, 1928

Red Buttons, 1919

William Burroughs, 1914

John Carradine, 1906

Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr., 1900

Andre' Citroen, 1878

Belle Starr(Myra Maybelle Shirley), 1848

Dwight Lyman Moody, 1837

Ole Bull, 1810

Robert Peel, 1788

John Witherspoon, 1723

Sanjo, Emperor of Japan, 976

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego"(TV), 1994

"Hagar The Horrible"(Comic strip), 1973

"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"(TV), 1967

"Peter Pan"(Disney cartoon film), 1953

"Otello"(Verdi Opera), 1887

Today in History:

Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy, 62

King Alfonso V orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons, 1428

A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society, 1597

The first US livestock branding law is passed, in Connecticut, 1644

Georgia becomes the first state to abolish both entail and primogenature, 1777

Sweden recognizes US independence, 1783

Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates the first detachable shirt collar, 1825

The "Oregon Spectator" is the first newspaper published on the American West Coast, 1846

An adding machine employing depressible keys is patented in New Paltz, NY, 1850

Two innovations which helped pave the way for motion pictures are pateneted, a hand turned stereoscope by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati, and the Kinematoscope by Coleman Sellers of Philadelphia, 1861

Four inches of snow falls in San Francisco, 1887

The loop-the-loop centrifugal railroad (a/k/a the roller coaster) is patented by Ed Prescot, 1901

Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis performed the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane, 1913

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists, 1919

Reader's Digest magazine is first published, 1922

The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal, 1924

A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered, 1958

The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families, 1997

Danish special forces storm a ship captured by Somali pirates, freeing 25 crewmembers on board, 2010

Archaeologist and runologist K. Jonas Nordby publishes his suggestions for how to decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code, 2014

Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a typo in their codes alerts authorities before they can finish, 2016

Six days before his 50th birthday, 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater wins his 8th Pipeline title beating 22-year-old Hawaiian Seth Moniz in the final, 2022


  1. I love the things that caught your eye, and as always I delight in your skyscapes.

  2. A wonderful selection. The jigsaw pieces caught our eye as they are one of the symbols used for autism. The humming bird and flowers on ythe gate are a delight to see. brightens up an otherwise utilitarian item.

  3. I loved the skyscapes. Those are my favorite scenes to look at every morning here from my home. You captured some good ones.

  4. Thanks for the artwork photos. I love the flowers of course. But even the little things lift the spirit.

  5. Fun but probably true Cajun joke and wonderful series of photos ~ especially, your sky photos ~

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

  6. That was a good joke and probably very true! Hooray for the surgical suite!

  7. Good one- definitely eggs. Even Walmart's are $7. Nice photos. XO

  8. Your joke made me laugh out loud! Purrfect for a dull cloudy morning...and your Photos are spectacular.

  9. Boudreaux done be right 'bout dat. Gorgeous photos!

  10. Love the stained glass windows. Boudreaux made me laugh, Eggs Gas and Charmin! I do wonder now how many baby girls will be named Charmaine though. Your surgical suite is coming along nicely.


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