Sunday, March 19, 2023

Cashing Out (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.

Yesterday as Grandpa and i got to the store, a lady greeted us with, "Cash only, our card machines are down!"

Many people were turning and leaving, but Grandpa just said, "I keep extra cash on me," and we kept going.

We were glad to accomplish our task without having to go back home first to retrieve a wad of Federal Reserve Notes.

Boudreaux an' Clothile was goin' in de store, an' Boudreaux done say, "You need be careful wit' de spendin', las' month you done overdrawed us by fifty dollar!"

An' Cothile say, "You bes' be glad dat was all, I coulda done spend more'n dat!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, you soun' like you should be in de Congress!"


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 (who is on a blog break).     

Bits of this and that, starting with the last of the azaleas.

He's supposed to hold your roll of toilet paper in the restroom!


Today is:

Camp Fire USA Birthday Week

Commemoration of the Victory over Kadhafi -- Libya

Corn Dog Day -- some sites say the 20th; #2 Son will celebrate both days, if i can afford that many corn dogs

Greater Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (largest festival to Dionysos, lasting five days; date approximate

International Read to Me! Day -- a day for children to remind the adults in their lives to read to them often  

Kashubians' Unity Day -- among Kashubians in northern Poland

Laetare Sunday -- Western Christianity, 4th Sunday of Lent; related Observances

     Carnaval de la Laetare -- Stavelot, Belgium

     Mothering Sunday -- UK (fourth Sunday of Lent, originally a day to visit your "mother church" in the parish where you were raised, now celebrated as Mother's Day)

Let's Laugh Day -- a holiday spread by ecard companies, because any day is a good day for a laugh

Mojoday -- Discordianism

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Oil Nationalization Day -- Iran

Pet Passport Day -- today in 2000, the UK passed the pet passport law, allowing pets into Great Britian without quarantine if they met certain criteria

Poultry Day -- a day to honor the role poultry plays in our lives

Quinquatria -- Roman Empirical Calendar (celebration of Minerva and Mars, especially the birthday of Minerva today; through the 23rd)

See If You Can Find Someone Who Remembers Honey West Day -- internet generated trivia question

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day -- despite what you think, the bird you saw there yesterday was not a swallow, the natives will tell you

St. Joseph's Day (Patron of bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, emigrants, expectant mothers, families, fathers, happy death, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, Oblates of St. Joseph, people in doubt, people who fight communism, pioneers, protection of the church, social justice, travellers, unborn children, wheelwrights, workers; Universal Church; over 50 cities, diocese, and countries; against doubt and hesitation)

     As Patron of fathers, his day is also Father's Day in Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

     Valencia, Spain has it's biggest day of the Las Fallas Festival today, with the fireworks.

Time Zone Day -- US Congress passed the Standard Time Act to sort out the fact that different states and cities used different times, with no rhyme or reason

Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week begins -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Michael Bergin, 1969

Bruce Willis, 1955

Glenn Close, 1947

Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1937

Ursula Andress, 1936

Phyllis Newman, 1935

Renee Taylor, 1935

Phillip Roth, 1933

Ornette Coleman, 1930

Patrick McGoohan, 1928

Brent Scowcroft, 1925

John Joseph Sirica, 1904

Earl Warren, 1891

Edith Nourse Rogers, 1881

Charles M. Russell, 1864

William Jennings Bryan, 1860

Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847

Wyatt Earp, 1848

Sir Richard Burton, 1821

David Livingstone, 1813

Thomas Mckean, 1734

William Bradford, 1590

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Kate and Allie"(TV), 1984

"A Child of Our Time"(Oratorio), 1944

"Amos and Andy"(Radio), 1928

"Faust"(Opera), 1859

"Die Braut von Messina"(Schiller Play), 1803

Today in History:

A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China, 1279

Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men, 1687

The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, 1863

Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet, 1915

Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history, 1916

The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time, 1918

Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today, 1954

Gumby makes his debut, 1957

The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction, 1965

Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup, 1966

India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty, 1972

The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN, 1979

Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating the Falklands War with the United Kingdom, 1982

Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election, 2002

A cosmic burst, GRB 080319B, that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed, 2008

After two decades of being closed due to civil war, the Somali National Theater reopens in Mogadishu, 2012

The papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis is held in St. Peter's Square, 2013

The world's last male northern white rhino, 45-year-old Sudan, dies in Kenya, 2018

American Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first woman to win mathematics' Abel Prize, 2019

The Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall erupts for the first time in 800 years, 2021


  1. Love the skyscapes. How I wish I could grow azaleas like those. That is a very posh loo roll holder.

  2. Beautiful azaleas bushes and garden flowers. Bright and cheerful.

  3. Please tell me it ain't so. Your azaleas are almost finished? And you grow your amarylis outside in the ground instead of buying them in a box at Christmas? I have 17 degrees here this morn. Your photos give a lift and I will look at them again later this morn. Thank you

  4. The majesty of the sky a foil for the beauty of those blooms. The paler pinks really please us.
    PS Mrs H says she'd not want a peeping tom in the bathroom, so that loo roll dude would have to go, or have a mask on :)

  5. A wonderful display of flowers. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.


  6. Boudreaux an' Clothile are very interesting. Congress, now that was funny.
    Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Cash? What's that?!!! love the Cajan joke, and as for those azaleas, wonderful!

  8. Good one. :) Beautiful photos. Your area is so ahead of ours. XO

  9. Witty Cajun joke ~ Lovely series of photos ~ looks like Spring and your sky shots are great!

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

  10. I also always cave cash for any emergencies. This has saved me in several awkward situations. I love your skyscapes and flowers it all lokks so wonderfully colourful to me in rainbound not-yet-spring-land.

  11. Thanks for the all those cheerful flowers, mimi. I haven't seen a red lily (we call them St Joseph lilies) in so long. My mother was named Lily and used to grow them.

  12. That was a funny one. My, the Spring blooms sure are looking pretty.

  13. Yep. A lot of us are in training to serve in Congress!
    There are few things that make me happier than flowers and sunrises/sets. Gorgeous photos! (And I love the little table too!)


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