Sunday, March 12, 2023

Moneychanger (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.

Every Saturday, on the way home from Grandma and Grandpa's house, i stop at the bank and get cash to put in the offering plate on Sunday.  (Writing checks proved problematic for me, i don't keep up well with what's in the account, so i prefer cash.)

Tee Boudreaux done been savin' to put de money in de plate, an' he done gots him a $5 bill.  Den de plate come in de service, an' he put him de money in an' den take two $1 bills out!

Boudreaux an' Clothile done look at him, an' Boudreaux whisper, "You not aposta do dat!"

An' Tee whisper back, "Mais!  I done hear you an' Mère ague dis mo'nin', an' I's gonna use de change to light two candle an' pray fo' you!"


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 and missed.      

Flowers, because they are everywhere.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- China; Taiwan

Daylight Saving Time -- if your area is observing this, it switched over at two o'clock this morning; if you are just finding this out, you are already late!

     Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Day -- make sure the batteries are fresh and that they are in good working order

Donkey Appreciation Day -- formerly celebrated, but the lowly donkey is no longer as indispensible as he was; if you share my fondness for beasts of burden, celebrate it anyway

Girl Scouts Birthday -- US

Huddling of Fairies of the Third Flight -- Fairy Calendar

Kronprinsessans Namnsdag -- Sweden (Name Day of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Heir Apparent; an official flag day)

Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day festival, dates approximate; celebrates the marriage of Kore and Dionysos)

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria -- in 415, she was murdered for the three crimes of being intelligent, female, and pagan

National Baked Scallops Day

National Day -- Mauritius (anniversary of independence in 1968)

Plant a Flower Day -- sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation; now's a good time to give wildlife friendly perennials a head start, starting them indoors if you have to 

St. Gregory the Great's Day (Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, popes, schoolchildren, singers, stonemasons, stone cutters, students, and teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indies; against gout and plague)

     note that Pope St. Gregory is also celebrated on Sept. 3, the date he was elected pope

     Graekarismessa (Mass of St. Gregory) -- Torshavn, Faroe Islands (traditional day on which the oystercatcher, their symbolic national bird, returns)

     Gregoru Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (Gregory's Day, similar to groundhog day for weather prediction)

St. Seraphina's Day (Patron of the disabled and handicapped, and of spinners)

World Day Against Cyber Censorship -- sponsored by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight 

Youth Day -- Zambia

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, 1971

Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman, 1969

Birthdays Today:

Frank Catalano, 1978

Aaron Eckhart, 1968

David Daniels, 1966

Darryl Strawberry, 1962

Marlon Jackson, 1957

Rob Cohen, 1949

James Taylor, 1948

Liza Minnelli, 1946

Al Jarreau, 1940

Barbara Feldon, 1933

Andrew Young, 1932

Edward Albee, 1928

Wally Schirra, 1923

Jack Kerouac, 1922

Gordon MacRae, 1921

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1881

Simon Newcomb, 1835

Charles Cunningham Boycott, 1832

Clement Studebaker, 1821

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moses und Aaron"(Opera), 1954

"Fervaal"(Opera; d'Indy Op. 40), 1897

"Simon Boccanegra"(Opera), 1857

Today in History:

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher, 415

Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius, 538

Orvieto, Italy, rules it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples, 1350

Jews are expelled from Syria, 1496

New Jersey becomes an English colony, 1664

The first steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine, 1755

Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain, 1881

In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time, 1894

The first main line electric train in UK, from Liverpool to Southport, begins running, 1904

The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States, by Juliette Gordon Lowe, 1912

The foundation stone of the new Australian capital in Canberra is laid, 1913

Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax, 1930

The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism, 1947

The Church of England ordains its first female priests, 1994

Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO, 1999

Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau reports the world now has 7 billion people, 2012

JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits, 2013

Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years, 2018

Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai, 2018

Researchers claim more births are resulting in twins than ever before in history, with almost 1 in 42 pregnancies resulting in multiples, 2021


  1. When I was very young I thought the offering plate was for people to take money if they needed it so I did, but when I learned I was supposed to put my money in it instead, well, that was a different story. The lolly shop was on the way home, and that's where my sixpence (5cents) went. I almost never went to Sunday School or Church anyway.

  2. Thank goodness they are giving some money on each other. My dad use to make sure that we, the children had some money to put in the plate each Sunday.
    Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Lovely flowers. Make me cheerful.

    God bless.

  4. The flowers are gloriously beautiful!

    Love the joke.

  5. Fun Cajun joke and awesome floral photos!

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

  6. We had a heavy downpour yesterday caused by a the blooms will be blooming soon, and the bloomin' grass growing even more quickly!

    Take care. :)

  7. Good one. :) Beautiful blooms. XO

  8. That was a good joke! The flowers are beautiful, hooray for blooming season!

  9. It is me, thecontemplativecat. Such flowers. We have bougainvillea here, and it grows to take over all other beautiful flowers, unless they are ruthlessly pruned. The history of injustice and religious intolerance is horrible.

  10. I love your Boudreaux jokes. As we creep towards winter, it's a pleasure to see your colourful flowers.

  11. Correction: Flowers are everywhere you are. They're in short supply here! Sigh.


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