Sunday, March 26, 2023

Of Birthdays (Cajun Joke), Sunday Selections, and a Special Awareness Day


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.

Today is Bigger Girl's birthday.  Since it is impolite to ask a woman her age, but you must ask her what age she goes by, i will simply say she is over 21.

Grand-mère Boudreaux done be talkin' to Tee, and he say, "Grand-mère, my Père done say you gots you a birthday comin' up.  Do dat be fo' true?"

An' Grand-mère Boudreaux done say, "Oui, but I done be goin' celebrate."

An' Tee ax, "For why not?"

An' Grand-mère say, "Mais, you have you too may o' dem and dey can kill 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.        

A glimpse of last week's walk with Becca, an "Art Walk" show and sale at church of art from the school our church helped found for at risk students, owls with light bulb eyes that made me think of Charlotte/Mother Owl, a planter that tickled my fancy, flowers and skyscapes.


It's Purple Day, a day to support those who have epilepsy.

The Five Sibes and Their Scribe are five Siberian Husky dogs and their human and one of the dogs, Gibson, has epilepsy.  They advocate for dogs with epilepsy, proving that with treatment, they can have wonderful lives.

If you or anyone you know has a dog with epilepsy, they're a great resource.  Today, we celebrate strides made in caring for people and dogs (and other pets) with epilepsy.


Today is:

Care Sunday / Carling Sunday -- England, 5th Sunday of Lent (possibly from the Old Saxon "carles", or husbandman)

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar, Greece; Greenland (some areas); Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Mann; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara

     European Union: Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) Begins

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconciliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh(1971)

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- Wellcat Holidays, which has made up a bunch, wants you to do the same today!

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Nougat Day

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Purple Day -- International (supporting epileptics around the world)   

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman, 1994

Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985

Amy Smart, 1976

T.R. Knight, 1973

Josh Lucas, 1972

Leslie Mann, 1972

Kenny Chesney, 1968

John Stockton, 1962

Marcus Allen, 1960

Jennifer Grey, 1960

Catherine Keener, 1960

Leeza Gibbons, 1957

Curtis Sliwa, 1954

Teddy Pendergrass, 1950

Martin Short, 1950

Vicki Lawrence, 1949

Steven Tyler, 1948

Diana Ross, 1944

Bob Woodward, 1943

Erica Jong, 1942

James Caan, 1939

Alan Arkin, 1934

Leonard Nimoy, 1931

Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930

Pierre Boulez, 1925

Tennessee Williams, 1911

Viktor Frankl, 1905

Robert Frost, 1874

Jane Arminda Delano, 1862

Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fences"(Play), 1988

"The Young and the Restless"(TV), 1973

"Cannon"(TV), 1971

"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964

"Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi/The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"(Play), 1952

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484

The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780

The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804

An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812

The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830

Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885

New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931

William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937

Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953

East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971

Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979

The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999

A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999

The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005

Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012, 2015

US, European Union and Ukraine expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to Russian use of nerve gas in UK, 2018

The US Federal Trade Commission confirms it will investigate Facebook over privacy concerns, 2018

The Pablo Picasso painting Buste de Femme(1938), stolen 20 years prior, is recovered by a Dutch art detective, 2019


  1. Yet another wonderful collection/selection. I love the owls and the skyscapes and smiled at that planter. How nice to know that dogs with epilepsy can get support.

  2. I like the "dressed" log with pants and shoes :)
    I see solar powered owls here in the "cheap" shops and they have other birds and animals too with solar powered eyes. I prefer regular solar lamps. I did not know dogs could get epilepsy until I met one, a female German Shepherd many years ago, a lovely girl, well trained.

  3. Strange looking bird. Great photos.

    God bless.

  4. Teehee - thanks for those "electric owls". I liked them, good use of worn out bulbs.
    I do see why that planter ticked your fancy and the skyscapes are spectacular - and I spy me some salmon colours there, in the flowers, and in the fallen leaves around the planter.

  5. We have huge Great Horned Owls at my house. They're very scary. They perch in trees over my Catio and look at me like they're Forrest Gump inspecting a box of chocolates.

  6. That's a good joke. Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl from all of us!

  7. Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl! Great joke. :) Nice photos of your walk. XO

  8. Too many birthdays can kill you. I'll have to remember that. I may cancel mine this year.

  9. That Grand-mère Boudreaux is the wise one, it's those birthdays that kill you. Happy birthday to Bigger Girl. And thanks for the lovely photos.

  10. Fun Cajun joke and so true ~ Wonderful series of photos especially the sky ones ~
    Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl ~ Xo

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

  11. I agree with Grand-mère! I LOVE that planter! And all the art work!


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