Sunday, June 4, 2023

In the Nick of Time (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.

Nephew Dre was visiting at Grandma and Grandpa's house yesterday, he's out of school for the summer so came to stay for a bit.

He's got a learner's permit for driving, and he and Grandpa wanted to go somewhere together so of course, he wanted to drive.

Grandpa quipped, "Sure, my will is up to date!"

Boudreaux be watchin' de TV an' done see de commercial 'bout de estate plannin'.

He say, "Dey allus be sayin', 'Get you will done befo' it's too late.  Mais!  Do dere be any diff'ernt option?"


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.        

Flowers, a couple of Memorial Day displays, the view outside Ms. JAI's new place, and skyscapes.


Today is:

Audacity to Hope Day -- to encourage all to have the audacity to keep hope

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Emancipation Day -- Tonga (trad.)

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Festival for Hercules Custos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Hercules the Custodian)

Flag Day -- Estonia

Flag Day -- Finland (Armed Forces observe the birth anniversary of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim)

Full Strawberry Moon / Rose Moon; related observances

     Ancient Celtic month Equos (horse-time) begins

     Nayon Full Moon -- Mayanmar

     Poson Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Hug Your Cat Day -- yet another date for this noted on many sites; if you celebrate all of them, your cat will be well hugged! 

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression -- UN

Jarila's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Festival of Jarila, god of the sun and fertility)

Lassie Day -- the first dog to play the role of Lassie, in the movie Lassie, Come Home, was born this day in 1940

Lord Buddha's Parinirvana -- Bhutan

Mother's Day -- France; French Antilles

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)   

National Cheese Day -- not to be confused with Cheese Lover's Day earlier in the year

National Cognac Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day -- not to be confused with the Frozen Yogurt Day celebrated on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, where the temperatures make such a thing possible

National Unity Day -- Hungary

Old Maid's Day -- supposedly established after WWII, when there were so many eligible young ladies who weren't getting any younger

Plynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival in Athens in honor of Athena; date approximate)

Procession of the Golden Chariot and the Battle of Lumecon -- Mons, Belgium (a horse-drawn coach carrying the relics of St. Waudry circles the town to commemorate the delivery of Mons from plague in 1349, and in the afternoon, the Fraternity of St. George reenact the Battle, with St. George defeating the dragon)

Sjómannadagurinn -- Iceland (traditional Seaman's Day was alternately celebrated June 6 or the first Sunday of June, depending on which authority you ask, but is now a weekend long Festival of the Sea)

St. Petroc's Day (Patron of Cornwall and Wales, as well as many locations in Cornwall, Wales, and England, and Saint-Meen, France)

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

Whit Sunday -- Orthodox Churches

Birthdays Today:

Evan Lysacek, 1985

Russell Brand, 1975

Angelina Jolie, 1975

Noah Wyle, 1971

James Callis, 1971

Scott Wolf, 1968

Cecilia Bartoli, 1966

Sam Harris, 1961

Eldra DeBarge, 1961

Keith David, 1956

Parker Stevenson, 1953

George Noory, 1950

Bettina Gregory, 1946

Michelle Phillips, 1944

Joyce Meyer, 1943

Freddy Fender, 1937

Bruce Dern, 1936

John Drew Barrymore, 1932

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 1928

Dennis Weaver, 1924

Robert Merrill, 1919

Rosalind Russell, 1907

George III, 1738

Aesop, BCE620 (not certain, but close enough)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Born in the USA"(Album release), 1984

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(Film), 1982

"Cavalcade of Stars"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

Chinese astronomers make the first recording of a solar eclipse, BC781

Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina), 1584

Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, 1615

New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians, 1760

A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history, 1769

The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon), 1783

Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1792

The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title, 1878

Henry Ford test drives his first prototype automobile, the Ford Quadricycle, 1896

Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage, 1912

A patent for the ATM is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain, 1973

The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, 1989

Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989

Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,2010

Negotiations break down between Greece's leftist Syriza government and the European Union regarding issuance of additional bailout funding, 2015

A State of Emergency is declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil spills near the Russian city of Norilsk, Siberia within the Arctic Circle, 2020

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a desperate plea for vaccines amid his country's devastating COVID-19 second wave, 2021


  1. Love the flowers. I can't think of any holiday other than Christmas than many people decorate for here.
    Those skyscapes are spectacular.

  2. Flowers, flags and angels. No need to let those photos languise anywhere.

  3. I loved the flag arrangement along the sidewalk. I think I'll do same thing on July 1st, Canada Day.Great idea Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Fun Cajun joke and lovely series of photos ~ favorite are the flags on the path ~ Xo

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

  5. I love your flowers, and that white circle with the mosaic is intriguing.

  6. Good joke. Beautiful blooms. I like the patriotic tree. XO

  7. Cute joke, maybe partially true! The flowers all look beautiful.

  8. Fun joke. Beautiful flowers and beautiful sky.

  9. As always the Cajan joke Rocks! As do your photos! I purrticularly love the sky shots! Mimi, I'm aiming for at least one post a week, I'm trying for Feline Friday this week. Thanks for visiting and keep being awesome! Marvelous Marv

  10. Another Cajan gem! Lovely photos, your sky-scapes never disappoint.

  11. Hahaha! That Boudreaux! Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the view of the lake and porch! Gorgeous!


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