Sunday, September 24, 2023

We Have Enough (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.

We got to visit with Bigger Girl yesterday at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

She flew in from Seattle to meet up with a friend and they are flying out to meet the friend's parents for a vacation.  The friend's parents are paying and told their daughter to invite someone to come along.

I was so glad to see her, she's not sure when she'll be back.  She'd love to come home for the holidays, but as i told her, whenever she can get here, that's when we'll choose to celebrate the holidays.

Boudreaux done walk in de kitchen an' see Clothile glarin' at her phone.

"What be wrong?" he ax.

"I don' like me dat autocorrect," she say.  "I's tryin' to plan fo' de big family meal nex' week, an' I needs a know how many crockpots ever'one be goin' bring, an' de autocorrect done change it to 'crackpots,' an' I be lucky I done caughts it befo' I hit send!"

An Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui, you be lucky!  We gots enough crackpots in de fam'ly wit'out dem bringin' mo' wit' dem!"


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.       

When i left church last Sunday, because i'd parked under a tree i had this branch on my front window.  I timed it to see how long it would last once i got up on the freeway/interstate.

Answer:  30 seconds.

Ms. G's camper has a name, and a really neat spare tire cover.


Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/Independence Day/National Day -- Guinea Bissau(1973)

Armed Forces Day -- Peru

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open air ceremony)

Constitution Day/Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk -- Cambodia

Do Impressions of Famous People Around the Office Day -- again, i wonder about the intentions of those who start these things

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy -- Catholic Christian

     Lady of Mercedes Day -- Dominican Republic

     La Merce -- Barcelona, Spain

Festival of the Latest Novelties -- an internet generated holiday to celebrate everything from traditional whoopie cushions to some of the more modern and weird novelty gifts out there; a great day for practical jokers

Gallbladder Good Health Day -- seems unsponsored, but there's information about keeping your gallbladder healthy here

Going Forth of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Gold Star Mother's Day 2021 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)

Heritage Day -- South Africa

Innergize Day -- the day to take time for yourself! always on the day after the equinox, so usually either the 23rd or 24th, depending on where you live

Lady of Mercedes Day -- Dominican Republic

Mahidol Day -- Thailand (commemorates the passing of Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej, the "Father of Thai Modern Medicine")

Moose Day -- the day Bullwinkle J. Moose, from Frostbite Falls, MN, US, and his pal Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Rocket J. Squirrel) debuted in 1959

National Bluebird of Happiness Day -- US (and no one knows why, but it's supposed to be a day to go spread some happiness)

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day® -- US, but good punctuation matters everywhere, so make sure you are using those punctuation marks correctly! 

New Caledonia Day -- New Caledonia

Republic Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

Santa Cruz Day -- Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving -- Pennsylvania Dutch followers of Silesian Reformation theology

St. Gerard's Day (Patron of Hungary)

St. Rupert's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria, where it is an official school and government holiday)

Thimphu Tsechu / Thimphu Drubchen -- Thimphu, Bhutan (three day Drukpa Buddhism tshechu festival, sacred masked dances dedicated to Bhutan's protective spirit which tourists may watch but are strictly prohibited from taking pictures; this is Bhutan's largest tshechu and has been held every year since 1867)

Thrue Bab -- Bhutan (Blessed Rainy Day)

Transatlantic Telephone Day -- the first cable across the Atlantic was completed on this day in 1956

World Rivers Day -- International   

World School Milk Day -- UN

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (begins at sundown)

Birthdays Today:

Morgan Hamm, 1982

Paul Hamm, 1982

Nia Vardalos, 1962

Kevin Sorbo, 1958

Alan Colmes, 1950

Gordon Clapp, 1948

Phil Hartman, 1948

Linda McCartney, 1941

Jim Henson, 1936

Anthony Newley, 1931

Sheila MacRae, 1924

Jim McKay, 1921

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896

John Marshall, 1755

Horace Walpole, 1717

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nevermind"(Album release), 1991

"No More Lonely Nights"(McCartney single release), 1984

"The Love Boat"(TV), 1977

"60 Minutes"(TV), 1968

"Daniel Boone"(TV), 1964

"The Munsters"(TV), 1964

"Love of Life"(TV), 1951

"Once in a Lifetime"(Play), 1930

Today in History:

Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina, 622

The last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Komnenos, dies; the empire slips into terminal decline, 1180

The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England, 1664

The first autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in the state of Maryland, 1657

John Jay is appointed by George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the then six-person Supreme Court, which was instituted by the Federal Judiciary Act passed that same day, 1789

US Attorney General Office is created, 1789

The Northern Daily Times becomes the first provincial daily newspaper in London, 1853

Alexander Dey patents a dial time recorder, 1889

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy, 1890

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument, 1906

Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong, 1946

The Honda Motor Company is founded, 1948

Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England, and a Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe, 1950

Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona, 1957

President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation, 1957

The United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, 1962

Swaziland joins the United Nations, 1968

Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service, 1979

Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn, 1990

Hurricane Rita devastates Beaumont, Texas, southwest Louisiana, and finishing off some of the parts of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana that Katrina missed, 2005

The G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, US, marks the first use of LRAD for crowd control in the US, 2009

Nigeria's government opens two swollen dams and displaces about two million people, 2010

Plastic polystyrene rubbish is discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by an international team of scientists, 2017

Spain's Supreme Court rules the body of Francisco Franco can be removed from the Valley of the Fallen to a municipal cemetery, 2019

The "post-tropical storm" remnant of Hurricane Fiona makes landfall near Whitehead, Nova Scotia, with sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h (103 mph); the strongest low-pressure system in Canadian history, 2022


  1. LOTS of beauty this week. Thank you. People very rarely decorate their homes with welcome wreaths here.

  2. What a great visit for you two to have. The unexpected are usually the most exciting. And the colorful wreaths. Always I love the color. Sorry to say we have a few trees taking on orange and yellow and I am not ready.

  3. I don' like me dat autocorrect, either ;) But I sure like your pretty skyscapes and autumnal wreaths.

  4. And today I do not like Blogger either. It's eatint so many of my comments. I trea through your blog and think "well, I commented on this," but my comment is nowhere to be seen. Sigh - or hiss and spit as EC says.
    I had to copy this comment, reload page, paste comment and then I could comment!

  5. I'm so glad you got to see Bigger Girl and I hope she has a fabulous time on vaction. That was a funny crackpot joke!

  6. You have certainly shown your good taste in selecting these visual gems for us to see.

  7. Glad you got to visit with your daughter. Cute joke and nice photos.

  8. Great pictures especially the sky ones. I love them.


  9. I'm glad I wasn't the person behind you when the stick went flying off of the car. Tee hee.

  10. Glad you got to se Bigger Girl. Boudreaux is funny. I love all the photos.

  11. A Cajun joke and some lovely pictures - what's not to like?


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