Glad They’re Gone (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.
The other day, i went to MallMart just to get some cleaning supplies. Mop pads and liquid, some bleach cleaner spray, toilet bowl cleaner, liquid dish detergent, and two grocery items came to over $60.
Then Grandpa and i went shopping, and it's the same story. It makes me wonder how people can afford to eat.
We got to talking later about items that are no longer on store shelves, and how much those might cost if they were still around today.
Boudreaux an' Clothile done be talkin' 'bout de prices, an' 'bout de t'ings dey cain't fin' in de store now.
Den Boudreaux say, "Wit' dis inflation, dere be one t'ing I be glad is gone, 'cause I cain't imagine what it be cost today if it still done exist."
An' Clothile say, "What dat be?"
An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, pay toilets!"
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.
First, photos from a walk with Becca and Mr. Cal.
Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden
Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter
Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn
International Tongue Twister Day -- as declared by the Logic Puzzle Museum in Burlington, WI, US, which used to host a contest
National Indian Pudding Day
National Pupusa Day -- Ecuador (national dish)
National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality
National Young Readers' Week -- US, sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program http://www.bookitprogram.com/ and the Library of Congress; listen to a different celebrity read a book each day through the 14th
Remembrance Sunday -- England
Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)
Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)
St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)
St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)
St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)
Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar
Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)
Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, 1982
The Holland Tunnel opens, 1927
Monique Coleman, 1980
Gerard Butler, 1969
Steve Zahn, 1968
Tracy Scoggins, 1959
Jimmy Kimmel, 1967
Vinny Testaverde, 1963
Chris Nth, 1957
Whoopi Goldberg, 1955
Chris Noth, 1954
Shella E. Frazier, 1948
Joe Mantegna, 1947
Jean Seberg, 1938
Gary Marshall, 1934
Madeleine Sherwood, 1922
Oskar Werner, 1922
Nathaniel Benchley, 1915
Louis Brandeis, 1856
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
Edwin Thomas Booth, 1833
James Clerk Maxwell, 1831
Edward John Trelawney, 1792
"The Lion King"(Play), 1997
"As the Girls Go"(Musical), 1948
Fantasia(Disney animated film), 1940
"Grand Hotel"(Drake play), 1930
Today in History:
English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002
Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553
Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775
Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789
The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841
The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851
The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895
French cyclist Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter, 1907
Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947
A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970
The Double Eagle V becomes the first hot air balloon to make it across the Pacific Ocean, 1981
Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985
The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992
In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994
NASA announces that water has been discoved on the moon, 2009
Medical textbooks require rewriting after 39-year-old Canadian Scott Routley becomes the first person believed to be in a vegetative state to tell scientists he isn't in any pain, 2012
A total solar eclipse occurs over parts of Australia and the South Pacific, 2012
The Vatican announces that restrooms being remodeled in St. Peter's Square will include showers for the homeless, and encourages other churches to do the same, 2014
Evidence of the world's earliest wine-making is uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC, 2017
Venice, Italy is hit by its worst flooding in 50 years, 2019
The rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris, 2019
The Glasgow Climate Pact agreement at COP26 commits countries to a "phasedown" of "unabated" coal, and end deforestation by 2030 and to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030, 2021