Can You Hear Me Now? (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)  
 
 
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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.
 
Yesterday at Grandma and Grandpa’s, i noticed that Grandpa is still mostly not wearing his hearing aid.  Grandma has to trek all the way across to wherever he is to tell him whatever she needs to tell him.
 
While sitting at the table, she reminded him about doing something, and he didn’t answer.  She asked, “Did you hear me?” and he noted that yes, he’d heard.  She then complained that he doesn’t answer whether he hears her or not, so she never knows!
 
Boudreaux an’ Clothile done be complain’ each to de other, since dey both be gettin’ hard o’ hearin’.  In fact, Tee an’ Aline, dey chil’ren, be fussin’ at dem, too, wantin’ dem to get dey hearin’ check out.
 
“Mais, I done been tellin’ you Mère dat she need her a hearin’ aid!” Boudreaux done say to de chil’ren.
 
An’ Clothile say, “Dat may be true dat I need me a hearin’ aid, but Boudreaux, fo’ years I knowed you need you a hearin’ aid an’ a listenin’ aid!”
 
 
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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 is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life, but she is taking a blog break and Elephant’s Child is keeping the meme warm for her.       
 
The fairy gardens in the sun room keep expanding:
 














 
 
 
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Today is:
 
 
Armed Forces Day — Mali
 
Ati-Atihan Festival — Aklan, Kalibo, Panay Island, Philippines (main feast and final day of the vivid religious carnival/feast dating back to the 13th century to honor Santo Nino [Baby Jesus])
 
Camcorder Day — five companies agreed, this day in 1982, to cooperate and construct a camera with a built in VCR
 
Camel Wrestling Championship — Selcuk, Turkey (a medieval tradition, and the camels are not allowed to actually harm each other, so it’s a spectacular sport to watch; through Sunday)
 
Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon — Carlsbad, CA, US
 
Celtic Tree Month Beth (Birch) ends
 
Coffee Break Day
 
Day of National Mourning — Azerbaijan (a/k/a Martyrs’ Day)
 
Festival of Jubilation for Osiris — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, in Busiris)
 
Heroes Day — Cape Verde; Guinea-Bissau (death anniversary of Amilcar Cabral)
 
Hunt for Happiness Week begins — sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, who want you to join this week; the celebration runs through Saturday, and includes the 3rd Monday of January, said to be one of the saddest days of the year    
 
La Tamborrada de San Sebastian — San Sebastian, Spain (24 hours of drumming, begun last evening)
 
National Activity Professionals Week begins — celebrating the contributions of Activities Professionals in all senior living communities    
 
National Buttercrunch Day
 
National Cheese Lover’s Day
 
National Granola Bar Day
 
National Disc Jockey Day — listed lots of places, but no particular reason given for the choice of date
 
Penguin Awareness Day — lots of celebrating, but no history of who started it
 
Sacrifices to Athena — Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
 
Sinulog Grand Parade — Cebu City, Philippines (biggest day of the very colorful festival about the pagan origin of the people, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism)
 
Stay Young Forever Day — celebrate the child in all of us, do something fun
 
Stephen Foster Day — Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL, US
 
St. Sebastian’s Day (Patron of archers, armorers, arrowsmiths/fletchers, athletes, bookbinders, diseased cattle, dying people, gardeners, gunsmiths, hardware stores, ironmongers, lace makers/lace workers, lead workers, masons, plague victims, police officers, Pontifical Swiss Guards, raquet makers, soldiers, stone masons/stone cutters; several cities, but especially of Rio de Janiero, Brazil and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, where today is marked with celebrations; against cattle disease, enemies of religion, plague)
 
Take a Walk Outdoors Day — unless it’s storming, a good way to get some exercise
 
Tenmangu Kowakamai — Setaka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (festival of old style Japanese dances)
 
Tu B’Shevat — Judaism (“New Year of the Trees”, begins at sunset)
 
World Religion Day — Baha’i
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Skeet Ulrich, 1969
Rainn Wilson, 1966
James Denton, 1963
Lorenzo Lamas, 1958
Bill Maher, 1956
David Lynch, 1946
Dorothy Provine, 1937
Arte Johnson, 1934
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, 1930
Patricia Neal, 1926
Otis Dewey “Slim” whitman, 1924
Federico Fellini, 1920
DeForest Kelley, 1920
Joy Adamson, 1910
George Burns, 1896
Harold Lincoln Gray, 1894
Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, 1889
Carolus Linnaeus, 1778
André-Marie Ampère, 1775
Richard Henry Lee, 1732
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“Breaking Bad”(TV Series), 2008
“Meet the Beatles”(Album, US release), 1964
 
 
 
Today in History:
 
The first elected English Parliament called into session by the 6th Earl of Leicester, and meets in the Palace of Westminster (a/k/a Houses of Parliament), 1265
The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored, 1502
The Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) is founded in Spain to deal with American affairs, 1503
The cornerstone of Amsterdam town hall laid, 1648
The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson, 1788
China cedes Hong Kong to British, 1841
L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster, 1885
The first full length talking motion picture filmed outdoors is released, “In Old Arizona”, 1929
Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on “final solution” calling for extermination of Europe’s Jews, 1942
The first atomic submarine, USS Nautilus, is launched at Groton, Connecticut, 1955
Witnesses report sightings of a Bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the River Thames since records began in 1913, 2006
A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance, 2007
Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum, 2013

 

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