Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Results of Too Many Mergers (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday


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Words for Wednesday is a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.  This month, the prompts are being posted by River at Drifting Through Life.     


This week's words are:

1. refocusing
2. theatrically
3. unimaginable
4. olive oil
5. footrest
6. relieved

and/or:

1. roughly
2. mythology
3. disconnected
4. expansive
5. campfire
6. singing

She strode over to the firewood box and dropped her load ROUGHLY, then took an appreciative sniff.  He had looked up from his spot by the CAMPFIRE, and now was REFOCUSING on the pan in front of him.

Using an EXPANSIVE gesture, he THEATRICALLY poured more OLIVE OIL, while she smiled at the show he was putting on.  She sat down on one log and used another for a FOOTREST, RELIEVED that they were finally alone together on their trip.

They'd started to feel DISCONNECTED from one another, something the MYTHOLOGY of our day says is UNIMAGINABLE if you are true soul mates.  They knew, though, that the embers of love don't burn forever if they are not tended.

Later that evening, stomachs full of the pan-seared fish they'd caught earlier in the day, she strummed her guitar and he accompanied her, SINGING love songs and reconnecting under the star strewn sky.


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Today is:

Anniversary of His Majesty the King -- Bhutan

Anthesteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day Festival of Flowers, feast of the dead, and drinking festival; date approximate)

Card Reading Day -- because greeting cards can be fun to just stop and read, can't they?

Day in Honor of Dr. W. H. Lini, Father of Independence -- Vanuatu

Feast of the Feralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (final day of the Parentalia, with picnics in the graveyard that included libations to the departed)

Georgia National Rodeo -- Perry, GA (winners here qualify for the National Finals in December; through Saturday)


National Sticky Bun Day

Remember the Funniest Thing Your Kid Ever Did Day -- in honor of Erma Bombeck's birth anniversary

Sandino Day -- Nicaragua (assassination anniversary of Augusto César Sandino)

Shaheed Dibosh -- Bangladesh (International Mother Language Day/Language Martyr's Day, for those who died in the Bengali Language Movement in 1952)

St. Peter Damian's Day (Doctor of the Church)


Anniversaries Today:

Dudley Moore marries Brogan Lane, 1988
Liz Taylor marries Michael Wilding, 1952
The Washington Monument is dedicated, 1885


Birthdays Today:

Corbin Bleu, 1989
Ashley Greene, 1987
Ellen Page, 1987
Charlotte Church, 1986
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1979
William Baldwin, 1963
Christopher Atkins, 1961
Alan Trammell, 1958
Jack Coleman, 1958
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 1958
Kelsey Grammer, 1955
Christine Ebersole, 1953
William Petersen, 1953
Olympia J. Snowe, 1947
Tyne Daly, 1946
Alan Rickman, 1946
David Geffen, 1943
John Lewis, 1940
Gary Lockwood, 1937
Barbara Jordan, 1936
Rue McClanahan, 1935
Nina Simone, 1933
Roberto Gomez Bolanos, 1929
Erma Bombeck, 1927
Hubert de Givenchy, 1927
Sam Peckinpah, 1925
Ann Sheridan, 1915
W.H. Auden, 1907
Anais Nin, 1903
Andres Segovia, 1893
Alice Freeman Palmer, 1855
Charles Scribner, 1821
John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1801
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, 1794


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Die Physiker"(Play), 1962
"A Woman to Remember"(TV; first soap opera), 1949
"War as it Happens"(TV), 1944
"Green Pastures"(Play), 1930
The New Yorker(Magazine), 1925
The Communist Manifesto(Publication date), 1848
Cherokee Phoenix(Newspaper, first US Native American paper), 1828


Today in History:

England begins the trial against Joan of Arc, 1431
John Wilkes is thrown out of the English House of Commons for his pornographic poem "An Essay on Woman," a satire of Pope's "An Essay on Man," 1764
Freedom of worship is established in France under its Constitution, 1795
The first locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for the first time, in Wales, 1804
The first Native American Indian newspaper, the "Cherokee Phoenix", begins publication, 1828
The first known sewing machine in the US is patented by John Greenough of Washington, D.C., 1842
Sarah G Bagley of Lowell, Massachusetts becomes the first US woman telegrapher, 1846
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto, 1848
The US Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in the US, 1857
Edwin T. Holmes installs the first electric burglar alarm, in Boston, Massachusetts, 1858
The first Roman Catholic parish church for blacks in the US is dedicated, in Baltimore, Maryland, 1864
Lucy B. Hobbs becomes the first US woman to earn a DDS degree, 1866
Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier, 1874
The first telephone book is issued, to 50 subscribers in New Harbor, Connecticut, 1878
Oregon becomes the first US state to declare Labor Day a holiday, 1887
The North Carolina legislature adjourns for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass, 1895
Dr. Harvey Cushing, the first US neurosurgeon, performs his first operation, 1902
Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, 1911
The Battle of Verdun (WWI) begins, will last until Dec. 18; over a quarter of a million casualties, half a million injuries, 1916
The last Carolina parakeet, Incas, dies in the Cincinati Zoo, in the same cage that had held Martha, the last passenger pigeon, 4 years earlier, 1918
The Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution, 1921
Great Britain grants Egypt independence, 1922
The first issue of "New Yorker" magazine is published, 1925
The first instant developing camera is demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land, 1947
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free", 1952
Watson and Crick discover the structure of the DNA molecule; according to legend, they walk into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge and Crick announces "We have found the secret of Life," 1953
The Peace symbol is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1958
Malcolm X is assassinated, 1965
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna, 1971
The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon, 1972
Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison, 1975
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, 1995
Euro zone finance ministers agree on a second bailout for Greece, 2012
Scientists discover that bumblebees have the ability to sense electric fields around flowers, enabling them to identify specific flowers for pollination , 2013

12 comments:

  1. Shell is common here have a great day

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  2. Mimi,

    I noticed it's National Sticky Bun Day. I did not mention it to DH because I know that would light up his eyes and we're both trying to scale back on our diet. lol It's a very tempting thought, though. I liked your little short story with the word prompts. Good writing job!

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  3. Very nicely done with the words Mimi, the story is well written and prompts flowed effortlessly, the story itself is perfect.

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  4. Wow, your gasoline is sure cheap compared to here in California. Over a dollar cheaper. Way over a dollar.

    Love is a wonderful thing and reconnecting is even better.

    Have a fabulous day and an even better Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  5. Gas is finally coming down just in time to take my bumlebee out of my garage. About a month and it's time to take my Camero out. Yippee do.

    Cruisin Paul

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  6. Sweet love story. I'd love to go camping with my husband. Even though we've gone separately, we've never gone together. I wouldn't be caught dead singing, though. And I think any other campers around would be grateful if I didn't. ;)

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  7. Your gas is a lot cheaper. Nice romantic story.

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  8. We have cheap gas too. That is a great story. Thanks for that. Have a great day.

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  9. Who doesn't love a good sticky bun? Nobody, that's who. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place. Have a blessed week.

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  10. National Sticky Bun Day? Rats! Just when such sweet treats are off limits to me. (cholesterol has been skyrocketing)
    I like your story a lot, it's true too, the fires of love do need stoking if they are not to die out.

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  11. We also have Shell here. Yes, love needs tending! Its a beautiful story!

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