Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Patriotic Display (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Vest at The Daily Gaggle.   

 Words this week are:

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"It's been quite the JOURNEY, getting this product from idea to MANUFACTURE," Kylie said.

From the OBSERVATION deck of the skyscraper, she and Jaime were ENJOYING the view while waiting for the DINING area to open.

"More like a BAPTISM by fire if you ask me!" Jaime responded.  "I knew it wouldn't be easy going into BUSINESS for ourselves like this, but now that we are here I'm almost EMBARRASSED to admit how much I didn't know when we started!"

"Me, too," Kylie said.  They paused, each lost in her own thoughts for a moment, until they were SURPRISED by the doors that LOUDLY clicked open.

Once seated, they ordered drinks and an appetizer, then turned back to the SUBJECT that was never far from either of their minds.

"I'm so glad we finally found a company with the CAPACITY to fill the first orders," Kylie noted.

"Which first orders were much bigger than I ever dreamed, thanks to you!" Jaime responded, always willing to give her friend and business partner the lion's share of the credit.

The server set a glass of wine in front of each of them and both said "A toast!" at the same time, which set them laughing.

"To many years of success!" Jaime said when she caught her breath, to which Kylie responded, "And continued friendship!"


Today is:

Advice-to-the-Lovelorn-Day -- date, in 1896, the New Orleans Picayune first published the advice column of Dorothy Dix, Mother Confessor to Millions; it eventually ran in 300 papers for 55 years

Bonfire Night -- Northern Ireland (precursor to The Twelfth a/k/a Orangemen's Day)

Bowdler's Day

China National Maritime Day -- People's Republic of China

Convenience Store Day -- the first Seven Eleven opened on this day in 1927 in Dallas, TX; it was open 7am to 11pm, thus the name

Day of the Flemish Community -- Flemish community of Belgium, commemorates the Battle of the Golden Spurs of 1302

Feast of Theano, Philosopher, Mathmatician, wife of Pythagoras, patron of vegetarianism (date approximate, supposedly when she was born)

Feast of Min -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Free Slurpee Day at Seven-Eleven -- if you have these stores where you live, stop by between 11am and 7pm to get a free 11.7oz. Slurpee (TM) today

Imamat Day -- Ismailism

Naadam Festival -- Mongolia (a/k/a Revolution Day/National Day, traditional sporting events nationwide, but best at Ulaanbaatar, through the 13th)

National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Cheer Up The Lonely Day -- begun by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan; he chose to spend his birthday as a day to promote kindness, especially the forgotten at nursing homes and shut ins who have no visitors

National Culture Day -- Kiribati

Phyang Tsedup Festival -- Ladakh, India (Buddhist festival, through tomorrow)

Reading Guilt Day -- the day you are supposed to start reading that book you only read the Cliff's Notes on in school

St Benedict's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, cavers/speliologists/spelunkers, civil engineers, coppersmiths, farm workers/farmers, Italian architects, monks, people in religious orders, people who are dying, school children, servants who have broken their masters belongings, students; Europe; Heerdt, Germany; Norcia, Italy; Subiaco, Italy; against erysipelas, fever, gall stones, inframmatory diseases, kidney disease, nettle rash, poison, temptations, and witchcraft)

World Population Day -- UN

Worshipful Company of Vintners (Winemakers) of the City of London Annual Procession -- after electing their new guild master, the company processes from Vintners Hall to the Church of St. James Garlickhythe for a church service

Wyandotte Street Art Fair -- Downtown Wyandotte, MI, US (over 250 seasoned and emerging artists display and sell their wares, with music and entertainment; through Saturday)

Birthdays Today:

David Henrie, 1989
Marie Sernehold, 1983
Michael Rosenbaum, 1972
Justin Chambers, 1970
John Henson, 1967
Greg Grunberg, 1966
Rod Strickland, 1966
Al MacInnis, 1963
Lisa Rinna, 1963
Richie Sambora, 1960
Richie Sambora, 1959
Suzanne Vega, 1959
Mark Lester, 1958
Sela Ward, 1956
Leon Spinks, 1953
Stephen Lang, 1952
Bonnie Pointer, 1951
Beverly Todd, 1946
Giorgio Armani, 1934
Tab Hunter, 1931
Harold Bloom, 1930
Yul Brynner, 1920
E.B. White, 1899
John Quincy Adams, 1767

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Space Oddity"(Single release), 1969
"The Newlywed Game"(TV), 1966
To Kill A Mockingbird(Publication date), 1960

Today in History

Admiral Zheng He sets sail on his first exploratory expedition for the Ming Dynasty, 1405
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec, 1616
Jews are expelled from Little Russia, 1740
Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire, 1750
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage, 1776
Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille, 1789
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery (he discovered 36 over the next 27 years, more than any other person), 1801
Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel, 1804
Waterloo railway station in London opens, 1848
Tijuana, Mexico, is formally founded, 1889
The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists, 1895
Babe Ruth makes his Major League debut, 1914
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, 1960
The first U.S. space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean, 1979
According to the UN, the Earth's population crosses the 5,000,000,000 mark, 1987
The United States announces it will reestablish full diplomatic relations with Vietnam, 1995
Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit", is caught in the Bahamas after a 2 year manhunt, 2010
Neptune completes its first orbit of the sun since its discovery on September 23, 1846, 2011
Greece continues negotiations with its creditors after refusing proposed austerity measures, 2015


  1. Hooray for Jaime and Kylie. I hope their business beats the odds and is an incredible success. Like their friendship.

  2. Messymimi. Most things start from an idea. success largely depends on whether your idea is workable.
    Well done Kylie and Jaime.Clever story.

  3. Hey! For once I am already prepared! (she says, grabbing her blueberry muffin for breakfast)

  4. Great story! Starting a business seems like such a daunting thing. Hats off to people who have the courage to risk their investment, time etc. to get a small businesses off the ground.

  5. Kum 'N Go & Casey's have replaced 7-11 in Oklahoma & Arkansas. I don't don't think they're giving away slurpee's today. I guess I'll just have to settle for a large, twist waffle cone from Braum's.

  6. I always enjoy this section with the words. You are so wonderful putting them together in a sentence and paragraph.
    Also the photo at the top. Well done, Very respectful. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I love being patriotic too. We live in a wonderful country, contrary to those that say we don't.

    Love your use of the prompts. You do these so very well.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  8. Bless their friendship and partnership in their business! Have a happy week!

  9. smart story! Hope your 4th of July was fun!

  10. Lovely post and 4th of July creative arrangement!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Love your story, I am curious though about what it is they manufacture so successfully.

  12. A happy ending to a Friday..thank you, messymimi. :)

    My two furry rascals are snuggled up in bed. Their favourite spot during this chilly weather we're experiencing at present...mine, too! :)

  13. Those words are interesting indeed! wishing you a wonderful week..