Thursday, February 14, 2019

Three Things (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"Dad, what's a milestone?"

"Well, son, in ancient Roman times, they didn't have those cool reflective metal signs like we have to tell you where you were and how far to the next town; instead they had big rocks, or stones, with the miles on them, I think mostly to tell you how far from Rome you were because Rome was the most important place."

"Then why were you talking to Mom about a milestone birthday, and she was telling you to keep it quiet?"

"Oh, we now use the word 'milestone' to mean something important or significant, like a big, important birthday."

"If it's so big and important, why was Mom telling you to keep it quiet?"

"Son, no man will ever fully understand women, but I can tell you these things and they will serve you well in life:  never forget your anniversary, always get her something for Valentine's Day, and under no circumstances, if you know what is good for you, reveal a woman's age if you happen to know it!"


Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Milestone.     


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Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.    

Another nice fence in a neighborhood i happened to be going through:





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Today is:

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting -- Washington, D.C., US (a meeting of top scientist; who knows what these people will come up with next, because science is amazing! through the 16th)

Bird Mating Season begins -- according to legend, in honor of St. Valentine

Blessing of the Salmon Nets -- Norham, Northumberland, England & North Shields, Northumbria, England (just before midnight, nets are blessed and right after midnight, the first nets of the season are thrown out; anything caught is presented to the officiating vicar)

Day Sacred to Juno Lupa -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno of the Wolf)

Feast of Vali -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (archer god, an Asatru answer to the Valentine celebration, which is really a thinly disguised Lupercalia)

Ferris Wheel Day -- birth anniversary of G.W.G. Ferris, Jr.

Fjortende Februar -- Denmark (Danish lovers send each other snowdrop flowers.)

International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

International Quirkyalone Day -- a day to value your individuality, whether you are partnered or not, especially for those who prefer to be single and not dating just for the sake of dating    

League of Women Voter's Day -- US

Library Lovers Day -- for those whose favorite companion is a great book

Miami International Boat Show -- Miami, FL, US (biggest boat show in the US, and the main event for product introductions; through Monday)

National Call In Single Day -- what a lot of men who feel pressured to be romantic on this day wish they could do, i'm sure!

National Conference on Education -- Los Angeles, CA, US (three day conference sponsored by the American Assn. of School Administrators)   

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

National Have-a-Heart Day -- to create awareness of the impact of our food choices on the environment, world hunger, animal welfare and human health—especially heart health

National Nest Box Week -- UK; US (begun in the UK, this is a week to build or put up a nest box in your yard to encourage our avian friends and give them safe places to raise their young) 

National Organ Donor Day -- US, but no matter where you live, consider leaving instructions about this to your loved ones

Race Relations Day -- originally on Lincoln's birth anniversary, now on the day promoting love

Rafik Hairi Memorial Day -- Lebanon

Read to Your Child Day -- to start their love of learning early (and do it daily!)

Simplot Games -- Holt Arena, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, US (Indoor track and field for the top high school athletes from the US and Canada; through Saturday) 

Sts. Cyril & Methodius' Day (Patrons ecumenism, unity of Eastern and Western Churches; Bohemia; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Europe; Moravia; the Slavic peoples)

Trifon Zarezan -- Bulgaria (Viticulturists' Day; since Thracian times, a day to celebrate Dionysus and wine)

Valentine's Day (St. Valentine of Rome, Patron of apiarists/beekeepers, betrothed couples, greeting card manufacturers, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, travellers, young people; Bussolengo, Italy; against epilepsy, fainting, plague)



Anniversaries Today:

Jerry Garcia weds Deborah Koons, 1994
US League of Women Voters formed, 1920
Arizona becomes the 48th US state, 1912
Oregon becomes the 33rd US state, 1859


Birthdays Today:

Drew Bledsoe, 1972
Jessica Yu, 1966
Zach Galligan, 1964
Enric Colantoni, 1963
Meg Tilly, 1960
Renee Fleming, 1959
Raymond Joseph Teller, 1948
Gregory Hines, 1946
Carl Bernstein, 1944
Michael Bloomberg, 1942
Andrew Prine, 1936
Florence Henderson, 1934
Vic Morrow, 1932
Hugh Downs, 1921
Mel Allen, 1913
Jimmy Hoffa, 1913
Jack Benny, 1894
George Washington Gale Ferris,Jr., 1859
Winfield Scott Hancock, 1824
Frederick Douglass, 1817
Mary Ann "Aunt Mary" Prout, 1801


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cloud Nine"(Play), 1978
"The Maltese Falcon"(Publication date), 1930
"Sinbad"(Musical), 1918
"Importance of Being Earnest"(Play), 1895


Today in History:

The annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg make the first known mention of Lithuania, 1009
Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg, 1349
Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases the Jews out of Vienna, 1670
The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, 1778
James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii, 1779
John Jervis and Horatio Nelson lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar, 1797
The apple parer is patented by Moses Coats of Downington, Pennsylvania, 1803
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of the US Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void, 1803
The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio, 1835
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken, 1849
Esther Hobart Morris is appointed the first female Justice of the Peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870
A.G. Bell and Elisha Gray both apply for a patent for a telephone; Bell first by only 2 hours, and is ruled the rightful inventor, 1876
The first trainload of California grown fruit, oranges, leaves L.A. for the east,1889
Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections, 1899
The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar, 1918
The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1920
The Bank of England is nationalized, 1946
ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled, 1946
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time, 1949
Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, 1961
The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit, 1989
Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system , 1990
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft becomes first vehicle to land on an asteroid (433 Eros), 2001
Love letters written between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University, 2012 
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, now the world's largest solar energy plant, opens in the Mojave Desert; the $2.2 billion plant, owned by Google, NRG Energy, and BrightSource energy, spans five square miles and can provide power to 140,000 homes, 2014

22 comments:

  1. A father's to his son, Lol! I like the nice fence.

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  2. Smiling at the truth in your six sentence story.

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  3. A lot of good stuff there to choose from, but I'm going with Library Lovers Day for my celebration. :-D

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  4. Mimi,

    That's some good advice that Dad gave his boy. lol Your stories always put a smile on my face. You're such a creative writer. Nice fence shots, too! I noticed it's National Cream-filled Chocolates Day. Now, that's something I can celebrate. :) Happy V-Day! xoxo

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  5. Car bonding with dad, one of my favorite memories...I learned so much from him...this took me back! Thanks and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. Happy Valentine's Mimi. Have a great day. See ya.


    Cruisin Paul

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  7. Fun story and neat fence photos ~ Happy Valentine's Day ^_^

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

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  8. I can hear Sweetie giving that kind of advice. You two raised some mighty good kids.

    Have a fabulous day and a very happy Valentines Day. Big hug. ♥

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  9. Every father should bestow the very same advice to his sons, lol.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    As usual,Mimi, a very enjoyable 6!

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  10. That was cute- and very accurate :) Happy Valentine's Day! XO

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  11. Love all the history, background and wisdom in your six.

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  12. I've never understood the reluctance to reveal your age. My own mum was 26 for years, until I was 26 I think, then she was 47 for several years. I'm happy to say I'm 66, I've earned those years and will acknowledge them proudly.

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  13. Lovely conversation stored in the dashboard of life.

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  14. I want to use this opportunity to appreciate Dr Ekpen for the good work that his doing around the world, many of you must have ahead of him and what his doing. The reason why I'm appreciating him on this site is because maybe someone out there is facing the same challenge and he/she don't know what to do next to fix the issue, Dr Ekpen is a great spell caster and friendly also, if you have problem in your relationship you can contact him right way and he will be clad to help you out. Contact him now via email at ekpentemple@gmail.com or on whatsaap +2347050270218.

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  15. A dad not shrugging off the question, but taking the time to carefully share some of his wisdom with his son.
    Great SSS story.

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  16. Excellent Six! And good advise as well!

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  17. My son (who just turned 30) remembers John telling him years ago that "Mom will continue to have birthdays, but she'll never get older than she is now (29)." :-)

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