Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cat Shelter Welcome Mat/Understatement Of The Year (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     




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

This month, the prompts are being provided by Cindi and are being posted by Elephant’s Child.     

This week's prompt is:

You have the ability to mentally hear the honest answer to any question just by looking at the person and thinking the question.  It was all fun and games until you looked in the mirror and asked a question you shouldn't have.  What was the answer?

No.

You didn’t want to hear that, did you.  You wanted the answer to be the opposite.

Sorry, sweetcakes, this is it, your deepest truth, your greatest fear, and the answer, truly, is no.

What you do mean, what do you do now?  You live with it.  Day by day, moment by moment, you learn to live in your truth.

Yes, you can do it, no it won’t destroy you.

No, it won’t be easy, but nothing worth doing this much is easy.

And by the way, quit using this ability for funsies and start using it to help people.  Help them face their truths and learn to live in them, too.

That will be worth doing.


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Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Tinne begins (Holly)

Feast of St. Sunniva (Ancient Norse solar maiden Sunna's worship around this time of year was merged with the story of this medieval saint; Patron of Bergen, Norway and the Norwegian west coast)

Math 2.0 Day -- celebrating the intermingling of math with technology     

National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Old Crafts Day -- it's listed in a few places, but i can't find the history; Old time crafts, or old crafts you've had sitting around the house and never gotten done? If you have the latter, do them or toss them!

Olive Branch Petition Day -- the final attempt, by the 13 Colonies, to avoid a complete break with England in 1775

SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) -- a good habit, on every day

Sts. Aquila and Prisca's Day

St. Kilian's Day (Patron of people with gout or rheumatism, whitewashers; Bavaria, Germany; Paderborn, Germany; Tuosist, Ireland; Wurzburg,Germany)

Video Games Day 

Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (when Vitula was given the first fruits of the earth)

Ziegfeld Follies Day -- his first "Follies of 1907" opened on this day


Anniversary Today:

Prince Richard of Gloucester marries Birgitte Eva van Deurs, 1972



Birthdays Today

Jaden Smith, 1998
Sophia Bush, 1982
Milo Ventimiglia, 1977
Kathleen Robertson, 1973
Beck Hansen, 1970
Billy Crudup, 1968
Toby Keith, 1961
Kevin Bacon, 1958
Christopher G. Moore, 1952
Marianne Williamson, 1952
Anjelica Huston, 1951
Wolfgang Puck, 1949
Kim Darby, 1948
Raffi, 1948
Cynthia Gregory, 1946
Jeffrey Tambor, 1944
Steve Lawrence, 1935
Marty Feldman, 1933
Roone Arledge, 1931
Billy Eckstine, 1914
Nelson Rockefeller, 1908
Louis Thomas Jordan, 1908
Philip Cortelyou Johnson, 1906
Alfred Binet, 1857
John D. Rockefeller, 1839
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 1838
Etienne De Silhouette, 1709


Today in History

Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India, 1497
Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island, 1663
Battle of Restigouche – British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France, 1760
The Olive Branch Petition is drafted by the Second Continental Congress as the Congress' last attempt to get King George III of Great Britain to reason with them, 1775
The Declaration of Independence has its first public reading, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung, 1776
Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom, 1822
Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853
The initial force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their March West, 1874
The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published, 1889
St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22, 1932
The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF), 1948
Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act, 1970
The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities, 1992
NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance, membership to become effective in two years, 1997
The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, 2011
Pope Francis condemns the 'global indifference' to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe, 2013
The mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins, 2013
Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings, 2017
Eritrea and Ethiopia announce the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years, 2018

17 comments:

  1. Love the mat, and your take on Cindi's very challenging prompt.

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  2. I have a neighbour who could use a mat like that.
    I like what you did with the prompt this week.

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  3. Not easy to receive the answer "No". Have a great day.

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  4. Love that doormat. Your take on the prompt is well written, a bit cryptic, and rather gloomy. I think that last one is caused by the prompt. All our stories are gloomy, or depressing or both.

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  5. Love the doormat. I would want to go in and meet them all.

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  6. That doormat is funny. Mom used to be a real cat person and she had four felines at one time. Now we need that mat, only for dogs.

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  7. That is a wonderful mat. Thanx for all your good works, Mimi.

    God bless.

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  8. Excellent story. And I want a mat like that :)

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  9. A lovely post! Always very interesting. Thank you :)

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  10. Sweet mat ~ I am back momentarily ~ hope I can continue ~ Thanks for your support for the loss of my sweet Yorkie ~ I miss her so much and just have not done much but cry and be with friends ~ Thanks again ~ ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. What a fab mat I like those sort of doormats heheh!

    Have a mattastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  12. Yes, there are places with lots of cats. It's a wonderful place too.

    Love the story and sometimes no in the right answer.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  13. wonder what the stock market looked like in the first publication of the wall street journal !!

    awesome cat mat by the way !! :) ☺☺♥♥

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  14. That doormat is very cool and so was your story.

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  15. I just love visiting you! Now I Need a milk chocolate bar with almonds. Hershey anyone? Hee Hee Hee! I worked with a gal who did her dad's side of their ancestry all the way back to Vasco da Gama who lived in the 15th century! W O W ! That was amazing. That is a cool cat mat. Always my pleasure to stop by and visit. Have a great evening. HUGS xo

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  16. Love the mat, and your insightful take on Cindy's prompt. 'National Milk Chocolate and Almonds Day' that definitely gets my vote!

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  17. Oh, I do love your Words on Wednesdays!!!

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