Thursday, October 15, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Tear

"Hey, mom, guess what," #2 Son said as he walked through the door with Fiancée Becky and i interrupted him to say, your dad went to the health unit and ordered a copy of your birth certificate today and it should be here by mail in about two weeks.

"That's great," he acknowledged, "but guess what!  I got a promotion at work, I'm going to be traveling to other restaurants in the chain to train people, and they will pay me a good salary and all travel expenses for me to be gone two weeks at a time!"

Wonderful, i exclaimed, but how is your beloved going to feel when you tear yourself away for two weeks at a time?

"She's coming with me, because I will be driving to the other locations, and because my hotel and gas and food is paid it won't cost much for her to come along, and that's why I need the birth certificate, so we can get married next month so her parents will let her travel with me!" 

And now it's time for me to get a tear in my eye, my baby will be married and traveling for work soon!

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Tear.

Today is:

Biketoberfest -- Daytona Beach, FL, US (last chance to ride before winter, and enjoy concerts and shows, too; through Sunday)

Cayenne Festival -- French Guiana (celebration of the capital city)

Chicago International Film Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (oldest competitive international film festival in North America; through the 29th)

Conflict Resolution Day -- Association for Conflict Resolution 

Day of Hommage for the late King Father -- Cambodia (Norodom Sihanouk)

Dine with TV Dinners on the Floor Night -- probably started by someone who wanted to see how many websites would be crazy enough to even list this

Feast of the Three Noble Ladies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (female pharoahs; date approximate)

Fete Nationale de l'Evacuation -- Tunisia (Evacuation Day, celebrates the day all foreign military finally and fully left)

Get Smart About Credit Day -- sponsored by the American Bankers Association 

Get to Know Your Customers Day -- third Thursday of every quarter

Global Handwashing Day -- International (scrub up! prevent the spread of germs)

Guangzhou Autumn Trade Fair -- Guangzhou, China (through Nov. 15)

Hijra -- Islam (New Year, began last night at the first viewing of the new moon crescent)

Ides of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also on this date
     Harvest Festival of Mars
     Ludi Capitolini (games in honor of Jupiter)
     Winter's Day

International Credit Union Day -- World Council of Credit Unions 

Mahakiki -- Hawai'ian New Year Season (a four month season where warfare is forbidden and many ceremonies take place; begins around the time of the first sighting of the Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere)

Mertz of All Possible Mertzes -- internet generated and on the day "I Love Lucy" premiered; i guess Fred and Ethel were the definition of what a Mertz should be!

National Cake Decorating Day -- again, because every website gives a different date

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

National Grouch Day -- sponsored by Alan Miller, chairman of the board of NAG (National Association of Grouches)

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day -- US (info here)

National Mushroom Day

National Roast Pheasant Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Sri Lanka

Newspaper Week -- Japan

Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the Roman poet Virgil

Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katherine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day -- Canada; NSW, Australia; UK; US (information here)

Rectification Day -- Burkina Faso

Rainbow Pickling Day -- Fairy Calendar

Sewing Lovers' Day -- internet generated, as those who love to sew deserve a day to celebrate

St. Teresa of Avila's Day (Founder of the Reformation of the Discalces[Barefoot] Carmelites; Patron of lace makers/workers, people in need of grace, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, sick people; Amos, Canada; Berzano di Tortona, Italy; Pozega, Croatia; Spain; against bodily ills, headaches, sickness, the death of parents)

Teacher's Day -- Brazil

Toronto Ski, Snowboard, and Travel Show -- Toronto, ON, Canada (Canada's largest show of this type; through Sunday)

White Cane Safety Day -- US (celebrating the achievements of the blind/visually impaired, and recognizing the white cane as the symbol of their independence)

Wishbones for Pets begins -- US program asking professional pet sitters to gather pet supplies and donations for homeless pets through Thanksgiving

World Rural Women's Day/International Day of Rural Women -- UN; related observance
     Mother's Day -- Malawi

Birthdays Today:

Paige Davis, 1969
Sarah Ferguson, 1959
Emeril Lagasse,1959
Tanya Roberts, 1955
Tito Jackson, 1953
Richard Carpenter, 1946
Victor Banerjee, 1946
Jim Palmer, 1945
Penny Marshall, 1942
Linda Lavin, 1937
Lee Iacocca, 1924
Mario Puzo, 1920
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1917
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908
Marty Mann, 1904
P.G. Wodehouse, 1881
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1872
John L. Sullivan, 1858
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844
Publius Vergilius Maro / Virgil, 70BCE

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Untouchables"(TV), 1959
"I Love Lucy"(TV), 1951
"Abe Lincoln in Illinois"(Play), 1938
To Have and Have Not(Publication date), 1937
"La Mer/The Sea"(Debussy orchestral composition), 1905

Today in History:

Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals, 533
Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris, 1581
Asser Levy is granted a butcher's license for kosher meat in New Amsterdam, 1660
The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon), 1783
George Washington takes the first formal presidential tour, of New England, 1789
Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the Island of St. Helena, 1815
Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of the work force, 1874
Edison Electric Light Company is incorporated, 1878
Koln cathedral is completed, 633 years after it was begun, 1880
The German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin' lands in Lakehurst, NJ, 1928
LaGuardia Airport opens, 1939
Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time, 1946
The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia, 1971
The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England, 1987
Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, 1989
Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1990
The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, 1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn, 1997
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io, 2001
China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, 2003
The final breakthrough occurs on the east bore of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps, now the world's longest railway tunnel, 2010


  1. wow and MAZEL TOV as my people say.

  2. well paced… grabs you and doesn't let go until the end.

  3. Well, that happened fast. He is a mover and shaker, but I sure hope the new wife does not sublimate all her interests and loves for her big love. She may find it somewhat lonely.

  4. Congratulations for the upcoming wedding. Yes, your little boy is getting married. My little boy is 39 years old and a father of three wonderful boys. You'r next grandma. Good luck. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Awww, good for the both of them. Kids do grow up fast don't they. Yes they do.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

  6. Congrats to you and best wishes to the couple.

  7. Congratulations. They do grow up so fast. It can be a tad jarring for the parents, though.

  8. Ahhhhh!!!TRUE????CONGRATULATIONS!!!! did he do this just so you could write a good story????? Lol!

  9. Ahhhhh!!!TRUE????CONGRATULATIONS!!!! did he do this just so you could write a good story????? Lol!

  10. Ahhhhh!!!TRUE????CONGRATULATIONS!!!! did he do this just so you could write a good story????? Lol!

  11. I'd be shedding a tear or two if my son, now thirty-five, told me he was getting married. Congratulations to him.

  12. True? My son married a wonderful woman a year ago. There were many tears.

  13. Good stuff! Sounds like life's going well for him.

  14. That sudden realization that your children are adults now is quite a momentous moment for parents isn't it?

  15. Good story! A very different way of learning that (dad & mom) would soon be in-laws. Congratulations!

  16. Good story! A very different way of learning that (dad & mom) would soon be in-laws. Congratulations!

  17. oh, my! will they live with you?

  18. Congratulations for you and your son!
    You did a great job pulling from your "day's headlines" and writing a nice piece about it :)

  19. Sometimes such times feel like they are happening very quickly and there is much to do and to prepare. Congratulations!