Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: My Favorite Dryer

It's that time of year again:

Ah, summer outdoor clothes drying season!

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.

Today is:

Apollon Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of music, poetry, sunlight)

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day -- because children need different care, they aren't just tiny adults

European Maritime Day -- European Council (this year's host for the conferences is Turku, Finland, through tomorrow, witha lineup of activities for the general public on 20-22 May)

Flag and University Day --  Haiti

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/World AIDS Vaccine Day 

I Love Reeses Day -- as voted in by lovers of the candy a few years ago 

International Museum Day -- International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar

National Cheese Souffle Day

National Employee Health & Fitness Day -- US (originally the 3rd Wednesday in May, but now spreading around the world as Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

National Golf Day -- We Are Golf sponsors this day, and is holding an event on Capitol Hill today, too 

National Pike Festival -- Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US (through the 20th)

No Dirty Dishes Day -- spread around the internet by a mom who needed the break, possibly; go ahead, break out the paper plates just on this day

Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day -- Somaliland Region, Somalia

Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day -- Turkmenistan

St. Eric's Day (Patron of Sweden)

St. Theodotus' Day (Patron of hotel keepers and innkeepers)

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day -- the day to remember what really counts is who you are, not just what you look like

Visit Your Relatives Day -- if they are great, go have fun; if awful, go remind yourself why you moved so far away!

World Goodwill Day -- commemorates the opening meeting of 26 nations in the First Hague Peace Conference, 1899

Anniversaries Today:

Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1152

Birthdays Today:

Tina Fey, 1970
Jari Kurri, 1960
Chow Yun-Fat, 1955
Rick Wakeman, 1954
George Strait, 1952
James Stephens, 1951
Tom Udall, 1948
Reggie Jackson, 1946
Brooks Robinson, 1937
Dwayne Hickman, 1934
Robert Morse, 1931
Pernell Robers, 1930
Pope John Paul II, 1920
Margot Fonteyn, 1919
Perry Como, 1912
Big Joe Turner, 1911
Meredith Willson, 1902
Frank Capra, 1897
Wilhelm Steinitz, 1836
Omar Khayyam, 1048

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Le roi malgré lui / King in Spite of Himself"(Opera), 1887

Today in History:

The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268
Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593
John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631
Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1763
The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804
The destruction of Saturdays forever after:  Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896
A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation  of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896
Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897
The Earth  passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953
Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990
Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the existence of two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, around Pluto, 2005
A landmark bill passes in Nepal curbing the power of the monarchy and making it a secular country,


  1. Good for you! Cheaper, more earth-friendly, plus hauling it out and bringing it in count as exercise!

  2. Too humid here to dry clothes outside but that does remind me of when I lived in Colorado and Mom always hung clothes outside. We did not have a dryer and the clothes were dry in an hour!

  3. I remember doing this as a kid and where we used to live. Here? I have a GE, which I am very thankful for.

  4. Apartment dwelling does not allow me this luxury. So nice to see laundry on the lines though. I have taken a few pics here and there and it might even turn into a post at some point. :)

  5. I agree. Clothes smell so much better coming from outside. They just do.

    Have a terrific Wordless Wednesday. ☺

  6. I love the smell of bedding and clothes when they've been dried outside. It even makes the ironing more bearable :)

  7. Sunshine on the sheets is the best. Yeah for the lawnmower invention. Though I'd probably own a few goats if we didn't have them.

  8. I'd love to have a clothes line!! Oh, the things you never imagine yourself wishing for when you are young and someone else does the laundry! ha.