Thursday, June 16, 2016

Six Sentence Stories: Relax

"Ah, I thought I would find you here," he said, flopping down onto a deck chair beside her.

"Of course you will find me here," she answered, "under this waterfall is my favorite spot to sit and relax."

"What are the plans for tonight?" he asked.

"We are on vacation, I don't want plans, I just want some down time," she grinned.

"Well, what say we go upstairs and cook, um, ah, some dinner!" he said, his rogue look making her laugh.

"It wouldn't be vacation without cooking, but we'll make the hamburgers first," she suggested, as they both got up to head back to their condo, hand in hand.

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

Today is:

Bloomsday -- commemoration of James Joyce and his novel, Ulysses

Czech Days -- Tabor, SD, US (celebrating foods and traditions of the Czech people who settled this area; through Sunday)

Day of Third-Hand Reports and Shaky Evidence -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Ludi Piscatari -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for fishermen; some sites say it was on the 17th)

Fort Union Trading Post Rendezvous -- Williston, ND, US (re-creation of the fur trade era; through Sunday)

Fresh Veggies Day -- before you have that fudge later

International Day of the African Child -- Organisation of African Unity 

Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest -- Beaver's Bend State Park, Broken Bow, OK, US (celebration of Native American culture; through Saturday)

Ladies' Day (Baseball) -- anniversary of the first ever Ladies' Day baseball game, hosted by the New York Giants in 1883

Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev -- Sikh

Napoleon Bivouacs -- Waterloo, Belgium (reenactment of Napoleon's military camp at the sight of his battle battle against Allied forces led by the Duke of Wellington, and this year, for the Bicentenary of the Battle there will be a larger reenactment; through the 21st)

National Dump the Pump Day -- The American Public Transportation Association encourages you to consider public transportation as a way to cut down on high gasoline prices 

National Fudge Day

National Morticians Day -- honoring the last people to ever let you down

National Vinegar Day

Prairie Villa Rendezvous -- Prairie du Chien, WI, US (learn about the fur trader lifestyle of days gone by, make Indian fry bread, learn how hard it was to load a rifle with gunpowder back in the day, learn about plants and medicines, and more; through Sunday)

Recess at Work Day -- engage in productive play!

Sam Steele Days -- Cranbrook, BC, Canada (fun for all, celebrating the life and legend of Sam Steele of the North-West Mounted Police in the 1880's; through Sunday)

Steamboat Days -- Burlington, IA, US (fun on the Mississippi Riverfront; through Sunday)

St. Benno's Day (Patron of anglers, fishermen, weavers; Dresden-Meissen, Germany; Munich, Germany)

St. John-Francis Regis' Day (Patron of embroiderers, lace makers, social workers; Sisters of Saint Francis Regis; against plague)

Sussex Day -- West Sussex, England (on St. Richard's Day as celebrated in this area [current feast day is April 3 elsewhere]; he was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 to 1253, and his shrine was an important pilgrimage site)

Youth Day -- South Africa

Birthdays Today:

Abby Elliott, 1987
Diana DeGarmo, 1987
Phil Mickelson, 1970
Laurie Metcalf, 1955
Sonia Braga, 1950
Joan Van Ark, 1943
Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
Erich Segal, 1937
John Howard Griffin, 1920
Stan Laurel, 1890
Geronimo, 1829

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters II(Film), 1989
The Blues Brothers(Film), 1980
Psycho(Film), 1960

Today in History:

The Zoroastrian Religious Calendar begins with the ascension of Yasdegerd III of Persia, the start of the Persian Era, 632
Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses, 1487
British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada, 1745
The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians, 1755
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois, 1858
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children, 1883
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister, 1891
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated, 1903
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris, 1961
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, 1963
The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador, 1972
Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children, 1976
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon, 2000
The 9/11 Commission, contradicting White House claims, determines Saddam Hussein had no strong ties to al-Qaeda, 2004
British Petroleum agrees to finanace a $20 billion fund to compensate those whose livelihood was damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
Prince Harry of Wales is cleared to return to active duty in the Afghan War, 2011
Egypt's voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in their first presidential election, 2012


  1. Ah vacation.... waterfalls even...

  2. Ah vacation.... waterfalls even...

  3. I love waterfalls! Some of my favourite vacation memories include them!

  4. I'm glad you're having a great time. Resting and not planning anything works for me. That's what happens when we go to the boat.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. I have my own pool and there are no crazy critters in it.

  6. Vacation at home....why not! :)

  7. Vacation at home....why not! :)

  8. There's something wondrous about waterfalls.

  9. yeah! hamburgers!
    (enjoy the story)

  10. I'd be happy to sit under the waterfall and think about dinner, too. Hope the hamburgers were enjoyed.

  11. Some people just don't know how to relax! We always had a rule that first and last night of a holiday we would eat out!


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