Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wordless and Wordy Wednesday

Ms. GA's outdoor cat buffet had a guest:

He helped himself, including to the water bowl for washing!

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


Words for Wednesday is a meme now hosted by Elephant's Child.  If you follow the link, you can get the history of the meme, and this weeks words.  The point is to write a story/stories or part/s of a story using the prompts given.  Using both sets of words this week, i wrote the following (the prompt words are in all caps):

The OVAL window shone at NIGHTFALL, a certain sign that she was in the room with the light on.

She's probably reading, he thought to himself.  He had a SUDDEN urge to RUSH over to the house and knock at the door, but what would he say that he hadn't said before?

Oh, he knew she wasn't PERFECT, he was not UNDER such a delusion, and he knew she was a bit QUIRKY, yet he when he thought of her he went weak. The day before, when she'd worn the YELLOW dress and one of the other fellows had taken up all of her time he'd had some VIOLENT thoughts that he had to quickly squelch.  He could be TENACIOUS all he wanted, but violence she would not stand.

I'm too WEAK, he had to admit, as he leaned over to admire the MINIATURE portrait he kept of her.  Still, it doesn't hurt to dream.

Today is:

Bicycle Race Day -- anniversary of what is supposed to have been the first bicycle race ever, at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris, in 1868

BookExpo America -- NY, NY, US (publishers display fall titles; through Friday)

Dia de Castilla-La Mancha -- Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Doha Document for Peace in Darfur Commemoration -- Sudan

Feast of the Visitation of Mary -- Christianity (Mary's visit of her cousin Elizabeth, chronicled in Luke 1:39-56)

"Make My Day" Day -- birth anniversary of Clint Eastwood

National Macaroon Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day -- US (don't let age get in the way of staying healthy!) 

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment Day / Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day -- Brunei

Save Your Hearing Day -- because once it is gone, you will regret it; on the anniversary of the concert by The Who which set a Guiness World Record for loudest rock concert in 1976

Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival -- Sedalia, MO, US (with a variety of free and paid venues, it's a good time for all; through Saturday)

Speak in Complete Sentences Day -- Be a good example!

St. Petronilla's Day (Patron of mountain travellers; against fever)

Take This Job and Shove It Day -- birth anniversary of Johnny Paycheck

This Day (again) -- Fairy Calendar

What You Think Upon Grows Day -- Stephanie West Allen wants you to remember the power of positive thinking

World No Tobacco Day -- WHO 

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Tucker, 1982
Colin Farrell, 1976
Phil Keoghan, 1967
Brooke Shields, 1965
Lea Thompson, 1961
Chris Elliot, 1960
Roma Maffia, 1958
Kyle Secor, 1958
Gregory Harrison, 1950
Tom Berenger, 1950
John Bonham, 1948
Sharon Gless, 1943
Joe Namath, 1943
Johnny Paycheck, 1941
Terry Waite, 1939
Peter Yarrow, 1938
Clint Eastwood, 1930
Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924
Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1923
Denholm Elliott, 1922
Don Ameche, 1908
Norman Vincent Peale, 1898
Fred Allen, 1894
Walt Whitman, 1819

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Survivor"(TV), 2000
"Seinfeld"(TV), 1990
"Beatlemania"(Musical), 1977

Today in History:

Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, BC1279
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000, 526
Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans, 1223
Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary, 1669
The Godiva procession through Coventry begins, 1678
The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions, 1759
In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains, 1813
In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, 1866
Dr James Moore of the UK wins the first recorded bicycle race, a 2k velocipede race at Parc de St Cloud, Paris, 1868
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes, 1884
Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria, 1884
Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1889
The Union of South Africa (predecessor of the Republic of South Africa) is created, 1910
The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles, 1927
A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan, 1931
The Republic of South Africa is created, 1961
The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide  that buries the town of Yungay, Peru, 1970
In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30, 1971
The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature length motion pictures, is released, 1979
The burning of Jaffna Library, Sri Lanka, is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century, 1981
Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead, 1985
Athena 98.4 FM, the first legal private radio station in Greece, starts broadcasting, 1987
Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat, 2005

Asteroid 1998 QE2, an asteroid measuring nearly 1.7 miles across, and its moon, pass within 3.6 million miles of the earth, 2013


  1. and the world is her oyster <3

  2. That is a very beautiful cat guest! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Raccoons are true bandits, stealing food. I look forward to more of this story, you are an excellent writer.

  4. Raccoons are cute, but at a distance. They can make a huge mess.

    Love your story. I always do.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

  5. This is a great use of the prompts. The path to true love is never easy.
    Love your visitor too - not something I will ever see.

  6. Aww...Mimi, that visitor is adorable! We get skunks and raccoons who are after the bird seed. I found a suet cage way across the yard today!
    Your story is cute. *sigh* Unrequited love hurtful.

    1. P.S. Let me know when the alien gets there. I am ready for Cafe du Monde, coffee, and beignets. *wink*

  7. I hate raccoons. Two very large ones broke into my attic and I had to fix the entire area. Thanks to the Lord, they didn't bite into the electrical wiring or it could have started a fire and God only knows what it could have done. Now you know why I hate these animals.Sorry Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Raccoons sure like to take liberties. We had a family move into our attic, and they didn't even pay rent!

  9. I love the raccoon who helped himself to the cat bowls! How cute!

  10. Hi Mimi - thanks for your comment over on EC's post re Words for Today ... you've brought us some lovely imagery of a longing love ... he must dream on. You're doing a good job looking after things - take care and have a good weekend - Hilary


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