Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How i spend my Tuesday evenings (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


Words for Wednesday is a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.  This month, the prompts are being posted by Delores at Mumblings.    

Here are this weeks prompt words:

configuration, blame, jaundiced, spend, destiny, blank
cornflower, dusting, minced, tasty, afterwards and plump.

It's supposed to be spring! he thought to himself as he kicked at the DUSTING of snow that covered a CORNFLOWER.

He could decide to stand outside, shivering, and try to figure out if someone was to BLAME for the new CONFIGURATION of weather patterns, but somehow he knew better.  His DESTINY was not to SPEND hours trying to pin blame because all he would come up with is a BLANK.   It's everyone's fault, he knew, and no one's.  Seeking to pin blame would simply lead to a JAUNDICED view of the world, and he already had enough of that.

Instead, he headed indoors to the smell of TASTY MINCED meat pies baking in the oven, PLUMP and full of goodness.  Dinner first, thinking deep thoughts AFTERWARD.

Today is:

Aizu Higan Shishi/Sanbiki Shishimai -- Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan (lion dances to mark the end of winter)

Back Badge Day -- Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army

Birth of Benito Juarez, a Fiestas Patrias -- Mexico (trad.)

Common Courtesy Day -- commonly listed on this day on many sites, with no origin given, but it's not a bad idea!

Fragrance Day and Flower Day -- the first full day of spring

Harmony Day -- Australia (managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

Human Rights Day -- South Africa

Independence Day -- Namibia(1990)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- UN

Memory Day -- internet based, to examine the use of memory aids throughout history

Mother's Day -- most Arabic nations

National Common Courtesy Day -- guess it's not so common any more, someone had to declare a holiday to try to foster some

National French Bread Day

National Single Parent Day -- US (by Presidential designation in 1984)

National Tree Planting Day -- Lesotho

Paper Dress Day -- the paper dress was introduced as part of an ad campaign by the Scott Paper Co. on this day in 1966

Shunki-Korei-Sai -- Shinto (rite to honor ancestral spirits, around the vernal equinox)

Single Parents' Day -- sponsored by Parents Without Parners, on the date of their inception in 1957

Spring Fairy Fun Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Nicholas of Flue's Day (Patron of councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, magistrates, parents of large families, Pontifical Swiss Guards, separated spouses, Switzerland)

World Down Syndrome Day -- UN

World Forest Day/International Day of Forests and the Trees -- UN

World Poetry Day -- UNESCO

Youth Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today:

James T. Kirk, 2233
Ronaldinho, 1980
Kevin Federline, 1978
Matthew Broderick, 1962
Rosie O'Donnell, 1962
Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1960
Gary Oldman, 1958
Eddie Money, 1949
Timothy Dalton, 1944
Peter Brook, 1925
Julio Gallo, 1910
John D Rockefeller III, 1906
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1882
Florenz Ziegfeld, 1867
Modest Mussorgsky, 1839
James Jesse "King Strang" Strang, 1813
Benito Juarez, 1806
Francis Lewis, 1713
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie(Film), 1982
"Stop the Music"(Radio show), 1948

Today in History:

The Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the "True Cross" to Jerusalem, 630
Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku, 1188
3,000 Jews are killed in the Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany, 1349
n Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake, 1556
Czar Peter the Great begins his tour through West, 1697
Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1788
With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché, 1800
Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law, 1804
The Bahá'í calendar begins, 1844
An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000, 1857
The Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the first in the US, is incorporated, 1859
Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone, 1871
Loretta Walsh becomes the first female US Navy Petty Officer, 1917
Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight, 1928
Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans,' 1935
Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1952
Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, 1970
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research, 1985
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon, 1999
The first full face transplant is performed by surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard formally apologizes to people affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s through 1970s, 2013


  1. It is a little sad that we have to designate a day to remind folks that there is such a thing as common courtesy. There was a time when everyday was common courtesy day and your parents would remind you when you were not observing it. Just sayin'. Have a blessed day.

  2. I remember going to the laundry-mat when I was young. It's seemed to take forever to get everything washed and dried. It's much quicker here though than at home. More to work with.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Right after I was married to MaryLou and lived in Windsor, w had to bring our clothes to a laundry - mat ever week. It was new to me because my mother would do all my clothes. To tell you the truth, I enjoyed spending some time there, getting a coffee and spending some time talking with my new bride. It was interesting. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Wow, there are so many celebrations going on!

  5. I will check back later for your story.

  6. Great info on post and photo says it all for Wordless Weds

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. I agree the photo says it all! Take it easy!

  8. I remember desperately wanting a paper dress when they first came out. I could never understand why my mother wouldn't buy her klutzy, accident-prone tomboy child a dress that would tear...

  9. LOVE your take on Words for Wednesday. Truth and a positive attitude. I hope the plump mince pies were delicious.

  10. Great use of all t he words. Well done. You all have a great evening.

  11. Sounds like he's got his priorities straight.

  12. Thank you Mimi for your comment on my blog.


  13. My! My! What a day it is!

    Well done with the words! :)

  14. A Decadent feed of fattening comfort food is the Second best thing capable of removing if only temporarily the the problems of the world which beset us.

  15. Love the story, now I'm thinking of plump mince pies for dinner, sadly I'm not allowed pastry yet, doctor's orders until my cholesterol is within normal limits, so it's salad and fish for me.

  16. Good job on the story. I make minced meat pie once a year for my mom's friend, but I use a jar of the filling.