Wednesday, March 7, 2018

South Louisiana Bead Tree (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:
tarmac, whine, lobby, vestige, dither, spark
enormous, jitters, dangle, stumped, bellicose and mangle.

Standing on the TARMAC, she listened to the WHINE of the approaching engines and tried to calm her JITTERS.

Remember, she told herself, this is just another BELLICOSE executive with an ENORMOUS ego, the kind that DANGLE a carrot to make you think you will be moving up, then MANGLE your hopes.

Once you get through today, this type of boss will be a VESTIGE of your past.  Don't DITHER, put some SPARK in your voice, take her to the LOBBY and by the time you and the rest of the new people are done, she will be the one left behind, STUMPED about what happened and how.

You can do this!


Today is:

Bird Day and Arbor Day -- California, US (on Luther Burbank's birth anniversary) 

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Wednesday:  Learn What Your Name Means Day, go look it up, it's probably very interesting

Get Grandma to Write Down Her Meatloaf Recipe -- or spaghetti, or pound cake, or whatever she specialized in, because if you don't, you will someday regret it

Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology -- a free series of online conversations each Wednesday for six weeks to connect girls and women and support them in the fields of engineering and technology   

Impeachment of March Goblins -- Fairy Calendar

Masaryk Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia (birth anniversary of Tomas Masaryk, politician, sociologist, philosopher, and advocate of Czechoslovakian independence)

Mi-Careme -- Guadeloupe; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Martin (Mid-Lent)

National Be Heard Day -- originally a day for small businesses to speak up, but the website promoting the materials is no longer working

National Cereal Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

Nones of March -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances
    Festival of Junonalia -- for Juno
    Festival for Vedovus -- god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements

Say Hello Day -- Bell recieved a patent for the telephone this day in 1876 (although he always believed it should be answered by saying, "Ahoy!"  Yes, really.)

St. Felicity's and St. Perpetua's Day (Patrons of cattle, martyrs; Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain)

Teacher's Day -- Albania

World Maths Day -- International   

Birthdays Today:

Jenna Fischer, 1974
Denyce Graves, 1974
Rachel Weisz, 1971
Taylor Dayne, 1962
Ivan Lendl, 1960
Rik Mayall, 1958
Bryan Cranston, 1956
Franco Harris, 1950
John Heard, 1946
Peter Wolf, 1946
Michael Eisner, 1942
Tammy Faye Bakker, 1942
Daniel J. Travanti, 1940
Janet Guthrie, 1938
Willard Herman Scott, 1934
Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, 1930
Maurice Ravel, 1875
Piet Mondriaan, 1875
Luther Burbank, 1849
John Herschel, 1792
Stephen Hopkins, 1707
Rob Roy MacGregor, 1671
Henry Purcell, 1659
Kano Tanju, 1602

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nashville Network(TV network), 1983
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"(Musical), 1967
"The Autumn Garden"(Play), 1951
"The Grand Duke; or, The Statutory Duel"(Operetta), 1896

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire, 321
King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope; Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church, 1530
Massachusetts enacts the first bicameral legislature in the colonies, 1664
The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic, 1798
Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, 1827
Charles Miller patents the first US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes, 1854
The City of L√°brea in Amazonas, Brazil was founded, 1886
Roald Amundsen announces that, on Dec. 14, 1911, his expedition had reached the South Pole, 1912
An 8.0 earthquake strikes Tango, Japan, 1927
Bloody Sunday:  Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma, 1965
Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor, 1986
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use, 1994
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected, 2007
The largest solar flare in five years, occurring March 6, 2012, nears the Earth, threatening to disrupt airline flights, GPS systems and power grids, 2012


  1. The words are up - and a challenging selection too.

  2. What is on the tree?Have a nice day :)

  3. A Bead Tree, Amazing. Is that what type of tree you can grow in Louisiana? I wish I could grow that tree in Amherstburg Mimi? See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Love that colorful tree. There's a guy close to here that has decorated a tree in his yard with coffee cups. It's quite delightful.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Love it! I'm from Baton Rouge, La. Great job! -Smiling-

  6. I love your story, all the words in three short paragraphs too. Well done :)

  7. Love your use of the words. And particularly the acknowledgement that women can be woeful bosses too.

  8. Throughout my working life, I have found that majority of the men bosses are easier to work with than most female bosses.

  9. Love the festive decorated tree photo! Lovely and informative post for WW

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

  10. Sounds like she has this well in hand......great job with the words.

  11. Nicely done, and I love the tree!