Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Frozen Assets (Wordless Wednesday AND Words for Wednesday)

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become 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 provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton, with some pictures by her friend Bill, and are posted by Elephant's Child.                       

This week's prompts are:

  1. Off one's rocker


  1. Hit the sack

It's enough to make me think one of us is off our rocker.

Dr. D asked me to go get her cold pack for her hip, and what did i find?

The freezer is not just where she keeps her cold packs and frozen food -- she's apparently decided to freeze some of her liquid/cash assets as well.

When i asked her about it, she said, "Well, before I went to bed last night, I asked myself where would be a good place to hide my money where I wouldn't forget it.  Since I have to get my cold packs for my sore hip every day, I will see it every day and not forget that I have it there."

Yep, sounds logical, before i hit the sack i always put my money in the freezer, too.


Today is:

Europe Day -- European Union

Independence Day -- Romania (1877, from the Ottoman Empire)

Lawn Mower Day -- a rotary blade mower was patented this day in 1899

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first of 3 non-consecutive days dedicated to getting rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)

Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!

National Bike to School Day -- US (encouraging kids to have fun, get their exercise, and get to school under their own steam) 

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Nightshift Workers Day/Third Shift Workers Day -- US (remembering those intrepid souls who keep things running smoothly through the night)

National Receptionist Day -- US (because that first impression is important; National Receptionists Association

National School Nurse Day -- US (the school nurse is there to help!)  

Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day -- US (info here)   

Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus; date approximate)

Remembrance for Gudrod of Gudbrandsdal -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (pagan martyr)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Royal Windsor Horse Show -- Windsor, England (through the 13th)

St. Beatus of Lungern's Day  (Apostle of Switzerland)

St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)

Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day  -- yes, you can!  If you bought it, you're allowed to.

Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's

Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Day of Remembrance and Honors)

Birthdays Today:

Rosario Dawson, 1979
Steve Yzerman, 1965
Tony Gwynn, 1960
Billy Joel, 1949
Candice Bergen, 1946
James L. Brooks, 1940
Charles Simic, 1938
Glenda Jackson, 1937
Albert Finney, 1936
Glenda Jackson, 1936
Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzales, 1928
Mike Wallace, 1918
Howard Carter, 1873
J.M. Barrie, 1860
Belle Boyd, 1843
John Brown, 1800

Today in History:

The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868
The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873
The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, 1874
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887
The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896
The lawn mower is patented, 1899
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904
The Australian Parliament  first convenes in Canberra, 1927
Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949
Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his muppets, debuts, 1955
The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979
The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006
A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million, 2013


  1. My mum keeps her money there also!

  2. LOL a friend of mine his mum used to keep cash in the freezer we said why? she said cos it has a lock on it LOL

    Have a frozencashtastic day :-)

  3. Sadly I believe that thieves are aware of that trick.
    Great true story with the phrases.

  4. So, she has frozen assets! Chillightful!

  5. I have never thought of keeping my money in the freezer!

  6. That's a good one - I look in my fridge daily so I guess I could try that!

  7. Oh dear lord! Do you have any idea how old I was before I realized you really COULD take off mattress tags once you'd bought it? This holiday is needed as a PSA...

  8. I'm trying to figure out what that's a picture of - it seems like a freezer, but is that a letter in there too?

  9. My mother in law did the same thing. We found 1,500 in her freezer once. Bless their hearts.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  10. Never a dull moment with the Dr. :)