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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 words are:
“Mom, how much longer are you going to be working on that RADIATOR?" Tim stood at the door of the shop, knowing that his mother tended to lose track of time when she was working. "You didn't forget about the FOOTBALL awards banquet tonight, did you?"
"Would I ever forget an engagement that means I don't have to do the COOKING?" his mom, Marty, teased.
"Just let me put these tools away and I'm done. Also, Ms. Avery called me to ask if we could stop at the PATISSERIE on the way. She needed someone to TRANSPORT the special cake they ordered, it will fit on the floor in the back of the van."
"That means we need to leave earlier than I thought," Tim said. "Is that going to leave me time to iron my shirt?"
"It's already ironed," Marty answered. "This morning, while you were at school, the ELECTRICITY went out in the shop. While I was waiting for the electrical people to change out the transformer, I decided I didn't want my DEBONAIRE son to go to his banquet covered in WRINKLES. It's a good thing the house electricity is on a different circuit."
"It's a good thing they got the electric back on in the shop," Tim replied. "In this heat, we would be SUFFOCATING trying to work in there."
"That's for sure," Marty agreed as she locked the shop door and they headed back to the house.
"I am so proud of you, son. Heading to college on a football scholarship! Tonight when they call your name, I just might get up and dance the Mardi Gras MAMBO!"
"Well, I guess that would be better than you trying BALLET," Tim grinned at her.
"Behave yourself, boy, or in the 'graduation memories' pictures at church I'll include the one with you in a BEANIE!"
They both laughed, and Marty said, "Really, I am proud of you, and I'm going to miss having you in the shop with me."
"Mom, you know I love working on cars, just like you do. I may be going to college, but that's not going to end."
I hope not, Marty thought to herself. No matter what he said, though, she knew that after this summer, when he left for school, things would never be quite the same.
Ancient Roman Festivities today:
Festival for Vulcan -- god of fire, volcanos, and smiths
Rosalia -- rose festival
Tubilustrium -- ceremony to purify the trumpet used in sacred rituals
Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival -- Windsor to Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada (lots of fun in apple blossom time; through the 28th)
Bluebell Day -- Fairy Calendar
Declaration of the Bab -- Baha'i
Elf Fest -- Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary (near Needmore, Indiana; through next Monday)
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day -- because children need different care, they aren't just tiny adults
Go For A Walk in Your Swim Fins Day -- no, i don't know who comes up with this stuff, and i don't want to
Linnaeus Day -- Stenbrohult, Sweden (birth anniversary of Carolus Linnaeus on the OS calendar)
Lucky Penny Day -- just a fun one, see if you find a penny today
National Labour Day -- Jamaica
National Taffy Day
Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes and the Dioscuri in the deme of Erchia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk's Day (Patron of Belarus)
Students' Day -- Mexico
St. William of Rochester's Day (Patron of adopted children)
World Crohn's and Colitis Day
World Turtle Day -- sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue
South Carolina becomes the 8th US state, 1788
Kelly Monaco, 1976
Ken Jennings, 1974
Mitch Albom, 1958
Drew Carey, 1958
“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, 1954
Marvin Hagler, 1952
Charles Kimbrough, 1936
Robert Moog, 1934
Joan Collins, 1933
Barbara Barrie, 1931
Rosemary Clooney, 1928
Helen O'Connell, 1920
Scatman Crothers, 1910
Artie Shaw, 1910
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1883
Belle Aurelia Babb Mansfield, 1846
Margaret Fuller, 1810
Franz Mesmer, 1734
Carolus Linnaeus, 1707
Emperor Qinzong of China, 1100
"Shuffle Along"(Musical comedy revue), 1921
"Il bugiardo / The Liar"(Comedy), 1750
Today in History:
Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne, 1430
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void, 1533
The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain, 1568
The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War, 1618
After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, 1701
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals, 1785
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy, 1805
South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, 1813
The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism (the Baha'i Faith), 1844
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, 1863
The Canadian Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873
The fist transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC, 1887
The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released, 1929
American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934
Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China, 1951
Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured, 1960
The first version of the Java programming language is released, 1995
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes, 1998
The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure, 2005
Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts, 2006
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute, 2008
Fifteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt by a revolution, voters go to the polls for a presidential election, 2012