Wednesday, June 13, 2018

His Side/Her Side (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 Lee at Kitchen Connection.   

This week’s “Words for Wednesday” are listed below:



 "Putting these things up is an UPHILL battle!" he complained as they struggled to erect the CANOPY that would keep the family shaded on the beach during their week's vacation.

"It's all about your ATTITUDE!" his brother replied.  "If you have INSIGHT you can use this as an opportunity to learn the LESSONS that enable you to ENGAGE in erecting this thing with STRATEGY, and if you have HUMILITY it can help you develop PATIENCE, FORTITUDE, and FORBEARANCE with such UPHEAVAL as these things bring!"

"Oh, can the lecture!  I heard you muttering under your breath about being stuck with the job this year, too!"

Canopies on the beach, as seen from our balcony.  Yes, i've put those things up, they are cantankerous.


Today is:

Day of the Living Children of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Epona -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Rhiannon in Wales, Macha in Ireland, guardian goddess of horses, stables, horse owners, agriculture, and transportation; date approximate, and disputed, she was the only Celtic goddess worshipped by the Romans, and they celebrated her on December 18)

First-in-Line and Queue-Jumping Tournament -- Fairy Calendar

Ice Cream Days -- LeMars, IA, US (the home of Wells's Blue Bunny Ice Cream calls itself the Ice Cream Capital of the World and has a parade, basketball tournament, children's activities, fishing derby, and more along with tons of ice cream; through Saturday)

Ides of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances:
    Festival of Jupiter Invictus (Jupiter the Unconquered)
    Lesser Quinquartrus/Quinquatrus Minusculae (festival for those who played flutes at religious ceremonies; through the 15th)

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Kuopio Dance Festival -- Kuopio, Finland (exotic dance art by familiar and new artists from around the world on the sunlit summer nights; through next Tuesday)

Midnight Sun Film Festival -- Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland (one of the world's most unique film festivals; through Sunday)

Missing Mutts Awareness Day -- to help families whose beloved pets have gone missing, the Missing Mutts Awareness Society was formed; it no longer seems to sponsor a particular day, though its Facebook Page is active        

National Time Out Day -- US, sponsored by The Association of Operating Room Nurses, which wants everyone involved in surgeries to take time out before the procedure to verify the surgery site, type, and patient and decrease OR errors   

Roller Coaster Day -- the world's first "Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway", patented by LaMarcus Thompson, opened on this day in 1884 on Coney Island, at a cost of five cents per ride

Sewing Machine Day -- why this day is anyone's guess, but we must admit it's a useful invention

St. Anthony of Padua's Day, the "Hammer of Heretics" (Patron of amputees, animals, asses, boatmen, domestic animals, elderly people, expectant mothers, faith, fishermen, harvests, horses, mail, mariners, Native Americans, oppressed people, paupers, poor people, sailors, seeksers of lost objects, starving people, swineherds, Tigua Indians, travel hostesses, travellers, watermen; Amantea, Italy; Anzio, Italy; Brazil; Cianciana, Italy; Dorado, Puerto Rico; Favara, Italy; Ferrazzano, Italy; Giano Vetusto, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Nocolosi, Italy; Padua, Italy; Portugal; San Antonio Tiayacapan, Mexico; San Fulgencio, Spain; Sandia Indian Pueblo; against barrenness, shipwreck, starvation, and sterility)
    a municipal holiday in Lisbon, Portugal and parts of Spain

Weed Your Garden Day -- a reminder to get out there and do a little each day, so the little buggers don't get out of hand

Anniversaries Today:

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded, 1798
Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, 1525

Birthdays Today:

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1986
Raz-B, 1985
Rivers Cuomo, 1970
Jamie Walters, 1969
Ally Sheedy, 1962
Tim Allen, 1953
Richard Thomas, 1951
Ban Ki-Moon, 1944
Malcolm McDowell, 1943
Siegfried Fischbacher, 1939
Christo, 1935
Paul Lynde, 1926
Ralph Edwards, 1913
Red Grange, 1903
Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893
Basil Rathbone, 1892
William Butler Yeats, 1865
Winfield Scott, 1786

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Closer"(TV), 2005
Roadie(Film), 1980
"Les vêpres siciliennes"(Verdi opera) 1855

Today in History:

Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots, 1249
Ibn Battuta, who was to become the foremost world traveler of his day, seeing most of the known world in his time, begins his first hadj, 1325
Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves, 1774
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia  is founded, 1798
Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River, 1803
A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia, 1886
King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM, 1886
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital, 1898
The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established, the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines, 1910
Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered, 1955
The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them, 1966
Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid, 1982
Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system, 1983
President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, 2000
The US withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 2002
The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time, 2007
A capsule of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa returns to Earth with particles of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court invalides gene patents held by Myriad Genetics when it rules that isolated human genes are not patentable, 2013


  1. Well done on the Words for Wednesday. You ALWAYS rock the challenge.

  2. Ditto EC's comments re your Words for Wednesday.

    Well done, messymimi...thanks. :)

  3. Good use of words and I find a canopy can be a bit frustrating when a gust comes up and it ends up a mile down the beach. There is a fortune in supplements in the first photo.

  4. Mimi,

    How cool your vacation inspired you to compose an excellent short story with today's collection of words. :)

  5. I’m not a fan of canopies that I have to put up.

  6. Canopies are common in Europe

  7. I put everything away after I use it so our bathroom sinks are clear of clutter. There is a difference between us gals and our guys though.

    Love your story. You use prompts so very well. I hate those canopies, but they are nice once they are up.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  8. It's amazing Mimi, my side of sink counter has very little but Mary Lou's has many things. I guess it difference between the sexes. ( I know the difference my friend. Ha,ha,ha. )
    I love “Words for Wednesday”. I can't wait to see how you put the words together. They are amazing. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Delightful post and photos for WW ~ enjoy!

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

  10. Mine is always neat and tidy....coughs..oops I must be getting a cough :-)

    Have a tidytastic week :-)

  11. LOL. My husband and I just got back from a small vacation and that's exactly what our different sides of the hotel vanity looked like.

  12. His and hers anything is always 180 degrees apart.

    Sounds like Brother dear needs a good thwap across the head with one of those beach canopies for that lecture ;)

  13. For a small state, L'il Rhody packs in a bunch of firsts!

  14. Well done. That looks like a nice beach.

  15. What on earth was King Ludwig doing in that lake so late???!!!

    Thanks for sharing ;)

    - Lisa

  16. That's a great use of the words :)
    We never bothered with beach canopies, we all just sat around getting sunburnt.


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