Thursday, June 21, 2018

Husband Halo (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"I think you are going to agree that today it's time for me to polish up my 'excellent husband' halo," he called her at work, and she could hear the mischief in his voice that told her he was smiling and up to something.

"And what, pray tell, makes you say that?" she asked with barely suppressed mirth.

"First," he noted, "I talked my mother into taking all three children to spend the night at their house, and we don't have to go get them until noon, second, I talked your boss into letting you off early today so I am on my way to pick you up, and third, I scored tickets to that show you've been wanting to see.  We are going to go home, get all fancy, go to dinner and see the show, so as to put me in 'excellent husband' standing!"

"Not only does it put the extra polish on your halo," she practically yelled as she danced around her office wildly, "it reminds me of why I married you!"

That, he thought to himself, makes it worth all the effort.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Polish.    


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.    

From vacation, a lovely iron fence in Mobile, Alabama:


Today is:

Baby Boomer Recognition Day 

Father's Day -- Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestine; Syria; Uganda (always June 21 in these countries)

Festival of the Tarasque -- Tarascon, France (celebration of the legend of the dragon tamed by St. Martha; through Monday)

Helen Keller Festival -- Tuscumbia, AL, US (performances of The Miracle Worker, historic tours, other entertainment, a fair, and more; through Sunday)

Galesburg Railroad Days -- Galesburg, IL, US (celebrating the city's railroad heritage with carnival, exhibits, and more; through Sunday)

Go Skateboarding Day -- and break something?  leaving this to the young; sponsored by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC)    

Martyr's Day -- Togo

National Aboriginal Day / First Nations Day -- NT, Canada

National ASK Day -- prevent gun violence and accidental deaths, ASK if there is an unlocked gun anywhere that your child plays, because Asking Saves Kids

National Dump the Pump Day -- The American Public Transportation Association encourages you to consider public transportation as a way to cut down on high gasoline prices    

National Peaches & Cream Day

Reaping Machine Day -- Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his mechanical reaper this day in 1834

Recess at Work Day -- engage in productive play!   

Shakespeare on the Green -- University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, US (nonprofit professional productions of the Bard's works, including preshow seminars, workshops, period music and entertainment; this year's performances will be King John and Much Ado About Nothing, through July 8)

Solstice -- 10:07am UTC/06:07am EDT; related observances:
    Aimless Wandering Day -- use the extra daylight to wander someplace with nothing particular to do
    Anne and Samantha Day -- remembrance for Anne Frank and Samantha Smith, and their contributions to our world 
    Daylight Appreciation Day -- celebrating the benefits of sunshine 
    Finally Summer Day/Finally Winter Day
    Hump Day -- Tasmania (because it is the shortest in the year, Taswegians today feel they are over the "hump" of winter.)
    Inti Raymi -- Inca (festival of the sun god Inti, ongoing);Sacsayhuamán Andes Mountain Natives (winter solstice and New Year festival)
    Litha / Yule -- Wicca/Pagan (northern hemisphere / southern hemisphere)
    Midnight Sun Baseball Game -- Fairbanks, AK, US (begins promptly at 10:35pm local time, and played without any artificial lights allowed)
    Midsomarsblog -- Norse Viking celebrations (time of fishing, trading, and raiding)
    Midsummer -- Midsummer Festivals begin -- Juhannus Day in Finland and Midsommar in Denmark and Norway, celebrated over the next several days in many Scandinavian traditions; often this time is also associated with betrayal, as the sunlight begins to decrease, this is when Baldur was betrayed, as well as Sigurd. 
    Midsummer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan
    Midsummer Baal -- Ancient Celtic Calendar
    Polar Bear Swim -- Nome, AK, US (if they can break through the ice!)
    Solsticio de Invierno / Ano Nuevo Aymara -- Bolivia (Winter Solstice / Aymara Indiginous People's New Year)
    We Tripantu -- Chile (Mapuche natives winter solstice festival)
    Wadjet Summer Solstice Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, it may have been a multi-day ceremony that began on Midsummer's Eve)

St. Alban's Day (Patron of epileptics, people with hernias; against epilepsy, hernias, kidney stones)

St. Aloysius Gonzanga's Day (Protector of young students, young men; Patron of AIDS care-givers and patients; for relief from pestilence; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; Valmonte, Italy; against sore eyes)

Tiger-Get-By's Third Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Ulloortuneq -- Greenland (National Day)

World Handshake Day -- no one likes them fishy, and it's not a contest; practice a firm grip and a smile! not to be confused with National Handshake Day, today's sponsor is here    

World Music Day -- begun in the UK, now celebrated everywhere    

Anniversaries Today:

New Hampshire becomes the 9th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kris Allen, 1985
Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis), 1982
Juliette Lewis, 1973
Larry Wachowski, 1965
Sammi Davis-Voss, 1964
Doug Savant, 1964
Berkeley Breathed, 1957
Rick Sutcliffe, 1956
Benazir Bhutto, 1953
Nils Lofgren, 1951
Meredith Baxter, 1947
Michael Gross, 1947
Ray Davies, 1944
Mariette Hartley, 1940
Joe Flaherty, 1940
Bernie Kopell, 1933
Maureen Stapleton, 1925
Jane Russell, 1921
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905
Al Hirschfeld, 1903
Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859
Daniel Carter Beard, 1850
Daniel D. Tompkins, 1774
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731
Increase Mather, 1639

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Evita"(Musical), 1978
"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"(Wagner opera), 1868

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian, 1498
The Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan, 1582
In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, 1734
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded, 1749
The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands, 1854
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike, 1919
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, 1940
Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 1948
Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister, 1957
In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law, 1973
SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight, 2004
Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra, 2006
Greenland assumes self-rule, 2009
The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionnage, 2013


  1. Now that is a halo which shines. Very, very brightly.

  2. Any excuse to wander aimlessly!
    (That is a pretty fence...)

  3. A happy story for Summer Solstace, the years longest day!

  4. Oh a date night. I talked about that on my blog too. Great minds and all.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  5. I thought ever husband had a beautiful halo. Ha,ha,ha. That black fence is beautifully designed. I love it Mimi. Have a fantastic day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. The husband has a beautiful halo! What a wonderful surprise for the wife! I like the fence too!

  7. What a wonderful husband. I'd polish that halo too. I loved your SSS and your fence picture. After the first Good Fences stopped, I quit looking for fences. I need to start that up again.

    Baby Boomer Day eh? The only time my age is ever recognized is on Senior citizen Tuesday at a couple of stores.

  8. Aw! What a feel good, well done Six Sentence Mimi:)
    Sometimes we need to stop, take a break and slow things down and remember what's important.
    Gotta keep the fun and "mischief" in our relationships no matter how old we get or how complicated life becomes :D

  9. Very excellent 'read'. For all of being only Six sentences, you write a story that makes us readers smile.

  10. I don't always like peoples pictures of fences but that one in Alabama is unusual and cool. I love it!

  11. That is a thoughtful hubby. :)

  12. Cute story! And a very nice fence.

  13. Delightful story and love the wrought iron fence photo!

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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