Thursday, June 14, 2018

To Kiss or Not to Kiss (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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“I’m telling you, you have to look into this place, you will love it!”

“Of all the restaurants in this town we could go to, the only one you want to investigate is the one where you kiss the moose?”

"It's a tradition, and the steaks are worth it!"

"No steak is worth kissing a moose, and i'm a vegetarian anyway."

"Please, please, can't we go, it's a place that has character, you become an honorary Irishman just by stepping in, the bean soup is only eighteen cents a bowl, and there's over a million dollars in signed dollar bills on the ceiling!"

"Okay, okay, we'll try McGuire's Irish Pub -- but i am not kissing any moose!"

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

Some of the dollar bills on the ceiling.

No, i did not kiss the moose!


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.   

Vacation location fences, the first is the state park fence.  It's looking like close to time to replace it:

Fences between the pools and the beach used to be very small and made of wood.  The powers that be felt sorry for parents whose small children would jump those little fences in glee and head for the water, and so replaced them:


Today is:

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival -- Avon, OH, US (everything wacky and wonderful about duct tape is celebrated in the Duct Tape Capital of the World, home of the Duck brand of duct tape; through Sunday)

Czech Days -- Tabor, SD, US (celebrating foods and traditions of the Czech people who settled this area; through Sunday)

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; begins at sundown, and runs through sundown on the 17th, but local dates and official government observances may vary)

Family History Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, urging people to brush up on family history during summer family reunions

Feast Day of Elisha the Prophet -- Christian

Flag Day -- United States

Fort Union Trading Post Rendezvous -- Williston, ND, US (re-creation of the fur trade era; through Sunday)

Freedom Day -- Malawi

Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest -- Beaver's Bend State Park, Broken Bow, OK, US (celebration of Native American culture; through Saturday)

Leinapaev -- Estonia (Mourning and Commemoration Day; remembering those deported under Soviet rule)

Liberation Day -- Falkland Islands

Mourning and Hope Day -- Lithuania (remembering those exiled to Siberia under the Soviets)

National Bourbon Day -- celebrating America's "Native Spirit"     

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Pause for the Pledge Day -- US, in conjunction with Flag Day, all citizens are asked to pause at 7pm EDT to recite the Pledge

Pig Callers' Day -- no clue where this came from, or why; any pig callers out there want to weigh in?

Pop Goes the Weasel Day -- and just as no one knows for sure the origins of the song or it's meaning, no one knows why it is celebrated on this day

Prairie Villa Rendezvous -- Prairie du Chien, WI, US (learn about the fur trader lifestyle of days gone by, make Indian fry bread, learn how hard it was to load a rifle with gunpowder back in the day, learn about plants and medicines, and more; through Sunday)

Rice Planting Festivals -- Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka and Izawanomiya Shrine, Mie Prefecture, Japan (rice planting at sacred fields, some rites date back over 1,700 years)

Rumor Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (usually held on a weekday)

Runic Half-month Dag (day) commences

Sam Steele Days -- Cranbrook, BC, Canada (fun for all, celebrating the life and legend of Sam Steele of the North-West Mounted Police in the 1880's; through Sunday)

Sandpaper Day -- Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Vermont, was issued the first US patent for sandpaper on this day in 1834

St. Basil the Great's Day (traditional date in Roman Catholic Church, current date in Episcopal Church; Patron of education, exorcisms, hospital administrators, monks, liturgists, reformers; Cappadocia; Russia)

St. Castora Gabrielli's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, widows)

Steamboat Days -- Burlington, IA, US (fun on the Mississippi Riverfront; through Sunday)

World Blood Donor Day -- International (2018's host country is Greece, and the emphasis is "Be There For Someone Else")    
    Blood Type Awareness Day -- while donating, make sure you know your type, and that of your loved ones; in an emergency, it's good to know

Anniversaries Today:

The United States Army is founded, 1775
Munich, Germany is founded, 1158

Birthdays Today:

Daryl Sabara, 1992
Lucy Hale, 1989
Kevin McHale, 1988
Diablo Cody, 1978
Steffi Graf, 1969
Yasmine Bleeth, 1968
Traylor Howard, 1966
Boy George, 1961
Eric Arthur Heiden, 1958
Will Patton, 1954
Eddie Mekka, 1952
Donald Trump, 1946
John F. MacArthur, 1939
Jerzy Kosinski, 1933
Joe Arpaio, 1932
Marla Gibbs, 1931
Che Guevara, 1928
Pierre Salinger, 1925
Gene Barry, 1919
Burl Ives, 1909
Alois Alzheimer, 1864
John Bartlett, 1820
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Cable Guy(Film), 1996
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(Film), 1991
"The Gong Show"(TV), 1976

Today in History:

Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin  princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria, 1287
Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath and the Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance, 1381
Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony, 1648
The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States, 1777
Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat, 1789
Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig, who named it Bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1789
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom, 1821
The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Royal Regatta, 1839
Trade unions are legalised in Canada, 1872
Norway adopts female suffrage, 1907
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic  flight, 1919
Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman, 1938
The Canadian Library Association is established, 1946
UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer, is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau, 1951
The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency, 1962
The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1966
The 1994 Stanley Cup Riots occur after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, 1994
The Wallow Fire becomes the largest wildfire in the history of the US State of Arizona, 2011
Australia announces its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world, 2012


  1. Loving your story - and would reject kissing the poor moose as well.

  2. I love your story, and I wouldn't kiss the moose either!

    Is that snow or sand in your fence picture? either way it's a neat photo.

  3. You neglected to mention why one might *want* to kiss the moose...?
    (Strawberry Shortcake Day for the win!!)

  4. A real moose? LOL I always like to investigate new places. The last one was Texas Roadhouse. Good food, but I'm glad it wasn't my birthday because they roll out a bronco on a wooded frame for the birthday person to sit on while they sing.

  5. really?!! (there seems to be the theme in the comments this
    what a fun Six to start the week with!

  6. Cute story! I'm on board with everyone else - no moose kissing lol
    Looks like a very interesting pub. I'm guessing it to be a pretty wild place on a Friday or Saturday night😁

  7. I would go there, but I'm not kissing a moose either. Interesting place.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  8. I love steak but I wouldn't want to kiss!

  9. Moose steak, wow. Is it rare or well done? I've had deer steak but never moose steak but I wouldn't kiss neither a deer or moose. I would kiss my wife. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. So, I agree with everyone, No kissing the Moose. It does sound like an interesting place. Bet the food was good. Have a great Thursday.

  11. Cute story. There has got to be another story about how all those dollar bills were put on the ceiling. No moose kissing me either.
    I'm glad I bought some strawberries and shortcake today. :-)

  12. Cute story! I'm not kissing a moose either.

  13. The Irish love their potatoes so maybe vegetarians should kiss a spud instead!

    Click to visit Keith's Ramblings!

  14. No moose kissing for me either, but I would be very interesting in checking this place out. I hope that ceiling is well insured!

  15. What a delightful six sentence story and beautiful fence photos

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


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