Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where Do You Get Them? (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"How do you end up with these people?" she asked her friend after hearing about the latest dramatic episode.

"I wish I knew," her friend answered.  "They must see a flashing sign over my head that's invisible to me that says, 'Sucker for hard luck cases, latch on here!'"

"Well, something has to give, you can't keep running yourself ragged for people who only care about what you can do for them."

"I know you are right, but once you are in such a situation, how do you get out gracefully?"

"May I suggest that much of the problem is the 'gracefully' part, you simply need to put your foot down and nip it all in the bud."

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


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 blog to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

Took this one on the fly from the car.  Sometimes there's no time to really pull over and stop, so if no traffic is coming, i pull to the side and do the best i can.


Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Thoughtful Thursday 

Blue Hill Fair -- Blue Hill, ME, US (beautiful "down to earth" country fair; through Labor Day)

Chatter Champion Announced -- Fairy Calendar

Constitution Day -- Kazakhstan

Day of Satisfying the Hearts of the Ennead (Nine Major Gods) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Eid-e-Ghadir -- Iran

Festival of Charisteria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day to give thanks)

Frankenstein Day -- in honor of Mary Shelley (Interesting, when juxtaposed to the next entry.)

Huey P. Long Day -- Louisiana, US

International Day of the Disappeared -- Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances -- UN

International Whale Shark Day -- WiseOceans has more information    

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials -- Stamford, England (within the beautiful parklands of Burghley House, Stamford in Lincolnshire; through Sunday)

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair -- Morgan City, LA, US (celebrating the importance of the shrimping and petroleum industries in Louisiana, it includes one of the most unique children's villages among such events and a Blessing of the Fleet; through Labor Day)

National Holistic Pet Day -- celebrating the growing interest in natural/holistic medicine for animals

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Popular Consultation Day -- East Timor

Santa Rosa de Lima -- Peru

St. Fiacre's Day (Patron of box makers, cab drivers, costermongers, florists, gardeners, hosiers, pewterers, taxi drivers, tile makers; against barrenness, fistula, haemorrhoids, piles, sterility, syphilis, venereal disease)

Talk Intelligently Day -- holiday thought up by someone tired of non-intelligent conversations (maybe with co-workers?)

Victory Day -- North Cyprus; Turkey
    Turkey's Hellespont Swim -- one of the world's busiest shipping lanes is closed so that over 300 participants can swim the Hellespont from Europe to Asia, a Victory Day commemoration of winning the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 against the Greeks

Anniversary Today:

Roman Polanski marries Emmanuelle Seigner, 1989

Birthdays Today:

Cameron Diaz, 1972
Michael Michele, 1966
Michael Chiklis, 1963
David Paymer, 1954
Timothy Bottoms, 1951
Lewis Black, 1948
Peggy Lipton, 1947
Frank "Tug" McGraw, 1944
Jean-Claude Killy, 1943
Elizabeth Ashley, 1939
Warren Buffett, 1930
Kitty Wells, 1919
Ted Williams, 1918
Fred MacMurray, 1908
Roy Wilkins, 1901
Shirley Booth, 1898
Huey P. Long, 1893
Claire Straith, M.D., 1891
Ernest Rutherford, 1871
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ten Years a Slave(Film), 2013
"Anna Lucasta"(Play), 1944

Today in History:

European leaders, in an attempt to end war "for all time", outlaw the crossbow, 1146
One of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty, begins between the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders, 1363
Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell, 1799
Founding of Melbourne, Australian, 1835
Founding of Houston, Texas, 1836
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in south Louisiana, the longest bridge over water (continuous, not aggregate) that is not also a viaduct, opens, 1956
The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation, 1963
Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1967
Guion Bluford becomes the first African American astronaut in space, 1983
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces, 1995
A commercial expedition to raise part of the sunken British luxury liner Titanic ended in failure, 1996
Harley-Davidson celebrates its 100th anniversary in Milwaukee with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles, 2003
India and Pakistan agree to release hundreds of fishermen and other civilians in each other's jails as part of their ongoing attempts to negotiate peace between their nations, 2005
Sumatra's Sinaburg volcano continues to erupt, two people are killed and 21,000 are evacuated from the vicinity, 2010
In Chile, 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface make contact with their families for the first time in three weeks since the incident, 2010
In the face of signs that Russian troops and equipment are aiding rebels in eastern Ukraine, the E.U. proposes further sanctions against Russia; President Vladimir Putin denies the charges while calling for independent statehood of the region, 2014


  1. Way true advice, even if it's a part of a story that calls itself fiction.
    good Six, yo

  2. Some people do not deserve graceful exits, often,users, just need to be summarily dismissed. They latch on to "nice" people, not losers.

    I go by the "Fool me once" saying.

  3. Learning to say no is a good thing. There are takers and there are givers. Us givers sometimes take a beating until we learn to say no.

    Love that fence. Taking them on the fly is a good thing. As long as it's done safely.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  4. Well done. There are too many people like that in this world.

  5. There is a lot of truth in your six. And I love the on the fly fence.

  6. wow just another white fence I like it

  7. SOOOOO signing up for Talk Intelligently Day! (And spreading the word!)

  8. It is hard to say No, but sometimes it needs to be done. That is a really pretty fence. Have a good day.

  9. Your last sentence - easier said than done sometimes for sure:)
    A sad reality that there are people who don't blink an eye at exploiting another's generosity and compassion. Marg said it pretty plainly and I agree!
    Good 6 :)

  10. There are so many people who have needs and many who wish to help, but to find a balance between the taking and the giving can be a challenge at times. Finding resources and then guiding people to those places where they can better help themselves is of benefit to all concerned.
    Great SSS.

  11. I see you bth both a ence and a relection as you dorove by. Have a great weekend.


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