Thursday, September 20, 2018

Memory Lane (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"What's Dad doing over there, grinning like he won the lottery?"

"He's taking a trip down memory lane, looking at pictures from our honeymoon."

"See how great your Mom looked in a swimsuit, hubba-hubba!"

"Ewwww, I didn't need to hear that!"

"What do you mean, ewww, your Mom was and still is the prettiest woman around!"

"Okay, okay, Mom's beautiful, now will you two quit kissing in front of us kids!"

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


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

We are seeing this more and more around here, automatic gates with solar panels on the side, and i like that.


Today is:

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that begins at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca (date approximate; a few days before the Autumn Equinox, all fires, including that at the Temple of the Sun, were extinguished and 3 days later ceremonially relighted using only glass to concentrate the sunlight on cotton; followed by 8 days of feasting)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 10, Disarmament (sponsored by We, the World)   

Feast of Orlog -- Scandinavian Deity of Destiny (date approximate)

Feast of Zywie -- Poland (goddess of longevity and health; date approximate)

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival to honor the dead, especially those who died in wars)

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through the 30th)

National Farm Safety Day -- US (can't find a sponsor, but farming is hard and dangerous work, so it's a good idea)

National Rum Punch Day

National Teach Ag Day -- US (streamed live from CHS Inc. headquarters)    

National Youth Day -- Thailand

Okuma-kabuto Festival -- Nakajima, Japan (Noto Peninsula's top autumn festival)

Pause the World Day -- because we've all wanted to do this at one time or another 

St. Eustace's Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Virginia Peanut Festival -- Emporia, VA, US (and you thought all peanuts came from Georgia! come enjoy peanuts and carnival, quilt show, a peanut butter sculpture contest, fireworks, and more the Virgina way; through Saturday)

Birthdays Today:

Kristen Johnston, 1967
Guy LaFleur, 1951
Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Donald A. Hall, 1928
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Red Auerbach, 1917
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Maxwell Perkins, 1884
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Cosby Show"(TV), 1984
"Eubie"(Revue), 1978
"The Phil Silvers Show"(TV), 1955
"The Corn is Green"(Play), 1938

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
The Otis Elevator Company unveils the first escalator at the Paris Exposition, 1900
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match, 1973
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the UN, 1977
Walt Disney World hosts its 200 millionth guest, 1985
U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror", 2001
The US Military ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, 2011
Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales, 2013
President Ram Baran Yadav signs Nepal's new constitution into law in Kathmandu, 2015
Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, knocking out all power and killing 2,975, 2017


  1. Love your six sentence story. All relationships should be like that.
    And hooray for solar panels.

  2. Lucky the couple who still see stars in each other's eyes after so many years :)

  3. I only want to pause the world if I get to step away while it's on hold. If I have to sit there and think about how it will be starting up again in a few minutes, there's really no point...

  4. Mimi,

    Strolling down memory lane through old photos is an excellent way to make one smile. I love looking a family pictures, especially of those when our children were small. I also love seeing really old family photos, especially of DH's parents when they were very young. Their expressions are so much different than later in life. Raising kids and the many the worries that come with the parenting job, finances, jobs, ... had to be a big part of why they seldom wore smiles when photographed. Nice job with SSS prompt!

  5. lol (fun Six)... those old photos, though! The person in the present is always there in the picture, but different (not always 'just younger).

  6. A good WASP home, no affection in front of the children, least they learn to be affectionate.

    Hey, It's my culture, I can make fun of it if I want!

  7. I loved your " Six Stories ". I thought about me and my wife. I remember my wife on our first vacation in Freeport and her in orange bikini. Hubba hubba and at 70 years old, she can wear that bikini and she's still hubba, hubba. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. It's wonderful when parents truly love each other. I didn't have that example growing up. Wish I had.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  9. Those same children will be thankful for that example later on. Wonderful SSS.

  10. That was a good sixth sentence six sense of humor!

  11. Sounds like what kids would say :)

  12. I could see the kids squirming! Six excellent sentences.

  13. Sounds like a beautiful family in the first story. We are also seeing a lot of automatic gates here.

  14. Oh, children say they don't like to see their parents kissing, but they really benefit from parents who love each other.


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