Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Only You, Sweetie, Only You! (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.


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 Delores at Mumblings.

This week’s words are:




He stood in the DOORWAY and watched as she soaked her sore feet in an Epsom salt bath, knowing she wasn’t used to wearing heels and they always LEFT her limping.

“Now I understand why my mother and aunts all had BUNIONs” he said, shaking his head.  “Who invented that kind of shoe and why does anyone wear them, they look like torture devices.”

“I think they were invented by a FORLORN BACHELOR who hated women.  I can see him now in his PLUSH MANSION, devising a way to get back at all the ladies who spurned him before he had a big ESTATE,” she said, laughing at her own silly story.

He smiled over the image she painted, and as she pulled her DRIPPING feet out of the tub and reached for the clean CLUMP of RAGS she kept for pedicure purposes, said, “Well, next time we go on a date night, it’s not going to be a formal wedding where you have to wear those awful things.  In fact, how about going to the MOVIES this weekend?”

“It’s a deal,” she said, smiling.


Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/National Day -- Guinea Bissau

Defender's Day -- Maryland, US (marking the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, which event inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner", current national anthem of the US)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 2, Interdependence (sponsored by We, the World)    

Gahambar Paitishahem -- Zoroastrian Calendar (five day feast of bringing in the harvest)

Hari Taika/Teej -- Nepal (special holiday for Female Employees Only, to celebrate a special, traditional women's festival)

Hijra -- Islam (New Year, began last night at the first viewing of the new moon crescent)

International Day for South-South Cooperation -- UN

Kentucky Bourbon Festival -- Bardstown, KY, US (self explanatory; through Sunday)

Morton Pumpkin Festival -- Morton, IL, US (the Pumpkin Capital of the World; through Saturday)

National Championship Air Races -- Reno, NV, US (through Sunday)

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day of Encouragement -- US (no matter where you live, encourage someone today)

National Guitar Flat-Picking Championships and Walnut Valley Festival -- Winfield, KS, US (through Sunday)

Pendleton Round-Up -- Pendleton, OR, US (traditional rodeo with the participation of local Native tribes; through Saturday)

Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show -- Hershey, PA, US (the largest RV and Camper show in the world, with the first two days for industry only; through Sunday)

St. Alibe's Day (Patron of wolves; Cashel, Ireland; Emly, Ireland; Munster, Ireland)

St. Guy's Day (Patron of bachelors, epileptics, horned animals, laborers, sacristans, sextons, work horses; for protection of outbuildings, sheds, and stables; Anderlecht, Belgium; against epilepsy, hydrphobia/rabies, infantile convulsions, and rabid dogs)

Tzom Gedaliah -- Judaism (Fast of Gedalia, a dawn to dusk day of fasting to lament the assassination of Gedalia the righteous governor of Judea)

Video Games Day -- an unofficially declared day for kids to thank their parents for indulging their love of games

Anniversaries Today:

Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier, 1908
Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846
Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Emily Rossum, 1986
Jennifer Hudson, 1981
Yao Ming, 1980
Benjamin McKenzie, 1978
Amy Yasbeck, 1963
Rachel Ward, 1957
Joe Pantoliano, 1954
Peter Scolari, 1954
Gerry Beckley, 1952
Barry White, 1952
Maria Muldaur, 1943
Linda Gray, 1940
George Jones, 1931
Ian Holm, 1931
Dickie Moore, 1925
Irene Dailey, 1920
Jesse Owens, 1913
Ben Blue, 1901
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. 1892
Maurice Chevalier, 1888
H.L. Mencken, 1880
Charles Dudley Warner, 1829

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Captain EO(3-D Film), 1986
"Taxi"(TV), 1978
"Maude"(TV), 1972
"The Monkees"(TV), 1966
"Bonanza"(TV), 1959
"Lassie"(TV), 1954
"Quadrille"(Play), 1952
"The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major/Symphony of a Thousand"(Mahler symphony), 1910

Today in History:

Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen, 1609
The first submarine is tested in London, 1624
Turkish troops besieging Vienna are overthrown after 2 months by Poland's King Sobieski, 1683
First Black Masons Lodge is formed, 1787
Switzerland becomes a Federal State, 1848
The "Cleopatra Needle" is installed in London, 1878
Charles Leroux, world famous parachutist with 238 successful jumps, perishes in his attempted jump in the Bay of Reval, 1889
The world's first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, is appointed by the LAPD, 1910
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France, 1940
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit, 1958
Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color, 1959
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup, 1974
Indonesia is hit with an 8.1 earthquake, 1979
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica, 1988
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2005
Iran finally agrees to release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, arrested there in 2009, on bail and permit her to leave the country, 2010
The "Lamb of God" panels of the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the most often stolen artworks in history, are secretly removed for restoration, 2012
NASA's Voyager 1 space probe becomes the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, 2013
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completes his last shift as a pilot in the RAF, and officially retires to perform Royal and community work, 2013


  1. It is good to encourage someone whenever there is an opportunity. Video games day....not only the kids enjoy the games, I like playing games too whenever I am free. Have a wonderful day!

  2. That is an intriguing photo. The prompts are now up too.

  3. Love your use of the prompts. And I wholeheartedly agree. Whoever invented high heels really, really didn't like women.

  4. I couldn't stop looking at that photo LOL

    I liked those prompts

    Have a bunionlesstastic week :-)

  5. Ummm... what the heck IS that?!?
    (Tell me later - I'm off to get a chocolate milkshake.)

    1. Husband managed, while dusting, to get the loops from the curtains snagged on his sleeve button. Only he could pull such a trick!

    2. Ah! Got it now!
      I saw what looked to be a dense skein of crewel hooked over the button, but I was so busy focusing on the blob 'o' satins that I missed the fold where the curtain's pulling up.
      Thank goodness I can enjoy my milkshake with an easy mind now! ;-p

  6. That pic had me stumped. Thanks for explaining it. I hate wearing heels and, consequently, I have very sore feet anytime I'm forced to wear them for a fancy occasion.

  7. I can pull that trick too and have more than once. You made me thing of several silly things I've done.

    I so love your stories. You do them so very well.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  8. Looks like one of my sweeties shirts minus the curtain loops! That took a bit of doing to un do that! Cheers!

  9. I keep staring at your photo but I still can't figure out what the heck it is. This going to drive me nuts. Maybe that is the reason way Mimi. To drive me nuts. LOL See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Great story this week. I've often wondered who did devise those torture devices known as 'high heels'.

  11. Here's a try at the W.Words:

    When the town's only bachelor left her at the movies, Jennifer was dripping with tears. She drove her Toyota Camry over to his mansion and threw cow dung on his doorway.

  12. Good story. I have given up on heels. Looks like some kitty was busy puling at the curtain.

  13. Good story. I feel her!!

    - Lisa

  14. Now I look for comfort in shoes. I use to wear heels and now they scare me.
    Coffee is on

  15. Love your story, but I cry "unfair!" I've never worn heels in my life, yet I still have aching feet. No bunions though, thank goodness.

  16. Fun post and photo!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  17. I love your words on wednesday story, and I think you are correct. it had to have been a man who designed high heels. women are smarter than that.

  18. Your WFW story had me smiling! Come read mine here.


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