Thursday, October 25, 2018

Class (Six Sentence Story) and Keep Out! (Good Fences)

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"But Mom, these costumes are classics!"

"Don't you 'but Mom' me, young man!  There is such a thing as class, and those costumes have none!"

"These are what all the other guys in the school will be wearing!  They'll all make fun of me if I wear something lame."

"I don't care what they think, you are my child and you are not going out in a costume that makes it look like your bare bottom is showing even if it isn't, and you will look back someday and thank me for my wisdom!"


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


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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.     

This solid metal fence really says, "Keep Out!"




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Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Romania

Boun Suang Heua -- on the Mekong River near Vientiane, Laos (second day of the Ok Phansa festival, the Boat Racing Festival)

Constitution Day -- Lithuania

Day of the Basque Country -- Basque Country

Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales -- Roman Catholic

International Artist Day -- invite an artist to lunch, buy that painting that you've wanted for so long, go to an art gallery or the symphony or a play -- celebrate how art adds to your life daily! 

Monkey King Festival -- China (a celebration of this popular character in East Asian stories, with the best place to see the rituals being the Monkey God Temple at Po Tat Estate in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon)

Munzipan Feast -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy delicacy, and you don't want to know how it's made)

National Greasy Foods Day

Punk-for-a-Day Day -- internet generated; if you've always wanted to be a punk, try it out for a day

Punkie Night -- Hinton St George, Somerset, England (a celebration for children and adults who carry candle-lit punkies -- the best one wins a prize -- made out of mangel-wurzels, a type of beet, and sing old punkie songs asking for money or treats)

Republic Day -- Kazakhstan

Retrocession Day -- Taiwan

Sourest Day -- as a balance, because we have so many days that emphasize sweet

Sts. Crispin and Crispian's Day (Patrons of cobblers/shoemakers, glovemakers, lace makers/lace workers, leather workers, saddle makers, tanners, weavers)

Thanksgiving Day -- Grenada

Toronto Ski, Snowboard, and Travel Show -- Toronto, ON, Canada (Canada's largest show of this type; through Sunday)

World Pasta Day -- as established by the first World Pasta Congress in 1995; a related website is here    


Birthdays Today:

Katy Perry, 1984
Midori, 1971
Tracy Nelson, 1963
Brian Kerwim, 1949
Jon Anderson, 1944
Anne Tyler, 1941
Helen Reddy, 1941
Bobby Knight, 1940
Marion Ross, 1936
Billy Barty, 1924
Minnie Pearl, 1912
Leo G. Carroll, 1892
Pablo Picasso, 1881
Georges Bizet, 1838
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Victor/Victoria"(Musical), 1995
"Newhart"(TV), 1982
"Le Repetition"(Anouilh play), 1950
"The Time of Your Life"(Play), 1939


Today in History:

Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147
Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415
Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492
Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616
Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621
Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764
Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813
Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825
Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854
The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861
Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing  music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938
Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962
Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962
The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971
Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague, 1980
Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, 1991
Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned in Cuba, 2004
Sony removed the original cassette Walkman from the market, 2010
Scientists announce that the completion of the nuclear genome study of a 24,000 year old Siberian boy's remains shows 2/3 of today's Native Americans are of Eastern Asia origin, and the others from Western Eurasia, 2013

14 comments:

  1. You are right about that fence.
    I suspect that most (all?) mothers have heard a variation on 'But mom'...

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  2. Yes, we all have our "but mom" version. That fence sure looks unfriendly!

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  3. We pull that "but Mom" thing all the time here!

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  4. Yes, you will thank her someday for not allowing you do do this.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  5. Parents need to set (and enforce) rules, and I imagine that this conversation is playing out this week before Halloween. :-)

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  6. I hail from a day bygone, when Halloween costumes consisted of plastic masks (that had an 'elastic-like string' to secure it to one's head and broke way too soon) and old sheets (to be a ghost).
    I understand things are much more sophisticated these days...lol

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  7. You got wondering Mimi, what was the costume that would show his butt? Very interesting my friend. LOL See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  8. Ah, 'the wisdom of Mom's ~ fun 6 sentence story ~ ^_^

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

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  9. Cute Halloween 6 :) No matter the year, back in my day, current day, there will always be the conflict somewhere between mother and child that begins "I don't care what they think....you are not...." lol

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  10. Well done. SOme costumes are pretty bad.

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  11. That looks a good solid fence. Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. LOL, I love your six sentence story! You must have seen such a costume I assume?

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  13. Very timely Six! I hope that argument didn't last long. :-) What is deemed a classic changes with when was born. LOL

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  14. I finally made it. I enjoyed your timely story. I totally agree with this wise mother.

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