Wednesday, November 28, 2018

By Any Other Name (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 Elephant's Child.     

This week's prompts are:

  1. opera
  2. recommend
  3. champagne
  4. excitement
  5. sunshine
  6. jam


  1. dimension
  2. raid
  3. weed
  4. admiration
  5. corner
  6. employ 

"Did you buy the CHAMPAGNE?" he asked with barely suppressed EXCITEMENT.

"Yes, the one the sommeliers RECOMMEND and a few other things.  You really are looking forward to this party, aren't you?"  She said it more as a statement than a question, and he nodded.

"It's going to be like SUNSHINE in the middle of this dismal winter to have a get together.  I mean, the longer we live here, the more I feel like we moved into a different DIMENSION."

"And a smaller one," she said, trying to JAM some of her purchases into the CORNER of the tiny pantry.

"Well, I will only be in the EMPLOY of this branch of the company for a few more months, and we can move back home."

"Back to our house..."

"Were I can RAID the refrigerator at night without worry I will wake you up because the bed is almost in the kitchen, this place is so small!"

"Back to our pet chickens..."

"And their lovely eggs that even now your sister is enjoying for us, lucky her!"

"Meanwhile, there are good things about being here," she noted.  You are getting excellent experience that will move you up when we get back, and I finally got to see live OPERA."

"That's not a big draw for me, thanks," he said, making a face.

"Yes, I know, you said you'd rather WEED the garden back home than do that again, but I thank you for taking me once."

"You're welcome.  Meanwhile, we can have a party for the friends we've made here, that I will enjoy."

"Me, too.  And I also want to tell you that you have my ADMIRATION for taking a temporary job you didn't want but that you knew would help your career, and making the best of it."

"Thanks, sweetheart, for sticking with me through it, but I still can hardly wait to get home."

"That makes two of us!"


Today is:

Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha -- Baha'i

Decorate Your Dog Day -- supposedly to get him/her into the holiday spirit; but please, don't

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns -- Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii

Flag Day -- Kosovo

Holiday Ale Festival -- Portland, OR, US (beer, outdoors, in the cold, in December, but it is seriously good beer and worth it; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Albania(1912); East Timor(1975); Mauritania(1960)

Independencia de Panama de Espana -- Panama(Independence from Spain Day, 1821)

Make Your Own Head Day -- meaning an art project model or drawing, in any medium; have fun with this one!

National Christmas Tree Lighting -- Washington, D.C., US

National French Toast Day

Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars

Republic Day -- Chad; Republic of the Congo

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting -- NY, NY, US

Royal Society Day -- one of the world's oldest scientific academies, established this day in 1660

Runic Half Month of Is begins (stasis)

St. Catherine Laboure's Day -- promulgator of the Miraculous Medal

St. Stephen the Younger's Day` (Patron of coin collectors, numismatists, smelters)

Thanksgiving Day -- Norfolk Island

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Kwanten, 1976
Anna Nicole Smith, 1967
Jon Stewart, 1962
Judd Nelson, 1959
S. Epatha Merkerson, 1952
Ed Harris, 1950
Alexander Godunov, 1949
Paul Shaffer, 1949
Joe Dante, 1946
Randy Newman, 1943
Berry Gordy, Jr., 1929
Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908
Charles H. Alston, 1907
Brooks Atkinson, 1894
William Blake, 1757
Jean Baptiste Lully, 1632
John Bunyan, 1628

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(Film), 2012
"Look Homeward, Angel"(Play), 1957
"The Grand Ole Opry"(Radio), 1925
Skywriting(as an advertising medium), 1922*

Today in History:

Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag, 1443
Ferdinand Magellan and his men become the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, 1520
The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience, 1814
Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation, 1843
Women vote in a national election for the first time in the New Zealand general election, 1893
US-born Lady Astor becomes the first female member of British Parliament, 1919
Capt Cyril Turner of the RAF gives 1st skywriting exhibition in NYC; Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called, 1922
"Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV, 1948
The first Polaroid Camera is sold, 1948
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community, 1958
The first pulsar star is discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish, 1968
Norway votes against joining the European Union, 1994
Wikileaks releases 250,000 classified documents and sensitive national security information sent by U.S. embassies, 2010
"Hamilton" sets new record for the most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million, 2016

*The ad men said it wouldn't work, but John Savage demonstrated it by skywriting "Hello USA call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York City and generating over 47,000 calls to that number!


  1. A lovely conversation. Nothing like home sweet home. Have a wonderful day!

  2. It's very funny that today is Make Your Own Head Day, as that's one of the things on my to-do list for the evening! (I need one for a Christmas project...)

  3. You have a magical sense of humour when it comes to ordinary domestic happenings. Lucky the turkey had a friend called Skinny.

  4. Boy! After seeing this post, I feel like an ordinary day has become really special. So much going on!

  5. Lucy is not a pup that is "in" to decorative outfits. Her fur coat is sufficient for every holiday. I think I'll go celebrate French Toast Day instead. Have a blessed day.

  6. Mimi,

    Indeed a turkey after Thanksgiving is called 'Lucky'. lol Great story! There's no place like home. I added your post to my WW linky party. Have a good day, my friend!

  7. LOL good one heheh!

    Have a turkeytastic week :-)

  8. Lucky is a great name for that turkey. We didn't have turkey for Thanksgiving, so we saved one too.

    Love your stories. You do these so very well.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  9. Red planet day is especially meaningful, as the space rocket landed on Mars these past days. Now we wait an see.

  10. Lucky turkey. Someone has a sense of humor.

    You posted: "Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars" Now that deserves a SQUEEE from me.
    Cool beans for reminding me on the almost anniversary of Insight's Monday landing.

  11. My punchline would be "leftovers!"

  12. We had 7 Lucky turkeys under our bird feeders today. :) Great story.

  13. Ok. Lets talk about 'Decorate Your Dog Day'.

    I was trying to get a nice holiday photo with my 2 kids and my dog.
    She, however, thought it would be much more fun to just prance around us as we tried to grab her in for the photo.

    This year, we will be having a blurry holiday photo.

    - Lisa

  14. I love your sweet little story today. Great use of the words, woven in so well they're almost unnoticeable.

  15. Great sign ~ 'enuff said' ~

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

  16. sometimes one has to make sacrifices for a better future! Cheers ! Hope your electricity is working better?

  17. Wild turkeys have no idea how lucky they are. lol


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