Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"Sugar pie, honey bunch, you know that I love you!" he crooned along with the music playing on the oldies station, and she smiled at him.

"You always amaze me with how many of those old songs you can sing," she said.

"Well, my parents raised me on oldies, you know they still have a turntable and vinyl albums and those plus the oldies station on the car radio was all I got to listen to growing up until I got my own radio when I was eleven.  Wow, was I surprised when I realized there was more than one station I could listen to, the first time I heard heavy metal it was quite an education!"

"I can only imagine what your parents thought of it, your dad complains so much about modern music being 'noise'."

"Some of it is, not all of it, but I still prefer to sing the old love songs to my baby!" he said, grabbing her for a dance across the kitchen floor.

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


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.   

A client got the grandchildren a fun new big toy for Christmas, so big it has to have a fence around it:


Today is:

Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death -- Sindh, Pakistan

Calli (House) Day -- Aztec Calendar (a good day for all things hearth and home and family. a bad day to participate in public life; date approximate, but soon after the solstice)

Constitution Day -- Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Festival of Nehebkau -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Beginning of Eternity, celebrating the snake god and his role of binding the sun to the earth at the beginning of time; date approximate)

Kwanzaa, Day 2, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day -- internet generated, with Christmas over, you need to do winter decorations

Modern Medicine Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Pasteur

National Fruitcake Day -- unless, of course, you are like me and have spent your last several days with fruitcake relatives, at which point you get a day off from fruitcakes! ;D 

St. Fabiola's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, divorced people, victims of abuse, victims of adultery, widows)

St. John the Divine's Day (Patron of art dealers, authors, bookbinders, booksellers, burn victims, compositors, editors, engravers, friendships, lithographers, painters, papermakers, printers, publishers, tanners, theologians, typesetters, writers; Asia Minor; Boise, Idaho, Borgo Santo Sepolcro, Italy; Cleveland, OH; Eger, Hungary; Milwaukee, WI; Morra, Netherlands; Saint-Jean – Longueuil, Québec; Sansepoicro, Italy; Sundern, Germany; Taos, NM; Umbria, Italy; Wroclaw, Poland; against burns, poisoning)

St. Stephen's Day -- Eastern Orthodox, a public holiday in Romania

Third Day of Christmas

Unfairies' Gathering -- Fairy Calendar

Visit the Zoo Day -- don't know who put this one in the middle of winter, but there it is

Watch the Children Day -- internet generated, a day to take a page from the book of the young and remember how to play like a child

Birthdays Today:

Heather O'Rourke, 1975
Masi Oka, 1974
Bill Goldberg, 1966
Tovah Feldshuh, 1952
Gerard Depardieu, 1948
Cokie Roberts, 1943
John Amos, 1939
Oscar Levant, 1906
Marlene Dietrich, 1901
Sydney Greenstreet, 1879
Louis Pasteur, 1822
George Cayley, 1773
Johannes Kepler, 1571

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Knots Landing"(TV), 1979
"Howdy Doody"(TV), 1947 (first successful children's television show)
"Radio Roxyettes"(Now the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes), 1932

Today in History:

The Hagia Sofia of Constantinople is completed, 537
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World, 1512
The first public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England, 1825
Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, 1831
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried in Lewes Sussex, 1836
Ether is first used in childbirth in US, in Jefferson, Ga., 1845
The world's first cat show is held at the Crystal Palace, London, 1871
Carrie Nation's first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, 1900
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan, 1923
Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky is expelled, 1927
Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City, 1932
The Shah of Persia declares Persia is now Iran, 1934
The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations, 1945
Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon, 1968
The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States, 2001
Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet, 2004
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, 2007
Toyota Motor Corporation agrees to pay $1 billion to settle over a dozen lawsuits related to sudden acceleration, 2012


  1. I loved that song as a kid! "Sweet" Six but you really had me at the last sentence....pure romance :D

  2. Mimi,

    Great SSS! I love how you tied the song into your story then ended with the video. You know "I can't help myself' I love mewsic! Saying prayers for a blessed 2019 to be yours, my friend!

  3. My grands have outgrown playsets, sadly. It is all technology these days.

  4. I'm old enough to know that song too.. Very nice 6.

  5. What a fun story. I don't have a turntable anymore, but I still have some vinyl records. Some of the old music was the very best.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  6. lol
    'cellent Six!
    (fun how so many of us keyed in on the music 'angle')

  7. I like all music, but I do prefer "Sugar pie honey bunch" to "Punch a hi in the face."

  8. My grandchildren would love that climbing frame :)

    All the best Jan

  9. "Sugar pie, honey bunch, you know that I love you!" "I can't help myself"....... I always enjoy your wonderful writing Mimi. By the way, I always enjoy the music from Motown. I live across the Detroit River from Detroit. I love this music. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Oh what a delightful story and wonderful fence photos too!

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

  11. A kitchen boogie is a fun thing!

  12. What a fabulous cubby house! my kids know the words to some of the oldies I used to love.