Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Of Course We Go to Ladies' Circle for the Bible Study! (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 lissa at The Memory of Rain

This week, the pompts are photos:

She wasn't sure if it was more like walking into shadows, or seeing a double exposed film, but either way, the second sight was very unnerving sometimes.  Even after years and years, the sudden ability to see what others could not would take her breath away.

And always, after she warned them of what she had seen, whether she was believed or not, whether the warnings were heeded and danger averted or not, the birds would gather, her guardians, to gossip over it.


Today is:

Balloon Ascension Day / Aviation in America Day -- the first manned free balloon flight in the US was on this date in 1793 at Philadelphia

Duelo Nacional -- Panama (Martyrs' Day)

Feast of All Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Most Holy Black Nazarene -- Quiapo District, Manila, Philippines (culmination of the celebrations; a 400 year old Catholic procession with a black life-sized wooden statue of Jesus)

Festival of the Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gifts given to Janus)

Hatsu-Ichi -- Maebashi, Japan (a daruma -- good luck doll -- market, to start the year off right)

"I Will Stay" Day -- Brazil (anniversary of the start of the Independence Movement in 1922)

National Apricot Day

Peace Agreement Day -- South Sudan

Positively Penguins Day -- a day to celebrate all things penguin

Republic Day -- Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Static Cling/Static Electricity Day -- on some sites, listed as April 26; i can only ask why it's listed anywhere for any reason

St. Marciana's Day (Patron of those with wounds)

Stepfather's Day -- not official, but it should be, there are some great stepfathers out there

Stuffed Animal Laundry Day -- give that old bear a bath!

Toka Ebisu -- Japan (parades and shrine rituals through Japan, but especially in Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka; through the 11th)

Ullr Festival -- Breckenridge, CO, US (festival of the mythical Norse god of winter; through Saturday)

Anniversaries Today:

Connecticut becomes the 5th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Sergio Garcia, 1980
Dave Matthews, 1967
Joely Richardson, 1965
Mark Martin, 1959
Imelda Staunton, 1956
J.K. Simmons, 1955
Crystal Gayle, 1951
Jimmy Page, 1944
Joan Baez, 1941
Susannah York, 1941
Byron Barlett "Bart" Starr, 1934
Bob Denver, 1935
Judith Krantz, 1928
Lee Van Cleef, 1925
Les Paul, 1915
Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick), 1914
Richard Nixon, 1913
Simone De Beauvoir, 1908
Chic Young, 1901
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, 1859
Gracie Fields, 1898

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"It Takes a Thief"(TV), 1968
"Rawhide"(TV), 1959
"Dear Abby"(newspaper column), 1956
"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze"(Film), 1894

Today in History:

Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, 475
Seven hundred Jews, believed to be causing the Black Death, are burned in their homes in Basel, Switzerland, 1349
The first sighting of manatees by a European (Columbus), 1493
Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London, 1768
The first hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, 1793
Income Tax is introduced in the UK (to fund the war against Napoleon), 1799
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral, 1806
Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery, 1816
The Daguerrotype photo process is announced at French Academy of Science, 1839
Thomas Henderson makes the first measure of stellar parallax, of Alpha Centauri, 1839
The Astor Library opens in NYC, 1854
The first hostilities of the Civil War, at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 1861
The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow, 1880
New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts, 1894
Alfred Tennyson's son, Hallam, the Second Baron Tennyson, becomes the second Governor General of Australia, 1903
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded, 1914
The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated, 1916
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain, 1923
A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Quebec, Montreal, kills 78 children, 1927
Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians, 1964
Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh, 2005
Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement rebel group sign a peace agreement in Naivasha, Kenya, 2005
Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice determines they can defer the latest inauguration of President Hugo Chavez while his cancer operation recovery continues, 2013



  2. Mimi,

    Mmm, looks nice! Seeing your sandwiches cut so purrty makes me think of when I was a kid. It was popular in the day for moms to make potted meat sandwiches, do you remember that? My mother always used a bit of mayo in her spread, maybe some minced dill pickles. I loved that stuff!

    'Dear Abby' debuted on this day. I loved reading her column when I was a young girl. Her words were often funny but sound advice.

    Happy WW!

  3. Good you warned us about stuffed animal laundry day. We will try to hide them so Mom doesn't get any ideas about washing them! Happy Hump Day!

  4. That looks like a nice gathering - pretty room and delicious looking snacks.

    I'll have to check back later and look for your story. :-)

  5. I hope you saved me some of that food heheh!

    Have a foodtastic week :-)

  6. Nice table, the treats look good to!

  7. What a beautiful table with scrumptious food. I think I'll steal some of them. Enjoy your day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Looks like a wonderful Bible study luncheon. Beautiful table in a beautiful room.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  9. Lovely table and setting. I hope your guests enjoyed themselves.

  10. And a fine direction the images took you. I like this very much. :)

  11. Good food and good gossip always works!

  12. I like your words for wed take, it's perfect for the photos. thanks for joining in.

    have a lovely day.

  13. I think you and I have the same dining table!! LOL!


    - Lisa

  14. 700 Jews murdered in 1349 in Switzerland is unforgivable. Great photo prompts.

  15. Lovely take on the images, second sight would be worrying when no one else believes what you see.

  16. I used to attend Bible Study groups, but never as part of the group. I'd be the babysitter, the mums would bring the kids and I'd keep them occupied in a different part of the house or out in the yard. In those days, I made play-dough by the gallon and carted paper and pencils everywhere.

  17. Lovely photos all ~ dining room table so creative and inviting !

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

  18. Love the table. I also love to attend Bible study. We do one for just the women, as I'm sure many congregations do, and it is always a good time as well as informational.


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