Thursday, March 14, 2019

It's a Stretch (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"What did you think you were doing, taking on that many assignments?"

"Well, I admit it's a stretch, but I think we can do it."

"You think we can do it!  Here's a news flash, honey, you have your hand in a brace, your back is getting worse, and what in the world would I do if something happens and we can't meet the commitments, or worse, something bad happens to you?  I would be sunk!"

"You wouldn't be sunk, my life insurance is paid up, you could retire and go party!"

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


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.     


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Andorra

Dita e Veres -- Albania (Summer Day)

Festival of Veturius Mamurius -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of armor makers)

Genius Day -- for Einstein, of course

International Ask A Question Day -- because that's what geniuses do

Learn about Butterflies Day -- if you go looking for who started this holiday, you will find out lots about butterflies and nothing about him/her, which i guess makes it a success

Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival -- Gonzales, LA, US (boat show for NOLA, BR, and the Gulf Coast, and includes a jambalaya cook off; through Sunday)

Moth-er Day -- for all individuals and museums that have moth collections; some websites have this listed as the day before Mother's Day

Mother Tongue Day -- Estonia

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)

National Heroes Day -- Saint Vincent and Grenadines

National Potato Chip Day

National Pi Day - Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

Quebec City Hunting, Fishing, and Boat Show -- Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (through Sunday)

Runic Half Month Beorc (Birch) begins

Shopping Cart Day -- patent filed today in 1938 by Sylvan Goldman

St. Matilda, Queen of Germany's Day (Patron of dying children, disappointing children, falsely accused people, large families, people ridiculed for their piety, queens, second marriages, widows)

Ten Most Wanted Day -- the FBI started its list this day in 1950

Ultimate Sport Show -- Grand Rapids, MI, US (sports enthusiasts from around the US and Canada gather for buying and selling equipment, seminars, demonstrations, and displays; through Sunday)

White Day -- China; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan (One month after Valentine's Day, which is the day women give gifts to men; today, the men return the favor.)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Bieber, 1994
Colby O'Donis, 1989
Taylor Hanson, 1983
Grace Park, 1974
Kirby Puckett, 1961
Tamara Tunie, 1959
Rick Dees, 1951
Pam Ayres, 1947
Billy Crystal, 1947
Rita Tushingham, 1942
Michael Caine, 1933
Quincy Jones, 1933
Frank Borman, 1928
S. Truet Cathy, 1921
Hank Ketcham, 1920
Horton Foote, 1916
Les Brown, 1912
Albert Einstein, 1879
Casey Jones, 1864
Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1833
Johann Strauss, Sr., 1804

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"10 Most Wanted"(FBI list), 1950
"The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu"(Comic Opera), 1885
"MacBeth"(Opera), 1847

Today in History:

The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice, 1489
England grants a patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island), 1644
Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen, 1689
Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin, 1794
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded in New York, 1821
Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado premiers in London, 1885
During the Great Blizzard of 1888, New York receives its second largest snowfall on record, 21", 1888
The United States goes on the gold standard, 1900
Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics, 1900
The first theater for rear movie projection is built, in NYC, 1931
A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy, 1964
Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released, 1994
Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle, 1995
The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality, 1997
Over a million Lebanese people take to the streets of Beirut to protest against Syrian military presence, in what comes to be called the Cedar Revolution, 2005
After measuring its spin and parity, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announce they firmly believe the particle discovered in July 2012 is a Higgs boson, 2013
President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria, 2016
NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average, 2016
The European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves, 2017
The world's oldest golf club, Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members after 273 years, 2017
The NASA twin study finds that astronaut Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered, 2018
The World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest, 2018
Angela Merkel is sworn in for her fourth term as German Chancellor, 2018


  1. Pi day. Thanks for reminding me. I'll tell my mathemagician of a son about this.

  2. Life insurance come in useful! Nice green fence.

  3. There's something rather unnerving about the juxtaposition of "disappointing children" and "second marriages", don't you think...?
    (Or is that just me?)

  4. What is it about men that makes them think women would take comfort in collecting life insurance in lieu of having them around... Wait a minute... Did I just say that out loud? hahaha Nice six!

  5. Ouch to the back, that was painfully good!

  6. TLW used to work with a gal who said things like, "Gee, I'd get $2 million if what'shisname died." Lovely girl. He wised UP and moved on. Good six. Genius day!

  7. I loved the last sentence. Mimi, you are so created with words. Good job my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I love your stories. You can spin a yarn very nicely.

    Love that fence too.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  9. "News flash" is a great take on the prompt, and one I hadn't thought of.

  10. What in the world did St. Matilda do to merit a day like that!? Wow.

    Here in Calif. hills are covered with poppies and Painted Lady butterflies!

  11. Fun story and lovely fence shot!

    Thanks for your Get Well Wishes, too!

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

  12. hey! we used the prompt in same form...context or whatever you call it...

  13. That grouping of words "here's a news flash..." is hardly ever not followed by something sarcastic lol
    Excellent use of the prompt word. Fun Six!

  14. Great SSS! The older one gets, the harder it seems to make commitments at the same speed as in the past and keep them all as quickly. The heart and mind still wants to do them all, but the body sometimes put a monkey wrench in the matter.

  15. Nice story,but I am sure she wants him and not the money :)

  16. Aww he's gotta slow down. Money doesn't say I love you too.


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