Wednesday, March 13, 2019

They Want To Stop Speeders This Way (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, Delores is providing the prompts.

She gave us the following words, and instead of capitalizing i underlined because i was in the mood to create a new, imaginary product and write a poem/ad for it.

frizzy hair
hot air

Don’t despair
Your frizzy hair!
Our serum will repair!
It’s not hot air!
No frizzes impair
Our product, Midair!


Today is:

Africa Scout Day -- Africa (celebration of all Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Africa)

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis

Festival of Houses and Gardens -- Charleston, SC, US (a rare opportunity to explore the private homes and gardens of historic Charleston; through Apr. 18)

Ear Muff Day -- invented by Chester Greenwood in 1873, when he was only 15; if you need them today, keep a good thought for Chester

Good Samaritan Involvement Day -- emphasizing the importance of unselfish aid to others

Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan (Monkey Festival)

K-9 Veterans Day -- US (on the day in 1942 the US Army K-9 Corps was established)

National Coconut Tort Day

National Decoration Day -- Liberia

National Jewel Day -- for no other reason than that someone who liked jewels wanted a holiday for them

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day -- an experiment in whether or not bad luck ensues

Saint Ansovinus of Camerino (Patron protector of crops)

Sticking Very Close Together for Fairies of the Fourth and Fifth Flights -- Fairy Calendar

Uranus Day -- the planet was discovered this day in 1781

Birthdays Today:

Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Glenne Headly, 1957
Dana Delany, 1956
Deborah Raffin, 1953
Charo, 1951
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
Helen "Callaghan" Candaele Saint Aubin, 1929
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Walter Annenberg, 1908
Percival Lowell, 1855
Lorenzo Delmonico, 1813
Joseph Priestly, 1733

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier(Film), 2014
"The Larry King Show"(TV), 1983
"Same Time, Next Year"(Play), 1975
"Brigadoon"(Musical), 1947
"Three Musketeers"(Musical), 1928
"The Pink Lady"(Musical), 1911
"Marie Magdalena"(Opera), 1846
"Médée"(Opera), 1797

Today in History:

Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time, 2008
A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the risk of death and has additional negative health implications, 2012
In Greenland, the Siumut party wins the parliamentary election, setting up Aleqa Hammond to become the country's first female Prime Minister, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis, 2013
Scientists announce they have concluded that a large ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter; the discovery was made by using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe aurora movements at the moon's poles, 2014


  1. Fun, two planets discovered today. And a pope, this calls for some sort of celebration.

  2. Can you imagine having to step into the shoes of Mother Teresa?
    Talk about daunting...

  3. Spring is here! What a perfect message for a sunny day like today!

  4. Hmmm, I don't think that would stop many speeders.

  5. I hope it does slow down speeders, but I'm really not that hopeful. It seems more likely to just make those of us who are already slow slow down more.

  6. One of the great things about photography is that it forces me to slow down and focus on the beauty that is in the details. Retirement allows me to live life at a little slower pace and that is a good thing. Have a blessed week.

  7. I've been doing that with all the beautiful blossoms on the fruit and nut trees. It's worth the time to enjoy the world waking up from a long cold winter.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  8. I agree with that sign people should take in the blossom beauty :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week :-)

  9. Not only for Spring> I think we should all slow down to enjoy the beauty around us for all seasons.

  10. I like your rhymed commercial. Will it make your hair stay mid-air, you think ;)

  11. THat sign might work on a few.

  12. It is so easy to speed through life and miss the joy.

  13. That is a good sentiment, but I don't think it will deter the speeders. Their loss that they miss seeing beauty all around them.

  14. very excellent sign! and I enjoyed your poem...clever you!

  15. I'm really looking forward to Spring Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  16. It's not quite here just yet. But, it can't come soon enough for me!

  17. Slow is not in the vocabulary in our neck of the woods!

  18. Yes, we all should slow down. And great job with the words :)

  19. I like your poem, it could be an advertising jingle. Perhaps someone will buy it from you and you could get royalties every time it plays.

  20. I agree - we should all slow down and smell the flowers. Life is too short!

  21. Wonderful sign for spring ~ great post for WW too!

    Thanks for your well wishes too ~ I am gradually 'on the mend' ~
    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. Fun, two planets discovered today. And a pope, this calls for some sort of celebration...


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