Thursday, April 18, 2019

A to Z: Point (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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The door opens and a touseled head appears in the doorway:  "Mom, where are the trash bags?"

"They're in the cabinet where they always are, and didn't I tell you not to interrupt when I'm in my writing closet?"

"Yeah, but Sam decided to try to help you have more time to write by cleaning the litter boxes and he made a big mess on the floor and now we have to clean it and the trash can is full, and -- mom, why do you keep pointing at the door?"

"You need to get out, and shut the door, so you don't hear me say something I'm not supposed to say in front of the children!"

Ten minutes later:  "Mom, how do you get a stuck piece of toast out of the toaster?"

Grumbling and getting up: "I'll bet Dr. Seuss never had this much trouble!"

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


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.    

This old fence has a lot of character, and this time of year, a lot of color:


Today is:

Adult Autism Awarenes Day -- sponsored by; i know the poster child!

Army Day -- Iran (Rouz-e-Artesh)

Fiesta San Antonio -- San Antonio, Texas, US (annual celebration that honors the memory of Texas heroes who fought in the Texas war for Independence. More that 150 events, with sporting events, fireworks, dances...all culminating with the traditional "Battle of Flowers" parade! through the 26th)

Get to Know Your Customers Day (celebrated the 3rd Thursday quarterly)

Goddess Month of Maia begins

Independence Day -- Zimbabwe(1980)

International Amateur Radio Day/World Amateur Radio Day -- celebrating "ham radio" around the world ARRL     

International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO

Invention Day -- Japan

Laundromat Day -- the first self-service "washateria" opened on this date in 1934 in Fort Worth, TX, US

Look-Alike Day -- internet generated, a day to try to look like someone you admire; some sites list it on the 20th

Maundy Thursday -- Christian (a/k/a Holy, Green, Chare, Sheer, or Shere Thursday; commemoration of the Last Supper)
    Procession of the Addolorata -- Taranto, Italy

Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival -- Nagasaki, Japan (sailing festival, commemorating the 16th century opening of Nagasaki as Japan's sole foreign trade port; through the 22nd)

National Animal Cracker Day

National D.A.R.E Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation)

National High Five Day -- raising money for cancer research, sponsored by the National High Five Project      

Newspaper Columnists' Day -- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in honor of the anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle     

Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilies of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Poem in Your Pocket Day -- carry your favorite with you to share with friends and family to celebrate National Poetry Month    

Smile Big and Say Hi for No Particular Reason Day -- if some site gave the reason for this, it would defeat the purpose

St. Agapitus Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Agia's Day (Patron against lawsuits)

"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri -- Furukawa, Japan (one of the liveliest dance festivals, with elements of dance styles from around the country; through the 20th)

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alabama is founded, 1831

Birthdays Today:

America Ferrara, 1984
Cheryl Ann Haworth, 1983
Melissa Joan Hart, 1976
Eli Roth, 1972
David Tennant, 1971
Maria Bello, 1967
Conan O'Brien, 1963
Eric McCormack, 1963
Jane Leeves, 1961
Eric Roberts, 1956
John James, 1956
John Pankow, 1954
Rick Moranis, 1954
Dorothy Lyman, 1947
James Woods, 1947
Hayley Mills, 1946
Robert Hooks, 1937
Barbara Hale, 1921
Leopold Stokowski, 1882
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, 1880
Clarence Darrow, 1857
Lucrezia Borgia, 1480

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Iron Man 3(Film), 2013
"Beauty and the Beast"(Musical), 1994
"Real People"(TV), 1979
"Call Me Mister"(Musical), 1946

Today in History:

Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506
The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738
The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775
Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881
The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899
Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902
Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902
The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906
The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912
"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923
Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924
The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934
The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958
The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, from the Triple-A International League, begin the longest game in professional baseball history, 33 innings, 1981
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision, 2007
Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can suport liquid water at the surface, 2013
Black Panther is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened, 2018


  1. I suspect most (all?) mother's will relate to this story.

  2. I feel sorry for the mother a bit and thankful at the same time that I didn't have indoor cats when the kids were little, no litter tray messes.

  3. A mothers work is never done. very busy six!

  4. Happy birthday to the crossword puzzle!
    Long may it thrive.

  5. A Variation on "no good deed goes unpunished"? lol
    Delightful Six :)

  6. Some fences are just plain ugly, some are amazingly beautiful, and a few are in such a shambles, they can hardly be called fences anymore! Love the flowering tree on the fence photo.

  7. they do un-erringly find the writer when in throes of words

  8. Oops, stuck toast smells funny!

  9. Good six. Very relatable. Also : International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO Does that apply in the US?

  10. Love your six. Isn't that the way of kids. I so remember. Bless their hearts. It all evens out if they have kids. I love it when they complain about that very same thing. I just smile and stare at them.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  11. Having a 'wife' might help to give you time to write ~ Lovely spring photos!

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

  12. Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilies of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays.... Get Real! You, as a cat owner /carer must appreciate as well as anyone that no cat ever lifted a paw to help its owner!!!

  13. Boy could I see that pointing hand of hers!

  14. I just had an experience today of wishing my office were a soundproof room. Great 6!

  15. Love it! Although I first read that the toast was stuck in the roaster, and I was trying to figure out how anyone would try to make toast in a roasting pan! :)


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