Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Little Longer (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"How much longer do we get?"

It's Thursday, so we have today, tomorrow, and we go back Saturday.

"Are we picking up Father's Day barbecue for Grandpa on the way through?"

As usual.

"I wish we could get an extension."

Me, too.

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


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.    

Decorative fence, in our vacation area:


Today is:

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival -- Avon, OH, US (everything wacky and wonderful about duct tape is celebrated in the Duct Tape Capital of the World, home of the Duck brand of duct tape; through Sunday)

Czech Days -- Tabor, SD, US (celebrating foods and traditions of the Czech people who settled this area; through Sunday)

Day of the Living Children of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Epona -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Rhiannon in Wales, Macha in Ireland, guardian goddess of horses, stables, horse owners, agriculture, and transportation; date approximate, and disputed, she was the only Celtic goddess worshipped by the Romans, and they celebrated her on December 18)

First-in-Line and Queue-Jumping Tournament -- Fairy Calendar

Fort Union Trading Post Rendezvous -- Williston, ND, US (re-creation of the fur trade era; through Sunday)

Ides of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances:
    Festival of Jupiter Invictus (Jupiter the Unconquered)
    Lesser Quinquartrus/Quinquatrus Minusculae (festival for those who played flutes at religious ceremonies; through the 15th)

Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest -- Beaver's Bend State Park, Broken Bow, OK, US (celebration of Native American culture; through Saturday)

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Prairie Villa Rendezvous -- Prairie du Chien, WI, US (learn about the fur trader lifestyle of days gone by, make Indian fry bread, learn how hard it was to load a rifle with gunpowder back in the day, learn about plants and medicines, and more; through Sunday)

Roller Coaster Day -- the world's first "Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway", patented by LaMarcus Thompson, opened on this day in 1884 on Coney Island, at a cost of five cents per ride

Sam Steele Days -- Cranbrook, BC, Canada (fun for all, celebrating the life and legend of Sam Steele of the North-West Mounted Police in the 1880's; through Sunday)

Sewing Machine Day -- why this day is anyone's guess, but we must admit it's a useful invention

St. Anthony of Padua's Day, the "Hammer of Heretics" (Patron of amputees, animals, asses, boatmen, domestic animals, elderly people, expectant mothers, faith, fishermen, harvests, horses, mail, mariners, Native Americans, oppressed people, paupers, poor people, sailors, seeksers of lost objects, starving people, swineherds, Tigua Indians, travel hostesses, travellers, watermen; Amantea, Italy; Anzio, Italy; Brazil; Cianciana, Italy; Dorado, Puerto Rico; Favara, Italy; Ferrazzano, Italy; Giano Vetusto, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Nocolosi, Italy; Padua, Italy; Portugal; San Antonio Tiayacapan, Mexico; San Fulgencio, Spain; Sandia Indian Pueblo; against barrenness, shipwreck, starvation, and sterility)
    a municipal holiday in Lisbon, Portugal and parts of Spain

Tecumseh! the Epic Outdoor Drama -- Chillicothe, OH, US (Mon-Sat, until Sept. 1; spectacular reenactment of the life and death of the great Shawnee leader)

Weed Your Garden Day -- a reminder to get out there and do a little each day, so the little buggers don't get out of hand

Anniversaries Today:

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded, 1798
Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, 1525

Birthdays Today:

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1986
Raz-B, 1985
Rivers Cuomo, 1970
Jamie Walters, 1969
Ally Sheedy, 1962
Tim Allen, 1953
Richard Thomas, 1951
Ban Ki-Moon, 1944
Malcolm McDowell, 1943
Siegfried Fischbacher, 1939
Christo, 1935
Paul Lynde, 1926
Ralph Edwards, 1913
Red Grange, 1903
Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893
Basil Rathbone, 1892
William Butler Yeats, 1865
Winfield Scott, 1786

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Closer"(TV), 2005
Roadie(Film), 1980
"Les vêpres siciliennes"(Verdi opera) 1855

Today in History:

Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots, 1249
Ibn Battuta, who was to become the foremost world traveler of his day, seeing most of the known world in his time, begins his first hadj, 1325
Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves, 1774
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia  is founded, 1798
Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River, 1803
A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia, 1886
King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM, 1886
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital, 1898
The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established, the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines, 1910
Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered, 1955
The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them, 1966
Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid, 1982
Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system, 1983
President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, 2000
The US withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 2002
The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time, 2007
A capsule of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa returns to Earth with particles of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court invalides gene patents held by Myriad Genetics when it rules that isolated human genes are not patentable, 2013
Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, re-awakes after 7 months, 2015
Volkswagen is fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal, 2018


  1. That is a very decorative fence.
    I am glad you are enjoying your vacation and hope you don't wait quite as long for the next one. Even a weekend away might be good.

  2. Sounds like you have had a wonderful time. :-)

  3. Pretty fence. Sounds like a great vacation. Barbecue for Father's Day sounds like a good one.

  4. Well written. This mirrors our vacation-feelings ;) Enjot what's left!

  5. Duct tape deserves to be celebrated!

  6. We've never had a vacation but I do hear they go by way too quickly!

  7. Mimi,

    Vacations do go by fast. Rollercoasters, my how they have changed. I rode one once and that was enough for me. These days I rather keep my feet on the ground at all times. The modern rollercoasters make you feel like you're being slung into outter space. Too scary for me! Happy Thursday!

  8. Sewing machine day is interesting. Ours gets used a lot to mend toys and dog beds.

  9. Sweet story ~ but 'Time and tide wait for no one.' ~ What a delightful fence photo ~ ^_^

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

  10. When you're working the week drags on and on. When you're on vacation it's over in a snap. Funny how that works. I know you're having a great time.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥


  12. Hey! Didn't you only just begin vacation! Doesn't it always seem like you start counting off the remaining days of vacation the Thursday before it ends? Always that Thursday😉
    Thanks for joining us with a vacation 6 🙆‍♀️

  13. Fun trips never last long enough. Extension please! Roller coaster day! No thanks!

  14. Thanks for the fathers day reminder!
    Don't vacations always seem not quite long enouhh?

  15. Nice story- I wish you could extend your vacation too. XO

  16. the extension of time (as opposed top power cords and contracts) seems to have been the predominant spirit this Thursday, no?

  17. Aww you visited us on vacation and brought bbq! Lovely six!

  18. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get extensions on vacations.

  19. I love coming here.. there is always such a family feel to your sixes.....


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