Thursday, June 6, 2019

Exercise (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"I have a plan," he said, coming in from the workshop.

"What's that, honey?" she asked.

"You know that old, abandoned metal shack behind the back forty that I said I'd find a use for?  Well, Sam and I are going to use some of the metal to weld reinforcements for the lift we need when we're working on the car -- and he's going to use the opportunity to teach me welding, I knew buying that welding equipment at auction wasn't a waste!"

"Go for it!" she said with a smile as he headed upstairs for a shower.

"If it were anyone else's idea, I'd say it's an exercise in futility," she sighed under her breath after he left, then, as she shook her head, added, "and yet somehow he will pull it off."

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


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.    

One of the good things about going and getting Brother-in-Law for work is i'm seeing fences i haven't seen before:

A front yard decorative fence.


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Children's Day -- North Korea

Curwood Festival -- Owosso, MI, US (over 40 events commemorate the life and work of James Oliver Curwood, the Owosso-born author and conservationist; through Sunday)

D-Day -- 75th Anniversary

Drive-In Movie Day*

Fardagar -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (time when farm workers moved from one farm to another, the time to settle debts, and until the 20th-Century, the day to start the fiscal year; always the Thursday through Sunday of the 7th week of summer)

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Festival -- Clarinda, IA, US (come celebrate the music of an era; through Sunday)

Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936

Hyun Choong Il -- South Korea (Memorial Day)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)

National Applesauce Cake Day

Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)

National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul

National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US

National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)

Russian Language Day -- UN

Shelburne County Lobster Festival -- Shelburne County, NS, Canada (celebrating the Lobster Capital of Canada; through Sunday)

Show-Me State Games -- Colombia, MO, US (Olympic-style sports festival for all ages and skill levels, to encourage people to develop their physical and competitive abilites to the height of their potential through participation in fitness activities; through Sunday, and again July 19-21 and 26-28)

St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany; against birth complications)

Superman Celebration -- Metropolis, IL, US (only in Metropolis, right? through Sunday)

Teachers' Day -- Bolivia

Winnipeg International Children's Festival -- The Forks, Winnipeg, MB, CA (a premier family festival with incomparable entertainment and activities; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Staci Keanan, 1975
Max Casella, 1967
Paul Giamatti, 1967
Ena, 1966
Amanda Pays, 1959
Bjorn Borg, 1956
Kenny G, 1956
Sandra Bernhard, 1955
Harvey Fierstein, 1954
Harvey Fierstein, 1952
Robert Englund, 1947
Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939
Marian Wright Edelman, 1939
Billy Whitelaw, 1932
Thomas Mann, 1875
Robert Falcon Scott, 1868
Alexander Pushkin, 1799
Nathan Hale, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"20/20"(TV), 1978
"Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"(Album release), 1972
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"(Song release), 1965

Today in History:

Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242
The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university  museum, 1683
A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752
Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844
More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912
The Chrysler Corporation  is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925
*The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974
Mongolia  holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993
A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002
Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004
In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed, 2012
A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun, 2012
LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State, 2018
A Frenchman is announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion, 2018


  1. Some people are like that aren't they? Even the most unlikely scenario works for them.

  2. So blessed to have a wife that is so supportive. That is a very pretty fence.

  3. I'm guessing she's used to his good ideas! Nice one.

  4. You wrote a story about my brother... how kind!

  5. Nice😀. Clearly, history is on her side and she doesn't have to worry about projects begun but never completed!

  6. Funny...if it were me it would not come out well.

  7. A glowing vote of confidence! Wonderful six.

  8. Wonderful six. I'd quit after the first lesson, so here's wishin' her luck!

    And Happy D-Day!

  9. Ah, your characters are warm and refreshing!!

  10. Hey at least she's willing to try it. Nice story

  11. Great 6 sentence story and sweet decorative fence photo ~

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

  12. That's a lovely story. With my husband, I think it would end up just being a dream. We just don't have time, most of the time, to take on new skills. Not his fault. We just lead really busy lives.


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