Thursday, June 27, 2019

It's Simple But Not Easy (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"Explain it all again, please."

"It's very simple, you take the south side, search the usual places, while Jim takes the west.  Since the west side is a smaller area, make sure the two of you coordinate so he doesn't recheck places you've checked when he's done and makes his way toward you.  Sal is doing the east, and when she's done she will report to headquarters and we will send her to question a couple of people we suspect.  Meanwhile, I am here to take any calls and send back-up if you find anything."

"It may be simple to you, but it sure won't be easy."

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


Gosia at 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 front yard fence is one i’ve only passed once before, and i may not catch it again, so i got it while i had a chance:



Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.

This week, i am thankful that Carl has today off so he can help me with his room.  It's fine that most of the time i clean everything for him, but some days he needs to help so he can learn to help himself more.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:

Look at me, Daddy,
I'm just like you!
You hold your flippers out, 
And I can, too!

Someday I'll be very big,
Then we two
Will swim side by side,
The whole ocean through!


Today is:

Antiques on the Bay -- St. Ignace, MI, US (annual show for antique and classic cars at least 25 years old or older; through tomorrow)

Canadian Multiculturalism Day -- Cananda

Day of National Unity -- Tajikistan

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art -- Turkmenistan

Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personal household gods); also
    Festival of Jupiter Stator -- Jupiter, Stayer of the Rout, god who helped soldiers especially to stand their ground
    Initium Aestatis -- three day festival for the goddess of summer, which season they saw as beginning on this day

Decide to Be Married Day -- sponsored by Barbara Gaughen-Muller; to focus n the joy of couples deciding to be married

Findle-Fritter's Stoat Wheedling Event -- Fairy Calendar

"Happy Birthday to You" Day -- the tune composed this day in 1859

Helen Keller Festival -- Tuscumbia, AL, US (performances of The Miracle Worker, historic tours, other entertainment, a fair, and more; through Sunday)

Independence Day / National Day -- Djibouti

Industrial Workers of The World Day -- founded this day in 1905

Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith -- Mormon

Mixed Races Day -- Brazil

National Bomb Pop Day -- on the Thursday in June right before US Independence Day, to kick off the celebration with the original red, white, and blue bomb pops

National Handshake Day -- US; sponsored by professional development companies on the last Thursday in June, encouraging everyone to develop a good, professional handshake

National Indian Pudding Day

National Orange Blosssom Day

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day -- US (by Senate resolution)    

Saint Ignace Auto Show -- St. Ignace, MI, US (parade, cruise night, and swap meet; through Sunday)

Seven Sleepers Day (Siebenschläfertag) -- Germany (according to legend, today's weather determines the pattern for the next seven weeks)

St. Ladislaus' Day (Patron of Szekszard, Hungary)

Sunglasses Day -- a reminder to wear those shades, protect your eyes from UV damage!

Telluride Wine Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (meet winemakers, celebrity chefs, experts and authors for an unparalleled educational and epicurian experience; through Sunday)

Watermelon Thump with World Champion Seed Spitting Contest -- Luling, TX, US (fun for all, and lots of juicy watermelon, bring lots of wet wipes, enjoy the music and food and crafts, too; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Gabi Wilson, 1997
Madylin Sweeten, 1991
Ed Westwick, 1987
Drake Bell, 1986
Tobey Maguire, 1975
J.J. Abrams, 1976
Jason Patric, 1966
Isabelle Adjani, 1955
Julia Duffy, 1951
James Daughton, 1950
Norma Kamali, 1945
Shirley-Anne Field, 1938
H. Ross Perot, 1930
Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan, 1927
Helen Keller, 1880
Patrick Lafcadio "Koizumi Yakumo" Hearn, 1850
Charles Stewart Parnell, 1846

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Live and Let Die(Film), 1973
"Dark Shadows"(TV), 1966
"Captain Video and His Video Rangers"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec, 1759
Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail, 1844
George Dixon becomes the first black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion, 1890
The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, 1898
Sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war, 1905
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane, 1923
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War, 1950
The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow, 1954
The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London, 1967
The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état, 1973
U.S president Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R., 1974
France grants independence to Djibouti, 1977
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted, 1989
Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before, is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft, starting the Ten-Day War, 1991
Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work, 2008
The first democratic election in the history of Guinea is held, 2010
Tests show radioactive cesium is present in small quantities in residents of Iitate and Kawamata, Fukushima, towns located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 2011
NASA launches IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun, 2013
The European Union fines Google a record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices, 2017
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at asteroid Ryugu, 2018
The science journal Nature publishes an article describing carbon-based molecules, previously only seen on Earth or in meteorites, that were found by the Cassini spacecraft on Saturn's moon Enceladus, 2018


  1. LOVE that penguin family.
    And no, it didn't sound easy to me either.

  2. Nice picture of the penguins. Nice fence.

  3. Nice fence, but why doesn't it go all the way to the hedges? This - free standing fences - is a thing I've seen in your good fences, but not noticed before now. What is the use of a fence that does not enclose a space?

  4. I love your penguin poem and picture. Seems all little boys want to be like their daddies, no matter what species they are.

  5. And today, my eyes created "Jupiter Stator, Slayer of the Gout"
    Clearly not enough coffee yet...

  6. Mimi,

    How come everyone always start things off with a reassurance "It's quite simple" when it never sounds simple. :D I love your poem with the papa and baby penquins. Now, that's simply adorable!

  7. Your penguin story is so sweet. We love it.

  8. Simple isn't always easy. Great point in a very thought provoking six. Also, it's independence day in Djibouti, a free Djibouti? Won't a free Djibouti get ya locked UP?

  9. That was a great story and a terrific poem too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Love your poem the best. That's perfect.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  11. Nice fence, but it could use a cat on it - MOL!

  12. I loved your story, it makes a very important point... things that may sound simple are often not so easy to execute. Saying it one thing, doing it is another. I hope they find who/whatever they are searching for!

    I loved your poem too, it speaks to the love between child and parent, and their desire to imitate us in all that we do. There's a lesson in that as well!

  13. The poem is terrific. We love that picture. You all have a fabulous day.

  14. ah. that old conundrum of simple versus easy. How often do I get caught by that? (don't ask! lol)

  15. Wonderful post and neat fence photo ~

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

  16. Easy for you to say!, lol. Simple vs easy, totally different animals😁
    Cute picture, cute poem..I love penguins!

  17. Great poem and story- I wonder what they are searching for?

  18. Love the six sentence story. Like so many of yours, it leaves me wondering what it was all about. Like the fence photo and cute poem, too.

  19. Say that again. HaHa
    Great SSS.

  20. Simple does not mean easy, that's for sure!

    Love that cute penguin photo and poem!

    175 years since the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith--I'm thankful for the early church members who lived (and died) in the face of persecution.

  21. Really liked the poem and the six too!

  22. I wonder what they were searching for in the six. The picture of the penguin family is very cute.


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