Thursday, July 18, 2019

Safe (Six Sentence Story), Iron (Good Fences), Mess! (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Sunshine (Brian's Thankful Thursday)

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"There's no escape!" he said, grinning at her.

She shrieked and dodged, and he leaned over toward her.  With one arm he scooped her up, laughing as her shrieks turned to howls.

Tossing her in the air "like a little sack o' taters" as he always said, he caught her and then turned her upside down, tickling her tummy.

Flipping her upright, they were both breathless for a moment.

As soon as he set her down, however, she was ready to dodge again, challenging him, "Do it again, Daddy!"

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


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.      

A nice iron fence:


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

I’m really having a time
With eating big kid food
Sometimes I get it right,
If I am in the mood,
But sometimes i just have to
Let food land where e’er it goes,
If you think this is a mess just don’t
Look between my toes!

(When Bigger Girl was about this age, she really did look this messy once, and how she got the broccoli that was also a part of the meal between her toes i will never understand!)


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 for sunshine, whenever it appears!


Today is:

Anti-Bigot Day -- doesn't seem to be sponsored by any particular group, which is good, it needs to be sponsored by all of us

Comic-Con International -- San Diego, CA, US (through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Uruguay

Folkmoot USA -- Waynesville, NC, US (festival of international folk dance; through the 28th)

Get To Know Your Customers Day -- third Thursday of each quarter

Lumberjack World Championships -- Hayward, WI, US (the world's greatest lumberjacks face off in the "Olympics of the Forest"; through Saturday)

Lunch of the Forward Goblins -- Fairy Calendar (not surprisingly, attended by Fairies only)

Mandela Day -- UN

National Caviar Day -- no one knows how it started, but even The Russian Tea Room in New York has celebrated it for years and caviar importers know all about it; pair it with ice cold vodka or a Burgundian pinot or unoaked chardonnay, but never with champagne!

Stirling Settler Days -- Stirling, Alberta, Canada (parade, pancake breakfast, firefighter games, a movie in the park, dancing, rodeo, and more; through Saturday)

St. Theneva's Day (Patron of Glasgow, Scotland)

Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Vitula, goddess of exultation, joy, and life, is given the first fruits of the earth)

Wienermobile Day -- celebrating the creation, in 1936, of the now iconic vehicle by Oscar Mayer's nephew Carl

World Listening Day -- World Listening Project (this year's theme is "Listening With")    

Anniversary Today:

Timothy Verner Taylor marries The Lady Helen Windsor, 1992
Bobby Brown marries Whitney Houston, 1992

Birthdays Today

Chace Crawford, 1985
Priyanka Chopra, 1982
Kristin Bell, 1980
Vin Diesel, 1967
Elizabeth McGovern, 1961
Ricky Skaggs, 1954
Richard Branson, 1950
Steve Forbes, 1947
James Brolin, 1941
Martha Reeves, 1941
Joe Torre, 1940
Dion DiMucci, 1939
Paul Verhoeven, 1938
Hunter S. Thompson, 1937
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932
Dick Button, 1929
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1929
John Glenn, 1921
Nelson Mandela, 1918
Harriet Nelson, 1914
Richard "Red" Skelton, 1913
Hume Cronyn, 1911
Clifford Odets, 1906
Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, 1906
George "Machine Gun" Kelly, 1895
Charles E. "Chick" Evans, Jr., 1890
Vidkun Quisling, 1887
Margaret "Unsinkable Molly" Brown, 1867
William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811
Gilbert White, 1720
Robert Hooke, 1635

Today in History

A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome, BC390
The Great Fire of Rome begins in the merchant area of the city, 64
King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities, 1290
Matthew Flinders leaves England to circumnavigate and map Australia; it was he who gave the continent its name, 1801
The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility, 1870
Britain introduced voting by secret ballot, 1872
Marie and Pierre Curie announce the discovery of a new element and propose to call it polonium, 1898
Adoph Hitler publishes Mein Kampf, 1925
The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California, 1968
Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics  at the 1976 Summer Olympics, 1976
Beverly Lynn Burns becomes first female Boeing 747 airline captain, 1984
On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupts; over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee, 1995
Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec's costliest natural disasters ever, 1996
Phoenix, AZ, US, is hit by a dust storm of the kind known as a "haboob", 2011
King Jong-un, son of King Jong-il, is announced the official Supreme Leader of North Korea, 2012
The 'immediate and severe' fiscal emergency declared by the U.S. city San Bernardino, California, allows it to declare bankruptcy without negotiating with creditors, 2012
Investigators on the case of the October 2012 Kunsthal gallery theft of paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Monet, discover paint, canvas and nails in the oven of a woman whose son has been charged with the crime, 2013
Detroit, Michigan files the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, 2013
PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ, 2015
Google is fined a record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in the mobile phone market, 2018


  1. Love your story, your poem and that photo.

  2. My mom says she knows that sack of taters thing really well. Good 6 line story!

  3. I miss those days! My baby turns 34 today! Ouch. Also, John Glenn, now that's a hero.

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

  5. I miss my dad. We had so much time good time together. I also miss the days when my boys were small and how they want to feed themselves. Lol!

  6. Wonderful story and poem - have a great day!

  7. Kids can wear out the dads with that game. I so remember.

    Kids can get food in places that amaze us adults. Never a dull moment with food. Love that poem.

    I hope your day is filled with sunshine.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  8. Sunshine is always a thing to mbe thankful for. Oh, how I remember those toddler days, still miss them.

  9. Adorable Six. Memories forever etched for parent and child, priceless treasures.
    Picture/Poem was just as adorable :D How do they do that, lol.

  10. A delightful tale of the simple joys of childhood and a relationship where love and laughter wove sweet memories. <3

  11. Daddy! So sweet.

    Comic Con is a huge event in S. Diego! Huge!

  12. Delightful story and so true ~ can hear the 'giggle.' ~ And love wrought iron fence photo too ~ Great post!

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

  13. ... adds Folkmoot to bucket list...


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