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Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by River at Drifting Through Life.
River's words for this week are:
3. navy blue
6. crossword puzzles
and a couple of extra photos from when she walked the coastal trail:
"Well," she said, stopping to catch her breath, "the water is still the same ENDLESS expanse as back home, but the cliffs and flora are completely different. I'm not used to climbing!"
Her husband pulled out his water bottle and nodded in agreement, then took a long drink. "It's beautiful in a different way."
"We're used to a different color to the water, more of an AQUA. This is deeper, darker, not a NAVY BLUE but closer to that end of the spectrum."
He just nodded with a far off look in his eye, the same as when she talked about the differences in colors and patterns in interior design. He liked the different shades, but to him "blue" was enough of a descriptor.
She had always loved the water, describing it as GLITTERING like DIAMONDS and dissolving into PEARLS as the waves crashed ashore. A feast for the eyes that made the heart GLOW.
He had always loved the water, the crashing, pounding roar of it, the wind an almost constant companion. He could feel the rhythm of it, and found it exhilarating.
They stopped at a likely looking area, spread out a blanket, and pulled out dinner. While their WALLET could afford the most expensive of luxury meals, they had opted for something very simple this night, a picnic of BREAD and cheese and wine.
As they sat and watched the ever changing and yet ever the same scene before them, both were glad they hadn't dismissed a trip to a seashore out of hand for this vacation.
"This sure beats slaving over the CALCULATOR or figuring out what's going into next year's DIRECTORY at work," he noted.
"It even beats sitting at the house after working doing CROSSWORD PUZZLES," she added.
They sat with their arms around each other and watched the sun set, then headed back to their hotel.
"Same time and place next year?" he asked, as they walked into the lobby.
"It's a deal!" she said, and they both smiled.
Be Kind to Humankind Week: Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday
Birthday of Nephthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Columbia County Fair -- Chatham, NY, US (be a kid again at the 176th annual fair; through US Labor Day)
Crackers Over the Keyboard Day -- internet generated: are we supposed to go crackers over our keyboard, or tempt fate by eating crackers over our keyboard?
Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar
La Tomatina -- Buñol, Valencia, Spain (annual citywide food fight festival in which around 30,000 people take to the streets to pelt each other with tomatoes)
Mariamoba -- Georgia (Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated based on the Julian Calendar followed by many Orthodox Churches)
National Bow Tie Day -- US, as per Bow Tie Aficionado (may i suggest bow tie pasta for dinner?)
National Cheese Sacrifice Day (Now you know why you purchased the cheese for the sacrifice! To let it age properly before the actual sacrifice. Still doesn't answer why we sacrifice it, anyway, or to whom.)
National Cherry Turnover Day
Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-Off -- Sparks, NV, US (with rib cookers from across the country competing, this is a rib eater's delight, and even includes a rib-eating contest and free nightly concerts; through Labor Day)
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests this to pep yourself up as you wait for things to come up on the screen
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day -- taking time out to remember the pets that are gone but not forgotten
Radio Commercials Day -- the first paid radio commercial was broadcast over WEAF of New York on this day in 1921
St. Augustine of Hippo's Day (Patron of brewers, printers, theologians; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Ida, Philippines; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; Superior, Wisconsin; Tucson, Arizona; Valletta, Malta; against sore eyes)
St. Hermes of Rome's Day (Patron of Acquapendente, Italy; Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy)
Subway Day -- this date in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca opened what became the first Subway Sandwich Shop
LeAnn Rimes, 1982
Jack Black, 1969
Jason Priestley, 1969
Shania Twain, 1965
Emma Samms, 1960
Scott Hamilton, 1958
Daniel Stern, 1957
Rick Rossovich, 1957
David Soul, 1946
Lou Piniella, 1943
Paul Martin, 1938
Donald O'Connor, 1925
Ben Gazzara, 1930
Roger Tory Peterson, 1908
Charles Boyer, 1899
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774
Johann von Goethe, 1749
Today in History
The Third Crusade begins with the seige of Acre, 1189
6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague, 1349
St. Augustine, FL, founded, making it the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the US, 1565
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, 1609
William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn, 1789
The first steam locomotive in the US, the "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill, 1830
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published, 1845
The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll, 1867
Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola", 1898
James E. Casey begins the United Parcel Service in Seattle, WA, 1907
WEAF in NYC airs the very first radio commercial, for Queensboro Realty, at a cost of $100 for ten minutes, 1922
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company, 1937
Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first tv show and ad, 1953
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, 1961
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech; Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights, 1963
The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men; these will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS, 1981
Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province, 1990
Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce, 1996
An electric blackout leaves 500,000 + without power and shuts down 60% of London's Underground, 2003
Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Mexico, 2005
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Special Envoy to Syria, says international law states that any action in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons must be decided by the UN Security Council, 2013
Kenya institutes the world's toughest ban on plastic bags with a possible US$38,000 fine or up to four years in jail, 2017