Wednesday, September 11, 2019

In Remembrance (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


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, Delores is providing the prompts.  This may be the end of an era, as she has had so much trouble with a troll that she is planning to shut down her blog after she provides the prompts this month.  She will be missed.

This week's prompts are:




There are so many ways to say "I'm sorry,"
And I wanted to try a few,
But the season that speaks to your heart,
The time when it is open,
Is past and gone,
So are you,

Into a future where I cannot follow and have no place.


Today is:

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that ends at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Day of Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US (all flags at half staff)

Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 1, Unity (sponsored by We, the World

Emergency Number Day/National 911 Emergency Day -- US

Fiesta Nacional de Cataluna -- Catalonia, Spain (National Day of Catalonia)

Jinnah Day -- Pakistan (Founder's Day)

Libraries Remember Day -- encouraging libraries, which preserve knowledge and heritage, promote tolerance, and represent all that is the antithesis to terrorism, to remain open the entire 24 hours of this day as symbol of freedom, tolerance, and hope

Make Your Bed Day -- make your mom happy!

Morton Pumpkin Festival -- Morton, IL, US (the Pumpkin Capital of the World; through Saturday)

National Championship Air Races -- Reno, NV, US (through Sunday)

National Day of Service and Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US    

National Hot Cross Buns Day

Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors) related observances
    Enkutatash -- Ethiopia
    Keddus Johannes -- Eritrea (a/k/a Geez New Year)

No News is Good News Day

Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show -- Hershey, PA, US (the largest RV and Camper show in the world, with the first two days for industry only; through Sunday)

Pohnpei Liberation Day -- Micronesia

Queen Paola's Birthday -- Belgium (an official flag day)

Sacrifice to Zeus Epoptes -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Sperandea's`Day (Patron of Cingoli, Italy)

St. Vincent of Leon' Day (Patron of Cercemaggiore, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- Argentina

Anniversaries Today:

Diocletian New Year
Remembrance of 9/11/2001

Birthdays Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Moby, 1965
Virginia Madsen, 1963
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Amy Madigan, 1951
Donna Lopiano, 1946
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Martian(Film), 2015
"Little House on the Prairie"(TV), 1974
"The Rookies"(TV), 1972
"The Carol Burnett Show"(TV), 1967
"The Queen's Messenger"(TV, first drama ever broadcast), 1928
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale"(first US performance), 1850

Today in History:

Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first US Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hungary announces that East German refugees there are free to leave for West Germany, 1989
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, 2001
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is attacked by terrorists, 2012
The UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea, 2017


  1. I was living in Oahu when Iniki struck... scary thing.

  2. Awful time never forget that day

    Have a tanfabtastic week :-)

  3. I will never forget that day. I was in my class when the PA came out and the principal told us to pray for all of those who died in New York. I turned my TV in the classroom and saw the two buidings fall. Those two pictures were seared into my mind. Canada helped a great deal of people in those planes that were told to land. We will always be good friends Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. I will never forget that horrific day. Never. I will never forget who did these horrific acts of terror.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. I too won't forget. We were in shock when we saw the news on TV.

  6. Mimi,

    I will never forget what happened this day 18 years ago, the day the world stood still. I can't believe it's been that long, can you? There's no room for hate, a religion that teaches this is evil. My 2nd cousin's daughter was murdered at the Pentagon on 9/11. How tragic! God bless the families of those who lost loved ones that day and may God bless the USA!

  7. While we weren't alive, the Mom and Dad will never forget, never ever.

  8. From as far away as Australia, I cried that whole day after hearing the news.
    I don't have a single clue about what to write with this week's prompts.

  9. I spent the next days watching and listening to the news, even though nothing was new.

  10. That is a heartbreaking use of Delores' prompts. And very beautiful.

  11. Hello there, came over from Gosia's Good Fences and had a very enjoyable time reading. Great post!


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