Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Love the Highway Signs (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


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, and i am very, very angry that this has happened to her.

Todays prompt:




or a selection of words
milk duds

This is a matter of GRAVITY to me.  Not life and death, not THE ONENESS OF THE UNIVERSE important, but important.

Right now, i don't want Delores to have to quit posting.

She's smart, she's fun, i like her and the ATMOSPHERE at my house is gloomy as i try to write this, what may be the last story from words and prompts posted by the one who started it well before i ever heard of it.

There's no romance in the reason she won't be posting any more.  Chased away by someone who is destroying her online life just for funsies makes me angrier than a mess of hornets whose nest just got kicked.

My hope is she will find a way to purge herself of this person's presence, and it's not strong enough to say i hope he eats MILK DUDS until he gets such a bad TOOTHACHE that he has to go on a BLAND diet the rest of his life.  In addition, if someone wants to CRUNCH his computer into a smushed up cube that he will never use again, that would be fine with me.

Delores, i'm going to miss you!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mozambique

Banned Websites Awareness Day -- sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians   

International Ataxia Awareness Day -- highlighting the difficulties of living with the many forms of ataxia 

Join a Cabal of International Bankers Today Day -- internet generated, and only for people without a conscience

Kamarampaka Day -- Rwanda (Republic Day, marks the 1961 abolition of the monarchy)

Math Storytelling Day -- the brainchild of Maria Droujkova 

National Comic Book Day -- internet generated, but go read one, they are fun

National Crabmeat Newberg Day

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims -- US

National Food Service Employees Day -- because everyone wants to eat out once in a while 

National One-Hit Wonder Day -- US, remembering those who had only one hit on the rock charts

National Psychotherapy Day -- US (a day to wear turquoise and encourage education about how psychotherapy can help people)     

National Women's Health and Fitness Day -- US, sponsored by Fitness Day    

National Youth Day -- Nauru

Old Holy Rood Eve -- OS calendar Holy Cross Eve, the last day to pick blackberries (after this, the devil poisons them because when he fell from heaven, he landed in a blackberry bush)

Petit Jean Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet -- Morrilton, AR, US (swap meet and the Museum of Automobiles; through Saturday)

St. Cadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf; against cramps, deafness, glandular disorders, scrofula)

St. Finbarr's Day (Patron of Barra, Scotland; Cork, Ireland)

Toad Tempting Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Ataxia Awareness Day

World Pharmacists Day -- International Pharmaceutical Federation; this year's theme is "Safe and Effective Medicines for All."  

Birthdays Today:

Lee Norris, 1981
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969
Will Smith, 1968
Scottie Pippen, 1965
Tate Donovan, 1963
Aida Turturro, 1962
Heather Locklear, 1961
Michael Madsen, 1959
Jamie Hyneman, 1956
Christopher Reeve, 1952
Mark Hamill, 1951
Cheryl Tiegs, 1947
Michael Douglas, 1944
Robert Walden, 1943
Juliet Prowse, 1936
Glenn Gould, 1932
Barbara Walters, 1931
Shel Silverstein, 1930
Phil Rizzuto, 1918
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906
Walter Wesley "Red" Smith, 1905
William Faulkner, 1897
Jean Phillippe Rameau, 1683 (baptismal date, as actual birth anniversary is unknown)
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 1358 (Japanese Shogun)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(TV), 1987
"Stepping Out"(Play), 1984
"Winterset"(Play), 1935
"Dorothy"(Comic opera), 1886

Today in History:

St. Ferment is beheaded in Amiens, France, after voyaging there to preach the gospel, 303
The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era, 1066
Columbus begins his second voyage, with 17 ships, 1493
Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the Americas, 1513
The first printing press in the Americas begins operations, 1639
Old Style date; two very accurate clocks are set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, the start of Greenwich Mean Time, 1676
Ethan Allan, American Revolutionary War hero, is captured, 1775
Benedict Arnold joins the British, 1780
The first all-black university in the US, Howard University, is created by Congress, 1867
Yosemite National Park is established by Congress, 1890
Charles Follis becomes the first black to play professional American football, 1904
Birth of the remote control -- Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the "Telekino" and guides a boat from the shore in the port of Bilbao, 1906
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible, 1929*
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops, 1957
In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community, 1972
Belize joins the United Nations, 1981
The last of the Magdalene Asylums closes in Ireland, 1996
The Vitim event, a possible bolide (comet nucleus) impact in Siberia, Russia, 2002
China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7, 2008
The Wildlife Authority of Uganda announces that, since 1999, the population of some of the animals in the country's game reserves have doubled in population, 2010
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announces that women will now be able to vote and run in municipal elections, 2011
Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia, 2015
World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating, 2016
For the first time ever, a woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, 2017


  1. My steering wheel doubles up as a drum kit!

  2. People are always trying to outsmart the law, but they don't win much!

  3. That's a great sign! Thanks for the morning laugh :)

  4. That's a great reminder. Love it.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. LOL @ the sign heheh!

    Have a signtastic week :-)

  6. Fun sign ^_^

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

  7. one hit wonders were great weren't they !! ☺☺♥♥

  8. Steering with your knees is also not a good idea.

  9. Zoom, zoom driving in my Camero Zoom, zoom uing my steering wheel

    Cruisin Paul

  10. May the troll spend eternity getting his house toilet-papered.

  11. Funny sign. I remember Beauty & the Beast, but that's the only one.

  12. Love your tribute to Delores - and wish that she could read it and know how much she is missed.


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