Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Neighbor's Fun Tree Sign (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 words are:

caps, fishing, storm clouds, willow, racing and ripples...and/or
blasted, scurrying, basket, intense, success and model T

How is it,  he wondered, that every time I plan to go FISHING, the STORM CLOUDS gather and the gentle RIPPLES of of the stream are BLASTED by the wind into white CAPS on the water?

SCURRYING out from under the WILLOW tree which he'd tried to use for shelter and that was now being whipped into a frenzy, he grabbed the gear and his small picnic BASKET and tried RACING to his car between some of the more INTENSE bouts of rain.

SUCCESS! he grinned, as he dived into his antique MODEL T, the one his father and grandfather had both owned.  He was only slightly damp, and his small but for him plentiful lunch remained intact.  The afternoon of relaxing by the water waiting for a nibble might be ruined, but that didn't mean he couldn't sit and enjoy his small feast, then go home for a rainy afternoon nap instead.


Today is:

Animals' Day -- Curacao

Ceremony of Transformation through Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Defeat of Jesse James Days -- Northfield, MN, US (a bank raid reenactment, plus parade, races, rodeo, and more; through Sunday)

Eat An Extra Dessert Day -- internet generated, you have the WWW's permission to indulge today
    note that some sites also list this day, instead of July 7, as World Chocolate Day, so celebrate either one!

Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee -- New Centerville, PA, US (steam engines, threshing the old fashioned ways, and fun; through Sunday)

Immigrant's Day -- Argentina

Ludi Romani -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through the 19th; a festival to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, also called Circensian games)

National Macadamia Nut Day

Newspaper Carrier Day -- US (anniversary of Benjamin Day, publisher of the New York Sun, hiring Barney Flaherty as the first newspaper carrier in 1833)

Peach Days Celebration -- Brigham City, UT, US (delicious peaches and family fun; through Saturday)

Rhishi Panchami -- Nepal (continuation of the women's festival, a holiday for Female Employees Only)

St. Ida of Herzfeld's Day (Patron of brides, widows)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Festival -- Viterbo, Italy (actual feast day of the saint is March 6)

The Masters -- Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB, Canada (The international horse show jumping competitions; through Sunday)

Tug of War World Championships -- Castlebar, Ireland (hosted this year by Ireland's Tug-of-War Association, and fun whether you are an enthusiast or just looking to watch the fun; through the 8th) 

Anniversaries Today:

Ford Motor Company introduces The Edsel, 1957

Birthdays Today:

Beyonce Knowles, 1981
Ione Skye, 1970
Mike Piazza, 1968
Damon Wayans, 1960
Judith Ivey, 1951
Tom Watson, 1949
Jennifer Salt, 1944
Mitzi Gaynor, 1930
Dick York, 1928
Paul Harvey, 1918
Henry Ford II, 1917
Richard Wright, 1908
Nigel Bruce, 1895
Daniel Hudson Burnham, 1846
Anton Bruckner, 1824
François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, 1768

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Captain Midnight"(TV), 1954
"Beetle Bailey"(Comic strip), 1950
"London Calling"(Musical revue), 1923
"Adonis"(Burlesque musical), 1884

Today in History:

Romulus Augustulus, the last Roman emperor in the West, is formally deposed, 476
Edmund Halley, English astronomer, first observes the comet that now bears his name, 1682
The City of Los Angeles is founded in Bahia de las Fumas (Valley of Smokes), 1781
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat, 1807
Barney Flahery, age 10, is hired to be the first newsboy, by the NY Sun, 1833
Although he had demonstrated their use before, the first major lighting with electricity comes online as 400 bulbs are lit in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in lower Manhattan by Thomas Edison, 1882
The last major US-Indian war ends with the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo, 1886
George Eastman patents the first roll-film cameral and registers the trademark name "Kodak", 1888
Beatrix Potter first tells the story of Peter Rabbit, 1893
Comic strip "Beetle Bailey" first appears, 1950
The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel, 1957
Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games, 1972
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University, 1998
A 7.1 earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand, causing widespread damage, 2010
Scientists announce the creation of a 'magic carpet' using optical fibers to help prevent elderly people from falling by detecting when unusual footsteps are taken, 2012
Archaeological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark, 2014
A 400-year old sunken Portuguese spice trade ship is discovered near the port of Cascais, Portugal, 2018


  1. I'm going to miss Delores also. It's possibly still Tuesday where she is, so the words will pop up later. Tomorrow for me.

  2. That sign made me chuckle heheh!

    Have a tanfastical week :-)

  3. Beam me up bossy. lol
    I love that one!

  4. Lotta good stuff happened today!
    I've got a cobbler in the fridge, so I'm going to kill two birds with one stone and eat an extra dessert to celebrate peaches!
    I love a good plan. :-)

  5. That sign is just simply odd! Love to see Jesse James Days in your list. It is a huge event in Northfield just 20 mins from our house.

  6. Cool sign of the aliens coming!

  7. That is a fun sign. :) Have a great day! XO

  8. I like the fun tree sign. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Love that sign. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, my friend. ♥

  10. Mimi,

    Funny sign. lol I'm back to my normal blog routine. Have a wild wonderful Wednesday!

  11. That sign is priceless. Hmmm... Caution! Aliens eviscerating cows here? Yikes!

  12. 984 paws up for national wildlife day ~ ~~~~

    we lovez ewe mr steve irwin ♥♥♥♥♥

  13. National Macadamia Nut Day. I like it.

    God bless.

  14. I think I would run if I saw that sign. Cute story and I'll opt for the rainy afternoon nap every time.

  15. Love your take on the prompts. And will mourn Delores' absence.

  16. Love your story :)
    I was thinking along similar lines but haven't written anything yet. I'll see what else I can come up with.


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