Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Rule (Six Sentence Story), Comparison (Good Fences), Last Laugh (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Circle Meetings (Brian's Thankful Thursday)

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"Greg, why do you have two blocks scheduled today?"

"I thought I was allowed to schedule two."

"You are, but I think you are trying too hard, doing too much, too fast."

"Charles, your problem with it is that you don't think I have a real chance to win, and you want me to stand down and let someone else have the time, someone you think has a better shot than me, but you are forgetting my cardinal rule."

"And that is?"

"Never, ever give up."

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


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.    

The other day, i saw two picket fences at two adjoining houses.  One is fairly recently painted, and the other we will generously say has character.


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

Make fun if you will,
It matters not to me,
Because at the end,
I'm the one who'll be
Fit and trim and also
Healthy as a horse
How I look getting there
Doesn't matter, of course!


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 the ladies' circle meetings at church have started up again.  We break over the summer, and i miss it.  We are studying C.S. Lewis' Reflections on the Psalms.


Today is:

Amilcar Cabral's Birthday/National Day -- Guinea Bissau

Defender's Day -- Maryland, US (marking the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, which event inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner", current national anthem of the US)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 2, Interdependence (sponsored by We, the World)  

Feast of San Gennaro -- New York, NY, US (an 11 day street fair centered around Little Italy and its Patron Saint, Gennaro, whose feast day is the 19th; includes a Mass and parading of the Saint's statue on the final Saturday of the celebrations)

Gahambar Paitishahem -- Zoroastrian Calendar (five day feast of bringing in the harvest)

Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony -- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US (each winner has done improbable research, something that makes people laugh, then think)

Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)

International Day for South-South Cooperation -- UN

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Day of Encouragement -- US (no matter where you live, encourage someone today)

National Day of the Working Parent -- US (can't find a sponsor, but it's listed on several sites as the 2nd Thursday of September)

Newport International Boat Show -- Newport, RI, US (through Sunday)

St. Alibe's Day (Patron of wolves; Cashel, Ireland; Emly, Ireland; Munster, Ireland)

St. Guy's Day (Patron of bachelors, epileptics, horned animals, laborers, sacristans, sextons, work horses; for protection of outbuildings, sheds, and stables; Anderlecht, Belgium; against epilepsy, hydrphobia/rabies, infantile convulsions, and rabid dogs)

Video Games Day -- an unofficially declared day for kids to thank their parents for indulging their love of games

Anniversaries Today:

Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier, 1908
Elizabeth Barret and Robert Browning elope, 1846
Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Emily Rossum, 1986
Jennifer Hudson, 1981
Yao Ming, 1980
Benjamin McKenzie, 1978
Amy Yasbeck, 1963
Rachel Ward, 1957
Joe Pantoliano, 1954
Peter Scolari, 1954
Gerry Beckley, 1952
Barry White, 1952
Maria Muldaur, 1943
Linda Gray, 1940
George Jones, 1931
Ian Holm, 1931
Dickie Moore, 1925
Irene Dailey, 1920
Jesse Owens, 1913
Ben Blue, 1901
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. 1892
Maurice Chevalier, 1888
H.L. Mencken, 1880
Charles Dudley Warner, 1829

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Captain EO(3-D Film), 1986
"Taxi"(TV), 1978
"Maude"(TV), 1972
"The Monkees"(TV), 1966
"Bonanza"(TV), 1959
"Lassie"(TV), 1954
"Quadrille"(Play), 1952
"The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major/Symphony of a Thousand"(Mahler symphony), 1910

Today in History:

Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen, 1609
The first submarine is tested in London, 1624
Turkish troops besieging Vienna are overthrown after 2 months by Poland's King Sobieski, 1683
First Black Masons Lodge is formed, 1787
Switzerland becomes a Federal State, 1848
The "Cleopatra Needle" is installed in London, 1878
Charles Leroux, world famous parachutist with 238 successful jumps, perishes in his attempted jump in the Bay of Reval, 1889
The world's first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, is appointed by the LAPD, 1910
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France, 1940
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit, 1958
Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color, 1959
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup, 1974
Indonesia is hit with an 8.1 earthquake, 1979
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica, 1988
Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2005
Iran finally agrees to release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, arrested there in 2009, on bail and permit her to leave the country, 2010
The "Lamb of God" panels of the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the most often stolen artworks in history, are secretly removed for restoration, 2012
NASA's Voyager 1 space probe becomes the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, 2013
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completes his last shift as a pilot in the RAF, and officially retires to perform Royal and community work, 2013


  1. Love your poem - and the fence with character.

  2. People these days are too ready to take offence. They should paint them instead.

    God bless.

  3. So... a chocolate malt from Newport Creamery, on my way to the boat show is what I'm hearing you suggest?

  4. What a difference some fence maintenance can make! Great 6 sentences. You should never give up, and no matter how good or bad you are at what you are doing, you are entitled to the same amount of time as everyone else.

  5. That was a good story and a fun poem. Hooray for friendship and fellowship and thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Mimi,

    The poem is cute and funny - I like it! Great SSS, too. Never, ever give up - words we all should live by! Happy Thursday!!

  7. Great story and I love the poem you wrote. That bike is something else.

  8. Such wise counsel in your SSS!
    Your poem made me smile.
    I love that it is the National Day of Encouragement!

  9. No matter what, never give up! Pretty fence and lovely poem.

  10. Wonder when you sleep ~ LOL ~ You are so busy ~ fun 6 sentence story, neat 'vintage fence' photos and lovely thankful ~ ^_^

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

  11. Never give up is right. Go for it.

    Love the poem and you're right about it too. It's the end result you're going for, not the ride getting there.

    Glad you're back doing your Bible study. Do what you love is key.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥


  12. "Never, ever give up.", that's so true Mimi. Thanks for the statement.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. Surely the most fundamental of good advice.

  14. fantastic fences love from Katowice Poland

  15. Maurice Chevalier, 1888 !!! ???? no way !! ☺☺

    today's poem rox as da tabbies would say !! ☺☺♥♥

  16. I have to admit, that I like the fence with character best. ;)

  17. No better advice than that!
    Excellent poetry once again :D

  18. 2 good white picket fences. I am just about to go to Australia for 6 weeks but have all my post scheduled in (bit of a marathon that was!) Unfortunately I will not be commenting while I am away but as often as I can will look at bloggers posts.

  19. Amen on the six! Like that philosophy.

  20. With that rule he'll do just fine.


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