Thursday, September 19, 2019

You Can't Make Me! (Six Sentence Story), Hard to See (Good Fences), Piratical Dilemma (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Brian's Thankful Thursday


No, I won't.

I refuse!

I don't care if it is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  I will not let you dress me up in that silly costume!  I have my dignity, you know.

Somebody save me!

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Refuse.  (We tried to get Jezzie to wear her pirate costume to try it out early for Halloween, but she was having none of it.)      


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.      

This gate fascinated me.  In spite of the interference of the wires, see if enough detail came through for you to tell why i liked it, as it's rather fancy.


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

You may think I'm scary,
I'm a pirate, as you see.
But I am hiding a secret,
Come stand right next to me.

I have a map to my treasure,
And I'll give you part, I swear,
If you can help me read all of
The words I wrote on there!

My hand 'o write's atrocious
And I haven't got a clue,
So be a pal and help me
And I'll keep my word, it's true!


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 someone pointed out something to me that i did not know.  It could have caused me a big problem, but because i was warned, i think i have resolved it, and i am very glad.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World

Hummer/Bird Celebration -- Rockport and Fulton, TX, US (ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avians are the stars of this show; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through the 29th)

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Teach Ag Day -- US (streamed live from CHS Inc. headquarters)  

Osage River Mountain Man Festival and Black Powder Shoot -- Lake Ozark, MO, US (reenactment of a pre-1840s wilderness rendezvous; through Sunday)

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance
    Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976
Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Soledad 'Brien, 1966
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Kevin Hooks, 1958
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
Jooe Morgan, 1943
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Mike Royko, 1932
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Sir William Glding, 1911
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907
Joseph Pasternak, 1901
Henry Peter Brougham, 1778
Charles Carroll, 1737
Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996
"ER"(TV), 1994
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970
Funny Girl(Film), 1968
"Flipper"(TV), 1964
"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991
The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010


  1. Poor Jezzie. I never liked costume parties either. Not only little bit.

  2. Oh, I like this! Cute and funny SSS.

  3. lol
    seriously, it is only further credit to the canine people that more humans are not bitten while attempting to put costumes on dogs.
    fun Six

  4. It's always nice when people help us dodge bullets.
    (blood transfusions and volcanic eruptions? Euw!)

  5. Aaaaargh! Good post. Good take on "le six."

  6. What a fun post. Our Little Bit did not tolerate dressing up of any kind. So we didn't.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  7. That was a cool poem, a great thankful and a wonderful almost pirate! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. really great poem today !! hummingbirds here are JUST ABOUT ready to leave ~~~~ and no the tabbies aren't sad :) ☺☺♥♥

  9. Delightful all!
    Cute 6 and an awesome poem. You have a natural talent (I know. Should have written everything in Pirate speak, but I don't know how, arr-rr lol

  10. Well, our furbabies would refuse to wear a costume as well, but Jezzie is cute.
    It's a good thing you were warned beforehand.
    Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

  11. different fence because it is not white

  12. Smart doggie ~ our pets don't need any frills ~ they are beautiful just the way they are ~ Neat fence photo ^_^

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

  13. Ha! I hope the dog was able to avoid such indignities.


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