Thursday, November 7, 2019

Calm Down, Mama (Six Sentence Story), Hidden Gem (Good Fences), Forever and Always (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Mr. Jimmy (Brian's Thankful Thursday


"What's going on, a real life version of The Birds?" she asked as she watched her friend try to catch the bird that had flown in when she opened the door.

"It sure seems that way sometimes.  Some birdbrained mama bird build her nest and hatched her chicks in the decorative wreath on our front door!"

"Let me guess, now she flies in the house every time you open the door thinking someone is going to attack her babies."

Shooing the mama back toward the door, she said, "You got it, and she's not easy to steer back out, either.  I just hope these babies grow up and leave the nest soon, I'm getting tired of this game of chase."

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Nest (and yes, this really happened to a client of mine!).      


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.    

A small, rather hidden wood fence caught my eye:


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

You are my sunshine, my sweetheart, my love,
We’ve been through the good times and bad,
So no matter what our future holds,
For you I will always be glad.

You are my girl, the love of my life,
It’s only you I adore,
I’ll hold you tight for all my days
No matter what else is in store.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful that yesterday, Sweetie got to not just see but hold and pet Mr. Jimmy, Ms. RW’s cat.  He always asks me about Mr. Jimmy, but seldom gets to see the cat.  Yesterday Mr. Jimmy was hanging around inside eating when Sweetie came to pick me up, and so got to go in and enjoy some snuggles.


Today is:

Commemoration Day -- Tunisia

Day of Accord and Reconciliation -- Russia (formerly Great October Socialist Revolution Day, with the date determined by the Gregorian Calendar)

Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus (the Subtle Doctor, known for merging the views from many philosophies)
    Dunce Day -- from the word Dunse, a name for the followers of the philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Feast of Stolen Fire -- find it listed on several sites, but none have any background; maybe celebrate that Prometheus stole fire for us?

International Tongue Twister Day -- internet generated

Men Make Dinner Day -- BBQ is not allowed, but you can go to for ideas

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

October Revolution Day -- Belarus; Kyrgyzstan; Transdniestria

Stay Away from Anyone named Honest John Day -- internet generated; no comment

St. Florentius' Day (Patron against gall stones, ruptures)

St. Willibrord's Day (Patron of epileptics; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Utrecht, Netherlands; against convulsions, epilepsy)

Thanksgiving Day -- Liberia

Toronto Ski, Snowboard, and Travel Show -- Toronto, ON, Canada (Canada's largest show of this type; through Sunday)

Wish Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies)

Anniversary Today:

The Old Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest choral society in the US, is founded, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy London, 1972
Keith Lockhart, 1959
Joni Mitchell, 1943
Johnny Rivers, 1942
Barry Newman, 1938
Joan Sutherland, 1926
Al Hirt, 1922
Billy Graham, 1918
Albert Camus, 1913
Dean Jagger, 1903
Leon Trotsky, 1879
Madame Marie Curie, 1867
Captain James Cook, 1728

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America Hurrah"(van Itallie play), 1966
"Face the Nation"(TV), 1954
“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"(Radio),1932
The Republican Elephant, as drawn by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly, 1874
"The Conscious Lovers"(Steele play), 1722
The Oxford Gazette(first edition), 1665 (Now The London Gazette)

Today in History:

The oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, the Ensisheim Meteorite, strikes around noon in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France, 1492
Pierre Gassendi observes the transit of Mercury as predicted by Kepler, 1631
Anne Htchinson is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic, 1637
The first edition of the "London Gazette", the oldest surviving journal, is published, 1665
Lewis and Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean, 1805
The first Thomas Nast cartoon depicting the Republican Party Elephant is published, 1874
Edward Bouchet becomes the first black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale), 1876
Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, 1893
The first air freight shipment is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse (from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio), 1910
Mao Tse Tung proclaims the "Chinese People's Republic", 1931
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City, 1933
Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city, 1967
Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States, 1989
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland, 1990
NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor, 1996
U.S. voters in the state of Massachusetts approve a referendum legalizing the use of medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of the drug, 2012
Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000), 2015
Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency", 2017


  1. Aww a nest above the rest even if it's become a pest. Cute six!

  2. This is ALL a lovely and heartwarming post. Thank you.

  3. I'm willing to bet she was thrilled to see the mother building the nest there, before the reality of the situation set in. Excellent six Mimi.

  4. Touching and heartwarming. And men make dinner day. Get in the car, we're goin' out! HA! Good six.

  5. This week's image and your poem is very powerful Mimi. It says to me a great deal about LOVE for one another and this pertains to Mary Lou, my wife. Thank you Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. That was quite the bird story and a nice smooch poem. How cool that Sweetie got to pet the Mr. Jimmy. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Cool,I did a Thankful Thursday posting as well.

  8. All wonderful but your poem is the best. You and I are so much alike where our husbands are concerned. It's a good thing.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  9. I haven't had a bird build a nest in a wreath, but I have had one build a nest in a hanging basket on my porch. I had to water very carefully! :-)

  10. I love your story. Although I haven't had a bird build a nest out front, we did have one fly in the house once.
    And we have Robins who build a nest under our back deck. It's fun to see the babies perch on our deck chairs as they learn to fly each year (but that, of course, is outside. Much better than indoors).

  11. We had a bird get inside our house years ago. It was quite exciting until we were finally able to return it to the outdoors.
    Great SSS.

  12. What a great poem! I hope we will grow old together as well.

  13. jimmy ewe bee one handsum dood.....N we GOTTA say, we iz TOTAL LEE glad we due knot live in de "burd houz " !!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  14. What a lovely poem! Mr. Jimmy is one handsome dude, have a great day Mr. Jimmy.

  15. Mr. Jimmy is a cutie. Nice poem and story. If a bird flew in my house, I would freak out- that is such bad luck.

  16. Oh, my gosh! That would be quite inconvenient, lol. Think I'd be using the back door for awhile!
    Fun Six.

    Your poem is perfect for the image :)

    Felines can be standoffish at times but it sounds as if Sweetie and Mr. Jimmy got along just fine.

  17. My neighbors used their side door for weeks because there were bird eggs in a wreath on the front door. The story had a sad end though. A snake climbed up and ate the eggs!

  18. A friend of mine found a robin's nest inside a shopping bag which was hanging on a hook in his porch! It was coming and going through an open window!

  19. Gahh. Excellent six, but it reminds me of what I have to go through any time one of my finches escapes. Chase and chase and chase until they tire enough for me to nab and deposit back into the cage. Poor little things are always terrified!
    Now that is a fence!
    I love your poem!

  20. We like that fence as it has a lot of character.

  21. Sweet 6 sentence story and love the kitty and fence photos

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

  22. Enjoyed all your post very much, such an interesting read, thank you :)


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