Thursday, January 16, 2020

Scratch (Six Sentence Story), Roadside Sales (Good Fences), Ready For My Close-up (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"What's wrong?  You are over there squirming like a worm on a hook!"

"It's the usual."

"Well, come over here and let me take care of it."

"Oh, yes, that's it, perfect!  That's one of the overlooked benefits of being married, having someone there who can help you scratch the itch on your back that you just can't reach."

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


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 place i drive by frequently has a very nice, white iron fence, and driving past the other day i noticed they have become entrepreneurial there:

Grapefruit, oranges and lemons for sale, and you know they are fresh!


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

Who is that?
What do I see?
Could that baby
Really be me?

This barber's great,
He's a whiz,
He made me look
Ready for show biz!


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

After our adventure on Tuesday with the fire in the neighbor's back yard due to the unfortunate mix of electric wires and a tree branch, i am thankful for our generator, that came on when it was supposed to, and for electricity, even though you have to be so very careful with it.


Today is:

Appreciate a Dragon Day -- share stories of your favorite dragons from literature; begun by author Danita K. Paul

Concordia --  Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring the goddess of harmonious relations)

Creativation -- Phoenix, AZ, US (largest Craft and Hobby Association show of the year; through Monday)

Day of Offerings to the Shemsu of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo -- Espace de Fontvielle, Monte Carlo (the best circus acts and performers from five continents; through the 26th)

Inflatable Tire Day -- birth anniversary of Andre Michelin

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Laurent Kabila -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (Heroes' Day)

National Day of Peace -- El Salvador (anniversary of 1992 peace treaty)

National Fig Newton Day

National Good Teen Day -- which really is most of them, isn't it

National Nothing Day -- created by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin in 1973 “to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything.”

National Work At Home With Your Spouse Day -- internet generated; try if you dare, i won't, as much as i love him, i'd have to kill him.

National Religious Freedom Day -- US (anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom)

Nosso Senhor de Bonfim Festival -- Salvador, Brazil (Our Lord of the Happy Ending Festival, at the church by that name, the celebrations begin with washing the steps of the church today and celebrations run through this Sunday and to the next)

Religious Freedom Day -- US (in 1786, the Virginia legislature adopted a statute guaranteeing religious freedom to citizens of that state, and protecting them from discrimination for their religious choices)

Santos Tour Down Under -- Adelaide, Australia (professional cycling's first event of the UCI World Tour for this year; through the 26th)

St. Anthony's Eve -- Abruzzo, Italy (Fires of Saint Anthony -- Anthony the Great)

St. Honratus of Arles' Day (Patron for rain; against drought, misfortune)

Teacher's Day -- Thailand

There's No Business Like Show Business Day -- Ethel Merman's Birth Anniversary!

Birthday's Today:

Kate Moss, 1974
Sade, 1959
Debbie Allen, 1950
John Carpenter, 1948
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, 1947
Ronnie Milsap, 1944
A.J. Foyt, 1935
Dian Fossey, 1932
Dizzy Dean, 1911
Ethel Merman, 1908
Frank Zamboni, 1901
Harry Carey, Sr., 1878
Robert W. Service, 1874 (Poet, The Cremation of Sam McGee)
Andre Michelin, 1853

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hello, Dolly"(Musical), 1964
"A Pastoral Symphony"(Ralph Vaughan Williams' third symphony), 1922

Today in History:

The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Casesar Octavian by the Roman Senate, BC27
The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison, 550
A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt, 1362
The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy, 1412
The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella, 1492
Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia, 1547
English parliament passes laws against Catholicism, 1581
The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, 1605
The Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks, 1776
The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson, 1786
The refrigerator car is patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit, 1868
The Pendleton Act creates the basis of US Civil Service system, 1883
The British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole, 1909
The British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland, 1913
Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia, 1914
The US ratifies the constitutional amendment on Prohibition, to take effect one year later, 1919
The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, 1920
The first photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Florida, 1936
Benny Goodman plays the first jazz performance at Carnegie Hall, 1938
Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard, 1942
Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk, 1969
Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects, 1970
The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt, 1979
First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force., 1986
El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war , 1992
The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban, 2002
The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107, but disintegrates 16 days later on reentry, 2003
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president, becoming Africa's first female elected head of state, 2006
New U.S. rules loosening trade restrictions with Cuba go into effect, 2015
The first ever flower grown in space, a zinnia, is announced; it was grown aboard the International Space Station using the NASA Veggie system, 2016


  1. Your six sentence stories always delight me - as did your poem this week.

  2. another lovely fence thank you

  3. Once again I feel like I am peering through your kitchen window. Nice six, and excellent informational post.

  4. Funny poem, funny story -- Oh, I just noticed Appreciate a dragon day ... see you

  5. Well, hope their fresh produce sells. Different take on a kids lemonade stand!

  6. I hate it that you are so organized and have all your posts in order with the days of the week.
    And the blow (to me) is that I've almost memorized your schedule too. lol

  7. I love that you have a generator, we need one, but never remember to buy one until the next issue. Luv that poem!

  8. damn! how do you do that!
    Little sixes with some how familiar characters that always bring a smile at the ending.

  9. That's a great story and it's always good when that itch gets scratched. That was a fun poem and such a cute little customer. I'm glad your generator worked, those things are terrific. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Indeed, it is wonderful to have someone who loves you to scratch that itch. And Dr. Laura, Dizzy Dean and the Zamboni guy all born on the same day! There's a blog in that!!! Great job with the cue.

  11. I loved the poem but oh my, what kind of haircut did that little kid get. It looks like an adult would have. LOL
    Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Yes it's good to have someone scratch where you can't.

    Love the poem. I so remember my sons first haircut. What a precious memory.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  13. Sometimes that scratch is really expensive.

  14. Yes, being married has its perks, doesn't it :-)
    I am glad your generator works reliably and does what it is supposed to do!
    Have a great Thankful Thursday!

  15. People need people. Oh, if the arms had just been a little longer or a little more flexible, but what is the fun in that. Much more fun with another person there to scratch that itch.

  16. so nice post :) I follow you on gfc # 128 , follow back?

  17. Great story and poem. My hubby always needs a back scratch.

  18. Ha! Yes, a true perk and a fun response to the prompt..

  19. Totally agree that is a much over looked and underrated perk! Poem is cute and picture cuter. Glad your generator provided you electricity when none was to be had.

  20. I know it was the done thing way back then, but I personally don't like seeing babies with grown man haircuts. Not back then and not now.

  21. I love the baby poem! It brought a smile to my face (it'd be nigh impossible to bring it to anywhere else, I guess)! :)

  22. Aah yes! Those itch scratchings are the best!

  23. Sweet 6 sentence story and awesome fence photo ^_^

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

  24. A lovely read and enjoyed the photos :)

  25. That one perk of marriage that my husband keeps telling me !


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