Thursday, March 5, 2020

Determination (Six Sentence Story), Pretty Wood (Good Fences), Time Capsule Attic (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


“What do you think?”

“I think you have to be joking.”

“No, I’m not joking — I mean, I know it needs some work, but...”

“Work, nothing, it needs to be torn down.  The only thing holding it together is the coat of paint!”

“Huh, I’ll manage to bring it up to spec and make it useful again, just you watch!”

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


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 house at the corner has a very nice wooden fence:


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

Granny's attic is a special place,
You never know what you'll find.
There's all kinds of really old, cool stuff,
Lots of things that blow my mind!

We love going up there when we visit,
It's so much fun to explore.
A family time capsule is what it is,
Each generation adds more.

The biggest problem we have is what
Will we do when Gran's no longer there.
We'll have to move this stuff to our homes
And we just don't know where!


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 Big Boss is giving Sweetie a lot of work this week and next.  We can use all the extra work we can get.


Today is:

Act Goofy Day -- started by someone who wanted to see how far the internet could spread goofiness

Arivee de l'Evangile -- French Polynesia (Gospel Day)

Babysitter Safety Day

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday:  Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

Charleston International Antiques Show -- Charleston, SC, US (world class show with museum quality objects in every category; through Sunday)

Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)

Crispus Attucks Day*

Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)

Custom Chief's Day -- Vanuatu

Diasia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus Meilikhios; date approximate)

Finnmarkslopet -- Alta, Finland (the world's northernmost dog sled races, since 1981, with opening ceremonies today and races beginning tomorrow; through the 16th)

National Absinthe Day

National Cheese Doodle Day

Navigium Isis/Ploiaphaesia: The Festival of Navigation -- Ancient Roman Calendar/Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Sailing Festival, honoring Isis as sea goddess and goddess of sailing, on the traditional start of the sailing season)

Scouts' Day -- Taiwan (celebration of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Taiwan)

St. Piran's Day (Patron of miners, tin miners, tinners; Cornwall, England; Piran, Slovenia)
    St. Piran's Day Celebrations -- Cornwall, England; Kansas City, KA, US

Stop the Clocks Day -- another of those with-no-explanation web holidays that sounds like a good idea

Temperance Day -- North America's first Temperance Law was passed in Virginia this day in 1623

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day -- UK (to focus on ensuring the positive wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties)   

Wedding of the March Dryads -- Fairy Calendar

World Book Day -- UK and Ireland (most other countries celebrate this on April 23; more information is here)   

Anniversary Today:

Channel Islands National Park is established, 1980

Birthdays Today:

Jake Lloyd, 1989
Niki Taylor, 1975
Kevin Connolly, 1974
Eva Mendes, 1974
Andy Gibb, 1958
Penn Jillette, 1955
Marsha Warfield, 1954
Michael Warren, 1946
Paul Sand, 1944
Samantha Eggar, 1939
Fred Williamson, 1938
Dean Stockwell, 1936
James Noble, 1922
Rex Harrison, 1908
Zhou Enlai, 1898
Emmett J. Culligan, 1893
Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887
Howard Pyle, 1853
James Merrit Ives, 1824
William Blackstone, 1595
Gerhardus Mercator, 1512

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"What the Butler Saw"(Play)1969
"Leningrad"/Symphony No. 7 in C major(Shostakovich Op. 60), 1942
"Mefistofele"(Opera), 1868

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death, 363
Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama, 1046
English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his sons to explore unknown lands for England, 1496
Smoking tobacco is introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes, 1558
Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" is placed on Catholic Forbidden index, 1616
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana territory from the French, 1766
*Boston Massacre: British troops kill 5 in a crowd, including a young boy and Crispus Attackus, the first black to die for American freedom, in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later, 1770
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays, 1820
Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber, 1836
George Westinghouse Jr patents the triple air brake for trains, 1872
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation, 1904
Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri, 1946
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations, 1970
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters, 1979
America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles, 1979
The Soviet probe Venera 14 arrives at the planet Venus, 1982
The graves of Czar Nicholas II and his family are found near St. Petersburg, 1995
President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, dies in office in the nation's capital, Caracas, at age 58, 2013
A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang, 2018


  1. I like old things especially those with sentimental values but I have to give away most of the things because of lack of storage place in our house.

  2. Love your poem - and a big hooray for extra hours.

  3. That picture of Grannys attic ... I love it. And I love your poem!. Why don't people have room for memorabilia and time for memories, children adn goofynes any more?

  4. I like old style wooden fences.

    God bless, Mimi.

  5. sometimes all it takes (in addition to a coat of paint) is the vision and determination
    Good Six!

  6. The wooden fence looks so nice, but we always think about the maintenance to keep it looking nice. Lots of work.

  7. That fence is such a classic. I love your poem and six sentence story.

  8. That was an interesting story, you left us hanging. The Dad said, yes, that pretty much looked like Granny's attic. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. I like his visioin and his ability to see what can be rather than just what is.
    Also Samantha Eggar, yeow! Bodn Girl Birthday!

  10. You are so talented! Great six sentence story and a poem too! Cheers!

  11. we knead ta noe what kneadz werk !!!

    total lee awesum poem two day..984 pawz up; heerz hopin granz kidz have attics :) ☺☺♥♥

    N best fishez two all de pupz at Crufts two day !! :) ♥♥

  12. Like your poem, "family time capsule" nails it. Work is good, of course, but I hope it won't become too much.
    Have a great Thursday!

  13. A fresh coat of paint does wonders.

  14. Love the poem a lot. It's so true too.

    Yay on the extra work for Mr. Sweetie this week and next. That rocks.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

  15. I love the determination! That would be me, lol but I suppose, depends on true condition and the willingness to accept that sometimes, you just can't save it :)

    I would love to explore an attic like that! Well done bit of poetry once again!

    Here's to extra work when you want/need it!

  16. great fence love from Poland

  17. Absinthe and cheez doodles, huh?
    What the heck - we only live once!

  18. Sounds like something I'd build.

  19. Your story stimulates my imagination.

  20. The image of the fence house and tree are lovely

  21. I like that determination! Sounds like my stubborn, determined (take your pick) ways. :D Love your poem!

  22. Ha! Well done. Sometimes there's just not enough paint to cover the wrongs of a structure.

  23. You do the best 6 sentence stories ^_^

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

  24. Granny’s attic takes me down memory lane. I know I miss her with so much pain. All the old stuff that she had, those memories can make me mad. The closeness and tender affection, I can now feel in this attic of the older generation. Fun to be here, fun to be exploring, that place that brings back fond memories.

  25. The wooden fence looks neat. It gives a great look to the house. Thanks for the informative post on the various historical dates. My friend used to write six lines of poems at the Music institute in Coimbatore.


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