Thursday, April 9, 2020

How Did This Happen, a Question for the A to Z Challenge Four Hop Thursday

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It really was a case of mistaken identity, caused by something i did not realize when i signed us up for UPS My Choice to send us an email when a package will be delivered.

We got such a message, but didn't order anything, and when i looked up the company sending the item through UPS i was surprised indeed to find that they make adult items i would never order (although you may if you choose, i won't tell).

Um, Sweetie, it has your name on it, i told him, and he looked quite confused.

A call to the company revealed that it was #2 Son, who shares a first name but not a middle name with his dad, who had placed the order.

Apparently, UPS My Choice sends you the email about delivery based on the address to which it will be delivered, not based on the name in which it will come, making for a bit of comic confusion over here the day before yesterday.

Oh, well, if they are old enough to be married, they're old enough to order that long as it's not the one married to me!

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


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.    

It's not as easy to see in this picture, and of course i couldn't go ask strangers to please close the gate, but these people have used palm branched to make a cross on their front fence.  Even if they can't be in church for Easter, they are going to make their statement:


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

I don't really tell the future,
It's all a game of pretend,
But if you give me money,
I'll predict a happy end!


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 i have been able to work most days as usual since the start of the stay at home orders.  It has taken a big of creative juggling, and a couple of clients have deferred me until after it's all over, but mostly we are keeping up, and that's a huge blessing.


Today is:

Appomattox Day -- US (marking the end of the US Civil War on this day in 1865)

Astronauts' Day -- web generated by someone who wants all these brave people honored

Baghdad Liberation Day -- Kurdistan, Iraq

Bataan Day/Day of Valor -- Philippines (Araw ng Kagitingan)

Dita e Kushtetutes -- Kosovo (Constitution Day)

Dry Milk Day -- the first patent for powdered milk was issued this day in 1792 to Samuel Percy

Feast of Jalal (Glory) -- Baha'i

Independence Restoration Day -- Georgia (formerly Day of National Unity)

Martyr's Day -- Tunisia

Maundy Thursday -- Christian (a/k/a Holy, Green, Chare, Sheer, or Shere Thursday; commemoration of the Last Supper)

Name Yourself Day -- an internet holiday allowing you to change your name for a day, if you want to.

National Alcohol Screening Day® 2020 -- US (if you or a loved one need help, find a way to get screened here)   

National Cherish An Antique Day -- hooray for old fashioned quality!

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day -- US

Observation of the Nazi Occupation -- Denmark (anniversary of the Nazi invasion)

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (began yesterday evening, through the evening of April 27)

Public Library Day -- US (anniversary of the opening of the first "publicly funded" library -- i.e. a tax based, free library -- in the US, in 1833 in Petersborough, New Hampshire)

Remembrance for Haakon Sigurdsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Haakon the Great, one of the Jarls of Hladhir)

St. Casilda's Day (Patron against sterility)

St. Mary of Cleophas' Day (one of the Marys in the Bible who was present at the Crucifixion)

Verruca Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration again)

Vimy Ridge Day -- Canada

Winston Churchill Day -- commemmorates his becoming an honorary US citizen

World Konkani Day -- Goa (Official language of the Indian state of Goa; on the death anniversary of the pioneer of modern Konkani literature, Vaman Raghunath Varde Valaulikar)

Anniversaries Today:

Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966
Wayne Newton marries Kathleen McCrone, 1994
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005

Birthdays Today:

Elle Fanning, 1998
Kristen Stewart, 1990
Jesse McCartney, 1987
Leighton Meester, 1986
Taylor Kitsch, 1981
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979
Rachel Stevens, 1978
Gerard Way, 1977
Austin Peck, 1971
Jacques Villeneueve, 1971
Cynthia Nixon, 1966
Paulina Prizkova, 1965
Dennis Quaid, 1954
Michael Learned, 1939
Avery Schreiber, 1935
Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
Paul Krassner, 1932
Tom Lehrer, 1928
Hugh Hefner, 1926
John Presper Eckert, Jr., 1919
Ward Bond, 1903
Paul Robeson, 1898
Efrem Zimbalist, 1889
Frank King, 1883
Eadweard Muybridge, 1830
Charles Baudelaire, 1821
Tamerlane, 1336

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ticket to Ride"(Beatles' single), 1965
"Diamond Lil"(Play), 1928
"Shadow of a Gunman"(Play), 1923
The World, the Flesh and the Devil(Film), 1914

Today in History:

The Mongol hordes defeat the Poles and Germans in the Battle of Liegnitz, 1241
Robert Cavalier de la Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River and claims all the land drained by the river and its tributaries for France, 1682
The African Methodist Episcopal church in the US is formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1816
The oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made, 1860
Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the US Civil War, 1865
Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska, 1967
The Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada, 1869
Jumbo the Elephant arrives in the US, 1882
The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for NYC, 1912
The first full color film, "World, The Flesh, and The Devil", premiers in London, 1914
Mae West makes her NYC debut in "Diamond Lil," 1928
The first Japanese built aircraft to fly to Europe, the Kamikaze, arrives at Croydon Airport in London, 1937
The Suez Canal is officially opened for shipping, 1957
NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven", 1959
In the first game in the Astrodome, Houston beats the Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game, and Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor home run, 1967
The first British built Concorde makes its first flight, 1969
Georgia declares its indepedence from Russia, 1991
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Westminster Abbey, 2002
Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion, 2012
US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office, 2018


  1. Glad the parcel mix up was sorted. Gladder that you are still in work. And agreeing with your poem.

  2. Glad the confusion and mix up has been cleared. Good that you can continue with your work. Stay safe.

  3. Wonderful palm cross fence. Oops to the parcel confusion, nice poem ... yes she sure looks phony, and thanks for your lists.

  4. The fence gate decoration reminds us of a Christmas decoration, just substituting palm for pine.

  5. Thank you for the photo of the gate with the Easter statement. Now is the time for Christians to show hope to the world.

    God bless.

  6. surely an appropriate-to-the-times cautionary tale! (that along with phones that dial themselves and hide in your pocket)... an argument for staying alert and aware.
    fun Six

  7. Love the story and as for the poem, I'm sure that how many a fortuneteller works!

  8. Loce, love , love the little poem. Also, Dixie bowed it's head on this day in 1865. And Mrs. Walton is 81!!!

  9. I'm guessing your son is mighty embarrassed. Lovely fence, and I love the poem! Stay safe and healthy.

  10. That's quite the story, sounds like something Paul Harvey would have read. Cute poem and we're thankful you're still are getting to work. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Really good six :) My eldest son shares the name first name as my husband and still uses our address. Sometimes I open his mail thinking it's for my husband.

  12. Funny 6 Sentence story ~ neat fence photo ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Fun 6 sentence story! Have a lovely day and I'll see you tomorrow!

  14. Love your poem! Absolutely love it!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy)

  15. lovely spring fence stay healthy

  16. I'm glad you're still working. That's so important. I know you're taking all the precautions you need to. You're smart that way.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

  17. Keep meaning to ask you, are you on Facebook?

  18. I love your scheduled consistency.

  19. That was a funny story about the package :) Great poem too.

  20. No I am not into fortune telling as I believe only God knows the true future. Lovely that those people added a cross to their fence. Yes I can see it. Have a great weekend and stay safe

  21. What a surprise package! Just in time to fit right in for the SSS cue. I suspect son was expecting parents to find out about his purchase.

  22. Oh my. You really don't need fiction, do you. You have some great stories!

  23. Her hee on your poem. Ha ha on mystery solved😁