Thursday, April 16, 2020

Now Back To That for the A to Z Challenge, a Four Hop Thursday Post

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Society has come full circle.  Now we are back to a barter system for some things, with the bargain being worth more than mere money.

Sweetie has been doing outdoor work for The Big Boss.  This week, The Boss ran out of ready cash at home, and asked if he could pay in goods.

The Big Boss gave him the credit card to go fill the gas tank, and fed him a good meal, but the best part of the bargain was a full can of Lysol spray.  Score!

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


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.     

Yesterday while waiting in line at the bank drive-up, i noticed a brick and wood fence, and snapped a photo, then realized i was in for a treat.  The daily goose parade was passing!


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

Rocking and snacking is fun,
But this I know is true,
I always have a better time
When I’m sharing it all with you!


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

Today’s thankful is for the goose parade i saw yesterday and got to photograph.  Those geese live at one pond, and they cross the street every day to go to another, then cross back.  Everyone on that busy street knows to stop and let them cross with the young ones, but this is only the second time i’ve gotten to see it, and never when they are crossing the street.


Today is:

Day of Mushroom Encouragement -- Fairy Calendar

Dronningens Fodselsdag -- Denmark (Birthday of Queen Margrethe II)

Emancipation Day -- Washington, D.C., US

Get to Know Your Customers Day (celebrated the 3rd Thursday quarterly)

Holiday of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Jim Thorpe Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1973)

Myanmar New Year -- Myanmar

National CPA's Goof Off Day -- US, the day after tax day because they deserve it!

National D.A.R.E Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation)

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decision Week begins -- US (to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning; "It always seems too early, until it's too late.")  

National Stress Awareness Day -- sponsored by the Health Resource Network (always on the first workday after paying taxes)

Offering to Demeter Khloe -- Ancient Greek Calendar (honoring Demeter as goddess of green shoots; date approximate)

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (ends at sundown tonight)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (Patron of people ridiculed for their piety, poor people, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people; Lourdes, France; against bodily ills, poverty, sickness)

St. Padarn's Day (Celtic peoples traditionally begin weeding crops on this saint's day)

Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day -- US (the day after you pay your taxes, bring the comforts of home to the office; sponsored by PajamaGram)    

World Entrepreneurship Day

World Voice Day -- if you've ever had laryngitis, you know how important it is to protect your voice  

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. marries Jill Goodare, 1994
Founding of the University of Queensland, 1910

Birthdays Today:

Lilliana Mumy, 1994
Lucas Haas, 1976
Selena Quintanilla, 1971
Martin Lawrence, 1965
Jon Cryer, 1965
Ellen Barkin, 1955
Jay O. Sanders, 1953
Kareem Adbud-Jabbar, 1947
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 1940
Dusty Springfield, 1939
Bobby Vinton, 1935
Herbie Mann, 1930
Edie Adams, 1929
Pope Benedict XVI, 1927
Henry Mancini, 1924
Kingsley Amis, 1922
Peter Ustinov, 1921
Barry Nelson, 1920
Merce Cunningham, 1919
Charlie Chaplin, 1889
John Millington Synge, 1871
Wilbur Wright, 1867
Jose De Diego, 1866
Anatole France, 1844
John Franklin, 1786
Hans Sloane, 1660

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Brown Sugar"(Rolling Stones single release), 1971
"Fibber McGee and Molly"(Radio), 1935
"Mazeppa"(Symphonic poem, Liszt' S 100), 1854
"The Contrast"(Comedy), 1787 (First play by an American author, Royall Tyler, to be professionally produced on stage)

Today in History:

Calculated date of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War, BC1178
The Jewish fortress of Masada falls to the Roman Army, ending the Jewish revolt, 73
Martin Luther is called before the Diet of Worms, 1521
Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina, 1582
The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada, 1880
The first passenger rail opens in India, 1853
Ebenezer Bassett, the first African-American diplomat, begins his service in Haiti, 1869 
US Marshal Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle, in Dodge City, 1881
Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to cross the English Channel, 1912
Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British, 1919
Annie Oakley shoots a record 100 clay targets in a row, 1922
Dr. Albert Hofmann first ingests LSD, thus discovering its effects, 1943
Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1947
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation, 1963
The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean, 1992
The Queen Mary II embarks on her first transatlantic voyage, 2004
President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over, 2007
Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015, 2015
Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn", 2018


  1. I've seen a few interesting fences on my daily walks, I'll take the camera next time. Love the daily goose parade :)

  2. Love the goose parade. How lucky that when you saw it you had your camera - and shared it with us.

  3. Oh, lucky you - I only had one of the short cans of Lysol, and it's dwindling.
    For today, I'll just dream of when I can have Eggs Benedict again...

  4. Thankfully Mom is still working and getting paid with the green papers. Barter is better than nothing, though.

  5. Thanks for the treats, a goose parade and a nice poem.

  6. I would enjoy the goose parade. Have a wonderful day.

  7. We often get geese on parade here too, they are sure fun to watch. That was such a sweet panda poem. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Mimi,

    It's funny how valuable every day items are right now. I tried doing some online shopping for some items yesterday but TP and papertowels for the most part remain out of stock but so are a lot of canned items. DH warned weeks ago that it would come to this and while I knew supplies might dwindle I didn't think it would actually get to this point. Boy is that fella smart! Nice poem and thanksgivings. Be well, my dear!

    1. One more thing, when I click on your WP link it always takes me to one post in December never your current post. You may need to edit the URL so it'll just land on your Blogger home page. I've been meaning to mention this to you but keep forgetting. lol Not to worry I always find the right post I'm looking for but still I wanted you to know what's going on.

  9. Uplifting to hear there are those still willing to barter. We are challenged to cull creativity like never before in my lifetime.
    Cute poem!
    So happy for you to see the "parade". I get so nervous when I see them crossing busy roads.

  10. love the six, love the fence, love the poem, love the cats, and LOVE eggs Benedict.

  11. I love the geese! Sweet Panda poem, have a wonderful day.

  12. A daily goose parade- what fun! Have a wonderful day and as always stay happy and well!

  13. Bartering is a good thing. Gas, a good meal and a can of Lysol rocks.

    Awww on the Geese. I would have loved to see that too.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  14. Surely strange days upon us!
    (Though, it's interesting that there places around the world where people can see the mountains in the distance, previously hidden by smog)

  15. As usual your fences are great . //////greetings from Katowice

  16. Nice poem. Glad you scored Lysol- that is hard to find.

  17. Don't the geese know how to fly?

    Geese and ducks are such fun birds.

  18. I'd love to see a goose parade. And you got to capture a good fence at the same time! Love your 6 sentences - as always, love your creativity.

  19. You tied that just right for the goose parade adn bank Stay safe and have a good weekend

  20. Love the six! There is a good pleasure to be had in working for a meal and drinks, as is trading goods and skills.

  21. Truth story ~ fun ~ Wow to the goose parade ~ great photo!

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

  22. Now I could sure use some lysol. Wondering who I could barter with. :)

  23. Wonderful way to get paid! Goose parades are common here and I love them.