Thursday, April 30, 2020

Zillions and More for the A to Z Challenge, a Four Hop Thursday Post

To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.     


She’s an angel, and there, i used the cue word of the day!

“No, you did not!”

What do you mean, there it is, the word “angel” in that sentence up there.

“The word is ‘angle’, not angel; you nut, you’re reading it wrong!”

Oh, well then, from any angle, she’s an angel!

Happy Birthday, Little Girl, i love you zillions and more!

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


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.

Two fences, a wood and an iron:


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

Winning the prize is great,
Still I have to say
That if I could get out of this weird costume
It would make my day!


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 zillions for Little Girl, it really is her birthday!

Second, i am thankful for another successful run of the A to Z.  Hope everyone has a fabulous May coming up!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Georgia

Birthday of the King / Konungens födelsedag -- Sweden (HM King Carl XVI Gustav; an official flag day)

Bugs Bunny Day -- while some consider his debut to have been in "A Wild Hare," released in July two years later, others say that Bugs was the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt," released this date in 1938
Camarón Day -- French Foreign Legion

Consumer Protection Day -- Thailand

Díá De Los Niños/Díá De Los Libros -- American Library Association (Children Day/Book Day; a celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds) 

Dia de Rincon -- Rincon, Bonaire

El Dia del Nino -- Mexico (Children's Day)

Fairy Queen's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Faeriae Latinae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Feast of the Latin League, a festival to honor Jupiter)

International Jazz Day -- UNESCO 

Liberation/Reunification Day -- Vietnam

Make-a-Book Day -- the Thursday of Family Reading Week 

May Eve -- eve of the first day of summer in many traditions, including
    Beltane/Samhain Eve -- Pagan traditions
    Carodejnice -- Czech Republic; Slovakia
    Maitag Vorabend -- Switzerland 
    Mange les Morts -- Haiti (festival of the dead)
    Salus -- Portugal; Spain (festival of the dead)
    Valborgsmässoafton -- Sweden
    Walpurgis Night -- Ancient Celtic/Nordic Calendars

Mr. Potato Head Day -- the classic toy went on sale this day in 1952, and you used your own potato

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day -- US (can't find a sponsoring organization, but it's not a bad idea)  

National Honesty Day -- including Honest Abe Awards (Abies) and dishonorable mentions for those who have been particularly publicly egregious; celebrated today because we began the month with April Fooling and lies, so today is to celebrate the opposite*

National Military Brats Day -- US (Military Brats, Inc., wants the US Congress to set aside a day to recognize the sacrifices of the children of military service men and women)  

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Raisin Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day -- carry your favorite with you to share with friends and family to celebrate National Poetry Month     

Carnival Day -- Sint Maarten

St. Adjutor of Vernon's Day (Patron of drowning victims, sailors, swimmers, yatchsmen; Vernon, France; against drowning)

St. James the Great's Day -- Orthodox Christian

Teacher's Day -- Paraguay

*to nominate someone for an Abie or a dishonorable mention, contact M. Hirsh Goldberg, founder and author of The Book of Lies) 

Anniversaries Today:

Pele marries Assiria Seixas Lemos, 1994
The Organization of American States is founded, 1948
Louisiana becomes the 18th US state, 1812

Birthdays Today:

Dianna Agron, 1986
Kirsten Dunst, 1982
Johnny Galecki, 1975
Jeff Timmons, 1973
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, 1971
Adrian Pasdar, 1965
Michael Waltrip, 1963
Isiah Thomas, 1961
Stuart Mathis, 1960
Stephen Harper, 1959
Jane Campion, 1954
Perry King, 1948
Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden, 1946
Michael J. Smith, 1945
Jill Clayburgh, 1944
Burt Young, 1940
Gary Collins, 1938
Willie Nelson, 1933
Cloris Leachman, 1926
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1909
Eve Arden, 1908
Ellis Wilson, 1899
Louise Dilworth Beatty Homer, 1871

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Barnum"(Musical), 1980
"The Dresser"(Play), 1980
"Inside U.S.A."(Musical revue), 1948
"Arthur Godfrey Time"(Radio), 1945
"Pelleas et Melisande"(Opera), 1902
"Dmitri Donskoi"(Opera), 1852
"Love for Love"(Play), 1695

Today in History:

Supernova  SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation  Lupus, 1006
Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503, 1483
Columbus is given a royal commission to equip his fleet, 1492
On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States, 1789
The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Nicaragua  declares independence from the Central American Federation, 1838
Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to 
make up time on the Cannonball Express, 1900
Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city, 1907
Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty, 1920
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, 1927
The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny, 1938
In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established, 1948
The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom, 1963
Communist forces gain control of Saigon and the Vietnam War formally ends, 1975
Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1980
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free, 1993
Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 1999
Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters, 2008
Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2009
Hailed as the largest World's Fair in history, Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, China, 2010
Born without a trachea, a 2-year-old Korean-Canadian child is the youngest patient in history to receive a bioengineered organ made from stem cells; she received the transplanted organ at the Children's Hospital of Illinois, 2013
Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix, 2013
The MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed, 2015
A new species of water beetle from the Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin is named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 2018
The world's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor in Western Australia, dies at the age of 43 after being stung by a wasp, 2018 
Japan’s Emperor Akihito declares his abdication, effective the next day, 2019


  1. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z, something I have never attempted.
    Love your six word sentence too, and a very Happy Birthday to your precious girl.

  2. Congratulation on birthday and completion of A-Z. I wish you a good day and cake.

  3. Hey ... more fences. I like the second one.

    That photo of the girls in swimming costumes is scandalous. I could see their knees. I hope this does not start a trend in more revealing costumes!

    God bless.

  4. Angle and angel is funny. Sometimes the brain just sees what it wants to which can cause trouble, but is interesting.

  5. lol

    (nicely done... (forward Birthday wishes, if you would)

  6. Loved your's interesting how things have changed!! Next week's will be fun too.

    Hugs, Pam

  7. That was a cute story and poem. Such a special day though, Happy Birthday to Little Girl from all of us. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. love the bathing beauties, love the blog, love the fence, love Michale W. Smith! All in all a good one all around!

  9. Angle, Angel ... Potato, Potaawto, let's call the whole thing off! Love that poem, what silly bathing suits they had back then!

  10. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Little Girl,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Way to go on getting through the A2Z Challenge. You rock.

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

  11. Great poem and story. Happy Birthday to your little girl!

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  13. Amusing little story and a terrific poem and picture! Most importantly though, HAPPY BIRTHDAY little one!

  14. Cute angel story ~ love it ~ and sweet fence photos ^_^

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

  15. Smile to giggle to smile, you clever wordsmith :)
    Do extend my Happy Birthday wishes.

  16. I've been photographing a few nice fences around here, but can't be bothered processing the photos. Maybe one day.
    Happy Birthday to little girl.

  17. Happy birthday to your girl. Easy to mix up angle and angel. Lovely fences. Happy 1st of May.

  18. wow another great white fence.

  19. Mimi,

    Congrats on finishing the A2Z challenge! We all faced the blog fest together safely from the comfort of our homes while the world around us consumed with fear and weirdness. If we're blessed maybe this virus will lay low so we can enjoy our summer. *cross fingers, say a little prayer* Regardless of what we do, we need to always stay mindful of anyone sneezing/coughing even if they aren't sick we need to stay away from these people. That as well as not washing hands frequently is what got us partly in this mess to begin with. Thanks for joining me in April for my pinup girl art sketch series, my friend. You rock!

    Cathy's Pinup Girl Art Sketch Series 'Z'

  20. What a cute angle you have taken for the birthday wish!

  21. Kudos to you for finishing the A-Z challenge. Those take a lot of commitment! And, Happy Birthday to Little Girl! I love the caption to the photo. It really made me smile. xoxox

  22. So much information every day. Good collection and dissemination. Chrysler's bankruptcy. It is now part of Fiat. Which is further merging with Renault. I came to know in writing this A to Z blogs.

    Congratulations for successful A to Z Blogging.

    A to Z 2020 Blogging Series: What is Industrial Engineering? What is its Practice in Top Global Manufacturing Companies?

    What industrial engineers do? They continuously strive to reduce the cost of items that people love to use and thus increase its affordability to more and more people.

  23. Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge!

  24. I enjoyed the angle you took with the prompt. Fun!

  25. lol, good one! WTG on completing the challenge.

  26. A cute story.🎂for your girl!