Thursday, May 21, 2020

It's a Four Hop Thursday


“We are eternal.”

No, we are not.

“I thought you believed in everlasting life!”

Yes, but you just stated a difference without knowing it.  Only G-d is eternal, uncreated and always in existence with no start or end, we are only everlasting, existing from our moment of creation forever onward, but not backward.


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


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

Most people love my tours,
And I enjoy the work,
Getting to know new people
Is just one happy perk.

And I have enjoyed these people,
They love to tour and roam,
But this has proved to much for them,
It's time to send them home!


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 we have water at our house.  Handyman Mike has not returned as of my writing this, he should be by this morning.  Meanwhile we still have no water to the kitchen sink, but we have water in the house, and for today, even if we have to haul it around, it is enough.


Today is:

American Red Cross Founder's Day -- established by Clara Barton on this date in 1881

Anastenarides Feast -- Greece (feast to St. Constantine and St. Helen)

Ascension Day -- Christian

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Circassian Day of Mourning -- Circassians

Día de la Afrocolombianidad -- Columbia (Afro-Colombian Day; commemorates Columbia's abolition of slavery on this date in 1851)

Dia De Las Glorias Navales -- Chile (Navy Day)

Festival for Vevodus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements, and sometimes regarded as the king of the Di Manes)

Honvédelem Napja -- Hungary (Day of Patriots and Military)

Independence Day -- Montenegro

"I Need A Patch For That" Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which notes that since everything else has a patch, why shouldn't you?

Lilies and Roses Day -- London, England (memorial of the death of Henry VI on this day in 1471; held at the Tower of London with representatives of Eton College and King's College, which he founded.)

National Memo Day -- an internet holiday with no known origin, just take a memo

National Strawberries and Cream Day

National Waitstaff Day 

Passion Play Day -- the first Oberammergau, Germany, Passion Play was staged this date in 1634

Shab-e-Qadar -- Bangladesh (Night of Destiny)

Sister Maria Hummel Day -- birth anniversary of the Franciscan nun and artist

St. Constantine's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)

St. Eugene de Mazenod's Day (Patron of disfunctional families)

St. Helen's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)
    St. Helena Day -- St. Helena 

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development -- UN

Yom Yerushalayim -- Israel (Jerusalem Day; begins at sunset)

Anniversary Today:

Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Ramos, 1991
Ashlie Brillault, 1987
Lisa Edelstein, 1966
Judge Reinhold, 1957
Mr. T, 1952
Ian McEwan, 1948
Leo Sayer, 1948
Janet Dailey, 1944
Bobby Cox, 1941
Heinz Hollinger, 1939
Peggy Cass, 1924
Andrey Dmitriyevich Sakharov, 1921
Raymond Burr, 1917
Dennis Day, 1917
Harold Robbins, 1916
Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, 1909
Fats Waller, 1904
Armand Hammer, 1898
Glenn Hammond Curtiss, 1878
Elizabeth Gurney Fry, 1780
Alexander Pope, 1688
Albrecht Dürer, 1471

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Empire Strikes Back(Film), 1980
"Gypsy"(Musical), 1959
"Le Fils prodigue / The Prodigal Son(Prokofiev ballet, Op. 46), 1929
"Pagliacci"(Opera), 1892

Today in History:

Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily, 878
The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova, 1502
The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1674
The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I; it would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky, 1725
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War, 1758
Slavery  is abolished in Colombia, South America, 1851
Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile, 1864
French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting, 1871
The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton, 1881
The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, 1894
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris, 1904
Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927
Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1932
Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens, 1934
A Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean, 1937
The National War Memorial in Canada is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, 1939
Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1946
The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School, 1951
Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, 1972
Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to a unity, merging into Republic of Yemen, 1990
The Ethiopian Civil War ends, 1991
Suharto, Indonesian president of 32 years, resigns, 1998
The clipper Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England, 2007
JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS aboard an H-IIA rocket, 2010
The most active volcano in Iceland, Grimsvotn, erupts and triggers 50 small earthquakes, 2011
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years, 2017
Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest, reaching the summit for the 24th time, 2019
Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies along with her translator Marilyn Booth, 2019  


  1. Smiling at your poem.
    I had never thought about the difference between eternal and everlasting. Thank you.

  2. Wonderful first verse at the top of your post. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless always.

  3. That fence looks like a real prison or something. Glad we have a chain link fence. It's nothing pretty, but at least we can see what is going on.

  4. (They gots a point there, yo)

    Like the brief and direct-hood of your Six this week.

  5. Learned something new again from your six, thanks!
    Enjoyed your poem, so cute!

  6. great six. making us think again this early in the AM! heads off to get more coffee

    So glad you're here and love the fence. Also, Bogie and Bacall. Great love story.

  7. Good story! Water in the house is a really good thing as long as it is in the right places. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. I love all four of your hops today. I'm especially happy that you'll have water in your kitchen sink soon.

    Love the poem. That would be me and Mr. Zane if it's to late in the day.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  9. Hoping you will have water in kitchen sink soon ~ Neat fence ~ a bit unique ~ and good story ~ thanks ^_^

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

  10. You covered all the hops so well! Love that poem. I hope you get your water going in the kitchen soon, that must be hard to deal with, poor you.

  11. Oh I love your poem - I bet that's EXACTLY what the gondolier is thinking! THanks for playing poetry with us every week........

    Hugs, Pam

  12. nailed the poem today !!!!

    & now a werd frum uz catz : heerz two a grate week oh end; bee healthee ♥♥☺☺

  13. Hope your water problems can be solved quickly!
    Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday.

  14. Oh those poor tired tourists, and poor gondoliere too. I loved your 6 sentences, I never gave a thougth to the difference betveen eternal and everlasting before today.

  15. the fence looks great and interesting

  16. A very important distinction I think many of us (er me) took for granted.
    You are magic with the poetry. Made me smile :)

  17. So sweet to be sung to sleep by a serenading gondolier :)

  18. WOW That is a huge fence etoday. Certainly would have trouble getting in there. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.


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