Thursday, May 7, 2020

When They Grow (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Champ (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


Is the gulf between us really all that deep, is it that wide a chasm?

Is there no understanding to grow up between us, that we cannot heal the breach?

Shall there always be this divide to keep us separate, in one world yet seeming two?

Will we never truly any full understanding of each other reach?

Oh, there shall be a recompense, a closing of the gap, and payback is so sweet.

It happens when the teens grow up and have their own child to teach!

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


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.    

Last week, an old fence across from Dr. D’s had been dismantled, and this week:


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

Oh, but that was yummy!
Though my stomach’s like to bust
I never seem to get enough pie,
I love filling and the crust.

I always won the contest, so
The rules they did revamp,
And even though they took my fork,
I’m still pie eating champ!


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 especially thankful for Grandma, it is her birthday today! 


Today is:

Beaufort Wind Force Scale Day -- birth anniversary of the British Navy officer whose wind scale, in refined form, is still in use

Box Camera Day -- George Eastman patented the Box Camera on this day in 1888

Day of the Soldier -- El Salvador 

Experience the Awesome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day -- internet generated, and they can have it!

Feast of St. Nicola -- Bari, Italy (celebrates's the moving of the relics of St. Nicholas -- yes, later Santa Claus -- to this town, where they still are; here he is patron of orphans and pirates, and the date of his body's arrival is usually celebrated as a huge three-day festival with fireworks included)

Fire Escape Ladder Day -- Joseph Winters patented a wagon-mounted version on this day in 1878

Full Flower Moon / Corn Planting Moon / Milk Moon
    Buddha Day/Vesak/Waisak  -- Bhuddist's Buddha Day; date varies with many celebrating tomorrow, and some areas already started the celebrations yesterday; sometimes called "Buddha's Birthday"
    Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng’s Birthday -- Taoism
    Kasone Full Moon -- Myanmar
    Vesak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Waisak/Vesak Festival -- Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia (on the day of the full moon, a stunning and spiritual celebration of Buddha's birthday)

Hamburg Harbor Day -- Hamburg, Germany (founding of the city)

Homeland Defender's Day -- Kazakhstan

Homespun History Day -- internet holiday often exploited by Modern Drunkard Magazine as a day upon which to drink specifically so the stories will sound better

National Barrier Awareness Day -- US (declared by Presidential Proclamation in 1986)   

National Day of Prayer -- US / Interfaith

National Day of Reason -- US Humanist alternative to the National Day of Prayer

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Nones of May -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Radio Day -- Bulgaria; Russia

St. Domitian of Huy's Day (Patron of Huy Liege, Belgium; against fever)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Univerzita Karlova in Prague, the first university in Central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Owen Hart, 1965
Peter Reckell, 1955
Amy Heckerling, 1954
Tim Russert, 1950
Johnny Unitas, 1933
Teresa Brewer, 1931
Darren McGavin, 1922
Eva Peron, 1919
Gary Cooper, 1901
Archibald Macleish, 1892
Gabby Hayes, 1885
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840
Johannes Brahms, 1833
Robert Browning, 1812
Francis Beaufort, 1774
David Hume, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Strike It Rich"(TV), 1951
Choral Symphony in D Minor(Beethoven's Ninth), 1824

Today in History:

The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses, 558
Joan of Arc leads the final charge in the Battle of Orleans, 1429
Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles, 1664
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, 1718
Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia, 1727
Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit, 1763
The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832
George Eastman patents the "Kodak Box Camera," 1888
In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning  detector — a primitive radio receiver, 1895
German  submarine  SM U-20  sinks RMS Lusitania, 1915
England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21, 1928
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees, 1946
The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress, 1948
The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer, 1952
Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits, 1986
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, 1992
Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history, 1998
The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered, 2007
A new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it's likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years, 2013
Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar, 2015
Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study, 2018


  1. Love your poem - and a very happy birthday to Grandma.

  2. Love the pie eating poem. I could never be a champ, two slices and I'm done.

  3. Don't fence me in. I wonder if anyone has written a song about this?

    God bless.

  4. Well said, lol. No doubt you echo the sentiments of many a parent of a teenage child :D
    And once again, picture and poetry has put a smile on my face.
    Birthday wishes to Grandma :)

  5. We have seen several fences being dismantled the past week or two on our walks. Not sure why???

  6. the simple answer: we've forgotten that the world is a mirror

  7. cute six, cuter poem, and national day of prayer. great all in all. there were so many places I wanted to go withthis cue, but couldn't get there.

  8. Happy Birthday to Grandma :) I can't wait to see my sons with their own children :)

  9. That was a good story and quite the filling poem! Happy Birthday to Grandma from all of us! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Happy Birthday Grandma! The story is true for so many relationships, very well done. I love the poem, it fits that little boy perfectly. I think it was you that commented on my blog about fostering 21 kittens at one time, I am IMPRESSED!

  11. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Grandma,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    I love your story. Spot on. Can be applied in so many different relationships, but you nailed it.

    Love the poem.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  12. I love pie, any pie, apple, pumpkin, blueberry, cherry, peach, any type. Yum, yum. Have a great time Mimi but remember, Stay safe.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. Happy Birthday, Grandma ~ have a lovely one ~

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

  14. Happy happy Birthday to Grandma! And it is hysterically funny when the kids have their own children! Cheers!

  15. nice work on the poem... and we hope grandma's birthday "iz total lee awesum lee soooper grate" !! ☺☺♥♥

  16. I love your fence. thanks for joining

  17. Poem and picture are a perfect match! So nice. That fence is not a fence, it's a fortress!

  18. Wow, what a fence! Thanks for this post.

  19. I know I have said these before but I always love to read these. Thanks Mimi :)

  20. Happy birthday to Grandma! Nice story which I can relate to. Happy Friday.

  21. Ha! Loved the end, the revenge of mother turned grandma!

  22. Sometimes it's hard to see things from another perspective until we find ourselves IN that perspective.

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