Thursday, June 25, 2020

Just for Laughs (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Nightfall Haiku (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Handy Help (Brian’s Thankful Thursday)


“Hey, baby, going my way?”

Standing at the end of the driveway with his thumb out, my Sweetie pretended to pull up his pants and show off his “gams”, all the while grinning with a glint in his eye.

He’d been outdoors on the porch swing watching for me to get home, and stepped off the porch and came down the drive, and what else could i do but stop, roll my window down, and say, “Sure enough, honey, hop on in!”

Playing along, he raced around and jumped in the passenger seat for the ride up to the end of the driveway, saying, “Your place or mine tonight?”

“How about both?” i said, laughing, and we both kept laughing as we got my stuff out of the car and into the house.

At the end of a hard day, it’s good to come home to someone you can really laugh and joke around with.

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


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.    

The sand dunes where we vacation are growing, and the fence around the state park is slowly getting overwhelmed:


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day The image of the week and my poem:    

Scattering starlight
Night comes dancing overhead
Gaze up in wonder

Spinning and twirling
She dances ‘neath the stars
Wants us to join in


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 Handyman Mike is able to come reseat the window A/C unit for us, it needs it.  It’s wonderful to have a trustworthy handyman.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- Philippines

Color TV Day -- CBS broadcast the first program in color on this day in 1951

Day of the Seafarer -- The International Maritime Organization (this year’s theme is “Seafarers in the Front Line”)

Elf Thumping Day -- Fairy Calendar (no details on what the Elves thump, and no, no one is allowed to thump an Elf!)

Feast of the Optional Holiday -- pick one, and celebrate it or don't, your option!

Festival of Ranting and Vaporing -- sponsored by The Daily Bleed

Global Beatles Day -- read about the meaning of this day, and why this date was picked, here     

Gotanshin Sai -- Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto, Japan (festival to commemorate the birth of Lord Sugawara, with ceremonies to ward off summer infections)

Independence Day -- Mozambique(1975)

Leon Day -- Noel spelled backward, the turning poing on the calendar when Christmas starts getting closer; those who make Christmas/Noel gifts need to start thinking about their projects

Ludi Taurii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Games of the Bull, a two day festival held once every five years)

National Bomb Pop Day -- on the Thursday in June right before US Independence Day, to kick off the celebration with the original red, white, and blue bomb pops

National Catfish Day

National Fried Okra Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Sense of Humor in Bed Appreciation Day -- i'm not touching this one

Slovenian Sovereignty Day / National Day -- Slovenia

Statehood Day -- Croatia

St. Eurosia's Day (a/k/a Orosia; Patron of Jaca, Spain; against bad weather)
    Fiesta de Santa Orosia -- Jaca, Spain

St. Molaug's Day (Patron of Argyll, Scotland; against mental illness)

Anniversaries Today:

Virginia becomes the 10th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Scott Terra, 1987
Linda Cardellini, 1975
Dikembe Mutombo, 1966
George Michael, 1963
Ricky Gervais, 1961
Sonia Sotomayor, 1954
Jimmie Walker, 1949
Phyllis George, 1949
Carly Simon, 1945
Willis Reed, Jr., 1942
June Lockhart, 1925
Sidney Lumet, 1924
Anne Revere, 1903
George Orwell, 1903
Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, 1886
Rose Cecil O'Neill, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Het Achterhuis. Dagbrieven van 14 juni 1942 tot 1 augustus 1944(First publication of excerpts from Anne Frank's diaries), 1947
"It Pays To Be Ignorant"(Radio), 1942

Today in History:

The Book of Concord or Concordia, the historic doctrinal standard of the Lutheran Church, is published, 1580 
Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy, from the University of Padua, 1678
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary, 1741
Lucien B. Smith of Ohio patents the first version of barbed wire, 1867
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, 1876
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland, 1938
The Diary of Anne Frank is published, 1947
The Berlin airlift begins, 1948
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea, 1950
CBS broadcasts the first color television signal, 1951
First live global satellite television programme – Our World, 1967
Mozambique achieves independence, 1975
Microsoft  is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington, 1981
Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, 1991
Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada, 1993
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir, 1997
The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people, 1997
The Harvard School of Health Study concludes that since 1980 the number of adults with diabetes has doubled, 2011
A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight, 2013
The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order, 2014
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs, 2018


  1. Love and laughter are the foundations for the very best relationships aren't they?

  2. Oj good for you tp be able to laugh together at the end of a long day :) That fence. I like it. It is like something from my Unicorn Farm, after the magic has gone. May I borrow it?

  3. Thank God for Sweetie. The welcome was a happy and sweet one. Laughter can ease off a heavy load and the tiredness from a hard day's work. You sure are a loving couple.

  4. Great little story. Mom is one who loves to have fun doing silly things and laugh too.

  5. That was a cute story and a good little poem too. We liked your thankful, we have a non-handy man here. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Spouses with a sense of humor are worth their weight in gold, aren't they? I love that poem, very nicely done. I am also jealous of your vacation spot with the gorgeous fence. Have a great day today!

  7. that's a cute story; may days like this fill your years.... ♥♥♥

    national CATFISH day......we iz knot sure we wood eat a catfish....we hafta think bout that one :) ♥♥

  8. I love, love, love your Six Sentence Story. You and Mr. Sweetie are so much like Zane and I. It's a wonderful thing.

    Sand dunes have a way of taking over. I'm so happy you all got to get away for a week. Nothing like the coast to relax.

    Love your poem.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  9. Cute story and great poem. My mind went blank on the photo poem this week.

  10. I think your fence is not longer doing its job!!! HAve a lovely weekend.

  11. Another splendid post, always very enjoyable. Thank you so much and have a great weekend :)

  12. Love the haikus for the starry night photo!! There's a lot of magic in that photo......

    Hugs, Pam


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