Thursday, June 18, 2020

Naturally Wrinkle Free (Six Sentence Story), Cathedral Fence (Good Fences), Post Box (Sammy’s Poetry Day) and Vacation Thankful (Brian’s Thankful Thursday)


“That t-shirt says it perfectly!”

“Which ... oh, this one?  ‘If I can’t wear my flip flops, I’m not going.’  Yep, that’s you on vacation.”

“You said it.  The one thing in that condo that is in no danger of being used by me is the iron and ironing board, and no dressing up is allowed!”

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


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 fence around the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile:


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

For their packages from Fairy Post
The pixies need a nice post box,
Or else how would they ever get
Their orders for new pixie sox?


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

We are so thankful for vacation this year, and Uncle P got to come!  He has been unable to come in the past 3 years, so it’s a thankful thing to have him.


Today is:

Autistic Pride Day -- an Aspies for Freedom initiative; shifting the view from "disease" to "different"

Constitution Day / National Day -- Seychelles

Eid el-Galaa -- Egypt (Evacuation Day; final withdrawal of British this date in 1956)

Foundation Day -- Benguet, Philippines

Going Forth of Neith Along the River -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting; date approximate)

Go Fishing Day -- anniversary of the first American fly-casting tournament this day in 1861 in Utica, NY

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

Inti Raymi Festival -- Cusco, Peru (traditional Inca sun worship festival, through the 24th, which is the biggest and best day)

National Cherry Tart Day

National Dump the Pump Day -- The American Public Transportation Association used to sponsor this day to encourage you to consider public transportation as a way to cut down on high gasoline prices    

Queen Mother's Birthday -- Cambodia (Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath)

Recess at Work Day -- engage in productive play!  

St. Gregory of Fragalata's Day (Patron of Fragalata, Sicily)

St. Osanna Andreasi's Day (Patron of school girls)

Tiger-Get-By's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Waterloo Day -- UK (no longer an official holiday, but still of historic importance)

Birthdays Today:

Eddie Cibrian, 1973
Nathan Morris, 1971
Richard Powers, 1957
Carol Kane, 1952
Isabella Rossellini, 1952
Roger Ebert, 1942
Paul McCartney, 1942
Lou Brock, 1939
John D. Rockefeller IV, 1937
Tom Wicker, 1926
Donald Keene, 1922
Red Adair, 1915
Sammy Cahn, 1913
Sylvia Field Porter, 1913
E.G. Marshall, 1910
Bud Collyer, 1908
James Kern "Kay" Kyser, 1905
Jeanette MacDonald, 1903
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia, 1901
George Herbert Leigh Mallory, 1886
Henry Clay Folger, Jr., 1857
E.W. Scripps, 1854

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Archipelago S"(Takemitsu orchestral work), 1993
"Der Freischütz/The Marksman"(Opera, Weber Op. 77, J. 277), 1821

Today in History:

Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China, 618
Five monks from Canterbury report seeing "two horns of light" on the shaded side of the moon, probably witnessing the meteor impact formation of the Giordano Bruno crater, 1178
The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature, 1264
French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, 1429
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island, 1767
The U.S. Congress  declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1812
The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time, 1815
Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory, 1858
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 (US) for attempting to vote in the prior year's US presidential election, 1873
Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families, 1900
Aviator  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly as a passenger in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928
The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill, 1940
The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished, 1953
Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane, 1959
The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California, 1981
Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983
Kazakhstan launches its first satellite, KazSat, 2006
Sequoia, IMB's Blue Gene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy becomes the world's fastest supercomputer, 2012
New data reveals that over 280 previously unknown craters exist on the Moon, 2013
King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates to make way for his son, Felipe VI, 2014
Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home", 2015
A rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland, 2017


  1. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your vacation.
    Ironing has NO place on a holiday.
    Loved your poem too. And the seriously elegant fencing.

  2. Those fences are beginning to grow on me, I'm almost looking forward to seeing the fence of the week on your blog. Today was a good one. I have as yet not succumbed to the temptation of visiting other Fences Around the World-blogs.
    International sushi day - We're going to celebrate.

  3. Always nice to find a good article, Thanks for the awesome article. Its really the best blog

  4. A fence round a Cathedral?

    God bless.

  5. Perfect :) Enjoy vacation, Mimi!
    And having Uncle P with you :D

  6. Definitely no ironing on a vacation, that would be a real spoiler!

  7. Trust you're having an excellent vacation

  8. Mimi,

    The fairy poem is so cute. :) Take it easy while on vacation and get your well deserved rest, my friend. Stay safe and well!

  9. Not dressing up is the very best part. That and Uncle P. finally getting to come along. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  10. Flip flops and no ironing is the way to go! Pixies do need their sox, too cute!

  11. Great summer story and wonderful photos ^_^

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

  12. Enjoy your vacation! And it's great when you can have more folks to enjoy it with! I would send a picture of my fence, but right now, all you'd see is the grasses that are a foot or so higher!!! Eep!


  13. Happy holiday! No ironing, no dressing up, just wear your flip flops and relax.

  14. continue to enjoy the vacation; we are glad your uncle was able to go as well !! and no dressing up is a "rule" !!! ☺☺♥♥

  15. Your 6 reminds me of when my youngest son was little and saw my dusty old ironing board in the basement. "What's that, Mom?" he asked.

  16. That really is a good story and a cute poem. We're very thankful you have having a good time on your vacation. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  17. That sounds like a wonderful vacation, seeing your uncle again. Have fun, and have a great day!

  18. Cute poem! I really love that wrought iron fence around the cathedral.

  19. Nice story and poem. My iron is never in danger of being used :)

  20. have a great vacation. This week fences are wonderful

  21. I'm not sure I've ever used the iron and ironing board in a hotel especially since so many clothes are made wrinkle free or the wrinkles disappear just by hanging them up overnight. Enjoy your trip.

  22. Your cathedral is beautiful and those are very nice fences. Thank you always for such an interesting post. Great poem :)

  23. I'm 100% with you when it comes to vacation vestments! Cute poem too.

  24. What a TOTALLY delightful poem for the photo this week. I love it and of course without a spot to pick up mail - well - there would be NO pixie sox to admire!

    Hugs and thanks for being our poetic Thursday friend!
    Love, Pam and Teddy

  25. There's those that iron, and those that don't. And what a fun Six, reminding all that vacation is NOT a time to iron.


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