Thursday, June 4, 2020

Verbal Land Mine (Six Sentence Story), A Favorite (Good Fences), Lullaby (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Peace (Brian's Thankful Thursday)


"This fruit salad is so good, what's this I'm tasting?"

"It's passion fruit, I've never had it before, either, and it's so good!"

"Can we get that back home?"

"I don't know, but I hope so; travel is so broadening, it makes me see there's so much more than just what's in our part of the world."

"Speaking of broadening, you have been trying a lot of new things, you might want to watch out and make sure it doesn't broaden your waist along with your mind."

"Watch it yourself, bub, or tropical vacation notwithstanding, the only passion you're going to get today will be that salad!"

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


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 been a minute since i posted a white picket, my favorite.


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

Close your eyes,
Sleepy child,
Gently rock,
Meek and mild,
Dreamboat carries
Cares away,
Holds you 'til
Break of day.


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

My thankful today is that protests here have stayed peaceful, and i pray they continue to stay that way if more are planned.  My heart aches for those for whom this has not been the case, and i pray peace over those places.


Today is:

Audacity to Hope Day -- to encourage all to have the audacity to keep hope

Emancipation Day -- Tonga (trad.)

Fardagar -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (time when farm workers moved from one farm to another, the time to settle debts, and until the 20th-Century, the day to start the fiscal year)

Festival for Hercules Custos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Hercules the Custodian)

Flag Day -- Estonia

Flag Day -- Finland (Armed Forces observe the birth anniversary of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim)

Hug Your Cat Day -- yet another date for this noted on many sites; if you celebrate all of them, your cat will be well hugged!    

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression -- UN

Jarila's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Festival of Jarila, god of the sun and fertility)

Lassie Day -- the first dog to play the role of Lassie, in the movie Lassie, Come Home, was born this day in 1940

National Cheese Day -- not to be confused with Cheese Lover's Day earlier in the year

National Cognac Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day -- not to be confused with the Frozen Yogurt Day celebrated on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, where the temperatures make such a thing possible

National Unity Day -- Hungary

Old Maid's Day -- supposedly established after WWII, when there were so many eligible young ladies who wanted to start families now that the boys were coming home

Plynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival in Athens in honor of Athena; date approximate)

St. Petroc's Day (Patron of Cornwall and Wales, as well as many locations in Cornwall, Wales, and England, and Saint-Meen, France)

Birthdays Today:

Evan Lysacek, 1985
Russell Brand, 1975
Angelina Jolie, 1975
Noah Wyle, 1971
James Callis, 1971
Scott Wolf, 1968
Cecilia Bartoli, 1966
Sam Harris, 1961
Eldra DeBarge, 1961
Keith David, 1956
Parker Stevenson, 1953
George Noory, 1950
Bettina Gregory, 1946
Michelle Phillips, 1944
Joyce Meyer, 1943
Freddy Fender, 1937
Bruce Dern, 1936
John Drew Barrymore, 1932
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 1928
Dennis Weaver, 1924
Robert Merrill, 1919
Rosalind Russell, 1907
George III, 1738
Aesop, BCE620 (not certain, but close enough)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Born in the USA"(Album release), 1984
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(Film), 1982
"Cavalcade of Stars"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

Chinese astronomers make the first recording of a solar eclipse, BC781
Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina), 1584
Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, 1615
New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians, 1760
A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history, 1769
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon), 1783
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1792
The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title, 1878
Henry Ford test drives his first prototype automobile, the Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage, 1912
A patent for the ATM is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain, 1973
The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, 1989
Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989
Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,2010
Negotiations break down between Greece's leftist Syriza government and the European Union regarding issuance of additional bailout funding, 2015


  1. I share your wish/longing for peace.
    And love your six sentence story and poem.

  2. Peace to the world - prayers.

    It must take ages to paint that fence.

    God bless.

  3. Sometimes having hope really does feel audacious, doesn't it?
    That fence is pretty but I'm more taken with the pretty little house! :-)

  4. White picket fences are great if they are well maintained. Sadly many need a new paint job. We would not want to paint such a fence, so we have chain link.

  5. This pandemic has broaden my waistline. Passion fruit salad sounds delicious. Yes, the world needs peace especially parts of the world where protests are taking place. Have a good day.

  6. lol
    (I've been into quotes this week on my commentation), 'brevity is the soul of wit'
    'cause I laughed... (for whatever reason, this week's prompt word has produced some not-so-light and-enjoyable Sixes)
    Good 'un

  7. Awww would her beloved need that sweet lullaby while he falls asleep tonight? Lovely, funny six!

  8. That was super smile worthy!!!

  9. What an adorable and tender lullabye from the fabulous photo this week. We love digital art and this one is a picture I seem to have in my mind OFTEN since I first saw it - so calming. Beautiful job!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)

  10. That made me smile. Nice how you worked in a couple of different references to passion. That is one fruit I’ve never eaten. I don’t even know if they ever show up in the stores in our area.

  11. We all wish for peace that is for sure. This is a great post. Have a super day.

  12. Good six. Passion fruit never crossed my mind! Also, Dr. Ruth's birthday. She made waves...good job this week. I like it.

  13. I love the passion fruit story, too fun! That is definitely what a dream boat would look like, other than Keanu Reeves of course!

  14. Yes Bub you'd better watch your step if passion is on your radar. Loved it.

    As the poem. So precious.

    I know you'll have a fabulous time on your beach vacation.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, my friend. ♥

  15. Fun story and lovely poetry ~ neat fence photo ~
    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. That was a cute story and a terrific poem too. We pray for peace each and every day and hope all of the protests remain peaceful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  17. I just love those poems that you put in your blog. Thanks Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  18. I love a white american fence not so common in Europe

  19. Great blog! Today, I especially enjoyed your poem.

  20. That was a cute story. Great poem and thankful too.

  21. You gave me a chuckle with these six sentences!

  22. Lovely poem!
    I've never had passion fruit myself but I do like broadening, it makes life more interesting.

  23. Nice post. Your fence photo is striking.

  24. I like the six. Big smile for that :)