Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fashioned With Love (Six Sentence Story), Patriotic (Good Fences), Flower (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


“So, which do you want, the pattern or the solid?” she asked her older sister, holding up the blouses.

“I’m leaning toward the solid, but you know what I was just thinking?” said the older.

“About mom?” the younger always knew.

“Yeah — as much as I hated it when I was a kid, I wish it were so easy now,” older sister sighed.

“How I wish i could hear it again, too, ‘Look at that price, for that, we can go get a pattern and fabric and I can make you two of them!’” younger sister was always great at sounding just like mom.

“The blessing and curse of cheap fashion, it’s not cheaper now to make it yourself, and I am sorry about that,” older sister shook her head while younger closed her eyes, remembering.

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


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.    

These neighbors with the decorative fence went with bunting for their decor this year:


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

Her quiet beauty
Does allure
Her behavior
So demure

He is drawn
All can see
Like the flower
Draws the bee


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 we had a sunny day yesterday.  We’ve had quite enough rain for at least a few days, so i hope the sunshine continues.


Today is:

Call of the Horizon Day -- can't find any history on this one, but if the idea of following your dreams over the Horizon has ever called you, take the time to follow today!

Constitution Day -- Australia; Palau

Constitutionalist Revolution Day -- São Paulo, Brazil

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo -- Vernal, UT, US (one of the top rodeos in the country; through Saturday)

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Omelet Day

Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz (Tzom Tammuz) -- Judaism (a day of fasting and mourning the destruction of the tablets by Moses, the disruption of Temple services in 423BCE, and the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem right before the Temple was destroyed in 70AD; as a minor fast it begins today at dawn and ends at nightfall)

Feast of Our Lady of Chiquinquira (Patron of Colombia; the Venezuelan National Guard)

Gospel Day -- Kiribati

Independence Day -- Argentina(1816); South Sudan

Martyrdom of the Bab -- Baha'i

Muffler Appreciation Day -- if you've ever had a loud vehicle, you will understand why someone started this one

National Sugar Cookie Day -- what could be simpler or more versatile?  make them plain or make them fancy, but be sure you make enough!

Nunavut Day -- NU, Canada

Offerings to Heru and Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (day Heru hears prayers in the presense of the Netjers; date approximate)

St. Mary Hermina Grivot's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Anniversary Today:

Steven Cauble marries Lisa Whelchel, 1988

Birthdays Today

Mitchel Musso, 1991
Kiely Williams, 1986
Fred Savage, 1976
Jack White, 1975
Courtney Love, 1964
Kelly McGillis, 1957
Tom Hanks, 1956
Fred Norris, 1955
Jimmy Smits, 1955
Margaret Gillis, 1953
John Tesh, 1952
Chris Cooper, 1951
Mitch Mitchell, 1947
O.J. Simpson, 1947
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Brian Dennehy, 1938
David Hockney, 1937
Vince Edwards, 1928
Ed Ames, 1927
Mathilde Krim, 1926
Ottorino Respighi, 1879
Elias Howe, 1819
Anne Ward Radcliffe, 1764

Today in History

Roman  military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire, 455
Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife), 1540
In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution, 1789
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited, 1793
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law, 1868
In Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, black surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, 1893
Queen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government, 1900
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier', 1922
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London, 1955
In a seminal moment for pop art, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962
Margaret Thatcher begins her second term as British prime minster, 1982
South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion, 1991
The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan, 2011
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over the Islamic State forces in Mosul, 2017
Thai amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest ever winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at the Ladies European Thailand Championship, 2017
US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year, 2018


  1. Love your poem.
    I well remember my mother telling us it was cheaper to make things than buy them. It was - and they lasted longer too.

  2. Its true it used to be cheaper to make than to buy. But today, many things are cheaper to buy than to make ourselves.

  3. Good story and a good poem! We're always thankful for sunshine! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. At least they remembered. Which in life, is surely not the best way to improve our own lives.

  5. like the flower to the bee, you gals do that to us you know. And we're glad for it. Good job.

  6. I smiled at the memory of mom. It's been 29 years since I've seen my mother.

    Love the fence and love the poem. Well done.

    I hope you get some sunshine for a bit.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  7. I enjoy the poems that you put in Mimi. Thank you for loving.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Your poem and that image were made for each other. Delightful.

  9. Sweet memories. May we never forget and may they always bring a smile to our faces.
    Lovely, poem once again Ms. M.
    Yes! Sunshine is most wonderful. I've noticed the southern states have had little lately. I hope more is on the way :)

  10. It is a shame that making your own clothes is more expensive than buying, I remember going with Mom to the fabric store and picking out a Simplicity or Butterick pattern and the fabric too. I love that poem, perfect for the Geisha.

  11. Sweet story and lovely fence photo and wonderful poetry ~ thanks ^_^

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

  12. great job with today's poem. the story reminded me of my days of yore; almost all of our clothes were hand sewn. that's what made them unique, unless someone else bought the same fabric !!! ☺☺♥♥

  13. Great story and poem. It is cheaper now to just buy a blouse than the fabric and pattern. :)

  14. We loved the six sentence story. The Female Human says it reminded her of her childhood.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  15. Sunshine is so wonderful after a few rainy days, it warms the soul.
    Have a great Thankful Thursday!

  16. Am I the only one who noticed it's Sugar Cookie Day???

  17. It's a bit late now, but I will have to pick up some sugar cookies and celebrate tomorrow. :)

  18. So very true! I learned to sew for the same reason.

  19. In my childhood as wel making was charper than buying - in a way it still is, because you can choose quality and hav a longer lasting product for a little less. Think bed things, store bought ones are of the see-through quality, my home made ones are better, with nicer looks, better closing thingies and last at least three times longer.
    Sweet poem.

  20. A perfect poem for the photo this week Mimi.....Geisha culture has been a little misunderstood but it's quite interesting really.....and beautiful....thanks for participating in the poetry every week!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom

  21. I never took to it but boy could my grandmother sew! Thought about that with this prompt, imagine its harder to find those patterns and fabrics nowadays.