Thursday, July 30, 2020

Left Behind (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


"I've already had a shower today, in case you didn't know," she grumbled, staring up at the slate gray sky as it continued to steadily drip.

“Is there anything else to load in the car?” she asked as he came out of the house with what he called his dop kit, his special bag with all of his toiletries.

“No, I don’t think so,” he said, trying to protect the leather bag from the elements as he tucked it into the special spot in the car he had saved for it, and not having much luck as the rain chose that moment to fall harder and faster.

She ran back to the front door, took a peek in to make sure there was nothing left behind in the entry where they’d gathered everything, then locked the door and made a dash for the passenger side door of the car sitting at the top of the driveway.

He had already started he engine, and as she got in, rain dripping from the coat she’d held over her head for protection as she tossed it to the floor at her feet, he grinned at her.

“That’s what we forgot, the umbrella!” he said; they both laughed, and together said, “Here’s to not needing it on vacation!”

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


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.     

If you look closely, you can see this fence was painted to be decorative, and rather oddly painted, too:


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

My sweetheart is a smart one,

That's so easy to see.

No matter what arises,

He's ready as can be!

I did offer to help him,

As now we will be late,

But he wants me to watch my dress,

I'm so lucky he's my date!


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 rain, but that now it is stopped.  The rain was from what was supposed to have turned into a hurricane, but never did, so i will take the three days of cloud and drizzle we had and be thankful if it means we didn't have a hurricane.


Today is:

Arafat Day -- Afghanistan; Bahrain; Djibouti; Kuwait; Libya; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates

Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay

Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too

Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")

Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest)

Martyr's Day -- South Sudan

National Cheesecake Day

National Support Public Education Day -- wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems

Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books

Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)

Tisha B'Av -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Anniversaries Today

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011

Birthdays Today

Hope Solo, 1981

Jaime Pressly, 1977

Misty May-Treanor, 1977

Hilary Swank, 1974

Tom Green, 1971

Simon Baker, 1969

Vivica A. Fox, 1964

Lisa Kudrow, 1963

Alton Brown, 1962

Laurence Fishburne, 1961

Kate Bush, 1958

Delta Burke, 1956

Ken Olin, 1954

Jean Reno, 1948

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947

William Atherton, 1947

David Sanborn, 1945

Paul Anka, 1941

Peter Bogdanovich, 1939

Buddy Guy, 1936

Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934

Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933

Thomas Sowell, 1930

Sid Krofft, 1929

Christine McGuire, 1926

Henry W. Bloch, 1922

Henry Spencer Moore, 1898

Casey Stengel, 1891

Henry Ford, 1863

Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857

Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855

Emily Bronte, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984

"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762

The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419

Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502

At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608

In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619

An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629

Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729

Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756

First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859

Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863

In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930

Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932

A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965

David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971

Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974

Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975

In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003

Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013

The first centenary of the WWI Battle of Passchendaele is marked at a ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, 2017


  1. Do we have fences in our minds?

    God bless.

  2. Hmmm...that fence is interesting. Someone went to a lot of trouble to make it that way, not sure if we like the results or not.

  3. What a wonderful, positive post today again. The six sentence story is witty - and one to which we all can relate. The fence is funny, and the poem hits the spot. That the tornado turned itself into three days of drizzle instead sure is a thing to be thankful for.

  4. lol
    Surely an uplifting Six, as the difference between work and vacation is found in the requirements the world places on us.

  5. Perhaps one should always were a long white dress (the ladies, that is) so Sir Galahad can do all the hard lifting...all the dirty work! :)

    Take good care, wishes. :)

  6. Another great poem Mimi. Chivalry is still alive even to this day. See ya and keep safe my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. nice fence which needs renovation

  8. A really darling poem for the photo this week Mimi! Thanks for having fun with us every Thursday.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  9. Great six. Love the 52 Chevy and poem, and Father-in-law day, I like it...I had a great one, God rest him. Wonderful post as always.

  10. That was a good story and a cute poem. Oh yes, not having a hurricane is something to be thankful for! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. A really cute poem.
    Let's hope that the couple in the story have sunny days ahead.

  12. Love your poem. I think the look at that gal's face let us all know that, whatever their situation, she was not upset!

  13. Love your poem. I think the look at that gal's face let us all know that, whatever their situation, she was not upset!

  14. May the first couple has a great vacation. Nice poem and the girl is pleased with her date.

  15. An umbrella is always forgotten on our trips too! I love that poem, so cute! Have a great week.

  16. Love your Six, your poem and your thankful. Not having a hurricane is a very good thing.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  17. great take on the poem and cute cute story !!!!!

    I tried to enlarge the photo of the fence; the pc isn't cooperating !!! will have a look see again here later ♥♥♥

  18. Excellent 6 sentence story and cute poem with the darling photo! Cheers!

  19. That is your best 6-sentence story. Love it!!

  20. It's not every day you see a mosaic picket fence (complete with assorted clay heads.)
    I rather envy you that moment, Miz Mimi!

  21. Those showers won't dampen their spirits! Nicely done!

  22. Nice one. Full of smiles. Surely a subconscious acknowledgment, nay, expectation, there'd be no rain on their vacation, so why would they think of taking an umbrella :D
    Once again the poetry reigns and a huge thankful no hurricane. May the season be as boring all the way to November!

  23. She only grumbled at the sky because their vacation hadn't started yet. Wonder what her reaction will be if it does the same when actually on vacation.


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