Thursday, July 16, 2020

Predictable (Six Sentence Story), Still Patriotic (Good Fences), Can She Really? (Sammy's Poetry Day) and It's a (Grown) Boy (Brian's Thankful Thursday)


"I can't sit down to talk yet, give me a few minutes."

"I thought your husband already left for work."

"Well, sort of."


"Meaning he's only come back in the house twice for something he forgot, I'm waiting for him to come back the third time, usually he's really gone after that, and then I can sit down with the phone and have a nice, long chat."


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

(Based on a truth, Sweetie generally has to come back in 3 times before he leaves, rather like a dog circling 3 times before it settles down.)


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 still July, so a few people continue to have their patriotic fences showing.


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

Can the girl really
be a shot that good?
Every player in
The neighborhood

Looks at her bag -- 
How many did she win
And how many did she
Have to begin?

Is it just her luck?
So thinks my best bud,
But it’s my aggie she’ll take, and,
Oh, crud!


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 for #1 Son, it is his birthday!


Today is:

Atomic Bomb Day -- the first experimental bomb was set off today in 1945

Closet Space Appreciation Day -- if you have some, enjoy (we have tiny closets!)

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; related observances (many noting her relationship to Carmen, ancient goddess of healing and midwifery)
     Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen -- Santurtzi, Basque Region, Spain
     Lady of Carmen Day -- Chile 
     La Madonna della Carmine -- Naples, Italy (all of Italy, actually, but especially here)
     Virgen Del Carmen -- Cetano, Puerto Rico

Fresh Spinach Day -- yippee!

Get To Know Your Customers Day -- third Thursday of each quarter

Ice Cream Cone Day -- this is one of the many days people say the confection was invented, so why not?

LaPaz Day -- Bolivia

Manu'a Cession Day -- American Samoa

National Corn Fritters Day

National Personal Chef Day -- some websites say Feb. 24, but since i'm not going to have one, you may celebrate it whichever you and your personal chef choose

Parking Meter Day -- the first parking meter was installed on this day in 1935 in Okalahoma City, OK

Petal-Hopping for Non-Starters Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Eustathius' Day

Talk to a Telemarketer Day -- only if i can mess with his/her mind in some way!

Anniversary Today:

Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan, 1988

Birthdays Today

Mark Indelicato, 1994
Jayma Mays, 1979
Corey Feldman, 1971
Larry Sanger, 1968
Barry Sanders, 1968
Will Ferrell, 1967
Phoebe Cates, 1963
Michael Flatley, 1958
Stewart Copeland, 1952
Ruben Blades, 1948
Pinchas Zukerman, 1948
Bess Myerson, 1924
Ginger Rogers, 1911
"Miss Frances" Horwich, 1907
Barbara Stanwyck, 1907
Orville Reddenbacker, 1907
Roald Amundsen, 1872
Ida B. Wells, 1862
Mary Baker Eddy, 1821
Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723
Andrea del Sarto, 1486

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Golden Horseshoe Revue"(Disneyland show), 1955
The Catcher in the Rye(Publication date), 1951
"Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail"(Opera, Mozart K. 384), 1782

Today in History

The Islamic Calendar begins, 622
East-West Schism between the Eastern and Western Christian churches begin, 1054
The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco, 1661
Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands, 1683
Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, 1769
First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1782
The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown, 1809
Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada, 1880
The world's first parking meter is installed in the Oklahoma capital, Oklahoma City, 1935
The world's first nuclear weapon, the "atom bomb," is detonated in New Mexico, 1945
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
J.D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye published by Little, Brown and Company, 1951
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas, 1956
USS George Washington (SSBN-598) a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first Ballistic missile while submerged, 1960
The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens, 1965
Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1969
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; he will be in office 22 years, Asia's longest-serving political leader, 1981
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter (impacts continue until July 22), 1994
John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies in a plane mishap over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, along with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, 1999
Chicago's Millenium Park is opened to the public, 2004
The funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite, 2011
NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the protoplanet Vesta, 2011
Scientists reveal the first close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe, 2015
The BBC announces that the first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker, 2017
Scientists at the Carnegie Institute for Science announce the discovery of 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total of Jupiter’s known moons to 79, 2018


  1. Big smiles - both at your story and the poem. And of course a girl can shoot that well.

  2. Gongratulations on #1 son. I liked your poem and the drawing.

  3. Indeed!
    nice little Six, Miz Mimi

  4. The wife knows the husband really well. A girl can be good in her games. Have a beautiful day.

  5. I'll never know if a girl could shoot that well, in our schoolyard marbles were boys only.
    Happy Birthday to your boy.

  6. Good six, good fence and a good NOrman Rockwell pix. WE had a girl like that who won all the marbles when I was a kid. I got a spanking for gambling my marles away. HA

  7. That's a cute story and a really cute poem too. We like that thankful, Happy Birthday to #1 Son from all of us. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Well done using the prompt Zany. I knew you were talking about Mr. Sweetie too. Right away.

    Love your poem. Yep, she's that good.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear #1 Son,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  9. 3 times?! Wow, I'll count myself lucky that it only takes twice in this house - MOL!

  10. A nice six! I guess old habits die hard?

  11. Oh, isn't that so true! Confession - that's been me going back in every now and then, lol
    And me for sure in grade school! I've still got my huge bag of marbles somewhere.. let me tell you, the games got pretty intense on that playground :D
    Happy Birthday to #1 Son!!

  12. nice use of the 6 sentence story today !!!! too funny; and great take on the poem also ☺☺♥3

  13. Everything you do over here makes me smile. I love how you create stories and poems from simple words. I love all the history you share. Learn something new or at least remember events that happened long ago. My hubby loves to talk about his marble playing days. Happy Birthday to the number one son and enjoy your week. The weekend is nearly here. HUGS xo

  14. Nice poem. I never go back in because I am superstitious and it is supposedly bad luck. I will ring the bell and when my hubby comes to the door , tell him to get whatever I forgot. :)

  15. We used to play jacks and the girls were good at that. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

  16. Made me smile that SSS :) I did it the other day (twice), forgot my water, then came back again as I forgot my phone.