Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tales Oft Told (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


“Don’t hunch over the keyboard like that, you’ll end up all stooped when you get old.”

“Yeah, yeah, and don’t scowl or your face will freeze like that.  What other old wives’ tales are you going to quote that my mother used to use?”

“Well, I do know that whatever face you make all of the time, that’s where the wrinkles usually fall, so maybe that is a form of your face freezing that way.”

“Anything else?”

“Well I also have a hunch that the old wives wouldn’t appreciate you making fun of their tales!”

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


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 fence photos were taken by Sweetie!  He made Brother-in-Law pull over so he could take the photos, then sent them to me saying that he knew how much i like nice fence photos, so he wanted to get this for me.


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

A smell so good
It tickles my nose,
A taste so good
It curls my toes!
I want it all
And I ain’t lying,
I’ll eat it all
Or keep on trying!


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 Ms. G, my Wednesday lady, gave me a face shield to wear, so no more masks.  It is much easier to use, and makes work easier (no more mask bunching up or elastic hurting my ears), and i just like it better.


Today is:

Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

Flag Day -- Abkhazia

Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style!  

Hot Enough For Ya Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays as the only day on which you may utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god, date approximate

National Chili Dog Day

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

Private Eye Day -- internet generated

Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

Revolution Day -- Egypt

St. Apollinaris' Day (Patron against epilepsy, gout; of Aachen, Germany; Burtscheid, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Ravenna, Italy; Remagen, Germany)

St. Bridget of Sweden's Day (Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

St. Phocas the Gardener's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers, field hands, gardeners, husbandmen, mariners, market-gardeners,sailors, watermen)

Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986
Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989
Michelle Williams, 1980
Omar Epps, 1975
Nomar Garciapara, 1973
Marlon Wayans, 1972
Charisma Carpenter, 1970
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967
Eriq La Salle, 1962
Woody Harrelson, 1961
Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961
Edie McClurg, 1951
Belinda Montgomery, 1950
Don Imus, 1940
Nicholas Gage, 1939
Ronny Cox, 1938
Anthony M. Kennedy, 1936
Don Drysdale, 1936
Bert Convy, 1933
Arata Isozaki, 1931
Gloria DeHaven, 1925
Amalia Rodrigues, 1920
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918
Arthur Treacher, 1894
Haile Selassie I, 1892
Raymond Chandler, 1888
Samuel Augustus Maverick, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"(Single release), 1966
"The Gene Autry Show"(TV), 1950

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829
The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840
The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881
The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903
Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926
Telstar  relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 
Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983
Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995
Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008
Patent law disputes between Samsung and Apple deadlock as the dispute addresses valuation of each other's patents, 2012
NASA's Kepler mission announces the discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth, 2015
Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya, 2018


  1. Lots of smile in this post - thank you.

  2. Thank you for this post and its positivity. I love the watermelon baby.

  3. Love the baby with the watermelon :)

  4. Intricate work on that fence. Difficult to paint. Old wives tales suggest it is easier to dip the whole fence into the pot of paint.

    God bless.

  5. wow fantastic and decorative fence

  6. That was a cute story and we've all hear those, even us kitties. We enjoyed your poem too, twas purrfect and hooray for a face shield. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Fun six, super picture of the kid eating watermelon, and when is it NOT revolution day in Egypt> Great job as always.

  8. I used to hear stand up straight and stop hunching over all the time while growing up.
    Delightful poem.

  9. I love the poem about watermelon. I'm going to have to get some. I'm tasting for watermelon. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. A face shield, nice! I love that poem and the old wives tales - too funny!

  11. Love your six. I remember all those tales I heard as a child. I think some of them might have been true as I look at myself today.

    What a wonderful thankful. I would be happy too. I wear my mask, but it's not that comfortable. I can't imagine trying to work in one.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  12. i have a few face shields. Have to research to see if they are as safe as the mask.

  13. I am glad Miss G. found a way you don't have to wear a mask while working. I am lucky I don't have to wear one all the time, it must be hard to use it all day long.
    Have a great Thankful Thursday!

  14. the poem today is spot on and totally rocks !!! ♥♥♥

  15. Cute poem and great story. Very nice fence too.

  16. Your poem made me S M I L E out loud! The photo with it is so darn cute! You share the best stuff! I Need to brush up on my poetry skills. I was once a good poetry person. HaHa! I came here this morning and they stopped to look someone up on the birthday list. Here I am hours later. But to be fair I was working on my 1st Plexus order so....Always a pleasure to be here with you. Thank you for all the smiles. HUGS

  17. Since I have my two blogs and will attempt to keep them current here I am again. I need to write short worded stories and get back to some poetry too. When I was quite young I loved to take a TV commercial and turn it into a poem of sorts. I have a box full of old poetry I need to pull out and reminisce over. You are an excellent writer. Thanks for all you do here. BLESSINGS

  18. Points to Sweetie!
    I had my vanilla ice cream early ... with peach cobbler.
    As one does... :-)

  19. Ha! I got a kick from your Six!

  20. Well,the wind has changed more times during my life than I can count...and my face has changed, too! :)

  21. Old Wive's Tales certainly played well in our growing up years.

  22. I've only gotten halfway through the Sixes but I've must go to bed it's so late but - so glad I read yours before doing so. It's always nice to go to sleep with a smile on your face :)
    Adorable picture and of course your poem, wonderful.
    I imagine the face shield is better than the mask. We have to wear masks at work. They can get very uncomfortable after awhile so I can imagine it way worse doing anything involving physical exertion.

  23. What a fun way to relive some old wives' tales!
    Your poem and accompanying photo is so cute.

  24. Always enjoyed, thank you 😊