Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Better Heed This One (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Lissa.  

This week's prompts are:
1. belong
2. miserable
3. memory
4. quiver
5. ghost

6. woven
7. shiver
8. maybe
9. sunshine
10. beneath

"Did you ever know that you're my heroooo," warbled Aunt Marigold.

"I know it's the pain meds the dentist gave her," June said softly to Alan, "and I'm glad she's not MISERABLE from the pain, but does she have to sing so loud?"

Aunt Marigold had sailed into the dentist's office a very different way from how she sailed out.  The return journey had taken all three of them to get her both to and into the car.  Alan and June had both been glad not to have tried to get her there alone.

"Youuu are the wind BENEATH my wiiiiings," floated from the front bedroom, sending a SHIVER through June.

Alan just sighed.  "If my MEMORY serves me, when I was younger she had a dental visit while staying at my cousin's house.  He said pain medicine has always had this effect on her, makes her think she's a singer.  He also said she thought she saw a GHOST and invited it to sing along, but it was just the SUNSHINE reflecting off of a mirror."

June laughed and at that moment, Aunt Marigold stepped out of the bedroom. 

"It sounds like joy and merriment out here, kiddos!" she said, but with a bit of a QUIVER in her voice that was quite unlike her.  "MAYBE you can fill me in on the joke?"

"Oh, it was nothing, Aunt Marigold," June said, trying to think fast.  Alan came to her rescue, "We were just delighted with how well your dentist appointment went, that's all."

"Well, I'm delighted, too!"  Aunt Marigold was heading for the kitchen on a path that had her bumping the walls and furniture, just the way she'd been when she left the dentist's office.  Alan grabbed her arm gently and steered her toward her favorite WOVEN rattan chair, where she went down with a most ungraceful and un-Marigold-like plop.

Once seated, she continued her slightly slurred commentary.  "Your dentist was wonderful to go ahead and fill that tooth right away so I don't miss my flight out day after tomorrow.  Meanwhile, I'm fearfully hungry..."

"Supper's almost done," June headed for the kitchen.

"Well then, I'm sorry I went ahead and sat down," Aunt Marigold started.

"We're all eating in here on TV trays," Alan said, loud enough for June to hear.  Going into the kitchen closet for the trays, he murmured just loud enough for June to hear, "The less she walks around tonight, the better, and if we eat in front of the TV, she won't need to talk or sing to entertain us!"


Today is:

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday 

Birthday of Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

First Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Gaura Parba -- Nepal (women's festival for the goddess Gauri to ask for health and long life for their husbands)

Heroes Day -- Namibia

Ilmatar Day -- Finland (Water Mother, goddess of the heavens)

Make Your Own Luck Day -- for those who refuse to sit around and wait for it

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Day of Repentance -- Papua New Guinea

National Dog Day -- sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation   

St. Adrian of Nicodemia's Day (Patron of butchers, prison guards, soldiers; against plague)

Women's Equality Day -- US (commemorates Women's Suffrage)

Yoshida no Hi Matsuri -- Yoshida, Japan (fest to mark the end of Mt. Fuji climbing season; through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Chris Pine, 1980
Macaulay Culkin, 1980
Christopher Burke, 1965
Branford Marsalis, 1960
Leon Redbone, 1949
Ben Bradlee, 1921
Mother Teresa, 1910
Albert Bruce Sabin, 1906
Christopher Isherwood, 1904
Peggy Guggenheim, 1898
Lee de Forest, 1873
Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria, 1819
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, 1743
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, 1740

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Cincinnati Reds vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Doubleheader(first MLB games televised), 1939
"Lightnin'"(Play), 1918
"Elijah"(Mendelssohn Op. 70 MWV A25), 1846

Today in History:

Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pieta, 1498
The Pennsylvania Ministerium, the first Lutheran denomination in North America, is founded in Philidelphia, 1748
John Fitch is granted a US patent for his working steamboat, 1791
Charles Thurber patents a typewriter, 1843
The first news dispatch by telegraph is made, 1858
Major eruption of Krakatoa, 36,000 dead, 1883
19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the vote, takes effect, 1920
The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, 1939
The USSR announces the first successful test of an ICBM, 1957
The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec, 1977
John Paul I is elected Pope, 1978
The agreement on how to divide the Czech Republic and Slovakia is signed, 1992
Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia, 2008
Israel requests that Germany arrest Klaas Carel Faber, a Nazi war criminal who killed 20 Jews at Westerbork concentration camp, 2010
Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion, 2014
Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona after terrorist attacks, 2017


  1. Love your story - and am very, very glad that Aunt Marigold is feeling no pain (and that the pain she is giving Alan and June is very temporary).

  2. Your story has put a smile on my face and brought back a memory from when my daughter K had all her wisdom teeth out. She was sleepwalking after it, stumbling around convinced she was awake, so we steered her back to bed and she slept it off.

  3. Love the funny story! I wish I could get a dental appointment to fix the bridge that came out at the beginning of May!

  4. What a story ... indeed ... what a story.

    God bless, Mimi.

  5. We know who's in charge heheh! woof

    I enjoyed your story heheh!

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  6. Mimi,

    I want what Aunt Marigold got at the dentist! I've never left feeling that good after any kind of dental procedure. Nope, I need to request this stuff next time...that is if there's a next time which I hope there isn't if the truth be told. :) Hmmm, I didn't know that Burger King owns the donut chain Tim Hortons. Stay safe, be well, and have a fun & Wild Wednesday, my dear!

  7. I don't mess with dogs I don't know. Yes, they can look kindly, but...

  8. We could use a year in which every day is Be Kind to Humankind Day and we could start with a Day of Repentance.
    If Lucy finds out it's National Dog day she's going to expect extra special snacks. Have a blessed day.

  9. That is a nice picture, don't mess with the dog! I don't like to visit dentist but sometimes it is unavoidable.

  10. Yes, never mess with my dog. Sound advice.

    Love the story. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. Dogs can be your best friend but........

    By the why Mimi. I just heard this morning that there was a big hurricane coming in the New Orleans area. Is this going to affect you? Be careful my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. That is one wise looking doggy and that was some dental trip!

  13. LOrdy- glad no one will mess with that dog! Great dental story- have a lovely day!

  14. I liked your story about Aunt Marigold very much.

  15. That was a fun story. I pray you and your family are safe from the storm. XO

  16. Love, love this doggie photo! Sweet!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Such fun use of the prompts. It makes me smile. Thank you.

    Have a lovely day.


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