Thursday, August 6, 2020

Groovy (Six Sentence Story), Got It! (Good Fences), Not Just a Pretty Face (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Legal Now (Brian's Thankful Thursday)


"Beware the groove, Dad, beware the groove!" Nathan stage whispered as his dad walked in from work, then ran off, ducking behind furniture as he went.

As his wife walked in, Dave said, "Well, that was random!" as he shook his head, wondering what his munchkin had been up to this time.

"Not so random as you think," Melissa sighed.  "First, the kids are back on an Emperor's New Groove movie watching kick, and second, he got into trouble for sticking his foot out and tripping Briana on purpose, so he knows he's on thin ice and he's telling you to watch out for my 'groove' like the old man in the movie tells Pacha."

"Sounds like it was quite the day, so how about I call Grandma to babysit the kids at her house tomorrow night while you and I come back here for take out and find our own groove?" Dave proposed, and then added, "I'll fetch home your favorites from Reginelli's!"

Melissa laughed at the way he drew out that last word, and said, "That suits my groove just fine!"

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


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.    

This fence and gate is almost always hidden by cars parked in front of it, so when i finally saw it open and clear, i leaped at the opportunity.


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

When will this photo 
Shoot be done?
Not every day of 
A model’s life is fun.
This is something I never 
Thought was in store
When I chose this career, 
Getting a saddle sore!


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 #1 Son's car part came in, and so he has a front turn signal and current inspection sticker now.  No more worries he might be stopped and given a ticket for that!


Today is:

Accession Day -- United Arab Emirates (accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan)

Best Elf Awards -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Everything Green Except Money -- Hooray for veggies! You'll need them before you have that root beer float.

Festival of Nut and Ra; Chief Festival of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Hiroshima Day

Independence Day / National Day -- Bolivia; Jamaica

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day -- shouldn't that read, anti-halitosis?

National Root Beer Float Day -- A&W Root Beer really gets into this day 

Peace Festival -- Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Sts. Justus and Pastor's Day (Patrons of Alcala, Spain; Madrid, Spain)

Teinne Festival -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Teinne, the Celtic Holy Fire, sometimes called Tan; date apprximate)

Transfiguration of the Lord -- Orthodox Christian

Wiggle Your Toes Day -- internet generated, and my suggestion is to celebrate it with a cool drink out by the pool!

Birthdays Today:

Romola Garai, 1982
Melissa George, 1976
Soleil Moon Frye, 1976
M. Night Shyamalan, 1970
Michelle Yeoh, 1962
Catherine Hicks, 1951
Dorian Harewood, 1950
Shirley Ann Jackson, 1946
Peter Bonerz, 1938
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, 1934
Andy Warhol, 1928
Robert Mitchum, 1817
Lucille Ball, 1911
Clara Bow, 1905
Hoot Gibson, 1892
Alexander Fleming, 1881
Louella Parsons, 1881
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 1861
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 
Daniel O'Connell, 1775

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Help"(Album debut), 1965

Today in History:

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada founds the city of Bogota, Colombia, 1538
Holland (The Dutch Republic) sells Brazil to Portugal and the two 
countries sign the Treaty of The Hague, 1661
The first private military school in the US, Norwich University, is 
founded in Vermont, 1819
The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg, 1845
William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by the electric chair, 1890
Alice Ramsey takes three friends (none of whom could drive) to become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, 1909
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel, 1926
Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down by the US National Forest Service, for reasons even they cannot explain, 1964
The Federal Voting Rights Act is signed, 1965
A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, 1986
The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 1990
NASA makes the still disputed announcement that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms, 1996
The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of all children in that country, 2010
After a century of silence, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts, spreading volcanic ash across the country's central North Island and affecting airports, 2012
The Curiosity Rover, controlled by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, lands safely on the surface of Mars, 2012
The world's largest ever Pinball tournament, "Pinburgh," is held in Pittsburgh, PA, US, with 700 machines, 2015
In an attempt to end 5 years of civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kilr and rebel leader Riek Machar sign the South Sudan Peace Accord, 2018
According to the World Resources Institute, a quarter of humanity is running out of water, 2019


  1. Nice six sentence story :)
    I wish someone would knock on my door with takeaway food from my favourite eatery.

  2. The SSS has all the right groove! Enjoyed that little family life peek.
    Ford TVTA

  3. Sounds like a happy family. That is a neat fence. No one likes to receive a ticket. Hope all goes well with your son's car.

  4. An amusing six and a chuckle-worthy poem!Nice one Mimi.

  5. Another delightful post. Thank you.
    A model's job is often very far from comfortable.

  6. lol
    excellent multiple prompt word use...
    Your Sixes are groovy*

    * I can use that word, 'cause I used it often, when it was new and I was young.

  7. Love your story. I always do. Like how it ended too.

    A wonderful thankful. We do worry about our kids.

    Love the poem and yes horses can make for more than just saddle sores.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  8. That was a groovy story! Glad that blinker got fixed. Nobody uses those things here and we don't have car inspections. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. You always have so much stuff for me to digest. I loved the poem. It made me chuckle. Everything was so delightful ♥ I always enjoy reading all the dates in history and birthdays. If only all those people knew they are still remembered today. Happy birthday to all of them wherever they are!

  10. Love this one too Great story, great fence, great pix. Have a great day.

  11. Your Six and poetry was a perfect lunch break pickup. Smiles all the way :D
    #1 Son (and you) can breath a sigh of relief once that inspection sticker is on!

  12. I'm glad your son is driving with a safe car again. This must be such a big relief for all of you!
    Have a great Thankful Thursday!

  13. nice take on the photo and thankful thursday !!! ☺☺♥♥

    and SHAME on the forest service ~~~~~

  14. What a good call, Dave! I enjoyed the peaceful easy feeling of this.

  15. If only I liked root beer... ;-)

  16. I Need to remember the Fences blog hop. I took several fence photos recently for this purpose. Lots of great things- poetry, stories, photos and National days of....fill in the blank. Have a great weekend. HUGS across the miles XO

  17. You certainly got a good clear view of that fence. By the way the fence is this to prevent you falling into the weir. Have a lovely weekend

  18. Your saddle sore model made me laugh!

  19. That was a truly wonderful poem - clever and cute!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom

  20. Fun and creative poem. I enjoyed the story too.

  21. I agree with all of the above. Very groovy, in a 50's style, never knew it was still a thing.

  22. Cute story, and now I want Italian food!


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