Thursday, September 10, 2020

Caught (Six Sentence Story), Greenery (Good Fences), I Tend The Pretty Garden (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Two Thankfuls (Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Honey, is there anything you want to tell me?" she asked, with the lilt in her voice letting him know she knew something he either didn't and should have, or did and was hiding.

Deciding that it was best to play dumb until he could actually figure out if he'd done something or not, he tried to keep his voice natural as he responded, "Um, no, not that I know of."

"Dad's in trouble, Dad's in trouble!" one of the kids sang out from the landing at the top of the stairs where they were all watching, anticipation building as they waited to go down for mealtime, to which he growled, "No comments from the peanut gallery!"

Smiling, she pulled out an envelope from the stack of mail lying oh-so-innocently on the table where it usually wasn't, looking for all the world like she'd accidentally left it there when she was busy; he knew exactly what that envelope meant and looked down with his "Okay, so I'm guilty look" such as he always put on when he had dug into dessert before dinner.

The look never fooled her before, it wouldn't fool her now, but they both laughed as he said, "Rime rorry!" in his best Scooby Doo voice, then added, "I try to stop at those red lights where the cameras are, but doggone it, sometimes you just can't stop in time and I'll try to be more careful."

"Well, you better," her voice said, but her arms around him and the smooch they shared showed she really was more teasing that anything, as she knew those tricky lights herself; an "Eeeew, they're kissing!" from upstairs brought laughter and another smooch, followed by kids running down the stairs, the signal for suppertime.

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


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.    

Hedge fence and iron gate:


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

I tend a pretty garden
Upon a big estate.
I do not own the big house
That sits beyond the gate.

No I live in the cottage,
Further toward the dell,
And truth be told, that is
Where I'd much rather dwell.

I work in the pretty garden
For the Lady and the Gent,
And what they pay me to garden
They think it is well spent.

If I lived such a life as they
Even though they are rich,
I could not sleep so well at night
And those clothes would make me itch!

Thus I tend to the flowers
Their housekeeper is my wife,
And we enjoy our cottage,
We love our simpler life!


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 mangos.  We found them at Sam's Club and they are so good and sweet, i like them as dessert.

Also, Coda is back!  Little Girl got sudden orders to Lake Charles, so we don't know how long she will be here.  At least this time i plan to open her new toys i got, she went home before i could do it last time.


Today is:

Dia del Nino -- Honduras (Children's Day)

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest  -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

National Day -- Gibraltar

National Day of the Working Parent -- US (can't find a sponsor, but it's listed on several sites as the 2nd Thursday of September)

Saint George's Caye Day -- Belize (National Day)

Sewing Machine Day -- date of issuance of an early sewing machine patent, to Elias Howe; some sites call this "Sew Be It! Day"

Swap Ideas Day -- Robert L. Birch of Puns Corp wants people to explore ways in which their ideas can be put to work to benefit all humanity and develop incentives to encourage using our creative imaginations

St. Finian's Day (Patron of Ulster, Irland)

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (Patron of animals, baby, dying people, mariners/sailors, sick animals; Albi, Italy; Cabanatuan, Philippines; Guimbai, Philippines; Lambuna, Philippines; Mati, Philippines; Tandag, Philippines; Toentino, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- China

TV Dinner Day

World Suicide Prevention Day -- a great resource is here 

Birthdays Today:

Clark Johnson, 1964
Randy Johnson, 1963
Colin Firth, 1960
Amy Irving, 1953
Joe Perry, 1950
Judy Geeson, 1948
Jose Feliciano, 1945
Stephen Jay Gould, 1941
Karl Lagerfeld, 1938
Charles Kuralt, 1934
Roger Maris, 1934
Arnold Palmer, 1929
Rin Tin Tin, 1918
Fay Wray, 1907
Adele Astaire, 1896
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890
Franz Werfel, 1890
Ian Fleming, 1888
Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839
Marie Laveau, 1801
Carter Braxton, 1736

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The X Files"(TV), 1993
"Gentle Ben"(TV), 1967
"The Road Runner Show"(TV), 1966
"Gunsmoke"(TV), 1955
"Benvenuto Cellini"(Berlioz opera), 1838

Today in History:

The Battle of Marathon takes places between the forces of the Persian Empire and those of Athens, BC490*
An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul, 1509
John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608
Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776
Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru, 1823
Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine, 1846
George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora, 1858
Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913
Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 1919
20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama, 1963
Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France, 1977
Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations, 2002
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland, 2008
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres makes an urgent call for a climate change conference saying "climate change is moving faster than we are," 2018

*actual date disputed, but it was the 9th day of the 9th moon on their calendar


  1. Love the happy family story. Nice fence and gate. I too prefer a simple, peaceful life. Have a beautiful day.

  2. That iron gate is magnificent. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. There are no cameras for red lights here, but Mom lived in Germany for 10 years and they had cameras at traffic signals and along the road for speeding. She did not like them because sometimes things happen but you can try to explain to a police officer, with a camera there is no explaining. Have a great day!

  4. lol. 'cellent story/Six

  5. Love your story, your poem and your thankful. Life is good.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

  6. Good six. Great poem I love my simple life too! Good job.

  7. That dude in your story sure was in trouble, cute! That was a nice poem too. Have fun with your toys Coda. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. They turned off all those pesky cameras here, and yes, I got caught once too - so embarrassing! I love that poem, so sweet. Yay - Coda is back!

  9. Lovely poem ~ fence photo and thankfuls ~ glad Coda will get to play with the toys you bought ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Love conquers ... even traffic tickets. Love your poem! And yes I would inhabit the little cottage too given the choice.

  11. Now I'm craving mangos, but you are absolutely right, they are a wonderful dessert and indeed something to be thankful for!
    Have a great day!

  12. happy birthday rin tin tin !!!!! we lovez ewe dood :)♫♪♫♫♫♫♪♪♫♫♫

    totally awesome poem today ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  13. So uplifting. Both the 5 sentence story and the poem. Made my day.

  14. I grew up eating mangos. Haven't had one in ages. I'm suddenly jonesing for one.

  15. Great poem and fun story. Glad you get to watch Coda.

  16. I enjoyed reading your six-sentence story that has skillful descriptions of the characters' reactions.

  17. Delightful Six. I haven't heard that expression "peanut gallery" in such a long time, brought back pleasant memories :)
    You are a natural poet!
    Enjoy your thankfuls!

  18. I like your poem and though I often yearn for bigger spaces, I'd probably be much happier in a small cottage too.

  19. Enough from the peanut gallery ... lol Good one!
    I'd forgotton the peanut gallery :)

  20. This was a sweet story of a family where love obviously thrives. It made me smile! I totally agree with the sentiment of your poem too. Well done! :-)

  21. I love the story and poem and always all your shares. Thank you. :-)


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