Thursday, October 29, 2020

Glad Not To Have Started (Six Sentence Story), Halloween Good Fences, An Occassion (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Hurricane Prep (Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Here," she said, handing me a bottle of something, "I got this foundation and it's too dark for me, I thought maybe you could use it."

My blank look must have given away that i was rapidly trying to figure out how to politely decline the offer, because then she said, "Wait, do you even wear make-up?"

Only lipstick and mascara, and only once or twice a year, if even that, i said.  Then i added, It's just too time consuming to me, and i think the last time i wore any was at my brother's wedding a couple of years ago.

"Whew, you said it, it is time consuming, I wish I didn't have to put it on, but I just feel like I look terrible without it."'

The make-up habit is one that i am very, very glad i never started.

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


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.     

How about some fun, spooky fences:


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

Yes, children, back in the day

You got dressed up to travel this way.

A plane ride was so rare you knew

Only your Sunday best would do.

By my travel years, 

Most dispensed with the hats,

But you still got dressed up,

And that was that.

The seats were indeed

Much more spacious,

The staff worked hard to

Be very gracious.

Passengers behaved

With manners and charm,

None ever thought of

Committing any harm.

Yes, times do change

Of that i'm quite aware,

That should never mean we

Dispense with behavior while up there.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Yesterday, i showed up at Ms. G's house to work as usual, and she asked if i was up for an adventure.  Of course i was, so we went to a rescue out in the country to help them get hurricane prepared.  It was a great place, i had fun meeting people who are very into rescue, and i am thankful we were able to get them as ready as you can ever be for a storm.


Today is:

Candies Day 

Coronation Day -- Cambodia (anniversary of King Norodom Sihamony, in 2004)

Cumhuriyet Bayrami -- North Cyprus; Turkey (Republic Day)(1923)

Hermit Day / Hide From Everyone Day -- internet generated, for those who would rather have a peaceful day today than celebrate the other holidays listed; look up how to be a hermit on wikihow

Internet Day -- it's predecessor went live today, see Today in History for detail

Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day (And end up either getting yourself and everyone around you in a good mood, or yourself being observed at the hospital in a padded room.)

Mawlid an Nabi -- Islam/Muslim (Prophet's Birthday, began sunset yesterday; celebrated over the next several days, depending on which country)

Naming Day -- Tanzania

National Cat Daddy Day

National Cat Day -- US  

National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day

National Oatmeal Day

Punkie Night -- Hinton St George, Somerset, England (a celebration for children and adults who carry candle-lit punkies -- the best one wins a prize -- made out of mangel-wurzels, a type of beet, and sing old punkie songs asking for money or treats)

Second Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar (a very poorly attended event -- who wants to play second fiddle?)

St. Mary of Edessa's Day (Patron against sexual temptation)

World Psoriasis Day  

Birthdays Today:

Gabrielle Union, 1972

Winona Ryder, 1971

Joely Fisher, 1965

Randy Jackson, 1961

Finona Hughes, 1960

Kate Jackson, 1948

Richard Dreyfuss, 1947

Melba Moore, 1945

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 1938

Dominick Dunne, 1925

Bill Mauldin, 1921

Fanny Brice, 1891

Charles Hercules Ebbets, 1858

Daniel Decatur Emmet, 1815

James Boswell, 1740 (wrote the biography of Samuel Johnson)

Edmund Halley, 1656 (O.S. Date) (yes, that Halley, found the comet)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Internet, 1969 (the first connection between computers that would become the Internet someday was made on this date when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute; this grew into ARPANET, and is now the Internet we know and yell at.)

"Let's Face It"(Musical), 1941

"Don Giovanni"(Mozart K. 527), 1787

Today in History:

Cyrus the Great entered the city of Babylon, BC539

First trial for witchcraft in Paris, 1390

Sir Walter Raleigh, adventurer, writer, and courtier, is beheaded, 1618

A severe earthquake shakes New England, 1727

Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague, 1787

The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans, 1811

Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia, 1889

The first intercity trucking service, from Colorado City to Snyder, Texas, begins running, 1904

Turkey declares its independence as the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, 1923

Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal, 1956

Cassius Clay wins his first professional fight, 1960

Syria exits from the United Arab Republic, 1961

Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors, 1967

The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid, 1991

In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities, 1998

Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space, 1998

In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution, 2004

The 3G wireless transmitters at Mt. Everest make coverage available to the summit, 2010

Random House and Penguin merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, 2012

Turkey opens the first underwater rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia, 2013

China ends its one child policy after 35 years, 2015

New research is published indicating that the cacao tree was not first cultivated in central America, but in Ecuador by the Maya Chinchipe culture about 5,000 years ago, 2019


  1. Love your fences.
    I did wear makeup for a time - and am very, very glad to have left those days behind me.
    Love your poem - and wish that manners and politeness were values we retained. Too many people seem to think that they are old hat.

  2. We like the fun Halloween fences. Mom has always been a makeup wearer. Being a flight attendant for many years it was part of the job and became a habit, but with the pandemic and masks, she doesn't wear it and is enjoying life without.

  3. What a wonderful selection of fences. Thank you Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. I never understood the whole putting on a disguise thing. Those fences and decorations are really cool and hooray for helping the rescue, I'm sure they appreciated the help. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Happy National Cat Day! I broke the makeup habit when the pandemic started, haven't missed it at all!

  6. such an interesting (and perhaps disturbing) element to modern culture and society, that women should attempt to enhance appearance by using make-up.
    surely that simple statement is questionable on so many levels.

  7. I have never used foundation. I hardly use makeup now that I have retired. Not even lipstick since we started wearing mask.

  8. Love your poem. And, yes back in these days a trip to somewhere was an excursion with sunday dresses, and paper tickets made holes in by real people. Candies were bought for the trip - in real tins or sturdy, reusable boxes. Those were the days. But I agree! Let's keep the manners even if a trip is no more festive than crossing the street.
    And as for make up - that's also a habit, I nere got started on ;)

  9. I don't wear makeup either and I don't color my hair anymore. It is what it is and it takes very little time to shower, dress and go. I'm happy about that.

    Adventures are fun and that one was necessary. I hope you're safe from the storm.

    Love the poem and I remember those days. I wish they would return.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  10. LOve this. The first time I flew I wore a suit (and the second and the third etc) Now, people barely dress. Great poem, fence, six, and John Glenn's flight at 77 was an inspiration. He was one of my heroes anyhoo! Good one Mimi.

  11. Our Mama only puts a little cover up on the bags under her eyes and then mascara. Very rare that we see her in full makeup. Time consuming is right! We loved the different spooky fences. Wonderful that everyone is good and prepared for the storm, thank you for doing that! Have a great day.

  12. Fun and truthful story and great photos for Halloween ~ spooky ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. My whole life is so casual. Since we wear masks everywhere, mascara is all I use and I have to that because I am just a gray blob without it.

  14. NATIONAL CAT DAY !!!!!! HOOOO RAY !!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    the skeletons on the rocking chairs is a great decoration !

  15. Great Halloween photos. I enjoyed your poem and story too. I am also glad I never got into makeup other than some eyeliner.

  16. when I ws a teenager I wore all sorts of I never wear makeup- none what so ever! Havent since I became a mother 57 years ago! Now I think makeup makes women look older.....wrinkles show up more etc. Meanwhile I'd rather help rescue shelters- what you do for people and animals is wonderful and heart warming! Cheers and consider yourself hugged!

  17. baby boomers are already getting treated like crap in retirement homes. A couple months ago there was a video of a black guy punching a 75 year old boomer repeatedly in the face in a retirement home. Hey, maybe you boomers shouldn't have favored blacks and minorities over your own white children with your political correctness, multiculturalism bullshit? You boomers are getting exactly what you fucking deserve. Enjoy those retirement homes, boomer scum!

  18. Excellent use of prompt, Mimi. And, I can totally relate to your Six :)
    Perfect poem. I so remember those days. We did tet dressed up to travel - you pretty much dressed up for doing almost everything outside of the house back that involved going somewhere.
    That does sound as if it was an adventure! I'm sure they welcomed and appreciated the extra help making preparations for the storm.

  19. Covid has done its part to get me to stop wearing make up, and my face has been thanking me for it ever since! I wear a little mascara, sometimes some eye shadow, and otherwise nothing but moisturizer! It really is freeing!

  20. Love all the halloween fences and the skeletons waiting on the porch.
    I never wore much makeup, I have decent colour without it and often found in the summer anything I put on would just melt and slide off my face so I gave up and just let people see the real me.

  21. Enjoyed the SSS, and those Halloween pics are just brilliant!

  22. I used to be a make up user but I got tired of keeping it up


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