Thursday, November 5, 2020

Paid in Full (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


“Well, that about wraps it up!”

It’s installed?

“Installed and ready to run any time you need it.  Now it’s just a matter of payment...”

Here, you are, legal tender, coin of the realm, in the amount required.

“It’s always a pleasure, enjoy your generator!”

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


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.     

A favorite white picket fence:


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

Here is the real true

El Dorado,

A city worth more than gold

Sap flowing, pulsing, beautiful,

The Earth’s living lungs.


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 the generator is installed.  Handyman Mike, The Generator Guy, came with Mr. Roy yesterday and between them they got it going.  Still a couple of touch ups, like the fuses to make it work automatically instead of just on manual, but still, it is in and it is a thing of beauty and we are all breathing a sigh of relief.


Today is:

Conmemoracion Patriotica en la Ciudad de Colon -- Panama

Day of the First Shout for Independence -- El Salvador

Egyptian Day -- Medieval Europe day of bad forturne (common saying on this day was, "Notwithstanding, I will trust the Lord.")

Festival of Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Guy Fawkes' Day -- Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador; New Zealand; UK; a/k/a Gunpowder Day, bonfires celebrate that Guy Fawkes plot did not succeed; related famous celebrations

     Burning of the Tar Barrels -- Ottery St. Mary, Devon, UK (17 barrels soaked in tar are lit outside 17 taverns and carried through the town)

     Lewes Bonfire Night -- Lewes, East Sussex, UK

     Turning the Devil's Stone -- Shebbear, Devon, UK (erratic stone, possibly from an Ice Age deposit, turned every year on this day to assure good forturne)

Men Make Dinner Day -- BBQ is not allowed, but you can go to for ideas

National Hot Sauce Day

Nones of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Popes Day -- US name for the remembrance of Guy Fawkes' Day

St. Elizabeth's Day and St. Zechariah's Day -- parents of John the Baptist (Elizabeth is Patron of pregnant women)

Thanksgiving Day -- Liberia

Wet Wellington Day -- Fairy Calendar (Imps and Gremlins; they really love it when this falls on a Wednesday)

Wuwuchim Fire Ceremonies begin -- Hopi Native American (dating approximate, as these ceremonies are now mostly closed to outsiders, a celebration of Masaw, god of death, and Spider Woman, the earth mother; a 16 day festival and manhood ceremony for adolescent boys)

Anniversary Today:

George W. Bush marries Laura Welch, 1977

Birthdays Today:

Kevin Jonas, 1987

Corin Nemec, 1971

Judy Reyes, 1967

Tatum O'Neal, 1963

Tilda Swinton, 1960

Bryan Adams, 1959

Bill Walton, 1952

Peter Noone, 1947

Sam Shepard, 1943

Art Garfunkel, 1941

Elke Sommer, 1940

Geoffrey Wolff, 1937

Ike Turner, 1931

Vivien Leigh, 1913

Roy Rogers, 1911

Joel McCrea, 1905

Strom Thurmond, 1902

Raymond Loewy, 1893

Will Durant, 1885

Ida M. Tarbell, 1857

Eugene Debs, 1855

Debuting/Premiering Today

"Into the Woods"(Sondheim musical), 1987

"Fifth of July"(Wilson play), 1980

"The Nat King Cole Show, 1956

The New York Weekly Journal(first edition), 1733

Today in History:

Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China, 1228

Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany); it is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary, 1499

St. Felix's Flood ravages the Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands, 1530

The Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholics were trying to blow up the English Parliament, is foiled, 1605

The first post office in the Colonies is opened in the home of Richard Fairbanks, 1639

Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote in Rochester, NY, 1871

The first US patent for a gasoline driven motor car is granted to George B. Selden, 1895

Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena from Sheepshead Bay, NY, completing the first transcontinental plane flight, in 49 days, 1911

Colombia joins the United Nations, 1945

USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China — the first US Naval visit to China since 1949, 1986

André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada, but is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door, 1995

Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial, 2006

China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon, 2007

Collins Dictionary names "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender", 2015

NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space, 2018


  1. LOVE your poem. And agree wholeheartedly.
    Hooray for the generator too.

  2. Glad the generator is ready to roll, but it is one of those things you hope you never need to use.

  3. Very nice 'alternate' form of the prompt.
    And, surely worthwhile an investment. Up here we don't have your hurricanes and storms, we have old trees. Grateful for the alternative source of electricity

  4. I could have done with a generator when our leckie went down the other night! Must say, your words describe that beautiful picture just perfectly.

  5. Hooray for generators! That was a purrfect poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. The first thing I thought of was legal tender. Also Guy Fawkes Day, one of my faves.

  7. Beautiful poem.......absolutely beautiful! Thanks for being part of Sammy's Poetry Thursday.

    Hugs, Pam

  8. What a beautiful poem, my favorite so far! Yay, you got a generator - we always talk about it but haven't got one yet, thanks for the reminder.

  9. Congratulations on the new generator. It's a good thing to have.

    I love the poem too. Well done, my friend.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  10. Nice story and poem. Yay for the generator! I need to bug my hubby about ours. The power was out for an hour the other day and I told him it was God's way of reminding him and he replied, "is that what you are calling yourself now? " Ugh!

  11. What does it generate? White fences?

    God bless.

  12. YAY for the generator !!!! awesome job on the poem !!! art; seriously dood; happy 79th ☺☺♥♥

  13. so glad you got your generator ~ it is worth it~ and wonderful fence photos ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Generators are important when you live in hurricane territory, right?

  15. my thankful thursday this week is a throwback thurdsday as well.

  16. So happy you have some peace of mind should the power go out. But you know, the odds are favorable now that you have a generator, at the ready, you probably won't need it for the rest of the season, lol

  17. Yay, a generator is so important! Very excited for you that it got installed. We hope you had a great Thursday!

  18. Hooray for working generators. And for trees, truly the lungs of the earth.

  19. Your image posted and the poem gave me chills. Beautiful!

  20. The tender time of tendering payment... all good if all is good.

  21. May the generator last for generations.

  22. I have been behind but I am catching up with my comments. The days seem to go so quickly. The poem was very unique. I love poetry. May your generator last a very long time! It is a purchase we need to make. Have a great new day. HUGS and LOVE


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