Thursday, November 19, 2020

Plugged (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Good-Time Granny (Sammy’s Poetry Day) and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


“What in the world?” the plumber held up the offending plug he’d just dug out of the kitchen sink drainpipe.

We looked at each other guiltily, not quite sure how to explain.

Looking more closely, he said, “It looks like a huge hunk of wax!”

“Um, well, it is wax,” i started to say.

“See, we were making candles,” my best friend and partner in crime broke in.

The plumber just shook his head and started the process of reassembling the pipes.

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

(Yes, based on a true story.)


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.     

Gosia has been MIA in the blogosphere for a while, so as soon as i can figure out how to do so, i am going to start putting up a link and inviting anyone who has a fence to share to join in.  If Gosia comes back, i will pass the baton back to her, of course, but in the meanwhile, i want to keep it going, i do enjoy looking for different fences to share.

The following is a fence within a fence:


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

Hold on to me tight,

I am young at heart but not

Quite so young at feet!

Wish I’d known sooner

That this is so much fun!

Hold me well,

I’m not quite done.

I’ll pop a wheelie

Just like the grands,

Maybe next I’ll give a listen

To their heavy metal bands!


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

We are all thankful that #2 Son was not seriously injured when a car struck his motorcycle and fled the scene.  Scrapes, bruises and a broken small toe will all heal, and the motorcycle was repairable.


Today is:

Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?

Automatic Toll Collection Day -- the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954

Catholic School Principal Appreciation Day -- originally designated by the National Catholic Education Association 

Discovery Day -- Puerto Rico

Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day -- anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Fast for an Abundant World Harvest -- now unsponsored, but one way to help can be found here 

Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain -- Monaco (National Day)

Flag Day -- Brazil

Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day -- Belize

Great American Smokeout -- save money and your life, try not to smoke today; started by the American Cancer Society 

“Have a Bad Day" Day -- for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

International Men's Day -- Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States

Liberation Day -- Mali

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day -- internet generated, but a good idea

St. Obadiah's Day (Obadiah the Prophet)

Use Less Stuff Day -- a great idea!  not an officially sponsored day, but get information about using less stuff 

"What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?" Day -- internet generated, and a fun question to research

Women's Entrepreneurship Day   

World Philosophy Day -- UNESCO 

World Toilet Day -- sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to proper sanitation)

Anniversaries Today:

Zion National Park is established, 1919

Women's Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874

Birthdays Today:

McCaughey Septuplets, 1997

Kerri Strug, 1977

Savion Glover, 1973

Gail Devers, 1966

Terry Farrell, 1963

Jodie Foster, 1962

Meg Ryan, 1961

Allison Janney, 1960

Anne Curry, 1956

Eileen Collins, 1956

Scott Jacoby, 1956

Glynnis O'Connor, 1955

Kathleen Quinlan, 1954

Ahmad Rashad, 1949

Calvin Klein, 1942

Garrick Utley, 1939

Ted Turner, 1938

Dick Cavett, 1936

Jack Welch, 1935

Larry King, 1933

Roy Campanella, 1921

Indira Gandhi, 1917

Peter Drucker, 1909

Tommy Dorsey, 1905

Billy Sunday, 1862

James Garfield, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Heaven's Gate(Film), 1980

"Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle"(TV), 1959

The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954

Today in History:

The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095

Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621

The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794

The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794

Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805

Warsaw University is established, 1816

The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824

The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847

Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863

Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874

Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903

NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911

Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916

The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928

Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954

The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, 1954

Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959

Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977

Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998

The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999

Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008

Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010

The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

‘Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1), the first interstellar object in our solar system to be detected by humans, is sighted by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakaia Observatory, Hawaii, 2017 

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the LA Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 2019


  1. Wonderful picture and poem. Do I admire her spunk!

  2. I so love the skate boarding image :) :)

  3. I hope Gosia is ok.
    Love your six sentence story and the feisty fun loving woman in your poem as well.

  4. Different shapes and spaces that molten wax can occupy :)

  5. Your picture and poem really made me miss my guy. He taught me to be brave.

  6. Yikes, we're sure glad #2 son is okay, that sure is scary. That was a cute poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Oh, my. What a mess for that plumber!
    Love your poem too.

  8. " Hold on to me tight,

    I am young at heart but not

    Quite so young at feet!............"

    I just enjoy the poems that you put in every week Mimi. Thanks my friend, it makes my day.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Wax - MOL! I love that poem, it made me giggle. Have a great day!

  10. Oh the wax. Yes I've seen that done more than once and happily not in my sink.

    All the links cost money. All under 30 bucks a year and they are easy to set up. I'm sure you'll figure out what you want to do.

    Love the poem. Well done.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  11. Oh my gosh- glad your son is ok! Plus the sink too.....I've done kitchen crazee stuff often! Take care and have a lovely day!

  12. rather like having cookies in a tupperware stored inside the stove and forgetting they were there until the house stunk like plastic !!! ;)

    nice take on the poem today and so sorry to hear about your son . I hope some business nearby might have security camera's installed; and body shops alert law enforcement ~~~~~~~~~

  13. très bon, Meg Ryan yes, alligator wrestling no, and the boy once flushed a ninja turtle down the loo since they live in the sewer dad, epic eye roll and epic plumber's bill!

  14. well. assuming the wax is liquid at one point in the process, kinda makes sense to dump the excess down the drain!
    fun Six

  15. Then there was the time...when I worked at the beekeeping company and lo and behold there were they beautiful glass vases with wax. Well...silly me...melted the wax and poured it down the drain. And we had a septic tank. And and and...embarrassed I was...


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