Thursday, December 3, 2020

Six Sentence Story, Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


Sometimes you just want to shine a beam of light into someone’s very dark and dreary world.

Yesterday i had 3 jobs, my volunteer job at the shelter was first and it went well, there were a lot of litter boxes to clean.

Ms. G had me fetching, toting, and moving stuff, and i got the regular work done, too.

When i got to Ms. S’s, her daughter-in-law had her at the dentist, and i cleaned and tidied and when she came back, i helped her d-i-l with getting her Christmas decorations out and other fun stuff.

Then Ms. JAI called and begged me, instead of coming to the visitation that night for an hour, would i please come stay at the house for the whole four hours so it would not be empty; one time when they left a house empty during a funeral visitation, they came back to find it had been robbed and ransacked, and they were afraid it might happen again.

No matter how long your day has been, sometimes you just have to shine that beam of light into someone’s very dark and dreary world.

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


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.     

We are starting to see the holiday fences:


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

Well, i like clowns at the circus,

But not at the "fun house."

Those places are at best creepy,

So i’ll sneak away like a mouse!


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 #1 Son was finally able to claim that drum set we got for free.  He has always wanted to play, and knows some, but now he has a whole set to enjoy.  Also, #2 Son is looking into guitar lessons.  They are using all of that musical training we worked so hard to give them as children!


Today is:

Advocate's Day -- India

Day of Remembrance for Bogatir (Great hero) Svatogor -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Fairy and Goblin Taunt-and-Tease Saturnalia -- Fairy Calendar

Festival for Bona Dea -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of chastity, fecundity, the earth, and fertility; a women's festival)

Festival for Serket/Selket -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (scorpion goddess, who healed from their sting; date approximate)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities -- UN

International Day of the Basque Language

Make a Gift Day -- internet generated, and go ahead, 'tis the season

National Apple Pie Day

National Ice Cream Box Day -- internet generated, for those who love ice cream that comes in the rectangular box, and being the first to dig in

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day -- be grateful you have one

Pompaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (procession dedicated to Zeus; date approximate)

Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day -- internet generated, and good to do every day, don't you think?

St. Francis Xavier's Day (Patron of African missions, foreign missions, missionaries, navigators, parish missions, Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, LA; ) related observance

     San Francisco Javier -- Navarre, Spain (special observances)

Takata no Inoko -- Sakurai, Japan (offerings for peace and good harvests)

Telescope Day -- marking its invention by Galileo in 1621

Tinsel Day -- remember when this stuff used to contain lead?

Anniversaries Today:

Illinios becomes the 21st US State, 1818

Birthdays Today:

Alicia Sacramone, 1987

Amanda Seyfried, 1985

Bruno Campos, 1974

Holly Marie Combs, 1973

Bucky Lasek, 1972

Brendan Fraser, 1968

Katarina Witt, 1965

Daryl Hannah, 1961

Julianne Moore, 1961

Julianne Moore, 1960

Rick Ravon Mears, 1951

Ozzy Osbourne, 1948

Jaye P. Morgan, 1932

Jean-Luc Godard, 1930

Andy Williams, 1927

Ferlin Husky, 1927

John Backus, 1924

Nino Rota, 1911

Carlos Montoya, 1903

Joseph Conrad, 1857

Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842

Gilbert Charles Stuart, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camelot"(Musical), 1960

"Troilus and Cressida"(Opera), 1954

"A Streetcar Names Desire"(Play), 1947

Alka-Seltzer, 1931

Today in History:

Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586

In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854

The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868

Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878

The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine, 1904

Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910

The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917

The first successful Technicolor movie, "Tall of the Sea," premiers in NYC, 1922

Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948

Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950

At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human, 1967

Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter, 1973

In one of the worst industrial disasters ever, a methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands, 1984

In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries, not including the US, Russia, or China, sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, 1997

XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California, 2005

The Nissan Leaf, one of the first mass marketed electric cars, is launched, 2010

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women, 2015

The first pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station, 2017

The 70th anniversary of NATO is marked by a gathering of world leaders in London at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, 2019


  1. Thank you for your much needed support for Ms. JAI.

  2. I hope you were able to prop up your feet and enjoy a good book or even a nap while house-sitting. And yes, it was the right thing to do.

  3. Around here lots of fences have pretty lights on them, haven't seen any with other decorations. It is sad about funerals, but around here for years people have someone at their home because it may be robbed if no one is there since it is usually advertised. Humans can be so terrible.

  4. It may be tiring but when people turn to you for help that means you are dear to their heart and they can rely on you to be there for them. May God bless you with good health and strength to help those needy souls.

  5. I'm glad you were able to fit housesitting in, that was very nice. Those fences are very pretty and that is a cute poem. Those were fun thankfuls too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Clowns can be nice but the clown in " IT " was scary.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Busy, busy, busy in your world! I love it when folks get playing music, good for your sons! I agree on clowns, spooky!

  8. ...thereby adding to the light in an all-to-often dark world

  9. You had a long day yesterday. I'm glad it worked out for you and for Mrs. JAI. That's a load off ones shoulders for sure.

    Love the poem. I agree that those places are creepy and scary.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  10. What a great reminder that we need to be a light unto the world. And it's nino rota's birthday, I love his music.

  11. Great Poem and Thankful. Hope you feel the same after practice night mol

  12. You work too hard ~ great fence photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Thank you for helping Mrs. JAI. It's really awful that she had to be afraid that her house might be broken into while attending a funeral visitation.
    I never forgot my musical training I had as child as well, I hope your sons will have lots of fun!

  14. sadly, Ms Jai was/is correct. This happened to a neighbor where mom lives; how D low can people get...that you have to ROB a house that's burying a loved one....

    weezer { grandmother } would have ENJOYED apple pie day !!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  15. You one of the kindest person ever! Big hugs to you every day! Beam us up Mimi!

  16. Yes you do, Mimi, and because you are so willing to do that your own light shines even brighter. Thank you for being who you are.

  17. Great poem. I completely understand not wanting to leave the house unattended. We have had someone stay here when we go to weddings funerals, etc.

  18. You are most definitely a light that shines, Mimi. What a full day. There isn't anything in today's post that isn't uplifting! Lovely fence decorations, your poetry never disappoints and hurray for #1 and #2 sons! Time to make some music :D

  19. There's a pitiful attempt at a holiday fence at a house near my home, a single skinny strand of silver tinsel looped between three or four of the steel uprights of the gate.

  20. Your kindness shines brightly for those in need and those who need you. What a thoughtful soul you are. Loving all the shares here and the poetry. Everything is so much fun! Hurrah for #1 and #2 sons! Musical talent is amazing! HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO XO

  21. And you are that awesome beam of light.

  22. I did that for a friend a few years ago when her 18 year old son died tragically. I sat in their quiet house for several hours and felt the presence of that sweet boy the whole time. Nice 6, Mimi.


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