Wednesday, December 9, 2020

That's A Lot of Packaging for Prunes (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Elephant's Child.      

This week's prompts are:

  1. Bent
  2. Icon
  3. Never
  4. Quiet
  5. Half
  6. Hope


  1. Other
  2. Mean
  3. Particular
  4. Little
  5. Life
  6. Anthem 

NEVER be QUIET seemed to be the ANTHEM of this PARTICULAR kitten.  It didn't just cry for the bottle, it howled with a voice that belied how LITTLE it truly was.

This one would fight for LIFE, and as long as it would put up a fight, there was HOPE.

No one in the family meant it in a MEAN way, but they truly tried not to get too attached.  They were BENT on bottle raising the kittens, then sending them back to the rescue for new homes.   After all, if they'd kept even HALF of the kittens they'd raised, the house would be overrun.

This kitten had OTHER ideas.  It would become an ICON for what happens when the tiniest bottle baby worms its way in and then becomes one of the biggest cats in the house, but still plays like a kitten several years later.

That's our Link, from barely two ounces when found abandoned after he was born to 15 pounds of will not be ignored cat.


Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all time favorite Christmas gift

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

National Day -- Myanmar

National Heroes Day / Vere Cornwall Bird, Sr., Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

Search High and Low For Your Gingerbread Recipe Day -- or just give up and go to the internet for a new one, that's where i found this "holiday"

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

Ullr Festival -- Breckenridge, CO, US (festival of the mythical Norse god of winter; through Saturday)

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)

Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962

Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907

"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854

YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978

Reiko Aylesworth, 1972

David Kersh, 1970

Kara DioGuardi, 1970

Jakob Dylan, 1969

Kurt Angle, 1968

Felicity Huffman, 1962

David Anthony Higgins, 1961

Joe Lando, 1961

Donny Osmond, 1957

John Malkovich, 1953

Joan Armatrading, 1950

Michael Nouri, 1945

Dick Butkus, 1942

Beau Bridges, 1941

Judy Dench, 1934

Buck Henry, 1930

Dick Van Patten, 1928

Dina Merrill, 1925

Redd Foxx, 1922

Kirk Douglas, 1916

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909

Grace Hopper, 1906

Margaret Hamilton, 1902

Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898

Clarence Birdseye, 1886

Joel Chandler Harris, 1848

John Milton, 1608

Edwin Sandys, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV special), 1965

"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960

"Salome"(Opera), 1905

"Charge of the Light Brigade"(Publication date, in The Examiner), 1854

Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536

New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793

The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835

The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872

Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884

Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888

The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903

The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960

Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966

NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968

The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971

The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979

Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985

Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990

In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003

Pakistan's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India, 2010

China creates a new "Confucius Peace Prize" to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it, 2010

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity has returned images from the red planet's Gale Crater showing evidence of sediment deposits, suggesting that lakes and rivers potentially existed across the planet millions of years ago, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises, 2015

Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand, erupts killing 16, 2019


  1. You have created a truly beautiful story with my random words (a story which is all the better for its truth). Thank you.

  2. The tiny kitten has grown into a big furry cat. Have a beautiful week.

  3. I once bought two tiny brushes for cleaning and they came in a box like that LOL

    Have a pruned boxtastic safe week 😷😷😷

  4. What a beautiful cat you have! I wish my little Princess had so much hair! It must be great for cuddling!

  5. Cool story about the cat, a real fighter! Companies need to figure out better packaging as there is so much waste and with everyone ordering on line, it is a big problem.

  6. What a lovely story. I'm constantly amazed by the over-sized boxes little items arrive in. And happy 60th Coronation Street - my life would be incomplete without it!

  7. I have received several packages that seem to be a whole lot more box & packing than the contents require.
    Sadly, I don't think any nation is celebration International Anti-corruption Day.

  8. Prunes are important, but that much packaging?! MOL! Link, what a beautiful story - I just fell in love with you sweetie.

  9. My dad loved pitted prunes. A fond memory.

    So that's the story of Link. They know how to get what they want and you were what he wanted. Great job.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. We get some small things with big packing too. That was a really beautiful Link story!!!

  11. I love your story. That is a lot of packaging for prunes. :)

  12. link...dood...ewe iz one total lee handsum tuxie and we iz glad ya went frum point A ta point 15....

    letz all haz pastree N watch Charlie Brown; de gurl haz it on dee vee dee; N watches it everee Christmas all theez mnaee yeerz later ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  13. I'm so glad Link found your family!
    This big packings only cause more waste, as if there isn't enough of this already.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  14. Sweet kitty photo and fun photo of prunes ~ LOL

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Link is a very lucky cat, nurtured and loved to health.

  16. Mimi, I'm tired with packaging boxes after moving. I will rest from that my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  17. Wonderful use of the words and wonderful story of a precious kitten.

  18. Tonight, I shall dream of a poet, warrior, rune magician Viking.
    I expect to wake up smiling... :-)

  19. Link knew what he was doing getting your attention any way he could. He knew he was meant for you.
    That IS a lot of packaging for prunes!

  20. I always love your stories. You're very talented. And, that is one festive fence!! Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

  21. awwww LInk you are my buddy! Lucy is the same way! Have a great day getting your way!

  22. Thank you for all the information and sharing the kitten with us which made me want one even more.


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