Wednesday, December 30, 2020

You Never Know What You'll Find in Carl's Freezer (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. Diverse
  2. Universe
  3. Reverse
  4. Terse
  5. Nurse
  6. Rehearse 


Today, i will be terse,

As i've no hangover to nurse,

New Year, a new universe,

From the Old Year, may it be diverse,

May all bad things reverse,

Sun's up, it's here, no time to rehearse!


Today is:

Araw ni Rizal -- Philippines (commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1896, as well as all victims of the Spanish government during their rule of the Philippines)

Bacon Day -- for those tired of the same old winter holidays, see

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Eccliesiatic Province -- Slovakia

Fairy Frequent Fliers' Awards

Falling Needles Family Fest Day -- gather the family, watch the needles fall from the tree, and have a party; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Feast of the Holy Family -- Catholic Christian

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute -- internet generated, and i'm not sure i'm up to it

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Nia(Purpose)

Lhosar -- Gurung People of Nepal (sometimes called the Tamu People; Losar is celebrated by the rest of Nepal in February or March)

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day -- shouldn't this be on Jan. 1, to help us get over the indigestion from the night before?

No Interruptions Day -- let people finish up what needs to get done before the New Year at work, and silence the devices at home that keep us from spending uninterrupted time with family 

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Ruggero of Canne's Day (Barletta, Italy)

Anniversary Today:

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, opens, 1940

Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984

Kristin Kreuk, 1982

Eliza Dushku, 1980

Laila Ali, 1977

Tiger Woods, 1975

Sean Hannity, 1961

Tracey Ullman, 1959

Matt Lauer, 1957

Meredith Vieira, 1953

Patti Smith, 1946

Davy Jones, 1945

Concetta Tomei, 1945

Michael Nesmith, 1942

James Burrows, 1940

Del Shannon, 1939

Joseph Bologna, 1938

Noel Paul Stookey, 1937

Sandy Koufax, 1935

Russ Tamblyn, 1935

Bo Diddley, 1928

Jack Lord, 1920

Bert Parks, 1914

Stephen Leacock, 1869

Simon Guggenheim, 1867

Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let's Make a Deal"(TV), 1963

"The Roy Rogers Show"(TV), 1951

"Kiss Me, Kate"(Musical), 1948

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987

A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066

Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703

The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817

Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875

Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879

The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903

Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906

Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922

Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927

The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948

In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981

Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993

Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005

The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009

The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km, 2012


  1. LOVE your poem. And am intrigued by the things that Carl keeps in the freezer.

  2. Your poem was great! Love learning whose birthday it is, too.

  3. Love the poem. I do hope we get the reverse of all the bad things that have happened this year.

  4. LOL Carl's freezer contents made me giggle :-)

    I liked the poem as always too :-)

    Happy New Year and best wishes from London :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  5. Love that poem. I have done something like it ... but not sas good. Now I feel like not publishing it. But I will! As one of my non-New-Years-resolutions is to do!

  6. You "little" verse stopped me cold. Well done!

  7. Very cute little poem! We're all in for celebrating bacon day!

  8. Way to go Mimi with your Words For Wednesday. My story is posted on my blog.

  9. " May all bad things reverse, " this was the most important line of this poem. Covid reverse and disappear.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. LOL! Well, that is a very eclectic grouping of refrigerator items! I love the New Year photo. On to 2021!!!!

  11. That's some fridge, I'd order out! Good poem too!

  12. Oh so good to have you comment again on my blog~ others have had problems also and find ways to get to my blog ~ an ongoing saga ~

    Carl ~ is another ongoing sage ~ whew! Yikes!

    Happy New Year to You,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Bacon Day! Hooray! I too have found the masking tape in strange p0laces! Love the poem!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  14. You never know when you're going to need some masking tape and the freezer is a good place to keep said tape. I laughed out loud.

    I won't have a hangover on new years day either.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Big hug. ♥

  15. Fun New Year's Eve poem! Masking tape?

  16. Great verse, 2021 can't be any worse! As for that freezer...!

  17. I've seen worse freezers than Carl's. May you have a calm and blessed 2021! Happy New Year.

  18. Oh Carl what were ya thinking? and yes your poem is so perfect for this year- wishing you and all in the universe a Happier and Healthier New Year!

  19. I like your poem, a great use of the words :)

  20. LOL, I put things in the strangest place before and wonder, how did that get there? :D Great poem! Here's to better things in the new year for sure!! Happy New Year, my friend!


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