Thursday, January 7, 2021

Zip It Up (Six Sentence Story), Accommodating (Good Fences), Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Are you ready for me to mail that letter?"

"Just a sec, I have to look up the Zip Code."

"They didn't give it to you?"

"They did, but I wrote it in such a hurry, I'm not sure I got it right, and it has to be right."

"Why is it so important?"

"As they say at the Post Office, 'No Zip, slow trip; wrong Zip, long trip'!"

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


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 very accommodating fence:


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

Here you go, 

human pup

I brought the ball,

I'll help you up.

Then we'll play,

It will be

Me for you,

And you for me.


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 Sweetie took out the garbage and recycle yesterday, and i am very thankful those things get picked up for us.


Today is:

Celebration of the First Week of Moonhopper -- Fairy Calendar

Fasching Carnival -- Munich, Germany (through Shrove Tuesday)

Festa del Tricolore -- Italy (Tricolour or Flag Day)

Harlem Globetrotters' Day -- anniversary of their first game in 1927

I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day -- declared by Bob O'Brien, Consumer Advocate, who encourages us to fight back

Nanakusa no Sekku -- Japan (Festival of Seven Herbs, dates back to the 7th century and recalls the medicinal herbs that were traditionally served to the emperor)

National Tempura Day

Nativity of Christ / Orthodox Christmas / Coptic Christmas -- Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians still using the Julian Calendar.

Old Rock Day -- a/k/a "St. Distaff's Day" or simply Distaff Day(the distaff, for spinning yarn, was also called a "rock"; today was the day women went back to spinning after the Christmas holidays)

St. Raymond of Penyafort's Day (Patron of attornies, barristers, canonists, lawyers, and medical record librarians)

Ultimate Fishing Show -- Detroit, MI, US (through Sunday)

Usokae -- Kameido Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (Bullfinch Exchange Day, Uso also means "lie" so when exchanging carved birds, it is considered a way of exchanging lies for the truth)

Victory Day over the Genocidal Regime -- Cambodia

Anniversary Today:

Princess Juliana of Netherlands weds Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, 1937

Birthdays Today:

Dustin Diamond, 1977

Jeremy Renner, 1971

Nick Cleg, 1967

Nicholas Cage, 1964

Katie Couric, 1957

David Caruso, 1956

Erin Gray, 1950

Kenny Loggins, 1948

Jann Wenner, 1947

Paul Revere, 1938

William Peter Blatty, 1928

Jean-Pierre Rampal, 1922

Vincent Gardenia, 1922

Charles Addams, 1912

Butterfly McQueen, 1911

Aristotle Onassis, 1906

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891

St Bernadette, 1844

Millard Fillmore, 1800

Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, 1745

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Video-Telephone, 1992 (US$1,499)

"Fame"(TV), 1982

"Flash Gordon"(comic strip), 1934

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D."(comic strip), 1929

"Tarzan of the Apes"(comic strip), 1929

Transatlantic telephone service, 1927 (US$75 for 5 minutes)

Today in History:

Calais, the last English possession in France, is taken back by the French, 1558

Boris Godunov seizes the Russian throne upon the death of Feodore I, 1598

Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia, 1608

Galileo discovers the first 3 moons of Jupiter (Io, Europa, and Ganymede), 1610

Francis Bacon becomes the English Lord Chancellor, 1618

A prototype typewriter is patented by Englishman Henry Mill, 1714

Battle at Panipat India: the Afghan army beats Mahratten, 1761

The Bank of North America opens in Philadelphia, the first US commercial bank, 1782

The first gas balloon flight across the English channel, by Blanchard and Jeffries, 1785

The modern Italian flag is first used, 1797

Liberia is colonized by Americans, 1822

The first railroad station in the US, in Baltimore, opens, 1830

Fanny Farmer publishes her first cookbook, 1896

The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS", 1904

The first steamboat passage through the Panama Canal, 1914

The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game, 1927

The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York City to London, 1927

"Buck Rogers", the first sci-fi comic strip, and "Tarzan," one of the first adventure comic strips, premier, 1929

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast, 1931

The "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts, 1934

President Harry Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb, 1952

The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM, 1954

Marian Anderson becomes the first black singer to perform at the Met (NYC), 1955

The Polaris missile is test launched, 1960

Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off, 1968

Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 1984

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union, 1985

The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns, 1990

U.S. President Clinton goes on trial before the U.S. Senate for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, 1999

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimates at least 17 billion planets exist that are comparable to the size of the Earth, 2013

A terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 and injures 11, 2015

It snows in the Sahara desert - up to 15 inches as reported in Aïn Séfra, Northwest Algeria, 2018


  1. I like this about the zip code: 'No Zip, slow trip; wrong Zip, long trip'! Cute pup with the ball in its mouth. Have a great day.

  2. The Zip code thing was fun. The fence and the poem good. Thankful and lists worth reading. In short., you have a very good blog. Thank you.

  3. So many things to be thankful for.

    God bless.

  4. The zip code makes a huge difference doesn't it - it is called a postcode here.
    Love your poem too.
    And hope to see Gosia again soon.

  5. Cool Zip code memory aide. Same here, get a single digit wrong and it ends up the other side of France!

  6. Great poem, perfect picture, and Millard Filmore too boot! Love this. Happy new year.

  7. what ever did we do without zip codes!!!!

  8. That was a cute zippy story and a cute poem too. We're always thankful so much stuff gets hauled away weekly. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. I am thankful for your poem and lovely photo to illustrate it.

  10. I love the poem. You do these so very well. Perfect in fact.

    Love the fence and tree. Excellent.

    Being thankful is a very good thing and I'm always happy that the garbage and recycle is picked up every week.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  11. super cute poem today !!! at first I thought that tree went THRU the fence until I saw damage :)

    here;s hoping 2021 is a happy year for all ☺☺♥♥

  12. It must feel so good to grow up with such a wonderful furry companion.
    And it's a good thing that the garbage disposal works well.

  13. Yep. Your Six hit home. I learned about zip codes the hard way.

  14. I totally bet they do (the saying at the post office*)
    Fun Six

    *while there are clarks and scotts employed by the Post Office, the 'natural' is surely rogers... systems and schedules, stamps and predictability lol

  15. Fun story and love the pup poem ~ Great fence photo ~ ^_^

    Moment by moment ....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Sweet photo and poem. post/zip codes are all very well, but can't "they" also read the town part of the address and maybe realise the post code is wrong? I sent a birthday card to my son-in-law two years ago, but relied on memory for the post code and he never received it. Now I always check it.

  17. Yay! You wrote a Six around zip code :D Oh, man. And isn't it the truth!
    Love your poem, Mimi. Love the pic. Perfect. Dogs are like that :)


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