Thursday, March 4, 2021

One Driver, Two Vehicles (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


In theory, it makes perfect sense for him to have his motorcycle to use most of the time, and his car for when the weather is bad or he has to carry more than he can fit in a backpack.

In fact, it works great, except when you move.

#2 Son is moving, so he used his car and a friend's truck to take his stuff to his new place.

Then came figuring out how to get both of his vehicles to his new place, since he can only use one at a time.

Of course, my name is "mommy" and so i am elected, he left his car here, i drove him back to his old place, he came back with the motorcycle and stored it here, taking his car with him.

After he gets off work tomorrow, guess who gets elected to pick him up from his new place and bring him here to get his motorcycle?

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


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.     


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

What are you saying!

I really can't go driving

'Til I am sixteen!?!


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 i've got all of my tax stuff ready to go to Grandpa's CPA, who does all of our taxes.  It's something i dread, but last year i kept a month by month list of everything, and today it only took me about two hours to get everything ready.  Yes, i'm doing the list again this year, so next year might go even faster.


Today is:

Charter Day -- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (1881)

Courageous Follower Day -- because leaders have to have someone to lead, and it can take as much courage to follow a great leader as to be the leader

Feast of Ra in His Barge at Heliopolis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Holy Experiment Day -- try something religious today

Hug a GI Day -- just don't get in trouble sneaking on base to do it

International Scrapbooking Industry Day -- can't find proof the industry actually set this day, but if you love scrapbooking, celebrate

March Dryads' Festival -- Fairy Calendar

March Forth - Do Something Day

National Grammar Day -- sponsored by The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar on March 4th, which is both a date and an imperative

National Poundcake Day

St. Casimir's Day (Patron of bachelors, kings, princes, single layment; Lithuania; Poland; against plague)

Tavern Day -- US (the first tavern in the US, a Puritan public house in Boston, MA, opened this date in 1634)

Toy Soldier Day -- Dr. Steel's Army, building a utopian playland and embarking on a worldwide mission of fun

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day -- UK (to focus on ensuring the positive wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties)   

Waltz Day -- some say National Waltz Day, and some Dance the Waltz Day, but no one says why this day; i say, waltz if you want to

World Book Day -- UK and Ireland (most other countries celebrate this on April 23; more information is here)   

Anniversaries Today:

Hot Springs National Park is established, 1921

Vermont becomes the 14th US state, 1791

Birthdays Today:

Patsy Kensit, 1968

Jason Curtis Newsted, 1963

Stephen Weber, 1961

Patricia Heaton, 1958

Catherine O'Hara, 1954

Emilio Estefan, 1953

Kay Lenz, 1953

Chris Squire, 1948

Mary Wilson, 1944

Paula Prentiss, 1938

Miriam Makeba, 1932

Joan Greenwood, 1921

Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., 1906

Knute Rockne, 1888

Garrett Morgan, 1877

Casimir Pulaski, 1747

Antonio Vivaldi, 1678

Prince Henry the Navigator, 1394

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"People Magazine"(Publication), 1974

"The Dick Cavett Show"(TV), 1968

"Nosferatu"(Horror Film), 1922

"Pénélope"(Fauré Opera), 1913

"Swan Lake"(Tchaikovsky Op. 20), 1876

Today in History:

Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources, 852

Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam, 1351

Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, from his first voyage, 1493

Hernan Cortez arrives in Mexico in search of Aztec gold, 1519

The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a royal charter, 1629

John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England, 1675

France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land, 1790

The first Jewish member of the US Congress, Israel Jacobs of Pennsylvania, takes office, 1791

A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario), 1791

In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington, 1797

In the Castle Hills Rebellion, in New South Wales, Australia, Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) lead the colony’s only significant convict uprising, 1804

Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia, 1848

The day without a US president -- Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in on the Sabbath (Sunday), so there is, technically, no president on this day, 1849

The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened, 1890

The great fire of Shanghai damages over 1,000 buildings, 1894

Victor Berger of Wisconsin becomes the first socialist congressman in the U.S., 1911

Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives, 1917

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia's renunciation of the throne is made public, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia publicly issues his abdication manifesto, 1917

Frances Perkins becomes the United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet, 1933

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant, 1954

The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90, 1957

The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation, 1962

The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1976

Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister, 1980

Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada, 1983

The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Comet Halley and the first images ever of its nucleus, 1986

The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex, 1998

No response is received in the final attempt to contact Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network, 2006

Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet, 2007

The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI, 2013

The Italian government sets aside 2 million euros for repairs to the ancient city of Pompeii after damage caused by heavy rains highlights the general decay of this World Heritage site, 2014


  1. Your poem fits the photo beautifully.
    Huge congratulations on the tax front.

  2. I like your poem and your story.
    But I wonder sometimes how different countries do things differently. As a private person with only normal income and such, I have never in my whole life had to do taxing. I remember my parents agonizing over doing this when I was a child, same as you describe here (1970es). It's now done automatically, deducted from my paycheck at the source, the tax authorities do the maths at the end of the year, and give me back if too much was taken or ask me to pay if too little was taken - and then it's only larger sums if you got a new job, payrise or got fired or other 'irregularities' (payable over the next year in instalments if not a tiny amount).

  3. Love the six love the baby pix

  4. Once a Mommy always a Mommy! Cute poem and an excellent and less taxing thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. I'd rather not think about doing my tax return - it's like the conundrum of having too many vehicles!

  6. That poor little boy wanted to drive so much. His face is so precious. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Great post ~ story ~ so true ~ lovely fence photos ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Thank goodness there are Moms - what would we all do without them?!

  9. I want that fence! Cute baby haiku:-)

  10. That is one fine fence and a great thankful.

  11. Yes, mommy is a name that's called when you need help. I so remember. Not so much anymore, but I so remember.

    Love the poem and I'm happy your taxes is easier this year. Ours are done we just need to file the first week of April. We don't have much to do anymore. We like that.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  12. Mommys get elected for everything or so it seems. We haven't done our taxes yet. They are generally straight forward. I'm sure we'll have to pay again this year which I don't like but who does?

  13. I LOVE the fences this week! Terrific! I love your story today, my name is Mommy too! And your Thankfuls rock! Have a marvellously happy day!

  14. Ha! In theory, a mother's work is never done, nor will she ever say no to her boy.

  15. Mom's are good for helping. Great job on story!

  16. Nice story, you are a good mom. And cute haiku. Thanks for the taxes reminder. :)

  17. essential existential questions* in a Six!
    fun Six

    * which came first? chicken or egg?

  18. Of course! Mom to the rescue! It can be a logistical challenge when you own 2 vehicles for sure.
    Perfect haiku for the image :)
    Thank you for the reminder, Mimi. I swear, I'm getting taxes done early this year!!!!!!!

  19. Here's how to do it: him on his motorbike, followed by you in his car, followed by someone else in your car to take you home again. Well, that's how my son did it when he moved with the help of two mates.
    I love that white fence.

  20. It is either mommy or daddy but most of the time, somehow it ends up mommy is the one gets chosen. Hahaha... Beautiful white fence and cute baby who can't go driving.

  21. What a great little poem for this photo - I guess he was jumping the gun a bit with the driving huh? We are always happy to read your poems on Poetry Thursday.

    Love, Teddy

  22. Oh, the things we do because we're 'mommy'! So glad he got settled.
    Love the picture.
    AND the poem!

  23. Mommy's love is a reliable love for sure.


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