Thursday, March 11, 2021

Pragmatic (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Ready for supper?"

"Is that all you have to say on this most auspicious occasion?"

"Well, I could say, 'Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub, yea G-d!'"

"Do you mean to tell me that at the start of us undertaking such a journey..."

"Oh, c'mon, the food's getting cold, tuck in already."

"Well, um, that does smell good, and, um, oh, all right, pass the butter, would you?"

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


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 fence and gate i pass every couple of weeks.


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

Sweet, precious child

Don't grow up so fast.

You have blessed time now

And it won't last.

Being older will come,

Please enjoy today

Don't let growing up too soon

Steal your innocence away.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

We are thankful to have Coda dog here this week while Little Girl is on duty.  It's always fun to have her.


Today is:

Bunching of Fairies for the Second Flight -- Fairy Calendar

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday:  Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

Charter Day -- Pennsylvania, US

Debunking Day -- internet holiday possibly started by someone tired of internet myths

Feast Day of Hercules/Herakles -- Ancient Roman and Greek Calendars

Frankenstein's Birthday -- Mary Shelley's famous tale was published today in 1818

Johnny Appleseed Day / Apple Appreciation Day -- death anniversary of John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman; some say March 18

King Moshoeshoe I's Anniversary -- Lesotho

Lailat al Miraj -- Islam (observance of Mohammed's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem; began at sundown yesterday, local customs and dates may vary)

Maha Shivaratri -- Hindu (festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marraige to Goddess Parvati; local observances and government official days off will vary)

National No Smoking Day -- UK (for help quitting, go here

National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day

Reestablishment of Independence -- Lithuania (independence from the USSR)

St. Eulogius of Cordova's Day (Patron of carpenters, coppersmiths)

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film -- International

World Kidney Day  

Worship of Tools Day -- begun by someone who knew we would be nowhere without tools

Anniversaries Today:

Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare, 1302

Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise, 1810

Birthdays Today:

Terrance Howard, 1969

Alex Kingston, 1963

Curtis Brown, Jr., 1956

Douglas Adams, 1952

Bobby McFerrin, 1950

Jerry Zucker, 1950

Dominique Sanda, 1948

Charles W. Swan, 1942

Antonin Scalia, 1936

Sam Donaldson, 1934

Rupert Murdoch, 1931

Ralph Abernathy, 1926

Mercer Ellington, 1919

Ezra Jack Keats, 1916

Harold Wilson, 1916

Lawrence Welk, 1903

Robert Treat Paine, 1731

Torquato Tasso, 1544

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cops"(TV), 1989

"A Raisin in the Sun"(Play), 1959

"Don Carlos"(Opera), 1867

"Rigoletto"(Opera), 1851

"I Capuleti e i Montecchi"(Opera), 1830

"The Daily Courant"(Newspaper; first British daily paper), 1702

Today in History:

Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty),BC1425

Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000, 1669

The first English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," begins publishing, 1702

Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation, 1708

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published, 1818

Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Maori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand, 1845

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government, 1848

The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield, 1864

The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture,1872

The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins, lasting 4 days, 1888

The first confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas, 1918

The Bank of Canada opens, 1935

Reginald Weit became the first African American to play in the US Tennis Open, 1948

Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," the first Broadway play by a black woman, opens, 1959

Mt. Etna in Sicily erupts, 1974

Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon, 1983

Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader, 1985

Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, 1999

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile, 2006

An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history, 2011

England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with a 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; this is England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins, 2017

China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, which will allow Xi Jinping to retain the presidency for life, 2018

Covid19 is declared a pandemic by the WHO, 2020

The journal Nature reports on the smallest dinosaur ever discovered; its skull was preserved in a piece of amber smaller than an average human fingertip, 2020


  1. Pragmatism works for me.
    And I do like your poem. The young are so often ready to grow up long before we are ready to let them...

  2. It looks like a nice house there with the fancy fence.

  3. That was a good story and a really cute smoochie poem. Have fun Coda! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Good story, fence photos and fun poem ~ So glad Coda is a joy to you ~

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Love the poem. We all wish our children and grandchildren would not try to grow up so fast.

  6. Excellent poem and fence photo! And your 6 sentence story was cleverly funny! Have a great day!

  7. Love that poem, too cute! The story was fun as always, you are such a wonderful writer! Have fun with Coda.

  8. I'm hungry now.

    The poem is spot on. Almost all little ones can hardly wait to grow up. Enjoy the freedom you have now.

    I know how much you enjoy having Coda visit. Enjoy.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  9. I am always ready for super! Great poem and Debunking day. we need that one for sure!

  10. Oh, I LOVE that poem! Soooo true!
    And that sounds like meals in my home! Pass the butter...

  11. Oh how true the poem presented for us today. I loved it. I think I'll give it to my granddaughter. She's 15 but wants to grow up quickly. I have a picture of her when she was a little girl. It stated " My Heart Belongs To Grandpa ". I love her and I love it. I wish she could stay that age but I know she's growing up as a beautiful woman. That picture will stay with me forever.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. I don't think I'd ever heard the Rub a Dub Dub Thanks for the Grub blessing until I was an adult and heard it from another adult sharing things learned in childhood. Cute SSS.

  13. Great post and that first newspaper was really something . It depended on paper and the press. Both were now available due to advances.

  14. excellent Six... simple, fun and totally relatable!

  15. Great story and poem. I hope we get to read more of the story. :)

  16. Smiles all around! Six, poem and what better thankful than spending time with a loved canine :)

  17. Your story and poem make me smile. :-)

  18. I remember rub-a-dub-dub being said at our table :)
    Love the little poem and the little girl, they always seem to want to grow up too soon.

  19. Hi Mimi! The week is almost over, and I am happy! It has been hectic and tough to keep up! I am thankful for you! I LOVE to come and visit, there is so much to read and see and I always leave happier than when I came. You are AWESOME! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  20. A darling poem full of truth! Thanks for joining us on Thursdays Mimi.....

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  21. A smile at the Six. Eat up while it's still hot!


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