Thursday, March 18, 2021

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


"Oh, no, don't tell me we're out of coffee filters!"

"We can't be, I have to have my go juice, or I'll have to go buy some."

"Buying it costs too much, hold on, we might still be in luck -- if we didn't throw away -- nope, here it is!  I'll rinse out yesterday's filter and use it again, and stop at the store today."

"Your a genius, cheap, but a genius."

"I'm not cheap, I'm frugal!"

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


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.     

We don't see too many of these black "hurricane" fences around here, and i thought the wagon wheel was a nice touch.


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

We really get this job done,

Each man knows his part.

It's a matter of practice,

Both science and an art.

We teach the young ones early

How to do their share,

First I help you then you help me

After all, it's only fair!


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 found his guitar strings.  He was about in a panic, as buying more when the tax bill is coming due is just not an option.  They were, of course, right where he left them, in the case with the guitar!


Today is:

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day -- Camp Fire USA encourages everyone to send a note or letter to a young person today, telling him/her exactly what an incredible kid s/he is!

Awkward Moments Day -- harness the power of humor in life's more uncomfortable situations

Asklepieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Asklepios; date approximate)

Bindus Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (believed to be the day bears woke from hibernation)

Celtic Tree Month Fearn (Alder) begins

Cheikh Al Maarouf Day -- Comoros

Companies That Care Day -- national event that encourages employers to highlight and expand their employee and community initiatives, and recognize the people who make their companies successful     

Electric Razor Day -- Schick, Inc., marketed the first one today in 1931

Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- because we all make mistakes; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Goddess of Fertility Day -- a modern celebration of all goddesses of fertility

Grandparents' and Grandchildren's Day -- Michigan, US

Jacques de Molay's Day -- death anniversary of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Men's and Soldiers Day -- Mongolia

National Anthem and Flag Day -- Aruba

National Biodiesel Day -- birth anniversary of Rudolph Diesel, who unveiled his engine at the World Fair in 1900

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

Oide Matsuri -- Hakui, Japan (horse-back archery; through the 23rd)

Sheelah's Day -- Ireland (probably Sheela Na Gig, goddess of fertility; celebrated the day after St. Patrick's Day by those who say she was either his wife or his mother)

Sheep and Goats (Separation) Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Anselm of Lucca's Day (Patron of Mantua, Italy)

St. Edward the Martyr's Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day -- an internet generated holiday now used to honor those who have made a supreme sacrifice, all who have given their lives for others

Usajingu Reitaisai -- Japan (offerings to the Kami from the Imperial Household are shared in this very important festival)

Anniversary Today:

Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell, 1993

Birthdays Today:

Alexei Yagudin, 1980

Dane Cook, 1972

Queen Latifah, 1970

Bonnie Blair, 1964

Vanessa Williams, 1963

Irene Cara, 1959

Brad Dourif, 1950

Kevin Dobson, 1944

Wilson Pickett, 1941

Charlie Pride, 1938

Sashi Kapoor, 1938

F.W. deKlerk, 1936

John Updike, 1932

George Plimpton, 1927

John Kander, 1927

Peter Graves, 1926

William H. Johnson, 1901

Edward Everett Horton, 1886

Rudolph Diesel, 1858

Grover Cleveland, 1837

John Caldwell Calhoun, 1782

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Do I Hear a Waltz?"(Musical), 1965

"Tovarich"(Musical), 1963

"Tales of Wells Fargo"(TV), 1957

"The new Babylon"(Silent Film), 1929

"Verklarte Nacht"(Schonberg, Op. 4), 1902

Today in History:

Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England, 1190

German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem, 1229

Kraków is ravaged by Mongols, 1241

According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date, 1325

John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, 1673

Henry Wells and William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo, NY, 1850

Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada, 1893

Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience (he served only 2 years), 1922

The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City, 1922

The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern US states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people, 1925

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes, 1944

Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space, 1965

The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency, 1968

In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops, 1989

White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid, 1992

Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1994

British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language, 2003

For the first time, a woman served as imam, leading a public, mixed-gender, Muslim congregation in Jum'ah prayer and delivering the sermon, 2005

The Messenger spacecraft enters Mercury's orbit, 2011

Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing the Treaty on Accession, 2014

A bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings, 2018

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and US President Trump agree to close the US-Canada border to non-essential travelers in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid19, 2020


  1. Definitely cheap.
    Loved your poem - and admired the workers.

  2. Oh that no-filters around-panic. Well solved and well written. I like your poem too and feel with Sweetie. Why is it always hard to find thins that were misplaced - where they were supposed to be ;)

  3. Good idea. I never thought of rinsing the coffee filters. It is good to recycle the filters. Enjoy your day.

  4. Today's Misreading: Forget Mom and Dad Day?!?
    I really need to stop reading you before coffee, Miz Mimi! (I've reused filters myself.)

  5. Mom doesn't like coffee, but we do have a coffee machine thing and it has a washable filter so Mom doesn't have to worry about filters if someone comes by and wants coffee. Have a great day, and frugal is a good thing.

  6. Filtering out the filter works too! That was a good builder poem and a fun thankful too, our Dad has done that. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. I can't do without my 'go-juice' either. No matter what has to be done!

  8. always so well thought out. you really put work into these. Also, Charlie Pride day RIP

  9. Barn raisings are things of the past I'm guessing. However we have a large Mennonite community here and they probably pitch in like that for barns and homes for their own. I can't find anyone to help me just get my trash can out to the road.

  10. Glad things are going better with those string things and what a poem. Dad says he rinsed a few filters in this way but uses a percolator today. Great poem too

  11. You are not cheap, you are frugal. I know this to be true.

    Love the fence and the wagon wheel.

    Love your poem. The gals are all fixing lunch for their hard working men.

    Bless Sweeties heart. Just bless his heart.

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

  12. Nothing worse than running out of filters - MOL! Good recovery idea though! What a wonderful poem, don't you wish we still had that tradition, or something like it?

  13. That's my line for sure..." I am not cheap I am frugal"!

  14. Great poem and story. I am cheap. McDonald's coffee is only $1 and it tastes better to me than Starbucks.

  15. Sometimes in a pinch we resort to taking such steps. Knowing the stories from the past and what people did to make do, makes it easier to follow in their footsteps when necessary. Love your poem too.

  16. Love the poem Mimi. If only the young ones could realize why we do it.

    Cruisin Paul

  17. I had to laugh. The 1 or 2 times I ran out of filters, I used a paper towel, lol. Believe it or not, it worked pretty good!
    Cute poem and wonderful lesson.
    Yay! for finding the strings. The case is an excellent place to keep them :)

  18. Today is an Absolutely Incredible Day! I did some housework! Wonders will never cease! ;)

    Take good care. :)

  19. I like the helping poem.
    Those hurricane fences look a lot like what we call chain link fence and are often used for front fences and sometimes as the dividing fences between side or back yards, usually only about three feet high.

  20. Superb poem for the photo this week's not just the Amish who can pull together as a group/community and get things done...but they seem to have more practice at it! Thanks for being a poetry partner with us every week.....

    Hugs, Teddy

  21. Lovely poem and story ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. Paper towels work and I also often use a reusable washable metal mesh filter for Mr. Coffee. I also use an old style camp percolator, all metal washable parts. Because we do need our juice!


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