"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!
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)
Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell, 1993
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
"Do I Hear a Waltz?"(Musical), 1965
"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
Loved your poem - and admired the workers.
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 ;)ReplyDelete
Good idea. I never thought of rinsing the coffee filters. It is good to recycle the filters. Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Today's Misreading: Forget Mom and Dad Day?!?ReplyDelete
I really need to stop reading you before coffee, Miz Mimi! (I've reused filters myself.)
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I can't do without my 'go-juice' either. No matter what has to be done!ReplyDelete
always so well thought out. you really put work into these. Also, Charlie Pride day RIPReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 tooReplyDelete
You are not cheap, you are frugal. I know this to be true.ReplyDelete
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. ♥
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?ReplyDelete
That's my line for sure..." I am not cheap I am frugal"!ReplyDelete
Great poem and story. I am cheap. McDonald's coffee is only $1 and it tastes better to me than Starbucks.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love the poem Mimi. If only the young ones could realize why we do it.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Cute poem and wonderful lesson.
Yay! for finding the strings. The case is an excellent place to keep them :)
Today is an Absolutely Incredible Day! I did some housework! Wonders will never cease! ;)ReplyDelete
Take good care. :)
I like the helping poem.ReplyDelete
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.
Superb poem for the photo this week Mimi.....it'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.....ReplyDelete
Lovely poem and story ~ XoReplyDelete
Living moment by moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
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!ReplyDelete