Thursday, April 15, 2021

Meandering (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday, an A to Z Post


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"What are you doing?" he asked, as she sat slumped over with her head on her desk.

"Trying to rest my eyes," she answered, "I am fearfully sleepy today and my eyes just keep shutting on me."

"It's too early to go to sleep, if you take a nap now,  you will wake up at 2am and not be able to sleep the rest of the night and it will be worse tomorrow."

"I know, so what do you suggest, 'cause I think I'm going to go to sleep whether I want to or not if I just keep sitting down."

"It's a lovely evening for a walk -- maybe a stroll down to the park and back?"

"Sure, if we can meander past the ice cream place while we're down there!"

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


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.     

Ms. S's old house was bought by the people who lived behind her.  They had the plots redone legally so her remodeled house now has almost no back yard, most of that area is now their back yard.  They are going to rent the house out.  Here's the new fenced in area behind her old house:


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

It was so very easy

To sit back in your seat,

And if you wanted something

To drink or smoke or eat

A very helpful lady

Was right there in the aisle

To sell whatever you need,

'Twas service with a smile!


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 for two things.

The first is that when i got home from work yesterday, i was able to collapse in bed and stay there a few hours.  It was one of those times when the schedule just got to me, i had to recharge my batteries they were low.

The second is that my Words for Wednesday friends, who were waiting for me to get to my story, were kind about the delay.  It was later than usual, but my story is there.


Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Saille (willow) begins

Day of the Sun -- North Korea (Kim Il Sung's Birthday Holiday)

Fast Food Day -- the first franchised McDonald's opened this day in 1955 in Des Plaines, IL, US

Father Damien Day -- Hawaii, US (Patron of lepers)

Festival of Heru; Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fluff Appreciation Day -- internet generated

Fordicalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (cow sacrifice to the earth mother, Tellus Mater)

Get to Know Your Customers Day (celebrated the 3rd Thursday quarterly)

Guangzhou (Canton) Spring Trade Fair -- Guangzhou (Canton), China (a month-long spring trade fair held the same dates each year)

Hillsborough Disaster Memorial -- Anfield at Liverpool, England

Jackie Robinson Day -- Major League Baseball

National D.A.R.E Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation)

National Glazed Ham Day

Rubber Eraser Day -- today in 1770, Joseph Priestly described a vegetable gum which had the ability to rub out pencil marks

St. Hunna's Day (Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen)

Swallow Day -- England (traditional date of the return of chimney swallows)

Take a Wild Guess Day -- sponsored by Jim Barber as a day to honor guesses, hunches, inspirations, speculations and other forms of “intuitive intelligence"

Tipsa Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (celebration of the start of plowing)

Titanic Remembrance Day

World Creativity and Innovation Week -- always begins on DaVinci's birth anniversary

    World Art Day -- because he was an artist as well as inventor

Yom Ha'Atzmaut -- Israel (Independence Day; began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Anniversary Today:

Gallaudet University is founded, 1817 (first US public school for the deaf)

Birthdays Today:

Emma Watson, 1990

Ilya Kovalchuck, 1983

Seth Rogen, 1982

Patrick Carney, 1980

Anna Torv, 1978

Emma Thompson, 1959

Evelyn Ashford, 1957

Heloise Cruse Evans, 1951

Amy Wright, 1950

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, 1947

Claudia Cardinale, 1939

Roy Clark, 1933

Elizabeth Montgomery, 1933

Leon Schotter, 1922

Harold Washington, 1922

Hilda Simms, 1920

Hans Conried, 1917

Bessie Smith, 1894

Thomas Hart Benton, 1889

Sam Rodia, 1875

John Munroe Longyear, 1850

Henry James, 1843

Joseph E. Seagram, 1841

Charles Willson Peale, 1741(O.S. date)

Leonardo da Vinci, 1452

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"In Living Color"(TV), 1990

"Driving Miss Daisy"(Play), 1987

Today in History:

Pope Innocent III refuses to grant permission to the Jews of Cordova, Spain, to build a synagogue, 1250

Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London, 1755

The first school for the deaf in the US opens in Hartford, Connecticut, 1817

The last day US silver coins are allowed to circulate in Canada, 1870

Harley Proctor begins producing Ivory Soap, 1878

General Electric Company is incorporated, 1892

The Titanic sinks, 1912

Insulin becomes available to diabetics, 1923

Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas, 1924

Jackie Robinson debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947

White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city, 1957

Tokyo Disney Resort (and the Tokyo Disneyland park) opens in Tokyo Bay (Japan), 1983

Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China, 1989

Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization, 1994

Astronomers at San Francisco State University announce the discovery of the first multiplanet solar system besides our own, three planets around Upsilon Andromedaie, 1999

Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe, 2010

In a Schrodinger's cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light; this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another, 2011

Ceremonies and special events marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic are held around the world, 2012

Google publicly offers Google Glass for the first time in a one-day online sale at $1,500 apiece, 2014

Nokia announces that it will purchase Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, creating the second-largest manufacturer of mobile communication products behind Ericsson, 2015

Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof, 2019


  1. I remember the "cigarette tray" girls in cinemas and am horrified now to think of all the smoking and possibilities of the theatre catching fire. it never happened thank goodness.

    1. Not caused by cigarettes, but...

  2. I do hope the walk and the ice cream helped - and they certainly couldn't hurt.

  3. it is best to keep in motion... sometimes it helps to think of walking as controlled

  4. I never saw such aisle girls in the cinema, only in circus. But still, what a service!
    I hope ice cream helped.

  5. I remember the ice cream and cigarette lady used to walk backwards in my local cinema!

  6. Great as always...and Elizabeth Montgomery too boot

  7. I am thankful for all the interesting things you post on your blog daily. I always love your poems.

  8. Ice cream always helps! (Busy day wasn't it??)

  9. Sometimes a nap makes all the difference, get some rest busy woman!

  10. I love the story and yes ice cream and a walk would wake me up too.

    I've come one that way. Had to have a nap or else nothing was going to get done.

    Love the poem. I remember those days.

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

  11. I could go for a nap too! It's a shame about the disappearing yard but those are nice thankfuls! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. Wonderful poem and thankfuls. It is nice to nap after work but Dad never could with all our chores. He is so glad to be re-tired and less tired

  13. Nice story- ice cream or a nap- tough call. Great poem and thankfuls too. XO

  14. I suspect he knew her mind would go there (to the ice cream) if he mentioned taking a walk. Clever hubby. Between the walk and the ice cream, she might even get a good night's rest.

  15. I too came home and crashed yesterday! And today! The vaccine has taken a little more out of me than I anticipated. And we are thankful for you Mimi! Your posts are always so uplifting and down right fun!

  16. Most of the time, a walk will help. Of course, the added incentive of ice cream is sure to motivate!
    As always, a great poem to match the image. What simpler times those were.
    Sometimes a couple of hours is all it takes to get on track. Glad you were able to do that.

  17. Love the Six, Mimi. Afternoon siesta nap is sacred here, but can easily be put off by a walk if ice cream is an option :)

  18. I don't remember those ladies in the aisles - but my Mom and Dad did and I can remember them talking about it. Interesting job in the day. GREAT POEM TOO!

    Hugs, Pam

  19. Definitely you need the ice cream if you are sleepy. :)

  20. A stroll and ice cream, life at its best