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Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.
This week's words are:
and/or the following image:
People watching was their favorite thing to do when dining out on their monthly date.
The place they'd chosen this time had plenty to see.
One rather colorful gent was doing his best to SLAUGHTER the English language, while his completely COLORLESS dining partner just sat there, silent.
The colorful one had a MUSTACHE, the other was as thin as a JOCKEY. Mr. Colorful was saying, "If yer gonna ELIMINATE WHISKEY, the populaces will just turn 'round to bootlegged hooch! It's pure dee WICKEDNESS, them aimin' to make this a dry county! After all, a man needs a bit of comfort now and again, don't he?"
His dining partner simply nodded, and kept eating.
"I almost wish I had a THERMOMETER" she said, giggling. "He's so stoic, I want to take his pulse and find out if his body temperature is near normal."
He grinned. "Yes, and from the way he's talking, I'd say the other one has already had plenty of 'comfort' tonight."
The two finish up, and the thin one paid the tab without a word as they left, leaving the couple to wonder if those two were friends, relatives, co-workers, or what.
Yes, they loved the people watching, it was their favorite night of the month.
As of the time i am preparing this post, the prompts are not up yet. As soon as they are, and i can get done with work and get to them, i will do my best to get back and get to them.
Administrative Professionals Day (original date)
Aggie Muster -- Texas A&M University
Birthday of Rome -- Rome, Italy (753 BCE)
Feast of Wadjet (a/k/a Udjet or Buto) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
First Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i (began sunset yesterday; through May 2)
Gio to Hung Vuong Day -- Vietnam (National Day; celebrating the founding of the nation by Emperor Hung Vuong some three millenia ago)
Grounation Day -- Rastafari (one of the Rastafarian's most important festivals, in honor of Haile Selassie's 1966 visit to Jamaica)
Heroica Defensa de Veracruz -- Mexico (Heroic Defense of Veracruz)
Homecoming of the Elves -- Fairy Calendar (Singing Festival)
Iroquois Corn Planting Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (three day celebration, always around this time of year)
John Muir Day -- US (American conservationist)
Kartini Day -- Indonesia (honoring a leader who helped emancipate women)
Kindergarten Day -- Germany; US (birth anniversary of Friedrich Froebel, in 1782, who began the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837)
Mibu Dainembutsu Kyogen -- Mibu Temple, Kyoto, Japan (nine day festival of kyogen performances which dates back to 1299)
National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day
National Tree Planting Day -- Kenya
Paralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (shepherd's festival of Pares, goddess of herders)
Queen's Birthday -- Falkland Islands; St. Helena(except Tristan da Cunha)
Ramnawami / Ramanavami / Chaitay Dashain -- India; Nepal (Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, avatar of Vishnu)
Swaminarayan Jayanti -- birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition
San Jacinto Day -- Texas, US
St. Anselm of Canturbury's Day
St. Bueno Gasulsych's Day (Patron of diseased cattle, sick animals, and sick children)
Tiradentes Day/Brasilia Day -- Brazil (honors Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, called "tooth puller", who fought for Brazilian independence)
Inauguration of Brasilia, Distrito Federal -- Brazil (anniversary of the 1960 inauguration of the new federal capital)
World Creativity and Innovation Day -- final day of World Creativity and Innovation Week, which always begins on DaVinci's birth anniversary
Robert Smith, 1959
Andie MacDowell, 1958
James Morrison, 1954
Tony Danza, 1951
Patti LuPone, 1949
Iggy Pop, 1947
Charles Grodin, 1935
Elaine May, 1932
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, 1926
Anthony Quinn, 1915
John Muir, 1838
Charlotte Bronte, 1816
Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel, 1782
Catherine the Great, 1729
Jan van Riebeeck, 1619
"Inherit the Wind"(Play), 1955
"Arms and the Man"(Play), 1894
Today in History:
Traditional date for the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, BC753
Marc Antony continues to battle the senators who assasinated Julius Caesar in the Battle of Mutina, which he loses, BC43
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England, 1509
Hernan Cortez lands in Veracruz, 1519
The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, granting religious freedom to all in that colony, 1649
Catherine the Great ends noble privileges in Russia, 1785
Tiradentes, leader of the independence movement in Brazil, is executed, 1792
Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican troops under Santa Ana, winning the Battle of San Jacinto and the independence of Texas, 1836
The first train crosses the first bridge over the Mississippi River, crossing from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa, 1855
Alexander Douglas patents the bustle, 1857
Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i' faith, declares his mission, 1863
The first firehouse pole is installed in a firehouse in NYC, 1878
The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen)is shot down, 1918
The first Aggie Muster is held, a remembrance of fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year, 1922
Brasilia is officially inaugurated as the capital of Brazil, 1960
In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang, 1989
Alexander Wolszczan announces his the discovery of extrasolar planets, 1994
The ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry are launched into orbit, 1997
By order of an Egyptian court, the name of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, is stripped from public spaces, schools and streets, 2011
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, 2019