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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, the words are:
and/or the following image
She'd just come in from the MARKET, rushed as always. There was always so much to do, she thought, life here was not much better than back "home" in that regard.
Listening to the men in the public room, she was worried as usual. There was a SURGING IMPULSE toward rebellion among many of them which got worse when the WINE and ale were flowing. She understood, more than many would have guessed, she and her husband having discussed this many times. Still, she almost wished they didn't have to CONGREGATE in the tavern she and her husband had worked so hard to make into a successful enterprise.
She had no desire to return to the life of the PEASANT she had once known.
In setting down her purchases and trying to LIGHT the lantern, she knocked a platter to the floor. The clang caused the conversation in the public room to stop abruptly, and her husband threw the door open and peered in. Seeing her, he smiled and nodded, knowing how hurried she was to try to get the stew on for supper. He went back out and explained it was an accident, there was nothing to worry about.
She realized if the men in the next room were that concerned about being overheard, they must be plotting in earnest. As riled up as all of them were over the taxation issue, she knew they were now willing to HAZARD a war.
Heaven help us, she thought, we are going to need it.
Administrative Professionals Day -- US
Biological Clock Day -- the "biological clock gene" that governs the`circadian rhythm in mice was isolated on this day in 1994
Chicken-Tickling Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)
Cubicle Day -- the only way to celebrate this is to go read Dilbert
Feast of Jamal(Beauty) -- Baha'i
Festival of Floralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (three day festival to Flora, goddess of flowers and vegetation)
Great Poetry Reading Day -- make sure you read some great poetry today
Hidaka Hibuse Matsuri -- Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (through the 29th; floats, child musicians, traditional costumes, and fun)
International Guide Dog Day
James Monroe Birthday Celebration -- Charlottesville, VA, US (at his home, Ash Lawn-Highland)
Kiss Your Mate Day -- guys, do not forget this one, in case she reads it somewhere on the internet; kiss her, then read her a great poem
National Blueberry Pie Day
National Day of Mourning -- Canada (In conjunction with Workers' Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work, honoring those injured or killed on the job)
National Heroes Day -- Barbados
Pay It Forward Day -- International (begun in the US as National Pay It Forward Day, it is now observed in over 80 countries)
Rip Cord Day -- the first successful jump with a parachute that used a rip cord was this day in 1919 by Leslie Erwin of the U.S. Army Air Corps
Sa die de sa Sardinia -- Sardinia, Italy (Sardinia Day, celebrating the uprising of 1794)
St. Peter Chanel's Day (Patron of Oceania)
Saint Pierre-Chanel Day -- Wallis and Fortuna
Sts. Vitalis and Valeria's Day (Patrons of Thibodaux, Louisiana)
Victory Day -- Afghanistan
Walk @ Lunch Day -- founded and encouraged by Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Workers Memorial Day / World Day for Safety and Health at Work -- International (remembering all who have lost their lives or been injured on the job)
Maryland becomes the 7th US State, 1788
Jenna Ushkowitz, 1986
Jessica Alba, 1981
Penelope Cruz, 1974
Jorge Garcia, 1973
Nicklas Lidstrom, 1970
John Daly, 1966
Elena Kagan, 1960
Ian Rankin, 1960
Nancy Lee Grahn, 1958
Mary McDonnell, 1952
Jay Leno, 1950
Marcia Strassman, 1948
Harper Lee, 1926
Oscar Schindler, 1908
Erich Salomon, 1886
Lionel Barrymore, 1878
Mifflin Wister Gibbs, 1828
James Monroe, 1758
"One Man's Family"(Radio), 1932
Today in History:
Nichiren Buddhism is founded, 1253
Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmen from the HMS Bounty are set adrift, 1789
Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched, 1869
Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union., 1920
The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas, 1930
A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans, 1932
Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki, 1947
The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1952
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France, 1969
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed, 1977
Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist, 2001
According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, 2011
In recognition of democratic reforms, the European Union opens an office in Burma, 2012
The government of India announces that electricity has now reached every Indian village, 2018
American diver Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), discovering three new marine species and finding plastic waste, 2019