Thursday, April 29, 2021

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


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"Mama, why are you and Dad playing that game again?"

"We enjoy playing chess after dinner, sweetheart."

"It's boring, it makes me yawn, it takes so long for the game to be over, I like Go Fish better."

"Well, let us finish this game and I'll play Go Fish with you for a little while before bed."

"Yay -- I'll go get the cards!"

"Honey, you play him as well as you play your pawns!"

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


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.     

Another fence i see often, but never had time to stop nad photograph.


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

Get in line, bro,

To the pond we go.

Without a care, 

We're nearly there.

Picnic is done,

'Til the next one.

People leave crumbs,

And pond has yums.

Life's good here,

Nothing to fear.

Stick with me, bro,

To the pond we go.


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 unsweetened iced tea, cool and refreshing after a long day at work.


Today is:

Arita Ceramic Fair -- Arita, Japan (finest porcelain in Japan; during Golden Week until May 5)

Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day -- Taiwan (anniversary of the landing in Taiwan of Ming Dynasty loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung to oust the Dutch colonists)

Feast of the Secret Masters -- can't find any real info on this one, and why should i if it's such a secret, but it is fun to think about

Fish Cleaning Night -- sponsored by David Letterman (it's okay if you don't have an audience, or Mariel Hemingway)

International Dance Day -- International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (begins sunset today)

Make-a-Book Day -- the Thursday of Family Reading Week 

Milk-Curdling Day -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

National Adult Public Skipping Day -- because somebody out there either wants you to feel like a kid again, or make a fool of you

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Nazul Al-Quran -- Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia (Quran Revelation Day)

"Peace" Rose Day -- an explanation of this name for the Rosa 'Madame A. Meilland variety

Poem in Your Pocket Day -- carry your favorite with you to share with friends and family to celebrate National Poetry Month     

Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Weapons -- on the day chemical weapons were outlawed in 1997

Ridvan, Ninth Day -- Baha'i (one of the festival days on which work and school should be suspended)

Runic Half Month of Lagu (water) begins

Showa No Hi -- Japan (Showa Day, the birth anniversary of Emperor Showa, begins the Golden Week holiday period of four major national days, through May 5)

Solar Alignment at Teotihuacan, City of the Gods -- Teotihuacan, Mexico (the ritual cave opening aligns to the sunset on Aug. 12 and Apr. 29, the same horizon position of the setting of the Pleiades)

St. Catherine of Siena's Day (Patron of fire prevention, firefighter, nurses, nursing services, people ridiculed for piety, sick people; Europe; Italy; Theta Phi Alpha Sorority; Allentown, PA, US; Siena, Italy; Verazze, Italy; against bodily ills/sickness, fire, miscarriages, sexual temptation)

World Wish Day -- from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, marking the date in 1980 that local police let seven-year-old leukemia patient Chris Grecicius be an officer for a day, sparking the idea of the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Zipper Day -- while i can't confirm it, the modern zipper was supposedly patented on this day in 1913

Anniversaries Today:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, marries Catherine "Kate" Middleton, 2011

Mike Nichols marries Diane Sawyer, 1988

Princess Irene marries Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma, 1964

Birthdays Today:

Andre Agassi, 1970

Uma Thurman, 1970

Carnie Wilson, 1968

Eve Plumb, 1958

Michelle Pfeiffer, 1958

Daniel Day-Lewis, 1957

Kate Mulgrew, 1955

Jerry Seinfeld, 1954

Nora Dunn, 1952

Dale Earnhardt, 1951

Johnny Miller, 1947

Zubin Mehta, 1936

Lane Smith, 1936

Rod McKuen, 1933

Robert Gottlieb, 1931

Celeste Holm, 1919

Tom Ewell, 1909

Hirohito, 1901

Duke Ellington, 1899

William Randolph Hearst, 1863

Oliver Ellsworth, 1745

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hair"(Musical), 1968

"ABC's Wide World of Sports"(TV), 1961

"Young Dr. Malone"(Radio), 1940

"There Shall be No Night"(Play), 1940

Roget's Thesaurus(Publication date), 1852

Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major(Mozart K. 454), 1784

Today in History:

The Moors arrive at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, 711

Joan of Arc arrives at Orleans to relieve the siege, 1492

Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet, 1587

Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru, 1623

The Ming Dynasty occupies Taiwan, 1661

James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia, 1770

The French Fleet prevents Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope, 1781

Peter Roget publishes the first edition of his Thesaurus, 1852

The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus  – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin, 1882

Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, NJ, receives a patent for the zipper, 1913

The North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden, the biggest in world, officially opens, 1930

The telephone connection of England-Australia goes into service, 1930

The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast airs, and episode of "Space Patrol" shown over ABC affiliate KECA in Los Angeles, 1953

The first military nuclear power plant opens, in Ft. Belvoir 1957

A cyclone strikes the Chittagong  district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless, 1991

Oldsmobile  builds its final car ending 107 years of production, 2004

Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation, 2005

Economic losses mount and class action lawsuits are filed as the U.S. Coast Guard plans a controlled burn to remove spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010

The International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect, 2012

German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America, the first world regions to do so, 2015

The animated series “The Simpsons” surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV, 2018

A mile-wide asteroid, 1998 OR2, passes within 3.9 million miles of Earth, 2020


  1. I like that white fence. I don't like chess, too much thinking involved there and my brain doesn't like to work that hard.

  2. I don't know how to play chess and Go Fish game. That is a nice white fence. I like the poem. Ducks do not have to worry about wearing mask and virus.

  3. Love the Six. Love how board and card games hold much joy in bringing a family together around a table.

  4. Love your poem. Mum was definitely outplayed by the Go Fish aficionardo.

  5. Your 'Yawn' story and your 'to the pond we go' poem are great for the letter "Y". Yes, ma'am you did a fine job!

    Yosemite Sam Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch

  6. Great story and poem!

    The Florida Furkids

  7. (smile)
    excellent line, excellent Sixifying

  8. Six sentence story - nice concept....we love playing the Life game and also word games.... Nice fence

  9. That's a good story, a fun poem and a thirst quenching thankful! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. great six as always. and the feast of the secret masters...hmmmm. must look into that one.

  11. A very interesting poem Mimi. I love little ponds with a row boat that you can sit in the pond just slowly floating in the pond.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. An excellent six plus a lovely poem and picture!

  13. Love the take on Y. I've enjoyed your A2Z.

    Yes something cold and refreshing after a hard days work is most enjoyable.

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

  14. That was a cute story and poem. :) XO

  15. Ice Tea sounds delicious for you `~ here it is cold and rainy ~ so warm tea would fit ~ Xo

    Great post and photos here ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. A great poem and Thankful Purrs friend

  17. We loved your cute story. Your poem was just perfect to go with the row of ducks photo. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals Rittenhouse

  18. Cute is the operative word for your Six and poem!
    Hold up that glass of ice tea and make a toast - only 1 more letter to go :D

  19. Mimi! Terrific Thanksful! I LOVe the duck poem and the Fence! We hope you have a marvellously happy day!

  20. Love your poem for Angel Sammy's poetry day. It's just plain adorable!

    Hugs, Teddy

  21. I'll play rummy any day! Chess I just don't know how to play.