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 River at Drifting Through Life.
This week's words are
Somehow, they made their friendship work.
They'd met on the job, being assigned to share the same cubicle, and had as many DIFFERENCES as you could imagine two people having who had both chosen the same line of work.
Some people thought it was the only thing they had in common, that they enjoyed their jobs.
Dee had a figure she called BOXY and often ERUPTED into laughter when things went wrong at work, saying, "This is the fun part!"
Kaylie was twig-like and would DRIFT into profanity when things went wrong, starting with a "darn it" and working her way up until the problems were solved.
Dee was country music, Kaylie leaned toward hard rock and heavy metal. Dee was happy with her small, practical sedan, while Kaylie dreamed of a convertible.
"Is that a GOBLIN on your desk?" Kaylie had asked when Dee had set out a friendly looking garden gnome next to her phone soon after they both started their jobs.
"HONEY, that's just a gnome," she'd said. "Can't you tell?"
That's what actually sparked their friendship. Dee loved her garden, and Kaylie had always wanted to grow things the way her grandfather had. "I YEARN to taste good tomatoes again!" she'd said.
They started spending time together in Dee's garden, and eventually, when she felt she'd learned enough, in Kaylie's newly planted small patch. The CLOCK had no meaning as they weeded or transplanted, the deadlines of work fading into the background.
After a stretch of yard work, as Dee always called it, they would RELAX on the PORCH with iced tea or go out for ice cream. Kaylie learned the delight of watching the SHIMMER of RAINWATER on flowers, and eventually grew tomatoes that were the delight of both of them and of the neighbors she would bless with the bounty.
They both had a similar sense of humor, and they complemented each other in problem solving at work, but they forged their lasting friendship over the green of the garden.
Aizen Matsuri -- Shoman-in Temple, Osaka, Japan (celebration of Aizen Myo-oh, greatest of the 8 Buddhist guardian gods, and is also called the Yakuta Festival; through July 2)
Armed Forces Day -- Guatemala
Crab Races -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies, Elves, and some Fairies)
Day of Aestas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (culmination of the festival that begins the summer)
Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome -- remembrance of the first Christians killed in Rome by order of Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome
General Prayer Day -- Central African Republic
Independence Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)(1960)
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day -- if one is needed
Meteor Day -- because of the Tuskunga Event
National Corvette Day -- US (vehicle introduced this day in 1953)
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Pridie Kalendas July (Day Before the Kalends of July) -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day when dies comitiales -- citizen committees -- voted on political and criminal matters)
Revolution Day -- Sudan(1989)
St. Theobald of Provins' day (Patron of bachelors)
Tech Support Appreciation Day -- if you can get a hold of them, they can be great to have around
Greg Allman marries Cher, 1975
Michael Phelps, 1985
Fantasia Barrino, 1984
Ralf Schumacher, 1975
Michael Gerard (Mike) Tyson, 1966
Rupert Graves, 1963
Vincent D’Onofrio, 1959
David Alan Grier, 56, 1955
Leonard Whiting, 1950
Patricia Schroeder, 1940
Nancy Dussault, 1936
Harry Blackstone, Jr., 1934
Susan Hayward, 1919
Lena Horne, 1917
Czeslaw Milosz, 1911
William Almon Wheeler, 1819
"Johnny Carson Show"(TV), 1955
"Guiding Light"(TV), 1947
"Brenda Starr, Reporter"(Comic strip), 1940
Today in History:
Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland, 1294
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan, 1520
Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1794
French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place, 1860
The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal; it arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886
Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity, 1905
The Tunguska event, probably caused by a meteor or comet fragment, occurs in remote Siberia, 1908
The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28; it remains Canada's deadliest tornado event, 1912
Congo gains independence from Belgium, 1960
The first leap second is added to the UTC time system, 1972
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie, 1987
East Germany and West Germany merge their economies, 1990
The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, 1997
After nearly 7 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft becomes the first to orbit the planet Saturn, 2004
The Molecule of the Year 2011 is announced, BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, 2012
Misty Copeland becomes the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, 2015
Donald Trump becomes the first sitting US President to set foot in North Korea during the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting with Kim Jong Un, 2019