Thursday, June 3, 2021

Ouch! (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


The presence of anything unexpected to his right, anything at all, even something as small as a cable wire for a microphone, can cause trouble.

He's blind in his right eye, and that's why.

So when the choir director asked him to go back up into the choir loft and grab something, he turned and went at it with his usual enthusiasm, and ended up with his right foot under that cable wire.

His fall wasn't tremendous, in fact, no one really noticed as he stumbled and caught himself with his left hand up against the wall.

He noticed, and felt something was wrong, and went to the Doc-in-a-Box/Mini ER place we've taken every single one of our children to at some point for everything from strep throat to stitches.

Sweetie has two very fine hairline fractures in one of the metatarsals of his left pinkie finger; he's healing nicely with just a small splint, but no guitar playing for a month, and that's killing him!

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


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.     

These two are fences that i believe i've shown before, but the owners (who live next door to each other around the corner from Ms. RW) change things up sometimes and i always enjoy driving by them.


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

Of course, it looks quite dangerous

That's what gives me a thrill.

What brings me such excitement,

Just gives others a chill.

But that's why I'm a stunt guy,

Love to do what others fear,

And when I make it safely,

I relish the crowd's cheer.


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 Mike-Next-Door got the lawn mowed without interference from the rain, which looked threatening but backed off.


Today is:

Broken Dolls Day -- Japan (all broken dolls are taken by their children to monks for burial)

Callynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a service of atonement and cleaning Athena's temple; date approximate)

Chimborazo Day -- to publicize that while Mt. Everest may be the highest, the top of Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador is the furthest from the center of the earth

Corpus Christi -- Catholic Christian

Dr. Charles Drew Day -- honoring the man who made blood transfusions possible

Fardagar -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (time when farm workers moved from one farm to another, the time to settle debts, and until the 20th-Century, the day to start the fiscal year; always the Thursday through Sunday of the 7th week of summer)

Festival to Bellona -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of war)

Impersonate Authority Day -- at your own risk, i will not bail you out just because i noted an internet holiday and you decided to celebrate it ;)

Jack Jouett Day -- Virginia (the "Paul Revere" of his day and place, rode to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson that the British were coming, 1781)

Mabo Day -- Australia

Martyr's Day -- Uganda

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Egg Day

Opium Suppression Movement Day -- Taiwan

Pull Your Pants Up Day -- internet generated, various dates given, and some are trying to make it a national movement; to encourage young men to pull up their pants for 24 hours and see if they enjoy having both hands free

Repeat Day -- i said, "repeat day" (no, i don't know who comes up with this stuff, sometimes; if i do, i try to place the blame appropriately)

St. Clotilde's Day (Patron of adopted children, brides, disappointing children, exiles, parenthood, parents of large families, queens, widows; against the death of children)

St. Kevin of Glendaulough's Day (Patron of blackbirds; Dublin, Ireland; Glendaulough, Ireland; Ireland)

Worst Day in the Fairy Year -- Fairy Calendar (must be nice to know when your worst day will be)

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. Air Force Academy first graduating class, 1959

The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson, 1937

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded, 1770

Birthdays Today:

Lalaine, 1987

Rafael Nadal, 1986

Anderson Cooper, 1967

Charles Hart, 1961

Scott Valentine, 1958

Deniece Williams, 1951

Suzi Quatro, 1950

Curtis Mayfield, 1942

Larry McMurtry, 1936

Norman Brinker, 1931

Raul Castro, 1931

Chuck Barris, 1929

Colleen Dewhurst, 1926

Allen Ginsberg, 1926

Tony Curtis, 1925

Leo Gorcey, 1917

Josephine Baker, 1906

Dr. Charles Drew, 1904

Ransom E. Olds, 1864

Jefferson Davis, 1808

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dragnet"(Radio), 1951

“Casey at the Bat”(Publication date), 1888

Today in History:

French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy, 1140

Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain, 1539 

Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 1620

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo is founded in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 1770

President John Adams moves to Washington, D.C., to live in a tavern (the White House wasn't ready), 1800

In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, which prompts the First Opium War, 1839

In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police, 1885

The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner, 1888

The coast to coast Canadian Pacific Railway is completed, 1889

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario, 1935

Launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew, which included the first space walk by an American, 1965

A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels of oil to be spilled into the waters, the worst oil spill ever recorded, 1979

SkyDome is officially opened in Toronto, Ontario, 1989

Aboriginal Land Rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (1988), a case brought by Eddie Mabo, 1992

USS Carter Hall engages pirates after they board the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia, 2007

A pageant on London's River Thames marks the highpoint of a series of events celebrating The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, 2012

Three of the most extremely well-preserved and most complete triceratops specimens ever found are unearthed in Wyoming, 2013

The Amazing world of Dr Seuss Museum opens in Springfield, Massachusetts, 2017

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, causing widespread death and destruction, 2018


  1. Sorry to hear about the pinky fractures, those pinkies are so necessary when playing guitar. Piano too.

  2. Ouch. Poor sweetie. Not playing for a month is truly terrifying! I love your poem.

  3. Ouch. Poor sweetie - and then I looked up to see that Charlotte (MotherOwl) had the same comment...

  4. To some maybe a small injury, for a guitar player is a significant disadvantage and disappointment.

  5. Oh dear, it must be pretty quiet now! That picture has reminded me never to try skiing!

  6. Hope Sweetie's finger mends quickly.
    Stuntman or stuntwoman. Nope. Never be me, lol
    The race against the clouds! Summer in the south. Got to mow it when you can :D

  7. Mom always says it is the simple, stupid accidents that hurt the most. If you have a "real" accident it doesn't feel so bad to admit you are hurt. Hope the finger heals quickly.

  8. The smallest little bone can cause so much pain. I hope Sweetie is back to pickin' n' grinnin' sooner than later. :) I love those fence pics and your poem!

  9. ouch!
    (Often. it's the interruptions of one's daily routines that hurts the most)

  10. Poor Sweetie, we sure hope the healing happens ahead of schedule. That was a good poem and a wonderful mowing thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. I loved the poem but that is not for me. The thrill could be his last thrill. Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Sorry about Mr. Sweeties mishap. I'm glad it's healing well. It's going to be a long month for you and for him.

    Glad you got your lawn mowed too. Ours was done yesterday, but no chance of rain here for months and months.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  13. No guitar playing? That is too bad, but I'm glad it is a minor injury. I admire folks who can ski like that, beautiful to watch.

  14. Sorry to hear about Sweetie's finger. Hope for speedy recovery so he can resume his guitar playing soon. Skiing is not for me, too thrilling for me.

  15. OUCH is right! Glad he's ok! Love your poem to that chilling are so talented! Have a great and accident free day!

  16. Your poor Sweetie. I hope he heals quickly. Nice poem.

  17. Glad all is okay ~ lovely poem, photos and thankfuls ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. mimi; glad the mister wasn't hurt badly; though it has to ....hurt... not being able to play guitar; the month will go by faster then he thinks !

    and how cool to come across, or unearth, the triceratops !!! ☺☺♥♥

  19. Always enjoy reading your writing.
    Sorry about the break. Hand injuries can bring one low.

  20. Excellent Six, Mimi, but get well soon the sweetie dude! In my drumming days in bands I broke my hand/arm on two occasions and it really was a killer not being able to play!

  21. A wonderful poem....never thought about being a stunt guy but imagine what an exciting thing that would be! However, leaping off a snowcovered precipice is NOT on my top five things to try!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  22. This time, Johnny on the spot did a muffled splat. Ouch! Here's to quick healing with music waiting in the wings waiting to be played on his guitar.


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