Thursday, June 17, 2021

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


Yesterday, i got to visit DiDreaming in Mobile, a very good friend.

Among other things we saw as we walked through some of downtown Mobile, there is a small remnant, a pile of bricks, from the original fort built at Mobile's founding.

It seems some people didn't have as much desire to hang on to their historical buildings as others, and when the fort was no longer needed, it was mostly dismantled and the materials used for other buildings.

There now stands a replica of the original fort on that site, and as she's seen it several times, Di let me go exploring on my own.

We also also saw the downtown museum, which currently has an Egyptian mummy display, both fascinating and a bit creepy.

It was a wonderful visit, and my biggest regret is that we don't get to see each other more often, as we always have a good time and enjoy each other's company.

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


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.     

The fence at the state park seems to be on the decline again.  Every few years, they rebuild it.


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

Don't knock it 'til  you've tried it,

It really is a blast,

You go ahead and walk along,

While I go whizzing past!


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 to be enjoying my time on vacation!


Today is:

Bake Your Own Bread Day -- it's really not that hard

Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (actual date)

Career Nursing Assistants' Day -- and the start of CNA Week 

Dia del Padre -- El Salvador; Guatemala (Father's Day)

Eat All of Your Vegetables Day / Fresh Veggies Day -- yes, i have this listed yesterday, too; internet sites disagree about the actual date, and you need your veggies today, too!

Feast of All Saints -- Orthodox Christian

Independence Day/National Day -- Iceland

International Violin Day -- Stravinsky's birth anniversary

National Apple Struedel Day

National Dump the Pump Day -- The American Public Transportation Association used to sponsor this day to encourage you to consider public transportation as a way to cut down on high gasoline prices    

Okinawa Day -- Japan/US (remembrance of signing the treaty, in 1971, to return Okinawa to Japan)

Pirate Radio Day -- no actual pirate (i.e., unlicensed) radio stations will admit to declaring this a holiday, but what do you expect?

Recess at Work Day -- engage in productive play!   

Soviet Occupation Day -- Latvia

St. Botulph of Ikanhoe's Day (Patron of agricultural and farm workers, sailors, travellers; Bossal, England; Boston, England; Boston, MA, US; Botesdale, England; Botolph Bridge, Huntingdonshire, Englad; Botolph's Bridge, Kent, Englad; Botolph, Sussex, England)

St. Herve's Day (Patron of the blind; against eye diseases and problems)

Toadstool-Squatting begins -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Vice President's Remembrance Day -- not officially, just a day to see how many vice presidents you remember

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought -- UN

Anniversaries Today

Orpheus marries the nymph Eurydice, Ancient Greek traditional date

Birthdays Today:

Mark Walker, 1999

Lee Ryan, 1983

Venus Williams, 1980

Will Forte, 1970

Dan Jansen, 1965

Greg Kinnear, 1963

Thomas Haden Church, 1960

Mark Linn-Baker, 1953

Joe Piscopo, 1951

Barry Manilow, 1946

Art Bell, 1945

Newt Gingrich, 1943

Gene De Paul, 1919

John Richard Hersey, 1914

Ralph Bellamy, 1904

Sammy Fain, 1902

M.C. Escher, 1898

Igor Stravinsky, 1882

William Hooper, 1742

John Wesley, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Oh! Calcutta!"(Revue), 1969

"Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"(Comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

Vlad III the Impaler (a/k/a Vlad Dracul or Count Dracula) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, 1462

Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 1565

Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England, 1579

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth; her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, 1631

The Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775

In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands, 1839

1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory, 1876

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor, 1885

The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT, 1901

 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres, 1919

Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic, 1944

The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opens; it is still open today, 1958

The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress, 1961

Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel, 1972

With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct, 1987

The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required racial classification of all South Africans at birth, 1991

Australian scientists report that they have "teleported" a laser beam, breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location, 2002

The first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2011

The Incredibles 2sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend, 2018

Greece signs a historic deal with Macedonia ending years of dispute over its name; after this, it will be called North Macedonia, 2018


  1. Its wonderful to be able to meet and catch up with a good friend. That is a cute 1 seater car. Have a wonderful day.

  2. A big hooray for being able to catch up with an old friend.
    I hope your vacation is wonderful.

  3. I like fences; they make a clear statement.

    God bless, Mimi.

  4. The dunes with the fence looks just like the dunes area on the North Sea coast where Mom lived for a few years in Germany. The beach and dunes are something she does miss, there isn't much else.

  5. sounds like an enjoyable time

    (....and a good Six!)

  6. I'm glad you are having such a great holiday :)

  7. Great six, great fence. love the car and bake your own bread day and John Wesley. Great things to celebrate.

  8. That was a good story and a cute poem too. I'm so glad you are enjoying vacation time. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. While I go whizzing past! What is that thing?
    Have a great Thursday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. That is nice that you got to visit with a friend and do some sight seeing. Great poem too. I think my great niece's toy car is bigger than that. :) XO

  11. I'm glad you're enjoying your vacation. Getting away from home and lounging and exploring is a wonderful thing. Recharging the batteries.

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

  12. Six delightful sentences Mimi!

    I used to have a 3-wheel bubble-car - that picture brought back happy memories!

  13. Enjoy you hols, Mimi! The Egyptian mummies seem a long way from home...

  14. Great way to share mix your vacation and cue word into this SSS. Love learning about areas where I have never been.

  15. Vacations are the best. You can recharge and regroup. Nice Poem

  16. I could have those fences out my front door.. back door... garage door... any door !!!! AWESOME ~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  17. Sounds like you're having a great time. So good to be able to meet up with friends again. I like how you expressed all that.

  18. Thank you for sharing your story and photos.

  19. Thank you for sharing your vacation via a Six Sentence Story, Mimi. Beautiful pictures of the state park! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  20. A quite interesting visit, Mimi.
    And I always grin at Oh! Calcutta! as I remember the meaning of the title!

  21. Love the poem.....!!! Perfect as always!!

    Hugs, Pam

  22. Vacation time and catching up with a good friend is perfect!


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