Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Ms. RW’s Sense of Humor (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.   






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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 lissa at The Memory Tourist. 


This week’s prompts are


water

gather

flood

memory

linger

solace

enigmatic

neighbor

cold

destruction


The WATER keeps coming, and coming, and coming.


That time, it was almost 14 inches in just a few hours, another FLOOD was inevitable.  Today, it poured from the heavens in buckets, but only for about a half hour, leaving puddles everywhere.


The water will GATHER in low spots and LINGER for days in some places.  It can cause unbelievable DESTRUCTION.


It seems now, as soon as one of these episodes becomes a MEMORY, another one occurs.


The elements are COLD, they don’t care what they take from you.


If there’s any SOLACE, it is that your NEIGHBOR understands, we help each other through.  We’ve all either been there, or had it happen to friends and loved ones.  No one is untouched.


We’ve had more rain this year than normal, and there’s no knowing how long this pattern will hold, or if it is the new normal.  The climatologists and meteorologists are ENIGMATIC, not wanting to say too much.


While i’m sorry today’s words led me in this direction, it’s was inevitable.  The flood plane is changing here, areas that used to be safe aren’t so any more.  


Summer, and the storm season, aren’t over yet.



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Today is:


Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance


Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)


Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden


Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain


Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)


First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan


Macaroni Day


M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best?  plain?  peanut?  almond?  minis?  spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast


Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)


National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US


National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)


Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!


Republic Day -- Iraq


Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)


Shark Awareness Day


St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)


Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US



Birthdays Today


Missy Gold, 1970

Robin Ventura, 1967

Matthew Fox, 1966

Jackie Earle Haley, 1961

Jane Lynch, 1960

Joel Silver, 1952

Tommy Mottola, 1949

Steve Stone, 1947

Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932

Polly Bergen, 1930

John Chancellor, 1927

Harry Dean Stanton, 1926

Dale Robertson, 1923

Ingmar Bergman, 1918

Douglas Edwards, 1917

Gerald R. Ford, 1913

Woodie Guthrie, 1912

William Hanna, 1910

Ken Murray, 1903

Dave Fleischer, 1893

Florence Bascom, 1862



Debuting/Premiering Today:


Licence to Kill(Film), 1989

"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949

Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1946



Today in History


Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771

Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789

First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865

The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902

The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969

A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000

The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003

In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011

Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011

Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark, 2015

A huge iceberg looming over Innaarsuit village in western Greenland prompts evacations in case it calves, 2018

A new scientific study of the Andean condor, the world’s heaviest bird that can  fly, among other things reveals that these birds can stay aloft for up to 5 hours without flapping their wings, 2020

21 comments:

  1. That's a nice apron :-)

    Have a mintsaucetastic week 👍

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  2. That is a beautiful, skilful, and truthful use of the prompts.

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  3. I am sorry you are getting repeated floods. We have been getting record rainfall too this year. The roads in and around town keep flooding. We live near the top of a hill so the worst we suffer is a waterlogged garden.

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  4. A nice bit of French wordplay, very chic indeed! As for rain, we had a week's worth in two hours the other day!

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  5. We have a big drought but it seems whenever we have things to do outdoors this year it is raining which doesn't make sense. The weather pattern changes are not very nice here either.

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  6. There are a few great old barns in our area, but they are quickly disappearing from the landscape.

    There comes a time when age will tell us that National Nude Day is nothing to celebrate. Just sayin'.

    Have a blessed week.

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  7. Second try on leaving a comment. Blogger sucks.

    Great use of the prompts. You do these so very well, but having to much rain isn't good at all. I hope it slows way down.

    I didn't get the graphic. Went right over my head.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

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  8. In honor of barn day, I will visit the zoo, but I think I'll keep my clothes on.

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  9. Love the sheep! That was a terrific and scary story, we hope the rains give it a rest.

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  10. I hate heavy rain falls and flash flooding. It makes me think of 1977 in southern WV when our county was destroyed. That was really scary. Good job with the prompts.

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  11. Storm season has certainly cause a lot of flooding in our part of the country this year. Although I don't understand the Tres Sheep, I think the embroidery is probably amazing! xoxo

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  12. IT WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WAS A WAY TO SEND SOME OF THAT WATER.... WEST ~~~~~ STAY SAFE ~~~~

    THE TOWEL IS THE BEST :) ♥♥☺☺

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  13. Home had some horrendous flooding this year. Terrible rains and flooding, my brother posts me photos.

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  14. wow what a clever apron! And a scary tale about flooding. Yikes! Take care!

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  15. Great job with the story. And I thought we had a lot of rain. :)

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  16. A clever way to weave the words into a true story. I wish there was more we could do about the climate change and things like flood plains. I heard over in England, London got a month's worth of rain in just a few hours, flooding streets and shops. England is a rainy country, so a month's worth is a LOT of rain.

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  17. I like the sheep on the towel. You are good with the word prompts. We are at the beginning of another monsoon season. Heavy downpour and thunderstorm are expected and low lying areas will be flooded. We won't be needing the air conditioner for a while.

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  18. fun 'chic' towel ~ yes ~ the rain have fallen too much in New England too ~ weather is erratic everywhere ~ sigh.

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Fun towel! I love things like this. Flooding is awful. U losy a cat once in a flash flood. Thank goodness a guardian angel picked me up and took me to safety.

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