Thursday, July 15, 2021

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


"Tell me, how have you two done it?"

"Done what?"

"Stayed married for so many years?"

"Well, we're alike on most of the important things, and opposites on the other things, and opposites attract, you know.

"What do you mean?"

"We agree on the big issues of life, like money and religion, but in everything else, we're opposite -- I'm the morning lark who makes the coffee, he's the night owl who locks up the house, I'm the number nerd who keeps the budget, and he is the free spirit musician, but best of all, I like the crunchy outside of the pan of brownies, and he likes the gooey center, so no fighting over dessert!"

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


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.     

On my way out of Ms. RW's alley the other day, i saw something i'd never seen in someone's back yard before, a solid metal fence.


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

We may not be real Tiggers

But pretending to be is fun

When it comes to loving pogo sticks

I'm not the only one!


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 that Lunceford the Land Yacht (Sweetie's car) is running again.  Full details on the saga will follow on Thankful Day (Saturday), but for now not having him stranded is a blessing.


Today is:

Be a Dork Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to wear goofy clothes and fall off a swingset today and be proud of Dorkiness

Cigarette Warning Day -- anniversary of the 1968 law passed in the US that requires health warnings on cigarette packaging

Feast of Rowana/Rauni -- Druid/Cornish/Flemish (rowan tree goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Castor and Pullox -- Ancient Roman Calendar every five years (celebrated with a cavalry and chariot procession)

Festival of Santa Rosalia -- Palermo; Sicily (remembrance of the Patron saint of the city on the date, in 1624, when she stopped the plague)

Get To Know Your Customers Day -- third Thursday of each quarter

Gorestnici -- Bulgaria (fire festival of 3 days duration, honoring the ancient belief that today and the next two are the 3 hottest days of the year)

Gummi Worm Day

Hakata Gion Yamagasa -- Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (festival of floats, dates back to the 13th century, includes dousing teams carrying one ton floats with water as they race!)

Hundadagar -- Icelandic tradition, the "dog days" of summer begin, through Aug. 23

Ides of July -- Ancient Roman Calendar

I Love Horses Day -- all over the web with no specific reason given, but do you need a reason to celebrate horses?

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Tapioca Pudding Day

No-Hitter Day -- George Bradley of the St. Louis Brown Stockings pitched the first officially recognized no-hitter in MLB against the Hartford Dark Blues on this date in 1876

Petal-Hopping for Beginners Day -- Fairy Calendar

Pet Fire Safety Day -- make a plan to get yourself and your pets safely out of your home in case of a fire!

Respect Canada Day -- because Canada deserves it!

St. Bonaventure's Day (Patron against intestinal problems; of Bagnoregio, Italy; Cochiti Indian Pueblo; St. Bonaventure University, New York)

St. Swithun's Day -- Saint Swithun's Society Annual Celebration in Toronto, ON, Canada; the weather prognostication associated with this saint says if it rains today, it will rain for the next 40 days (Patron against drought; of Stavenger, England; Winchester, England)

     church closed 2019 for repair, check next year for a festival 8#St. Swithun's Festival -- St Swithun's Church, Church Street, Worcester, England (from today, which is St. Swithun's Day, through the 18th)

St. Vladimir of Kiev's Day (Patron of converts, parents of large families, reformed and penitant murderers; Russia; Ukranian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, Connecticut; Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Sultan's Birthday -- Brunei Darussalam

Birthdays Today

Tanner Maguire, 1998

Emily Roeske, 1991

Brian Austin Green, 1973

Beth Stern, 1972

Adam Savage, 1967

Irene Jacob, 1966

Forest Whitaker, 1961

Lolita Davidovich, 1961

Kim Alexis, 1960

William Aames, 1960

Terry O’Quinn, 1952

Jesse Ventura, 1951

Arianna Huffington, 1950

Richard Russo, 1949

Linda Ronstadt, 1946

Jan-Michael Vincent, 1944

Alex George Karras, 1935

Ken Kercheval, 1935

Julian Bream, 1933

Clive Cussler, 1931

Jacques Derrida, 1930

Mother Fraqnces Xavier Cabrini, 1850

Thomas Bulfinch, 1796

Clement Clarke Moore, 1779

Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1606

Debuting/Premiering Today:

MSNBC(Network), 1996

"One Life to Live"(TV), 1968

Today in History

Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege, 1099

John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, 1381

Alexei Chirikov sights land and sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska, 1741

The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign, 1799

Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west, 1806

Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon, 1815

A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, 1823

Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union, 1870

The stratovolcano Mount Bandai, Japan, erupts killing approximately 500 people, 1888

In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing), 1916

Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others, 1955

AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation; the Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day, 2003

Entire villages are burned to the ground and 40,000 people flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010

An 8-year-old girl finds a pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern lake, Sweden, and is jokingly proclaimed Queen of Sweden, 2018


  1. Love your fun poem - and your recipe for marital success.

  2. That marriage is a good fit.

  3. I love your Six, Mimi! I thought for a moment you were talking about me and my hubby!

  4. We see those solid metal things used for gardens these days but as a fence, that is something new. Glad you and hubby get along so very well.

  5. (Note to self: ask the brownie question on the next first date) Fun six, Mimi!

  6. Happy marriages are like precious gems. Short and nice poem.

  7. That's a really cute story. WOW, that fence makes that look like a fortress. Good thankful too, not being stuck is a good thing. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. good six, good fence, and the pogo stick picture took me right back to reading class in elementary school! Ted and Sally!

  9. Adorable poem - I forgot about Tigger - he had better balance than I did on my pogo stick "way back when" !!

    Hugs, Pam

  10. He likes the gooey inside? All the crunchy outside to yourself! You are one lucky person :)

  11. I love the Six sentences- sounds like my sweetie and me! And cute poem! I remember pogo sticks- what fun! have a great day!

  12. Love your Six. You're like hubby and I. Where he's strong I'm weak and where I'm strong he's weak. Works out perfectly.

    Love the poem and yay on Mr. Sweetie having wheels again.

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

  13. wonderful 6 sentence story and fun poem and great fence photo Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. mimi, cracked up on the brownies part of your story !!! and pogo sticks; had one, took forever two get the hang of it, loved it !!! happy weekend to all ☺☺♥♥

  15. Great Poem and we are glad that Lunceford is on the road again with you! Purrs

  16. Great story. You and your hubby sound like my hubby and I. Similar in values, yet quite different. I need that fence to secure my escaped cat. :)

  17. Great story! You are a wonderful writer. Glad the car woes are over. It is a real pain. That is a great dence except in lightening storm. Sturdy I am imagining. Thanks for sharing.

  18. All smiles Mimi. All smiles.
    Best feeling - getting the wheels back on the road :)

  19. surely the key to a happy marriage (the brownies!)
    Fun (and insightful) Six

  20. Love the Six, Mimi. Harmony found there in so many aspects.


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