Thursday, September 30, 2021

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


We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it!

rEcess is starting up again this week, and we’re planning on fun.     

As usual, i will handle the care and feeding of the volunteers, it’s jambalaya, white beans with rice, salad, and of course drinks and dessert.

We’re doing a Halloween theme, naturally, so there will be candy.

Becca will be there as my “assistant.”

We expect shenanigans, hijinks, and wheelchair races, let the wild rumpus begin!

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


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.     

They have a pretty front yard fence at this house.


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

He always keeps the orders comin’,

He wins awards and that’s a fact!

Since he done it, it ain’t braggin’,

I’m one proud boss, no need for tact!


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 Handyman Mike’s partner Ray is supposed to come change the oil and spark plugs in the generator.  Any time one runs for days and days (as ours did after the hurricane), you have to change the oil and spark plugs, and as they maintain a lot of generators, we’re finally getting our turn!

(And i'll bet you thought i was going to be thankful for rEcess starting gain!  Well, i am but i'll be thankful for that in more detail on Thankful Day/Saturday.)


Today is:

Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they did, even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year! 

Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)

Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia (disputed territory on the Black Sea)

Do Something Wacky With A Grandparent Day -- just not the monkey bars, please; old bones don't knit fast enough; whatever you do, take some pictures!

Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the Greater Mystery Rites, date approximate; mystery rites of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, one of the most sacred times of their year)

Independence Day -- Botswana

International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators 

Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)

Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)

Monkey Bars Day -- a day to go see if you can still do tricks on the monkey bars, because the internet wants to kill us and let the machines that would never do anything so silly take over

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial

St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; Patron of Armenia)

St. Jerome's Day (Patron of archaeologists, archivists, Biblical scholars, librarians, libraries, school children, students, translators; Saint-Jerome, Quebec) 

     also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint

World Maritime Day -- UN and IMO (this year's theme is “Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping's Future") 

Anniversary Today:

Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960

Birthdays Today:

Dominique Moceanu, 1981

Marion Cotillard, 1975

Jenna Elfman, 1971

Crystal Bernard, 1964

Eric Stoltz, 1961

Fran Drescher, 1957

Deborah Allen, 1953

Victoria Tennant, 1953

Marilyn McCoo, 1943

Z.Z. Hill, 1935

Johnny Mathis, 1935

Angie Dickinson, 1931

Elie Wiesel, 1928

W. S. Merwin, 1927

Truman Capote, 1924

Deborah Kerr, 1921

Buddy Rich, 1917

William Wrigley, Jr., 1861

Rumi, 1207

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990

"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984

"Cheers"(TV), 1982

"Love Child"(Single release), 1968

"The Flintstones"(TV), 1960

"Tea and Sympathy"(Play), 1953

"The Red Skelton show"(TV), 1951

"Porgy and Bess"(Opera), 1935

Little Women(Publication date), 1868

"Les pecheurs de perles/The Pearl Fishers"(Bizet opera), 1863

"Die Zauberflote/The Magic Flute"(Mozart opera, K. 620), 1791

The Gutenberg Bible(first section, publication date), 1452

Today in History:

Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199

Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846

German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861

The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878

The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882

Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901

The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947

The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947

The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954

James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955

Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962

James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962

General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965

BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967

Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980 

The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990

The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004

The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005

A case of Ebola virus is diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, US, 2014

A 315 billion-ton iceberg named D28 calves from the Amery ice shelf, Antarctica, 2019


  1. Exciting! Hope you all have a wonderful and fun Halloween-themed rEcess ������

  2. Your six sentences sound very exciting! I am thankful you told us about the generator. I sometimes think of having one as stand-by for when the power goes out, but did not know about the maintenance part. Maybe I won't get one after all. Our power outages are never very long anyway.

  3. The rEcess sounds really exciting.

  4. Hope you all have a wonderful and fun rEcess.

  5. Have a lovely Halloween party.

    Great fence.

    God bless.

  6. I am so happy that rEcess is starting again for you. I know you have missed it badly.

  7. You are such a wonderful, kind, and generous person. This sounds like such a great event and we hope it all goes well again for everyone.

  8. rEcess sounds amazing. As for the guy with all those plates, I had trouble handling just three when I was in the business!

  9. even just a little step back to Normal-ville must totally be fun.

  10. I loved ask a stupid question day when I was teaching good six

  11. I know everyone will have a good time at rEcess. That was a cute poem and a terrific thankful, generators are one of the best inventions ever. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. What a wonderful resource rEcess is. Enjoy!

  13. Oh, wow. You had me at jambalaya and rice n' beans. Now I'm super hungry for it! Do you make cornbread to go with?

  14. Sounds like rEcess will be a success and the food - yummy! The poem is fun and I didn't know about spark plugs and oil for generators, still haven't purchased one and need to.

  15. I love the idea of rEcess, if I lived near you, I would volunteer. I look forward to hearing more about it. Nice poem and I am glad your generator got serviced. XO

  16. rEcess sounds like a time of smiles! Great thankfuls and poem not a bit messy

  17. How wonderful rEcess is once again "in session"! Seems like forever ago you shared about the last one. Will be extra special, I'm sure :)
    Totally amazing! How can anyone carry that many plates, lol. Cute poem to pic, Mimi.
    Keeping up on maintenance of tools/equipment is critical. May you be ready for the next hurricane but hoping you won't need your generator again for years to come.

  18. How fun. I know how you love rEccess. I know we'll get to see some pictures.

    A wonderful thankful too. It's always good when you can get repairs done. A great ease of mind.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  19. I checked the link to your post on rEcess and I'm blown away by what a great idea that is and how many people work together to make it happen. Parenting is hard enough, but parenting plus caregiving is even harder, and you are making it just a bit more bearable for those parents.

  20. Fun for the kids, rest for the parents and caregivers, and blessings for all involved.

  21. I am happy to be here. Your blog always give me a peaceful feeling and smiles. Always grateful for oyu and your kindness. I hope you are doing well and your Sweetie too.

  22. Have a great time at 'Recess' ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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