Thursday, September 2, 2021

Nail It Down (Six Sentence Story), White Picket (Good Fences), Angel Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


If there is one thing Grandma cannot stand, it is plans that are nebulous or only half formed.

She wants complete clarity and control, knowing what’s going to happen and when.

That’s why the delay on Uncle P’s funeral due to a hurricane, and her inability in the immediate aftermath to get in touch with the funeral home to reschedule right away, had her beside herself.

They’ve finally gotten in touch with everyone and she has firmly decided that it will be on Friday, September 10.

She is, unfortunately, etching this in stone in her own mind, and if the NOLA area does not at least have water and sewer service back up by then thus forcing another delay, well, let’s just say i foresee a disturbance in the force.

It won’t be pretty, and i hope to not have to see that.

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


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.     

When i ran to Ms. RW’s house to get the outfit she is loaning me, i snapped a white picket.  How i do love a white picket fence.


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

I very much love my colors,

That opinion I won’t rescind,

There are times, however,

I just don’t appreciate wind!

(Sometimes a kilt is refered to as your "colors" because it is supposed to be made with your family tartan pattern.)


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 my clients for today have power so i can go to work.


Today is:

Bison-Ten-Yell Day -- celebrating the imaginary Bison-Ten-Yell, inventor of 10 battle yells now used as American football signals

Celtic Tree Month Muin (Vine) begins

Coughing and Spluttering Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Transdniestria

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

National Day -- Vietnam

Pierce Your Ears Day -- does a kitten screaming in my ear count?  oh, since the person who decided we should celebrate this today didn't leave a trace, i guess it's okay to interpret any way we want

Sacrifice to Hekate and Artemis -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Sedantag -- Germany

St. Agricola of Avignon's Day (Patron of rain -- for or against, whichever you need! -- of good weather and storks; Avignon, France; against misfortune and plague epidemics)

VJ Day -- Surrender Ceremony took place on this date aboard the USS Missouri

Anniversary Today:

Beginning of the Marathon Runs during the Persian War, Sept. 2-9, 490BC

Birthdays Today:

Cynthia Watros, 1968

Salma Hayek, 1966

Lennox Lewis, 1965

Keanu Reeves, 1964

Linda Purl, 1955

Jimmy Connors, 1952

Mark Harmon, 1951

Eric Dickerson, 1950

Christa McAuliffe, 1948

Nathaniel “Tiny” Archibald, 1948

Terry Bradshaw, 1948

Peter Victor Ueberroth, 1937

Marge Champion, 1923

Cleveland Amory, 1917

Lili'uokalani, 1838

James Forten, 1766

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Rose-Marie"(Operetta), 1924

"East of Suez"(Play), 1922

Ordinance on the Danish Church(Publication Date), 1637

Today in History:

Cicero's first Philippic (oratorical attack) on Marc Antony, BC44

Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion, BC44

Octavian's troops win the Battle of Actium which ends the Final war of the Roman Republic, BC31

The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days; it ends with 8 dead and 13,000 houses destroyed, 1666

Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe, 1752

US Treasury Dept. is established by Congress, 1789

The solar super storm continues to affect electrical telegraph service, 1859

Theodore Roosevelt adivses the US to "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." 1901

President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia, 1957

The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates, 1967

Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia; all 229 people on board are killed, 1998

Pope Benedict hosts an eco-festival, "Save Creation Day," in Loreto, Italy, to encourage Catholics to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, 2007

Ending a 50-year ban on veiled female news presenters, Egypt's state television gives its female presenters a choice of wearing, or not wearing, a veil, 2012

Swimmer Diana Nyad makes history, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, 2013

The public learns about AT&T's The Hemisphere Project, which gives telephone call data to law enforcement agencies, including the DEA, 2013

Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study published in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University, 2015

A major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts, 2018


Nancy Chan said...

I hope the funeral will take place as scheduled. Thank you, Mimi. Now I know that a kilt is sometimes referred to as your colours.

River said...

I hope the funeral takes place as expected, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Funny picture of the kilt blowing up, like Marilyn Monroe's dress.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Poem and picture made me chuckle. Tahk you.

Elephant's Child said...

Blogger is being difficult. I do hope this comment goes through - and hope even more that the funeral doesn't need to be rescheduled.
Love your poem and the Scots Gentleman channeling Marilyn.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Och aye 'tis true. The kilt is yer colour!

God bless ye.

Brian said...

We sure hope will all get settled for the funeral soon and Grandma can calm a bit. Thinking of you all and sending hugs. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

carol l mckenna said...

Glad you are able to go to work ~ good story and great fence photos ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBut Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cruisin Paul said...

I feel for your entire family especially for Grandma. It must be very difficult dealing with a death and then being unable to allow the family to grieve the proper way. This hurricane sure screwed things around. I'll keep praying for your entire family Mimi, especially for Grandma.

Cruisin Paul

Chris (sa) said...

Circumstances beyond our control can be cruel at times. Hope all goes ahead as planned.
The Scotsman? Priceless!

UP said...

Great six! ANd Jimmy Connors and I are the same age! He must be old too!

Ford said...

A tough Six alright, trying to arrange a funeral around natural disasters. Hope all goes well. Love the Star Wars reference! :)
- Ford

Catscue Cat Mom said...

It is hard enough to handle all that goes with a funeral, I am so sorry things are topsy-turvy. Hugs to everyone who is suffering because of this awful weather.

Timmy Tomcat said...

So sad for everyone we send our purrs and prayers of support. Good poem and a nice thankful. Dad always wanted no power MOL

Keith's Ramblings said...

As kilts are tradionally worn without undegarments, the wind can cause some embarrassment!

Funerals can be difficult enough at the best of times, so I really feel for you. Fingers crossed.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

funeral arrangements etc are stressful enough; adding things like this are only making it more so~~~~ so sorry ~~~~~ ♥♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

and we do hope everything is starting to come together for your city; from things such as funeral arrangements, to power, to clean up, etc etc etc ♥♥♥; I read where homes had 9 FEET of water ~~~~

clark said...

Excellent Six
(best wishes on a difficult time)

Sandee said...

Love your six and I hope things work out and you don't have to cancel again.

Love the poem. Well done.

I'm glad you're back to work.

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

pilch92 said...

Great poem. I feel bad for Grandma, it must be so hard to lose a child and then to have to deal with the hurricane and uncertainty. XO

GirlieOnTheEdge said...

I hope for Grandma, and all the family, the September date stands firm and Uncle P can be laid to rest.
Nothing worse than having the wind blow up your skirt or in this case, kilt!
Back to work is a good thing. A little "normal" amidst the not so from the hurricane.

Lee said...

Such a sad, stressful time for you all, messymimi. My thoughts of the kindest, best kind are with you. Take good care...

jenny_o said...

I hope things go smoothly for Grandma's sake - and everyone else's sake too. Here's to a quick recovery from the storm as well. It must be extremely stressful.

Pam and Teddy said...

Sorry about the issues with the funeral plan...hope things can be worked out. Thanks too for the wonderful poem - didn't know about the term "colors" relative to tartans.

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Pat B said...

Perfect way to work a bit of your life into the SSS this week. Funeral planning is challenging enough in normal times, let alone during an impending storm.