Thursday, September 16, 2021

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


I think that I shall never see

Someplace that I'd rather be

Lazy days, laid back nights

And those naps that are just right

Nestled on that beautiful shore

Delights that you just can't ignore

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

(Our vacation place, Perdido Key, is an island, and it's one of my favorite places ever.  Even though Grandma and Grandpa don't own a condo down there any more, they will rent one there next year so everyone can have some vacation time again in June.)


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.     

Ms. V and Mr. L, Carl's parents, got a new fence.


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

Here, fishy fishy!

Is what i'd want to say

But yes, i know it really

Doesn't work that way.

This young one has it right

Just sit and quiet be,

And if you've got a good spot,

You'll get a nibble or three!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i'm thankful GusGus die Fledermaus passed inspection and got a new sticker (plus new wiper blades and other stuff, the rest will be included on Saturday's Thankful Day post).  Happiness is knowing you don't have to get inspected for another year!


Today is:

Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)

Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)


Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World

Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Hummer/Bird Celebration -- Rockport and Fulton, TX, US (ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avians are the stars of this show; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)

Martyrs' Day -- Libya

Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Guacamole Day 

National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while

National Teach Ag Day -- US (streamed live from CHS Inc. headquarters)  

National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK    

Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales

St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany;against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching )

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)

St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Winceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)

Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really 

Stepfamily Day -- US and others who choose to recognize it (if you have stepfamily you love, celebrate it wherever you live)  

     originally founded as National Stepfamily Day in 1977 by Christy Borgeld

Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, ends sundown today)

Birthdays Today:

Nick Jonas, 1992

Sabrina Bryan, 1984

Alexis Bledel, 1982

Amy Poehler, 1971

Marc Anthony, 1968

Molly Shannon, 1964

Richard Marx, 1963

Jennifer Tilly, 1961

Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958

David Copperfield, 1956

Mickey Rourke, 1956

Robin Yount, 1955

Mark McEwen, 1954

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950

Susan Ruttan, 1950

Ed Begley, Jr., 1949

Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934

Anne Francis, 1932

Peter Falk, 1927

B.B. King, 1925

Lauren Bacall, 1924

Janice Page, 1923

Allen Funt, 1914

James Cash Penney, 1875

Francis Parkman, 1823

Anthony Panizzi, 1797

Hildegard of Bingen, 1098

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frasier"(TV), 1993

"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984

"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977

"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)

"Mannix"(TV), 1967

"Shindig"(TV), 1964

"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963

"Broadway"(Play), 1926

Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630

Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741

The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782

Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812

Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848

The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893

Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906

William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908

Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955

Malaysia is formed, 1963

Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975

Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976

An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980

The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987

The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992

Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010

Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011

NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012

The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013

The cycling land speed record for men and women is broken by Denise Mueller Korenek, riding at 183.932 mph (296.010 kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US, 2018


  1. I'm glad Gus-Gus passed inspection, you must be takin very good care of him. I can't sit and fish, my brother can, but I get bored.

  2. Trying again - and hoping that blogger will allow this comment through.
    Congratulations on the car inspection - and hooray for a holiday to look forward to sharing with the people who matter to you.

  3. Now that is a wonderful fence. Expressive!

    God bless.

  4. Your vacation place sounds like heaven on earth! The fishing lad seems pretty contented too!

  5. Those were good poems and an excellent thankful. Our Mom and Dad sort of remember that vacation word. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. sounds like a lovely place. MExican independence day and Lauren Bacall...super good day supre good post.

  7. I like both the poems. I am sure everyone is looking forward to next year's vacation. Fishing needs a lot of patience. Have a beautiful day.

  8. Sounds like a wonderful family vacay, enjoy! I love the poem. I just got my inspection sticker too - yay!

  9. Love the poem. I know how much you look forward to your vacation every year. I always enjoy going along.

    A wonderful thankful. I so remember hoping my car would pass inspection each year. Lots of stress.

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

  10. Nice poem and story. And Yay for getting a sticker. XO

  11. Now that's a life I could get used to - nestled on any beautiful shore!
    A peaceful picture - No actual fishing for me. I'd just be doing the thinking part :)
    Congrats to GusGus die Fledermaus!
    Poetic acrostic Six. Excellent, Mimi.

  12. Wonderful fence! a delightful thing to do. Have a great weekend and take care.

  13. Many thanks for all your comments on my blog. I am on holidays visiting my family at present however I just thought you would like to know that plant is not a "Thistle" but a Globe Artichoke

  14. Never too soon to touch on the memories of past vacations and anticipation of future visits, especially in a setting as this

    evocative Six

  15. Great fence photos and glad car got inspected ~ always a bit stressful ~ sweet poem ~ Xo

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