Thursday, October 14, 2021

Splish Splash (Six Sentence Story), Spooky Fence, Busy (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"What are you doing — taking a bubble bath?"

"Don't judge me, it's how I like to relax after a hard day."

"I can't believe this, my best friend, college roommate, the star of the team, a man's man -- I'm going to take a video, it'll go viral for sure."

"If you do, no more double dates with the cheerleaders!"

"Aww, man, really?"

"Put down your camera, back out of the room, and say nothing or you stay home this Friday night!"

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


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.     

It's that spooky time of year.


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

Gotta get my exercise 

To keep up with this crew

There's quite a bit of crowd control,

That's most of what I do.

I keep them fed and comfy

And entertained, I'm no quitter,

But when I give them back at the end of the day,

I'm glad I'm just a daycare sitter!


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 to be on my way to go see my friend DiDreaming.  Some may remember she got a cancer diagnosis recently, and she needs help which i'm thankful to be able to give.

Because i will be out of town, please know that i will get behind on blog reading, thanks in advance to my friends for letting me catch up late or just jump back in when i get home.


Today is:

Be Bald and Be Free Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants everyone who is "shiny" to be proud of it! 

Chisinau Day -- Chisinau, Moldova

Chung Yeung Festival -- China; Hong Kong; Macau (Double Ninth Festival/Ancestors' Day; date differs in other parts of Asia)

Day of the Defenders of the Ukraine -- Ukraine

Dessert Day -- there can't be too many of these

Doburoku Matsuri -- Shirakawago, Japan (unrefined sake festival and harvest festival; through the 19th)

Festival for the Penates -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gods of the storeroom)

First Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar

Flag Day/Jour de la Proclamation de la Premiere Republique -- Madagascar (flag adopted this day in 1958)

Liberation Day -- Yemen

Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Hyogo, Japan (Roughhouse Festival, wrestling for a blessing; through tomorrow)

Mother's Day -- Belarus

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day -- Tanzania (climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)

National Chocolate Covered Insect Day -- i'll pass, sorry

National Dessert Day

National Education Day -- Poland

National Frump Day -- National FRUMPS of America (to honor the frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature people everywhere)

national lower case day -- someone wants us to not use all caps

Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katharine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)

Republic Day / October Revolution Day -- Yemen

St. Callistus' Day (Patron of cemetary workers)

St. Donatian of Rheims's Day (Patron of Bruges, Belgium; Rheims, France; West Flanders, Belgium)

St. Petca Paraskeva's Day (Patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers, and all who do needlework of any kind)related observance

     Petkouden -- Bulgaria

Svetitskovloba/Living Pillar Cathedral -- Georgia (celebration of the first Christian church in Georgia)

Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustblót -- Asatru (to bid Winter welcome; at the approximate date of the start of winter in the Old European Calendar of the Norse

World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (This year's theme is #LoveYourEyes)    

World Standards Day -- International

Birthdays Today:

Usher, 1978

Natalie Maines, 1974

Greg Evigan, 1958

Harry Anderson, 1952

Sir Cliff Richard, 1940

Ralph Lauren, 1939

John Dean, 1938

Gary Graffman, 1928

Roger Moore, 1927

Charles Everett Koop, 1916

John Wooden, 1910

Eugene FRodor, 1905

e.e. cummings, 1894

Lillian Gish, 1893

Dwight Eisenhower, 1890

Eamon De Valera, 1882

Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734

William Penn, 1644

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Rescue from Gilligan's Island(TV film), 1978 (the first TV film follow up of a TV series)

Winnie-The-Pooh(publication date), 1926

Today in History:

William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066

Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322

Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586

Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656

Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700

Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834

The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867

George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884

Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912

The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926

Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957

The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962

The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966

The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968

The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords , 1994 

Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order,' 2010

A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, 2011

The Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum, 2017

The Booker Prize is awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and

Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other:" Evaristo is the first black woman to win, 2019

A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York, 2020

The journal "Nature" publishes details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor, created at the University of Rochester, NY, 2020


  1. Bubbly Six! Love that Halloween fence :) And the lady with the stroller means business plus she's walking the dog too lol.

  2. I was a day-care sitter back in the days before you had to have a licence, but I never took on more than two and most of the time I only had one extra besides my own four.
    I like your six sentences too.
    The spiderweb gate is very well done.

  3. Love your six sentences - and (when I could get out of the bath unaided) I really liked to relax in the bath.
    Just looking at that stroller makes me tired.

  4. A hot bath is a perfect way to relax!
    Enjoy (or what to say?) your time wiht DiDreaming. And no need to comment on all posts when you get home again!

  5. I'm a fan of a lovely bubbly bath! The chocolate-covered insects day also caught my eye. I think I'll pass on that one too though.

  6. That's a good Halloween, spooky fence they have there! Enjoy the time with your friend. Blogs will be there whenever you are, but people may not always be there, so have fun and a good visit.

  7. A great six - I LOVE a bubble bath! Not sure I'd love the daycare sitter job though!

    Btw, I live in what's known as 1066 country right by the beach where the Willie the Conk came ashore, and near the site of the Battle of Hastings.

  8. Great six, good video, and Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734 a true American hero.

  9. That was a good story and a fun poem. I'm glad you got to visit your special friend. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thrusday Blog Hop!

  10. all upon a Saturday night"*

    fun Six

    *did not google lyrics, hope my memory does not fail me**
    ** like remembering lyrics from a lifetime ago is a good use of a failing resource lol

  11. Love your poem. I would be glad too.

    Take good care of your friend. You're a jewel, but I've known that for years.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  12. Good story and poem. Nice spooky fence.

  13. Bobby Darin, ah yes. I remember the high school dance. That was years ago but oh so wonderful. I wonder my first slow dance, I thought I loved the girl and how I felt. LOL How about you Mimi?

    Cruisin Paul

  14. A nice bubble bath is good for the soul!

  15. Mimi! Great post today! Your poem was the best! As was the bubble bath (that really made me giggle) AND you are wonderful to go visit DiDreaming and give her a hand. We will await your return and will be here when you get back.

  16. Great poem and fun photos ~ lots of hugs to you and your friend ~ hope you had a good visit ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Cute poem and story. How kind of you to help your friend. No worries about commenting on blogs. XO

  18. Funny SSS, Mimi. I'm guessing there was no video taken.
    Great poem and photo of the daycare sitter. One strong woman!

  19. Cute Six and bonus with Bobby Darin vid, Mimi :)
    Your poem? Fabulous as usual. And oh yeah, I'd be glad to give them back too, lol
    I'm sorry to hear of your friend's diagnosis. Blogland will be here when you get back.

  20. Aw, why can't manly men enjoy a bubble bath? A fun Six!

  21. I loved this post but I always do! You have wit, organizational skills, kindness galore. You are one heck of a sweetheart. I will pray for your friend. You are incredibly kind. HUGS to you and Much Love to your friend as well.

  22. Love the Halloween fence :-) Great post, thanks for sharing.


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