Thursday, November 25, 2021

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


It's Thanksgiving Day, and i am filled with gratitude.

Since last year at this time, much has been lost.

Since last year at this time, much has been gained.

We mourn Uncle P (my brother), and his wife, Miss Eva, has moved away to live near her own mother.

We're grateful for faith, family, friends, and all of you.

May you have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving, or simply a wonderful Thursday.

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


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!

This one i just happened to drive past and thought the birds were fascinating.


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

"Young man, do you know

Why I pulled you over?"

"Sorry, Officer, I'm just

Trying to catch up with Rover!"

"Young man, you're going slowly

And blocking other cars."

"But I'm charged with catching Rover,

And you stopped me and now he's to Mars!"

"Young man, I'll just give you a warning,

Keep your vehicle on the sidewalk,

Also, I'll help you find Rover."

"Thanks sir, you know, you rock"


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 with family!


Today is:

Anniversary of Moquegua City -- Peru (founded this date in 1541)

Caregiver Rights Day -- UK (with information to help carers available here)

Cat-Napping Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Day Sacred to Proserpina -- Ancient Roman Calendar (also Persephone, of the Greeks, the Wheel goddess of the Underworld, often associated with St. Catherine; see below)

Evacuation Day -- 19th Century New York City (withdrawal of British troops in 1783)

Hari Guru -- Indonesia (Teacher's Day)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -- UN

     White Ribbon Day -- International (if you know a victim of violence, help break their silence! because domestic violence affects all of society)

International Hat Day  

Mangé Yam -- Haiti (fete de la moisson; a yam harvest festival)

National Day -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (commemorates the 1943 declaration of statehood within Yugoslavia)

National Don't Utter A Word Day -- internet generated, and variously listed as the 25th of November, February, or May; pick one if you want

National Family History Day -- US (a call from the Department of Health and Human Services to get info about your family, especially health history, while everyone is together for the holidays) 

National Parfait Day

Persephone Day (a/k/a Kore) -- Ancient Greek Calendar (celebration of her as wheel goddess of the underworld; date approximate, but she is often associated with St. Catherine; see below)

Saint Catherine of Alexandria's Day -- of the Catherine Wheel, sometimes associated with the Wheel of Karma and the Hindu Kali; one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (Patron of apologists, archivists, attorneys, barristers, craftsmen who work with wheels of any sort, dying people, educators, girls, jurists, knife grinders and sharpeners, lawyers, librarians, libraries, maidens, mechanics, millers, nurses, old maids, philosophers, potters, preachers, scholars, schoolchildren, scribes, secretaries, spinners, spinsters, stenographers, students, tanners, teachers, theologians, turners, University of Paris, unmarried girls, and wheelwrights; Aalsum, Netherlands; Bertinoro, Italy; Camerata Picena, Italy; Dumaguete, Philippines; Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany; Kuldiga, Latvia; Mähring, Germany; Saint Catharines, Ontario; Zejtun, Malta; Zurrieq, Malta) related observance

     Women's Merrymaking Day -- Women go 'Cath'rining' and have a good time (in some places, especially France, women may propose marriage on this day)

Shopping Reminder Day -- exactly a month until Christmas

Srefidensi -- Suriname (Republic Day/Independence Day)

Statehood Day -- FBiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thanksgiving Day -- Interfaith, US and Territories

     National Day of Mourning -- Native Americans   

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving -- sponsored by the Vegetarian Awareness Network

Vajiravudh Day -- Thailand

Birthdays Today:

Barbara and Jenna Bush, 1981

Jerry Ferrara, 1979

Donovan McNabb, 1976

Eddie Steeples, 1973

Christina Applegate, 1971

Jill Hennessy, 1968

Cris Carter, 1965

Amy Grant, 1960

John F. Kennedy, Jr., 1960

Bucky Dent, 1951

John Larroquette, 1947

Ben Stein, 1944

Joe Jackson Gibbs, 1940

Lenny Moore, 1933

Paul Desmond, 1924

Ricardo Montalban, 1920

Joe DiMaggio, 1914

Solanus Casey, 1870

Carry Nation, 1846

Karl F. Benz, 1844

Andrew Carnegie, 1835

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Iolanthe: or, The Peer and the Peri"(Comic opera), 1882

Today in History:

A tsunami, caused by the earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places, 1343

The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins, 1491

A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people, 1667

The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people died, 1703

First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn, 1715

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is founded, 1758

Farmer's Almanac first published, 1792

The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy, 1826

A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again); the storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster, 1839

Alfred Nobel patents dynamite, 1867

John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk, 1884

American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois, 1912

First Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in Philadelphia, 1920

690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day in Ito, Japan, 1930

The first Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m), 1933

Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock", 1940

New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom, 1947

Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history, 1952

The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, 1982

The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic, 1999

Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods, 2009

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, 2014

The longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago, 2017

The historic northern California Camp Fire is finally declared 100% contained with 85 dead, 249 missing, covering 153,000 acres and 14,000 homes burned, 2018


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family. A lot has happened since last year but there is still plenty to be thankful for. Nice poem. The officer is so kind not to give a ticket to the little young man. Lol!

  2. The image and the poem are just great :)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Your poem on that picture is so sweet. Thanks.

  4. A very, very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Love your poem too.

  5. That was such a cute poem. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mimi. Cute poem!

  7. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  8. That was a really cute poem and the purrfect thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

  9. Love the picture and your poem!
    Happy thanksgiving. A day to ponder on the past.

  10. There is much to be thankful! Thank you, Mimi, for your continued positive light. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. It's Thanksgiving Day, and i am filled with gratitude.Great line.

    and amy grant is 60!!! yikes.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  12. Have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Mimi and after lets have Christmas.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. Mimi,

    Stopping by this morning to say, Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend. I'm sorry for the loss you suffered in the past year. It's so hard to lose a brother but despite sorrow there are blessings in our lives. I count you as blessing this day. May God be with you always, dear friend! 😘

  14. Same to you, M
    Have an excellent day

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    * Grateful ♫•*¨* Blessed♪♫•*¨*

    Love and hugs, J. ♥

  16. I am thankful for your friendship. I am sure this will be a tough holiday without your brother. I will be thinking of you. XO

  17. Beautiful thankfuls and a wonderful poem - Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. may your turkey come out moiste your table bountiful and most of all from Screwball and I • ★ Happy ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Thanksgiving ★。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
    * Grateful ♫•*¨* Blessed♪♫•*¨*

  19. Mimi! The poem ROCKS! This year, we are so grateful for so many, many things, but you guys are at the top of our list. We are so thankful to have you as furrends. Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Know you had a wonderful Thanksgiving I am sure ~ busy too ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. Super poem! You are so clever with words and good deeds too!

  22. Adorable poem - it was a fun one to do a poem for wasn't it....hope your Thanksgiving was absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us in Poetry Thursday.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  23. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Mimi :)

  24. Beautiful reflection on Thanksgiving, Mimi. These are the real things.


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