Thursday, November 4, 2021

What's Important (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Little Hot Water Bottles (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


My Sweetie came in from choir practice tonight with a really peculiar look on his face.

As usual, i did not have to wait long for him to tell me what's up.

"Do you have any vinegar for cleaning out in your car?" he asked (and note, he drives my car GusGus die Fledermaus to choir practice because it's at night and Lunceford the Land Yacht has terrible headlights).

Yes, i told him, i do keep some vinegar in the car, why?

"Well, I think my sense of smell that I lost from Covid is beginning to be restored -- I could smell the vinegar on the way home!"

Of course, he didn't think about the fact that this probably also means the vinegar is now open or spilled or leaking somehow!

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


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.     

Another fence or two from my quick trip to Mobile.


 It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week, Sammy told us to pick our own photo and write a poem for it, so each one will be unique.  My photo and poem:    

When we would bottle raise kittens,

Our adult cats kept away,

That is until they got older,

Then they couldn't be kept at bay.

It seems the older our cats got, 

The better they understood

That kittens put off a lot of heat,

As warmers they are very good!

(This is Kida, at age 16, snuggling with bottle babies.  She had avoided them until she started to get old and cold, and then she'd seek the babies, they'd keep her warm, she'd keep them bathed to her standard.)


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 we got to go to the laundromat yesterday.  It always feels good to get the laundry done.


Today is the BlogBlast for Peace, hosted by Mimi Writes, and i am joining and praying for peace, as well as committing to work for peace right where i am.  

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18


Today is:

Chicken Lady Day -- Miami, FL, US (in honor of The Chicken Lady, whose nonprofit organization helps people get over being "chicken" about public speaking)

Citizenship Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Community Service Day -- Dominica

Constitution Day/National Day -- Tonga

Deepawali/Deepavali/Diwali/Divali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (for the next five days; local dating customs and government holidays for this Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights can vary)

     Kag Tihar/Kag Puja -- Day of the Crows (day one of the festival)

Feast of Qudrat (Power) -- Baha'i

Flag Day -- Panama

Giorno dell'Unita Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate and Victory Day -- Italy (National Unity and Armed Forces Day; celebration of the 1918 Treaty with Austria)

Guy Fawkes Eve -- sometimes called Mischief Night in some parts of Australia, UK, and New Zealand, although that is more appropriate to April 30/October 30

Honeymoon Day -- reminisce about your own special trip, on the birth anniversary of Art Carney

King Tut Day -- his tomb was opened this day in 1922

Ludi Plebeii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (public games, through the 17th)

Men Make Dinner Day -- BBQ is not allowed, but you can go to for ideas

National Candy Day -- guess they're thinking you still have some left over from Hallowe'en

St. Charles Borromeo's Day (Patron of apple orchards, bishops, catechists, seminarians, spiritual directors/leaders, starch makers; Joliette, Quebec; Lombardy, Italy; Monterey, CA; Rocca di Papa, Italy; against abdominal pain, colic, intestinal disorders, stomach diseases, ulcers)

     a Bank Holiday in Andorra

Thanksgiving Day -- Liberia

Unity Day -- Russia

Will Roger's Day -- especially in OK, US; related observance

     Use Your Common Sense Day -- because "Common sense ain't all that common."

Waiting for the Barbarians Day -- internet generated, and i thought they came and took over a long time ago!

Anniversaries Today:

Taking of the US Embassy in Teheran, Iran -- 1979

Discovery of King Tut's Tomb -- 1922

Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd, 1842

Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange, 1677 (ruled jointly as William and Mary)

Birthdays Today:

Sean "Diddy" Combs, 1970

Matthew McConaughey, 1969

Andrea McArdle, 1963

Ralph Macchio, 1962

Jeff Probst, 1962

Kathy Griffin, 1960

Markie Post, 1950

Laura W. Bush, 1946

Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946

Loretta Swit, 1937

Doris Roberts, 1930

Martin Balsam, 1919

Art Carney, 1918

Walter Cronkite, 1916

Will Rogers, 1879

Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740 (wrote the hymn "Rock of Ages")

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Crimes of the Heart"(Henley play), 1981

"One Man's Family"(TV), 1949

"Prince Igor"(Borodin opera), 1890

Symphony No. 1 in C minor(Brahms Op. 68), 1876

Today in History:

The Flood of the Arno River causes massive damage in Florence, Italy, 1333

Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moƻtier, 1429

Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal, arrested, 1529

Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria, 1783

The Erie Canal is completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour, 1825

Benjamin Palmer patents an artificial leg, 1846

Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown, 1873

Tonga adopts a constitution, 1875

James Ritty patents the cash register, to combat the pilfering of the till by the bartenders in his Ohio saloon, 1879

London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell, 1890

The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome, 1921

Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected the first female US State governor, in Wyoming, 1924

The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, 1955

Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the River Arno floods; together with the contemporaneous flood of the Po River in northern Italy, this leads to 113 deaths, 30,000 made homeless, and the destruction of numerous Renaissance artworks and books, 1966

Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life, 1970

The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the oil crisis, as the highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters, 1973

First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web, in San Francisco, 1994

Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli, 1995

Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress, 2002

Barak Obama is elected President of the United States, 2008

In Australia's Northern Territory in the lands of the Jawoyn people, archaeologists discover what is believed to be the world's oldest example of a stone ax, estimated at 35,500 years old, 2010

The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa, 2014

Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, becomes the first African-American Senator from the south since the Reconstruction, 2014

Justin Trudeau is sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women, 2015

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained, 2017


  1. Good news bad news. I am glad that your Sweetie's sense of smell is returning - and hope that the spill isn't too extensive.
    Kida is one smart pussycat.

  2. Very nice fences this week and hooray for the sense of smell returning. The cat and kittens all look so cosy cuddled up together like that.

  3. To have Sweetie's sense of smell back is very good news. Hope you will be able to take away the smell of the spilled vinegar. So nice to see the cat and kitties cuddled together. Have a beautiful day.

  4. Somehow cleaning spilled vinegar doesn't sound fun.
    Chicken Lady Day seems interesting.

  5. That is wonderful if hubby's smell is coming back, even if you have vinegar spilled in the car. Hoping for more world peace as it is urgently needed.

  6. Wonderful fences. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  7. Yikes, the smell of vinegar bothers me for some reason. That was a really nice poem. I'm glad you joined us Peace Bloggers, we hope Peace becomes more contageous than Covid and we hope Peace spreads everywhere quickly. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. I've spilled smellier things in my car which I won't go into here!

  9. Glad he’s on the mend. Great six and I just realized I’m old enough to be Matthew Mcconhey’s father

  10. Oh boy- spilt vinegar is easy to spot! Good to hear your Sweetie is doing better! Fancy fences! And isn't that adult cat smart! Take care!

  11. Good news about hubby's sense of smell. I love the names you've given to the cars too... and then that cute little nest of cats. Great post, Mimi!

  12. I'm glad hubby has his smell back, although vinegar isn't what I would like to test out first.

    Love the kitties. Well done.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  13. Vinegar, yikes! I once spilled milk and thought I had it all cleaned up, days later the car smelled like curdled milk. I love that photo and poem and story, such a sweet thing; the old and new helping each other.

  14. poem and photo totally rock !!!

    and glad sweetie got his sense of smell back, least he didn't hit a skunk ~~~~ :) ☺☺♥♥

  15. Happy Peace Day!! I am glad your hubby is getting his sense of smell back, too bad it was the spilled vinegar in the car! Love the fences and Kida likes to snuggle the kittens! Oh! Your thankfuls rock too, which reminds me, I have laundry to finish here too! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  16. Good news and bad - good that the sense of smell is back, bad that the vinegar has probably spilled. And I love the names of the cars.

  17. fun Six (with good/positive news) that thing about sense of smell

  18. Good thing/bad thing - good Sweetie's smell is returning. Food must be tasting better too! The obvious "bad" thing is spilled vinegar :(
    Kida's no fool! Cute picture! And poem.
    Laundry is one chore I'm grateful to get over with too, lol
    Excellent quote.

  19. Uh-oh on spilled vinegar, but good his smell is coming back. :) Nice photo and poem. XO

  20. Oof, that will smell for a good long while. But how wonderful to have sense of smell restored!

  21. Brilliant Six. Can relate! When my sense of smell and taste came back after Covid, it was a relief to be able to enjoy food again.

  22. Who knew that vinegar could be the sweetest smell, under the right conditions.
    Smells like...recovery!

  23. Working for peace right where we are is a good plan! It spreads.


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