Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Coda and Friend Jazz (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Elephant’s Child.     

This week's prompts are:

  1. Beautiful
  2. Elusive
  3. Endurance
  4. Deep
  5. Determination
  6. Extraordinary


"Whatcha doing?"

"Watching the sun go down."


"Not to me.  To me, it's BEAUTIFUL."

"To me it's boring.  When I grow up, I don't want to learn to like boring stuff the way most grown-ups do."

"That's an EXTRAORDINARY decision you've made.  Are you sure you can do it?"

"Aren't you the one who told me with enough DETERMINATION kids can grow up to do just about anything they want?"

"You rascal, yes, I've said that.  You certainly are DEEP this evening."

"What does that mean?"

"It means I think you have the ENDURANCE to make your dreams come true."

"Grandpa says dreams are too ELUSIVE, you have to have goals, whatever those are."

"Call them dreams, call them goals, as long as you are making plans and working toward them, it's just a difference in words."

"Then one of my dream goals is to not become boring when I grow up!"

"Somehow, I think you'll make that one come true."


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Ireland

Enjoying ESP Day -- internet generated, and it means eating, sleeping, and partying!

Fifth Day of Christmas

Illegal Pants Day -- commemorates Emma Snodgrass' arrest in Boston in 1852 for wearing pants

Kwanzaa, Day 4, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

National Chocolate Again Day -- because someone, somewhere, believes it can't be chocolate something-or-other day often enough

National Independence Day -- Mongolia(1911, from the Qing Dynasty)

Paternoster Row Day -- in memoriam of the famous area destroyed by the Blitz this date and tomorrow in 1940

Pepper Pot Day -- Pepper Pot Soup was invented today in 1777 at Valley Forge for the army to have something warm to eat

Sacrifice to Zeus Horios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice in the deme of Erichia; date approximate)

Second Day of the Stanley Races -- Faulkland Islands

St. Gabriel's Day -- Ethiopia

St. Thomas of Canterbury's Day (Thomas a Becket, Patron of clergy, secular clergy; Exeter College, Oxford, England; Portsmouth, England)

St. Trophimus of Arles' Day (Patron of children; Arles, France; against drought)

Tick Tock Day -- end of the year is getting closer, stop putting off your dreams! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Yodel in the Shower Day -- internet generated, and i promise not to tell if you do

Anniversaries Today:

J. Paul Getty, Jr., weds Victoria Holdsworth, 1994

Texas becomes the 28th US State, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Jude Law, 1972

Andy Wachowski, 1967

Bryan "Dexter" Holland, 1966

Patricia Clarkson, 1959

Paula Poundstone, 1959

Ed Autry, 1954

John Polito, 1950

Ted Danson, 1947

Marianne Faithfull, 1946

Jon Voight, 1938

Mary Tyler Moore, 1936

Thomas Edwin Jarriel, 1934

Klaus Fuchs, 1911

Billy Mitchell, 1879

Pablo Cassals, 1876

William Gladstone, 1809

Andrew Johnson, 1808

Charles Goodyear, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Thunderball(Film, UK release), 1965

"The Andersonville Trial"(Play), 1959

The Adventures of Kathlyn(Film, first movie serial), 1913

Today in History:

Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church, 1170

The first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston, 1782

Gas lights are installed at White House, during the Polk administration, 1848

The first Young Men's Christian Association chapter in the US opens, in Boston, 1851

Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants, 1852

The first telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY, 1867

The Wounded Knee Massacre takes place, 1890

Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio), 1891

Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, 1911

The first movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, 1913

Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, 1930

Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology, 1959

Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England, 1965

Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees, 1989

Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war, 1996

Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives, 1998

The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct, 2003

Chaparrastique volcano erupts in El Salvador, 2013

The Ebola epidemic in Guinea is declared over by WHO, after 2,500 died over 2 years, 2015

The American weather satellite NOAA-20 records the coldest ever temperature of -111C at the top of a storm in the western Pacific, 2018


  1. Smiling - though I do hope he learns that skyscapes are never boring.

  2. Coda and Jazz having an important meeting heheh!

    Have a new yeartastic week Mimi 🍾

  3. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful to watch but never boring. He will learn that in time.

  4. Coda and Jazz are enjoying each other's company. You did great with the prompts. Sunset is never boring.

  5. Two dogs having a conversation.

    God bless.

  6. What are the pups up to, plotting and scheming? Good story and a reminder that so many things for kids are boring but as we get older we learn to see those same things in a new and interesting way.

  7. My dog liked stopping for a natter with others, he was a ChatterBoxer!

    Guess the young man's more of a sun-coming-up kinda guy!

  8. You have to stop an hear what happening in the neighborhood. Then there is peemail too. Cute.

    Love your use of the prompts. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Great prompt creations, yep doggies need to 'read the newspaper' see what's what and who has been there ~ Xo

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Kids are funny! Later on he will learn to LOOK! Have a great day yodeling in the shower!

  11. I LOVE your wordless and wordiness today! Heres to fabulous week between Christmas and New Year! Barb and Marv

  12. I sure hope he keeps his promise to himself! I'd give this boy a chililug pill to eat in the memory of Pippi Longstocking.
    Well written and a good use of the propmt.

  13. Great use of the words. I'd bet that fifty or sixty years from now, he might just be content to sit and watch the sun go down some days.

  14. This was not a boring read.
    A lovely one, indeed.

  15. Pup play sure is fun! That was a good story too!

  16. I'm late visiting you but in time to wish you all the best for the coming year. Love your story. I remember feeling exactly how your youngster describes, I think the change was a long, slow process.

  17. Great use of random words, you have a knack for storytelling. Love the photo.Always my pleasure to be here. Have awonderufl rets of the week. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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