Thursday, December 16, 2021

Junque (Six Sentence Story), Christmas Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


Just because it’s not yours, or you have no

Use for it, that does

Not mean it’s useless and you can

Quietly toss it out and not tell me

Until i’m desperately looking

Everywhere for the item i need that you threw away.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Junk (Junque, if you want to be fancy about it).     


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!



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

Although I'm a natural cutie,

Even I have to sacrifice for beauty.

The curlers are just the start,

My beauty routine is an art.

Of course, by the time I'm done,

I will be ready for fun,

So please tell me you will take

Both of us out for a steak!


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 that Little Girl, who is in nursing school, is attending a ceremony where they officially give students in her class their white coats, and we get to go!


Today is:

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day -- if you need an explanation, you don't have kids; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Beethoven Day -- celebrate the anniversary of his birth by listening to one of his fine works

Bijoy Dibosh -- Bangladesh (Victory Day)

Day of Reconciliation -- South Africa

Day of the Republic -- Kazakhstan (Independence from the USSR in 1991)

Festival of Sapientia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of wisdom and knowledge)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pottasleiker -- Pot-licker, who tries to snatch unwashed pots and lick them clean

Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Annual Meeting

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

National Day/Independence Day -- Bahrain(1971)

Posadas Navidenas (Fiesta of the Virgin of the Lonely) -- Mexico (celebrated through the 24th, "pilgrims" go house to house seeking shelter to commemorate the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter in Bethlehem)

Simbang Gabi -- Philippines (Christmas festivals that last until Three Kings Day)

St. Adelaide's Day (Patron of abuse victims, brides, empresses, exiles, in-law problems, parenthood, parents of large families, princesses, prisoners, second marriages, step-parents, and widows)

Stupid Toy Day -- make sure you aren't giving any of those to any kids you buy for

Tea Party Day -- Boston, MA, US (anniversary of the 1773 Party)

Vijay Diwas --  India (Victory Day)

Wan Kila Haeng Chat -- Thailand (National Sports Day)

Birthdays Today:

Michael McCary, 1971

Benjamin Bratt, 1963

William "Refrigerator" Perry, 1962

Jon Tenney, 1961

Alison La Placa, 1959

Billy Gibbons, 1949

Benny Andersson, 1946

Steven Bochco, 1943

Lesley Stahl, 1941

Liv Ullmann, 1939

Bruce N Ames, 1928

Arthur C. Clarke, 1917

Margaret Mead, 1901

Noel Coward, 1899

Wassily Kandinsky, 1866

George Santayana, 1863

Jane Austen, 1775

Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770

Catherine of Aragon, 1536

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"One Day At a Time"(TV), 1975

"Dragnet"(TV), 1951

"Me and My Girl"(Musical), 1937

Variety(Magazine, first issue), 1905

"From the New World"(Dvorak Symphony), 1893 (often called "New World Symphony")

Today in History:

An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China, 755

Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000, 1631

Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector, 1653

The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan, 1707

A big tea party in Boston harbor -- Indians welcome -- is "celebrated" (Boston Tea Party), 1773

Fire burns over 600 buildings in NYC, 1835

In New Zealand, the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, 1850

The Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution, 1862

Antonín Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From The New World is given its world première performance at Carnegie Hall, 1893

The first submarine with an internal combustion engine is demonstrated, 1897

The "Great White Fleet" sails from Hampton Downs on its round the world tour, 1907

The first credit union in the US is formed, in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1908

The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, a 20 cent parcel post, is issued, 1912

Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity", 1915

The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000, 1920

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again, 1937

Thailand joins the United Nations, 1945

William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor, 1947

Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era US city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks, 1978

An episode of Pokemon, "Denno Senshi Porygon", aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children, 1997

George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law, 2003

The US National Institutes of Health places a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees as research models when a report comes out showing that most of such research is scientifically unjustified, 2010

After years of receding, the Arctic sea ice is shown to have rebounded in extent and volume, 2013

A five day pollution red alert is declared in Beijing and 21 other Chinese cities is classified by officials as a “meteorological disaster”, 2016 

A nine-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack in 2013 becomes first person in the world to officially have air pollution listed as her cause of death, 2020


  1. A clever acrostic, Mimi! I've already been nodding to Jane Austen on our Day of Reconciliation public holiday.

  2. Oh, poor dog! But your poem is hilarious. I like the Acrostikon too - never heard the form junque before, it sounds very fancy :D

  3. Beautiful well-decorated fence. And good writing too, Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Ouch on the six sentence story. Sadly familiar.
    That poor dog - but I do like your poem.

  5. can't stop laughing at the dog! and Happy Birthday Jane Austen.

  6. That's a cute story and a cute poem too. That was a cool ceremony for Little Girl. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. A great six, and a very un-amused looking dog! Nice one Mimi.

  8. That sounds like my hoarding husband talking to me - MOL! Love that poem, have a wonderful Thursday!

  9. Super funny poem! and BIG congratulations to Little Girl! You must be sooooo proud!

  10. Love your six and people should never throw out anything without saying something.

    I love your fences. There are so many pretty fences.

    Love your thankful. Enjoy.

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

  11. Mom always tells us that one person's trash is another person's treasure.

  12. Right? Throwing away requires communication, committees possibly, and consensus.

  13. I am, mercifully, confined to losing (I prefer 'reclassifying it's designation') things around the house.

  14. Aaahhh! I love the dog pic. I needed a smile...and that surely gave me one! :)

  15. Nice poem and story. COngrats to your Little Girl!

  16. Nice six sentence and I agree with others, why throw away something just because YOU don't have a use for it?

  17. Purrfect Poem, Purrfect post. I needed to be uplifted and you have succeeded! Thanks Mimi!

  18. Your Boxer is a natural beauty, and thanks for the chuckle. I really needed it today! Sorry I'm so late, but couldn't sleep anyway! You have mellowed my evening out! Me thinks I'll be stopping by more often... ho ho ho & MERRY CHRISTMAS! hugs... XmasDolly

  19. That poem is absolutely perfect. The expression on the boxer's face is amazing isn't it. It deserves that steak just for sitting still like that!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  20. Most excellent Six, Mimi.
    Picture and poem = 😂
    Congratulations to Little Girl!

  21. Sweet poem and love the Boxer doggie ~ Xo

    Happy Day to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. We had a saying when I directed plays. “If it’s not your prop—don’t touch it!” We had surprisingly few props walk away.
    Gorgeous fences! And that dog in curlers is adorable—as is your poem!


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