Thursday, January 13, 2022

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



"Are you okay?

" tell me!"

"It sounds like you've caught a cold."

"Let's see, negative you-know-what test, sniffles, sneezes, can't breathe through my nose, yep, looks to me like I've caught one, too -- got any more brilliant observations?"

"You drank all the orange, ah, I'll just run to the store and get more, no need to give me the stink eye!"

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

(Yes, in the midst of the pandemic, i've managed to catch an old-fashioned very unromantic cold, and i'll take all the juice i can get.)


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!

If i'd been thinking, i'd have angled back on the one fence so as not to get the recycle bin.  That's why i'm not a professional photographer!


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

My, oh, my, 

Would you believe?

If I didn't see it, 

I'd think I'd been deceived!

They said they'd dress up

For Carnival Time,

But did they each have to choose

To be a mime?!!


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 for the time we've had with Coda dog, she's been here since Christmas Eve.  Her mama is expected back soon and we're going to miss her.


Today is:

Democracy Day -- Cape Verde

Feast of St. Kentigern (a/k/a St. Mungo) (Patron of Glasgow whose given name meant "head chief" but whose nickname meant "dear one.")

Ides of January -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Liberation Day -- Togo

Maghi -- Sikh

Make Your Dreams Come True Day -- no info on the origin of this; maybe someone who broke their New Year's resolutions by this day used the fact that it's New Year's by the Julian calendar to start over

Midvintersblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (midwinter festival)

National Peach Melba Day

Old New Year's Day -- Belarus; Georgia; Montenegro; Republic of Macedonia; Republic of Srpska (Yes, that's how it's spelled; no, i don't know how to pronounce it); Serbia; Russia; Ukraine; Wales (Julian Calendar)

Pongal begins -- India (thanksgiving festival at the end of the harvest season, honoring Indra, god of clouds and rain)

     first day, Bhogi

Radio Day -- anniversary of the first public radio broadcast in 1910

Recuperation Fortnight begins -- Fairy Calendar (i think i need one of those!)

Runic Half-month of Peorth (womb) begins

Rubber Ducky Day

Sidereal Winter Solstice Eve -- celebrations through South and Southeast Asia, including

     Bhogi -- Tamil (first day of Pongal)

     Lohri -- Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh

     Uruka -- Assam

Silvesterklausen -- Switzerland ("Old" New Year's celebration, based on the Julian Calendar)

St. Hilarius' Day (according to English tradition, the coldest day of the year; Patron of learning challenged children; Argusto, Italy; Vervio, Italy; against snakes and snake bites)

St. Knut's Day (a/k/a Little Christmas or Twentieth Day or Tyvendedagen among the Scandinavians, it celebrates Canute IV of Denmark and is the day to "plunder" the tree put up on Christmas Eve, eating the candies and cookies that were decorating it, and putting all the other decorations away before the tree is removed.)

Strive and Succeed Day -- Horatio Alger's birth anniversary

Theogamia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (anniversary celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera; date approximate, but during Gamelion, the month of marriages)

Tiugunde Day -- Old England (midwinter offering, a celebration picked up from the Norse Midvintersblot)

Tyvendedagen -- Norway (Twentieth day after Christmas, official end of Yuletide or "Juletid")

Birthdays Today:

Joannie Rochette, 1966

Orlando Bloom, 1977

Nicole Eggert, 1972

Keith Coogan, 1970

Patrick Dempsey, 1966

Penelope Ann Miller, 1964

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 1961

Kevin Anderson, 1960

Jay McInerney, 1955

Richard Moll, 1943

Frank Gallo, 1933

Charles Nelson Reilly, 1931

Frances Sternhagen, 1930

Gwen Verdon, 1925

Army Archerd, 1922

Robert Stack, 1919

Alfred Carl Fuller, 1885

Sophia Tucker, 1884

Horatio Alger, 1832

Salmon P. Chase, 1808

DEbuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sopranos"(TV), 1999

"Mickey Mouse"(Comic strip), 1930

Today in History:

Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria, 1099

Sicut Didum, the papal bull prohibiting the enslavement of Canary Island natives who had converted to Christianity, is promulgated, 1435

The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison, 1605

The Bank Of Genoa fails after the announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain, 1607

Jonathan Swift is ordained and Anglican priest in Ireland, 1695

James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, 1733

John Walter publishes the first issue of the London Times, 1785

The Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins, 1830

Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole European survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, 1842

Anthony Foss patents the accordion, 1854

A chenille manufacturing machine is patented by William Canter of NYC, 1863

A circus fire in Poland kills 430, 1883

 The Independent Labour Party of the UK has its first meeting, 1893

U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution, 1893

The first radio set is advertised, a Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American; claimed to receive signals up to one mile, 1906

The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, 1910

An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800, 1915

The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people, 1939

Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car, 1942

Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland, 1964

Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American  US Cabinet member, 1966

Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison, 1968

A passenger train plunged into a ravine at Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa, 1985

L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American US governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia, 1990

Soviet Union military troops attack Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, 1991

An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800, 2001

The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, 2012

An early-morning ballistic missile alert is sent across Hawaii in error and revoked after 38 minutes, 2018

Scientists studying the Murchison Meteorite announce their belief that it contains material that is 7.5 billion years old, 2020

Archaeologists announce the discovery of the world's oldest known cave painting of an animal (a pig), in Leang Tedongnge cave, island of Sulawesi, Indonesia; it is estimated to be 45,500 years old, 2021


  1. I hope your cold disappears quickly. They do make a person feel miserable don't they?

  2. These days, we dread having cold or cough. Hope you recover from your cold soon. Having blocked nose is very uncomfortable.

  3. Yes even with Omikron doing the rounds you can have an oldfashioned cold, and oh, the stares in the shop! I want a badge saying: "Covid Negtive - Just a cold!" I hope you get better soon and can find lots of good juice!
    We have a saying: "A What do you think of the world situation? B: Nothing. I'm having a cold!"

  4. ...and chicken noodle soup!
    (ginger ale if any gastrointestinal involvement)

    ...weird how, in this strange century, catching a simple cold can bring a sense of relief

  5. We didn't know the common cold even existed anymore, nor the flu. All we ever hear about is COVID, COVID, COVID. Enjoy the old fashioned cold and hope you shake it soon.

  6. What is better? Wooden or iron fences? Or chicken wire ones?

    God bless.

  7. poetry, prose, and more. great post today. I just realized I'm old enough to be Orlando Bloom's father! Yikes!

  8. That was a cute story but I hope the cold goes bye-bye really soon. Cute poem and I know Coda is sure thankful for you too! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. Hope you get the better of that cold soon, Mimi! I was just admiring the fence pics. Is that orange blossom on those first two? So attractive and a wonderful scent (except when you have a cold).

  10. Well at least you have company in the realm of colds and coughs. Get well soon :D

  11. Sniffles, cough and everything is going on. My daughter and her entire family has Covid. I'm freezing and worrying right now.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Wishing that cold away from you very soon! We'll miss Coda too, but she'll be with her Peep and that's good.

  13. Oh dear, a common cold for an uncommon lady.
    Is there anything I can serve you, compliments of the house?

  14. We might even say that fresh orange juice in one of the benefits of having a lousy cold! Sooo refreshing!

  15. Sorry you have a cold. Get well soon.

    I know you're going to miss Coda. She's a great pup. What a wonderful thankful.

    Love your poem. You do these so very well.

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

  16. Oh dear...a cold! That's the worst- drink lots of OJ and I use Mucinex so my sinuses stay clear. Best to you and I hope your cold goes away soon! Hugs to Coda!

  17. sorry about the cold Mimi; they are...just...... blah~~~~~~
    here's hoping it doesn't last long ~~ :) ♥3

  18. Sorry you have a cold. I hope you feel better soon. Glad you are enjoying Coda. Nice poem. XO

  19. No colds here, I think the masks do stop somethings.

  20. At least a common cold doesn't last long. I need a badge that says 'not positive-asthmatic'
    That photo is funny, looks like conversation came to a sudden halt as they all try to remember "that word".

  21. 'Tis the cold season. Sleep, soup, gargle with salt water. Hope you feel better soon, Mimi!
    Coda will miss you as well :)

  22. I hope you recover from the cold very soon, Mimi, and with no more need for the stink eye. (That's such a good expression that isn't really used over here. I think I'll adopt it!;) )

  23. Lol at the Six, Mimi. How I remember those old days fondly now (it seems) when a cold was just a cold and we didn't have to for a test!

  24. Be well soon ~ great fence photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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