Thursday, January 27, 2022

You Are What You Wear (Six Sentence Story), Good Mardi Gras Fence, Cool Kids (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


His clothes were worse for the wear.

Not that they weren't up to date, they were, or threadbare, they weren't, but by the time he got home in whatever outfit he'd left in, it was not quite as dapper as when he'd exited the house.

The problem, of course, is that his ties especially seem to be magnets for anything and everything he eats.

You can dress him up, but the moment you take him out for a meal, his tie is a goner.

He once got through an entire meal without mishap, and when he decided he did want that last little bite of dessert after all, you guessed it, right onto his tie it went as though it were that bit of food's mission in life, to get onto his tie somehow.

Someone did invent and patent a necktie protector but i don't believe it's in production; if anyone wants to do so, i've got your first customer.     

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

(Grandpa cannot go out to eat at any formal event without this mishap, and i really will buy him a tie protector if someone wants to figure out how to produce them for the market!)


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!

Mardi Gras wreaths are starting to make an appearance.


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

You know we're cool,

We've got what it takes,

Gonna be famous,

We're no fakes.

Our musical talent

Will rise to the top,

Next generation musicians,

We're cream of the crop!


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 Sweetie is finally taking the veterinarian seriously about not giving too many treats to the cats and overfeeding them.  Dansig has been diagnosed with diabetes, and although like so many husbands he wants to be the fun parent who gives treats all the time and lets them eat as much and as often as they want, he now seems to understand that it's not a good idea, and i am thankful for that.


Today is:

Big Snow Day -- remembering the 15 inch snowflakes that fell on in Fort Keough, Montana, on this date in 1887

Chocolate Cake Day

Clashing Clothes Day -- "officially" (although i'm not sure who declared it) on the 4th Thursday of January, but some people seem to celebrate it every day

Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism -- Germany (anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz)

Day the Netjers of Heaven Receive Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Family Literacy Day -- Canada

Get to Know Your Customers Day -- on the 4th Thursday of each quarter

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Iroquois Mid-Winter Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (for the continuation of all life-sustaining things; a multi-day ceremony and feast that begins around this time of year)

Listen to Classical Music During Lunch Day -- in honor of Mozart

Mozart Day

Punch the Clock Day -- internet generated, and no reason for it given; this has to be one of the more baffling ones

St. Angela Merici's Day (Founder of the Sisters of the Order of St. Ursula; Patron of the disabled and ill; against bodily ills and the death of parents)

St. Devota's Day (Patron of Corsica; Monaco)

Thomas Crapper Day -- death date, in 1910, of the perfector of the flush toilet mechanism

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the National Geographic Society, 1888

The first sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, 1870

The University of Georgia is chartered, the first state university in the US, 1785

Birthdays Today:

Julie Foudy, 1971

Jennifer LB Leese, 1970

Patton Oswalt, 1969

Alan Cumming, 1965

Bridget Fonda,1964

Cris Collinsworth, 1959

Mimi Rogers, 1956

Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1948

Nick Mason, 1944

Mairead Corrigan, 1944

James Cromwell, 1942

Troy Donahue, 1936

Donna Reed, 1921

David Seville, 1919

Skitch Henderson, 1918

Hyman George Rickover, 1900

Jerome Kern, 1885

Samuel Gompers, 1850

Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), 1832

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Laverne and Shirley"(TV), 1976

"Tarzan of the Apes"(Film), 1918

Today in History:

Trajan becomes Roman Emperor, 98

The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali, 661

Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is wrongfully executed, 1142

Dante Alighieri becomes a Florentine political exile, 1302

The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31, 1606

The first American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island, 1662

Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Instanbul, 1695

Czar Peter the Great sets the first Russian state budget, 1710

Abdication of Stanislas, the last king of Poland, 1736

The US Congress approves the opening of Indian Territory for settlement, which led to the forced relocation of Native Americans on the "Trail of Tears," 1825

Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are incorporated, 1870

Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the electric incandescent lamp, 1880

The National Geographic Society is organized, in Washington, D.C., 1888

"Tarzan of the Apes," the first Tarzan movie, premiers, 1918

Apollo 1 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, 1967

More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space, 1967

Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper, 1980

The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through, 1983

American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna, 1993

Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1996

Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services, 2006

Albert II, former king of Belgium, admits paternity after a DNA test confirms he fathered a child, Delphine, with Baroness Sybile de Selys Longchamps, 2020


  1. Love the "Boy Band", but sad to hear about Dansig. I'm thankful my Lola doesn't snack all day, she only eats twice, breakfast and dinner.

  2. All of my clothing is a food magnet. I feel for grandpa.
    Poor Dansig.

  3. The up and coming band and your poem is a perfect match. Love it.

  4. surely the Purple Heart of the enthusiastic diner

    fun Sixifying

  5. Lovely metal, and wooden, fence.

    God bless.

  6. Back years ago when Mom was a flight attendant, the pilots always had food on their ties. The joke was they were saving a little something for later. Ties were made to collect spills. We are sure of this.

  7. I've ruined many a tie over the years, I stained a brand new l tee shirt just last night!

  8. i am beginning to resemble grandpa when it comes to my food!

    Good six, and as always good fence.

    Trajan, now there's a story or two.

  9. Our Dad can spill quite a bit too sometimes. That was a fun poem with the band and a good thankful too, purrs to Dansig from all of us.

  10. I don't like to wear white or light coloured tops for fear of food or gravy stains. Great poem. Your Sweetie sounds like my friend's hubby because he likes to feed this pet dogs so often. I suppose Dansig will have to go on special diet.

  11. I could do a whole post on eating and mishaps. Age does funny things to us. Humorous too.

    Love the poem. Cute.

    I'm glad your husband is finally listening. We have a friend that does the same thing to his dog. Mom is the bad guy while dad is a good guy.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  12. " Our musical talent

    Will rise to the top,

    Next generation musicians,

    We're cream of the crop!"

    I remember when I was very young my brother, my friend & I were going to be just like the Beach Boys. I was able to sing just like Love. We were going places. Yes going places in our minds. That little poem brought everything back in my mind. Dreams Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. if I wear white ~ you can bet I will spill something ~ LOL ~ Great post and neat fence photo ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of laughter in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Another day packed with fascinating facts, Mimi. I can 'wear' my dinner with the best of 'em!

  15. 984 PAWZ UP for this week's poem !! :)♥♥

    dansig....stix ta trout ~~~~~ trooth :) ♥♥

  16. Let me know if you ever find that tie protector! Love the poem, so cute!

  17. Your Six cracked me up! I have a similar problem, except I don't have a tie to protect me...and I refuse to wear a bib.
    In fact, the only time I've escaped the blob on boob phenomenon was when I was pregnant, and my belly was larger than my chest.
    Sigh. Lol!

  18. Cute poem and story. I think you need to work on that invention, I bet you could write your own patent. I will add Dansig to my prayer list. XO

  19. I know someone like this! This is well done, I especially like how you crafted that second sentence.

  20. THe Boy Band Rocks! and my husband could have used a tie protector. I think everytime he work one he got something on it - good thing plumbers don't wear them too often! Dansig is in our purrayers!

  21. The story of the "food magnet" is so realistic. :-)

  22. Glad Sweetie is paying attention to the Vet ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of laughter in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. My friend's mother used to say her school skirt was like the add for Heinz soup - 57 varieties - all on the one skirt!

    And that last bite of dessert - it just had to land on the tie, it had no choice.

    Your story made me smile at memories...

  24. Love your poem for Angel Sammy's Poetry challenge....I think this band is going places!!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  25. What is it about ties and food? they just seem to go together! The same with toddler's shirts. By the end of the day, I never had to write in a journal. I could just take a picture of my toddlers' shirt--it would be a complete record of our day!
    My sister started a company, Flax Blue, a few years ago, that made washable, reversible men's ties. They were truly awesome! You could flip them over if something got spilled and throw them in the wash, ditto! I still have a few.
    Love the poem. Short, sweet and PERFECT!

  26. What a marvelous idea - tie protectors! Who knew?!
    Adorable picture and of course, great poem to match.
    Why is it always we women are the "bad guys" when it comes to our pets, lol But so true we usually know what's best for them.

  27. I hope Dansig will do well with the shots. Love how much we can do for our fur babies. I love your poetry always and the photos too. A tie protector, that would be a goldmine to patent! HaHa my hubby works for a law firm so I love to think maybe oneday I will think of something great to patent! Blessings.


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