Thursday, February 10, 2022

New Start (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Important Moment (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"It's too late."

"If you're breathing, it's never too late."

"I've done so much -- so many regrets..."

"Doesn't matter, it's never too late."

"Where do I start looking for redemption?"

"A great place to start is here, 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..."

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


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:    

Having a picture made

Is an occasion of great import.

Preserving your likeness for descendants

Is not a time for smiling or sport.

After all, your great-grandchildren

Shall know how you looked this way,

Also, the process is very expensive

So don't fritter it away!


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 i got to spend a few minutes with Bart, my new grand-dog.  It was fun meeting him in person.


Today is:

Deep Blue Day -- the IBM computer defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov, the first such victory for a computer, in 1996

Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck -- Malta

Gold Record Day -- Glenn Miller is awarded the first ever Gold Record, for "Chattanoga Choo Choo", 1942

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe -- Italy, especially in Trieste

Plimsoll Day -- honoring Samuel Plimsoll, the "Sailor’s Friend," who persuaded Parliament to have a maximum load limit on ships.

St. Scholastica's Day (Patron of children in convulsions, nuns; LeMans, France; against rain, storms)

Try to Invent a New Jell-O Flavor Day -- it can't hurt to try

Umbrella Day

Anniversaries Today:

Poland is symbolically married to the Baltic Sea by Jozef Haller de Hallenburg, celebrating the restitution of Polish access to the water, 1920

Tom Thumb marries Mercy Lavinia Warren, 1863

Queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saxe-Coburg, 1840

Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years' War (a/k/a French and Indian War), 1763

Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu), 1635

Birthdays Today:

Lance Berkman, 1976

Laura Dern, 1967

Glen Beck, 1964

Lenny Dykstra, 1963

Cliff Burton, 1962

George Stephanopoulos, 1961

Greg Norman, 1955

Jim Cramer, 1955

Mark Spitz, 1950

Donovan, 1946

Frances Moore Lappe, 1944

Roberta Flack, 1939

Robert Wagner, 1930

Leontyne Price, 1927

Lon Chaney, Jr., 1906

Bertolt Brecht, 1898

Frances Margaret "Dame Judith" Anderson, 1898

Jimmy Durante, 1893

William "Bill" Tilden, 1893

Boris Pasternak, 1890

Samuel Plimsoll, 1824

Charles Lamb, 1775

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"My Friend Flicka"(TV), 1956

"Death of a Salesman"(Play), 1949

"Puss Gets the Boot"(Cartoon, first Tom and Jerry short), 1940

"Icebound"(Pulitzer-winning Davis' Play), 1923

"All the News That's Fit to Print"(Slogan of the New York Times), 1897

"Les Contes d'Hoffman"(Offenbach Opera), 1881  

"The Lily of Killarney"(Opera), 1862

Today in History:

St. Paul is shipwrecked on the island of Malta, 60

Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch, 1098

The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days, 1355

Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all the men in Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1676

Edmund Halley is appointed the second Astronomer Royal of England, 1720

The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War, surrendering Canada to England, 1763

Simon Bolivar is named dictator by the Congress of Peru, 1824

The first US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane of Virginia, 1863

The YWCA is founded in NYC, 1870

Nathaniel Carr Goodwin becomes the first actor to perform in two different cities on the same day, in Boston for a matinee, and then in NYC for and evening performance, 1887

Nearly 11,000,000 acres of land, ceded to the US government by the Sioux Indians, is opened for settlement, 1890

The New York Times begins using the slogan, "All the news that's fit to print," 1897

Japan and Russia declare war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships, 1904

Britain's first modern and largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" is launched, 1906

Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the ball, 1920

New Delhi becomes the capital of India, 1931

The first singing telegram is delivered, by the Postal Telegram Company of NYC, 1933

Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, 1962

Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party, 1989

The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov for the first time, 1996

The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both, 2009

The Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño, 2016

More than 30 bushfires are put out by the heaviest rainfall in 30 years in New South Wales, Australia, helping end one of the worst bushfire seasons ever, 2020

Astronomers confirm they've found the most distant planetoid in the solar system so far, four times further than planetoid Pluto, 2021


  1. I like your six sentences and I'm happy you got to meet Bart and have a cuddle.

  2. Yes, it is never too late to start looking for redemption. Your grand-dog looks so cute.

  3. I love the photo of the two ladies. I wonder how it felt to have to wear those clothes - I think I'd hate it. I have a photo of a lady of a similar period with the most extraordinary hairstyle I have ever seen, it is like a plaited cone on her head. I must look it out and post it one day!

  4. The poem suits the photo eminently. Well done!

  5. Hope you get to see Bart more often as he will grow up and be a real dog in no time! Fun fences too!

  6. Good words, yes, it's never to late. Cute poem too and Bart looks like such a sweetie. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. A sacred six and poetic perfection! Excellent!

  8. Great Six, Mimi. I especially liked this line: "If you're breathing, it's never too late." There's still hope!

  9. Love your six and your poem.

    Aw on the new pup. So adorable.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  10. Succinct Six.
    (With a lot of heart, which makes all the difference in the world).

  11. Great story and Bart 'steals the show.' ~ precious ~ Xo

    Wishing your lots of hugs in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. If you're breathing it's not too late. There it is. Nice Six!

  13. Lovely advice and a wonderful poem!

  14. looks like the fence is possibly decorated for Mardi Gras ??!!

    N wavez two ewe bart frum sum catz who like fish !!! ;) ☺☺♥♥

  15. Bart is a cutie. Great story and poem. Good point that photos were expensive back then. I always complain to my mom that there are so few photos of my childhood and she said getting them developed used to be expensive so she never took many and that was in the 19to's.

  16. A simple message with a great way to begin.

  17. Mimi,

    Your poem is cute but I just absolutely loved your Six Sentence Stories! Excellent job!! You're a talented lady. Why aren't you published author? You'd make a great one! :)

  18. Always love your 6 sentence stories. You're such a whizz at them. Like you, I still take a photo of any good fence I see.

  19. If you're breathing, it's never too late.' Excellent thought. So much in such a short piece, Mimi. It's great.

  20. Your 6-sentence story is concise and powerful.

  21. You are a treasure to know. Your poems, writings and photos are always making me keep coming back. You are a grateful and kind heart. I admire your strength. You have such a busy life and you make time to make smiles for many.
    Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS across the miles.

  22. Those are very encouraging words, Mimi - "If you're breathing, it's never too late." Everyone can benefit from the reminder.
    Old photos are fascinating to look at! (I tend to agree. Posing for pictures? No, definitely no time for "smiling or sport", lol
    Cute name Bart. Bart Simpson? Bart Starr? Short for Bartholomew? :D No matter, he's adorable. How could you not cuddle him :)


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