Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Still a Good Idea (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 River at Drifting Through Life.     

When i began to try to write a story for these prompts, i was so bored by what i was writing i had to quit and erase it and just go to the ladies' Bible study, 'cause if it bores me to write it, you won't read it and i won't blame you.  When i got home, this is what happened when the words flowed through my mind.

This week's words/prompts are:

1. instruction

2. construction

3. obstruction

4. fuel

5. compassion

6. presentation


1. depression

2. craziness

3. seemed

4. house

5. fountain

6. chariot

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.

Can we have the INSTRUCTION


of whatever will get rid of the OBSTRUCTION

to the things that FUEL

the much needed COMPASSION?

Do you have the PRESENTATION

that might quell the DEPRESSION

and calm the CRAZINESS?

The things that SEEMED

most likely to build our common HOUSE

have been washed away by a FOUNTAIN

of violence, or driven away in a fiery CHARIOT.


Today is:

Check for Change in Every Coin Return You Pass Day -- because someone has a sense of humor and put it on the internet

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Doctors Day -- US (begun by Eudora Almond in 1933 because she thought her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond deserved recognition for his hard work)

Fairies of the First Wand Reunion Dinner -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Janus and Concordia -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (cat goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Reality Fabrication  -- internet holiday to celebrate your imagination

Festival of Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of health)

Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day -- remember how good you have it; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I am in Control Day -- remember Alexander Haig's words on this date in 1981? well today, if you find the phones won't stop ringing, the kids got into the glue again, the coffee maker is on the fritz, and somebody dyed the poodle purple, stand up and declare that you are in control!

Land Day Commemoration -- West Bank/Palestinian remembrance

Limited Liability Day -- because no one can be responsible for everything

Little Red Wagon Day

Pencil Day -- the pencil with an eraser top was patented this day in 1858 by Hyman Lipman

Runic Half-Month Ewhas (Horse) begins

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

St. Leonard Murialdo's Day (Patron of apprentices)

Take a Walk in the Park Day -- begun by someone who wanted to get out of the office

Turkey Neck Soup Day

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day -- US (information here 

Whole Grain Sampling Day -- sponsored by the Whole Grains Council   

Birthdays Today:

Scott Moffatt, 1983

Jason Dohring, 1982

Norah Jones, 1979

Matt Doran, 1976

Mark Consuelos, 1971

Celine Dion, 1968

Ian Ziering, 1964

Tracy Chapman, 1964

M.C. Hammer, 1962

Paul Reiser, 1957

Robbie Cotrane, 1950

Eric Clapton, 1945

Astrud Gilberto, 1940

Warren Beatty, 1937

John Astin, 1930

Rolf Harris, 1930

Peter Marshall, 1930

Richard Dysart, 1929

Peter Marshall, 1927

Frankie Laine, 1913

Sean O'casey, 1880

Anna Sewell, 1820

Vincent Van Gogh, 1853

Francisco Jose De Goya, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Agnes of God"(Play), 1982

"Applause"(Musical), 1970

"Jeopardy"(TV), 1964

"Verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride"(Comic opera), 1866

Today in History:

The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240

Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple, 1422

Henry VIII divorces Catherine of Aragon, 1533

British and coalition forces march into Paris after the defeat of Napoleon, 1814

Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia, US, performs the first operation with anesthesia (ether), 1842

A pencil with attached eraser is patented by Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia, 1858

Alaska is purchased from Russia by US Secretary of State William Seward, for $7,200,000 (about 2 cents per acre), 1867

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, 1932

Einstein announces his revised unified field theory, 1953

The Yonge Street Line, the first subway in Canada, opens in Toronto, 1954

President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., 1981

The oldest copy of Codex Holmiensis, dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark from Sweden after 300 years, and 45,000 Inca artifacts are returned to Peru's Machu Picchu after spending 100 years at Yale University, 2011

North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Rabat, Morocco, on his first-ever visit to the Magreb region of Northern Africa, 2019

Zuzana Caputova is elected President of Slovakia, becoming the country's first female head of state, 2019


  1. I love the way the prompts spoke to you on your second try. Thank you.

  2. An instruction on how to wash away the fountain of violence is definitely needed in the bad times.
    Almost April so hopefully he driving of some people will improve, but I doubt it.

  3. I see a ton of people for whom the phrase March Madness does describe their driving!

  4. LOL! Love that sign. March Madness does describe our driver when we are running late! Someone really misses the Autobahn.

  5. Love that sign. We had a driver like that on our way to the boat last week. Scared us silly.

    I'm glad you erased it and went to Bible Study. It's perfect.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  6. Well that's March madness over for another year heheh!

    Have a sanetastic week 👍

  7. Bravo on this weeks word challenge! you win! and the sign made me laugh out loud

  8. Great message with that sign ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter everyday,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. You did a great job with it. XO

  10. great word usage this week mimi !!

    and my age is telling me Eric Clapton can't be his age ~~~~
    happy birthday and thanx for all the music ♫♫♪♫♥♥

  11. That's a good sign! We think you did good using those words!

  12. Excellent!
    Really excellent!
    I haven't written a single word yet.
    What was I thinking when I chose those words??

  13. Always great poetry and everything else. SO grateful to be here and know you . Have a wodnerful day.


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