Thursday, May 12, 2022

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


"Something smells so good in here -- is that a cake?"

"Yes, a celebration cake, what my children used to call a 'foofetti!' cake."

"What are we celeb -- wait, a what?"

"There's a cake on the market called 'Funfetti' with candy sprinkles in it, kind of like confetti in the cake, and my children could never say it right so we call it 'foofetti!' and this isn't from a box, it just has the sprinkles added in for the fun."

"It smells like it's going to be fun eating, but what are we celebrating?"

"Anything at all, or nothing, or everything, every day is worth celebrating with some candy confetti, or rather, ‘foofetti!’ sprinkles."

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


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:    

The local soda fountain was

the ice cream lover's dream,

a part of the local drug store,

had everything you'd ever seen.

You'd come to get your medicine

and couldn't leave without

a comic book or smelly perfume,

and an ice cream, without a doubt.

Kids would hang around here

as soon as school was done,

much better than just meeting online,

it's sad that they're mostly gone.

(Note the word mostly.  Our local soda fountain still exists, although it's not a drug store any longer, just the sodas and ice cream and burgers part.)


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 finished work early yesterday so i was able to help a friend get to the doctor when the first ride arranged fell through.


Today is:

Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day   

Hug Your Cat Day -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely    

International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis     

International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale

Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear

National Nutty Fudge Day

Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847

Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)

Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji

Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia

Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland

St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)

St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)

St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971

Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959 

Coronation of George VI of England, 1937

Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743

National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551

Jagiellonian University is founded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364

Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191

Birthdays Today:

Emily VanCamp, 1986

Cheryl Burke, 1984

Jason Biggs, 1978

MacKenzie Astin, 1973

Christian Campbell, 1972

Jamie Luner, 1971

Kim Fields, 1969

Tony Hawk, 1968

Stephen Baldwin, 1966

Emilio Estevez, 1962

Ving Rhames, 1961

Kim Greist, 1958

Bruce Boxleitner, 1951

Gabriel Byrne, 1950

Lindsay Crouse, 1948

Steve Winwood, 1948

Millie Perkins, 1938

George Carlin, 1937

Tom Snyder, 1936

Frank Stella, 1936

Burt Bacharach, 1929

Yogi Berra, 1925

Mary Kay Ash, 1918

Katharine Hepburn, 1907

Florence Nightingale, 1820

Edward Lear, 1812

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981

"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972

"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936

The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926

"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832

Today in History:

Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328

Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459

Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777

Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789

The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870

US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879

Tunisia becomes a French protectorate, 1881

In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel MΓ©tis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885

Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932

Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941

A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958

West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965

The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975

South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984

Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985

Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986

Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992

Russia and Chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997

The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003

An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011 

Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints, 2013

Brazil declares an end to the Zika national emergency as cases decrease, 2017


  1. Sprinkles inside a cake! I'll have to try that one day. Soda fountains were never part of Australian culture, we had what we called "Milk Bars" where ice creams and milkshakes could be bought, they had tables and chairs but no stools by the counter and later sold such things as hotdogs as well. Burgers could be bought at the Fish and Chips shops.

  2. It is good to celebrate and shouldn't be confined to just special days. We must treasure every moment we have. Life is so short and unpredictable. These days I will try my best to avoid ice creams because I have been trying to cut down my weight.

  3. Smiling at your six sentence story. We do indeed need to celebrate. Every day. Echoing River about soda fountains. We just didn't have them.

  4. Now and again I make a cake with a hollow centre filled with M&M's, it's great to see people's faces when they cut into it!

    1. Whoah...wait! What? You genius, Keith! I'll bring the ice cream 😁

    2. Read that on a Sunday morning...big mistake...but I love it!

  5. No one needs a reason for a good cake, it works any day to brighten the mood! Funfetti cakes are fun.

  6. I'm ready for some cake! That was a good poem and a mighty nice thankful for you and your friend. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. I want some of that cake. How fun. Fond memory too.

    Love your poem. I worked in a soda fountain in Thrifty's Drug store in my early adulthood. I loved that place.

    Love your thankful and I'm sure your friend was thankful too.

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

  8. Celebrations can be spontaneous and just for fun! Love your poem and 6 Sentence Story- you are so clever with ideas and words! Cheers!

  9. Funfetti cakes sounds fun. I'll have to try and make one. They are as new to me as the drugstores. Soda fountains I know (but not the word) from cheap restaurants. I love your poems.

  10. GREAT poem and story mimi and now I would like cake :) !!!!

  11. Totally agree, Mimi. Every day.
    (now and again, I'd bake that box Funfetti cake mix. Because.... sprinkles! 😁)
    How special! Even if it is only the soda fountain part.
    Fortuitous for your friend.

  12. 'every day is worth celebrating' sits happily beside my motto 'every day is an adventure'.

  13. Funfetti is my favorite kind of cake, but most people have never heard of it. This was awesome to read

  14. A sweet Six and a sweet poem too! Now I'm off to hug Luna very gently... 🐈‍⬛

  15. You are a celebration ~ foofetti cake and all ~ I am going to 'celebrate' you my dear ~ Xo

    Great stories, fence photo and thankful ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Absolutely right, every day is worth celebrating, and I love the 'foofetti'! You set such a warm, upbeat atmosphere in this story, Mimi. Lovely.

  17. I'll take a slice of that light-hearted cake, please. Tasty Six!

  18. With your calm, quiet way you lead us once again at the depths of life's truths...zen master in disguise...
    Replied to Keith as anonymous, forgot to use name(usually its automatic) -sorry.
    Now, since D is bringing the ice cream, can I bring some Foo Fighters to go with the Foonfetti?


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