Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Indeed (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 WiseWebWoman and Elephant's Child is posting them on her blog.     \    

This week's prompts are

  • white
  • painter
  • courtesy
  • recommendation
  • neighbour
  • disagree
  • traffic
  • ambition
  • conference
  • healthy


Years before, she'd heard a decorator state emphatically that WHITE paint is what people or PAINTERs used when they had no creative ideas for other choices.

Looking at the lighthouse, she had to say those were the exception.  Standing out against the deep blue sky, she was glad it was just the way it was.

The local icon, maintained by the historical society, was both a museum and a meeting place for community.  They dubbed it The CONFERENCE Center when they were using it for the monthly historical society meetings, or other group meetings.

The NEIGHBOUR she met had told her this when giving her a COURTESY call welcoming her as she moved into the area.  The woman had said it with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek.  It seemed the citizens had a HEALTHY respect for their history and at least some of them had a good sense of humor.  

She knew there would be a few of the other type, the Mr. or Mrs. Barney Fife type, as you can't get away from them anywhere.  The place had enough going for it to be worth finding and then mostly avoiding them.

The small town people had no AMBITION to turn themselves into a tourist destination with the attendant TRAFFIC problems and worse.  Some might DISAGREE, she didn't.  When she was looking for a suburb from which to telecommute, the RECOMMENDATION of this place had been solid.

As she took her daily exercise walk on the trail around the lighthouse, she knew she was right.


Today is:

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Donate a Days Wages to Charity Day 2022  

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first commercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

National Mocha Torte Day

National Nightshift Workers Day/Third Shift Workers Day -- US (remembering those intrepid souls who keep things running smoothly through the night)

National Receptionist Day -- US (because that first impression is important; National Receptionists Association)

National School Nurse Day -- US (the school nurse is there to help!)  

National Technology Day -- India

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

One Day Without Shoes -- originally sponsored by Toms Shoes, to raise global awareness for children's health and education, which can be compromised when they do not have shoes  

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much-maligned procedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image makeover     

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

Zhabdrung Kuchhoe -- Bhutan (death anniversary of Zhabdrung)

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927

Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910

Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982

Jonathan Jackson, 1982

Natasha Richardson, 1963

Boyd Gaines, 1953

Robert Jarvik, 1946

Mort Sahl, 1927

Bernard Fox, 1927

Foster Brooks, 1912

Phil Silvers, 1911

Salvador Dali, 1904

Martha Graham, 1894

Irving Berlin, 1888

Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852

Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330

Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647

Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792

The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812

William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813

Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857

Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867

U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910

Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927

Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949

Israel joins the United Nations, 1949

In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987

In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995

IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997

In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, reveals the latest Dragon space capsule; the craft is reusable and will allow astronauts to control re-entry and landing; the development suggests that full commercialization of the space industry will soon be a reality, 2014

The British Medical Journal publishes two new studies which show eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health, 2019

The Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first private company to launch astronauts into space, 2020

The US government approves the building of the first offshore wind farm in the country, 2021


  1. Good story. I love the lighthouse picture.

  2. How I would love to live near a lighthouse - and River is right about your story.

  3. I like buildings painted white but of course it gets dirty faster. I think it is wonderful to walk around the lighthouse.

  4. Lovely story, and I enjoy visiting lighthouses. I agree about the cats. They have ignoring down to a fine art.

  5. I liked your story too and that poster :-)

    Have an ignoretastic week 👍

  6. Cats ignore me. They visit our garden all the time.

    God bless.

  7. Cats are truly difficult creatures and they will only do what they want to do, including hearing!

  8. So true about cats. They can ignore you very easily.

    Love your use of the prompts. You're a wonderful wordsmith.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. If dogs have 32 muscles in each ear, they use every one of them to hang on every word you say, because you are paying attention to them.
    Sounds like I need a Hostess cupcake today but it might cause the need to celebrate root canal day next year. Have a blessed week.

  10. Great job using the prompts. I have lived here 17 years and never had a welcome.

  11. Cats are good at ignoring. Great story, sounds like a charming place. XO

  12. What a fun sign ~ Cats rule! LOL ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. the sign is too funny !!!! great story this week; I could so live in a lighthouse :) or close to :) ♥♥

  14. Yes, cat hearing is exactly like that! That was a terrific story.

  15. I'd happily live in a lighthouse!

  16. Your picture explains everything! My local lighthouse has red and white stripes, very pretty!

  17. So true about cats! Made me chuckle!
    I like that lighthouse photo, indeed white paint can make something picture perfect!

  18. One ought to call a spade a spade.

    1. Ha ha, Mimi. Sorry. That was supposed to become the reply on your comment at my place.
      But as I am at calling a spade a spade: A fine story this was.


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