Thursday, May 5, 2022

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


Every time there was a chance to get out for the evening and leave the menfolk in charge, the homecoming was met with the wails of children and the words from adults supposedly left in charge, "Thank goodness you're back!"

Inevitably there was a mess, and often a diaper mishap.

Dishes were usually piled up, "I meant to get to those, but..."

If it had been a particularly difficult evening, even the cats were breathing a sigh of relief at the end of it.

There were two reasons to head out for an evening and leave the men in control, the first having to do with the women needing the respite.

The second was as a reminder to the men of why they needed the women, and how much.

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


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:    

It's really bugging us, you see,

And on a solution we can't agree.

We have to think of something now

And come to an agreement, how?

The days are rushing by so fast,

If we don't decide, the time will go past,

We can't agree, don't know what to say,

What will we give Mom on Mother's Day!?!

(For many of us, Mother's Day is this coming Sunday.  If you don't have a gift yet, here's your reminder to get crackin'!)


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

This week, i'm thankful i had time to stop and get the oil changed in my car, GusGus Die Fledermaus.  Having a good car is a blessing, as is being able to maintain it well.


Today is:

Arbegnoch Qen -- Ethiopia (Patriots' Victory Day)

Arrival Day -- Guyana

Bevrijdingsday -- Netherlands(Liberation Day)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Cartoonists Day -- celebrates the first color cartoon ever published, The Yellow Kid, on this day in 1895

Children's Day -- Japan (Kodomo-no-hi); South Korea (Orininal)

Cinco de Mayo / Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla -- Mexico, and anyplace that beer brewers want to make a minor battle into a big deal to increase beer sales today

Constitution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Coronation Day -- Thailand (crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)

Day of Adoration of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Europe Day -- Council of Europe

Fairy Ring Day (Receiving) -- Fairy Calendar

Halfway Point of Spring/Autumn

Hidirellez  -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday of the Alevi peoples, celebrating the meeting on Earth of the Prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah; begins this evening and goes through tomorrow)

International Day of the Midwife  

Lusophone Culture Day -- Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

Magic Dragon Street Meet -- Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and Prewitt's Point, MO, US (if you like car shows, this is the place for you! through Sunday)

Make-a-Book Day -- the Thursday of Family Reading Week (NOTE: FRW is the week ending the first Sat. in May!)

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Day of Prayer -- US / Interfaith

National Day of Reason -- US Humanist alternative to the National Day of Prayer

National Ferret Day -- UK  (previously sponsored, but the link is no longer available)

National Hoagie Day

Perfect Game Day -- Cy Young pitches baseballs first officially recorded perfect game on this day in 1904

Save Lives Clean your Hands Day -- WHO (the day gets its own web page)   

Senior Citizens Day -- Palau

St. Judith's Day (Patron of Prussia)

Totally Chipotle® Day 

Yom Ha'Atzmaut -- Israel (Independence Day; began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Anniversary Today:

The American Medical Association is founded, 1847

Birthdays Today:

Harry Cavill, 1983

Danielle Fishel, 1981

Tina Yothers, 1973

Brian Williams, 1959

Richard E. Grant, 1957

Jean-Pierre Leaud, 1944

Lance Henriksen, 1943

Michael Palin, 1943

Tammy Wynette, 1942

Michael Murphy, 1938

Pat Carroll, 1927

Ann B. Davis, 1926

Alice Faye, 1915

Tyrone Power, 1913

James Beard, 1903

Nelly Bly, 1864

John Batterson Stetson, 1830

Karl Marx, 1818

Soren Kierkegaard, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Damn Yankees"(Play), 1955

Today in History:

Rebel barons begin a chain of events that leads to King John of England's eventual signing of the Magna Carta, 1215

Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, 1260

Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany, 1430

Christopher Columbus lands at Jamaica and claims it for Spain, 1494

In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614, 1789

Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland, 1809

Mary Kies becomes the first woman issued a US patent, for a method of weaving, 1809

The American Bible Society organizes in NY, 1816

Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, 1821

In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels  and Mechelen, 1835

The American Medical Association forms in Philadelphia, 1847

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion  in the Battle of Puebla, 1862

The first train robbery in the US occurs in North Bend, Ohio, 1865

Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army, 1877

The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor, 1891

Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history, 1904

Coco Chanel introduces Chanel No. 5, 1921

John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act, 1925

West Germany gains full sovereignty, 1955

Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, 1961

Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27, 1981

The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army, 2006

Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis, 2010

Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1, 2015

King Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, 2019

Scientists publish findings of what is believed to be Africa's earliest known burial, a three-year-old boy, 78,000 years ago, in a cave in Kenya, 2021


  1. Your six sentences described my first marriage to a T. I went out with friends twice in those years and never again after the second time. He resented me going, so did nothing while the kids ran amok.

  2. Your six sentence story has the ring of truth. Sadly.

  3. Sentences 5 & 6 about covers it Mimi :)
    Hear! Hear! on your thankful. Which reminds me, mine is due for an oil change too. It's the lifeblood :D

  4. Gosh, this is such a sexist story. And so true to life!

  5. Fences, Hedges and Walls. (Song title).

    God bless.

  6. Very true word about leaving the men in charge. It is always a mess, but worth it for the girls to get out.

  7. I like your story about leaving the men in charge. So true lol!

  8. Love your six. Spot on in many families.

    I'm glad you got the oil changed in your car. You have to take care of them so they will take care of us.

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

  9. Your Six made me smile, Mimi.
    So true. They're perfectly capable, but they just don't want us to know it. Otherwise we'd be out on the town all the time!

  10. Good story, Mimi ! But I think younger men are changing. My nephews both come home from work and do the cooking and help with the housework. There is hope..

    1. Ah, I knew I'd replied but couldn't find it again. No idea how I went from Jenne to 'Anonymous!

  11. Great story and poem. I love your twist on it, most figured it was a couple instead of siblings. :)

  12. great story and poem mimi ...and all the cartoonist in the world for giving us a smile and a laugh :) ♥♥

  13. Always enjoyable to read your six :)

  14. You amazes me for keeping the steam up. Good writing!

  15. That was a really cute story and a fun poem too. I'm glad your GusGus got all oiled up. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  16. A Six full of wisdom. Appreciation is so important!

  17. Great story and poem ~ lovely fence photos ~ Yes~ our cars need love too ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. PERFECT the way you went with this one and here's to Moms everywhere on their special day! Hugs, Teddy and Pam


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