Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Road Worth Taking (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Where did you think this road was going to lead you?"

"To tell you the truth, I was looking for a shortcut..."

"Most shortcuts are just detours to nowhere worth going.  There's a reason even geniuses like Edison and Einstein put in long hours and said it was as much work as smarts, so if you want to get to your destination, you have to decide if you're willing to put in the work or keep looking for the easy road."

"What you're saying is, I've wasted my time."

"No, it's not wasted if you've learned from it."

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


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:    

We really don't mind advertising hair tonics,

We're paid to do it and mostly like our gigs,

These studio lights are getting hot right now,

Get your pictures, please and get us out of these wigs!


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 Dr. BowTie had an appointment available, my blood pressure was not good, but it's being seen to now.


Today is:

Boy's Club Day -- founding in 1906

Brown Bag-It Thursday -- it's cheaper and healthier, and you might like it enough to start a new habit

Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day 2018 -- unless you don't like them, then get to work electing better ones; if you know of a good one, take time today to thank her/him

Circus Day -- the four Ringling Brothers opened their first circus on this day in 1884

Dance to Mark the Third of January -- Fairy Calendar (Third of January is when the Founding Fairy Fathers and Mothers arrived in what is now called Fairyland [no one knows where they lived before, or what lived in Fairyland before], so it is one of their most important days; no one knows why it is celebrated in May, either)

Greek Genocide Remembrance Day -- Greece

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

May Ray Day -- to celebrate being able to go out into the sun's rays as summer nears

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US (information at Banyan Tree Project)

National Devil's Food Cake Day

New England's Dark Day*

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)

Plant Something Day -- because it's fun, and summer is coming so you can!

Praia Municipal Day -- Praia, Cape Verde

St. Dunstan of Canterbury's Day (Patron of armourers, blacksmiths, blind people, gold workers and smiths, jewelers, lighthouse keepers, locksmiths, musicians, silver workers and smiths, swordsmiths; Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)

St. Peter Celestine's Day (Patron of bookbinders; Aquila, Italy)

Youth and Sports Day / Commemoration of Atatürk -- North Cyprus; Turkey

Anniversary Today:

Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd, 1979

Birthdays Today:

Rachel Appleton, 1992

Jordon Pruitt, 1991

Eric Lloyd, 1986

Kevin Garnett, 1976

Kyle Eastwood, 1968

Grace Jones, 1952

Joey Ramone, 1951

Archie Manning, 1949

Andre the Giant, 1946

Pete Townshend, 1945

Nora Ephron, 1941

James Fox, 1939

Francis R. Scobee, 1939

David Hartman, 1937

James Lehrer, 1934

Malcolm X, 1925

Ho Chi Minh, 1890

Nancy Astor, 1879

Johns Hopkins, 1762

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(Film), 2005

Smokey and the Bandit,(Film)oikRoom Service"(Play), 1937

Gone With The Wind(Publication date), 1936

"L'heure espagnole / How They Keep Time in Spain"(Ravel comédie musicale), 1911

Today in History:

Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America, 1535

Anne Boleyn is beheaded, 1536

Queen Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1568

French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power, 1643

The Long Parliament declares England a Commonwealth, and England remains a republic for the next 11 years, 1649

King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River, 1749

*A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M, 1780

Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Légion d'Honneur, 1802

Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD, 1848

Jan Matzeliger begins the first mechanized shoe production, 1885

Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol, 1897

White women win the right to vote in South Africa, 1930

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind is published, 1936

Churchill and Roosevelt set May 1, 1944 as their goal date for D-Day (it had to be delayed over a month because of weather), 1943

The Soviet Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus, 1961

Croatians vote for independence, 1991

The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts, 1997

Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew Universtiy of Jerusalem in his will, 2003

A rare 19th century torpedo is discovered off the coast of California by the US Navy dolphins, 2013

UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960, 2015

EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo, 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when most of the world was in lockdown according to a study, 2020


  1. Nice lesson in your six sentences.
    I like long hair, but I think that's going too far.

  2. What an interesting thought about shortcuts. Definitely something to ponder...

  3. I'm with River on that "hairy" photo. I don't think it's wigs by the way. But I like your poem.
    Doctoyre having time to see you is truly a thankful!

  4. I like that metal gate. Difficult to paint though.

    God bless.

  5. I agree, getting lost is not necessarily a waste of time.
    All that hair though (great poem)!

  6. You make a very good point in sentence 6! As for those wigs, wow!

  7. That was a good story and a cute poem. I'm glad you got your blood pressure tended to quickly. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Love your six and your poem.

    Way to go on tending to your blood pressure. It's a must. Good for you.

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

  9. Glad blood pressure got attended to ~ Lovely 'six' and poem ~ neat fence photo ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. What a lovely story to learn from - thanks!

  11. This morning my wife & I got 4th Covid shot. It was PFIZER Covid vaccine. How are you doing Mimi?

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Fun post- with the six sentence, your fence post and the good news that your blood pressure is getting attention! Take care!

  13. Hard, really, to find anything new not worth learning. (Except anything that insists that novelty is bad)
    Good Sixifying

  14. I think short-cuts can be fun, especially when they help you get lost.

  15. nice story today mimi and poem as well; I bet those gals wished at times that hair was wigs !! :)

  16. Sorry your blood pressure was up, but glad you got it tended to. Great story and lesson and I liked your poem too. XO

  17. Yes, sometimes shortcuts cut the learning short. I enjoyed your Six! (Those in the photo certainly didn't take the short cut, but as they say, hair today, gone tomorrow)

  18. Good story, Mimi. We can always learn. Also, I have a card up on my wall which states: 'Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted'!
    (My father was famous for shortcuts that took twice as long as the straight journey. ;) )

  19. Wisdom dispensed in 6 sentences. Excellent.
    Point Dr. Bowtie. Got to keep the cabin depressurized.

  20. Great poem for the long-haired ladies photo! Hard to imagine that was a trend in Victorian times but they were into a lot of "weird" things then!! Thanks for playing along with us every week......we always look forward to your masterpieces.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too


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