Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Little Bee, Where Are You? (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 Charlotte/Mother Owl.     













As a MOM of grown children, you still have a lot of concern for your children.  The TRUTH is you never cease to be a parent.

It's a FACT, when something happens to upset one of your children's apple carts, you have to take that as an OPPORTUNITY to do nothing unless you are asked and let the child use it as an opportunity to grow.  Even if you think it will be the DEATH of you, keep it to yourself and let them handle business until and unless they seek advice or help.

#1 Son had knee surgery recently, i've shared it, and he's doing very well.  He was off work a week, and it was more than enough for him.  He ended up not needing physical therapy, or even using the crutches much.

While he was gone, the RESTAURANT where he works blew up.

The local power company (an AGENCY often railed at around here) was working on something up the street from the strip mall where his work is.  Somebody doesn't know how to follow the INSTRUCTION manual, obviously, and sent a power surge through the building.

The surge protector blew up, every outlet in the building blew up, the electronics in the oven controls blew up, every computer/cash register blew up -- all of it, fried to a crisp and now a useless bucket of parts.

He's ready to go back to work, and there's no work to go back to.

Sometimes you take a j-o-b because you have to, but when you have work, and you're there for years, it's not just the uniform CLOTHES and the location, it's the PEOPLE, it's the customers, it's the unique CHEMISTRY of that workplace, it's the fact that you moved to the apartment you're in because it's not far, it's knowing and liking their system, it's a big part of your life.

My PHILOSOPHY is it all happens for a reason, The A-mighty has a purpose, there's a bigger plan.  #1 Son will come to see it that way, eventually.

Meanwhile, he's waiting to see if the owners are going to try to repair and rebuild and reopen that location, or if he's going to be taking his brother up on a job offer.

(Yes, this really happened!)


Today is:

Best Friends Day -- as declared by the ecard people

Bounty Anniversary Day -- Norfolk Island (celebrates the arrival of the Bounty descendants from Pitcairn Island)

Feast of Bona Mens -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of right thinking, the personification of the mind)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (The Good and Evil are given their just rewards)

Lindisfarne Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (commemorating the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793)

Name Your Poison Day -- just another wacky holiday with no explanations

National Caribbean-American Health and Aids Awareness Day -- US   

National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

National Time Out Day -- US, sponsored by The Association of Operating Room Nurses, which wants everyone involved in surgeries to take time out before the procedure to verify the surgery site, type, and patient and decrease OR errors  

Primoz Trubar Day -- Slovenia (birth anniversary of the author of the first Slovene language books and consolidated the Slovene language)

St. Medard's Day (Patron of brewers, captives, imprisoned people, mentally ill people, peasants, prisoners, vineyards; for good harvests, good weather, and rain; against bad weather, imprisonment, sterility, and toothache) related event:

     Festival of the Rose -- Salency, France (on St. Medard's Day, and supposedly begun by that saint before the year 545)

Upsy Daisy Day -- the day to remind people to get up joyfully and gratefully each morning (tell that to my sleep-til-noon family!)

Vacuum Cleaner Day -- Ives W. McGaffee obtained a patent on this day in 1869 for the first carpet cleaner that worked on a vacuum principle

Watch Day -- the sign that you are over 30, you still wear a watch!

World Brain Tumor Day -- International

World Oceans Day   

Anniversary Today:

Christopher O'Neill marries Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013

Birthdays Today:

Kim Clijsters, 1983

Kayne West, 1977

Julianna Margulies, 1966

Keenen Ivory Wayans, 1958

Scott Adams, 1957

Tim Berners-Lee, 1955

Griffin Dunne, 1955

Kathy Baker, 1950

Sara Paretsky, 1947

Boz Scaggs, 1944

Don Grady, 1944

Andrew Weil, MD, 1942

Nancy Sinatra, 1940

Bernie Casie, 1939

James Darren, 1936

Joan Rivers, 1933

Jerry Stiller, 1927

Barbara Bush, 1925

Robert Preston, 1918

Byron Raymond White, 1917

Francis Crick, 1916

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Trading Places(Film), 1983

Malaeska; The Indian Wife of the White Hunter(First "dime novel", Publication date), 1860

Today in History:

Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England, 793

Richard the Lionheart's Crusade begins with his arrival at Acre, 1191

American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec, 1776

The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine, 1783

Mr. Hall of NYC advertises the first commercially made ice cream, 1786

Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents the first vacuum cleaner, 1869

Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punched card calculator, 1887

Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value, 1906

Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures, 1912

Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater, 1948

The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons, 1953

The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992

The first Transit of Venus since 1882 takes place, 2004

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years, 2007

Australia bans live cattle exports to Indonesia for up to six months in response to reports of cruel treatment at Indonesian slaughterhouse, 2011

The world's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, which can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, is launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia, 2018

The World Bank says it expects the global economy to shrink this year by 5.2% due to Covid-19, 2020

National Geographic announces it is officially recognizing the South Ocean (Antarctic) as the world's fifth ocean, 2021


  1. The words often fit so very neatly into episodes from your life. I am not a parent but have often thought that knowing when to let go must be incredibly hard. Well done. Again.

  2. " nothing unless you are asked.." that is SO hard, but we have to do it so the child can learn and grow. Love your story and wonder what your son will do. Perhaps if the restaurant is going to be rebuilt, he could work with his brother temporarily.

  3. Nice photos and quite eerie at same time heheh!

    Have a littlebeetastic week 👍

  4. I understand fully well about being a parent to grown up children. It is not easy. Yes, sometimes things happened for a reason. Only the Almighty knows and we should just trust in Him. Hope your son has a job to go to.

  5. Wow! Sometimes even though you think things are perfect, something happens and you have to make a change which turns out to be the best thing you ever did. Hopefully that is the case for your son.

  6. I just read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Where is the Green Sheep over and over to my g-children, and I can see Little Bee, Little Bee, Where Are You? as a picture book.

    I'm sorry about your son's workplace, but I'm glad he wasn't there when it blew up.

  7. Pretty plants and that bee is working very hard. So beautiful.

    Goodness on the business blowing up. It appears that substandard is the way of life in many places. Such a shame. I know your son will come through this even stronger than he is now.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Urgh I hope noone was hurt in the blow up! and that your #1 son finds a good way out. I like yourt use of the words, and hope that my unforgivable deed of readig your story first won't make my writing worse.

  9. love the flowers. I went with a history lession about part of my town.

  10. Nice flowers and how nice to see the bee hard at work. That's really awful about the restaurant, I hope they are able to rebuild at the expense of the power company.

  11. Found the bee in the last photo. I thought you meant work blew up without him there- yikes on it actually blowing up. Glad he is OK.

  12. Who knows what the knee operation was good for, after all, hm?
    As for your second paragraph: Spot on, Mimi!

  13. One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to keep yourself from offering advice unless you are asked for it. So hard! Who knew the fairy calendar had a judgment day?!

  14. There it is, what a busy bee! Hope your son gets back into work soon, as an ex restaurant owner, I'd hate that to have happened at my place!

  15. So glad your son is okay ~ Lovely floral photos ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Little bee is an acrobat!
    Good gravy. Being ready to go back to work after surgery is a whole new deal when 'work' now requires surgery. Sigh. Good luck to son #1!


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