Thursday, June 23, 2022

Too Much TV (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


She had just sat down with the family for breakfast when daughter asked, "What's an eruption?"

"I know, I know!" son said, "I saw it on TV!"

"Go ahead, son, tell her," she smiled her encouragement.

"Well, it's that thing where the medicine commercial says if it lasts more than four hours, you need to see your doctor," innocence said, then looked quite confused when dad started laughing so hard he almost fell out of his chair.

While order was being restored, she told daughter, "It's okay, sweetheart, we'll talk about volcanos later.  As for you, young sir, I think you've been watching way too much television!"

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

(Based on a true story.)


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!

A few of those long, country fences, taken from inside the car as we were heading home.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

I always wanted to be a part

of the Demolition Derby.

Those guys and gals just seem so brave

and very, very nervy.

You make your car run into others,

parts falling off and crash landing,

and everyone keeps it up until

there's only one car standing!


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

Today we are thankful for the bit of rain we had yesterday.  There was no rain, then i heard a crash and it was raining in the front yard, but not the back, which has happened before.  Eventually it was raining all around us, and the whole storm lasted about ten minutes.  We could see blue skies to the east and west, so we knew it was going to be short and we sure needed it.


Today is:

Anubis Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dandruff Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins and Gnomes)

Father's Day -- Nicaragua; Poland

Festival of the Purple Void -- only one internet reference, and not explained there, either, but since purple is my favorite color, and a Purple Void sound like something fun to celebrate, i'm including it!

Festivals of Het-Hert and Bast, and Great Feast of the Southern Heavens -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Grand Duke's Birthday & National Day -- Luxembourg

Kupala -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Summer Solstice celebration, always on St. John's Eve, as the pagans hid their celebration by naming it "Ivan Kupala", their name for John the Baptist)

Let It Go Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; whatever you are holding on to, just let it go and the day will get better

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism -- Canada

National Pecan Sandy Day

National Pink Day -- the color or the flower, your choice, because the creator didn't leave a trail explaining it

Pink Flamingo Day -- honoring Don Featherstone, creator of the original pink plastic flamingo lawn ornament; decorate your lawn with at least four pink flamingos, the minimum number needed for a flock

Poop Out Early Day -- act pooped out, see if you can cut out early; your success at pooping out early may vary

Public Service Day -- UN

SAT Math Day -- birth anniversary of Alan Turing

St. Agrippina (Patron against bacterial diseases and infections, evil spirits, leprosy, storms and thunder; of Mineo, Italy)

St. Ethelreda's Day (Patron of those with neck and throat ailments, widows; University of Cambridge)

St. John's Eve -- start or culmination of many midsummer festivals, including:

     Dragaica Fair -- Buzau, Romania

     Golowan Festival -- Cornwall

     Jaaniohtu -- Estonia   

     Kupala Days begin -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine

     Ligo / Lani -- Latvia (pagan midsummer celebration originally dedicated to the god Janis

     Midsummer Eve -- Denmark; Sweden

     Midsummer Festival -- Portugal

St. Joseph Cafasso's Day (Patron of captives, prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains)

Typewriter Day -- patented this day in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes

Victory Day -- Estonia

Birthdays Today:

Bridget Sloan, 1992

Chellsie Memmel, 1988

Jason Mraz, 1977

Selma Blair, 1972

Louis Van Amstel,1972

Frances McDormand, 1957

Clarence Thomas, 1948

Bryan Brown, 1947

Ted Shackelford, 1946

James Levine, , 1943

Wilma Glodean Rudolph, 1940

June Carter Cash, 1929

Bob Fosse, 1927

Alan Turing, 1912

Edward VIII, King of England, 1894

Alfred Kinsey, 1894

Johannes Gutenberg, 1400 (estimated)

Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, BC47 (Son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman(Film), 1989

"The Breakfast Club"(Radio), 1933

Today in History:

The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althing, is established, 930

First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan, 1180

First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins, 1314

The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again, 1611

The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada, 1713

Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev, 1794

Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer, 1868

The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park, 1887

The International Olympic Committee  is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1894

The College Board administers the first SAT exam, 1926

Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane, 1931

The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1946

The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force, 1961

Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds, 1972

Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) , 1982

Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan, 1996

Japan's Iwate prefecture experiences a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, 2011

Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk across a Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon, 2013

A ceasefire agreement is signed between the Colombian government and Farc rebels ending more than 50 years of conflict, 2016

The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, 2017

Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days, 2018

Twelve boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort, 2018

Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" is finally seen in its entirety for first time in 300 years after AI is used to fill in pieces that were trimmed off, 2021


  1. Your story gave me my Thursday smile, Mimi! The voice of innocence is so refreshing. Thanks for telling that story.

  2. Smiling here. At your six sentence story, your fences and your poem.

  3. Love the story, your poem's delightful too!!

  4. It's good to take photos of fences outside the car. Not much room inside the car for fences.

    God bless.

  5. Thanks for the funny story and poem. The weather forecast said that there will be thunderstorm this afternoon but we only had a few drops of rain.

  6. That was a funny story! That was just the right poem for that photo and we'd be thankful for a bit of rain too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Yes, TV can open up some interesting conversation points for parents that they were not expecting, LOL!

  8. Eruption - MOL! Love that poem, too sweet.

  9. Good morning Mimi. Thanks for the poem my friend.


  10. Love your six. I laughed out loud.

    The poem is so cute.

    I want me some rain. It's so dry here.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  11. Usually we are floating in water at this time of year, with a shower every afternoon, but not this year.

  12. Always a pleasure

  13. That was a funny one. Cute poem too. XO

  14. What a funny story and kudos to Mom for keeping her composure, lol
    Cute poem and who knows, maybe they'll be famous one day!
    Glad you got just enough rain. And how wild is that - in the front, not the back.

  15. LOL! I bet that story will be revived when that little guy gets a bit older, to his embarrassment :)

  16. bah rum bump!*

    *compliment on a Six that causes one to smile into laughter, sitting at a computer miles and miles away

  17. Don't those kinds of advertisements come on later at night when innocence should be asleep in bed? I've seen a demolition derby on TV and that's as close as I ever want to get to one. The noise would get to me in real life.

  18. Love those kids in the car ~ and you are wonderful with words ~ great photos too ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. Bwahahahaha! Yep. Less TV is indicated...
    Love the fences!
    So glad you got some rain at last! We're a biy soggy at the moment...

  20. A much needed gift of laughter. Thank you Mimi!
    And yes, I've been in the exact same situation - just a different product lol


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