Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Crepe Crazy (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 Hilary Melton-Butcher and are being posted by Elephant's Child.          

This week's prompts are:

  • sonorous
  • trenchant
  • cackling
  • hurley-burley
  • confined 
  • semolina


  • nourished
  • grid
  • blue
  • atmosphere
  • notepad
  • porridge

Rolling over in bed, wondering what had awakened me, my bladder decided this was as good a time as any to request a "pit stop."  In trying to sneak out of bed to oblige, the noise that awakened me came again -- a snore.

My Sweetie isn't one to snore often, neither of us do, but it does happen.  Those occasions are CONFINED to when a cold, allergy, or sinus infection is rearing an ugly head.

This snore was not SONOROUS, sounding loud as the satisfied snorts of contentment you'd hear from a pig being NOURISHED by slops made up of PORRIDGE or SEMOLINA pasta. Nor was it vigorously TRENCHANT, something you'd expect to hear cutting through the CACKLING and HURLEY-BURLEY of a city street.  This snoring wasn't going to have anyone turning the ATMOSPHERE BLUE with yells to "quiet down in there! we're trying to sleep!"

No, if you took a NOTEPAD and made a GRID on which to chart a snore, this one would be close to the bottom of that chart, quiet but yet insistent, just enough to keep me awake a while, until my own rustling around in the bed caused him to turn over and stop.  Then blessed peace and sleep could reign for both of us again.


Today is:

Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama / World Tibet Day -- Tibetan Diaspora, to bring awareness to the cause of restoring freedom to Tibet

Buy Yourself a Toy You Always Wanted As a Child Day -- internet sites that list this suggest you then donate it to a child in need

Day of the Capital -- Kazakhstan

Ettelbruck Rememberance Day -- Ettelbruck, Luxembourg (remembrance of Patton's 3rd Army liberating the area from the Nazis)

Feast of Isaiah the Prophet -- Roman Catholic 

Fill an Aquarium Day -- they are fun and entertaining; probably spread around the internet by an afficionado who wants to share the love

Independence Day / National Day -- Comoros (1975)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Malawi (1964)

International Kissing Day / World Kissing Day -- noted everywhere, but not sponsored; that doesn't matter, kiss someone you love today!  (and by the way, kissing burns 6 calories a minute)

Iriya no Asagao-ichi -- Kishibo-Jin Shrine, Taito Ward, Tokyo (morning glory flower festival, buy one for good luck, through the 8th)

Ivan Kupala Day -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine (through tomorrow; Feast of St. John the Baptist in Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar)

Jan Hus Day -- Czech Republic

King Mindaugas Day / Statehood Day -- Lithuania

Los Sanfermines -- Pamplona, Spain (bull running, through the 14th; don't be bored, be gored! a part of the San Fermin Festival)

Ludi Apollinares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first day of games in honor of Apollo; through the 13th)

Millenial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (through the 14th)

National Fried Chicken Day

Old Albums are Frisbees Day -- if you have nothing to play them on, and they are scratched anyway, why not?

Ra o te Ui Ariki -- Cook Islands (House of Ariki[Tribal Chief])

St. Godelieve of Ghistelles's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, healthy throats, in-law problems, throat diseases, victims of abuse, victims of verbal spouse abuse)

St. Maria Goretti's Day (Patron of children, teen girls, martyrs, poor people, rape victims, young people; Albano, Italy; against poverty, the death of parents)

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- because your online business depends on keeping him/her happy and well fed; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Anniversary Today:

Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert (King George V) marries Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (Queen Mary), 1893

Birthdays Today

Matthew O'Leary, 1987

Gregory Smith, 1983

Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1978

Jennifer Saunders, 1958

Kenny G, 1956

Allyce Beasley, 1954

Grant Goodeve, 1952

Hilary Mantel, 1952

Geoffrey Rush, 1951

George W. Bush, 1946

Sylvester Stallone, 1946

Burt Ward, 1945

Ned Beatty, 1937

Dalai Lama, 1935

Della Reese, 1932

Janet Leigh, 1927

Pat Paulsen, 1927

Merv Griffin, 1927

Bill Haley, 1925

William Schallert, 1922

Nancy Reagan, 1921

Sebastian Cabot, 1918

Laverne Andrews, 1915

Frida Kahlo, 1907

Beatrix Potter, 1866

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1781

John Paul Jones, 1747

Debuting/Premiering Today:

A Hard Day's Night(Film), 1964

"Name That Tune"(TV), 1953

"Judith"(Play), 1840

Today in History

Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) is crowned King of England, 1189

Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death, 1348

Jan Hus is burned at the stake, 1415

Richard III is crowned King of England, 1483

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River, 1484

Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII, 1535

Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, 1573

The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States, 1785

In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held, 1854

Lyman Reed Blake receives the first patent for a machine to sew the sole of a shoe on to the upper, 1958

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies; the patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog, 1885

David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights, 1887

Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain, 1892

The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, 1919

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeats the National League, 4–2, 1933

The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed, 1939

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942

The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944

Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France, 1986

The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years, 2006

Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday as Nepalese authorities fear they will turn into anti-Chinese demonstrations, 2011

Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released, 2016

France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, Paraguay has eliminated malaria within its borders, 2018


  1. Love the crepe myrtles - and your take on Hilary's delightful prompts.

  2. Oh ... those lovely flowers.

    God bless.

  3. Those flowers are beautiful. I wish Ivor would snore at the lower end of the scale. "the satisfied snorts of contentment you'd hear from a pig being NOURISHED by slops made up of PORRIDGE" describes the noise perfectly.

  4. Nice photos and pastel colour blooms

    Have a treestastic week 👍

  5. Wow! Beautiful flowers in full bloom. Hope the snoring is not due to any flu or infection. Whenever hubby's snoring disturbs my sleep, it is usually when he is sleeping on his back.

  6. Sometimes Olivia snores at night and will wake up Mom. She can't stand the sound of snoring!

  7. Love all the blossoms and pink is my favorite color.

    Love your use of the prompts. Hubby rarely snores and I was right there with you.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. The blooms are sure pretty and that was a good story!

  9. Beautiful blooms. I know all about snoring. I used to sleep with earplugs, but now I just keep waking him up. :) XO


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