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 week's words are
Musical Cars, Anyone?
No, you will not hit the MADEIRA, even though the situation with the cars is again INSANE.
You will not tear at the WALLPAPER, nor will you be stranded in the WILDERNESS, literally or figuratively, by this latest episode of the saga. #1 Son was not so stranded either, thank heaven.
This THREAD of the tapestry of stories that is your life is not off track, sailing into the ATLANTIC and getting away from you. Or more aptly put, it is not getting away from G-d, for Whom this was not a surprise.
A FIREBIRD will rise from the ashes of this difficulty, and you may expect to be delightfully surprised when what seems a mighty oak in your path becomes, looking back, but a TWIG.
These problems are EARTHY and earthly, thick like CORN pudding, but they will not overcome us.
Before anyone decides to call the men with the butterfly nets, i will explain.
Last week, #1 Son's car needed work. The work was done, the part was faulty, the car almost caught fire being brought back for repairs.
His car is still in the shop awaiting a new part, as they do not trust the previous supplier. He is using Sweetie's car, Lunceford the Land Yacht, until his is repaired, which leaves us using my car.
In order for him to go to NOLA to see Grandma and Grandpa, he took my car, GusGus die Fledermaus and temporarily left us with Lunceford. His trip down was uneventful.
His trip home started with a SONOROUS noise and a realization that the car was in dire straits, so he limped back to their home.
We had to PASTE together a plan. He drove Grandma's car back up here, i am permitted limited use of it by the insurance company, i must being going to work or going to their home only. #1 Son will retain Lunceford for his use, as he also has work obligations this week, and Sweetie can get rides from Brother-in-Law.
My car was towed to the dealer from whence it was bought. They think it was the transmission. If it is still under the 10-year powertrain warranty, it will be repaired. If not, we will have to weigh our options.
Meanwhile, once again, this infernal dependence upon autos that is our current cultural model has bitten us in the you-know-what.
Cleat Dancing Day -- don't ask me who started this, i don't want to know what kind of mind came up with trying to tap dance in cleats
Dia del Amigo -- Argentina; Uruguay
Fortune Cookie Day
Independence Day -- Colombia(1810)
International Chess Day -- "Of Chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not Chess" ~ William Ewart Napier
Moon Day/Space Exploration Day -- one small step...was taken 53 years ago today
National Hot Dog Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Lollipop Day
Peace and Freedom Day -- North Cyprus
Perun's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (celebration of Perun, great god of thunder)
Special Olympics Day -- anniversary of the first Special Olympics in 1968
St. Elijah the Prophet's Day (Patron of Carmelites; Romanian Air Force; against drought, earthquakes) related observance;
Festival at the Monastery of Profitis Ilias -- Santorini, Greece (Prophet Elijas' festival)
Saint Margaret of Antioch's Day (Patron of childbirth, dying peple, escape from devils, exiles, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, martyrs, nurses, peasants, people in exile, women, women in labor; for safe childbirth; against kidney disease, loss of mother's milk by nursing mothers, sterility; Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Montefiascone, Italy; Queens College Cambridge; Rixtel, Netherlands; Sannat, Gozo, Malta)
St. Uncumber's Day (Patron of difficult marriages; against men's lust; Las Tablas, Panama)
Sumarauki -- Iceland (their calendar's extra days added to take into account the "drift" of the calendar from the moon phases)
Synoikia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; a celebration of the unification of all Attica, held in Athens)
Thgir-yaw-Dnuor Day -- Fairy Calendar
Ugly Truck Day -- must be a guy thing, they know where every scratch and dent came from, after all!
Vigil for Peace, Justice, and Respect for the Human Rights of all in Columbia -- a movement begun among Native Americans of many tribes, now open to all who seek peace
John Daley, 1985
Gisele Bundchen, 1980
Josh Holloway, 1969
Chris Cornell, 1964
Billy Mays, 1958
Donna Dixon, 1957
Carlos Santana, 1947
Kim Carnes, 1946
Judy Chicago, 1939
Diana Rigg, 1938
Natalie Wood, 1938
Chuck Daly, 1933
Cormac McCarthy, 1033
Sally Ann Howes, 1930
Michael Ilitch, 1929
Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919
Alberto Santos-Dumont, 1873
Gregor Mendel, 1822
Francesco Petrarch, 1304
Alexander the Great, BCE 356
"Like a Rolling Stone"(Single release), 1965
"Stop the World I Want to Get Off"(Musical), 1961
"The Arthur Murray Party"(TV), 1950
"Gang Busters"(Radio drama), 1935
Today in History
Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount; the Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots during the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain, 1712
French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan, 1738
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain, 1810
British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada, 1871
Sioux Chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota, 1881
Ford Motor Company ships its first car, 1903
Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives, 1921
In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism, while in Nuremburg, Germany, 200 Jewish merchants are arrested and paraded through the streets, 1933
The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain, 1959
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government, 1960
The Special Olympics is founded, 1968
Apollo 11 successfully lands on the Moon 3:39 a.m. GMT 21st July, 1969
India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship, 1975
The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars, 1976
Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career, 1976
In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade, 2000
Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage, 2005
The Olympic Torch arrives in London, beginning the final countdown to the Summer Olympics, 2012
The journal Nature Geoscience publishes a study showing evidence of volcanoes on Venus, which demonstrates the planet is not as dormant as previously thought, 2020