Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Heed the Warning (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 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.


Today is:

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

Birthdays Today

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Ouch. I do hope that repairs can be made - for a reasonable price. Great use of the prompts.

  2. What an "adventure" using the words. I think a rich benefactor who swoops in and buys a round of new cars sounds like a great idea. Do you have a magic lamp you could rub?
    I also hope that repairs can be made at reasonable cost and that they last longer than usual.
    Is cleat dancing the same as clogging?

  3. I promise I won't ask to speak to the manager LOL

    Have a silenttastic week 👍

  4. I dread it when any of our old cars give us problem. Hope yours can be repaired and still under waranty.

  5. Love the manager thing! Sorry about the car situation. Nothing is much worse than car trouble. We depend on them so much.

  6. When I was a manager no one spoke to me. It was so peaceful. They got on with their work without me.

    God bless.

  7. I guess I'll settle for celebrating National Ice Cream Soda Day. I love a good hot dog, but they don't care for me much these days.
    Old trucks aren't ugly. They're not rusty, they just have patina and every scratch or dent tells a story. Have a blessed week.

  8. Good morning Mimi. Are you keeping cool during this not, hot time. I hope your AC is on. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Love that sign, but it never works. You did make me laugh though.

    Oh the saga of old cars. Not so dependable cars. I so remember. I would pray I could get to work and back and that didn't always work.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. That was a really good story and that sign is sadly appropriate for these days.

  11. If only I'd had that sign when I was a manager! Oh, the joy of having old cars - not

  12. OUCH! That is quite a bite into your wallets! Hope all goes well! xoxo

  13. I hope the car is still under warranty. They are okay when everything is working, otherwise they are a money pit.

  14. Yikes! That is a lot of car problems. Glad it is still under warranty.

  15. Replies
    1. Your wordless made Mom laugh so hard, coffee came out her nose. We love it when that happens! Purrs Marv!

  16. Fun post ~ love your sense of humor ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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