Thursday, July 28, 2022

Someday (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Predicament (Sammy's Poetry Day) and Brian's Thankful Thursday


There are plenty of dreams i've let go by the wayside over the years.

A desk job is one of them, i'm not trained enough in anything that would get me one of those that pays as much as i earn now.

Going back to Europe, and getting to Australia and New Zealand, i don't see overseas travel in my future any more, i'm just glad i got to do what i got to do when i did.

Now, a tiny house on wheels, or a mini-RV, with a truck to pull it and back roads all over the US and Canada to explore, that could still happen in limited form someday.

Not while i have aging parents to care for and a business to run, of course.

It's a dream i'm going to put a bookmark in and i hope to revisit someday.

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


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!

The brick and iron fence goes across the whole house front.


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

I need a little help please,

that's if you do not mind.

I was trying to wash my hands in

the only water i could find.

It didn't work out quite as planned

and now I'm in a jam,

please just put the camera down

and give a guy a hand!


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

Today i am thankful a bit of sleuthing on the part of the mechanics finally got #1 Son's car alternator to misbehave, as it was the problem just like we suspected.  It kept reading as good, but after several tries, it simply quit!  Now there's a new one in there and #1 Son is back to having his own way to work.


Today is:

Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress)

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada

Earth Overshoot Day -- according to the Global Footprint Network, this is the date on which humanity has exhausted the Earth's budget of resources for the year     

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru(1821)

Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino

Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken -- Nagasaki, Japan (two-day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)

National Chili Dog Day

National Lasagna Day 

National Milk Chocolate Day

Olavsokuaftan (Olavsoka Eve) and the Olai Festival -- Faroe Islands (St. Olav's Eve, the night before the opening of Parliament and the festival of St. Olav; through tomorrow)

Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (three-day wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago)

St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)

Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23

World Hepatitis Day -- International 

Anniversaries Today

The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933

Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

Lori Loughlin, 1964

Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958

Hugo Chavez, 1954

Sally Struthers, 1948

Linda Kelsey, 1946

Jim Davis, 1945

Rick Wright, 1945

Bill Bradley, 1943

Phil Proctor, 1040

Darryl Hickman, 1931

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929

Jacques Piccard, 1922

Earl Tupper, 1907

Rudy Vallee, 1901

Joe E. Brown, 1892

Beatrix Potter, 1866 

Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540

Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609

Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794

Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868

First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935

The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948

The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976

Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993

Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001

The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year-long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005

The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012

Findings of the earliest evidence of cancer, found in a 1.7million-year-old fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, are published in "South African Journal of Science", 2016

19 year old gymnast Daiki Hashimoto of Japan becomes youngest Olympic men's artistic individual all-around champion in history at the Tokyo Games, 2021


  1. I am so glad son's car is fixed :)
    Many of my dreams were put on hold too and a few were given up on altogether.
    That poor little boy, stuck in the loo.

  2. I am very, very glad to read that your son's car has been fixed.
    Love your poem.
    Dreams? I am still dreaming, but doubt that any of them will eventuate.

  3. Glad your #1 son's car has been fixed. Lol.. please put down your camera and help the little guy that is stuck. I have forgotten about the old dreams. I am still dreaming but a different kind of dream...

  4. I've almost completed my travel bucket list, just a few destinations to reach! The poem and photo are delightful!

  5. Dreams are good - the ones we've fulfilled and the ones that still might be. You've managed to convey so much of travel and life in six sentences, Mimi.

  6. Never say never, Mimi

  7. I hope you get that RV/Trailer and travel the country. We are doing what we love by boating here and there.

    Love the poem. I laughed out loud.

    Wonderful thankful. I'm glad your son is back on the road in his own vehicle.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  8. It is good to have dreams. Cute poem. Glad your son's car is straightened out. :) XO

  9. I tried a desk job...once. (After years of real estate and commercial fishing)... I called it my Ward Cleaver job. 9-5 five day (weekdays!) at desk.
    Lasted a couple of years... lol

  10. That's a good story and we share the same RV dream. Cute poem and a really good thankful too! bhhhh

  11. Oops, some typo. I forgot to say thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. Hope you get the trailer ~ and so glad #1 son has 'wheels' again ~ and great story and poem ~ Xo

    Seeing the good in each moment, or trying anyway

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. We're still trying to get in what travelling we can. Insurance after 70 is through the roof! Yikes! I love the thought of a nice travel trailer and country roads!

  14. Hi Mimi. "It's a dream i'm going to put a bookmark in and i hope to revisit someday." ... is such a powerful line!

  15. I raise my glass and toast to travels once made and to hope for travels yet to be and.. that you are not bound by a desk!

  16. I'm glad there are wishes for travel in your future; we do end up waiting, while caring for other concerns -- people and job/finances -- to make this freedom a reality.
    The pic and poem of the kid in the potty...made me laugh out loud & startle the cat from his nap!


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