Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Cat Thinking (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday, Sandee at Comedy Plus, and BeThere2Day.     


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 David M. Gasciogne and posted by Elephant's Child.           

This week's prompts are:

  1. Laboratory
  2. Devoted
  3. Ridiculous
  4. Happy
  5. Tenderly
  6. Sick




  1. Encouragement
  2. Diseases
  3. Formidable
  4. Unruly
  5. Vaccine
  6. Cricket

 Have fun.  

(Note:  okay, i will!)

Life is not a LABORATORY where you are experimenting to see what methods of living work best.  There's a Good Book which is already DEVOTED to telling you, and its best instructions are love the Lord and love your neighbor as yourself.

It's okay to be funny, it's okay to be silly, but don't be RIDICULOUS.

If you want to be HAPPY and make others so, treat your own spirit and that of others TENDERLY.

When you are SICK, either go to the doctor or quit whinging!

Any time it is possible, be an ENCOURAGEMENT.

DISEASES are often caused by dis-ease.

LOVE, in its truest form, is wanting what is best for the other more than what is best for the self, and it is the most FORMIDABLE force in the universe.

UNRULY children are unhappy children, they need boundaries even though they seem not to want them.

The medical community doesn't have a VACCINE against stupidity but sometimes it can be sedated.

Listen to your inner Jiminy CRICKET, your conscience is usually right.

(There, i had fun!)


Today is:

Battle of San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua

Cochabamba Day -- Cochabamba, Bolivia (festival of the founding of the city)

Eat a Hoagie Day

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 4, Economic Justice (sponsored by We, the World

Feast of the Triumph of the Cross/Elevation of the Life Giving Cross/Holy Cross Day -- Christian

Festivals and Matsuri of Japan -- several throughout Japan, today and for the next several, most as harvest festivals or traditional horseback archery rituals)

       including the O Sannomiya Autumn Festival, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Festival, Tono Matsuri, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Reitasai, Yachi Donga Festival, and Furusato Hyappei Festival

Grand Magal de Touba -- Touba, Senegal (Muslim pilgrimage to honor the memory of Sheikh Amadou Bamba; began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Hug a Crabby Stranger Day -- okay, as long as i don't end up on the evening news

National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day

Nutting Day -- British Isles tradition, the hazelnuts are supposed to be perfectly ripe on this day

Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln -- Switzerland

San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua

St. Notburga's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, husbandmen, peasants, restaurant servers)

Unclear Ideas Display -- Fairy Calendar (Imps celebration)

Birthdays Today:

Amy Winehouse, 1983

Dan Cortese, 1967

Faith Ford, 1964

Wendy Thomas, 1961 (Namesake of Wendy's Hamburgers)

Mary Crosby, 1959

Sam Neill, 1947

Joey Heatherton, 1944

Nicol Williamson, 1938

Walter Koenig, 1936

Kate Millett, 1934

Harve Presnell, 1933

Zoe Caldwell, 1933

Constance Baker Motley, 1921

Clayton Moore, 1914

Stanley Ketchel, 1886

Margaret Higgins Sanger, 1879

Ivan Pavlov, 1849

James Wilson, 1742

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Golden Girls"(TV), 1985

"The Waltons"(TV Series), 1972

"Ironside"(TV), 1967

"Have Gun Will Travel"(TV), 1957

"The Turn of the Screw"(Opera), 1954

Today in History:

Domitian becomes emperor of Rome upon the death of his brother Titus, 81

Harun al-Rashid becomes Abbasid Caliph upon the death of his brother, al-Hadi, 786

The first lighthouse in the US, in Boston, is lit, 1716

George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days, 1741

Napoleon occupies Moscow; fires begin that will not be fully extinguished for 5 days, 1812

Francis Scott Key witnesses the battle which inspires him to write "The Defense of Fort McHenry", later retitled "The Star Spangled Banner", 1814

George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon, 1886

President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt, 1901

Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1948

The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it, 1959

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded, 1960

The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI, 1975

President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated, 1982

Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean, 1984

The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, belting 10 of them, 1987

Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999

Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks; a similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital, 2001

In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union, 2003

NASA reveals the Space Launch Program to replace the Space Shuttle program, 2011

The Bodleian Library confirms that the earliest evidence of the zero symbol found to date is a Bakhshali (Pakistani) manuscript that carbon dating puts as coming from the 3rd or 4th century, 2017

Astronomers report a possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in the planet's atmosphere by telescope, 2020


  1. Love and agree with what you wrote with the prompts. Have a beautiful day.

  2. I am glad you had fun with David's prompts. I enjoyed reading your take.

  3. A box is a box no matter how small it is. Flynn used to try and get in the tissue box but could only get his front legs and shoulders in. He never gave up trying though.

  4. Good one with the box! Mom has learned over time to follow her gut because it is always right. When she doesn't, she always regrets it.

  5. Yes a box is a box no matter the size. You made me laugh out loud.

    Love your use of the prompts. Very well done as always.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. Who knew that Handel finished the Messiah in 24 days?!

  7. Hugging a crabby stranger could go wrong in soooo many ways. I think I'll eat a hoagie and cream filled donut instead. Have a blessed week.

  8. And I had fun reading your Words for Wednesday! Your photo of a box that only could fit in two cats paws made me giggle! Thanks and have a sweet day!

  9. Love the cat in the box! That was a most excellent story!

  10. Cute kitty. Great story, so true. XO

  11. Yup, any old box will do. Your Words for Wednesday were right on point!

  12. What a great way to use the words!

  13. You used all the prompts in a good way. Jiminy Cricket ... I did not know his name in English, as films for small children are dubbed in Danish (not so teen and adult ones which are texted), but he's one of my childhood friends... yeah if more people listened to him, the world would be a better place :D

  14. It was Pavlov's birthday today?

    I learnt how to talk about small puppies in Polish especially in the affectionate way.

    March/April 1997 I had learnt about the word for dog in such expressions as dog's blood.

    Adelaide Dupont

  15. What a priceless kitty photo ~ awesome ~ great story!

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

    A ShutterBug Explores ~
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. All good advices. That one about the dis-ease sounded right. Some people cause other people to be unhappy when they really didn't have to. Nice use of the WFW prompts.

    Have a lovely day.

  17. The 10 Rules for Living! I think we should put them on a poster!


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