Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Very Important Question (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 David M. Gasciogne and posted by Elephant's Child.           

This week's prompts are:

  • Happen
  • Truck
  • Hollow
  • Daffy
  • Tired
  • Joke




  • Relationship
  • Nature
  • True
  • Home
  • Aphorism
  • Dragged


Have fun.  

Years ago, he'd DRAGGED what was left of a TRUCK HOME to their farm, and she thought it was a JOKE.

When he stuffed the HOLLOW shell of a vehicle into the TIRED old outbuilding he called a garage and the door had fallen off the building, she'd wondered if he'd gone DAFFY.

It's not just an APHORISM that love covers a multitude of sins, it's a deep part of the NATURE of a RELATIONSHIP.

In this case, her love for him kept her mouth closed as far as her TRUE opinion that a full restoration would never HAPPEN.  She tried to stay positive for his sake, hoping against hope.

He'd worked on it off and on for years, gotten their son to help after he was born and grown big enough, never giving up his dream to get it running again.

Tonight, he'd told her, he was going to try to turn the key.  It wasn't perfect, but the engine should run at least, a solid step toward getting it to move under its own power someday.  In anticipation, without telling him, she'd prepared an extra special cake and ice cream dessert, with sparkler candles to put on top.

When she heard the roar of the engine, and the whoop of triumph from him and their son shouted into the evening air, she and daughter processed to the garage with cake, ice cream, sparklers lit, bowls and spoons at the ready.

It was time for a celebration.


Today is:

Air Force Day -- Pakistan

Beer Lovers' Day -- ESPN began to broadcast on this day in 1979

Constitution Day -- Fiji

Feel the Love Day

Grandma Moses Day

Independence Day -- Brazil

Lusaka Peace Agreement Day / Victory Day -- Mozambique

National Acorn Squash Day

National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day -- US (by Senate proclamation in 2004)

National Napoleon Day (the dessert, not the general)

National Threatened Species Day -- Australia

Neither Snow Nor Rain Day -- celebrates the opening of the US Post Office in NYC on this day in 1914, which building has the famous inscription on it

Salami Day -- sponsored by

St. Cloud's Day (a/k/a Clodoald the Confessor; Patron of nail makers; St. Cloud, Minnesota)

St. Regina's Day (Patron of poor people, shepherdesses, torture victims)

Turn A Cartwheel in Public Day -- the internet has it out for us

Welsh Fairies Bonnet-Hurling Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Sergey Brin and Larry Page incorporate Google, 1998

Birthdays Today:

Evan Rachel Wood, 1987

Devon Sawa, 1978

Angela Gheorghiu, 1965

Michael Feinstein, 1956

Corbin Bernsen, 1954

Chrissie Hynde, 1951

Julie Cavner, 1951

Susan Blakely, 1950

Gloria Gaynor, 1949

Richard Roundtree, 1942

Cuneyt Arkin, 1937

John Phillip Law, 1937

Buddy Holly, 1936

Don Messick, 1927

Peter Lawford, 1923

Jacob Lawrence, 1917

Anthony Quayle, 1913

Elia Kazan, 1909

Michael E. DeBakey, 1908

Grandma Moses, 1860

Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Flying Nun"(TV), 1967

"Truth or Consequences"(TV), 1950

Today in History:

Traditionally, the solar eclipse date that marks the birth of Heracles of Thebes (Latin Hercules), BC1251

The Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem, 70

In the world's first submarine attack, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor, 1776

The "Troy Post" of NY first uses "Uncle Sam" to refer to the US, 1813

Last hold-up of Jesse James, 1881

Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first baby in the US to be put in an incubator for premature infants, 1888

The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol, 1901

Eugene Lefebvre (1878–1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy, France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft, 1909

The first day of the first Miss America Pageant is held in Atlantic City, NJ, 1921

Philo T. Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of television in San Francisco, 1927

The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, 1936

Integration begins in Washington, D.c. and Baltimore, MD public schools, 1954

Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa, 1986

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, 1999

Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane, hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings, 2004

The first presidential election is held in Egypt, 2005

The US Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage financing companies, 2008

Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels the Iranian diplomatic staff from their country, 2012

Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after the Liberal-National Coalition wins the election, 2013

Asteroid 2014RC makes a close approach to Earth, coming within 39,900km/24,800mi, 2014

British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under three feet of earth at Durrington Walls, 2015

The 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016

The Indian Space Agency loses contact with its Chandrayaan-2 moon lander just 2 km from landing on the Moon's surface, 2019

El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, 2021


  1. A very cool story. He didn't give up on his dream and she didn't give up on him. Very sweet. - Today is do a cartwheel in public day??? Hahahahaha! I can't remember the last time I did one in private!

  2. This is a true love story - and lovely to read.

  3. We need those desk signs, they are great!

  4. Love keep on hoping. Beautiful ending.

  5. I'm always having fun.

    Love your use of the prompts. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  6. Great question ~ great use of prompts too ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. I just want to Feel The Love from all of my ADD buddies. Have a blessed day.

  8. " Are we having fun yet?" I ask myself that question everyday and my answer is always the same. YES.
    Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. To never give up!
    Some amazing sentences in this beautifully written story. I read it with increasing delight.

  10. I was until this one particular class today . . . but this post certainly helps me put that behind me. Thank you.

  11. Great story! He persevered and she had enough faith to prepare a cake and icecream dessert. What a team :)

  12. I guess that saying, 'It's worth the wait' is true for this story. Good use of the WFW prompts.

    Have a lovely day.

  13. As the sister of three (count 'em--three!) auto mechanics, this story spoke to me. On so many layers... (snort!)


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