Thursday, October 6, 2022

A Hint Will Do (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Oh, that looks so good!" she heard him say as she walked into the den where he was watching TV.

"What looks good?" she asked as she took a seat on the couch beside him.

"It was a commercial for that Italian restaurant, and they showed the spaghetti with meatballs, and it got me to thinking about those huge meatballs you make and how good they are..."

"And now you're wanting me to make meatballs this weekend?"

"Pretty please?" he said, with the puppy dog eyes look that he knew always made her laugh.

She did laugh, and said, "You don't have to hit me with a club for me to take a hint."

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


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!


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

professional dance

requires great strength

to keep in shape

you go to any length

you have to move

with grace and speed

if you want to join us

commitment you need!


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 it's time to renew our termite contract this week, we have a trusted friend who runs his own pest control business who does it for us, and for once we have the money to get it done right away.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Egypt

Bring Your Bible to School Day -- US 

Earthquake Remembrance Day/Commemoration Day -- Turkmenistan

Festival of the Other Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Garlic Lovers Day -- internet generated, unofficial, and delicious

Ivy Day -- Ireland (death anniversary of Irish nationalist leader and Home Rule advocate Charles Stewart Parnell)

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day -- Sandusky, OH, US (anniversary of renaming the local rehab hospital after Sandusky's "favorite daughter", Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 and stroke survivor, now advocating on behalf of stroke survivors)

Mad Hatter Day -- US (second crazy day in the year, to balance April Fool's Day, and based on the 10/6 on the Mad Hatter's hat in Tenniel's drawing; in English-speaking countries where the day precedes the month in notation, it is celebrated on June 10)

National Depression Screening Day® 2022 -- US (find out where to get screened or help others get screened) 

National German-American Day -- US (anniversary of the disembarking of the first German immigrants to Pennsylvania in 1683)

     German Pioneer Day -- Pennsylvania

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day -- US (anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants from Duke University on this day in 1967

St. Bruno's Day (Founder of the Carthusian Monks; Patron against demonic possession)

St. Faith's Day (Patron of pilgrims, prisoners, soldiers)

Tishreen Liberation War Day -- Syria

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Taylor marries Larry Fortensky, 1991

American Library Association founded in 1876

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Sisto, 1974

Elisabeth Shue, 1963

David Zucker, 1947

Britt Ekland, 1942

Thor Heyerdahl, 1912

Carole Lombard, 1908

Janet Gaynor, 1906

Helen Wills Moody, 1905

Florence Seibert, 1897

Le Corbusier, 1887

Karol Szymanowski, 1882

George Westinghouse, 1846

Jenny Lind, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Instagram(launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger), 2010

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"(TV), 2000

"The Gin Game"(Play), 1977

"I Hear a Symphony"(Supremes single release), 1965

"The Mousetrap"(Mystery play), 1952 (still being performed)

The Jazz Singer(Film, the first "talkie"), 1927

Today in History:

The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman Republic army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus in the Battle of Arausio, BC105

Founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania by 13 Mennonite families from Germany, 1683

The Americans and French begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which becomes the last battle of the American Revolutionary War, 1781

Benjamin Hanks patents a self-winding clock, 1783

Louis XVI accedes to the demands of the women of Paris and returns to that city, 1789

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead begins shortly after midnight, leads to 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries, 1854

The American Chess Association is organized and holds the first major US chess tournament, in NYC, 1857

The American Library Association is organized in Philadelphia, 1876

Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture, 1889

Nabisco Foods debuts its Cream of Wheat, 1893

Beatrix Van Rijk becomes the first licensed Dutch woman pilot, 1911

Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie, 1927

Egypt launches a coordinated attack against Israel to reclaim land lost in the Six Day War, 1973

Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, 1976

Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House, 1979

President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated, 1981

51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it, 1995

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, 2007

The Messenger Spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 2012

The Nobel prize for Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos, 2015

Tens of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong march in defiance of a new ban on face masks, 2019

The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for their work on black holes, 2020

The WHO recommends the first anti-malaria vaccine after the pilot program in Africa proves effective, 2021


  1. Smiling at both your story and your poem - and very glad that you can get the termite protection.

  2. My family love meat balls and meat patties. Nice story and poem. It is good to have a termite contract.

  3. That's a small fence. Does it keep the snails out?

    God bless.

  4. Good story, and now we too all want some meatballs at 6 in the morning!

  5. Puppy dog every time!
    (Until it won'

  6. When I make my meatballs I try to make them middle size. My family doesn't like them small or large. Amazing aren't they. LOL

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Love your six. Well done as always.

    Your poem is wonderful.

    I'm thankful you have the money to get done what needs doing.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. Cute story and great poem. I am now craving spaghetti and meatballs.

  9. When's dinner? lol
    I loves me some homemade meatballs
    Fun Six

  10. I always think of Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp' when spaghetti and meatballs is mentioned.

  11. That was a good story and a good poems too. Hooray for a nice bug-free thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I read through the lists of birthdays and anniversaries, and enjoy them all. Today, I will go with National Noodle Day! My grandma and mom made the best egg noodles.

  13. And now I'm wanting spaghetti and meatballs. Yet I have chicken schnitzel thawing on the sink. Oh well. Tomorrow.
    The fence looks like a small cemetery in someone's front yard.

  14. Would you believe it? I'm having spaghetti and meatball myself this evening!

  15. And here I'd thought hummus & chips for dinner would satisfy me. 'Pparently not (digging through the cupboard for the right sized pans)!

  16. Lovely 6 and great poem ~ you write so well ~ and neat photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. You are such a great poet! Love the photos and the kitties too. You always give me a great big smile. Have a lovely weekend.

  18. Some guys will go to any lengths, huh, Mimi?

  19. Love the poem - and you're right - ANY dance instruction or performance takes commitment and so much more......teamwork, patience, energy...... and sometimes a sense of humor! LOL

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  20. Ugh. Termites. Something we've never had to contend with...yet. Commitment is certainly #1 when it comes to dance!


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