Thursday, October 13, 2022

Sometimes You Need To (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"What are you doing on the floor?"

Mimi looked up at her fellow proprietor of the Six Sentence Cafe and Bistro from where she was on the kitchen floor, a scrub brush in hand and a bucket of soapy water next to her.

"This whole area next to the deep fryer has a film of grease on it, and it's starting to really bother me," she said.

"You do know we own a mop, right?" was the laughing response.

"Yes, I know," Mimi said, then pointed to her open prayer book on a low shelf nearby.  "But sometimes you need to be scrubbing, and sometimes to do it, you have to be on your knees."

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


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: 


I'm never quite so happy

as when new shoes I'm trying,

I keep the sales staff hopping,

but at least 2 pair I'm buying!

I really do not need them,

I've more than enough shoes,

but when I'm out shoe shopping,

I never have the blues.

(Please note that this is so not me, i had to stretch to imagine being in this position.  I own four pair of shoes, five if you count my bedroom slippers, and i figure that's more than enough.)


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 for laughter.  I keep running into things that tickle my funny bone, and i'm very thankful.

One of the things that made me laugh this week, Sweetie and i read it, hugged, and laughed together.


Today is:

Assassination of the Hero of the Nation Day/Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi (Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961.)

Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day -- keep it working longer, and prevent a potential fire; catch the toaster and toaster oven while you're at it!

Fontinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (garlanding of fountains)

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadeg The Great Memorial Day -- Thailand

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction -- UN 

International Skeptics Day -- while there are skeptic organizations around the globe, there's no documentation of this being celebrated internationally; maybe the creator of the day wanted us to be skeptical about it?     

John Peel Day -- UK (in honor of his last broadcast)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day -- find information about this disease here

Modern Mythology Day -- internet generated, go look up a few modern myths on or snopes and have a good laugh

National M&M Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Establishment Day -- US

Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katharine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)

Runic Half-month Wyn (joy) begins

St. Colman's Day (Patron of horned cattle, horses, and those who are to be hanged; Austria; against death by hanging and plague; a blessing of horses and cattle is still held at Melk on this day)

St. Edward the Confessor's Day (Patron of kings, those in difficult marriages, separated spouses; the English Royal Family)

Train Your Brain Day -- spread around the internet by no one knows whom, but today is a good day to commit to doing what you can to keep your brain young

World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (#LoveYourEyes)    

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech), 1885

Cornerstone of the White House laid, 1792

US Navy is authorized by the Continental Congress, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ashanti, 1980

Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971

Nancy Kerrigan, 1969

Kate Walsh, 1967

Kelly Preston, 1962

Jerry Rice, 1962

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers, 1961

Marie Osmond, 1959

Chris Carter, 1957

Sammy Hagar, 1947

Pamela Tiffin, 1942

Paul Simon, 1941

Melinda Dillon, 1939

Nan Mouskouri, 1934

Jesse Leroy Brown, 1926

Lenny Bruce, 1925

Margaret Thatcher, 1925

Nipsey Russell, 1924

Yves Montand, 1921

Cornel Wilde, 1915

L. L. Bean, 1872

Rudolf Virchow, 1821

Mary Hays "Molly Pitcher" McCauley, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(Play), 1962

"Kukla, Fran and Ollie"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Nero becomes emperor, 54

The Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania, 409

Rabbi Issac Abarbanel begins his exegesis on the Torah, 1483

Jonathan Swift publishes the last of Drapier's letters, 1724

Charles Messier discovers the Whirlpool Galaxy, 1773

First publication of the "Old Farmer's Almanac", 1792

George Washington lays the cornerstone of the "Executive Mansion" (White House), 1792

Founding of B'nai B'rith, 1843

The first arial photo taken in the US, from a balloon over Boston, 1860

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations, which begins the revival of it as an active and growing language, 1881

Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude, 1884

Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14, 1892

Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey, 1923

Premier of "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie", 1947

Fiji joins the United Nations, 1970

The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C, 1976

Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois, 1983

End of the Lebanese Civil War, 1990

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue, 2010

In China, 23 elder members of the Communist Party of China call for ending the country's restrictions on free speech, 2010

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2016

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins a record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, 2019

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets a new world record of 2:14.04 for the women's marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old mark, 2019

Turkey's Rumeysa Gelgi, age 24, is confirmed as World's tallest living woman by Guinness World Records at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in), 2021

William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space, travelling aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on a 10 minute flight, 2021


  1. I'm like you when it comes to shoes. Enough is enough in my book. I'm not at all like you when it comes to scrubbing floors though. I'd be too worried I wouldn't be able to get up when I'd finished. It's great to see you still finding interesting fences, I should keep my eyes open more often.

  2. Love your poem - but loathe shoe shopping. I have very few pairs and am happy with that.
    Some messes NEED to be scrubbed rather than mopped.

  3. I like your story and your poem. I don't like shoe shopping because they always seem not to have my size those that I like. I only buy when I really need to replace the old one.

  4. That funny is so funny, love it! Mom says a lot of people don't know how to wash a floor without a mop. Sometimes you really have to get down on hands and knees and scrub to get dirt, grease, grime off the floor.

  5. excellent Café Six! (thanks for the 'set-up'... thinking about writing a Bistro Six)
    engaging as usual

  6. I'm the same with shoes, but I really do need to buy new ones, the heels on my sneakers have worn right down. I agree that some messes need scrubbing rather than mopping and thankfully I can still get up after getting down.

  7. You know Mimi the poem about shoes because now I have a problem dealing with shoes. My right foot is larger then the left foot and I can no longer buy shoes. I can wear only running shoes.

    cruisin Paul

  8. You're such a wonderful wordsmith.

    I laughed out loud with embracing mistakes.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday. ♥

  9. You write so well ~ what a fun post ~ love your thankful ~ laughter is so good for mind, body and spirit ~ Xo

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

  10. i always look forward to your poems and shoes! i love shoes!

  11. Hi Mimi, I enjoyed your Six Sentence Café & Bistro vignette!

  12. Cool story once again! And I think I have heard the bit about the mistakes, but it still gave me a chuckle... :)

  13. Good story, and I admire your ability to oput yourself in other peoples' shoes (pun intended) in that poem. I'm with you on both shoes and scrubbing - I just did some. Laughter is the very best!

  14. William Shatner goes into space. I kinda thought...

  15. Mom has way too many shoes. Great story and great poem!!

  16. I've still never had Yorkshire pudding and I mean to before I die. I had better plan for next year. I like the image created in at least my mind of the woman scrubbing the floor and her brain, with the Bible, at the same time. You hug that hubby all the time and never stop!

  17. Good story and and a good poem too. We are always thankful for laughter and humor too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  18. Great story, poem and thankfuls. I love humor. XO

  19. Effortless writing, Mimi. Very enjoyable Café Six. Excellent set up for a "walk on". Bet we'll see a 3rd Six from the Proprietor in question 😉

    A most believable poem!

    Very funny, "funny"! Laughter is definitely a thankful.

  20. Effortless insight!
    And...whomever that Proprietor is clearly hasn't been around a deep fryer floor, much less cleaning it😆

  21. That was an intriguing Six. So much more than scrubbing a floor!

  22. Ha, the Mary or Martha, approach to prayer. Both work well, depending on the individuals persona, but I have to say, I do like Mimi's approach.

  23. Sometimes, your best conversations take place on your knees!
    Yikes! I'm definitely NOT a shoe person, either! I have 4 pair--at least one of which could be deemed 'disreputable'. Great poem, however!

  24. A most fabulous poem dear Mimi and I'm with you on the shoes.....I have TWO pair I wear regularly and of course my houseslippers! Not a shoe-girl although in my youth I did have a nice collection of high heels!

    Hugs, Pam


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