Thursday, November 24, 2022

Losing It (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Angel Sammy's Poetry Day, Brian's Thankful Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving!


By Saturday (Thankful Day on my blog), i will have recovered enough to list hypograts, and i'm already writing them up.

Until then, i think i'm on the verge of losing it.

Stuff has been late, stuff has been forgotten, there's been another car breakdown.

There's illness and dog fights and traffic jams.

Don't worry, i haven't lost my joy and i am very, very grateful for lots of good things.

It's just going to take some doing to get through, and meanwhile, i wish you all a very, very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving, or a happy and blessed Thursday, however you want to roll.

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


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!

This was taken as much for the flag flying in front of it as for the fence itself.


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

I'm not so sure about this Christmas stuff

it's quite the balancing act.

You have to get so many things done,

dealing with people takes tact.

I'm not sure I'm gonna make it,

I'm losing that holiday cheer.

Somebody get me off this ride

and get me out of here!


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 AAA, as i had to be rescued yesterday when Slow-Moe broke down on the highway.  Also, i am thankful for more Thanksgiving decorations.


A blessed and beautiful Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!


Today is:

Brumalia -- Byzantine Empire celebration of Dyonisus and New Wine Festival; until the solstice

Caregiver Rights Day -- UK (with information to help carers available here)   

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day -- there used to be a website associated with this day, but it closed; that's no reason for you not to celebrate your uniqueness!

Celtic Tree Month Ruish (Elder) begins

Chinggis Khan's (Genghis Khan) Birthday -- Mongolia (also National Pride Day)

D.B. Cooper Day -- anniversary of the 1971 hijacking

Discovery Day -- Tasmania (by Abel Tasman in 1642)

Evolution Day -- On the Origin of Species published this day in 1859

Feast of the Martyrs of Vietnam -- Roman Catholic Church

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom - Sikh

Lachit Divas -- Assam, India

National Family History Day -- US (a call from the Department of Health and Human Services to get info about your family, especially health history, while everyone is together for the holidays)

National Sardines Day

Persephone Day (a/k/a Kore -- Ancient Greek Calendar (celebration of her as wheel goddess of the underworld; date approximate, but she is often associated with St. Catherine)

Ragtime Day -- birth anniversary of Scott Joplin

St. Colman of Cloyne's Day (Patron of Cloyne, Ireland)

St. Joachim Ho's Day -- a Martyr of China

St. Mary of Cordoba's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Teacher's Day -- Turkey

Thanksgiving Day -- Interfaith, US and Territories

     National Day of Mourning -- Native Americans   

Third Bash of the Tree-Toppers -- Fairy Calendar (fairy creatures who don't believe in "one" or "two", so start counting at three)

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving -- sponsored by the Vegetarian Awareness Network

Use Even If Seal is Broken Day -- internet generated; observe at your own risk, always!

Birthdays Today:

Katherine Heigl, 1978

Brad Sherwood, 1964

Stanley Livingston, 1950

Rudy Tomjanovich, 1948

Dwight Schultz, 1947

Oscar Palmer Robertson, 1938

William F. Buckley, Jr., 1925

Howard Duff, 1913

Charles "Lucky" Luciano, 1897

Dale Carnegie, 1888

Erich von Manstein, 1887

Alben William Barkley, 1877

Scott Joplin, 1868

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864

Bat Masterson, 1853

Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849

Bram Stoker, 1847

Zachary Taylor, 1784

Laurence Sterne, 1713

Charles Theodore Pachelbel, 1690

Baruch Spinoza, 1632(O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Guys and Dolls"(Musical), 1950

Softball, as a sport, invented this day as a spur of the moment game at the Farragut Boat Club in Chicago, IL, US, 1887

Today in History:

Theodosius I makes his formal entry into Constantinople, 380

Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes his Talmudic dictionary, 1105

The Thames River freezes, 1434

First observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event), 1639

Abel Janzoon Tasman becomes the first European to see Van Damien's Land, later renamed Tasmania, 1642

First Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia, 1703

Mt. Vesuvius erupts, 1759

Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species", 1859

Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens, 1861

Joseph F Glidden patents his improved barbed wire, 1874

The first US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont, 1896

Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter, 1903

Radio Belgium makes its first transmission, 1923

The first woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight, Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days, 1930

In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens, 1932

Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby, 1963

During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again, 1971

A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany due to the 1973 oil crisis; it lasts only four months, 1973

The communist party resigns in Czechoslovakia, 1989

By a margin of only 50.28% t 49.72%, Ireland votes to end the 70 year old ban on divorce, 1995

Ireland presents its austerity package to the European Union and IMF, 2010

Palestinian officials announce their plan to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat too determine if he was poisoned, 2012

An international research team publishes their discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates, 2016

Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing ousted dictator Robert Mugabe after a 30-year tenure, 2017

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly win the district council elections in a strong rebuke to Hong Kong leaders, 2019

Scotland's Parliament passes a law making it the first nation to guarantee period products free to all women who cannot afford them, 2020


  1. Happy Thanksgiving. I am so not ready for Christmas and glad that AAA came to your aid when the car broke down. Again.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    God bless.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Mimi to you and yours.

  4. We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. Life deals us some challenges, but stay positive and keep pushing forward. You will work through it all and come out better on the other side.

  5. thanks m.
    the same to you and them

  6. I sure hope things start going better for you soon. Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  7. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Mimi.

    From your Canadian friend

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I'm so sorry that you broke down yesterday. Vehicles can be so touchy when they get old. I so remember.

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  9. Mine's just another Thursday, but I'm loving it! As for that photo and poem, hillarious!

  10. Love the image and poem. So sorry you had another breakdown. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good day.

  11. We hope the rough patches get smoothed out soon. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. Mimi! We are so thankful for you! Love your poem and the yard decorations! I, Marv, am purrsonally happy that it is sardines day (Sardines are my favorite treat).
    We wish you a delicious Thanksgiving Day surrounded by the ones you love and the ones you cherish. May you have a marvelously happy day! Purrs Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! So many things going on. It is good to have AAA. We are thankful for that too.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Mimi. Hope you're on the verge of having everything sorted now.

  15. Sorry so much is going wrong. Great job on the poem. Happy Thanksgiving! XO

  16. Yikes. Hoping by the time you read this comment, all will have become more calm and...uneventful. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Mimi.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving! Your poem this week is really adorable...I'm SURE that little guy is thinking "HELP!"
    and not having any fun at all. Love all the Thanksgiving decorating - we don't decorate for T-Giving but will be decorating for Christmas soon!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  18. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ~ Xo

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

  19. Get that car fixed. I know a good mechanic.

  20. You DID have a week, my friend! Love the poem. AND the picture!


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