Thursday, December 8, 2022

End of the Range (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day and Brian's Thankful Thursday


My Sweetie and i were sitting at the kitchen table yesterday (really) and we suddenly started to hear an annoying beep.

Tracking it down, we found our old range/oven set had malfunctioned and nothing we did could get the incessant beeping to stop.

This appliance quit working years ago and the oven part is only used for storage, the top is where the pots and pans live.  We'd already switched to induction cookers long ago and a portable oven; this was only plugged in because we hadn't taken the time to pull it out from it's place in the counter and unplug it.

There being no time like the present, especially when at present it is making an annoying sound and won't stop, Sweetie and i dragged it away from the wall, i removed the storage drawer from the bottom so he could reach around under it, and it was unplugged and silenced.

This served two good purposes, it made sure we won't have this problem again, and it gave me my Six Sentence Story for today!

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


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:    

The people's first pup usta use this door,

he was a pip squeak so close to the floor.

I'm a bigger guy and I gotta say,

once they get a bigger door, get outta my way!


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 loose house dresses and sandals, as the swamps are hot even though it's supposed to be almost winter.


Today is:

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)


Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See(Vatican City); Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances

     Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

     Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)

     Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Full Cold Moon or Full Long Nights Moon (also Black Moon or Death Crone Moon)

     Bitter Moon -- China

     Mangshir Dhanya Purnima -- Nepal (special harvest/farming festival that starts off the month of Mangshir)

     Nattaw Full Moon -- Myanmar

     Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, or Rose Moon -- Southern Hemisphere

     Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (began sunset yesterday)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day -- although some sites say this day was actually cancelled in 2015, others suggest dressing up as if you are from a dystopian future and running up to people, asking them what year it is, when they answer say, "Then there's still time!" and dash off.  Just don't get arrested if you try it at home, okay?  

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

Virgin de Caacupe -- Paraguay (Nuestra Senora de Caacupe/Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, patroness of Paraguay)

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now

Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886

Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978

Dominic Monaghan, 1976

Sinead O'Connor, 1966

Teri Hatcher, 1964

Ann Coulter, 1961

Kim Basinger, 1953

Sam Kinison, 1953

Gregg Allman, 1947

Mary Woronov, 1946

Jim Morrison, 1943

"Red" Berenson, 1941

James Galway, 1939

James MacArthur, 1937

David Carradine, 1936

Flip Wilson, 1933

Maximilian Schell, 1930

Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925

Richard Fleischer, 1916

Lee J. Cobb, 1911

James Thurber, 1894

Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894

Diego Rivera, 1886

Jean Sibelius, 1865

Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861

Eli Whitney, 1765

Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Musical), 1949

"Green Grow the Lilacs"(Musical; precursor to "Oklahoma"), 1930

Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326

Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609

The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659

Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660

Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881

The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886

The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935

The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949

John Lennon is murdered, 1980

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991

The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004

Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008

With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010

Japan's Gvernment apologizes to Canada for the treatment of its POWs during WWII, 2011

Egyptian President Morsi agrees to not expand his powers but declares the referendums on a new constitution will be enacted, 2012

In Kiev, Ukraine, protestors topple the last surviving monument to Lenin, 2013

The Vienna State Opera stages its first show by a female composer, Olga Neuwirth’s “Orlando,” 2019

Sanna Marin becomes Finland's youngest-ever Prime Minister at the age of 34, 2019


  1. Smiling at your six sentence story and your poem. Thank you for both.

  2. That would be as irritating as a beeping smoke detector, but at least you can unplug the oven, still use it for storage, and no harm done. The other you have to replace the batteries.

  3. It seems your range did you a favour! Your picture/poem is brilliant!

  4. Glad you were able to solve the problem with a simple fix!

  5. I like fences. I've installed a fence around the fence we already have.

    God bless.

  6. That poor dog. He needs a bigger door.
    Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Our beeping is usually the fire smoke detector and always in the middle of night. I'm glad you got it silenced.

    Love your thankful and I'd like that because it's comfortable.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  8. I was sure you were going to find some long lost thing or something equally surprising! That pup poem had me smiling, the picture too of course. :)

  9. love the doggie door and chocolate brownie yeah! Good six

  10. Great Six Sentences, love the Pup poem and I think this fence is gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

  11. That was a good story and good thinking too. Such a fun poem, poor pup and a really good thankful too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. lol ain't it (extra) fun when reality decides to take an active role in art... so many stories so little time.
    But some are all Earnest Hemingway and won't even consider taking 'no' for an answer.
    Fun Six

  13. That is thinking positively- at least you got a story. :) Cute poem. XO

  14. another good purpose is a chance to clean under and behind. That's a very sweet cottage in the fence pictures. I'm imagining that dog thinking "I smell Christmas!"

  15. The oven's last sigh!
    And yes!, add me to the long list of those who loved the pup poem.

  16. MY GOODNESS! This is my first visit to your amazingly informational and tickling blog and I LOVE the six sentence stories! Wonderful brain behind all of this.

  17. Oh you were lucky to be able to find the source of the beeping - and do something about it. That poem is really fun!

  18. You have just proved that a range/oven has lots of useful purposes beside cooking.

  19. That's a totally cute poem for Angel Sammy's Poetry Challenge....I kind of think as long as this pup can get his "snooter" out for some fresh air he's happy!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  20. So much winning with your 6, and always glad to witness teamwork in action.
    And if that pup doesn't get a bigger door Pronto, he may just crash thru & create his own! 🐶

  21. Those annoying beeps sure can cause havoc! Love the picture! No way he's getting out any time soon! Great poem!
    I'm dreaming of a warm Christmas! -21 (C) today!

  22. Great words ~ great photos ~ Xo

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


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