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 week's words/prompts are:
use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.
If you wish to include Charlotte's colour of the month it is Salmon Pink for March
When we first moved into this house, we had two children.
#2 Son came along on this date two years later and his crib was put in the bedroom with SALMON orangey-pink walls with his brother. Little Girl would come along two years later and share the other bedroom with her sister.
He was a CHILD born for adventure. Like all of my little night owls (all four of mine are night owls, just like Sweetie), he would OPPOSE bedtime.
When he was 9, he saw me at the BBQ grill and said, "That's not how Grandpa does it. Here, let me show you!" His MIND could soak in cooking knowledge as fast as he could eat a dozen corn dogs.
He took over the grill from that night, proving to be very EFFICIENT at it and in the KITCHEN. Quite often he'd have a hankering for banana bread and simply get to baking. It was a good FOUNDATION for his future career in restaurant management, where he tries to EXCEED expectations and does.
He loved EXPLORATION, spending as much time as he could in the fields, woods, ponds and creeks nearby. He would ENTERTAIN himself for hours making a bow and arrows and teaching himself to use it, or fishing in the creek, cooking whatever he caught.
Also in that creek, his attempt at the EXCAVATION of a rock to catch a snake he was after resulted in the loss of one of my best kitchen knives. He learned it wasn't strong enough the hard way, and yes, a 11-year-old boy determined to pry the rock up from the bottom of the creek to catch a snake can break a Cutco knife.
Yes, he'd bring the snakes home sometimes, and had some as pets. They don't bother me, but Sweetie is terrified of them and we were blessed to never have one ESCAPE, although there were a couple of close calls.
All grown up now, he's getting married soon (his second, the first wife was a nice girl but they weren't right for each other). She's in college and once she gets her degree, they are planning a new ENTERPRISE. Half of her family is from here, half from Alaska and they want to move up there and join her family business.
Meanwhile, he's still my sweet #2 Son, and i wish him many, many happy returns of the day.
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Wednesday: Learn What Your Name Means Day, go look it up, it's probably very interesting
Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar
Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard
Hola Mohalla -- Sikh (3 day grand festival)
International Women's Day -- also celebrated as:
Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN
Mother's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Laos; Macedonia; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Vietnam
Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, or sometimes Night of Records, a preparation for Ramadan; began at sunset yesterday, local custom dates may vary)
National Decoration Day -- Liberia
National Peanut Cluster Day
National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages
Revolution Day -- Syria
St. John of God's Day (Patron of alcoholics, bookbinders, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, hospital workers, nurses, publishers, printers, sick people; Tultepec, Mexico; against alcoholism, bodily ills and sickness)
Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan, 1991
Marcia Newby, 23, 1988
Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984
Kat Von D, 1982
James Van der Beek, 1977
Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
Kathy Ireland, 1963
Camryn Manheim, 1961
Aidan Quinn, 1959
James Edward "Jim" Rice, 1953
Carole Bayer Sager, 1947
Micky Dolenz, 1945
Lynn Redgrave, 1943
Susan Clark, 1940
Raynoma Gordy Singleton, 1937
Cyd Charisse, 1923
Alan Hale, Jr., 1921
Claire Trevor, 1909
Louise Beavers, 1902
Kenneth Grahame, 1859
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714
"Mary, Mary"(Play), 1961
Symphony No. 2 in D major(Sibelius Op. 43), 1901
"Don Quixote"(Straus Op. 35), 1898
"Emilia Galotti"(Play), 1772
Today in History:
William Claxton completes his translation from French into English of Mirror of the World; as England's first printer, he will soon turn this into England's first illustrated print book, 1481
John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655
Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702
Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817
The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855
Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911
Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930
Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936
Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945
Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979
Martina Navratilova becomes the 1st tennis player to earn $10 million, 1986
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing, 1999
The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed, 2012
The Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows that the Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration, 2017
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon formally apologises to the 4,000 Scots, mostly women, accused of witchcraft between 1563 and 1736, 2022