Thursday, September 28, 2023

Owwie (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


"It's bleeding," he said in a very sad voice, holding up his finger with a small scratch on it.

Knowing he was going to milk this for all it was worth, I decided to play along and said, "Awww, did you cut your finger?  Come on over to the sink with me and we'll wash it first."

"Don't get soap in it, it'll sting," he said as I gently rinsed and patted it dry.

"No soap," I said, "I'm just going to put antibiotic cream on it and a bandage, here, I even have one with colorful smiley faces on it."

Once he was all doctored up, and he'd gotten his "kiss to make it better," my husband looked at me and said, "You really think I'm being silly about it, don't you?" as we both burst out laughing.

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

(This might or might not be based on a real event.)


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 know the stuff's nutritious,

health-wise it makes the grade,

if I could get past the taste/texture/smell,

then I would have it made!


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 Remember Me Thursday, shining a light on adoptable animals waiting for their forever homes.

I am thankful to be able to volunteer at a shelter.

I am thankful all of our cats were rescues, three we bottle raised for the shelter and we adopted them ourselves, one was rescued off the street as a kitten and sent to live with us 8 years later when her family moved.

Please do what you can to help remember those still waiting for homes -- give, adopt, volunteer, or advocate for spaying and neutering to cut down on pet overpopulation.  Every small step helps.


Today is:

Czech Statehood Day -- Czech Republic

Feast of Hapi and Creation of the Nile -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fish Tank Floor Show Night -- the Wellcat Holidays people say that your fish keep you entertained all year long, so turn-about is fair play, entertain your fish tonight!

Frances Willard Day -- Minnesota

Haustmánuðr -- Icelandic Calendar (beginning of traditional Autumn Month, during which all the summer chores are finished, including livestock rounded up, before winter begins)

Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)

International Right to Know Day -- FOI Advocates Network, promoting the right of access to information for all people and the benefits of open, transparent, and accountable governments

Menkhet Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Michaelmas Eve -- Celtic celebration, bake your bannock bread tonight for eating on St. Michael and All Angel's Day tomorrow; tonight, build a bonfire and dine on roast lamb, and make sure the menfolk protect the horses, for anyone is allowed to "borrow" one for the celebration tomorrow

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography -- Philippines

National Good Neighbor Day -- US (begun when Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, began campaigning for this National Day in the 1970's; go greet the neighbors, and be a good neighbor yourself!)

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Read a Child a Book You Like Day -- someone started this to get us to remember the books we loved as kids, and share them with children now

Runic Half Month Gyfu begins (gift)

St. Wenceslaus' Day (Patron of brewers; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Moravia; Prague, Czech Republic)

Teacher's Day -- Taiwan (on the traditional Western date of Confucius' birthday, of course)

World Maritime Day -- UN and IMO (this year's theme is “MARPOL at 50 - Our Commitment Goes On")   

World Rabies Day 

Birthdays Today:

Frankie Jonas, 2000

Hilary Duff, 1987

Gwyneth Paltrow, 1973

Naomi Watts, 1968

Mira Sorvino, 1967

Janeane Garofalo, 1964

Suzanne Whang, 1962

Steve Largent, 1954

Jeffrey Jones, 1947

Ben E. King, 1938

Koko Taylor, 1935

Brigitte Bardot, 1934

Arnold Stang, 1925

Marcello Mastroianni, 1924

William Windom, 1923

Al Capp, 1909

Max Schmeling, 1905

Ed Sullivan, 1901

Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1856

Frances Willard, 1839

Confucius, BC551

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ed Wood(Film), 1994

"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage"(Documentary series), 1980

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"(Single release, Gladys Knight), 1967

"Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales"(TV), 1963

"Dr. Kildare"(TV), 1961

"Hazel"(TV), 1961

"Purlie Victorious"(Play), 1961

Radio Times(Magazine, first issue), 1923

Today in History:

Pompey the Great, member of the Triumvirate, is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy of Egypt upon landing in that country, BC48

King/Saint Wenceslas murdered by his brother, 935

William the Conqueror invades England, 1066

Sinking of the Spanish fleet during a hurricane off the coast of Florida, 1528

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo becomes the first European to reach San Diego Bay, 1542

Publication of "Pilgrim's Progress", 1678

Divorce is legalized in Maryland, 1701

American and French forces begin the siege of Yorktown, 1781

Napoleon Bonaparte, age 16, graduates from the Military Academy of Paris -- 42nd in a class of 51, 1785

Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed, 1858

Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, 1867

Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin, 1928

Indonesia joins the United Nations, 1950

Mali and Senegal join the United Nations, 1960

SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit, 2008

Research teams from Exeter and Cambridge Universities announce in the journal Nature Genetics their discovery of the DNA controllers that determine at what age women go into menopause, 2015

Elon Musk unveils the SpaceX spacecraft Starship, which is designed to travel to Mars and other parts of the solar system and land back on earth, 2020

The United States National Inventors Hall of Fame announces it will induct two Black women for the first time, Engineer Marian Croak and ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath, 2021

The Bank of England steps in to calm a mini crisis in which the British pound sterling falls to a record low level against the U.S. dollar, 2022


  1. I love both your six sentence story and your poem. Our cats are rescues, and we are thankful to have them.

  2. Adopt a pet? Our animal shelters have all closed for intakes and are begging people to adopt or foster, but they are full because people have surrendered pets they can no longer afford form the ever rising costs, or because the people are now homeless or in rentals where pets are not allowed.
    Love your image and poem. I thought the six sentence was about a small child, you fooled me.

  3. Your poem echoes the grimace on his face! Well done

  4. We can't comment with our google acct since yesterday and this fix only works in Chrome, so hope the comment shows up. Great story, typical man. They just don't do injuries like women do.

  5. Fantastic Six! The reveal that it was her husband and not her son had me surprised and laughing.

  6. So thankful for volunteers like you ~ you are an angel in so many ways ~ Great fence photo ~ and story ~ Xo

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

  7. Ha! Good one, love the twist to the Six!

  8. What a lucky man he is, Mimi, to have you there to make it all better! :-)

  9. nice six! (all boo-boos need TLC) :)

  10. That was a really cute story and a fun little poem too. Your thankful was totally purrfect for today. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Cute story and poem. Thanks for shining the light on pet adoption. XO

  12. Very nice. Too little of this (celebration of simple niceness)

  13. I thought for a minute you must have been looking over my shoulder as I administered first aid to my g-g-daughter during the week when she took a tumble off her bicyle except she said, "I know I'm silly. It's just a scratch." Love your little poem, too.

  14. I suspect you are pretty darn close to 100% correct with what this little boy is saying in his head as he stares at those veggies! Good job!!!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  15. Sweet Six, Mimi. Nice excuse to share a moment together.
    Who?! still makes their children eat broccoli and cauliflower, lol
    Shelters always need help. They are lucky to have you.


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