Thursday, April 11, 2024

Joking Around (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday, an A to Z Post


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Polishing off the last bite of the Honeycrisp apple her mom had packed in her lunch, she got a twinkle in her eye and said, "Apple Core!"

"Baltimore!" promptly replied her friend, sitting right next to her, smiling in anticipation and looking around for a likely victim.

"Who's your friend?"

"Larry!" she blurted out, naming the least liked person in the class and the most likely target from where they sat, the back of his head turned and enticingly near enough to not miss.

"Hey!" Larry yelped as the apple core bounced off the back of his head, and turning threateningly he noticed the sly smiles on the two culprits; he quickly smashed the crust of his sandwich into an erstwhile missile and flung it back.

Friends don't snitch on friends and there was no proof as no one else would back up Larry's accusation, so the principal was never quite sure who started that day's cafeteria food fight.

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


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:    

That's not what i want to see

when i go to the beach!

i'd be somewhere, anywhere else,

and keep out of this water's reach.


Angel Brian's Family of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Before sharing today's thankful, a request for prayer goes out for Mr. Terry, the person behind the scenes of Brian's Home, he has had a hiccup in his health and we all want him home and well soon!

Today i am thankful the storms yesterday, which were predicted to be much worse, weren't.  There was some damage from wind and water in the whole area, but no major flooding, serious tornadoes or straight line winds, or large hail, which is what they were telling us could happen.


Today is:

Barbershop Quartet Day -- founding day of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America

Buchenwald Liberation Day -- at 3:15pm local time, by the Third Army

Eight Track Tape Day -- do you remember those; someone who fondly does has a day to honor them

Feast of Pak Tai -- Macau (Pak Tai who conquered the Demon King, on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month)

Festival of Unmediated Play -- just go out there and have fun, like kids do

International "Louie Louie" Day -- a song that caused such a stir it deserves a day; on the birth anniversary of its composer, Richard Berry

Juan Santamaria Day -- Costa Rica (commemoration of the hero of the Battle of Rivas)

Liberation Day -- Uganda (fall of Idi Amin)

M&M Crisis in Space Day -- on this day in 1996, American astronaut Shannon Lucid reported from Space Station Mir that she was out of M&Ms; it was the only thing she regularly requested for resupply in her 188 days there!

National Alcohol Screening Day® 2024 -- US (if you or a loved one need help, find a way to get screened)  

National Cheese Fondue Day

National Pet Day / Pet Day USA -- US (it's about the love, so adopt, don't shop!)

Shangsi Festival -- China (ancient Double Third festival, on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month)

St. Antipas' Day (spiritual student of St. John, mentioned in the Book of the Revelation of St. John)

St. Stanislaus' Day (Patron of soldiers in battle; Cracow, Poland; Plock, Poland; Poland, where he is celebrated on May 8)

Support Teen Literature Day -- US (on the Thursday of National Library Week)

Take Action for Libraries Day -- US (Sponsored by the ALA 

World Parkinson's Disease Day

Anniversary Today:

Spelman College is founded, 1881

Birthdays Today:

Joss Stone, 1987

Tricia Helfer, 1974

Vincent Gallo, 1961

Bill Irwin, 1950

Ellen Goodman, 1948

Meshach Taylor, 1947

Peter Riegert, 1947

Louise Lasser, 1939

Richard Berry, 1935

Tony Brown, 1933

Joel Grey, 1932

Ethel Kennedy, 1928

Oleg Cassini, 1913

Jane Matilda Bolin, 1908

Dalia "Dale" Messick, 1906

Percy Julian, 1899

Lizzie “Lillie” Bliss, 1864

Charles Evans Hughes, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"On Your Toes"(Musical), 1936

"Matthäus-Passion/St. Matthew's Passion"(Bach BWV 244), 1727

Today in History:

William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain, 1689

The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place, 1775

President Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech, urging a spirit of concilliation during reconstruction, 1865

The Shogunate is abolished in Japan, 1868

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized, 1876

Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station, 1890

Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States in the treaty ending the Spanish American War, 1899

The US Navy aquires its first submarine, designed by John P. Holland, 1900

Albert Einstein announces his Special Theory of Relativity, 1905

The International Labour Organization is founded, 1919

The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found in Arbroath Abbey where Scottish nationalist students had taken it from Westminster Abbey, 1951

Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule, 1957

Apollo 13 is launched, 1970

The Apple I is created, 1976

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed, 1979

The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan, 1987

Australia beats American Samoa in a 31-0 win, the biggest ever in an international match of football, 2001

The French ban of Islamic women's face coverings goes into effect, 2011

Fossilized dinosaur eggs complete with embryos are found in China, 2013

European Union leaders agree to allow a six month extension for Brexit after UK leaders fail to reach a consensus, 2019

What is thought to be large gas cloud entering a supermassive black hole eight million lights years away causes the largest cosmic explosion every recorded from Earth, 2023


  1. I hope Mr Terry gets better quickly and completely. I loved your six sentence story, agree wholeheartedly with your poem and liked your fences. Thank you.

  2. So glad to hear that Terry is doing all right. Very scary when they tell you something is wrong with your heart. And he has a big heart or he wouldn't have all his cats. Once again I love your fences and the red barns in the background.

  3. The good news is dogs never have food fights because we want to eat it all, not play with it. We may fight over food, but that would be it. Good story.

  4. Thankful that you are OK and Terry is home. I saw on the news about tornados in your state and came right to your blog to see if all was OK. Cute story and poem. XO

  5. Whole 'nother world that would be*
    Excellent flashback Six
    *the reality of childhood.

  6. I used to love a food fight! I totally agree with your poem!

  7. Java Bean: "Ayyy, I don't care who started the food fight, I just want to help clean it up!"

  8. That was a really fun story and a fun poem too. Thank you for your kind and caring words during by hiccups with my health, I sure appreciate them and Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. I always thought cafeteria food fights were fictional, only happening in movies. Are they really a real happening? I'm shocked.

  10. "Apple Core - Baltimore" is a new one to me. I don't even know the Donald Duck/Chip & Dale version of it - it's fun! We had another; when having a dessert containing pits, anyon who had their birthday that day was alloed to catapult their pist via a spoon and try to hit as many people as posible. No retaliation allowed ;)

    1. Urgh! typos galore:
      another = another tradition
      anyon = anyone
      alloed = allowed
      pist = pist

  11. Memoir material, hmm, lol. Fun Six that smacks of a day (sadly) long gone.
    No, not exactly a quiet, relaxing day at the beach...
    A wonderful thankful. Nothing like dodging tornadoes and hail!

  12. Your six-sentence story made me smile.

  13. Fun story and great fence photos too ~ hugs,

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

  14. Great poem and we totally agree.....apparently a lot of people who live near the water say this is a "normal" thing to see - replenishing the beach sand - but to me it's just not a NICE day at the beach!!

    Hugs, Pam


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