Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Under the Table, Favorite Napping Spot (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday, an A to Z Post


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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 month, the prompts are being provided by Elephant's Child 

This week's prompts are:


  1. Foxglove
  2. Summer
  3. Missing
  4. Event
  5. South

The prompts will be here this month. An additional prompt from Charlotte (MotherOwl) is to include Water Blue in your creations from the prompts.

She could see it in her mind.  Away from the heat of SUMMER in the SOUTH, someplace with mountain meadows and a stream, maybe a small waterfall.  A place with flowers in every color of the rainbow from Water Blue to golden yellow to what she always thought of as really red.  And purple FOXGLOVE, she loved that one.  Someplace where the best EVENT of the day was a quiet, beautiful sunset with a sky painted colors she could only dream about.

Her reverie was broken by a bump, a shout of, "Honey!" and the thumping of several sets of feet on the stairs.  The husband, children, and the brother-in-law who seemed to never go home all descended in various states of hungry, howling or in distress or excitement.  The only noise MISSING was a dog howl, making her glad they had cats and those made themselves scarce whenever the din started.

She got up from the computer with a sigh.  The story she was trying to write would have to wait again, but someday her time would come.


Today is:

Administrative Professionals Day -- US

Ambivalence Day -- a holiday to tell your friends about, or not

Concord Day -- Niger

Feast of Eros -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Genocide Remembrance Day / Martyrs' Day-- Armenia

International Guide Dog Day

Kapyong Day -- Australia (Battle of Kapyong, 1951)

Loktantra Diwas -- Nepal (Democracy Day, celebrating the restoration of the Nepali Congress on this date in 2006)

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Spring Cat Cleaning Day -- because someone, somewhere, thinks you need to bathe your cat; ask the cat, he will refuse, and if you become insistent, be careful

St. Ives' Day (Patron of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England)

St. Mark's Eve*

Walk @ Lunch Day -- founded and encouraged by Blue Cross / Blue Shield

World Day for Animals in Laboratories   

World Meningitis Day 

*A young lady may eat a boiled dove's egg sprinkled with salt and place

a tulip, sacred to St. Mark, in a vase next to her bed, and so she will 

dream of the man she will marry.

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots marries Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris, 1558

Birthdays Today:

Courtnee Draper, 1985

Kelly Clarkson, 1982

Eric Balfour, 1977

Chipper Jones, 1972

Cedric the Entertainer, 1964

Djimon Hounsou, 1964

Michael O’Keefe, 1955

Eric Bogosian, 1953

Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1952

Doug Clifford, 1945

Barbra Streisand, 1942

Richard M. Daley, 1942

Sue Grafton, 1940

Jill Ireland, 1936

Shirley MacLaine, 1934

Stanley J. Kauffmann, 1916

Robert Penn Warren, 1905

Michael J. Dady, 1850

George N. Bascom, 1836

Anthony Trollope, 1815

Robert Bailey Thomas, 1766

Edmund Cartwright, 1743

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dancing at Lughnasa"(Play), 1990

"Die Jahreszeiten/The Seasons"(Oratorio, Haydn H 21/3), 1801

The Boston News-Letter(Newspaper), 1704 (first successful newspaper in the British colonies)

Today in History:

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut, BC1479

Traditional date for the Greeks entering Troy using the Trojan Horse, BC1184

The appearance of Halley's Comet causes monks in England to predict evil happenings, 1066

"La Marseillaise" is composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792

The Boston "News-Letter" becomes the first successful newspaper in the colonies, 1704

The Library of Congress is established, 1800

A patent is granted for the first soda fountain, 1833

William Price of the Washington Star becomes the first reporter to be specifically assigned to the White House, 1897

The fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented, 1928

Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Cosmonaut  Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, the first person to die during a space mission, 1967

Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations, 1968

The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched, 1970

Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine, 1990

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, 2005

Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea, 2005

Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime, 2007

Scientists in Kamchatka, Russia, report sighting the first adult white orca to be seen in the wild, 2012

Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England, 2018

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time, 2018

India surpasses China as the worlds most populous country according to UN estimates, 2023


  1. Your story is lovely and someday I hope that her/your dream is realised.

  2. A chair under a table always seems to be a favourite place. That sounds like an idyllic place in her mind. I hope she gets there in life or her story.

  3. Aww! what a beauty heheh!
    Have a naptastic week and thanks for your kind comments 👍

  4. Two beautiful pictures, one of those sleeping cat and one of the beautiful sky.

  5. We have had cats the enjoyed sleeping on the chairs at the table. If you have fabric cushions it makes for a hairy mess that needs to be cleaned up before anyone sits there, LOL!

  6. Cats are good; but how about some fences?

    God bless, Mimi.

  7. I miss my cats so much. One of these days I will break down and get another one!

  8. Awww on the kitty. Ours do the same thing. So precious.

    Your use of the prompts remind me of you. Just saying. Someday.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  9. I'm all too familiar with the thumping of feet as I try to write .

  10. That under the table spot is a great one! We hope the wonderful woman in the story (anyone we know?) gets that well-deserved time away sometime soon.

  11. Quiet moments are few and far between with little ones, but those children do have a habit of growing up.

  12. Such a sweet snoozy kitty and a good story too!

  13. May this very day soon come, Mimi. I wish it for you with all my heart.

  14. Nice story-based on reality I assume. :) Cute kitty. XO

  15. Oh, dear. Sounds like a story that would have to include 2 am writing sessions to work. If someone doesn't get up for a snack...

  16. Charlee: "Under the table and dreaming! Just like the Dave Matthews Band!"

  17. Grandma sounds like quite the character. Who knows? Maybe that fancy water will come back in favor according to her pallet.
    I hope Boris the bear finds and enjoys the drink and has some fun. Hee!

  18. A contented cat and a rude awakening!

  19. Sweet sleeping kitty photo and good story ~ hugs,

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


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