Thursday, May 23, 2024

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


"You know what I miss most?"

"What's that?"

"Grandma's biscuits, they were light as a feather and so good with the home churned butter..."

"They sure were...tell you what, I have mama's recipe book and I remember her sitting with grandma listening to her and writing things down, I'll check if the biscuit recipe is in there."

"If it's there, just don't forget the magic ingredient."  

"I know, Grandma always said it was the love made everything taste so good."

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


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!

Ms. G and i ran errands yesterday and while we were in an area i'd never been in the next town, from inside the car i managed to snap a couple of fence photos.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

(While i was not exactly sure what he was carrying, i thought it looked like bananas, and i started singing, and this is the result.  No, you don't have to sing, or hear me do so, you're welcome, but the tune is catchy and if you want, it's to the tune of "Yes, We Have No Bananas.")

Yes, I have some bananas,

I have some bananas today!

I pick them with great care

and balance them up there,

then to market, I wend my way!

So yes, I have some bananas,

I have some bananas today!


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.  

Today i am thankful Ms. D is still doing well after her trip to the ER on Tuesday, she rested a lot yesterday and will be following up with her doctor today.


Today is:

Ancient Roman Festivities today:

     Festival for Vulcan -- god of fire, volcanos, and smiths

     Rosalia -- rose festival

     Tubilustrium -- ceremony to purify the trumpet used in sacred rituals

Declaration of the Bab -- Baha'i

Full Flower Moon / Corn Planting Moon / Milk Moon

     Buddha Day/Vesak/Waisak  -- Bhuddist's Buddha Day; date varies with many celebrating tomorrow, and some areas already started the celebrations yesterday; sometimes called "Buddha's Birthday"

     Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng’s Birthday -- Taoism

     Kasone Full Moon -- Myanmar

     Vesak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Waisak/Vesak Festival -- Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia (on the day of the full moon, a stunning and spiritual celebration of Buddha's birthday)

Linnaeus Day -- Stenbrohult, Sweden (birth anniversary of Carolus Linnaeus on the OS calendar)

Lord Buddha's Parinirvana -- Bhutan

Lucky Penny Day -- just a fun one, see if you find a penny today

National Labour Day -- Jamaica

National Mango Salsa Day

National Taffy Day

Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes and the Dioscuri in the deme of Erchia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk's Day (Patron of Belarus)

Students' Day -- Mexico

St. William of Rochester's Day (Patron of adopted children)

World Crohn's and Colitis Day

World Turtle Day -- sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue    

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 8th US state, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kelly Monaco, 1976

Ken Jennings, 1974

Jewel, 1974

Mitch Albom, 1958

Drew Carey, 1958

“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, 1954

Charles Kimbrough, 1936

Robert Moog, 1934

Joan Collins, 1933

Barbara Barrie, 1931

Rosemary Clooney, 1928

Helen O'Connell, 1920

Scatman Crothers, 1910

Artie Shaw, 1910

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1883

Belle Aurelia Babb Mansfield, 1846

Margaret Fuller, 1810

Franz Mesmer, 1734

Carolus Linnaeus, 1707

Emperor Qinzong of China, 1100

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Tommy"(Album), 1969

"Shuffle Along"(Musical comedy revue), 1921

"Il bugiardo / The Liar"(Comedy), 1750

Today in History:

Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne, 1430

The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void, 1533

The Netherlands declare their independence  from Spain, 1568

The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War, 1618

After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, 1701

Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals, 1785

Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy, 1805

South American independence  leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, 1813

The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism (the Baha'i Faith), 1844

Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, 1863

The Canadian  Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873

The fist transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC, 1887

The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released, 1929

American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934

Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China, 1951

Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured, 1960

The first version of the Java programming language is released, 1995

The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes, 1998

The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure, 2005

Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts, 2006

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute, 2008

Fifteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt by a revolution, voters go to the polls for a presidential election, 2012

Chinese archaeologists announce findings of earliest use of barley in China to make beer, in Shaanxi province from about 3400 BC to 2900 BC, 2016

Hamburg, Germany, becomes the first city to ban diesel cars on some roads, 2018 

The prototype of new high-speed train that will float above the track is unveiled by Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation in Qingdao, 2019

New York City removes its last public payphones in Midtown Manhattan to make them part of a museum display, 2022


  1. "Yes I have some bananas" - hilarious poem, and I'm totally impressed with him biking AND balancing this load!

  2. The best recipes are packed with love. I am super impressed at that cyclist. I couldn't begin to emulate him.

  3. Ah ... fences ... many fences.

    God bless.

  4. How cute that little frog was on one of the fences. And the white picket fence with all the flowers trying to Bloom at one time.

  5. That is one thing that mom regrets a lot is not getting some of the recipes for things she loved as a child, and now those people are no longer here.

  6. fun Six*
    *yeah, and *thanks* for the earworm lol mid-post

  7. Oh great post and photos ~ hugs, ~ old recipes are great but never the same as 'Mom's or Grandma's '

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

  8. I'm a great believer in that magic ingredient! I did sing along - sorry if I disturbed you!

  9. Sweet story and fun poem. Glad Ms. D is doing well. XO

  10. MOLMOL I had a bit of a indescive moment on exactly what he was carrying too. At first I thought chicken...
    I decided my mind's eye saw bread. Love the banana poem
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. We loved your story. The good old memories are the best.

    Mom said she had white picket fences on her homes back East , but everyone here has either wrought iron or stockage. The white ones look so much more homey.

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  12. That was a wonderful story, my Grandma used that same magic ingredient too. Fun poem and a reall great thankful, glad she is okay. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. Can't never not have the magic ingredient.
    Bread and butter - my kryptonite.

  14. Love is the most important ingredient in every recipe I know.

  15. Fun poem. Ahhhh...the perfect ingredient for anything and!

  16. Nice fences, love the froggies on the first one. I thought he might be carrying bread, but loaves are more likely to fall than bunches of bananas, so maybe you are right and now I have "tally me banana" in my head.

  17. Mom always says that what I make tastes better than what she makes, even when it's the exact same recipe. So perhaps love has a big part to play on it!
    And your banana sock made me laugh out loud!!

  18. Love this! Everything tastes better made with love.

  19. I wonder what was in the 'magic ingredient'? Plus, so many bananas there!!

  20. Your post today is such a ray of sunshine! And yes, call me when those Butter-Love Biscuits are done a d warm. 😍

  21. Java Bean: "Ayyy, we never have bananas here! Sometimes we have plantains, which look like bananas, but apparently are completely different ..."

  22. Maybe they were bananas?! We don't know but regardless we LOVE your poem!

    Hugs, Pam


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