Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Have a Seat, Doors! (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday, BeThere2Day, and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


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, Charlotte (MotherOwl) is providing the prompts on her blog.

For today the prompts are








This photo from Spencer Gurley, Pexels

Charlotte (MotherOwl) has also chosen Light Ivory as the color of the month.

Most of us want to stay AGILE and not face a BLEAK old age, but seeking only COMFORT can make us DULL.  EVEN when we are young and supposedly FULL of life, too much time in the Light Ivory tower can thwart our plans.

How well we will be able to chase our dreams into our later years is dependent on how much effort we put in when we are younger.  Get out there and hike those mountains and don't ever stop.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mauritania

Clerihew Day -- in honor of the poetic form he invented, the clerihew:

     Edmund's middle name was Clerihew

     A name possessed by very few

     But verses by Mr. Bentley

     Succeeded eminently!

Don't Step On A Bee Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants to remind you, when going barefoot this time of year, watch out!

Feast Day of Knut the Reaper, Hela, Holda, and Skadi -- Norse deities whose celebration this day is due to their later association with Danish King Canute the Great

First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan

Gospel Day -- Kiribati

Independence Day -- Bahamas(1973)

Lady Godiva Day -- tradition says she took her famous ride on this day in 1040

National Kitten Day

National Pina Colada Day

Pick Blueberries Day -- variously set on different days in July depending on the website; with blueberries being so good for you, find a day to go gather or buy some soon

Silence Day -- followers of Meher Baba

St. Amalburga's Day (Patron of people with fever; Ghent, Belgium; against arm pain, bruises, and fevers)

Teddy Bear Picnic Day -- no idea why today, especially when the author of the song, Jimmy Kennedy, was born on July 20

Anniversaries Today

Wyoming becomes the 44th US State, 1890

Birthdays Today

Jessica Simpson, 1980

Andre Nolan Dawson, 1954

Arlo Guthrie, 1947

Sue Lyon, 1946

Ron Glass, 1945

Virginia Wade,1945

Arthur Ashe, 1943

Lawrence Pressman, 1939

Jerry Herman, 1933

David Norman Dinkins, 1927

Fred Gwynne, 1926

Jean Kerr, 1923

Jake LaMotta, 1921

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921

David Brinkley, 1920

Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917

John Gilbert, 1897

Edmund Clerihew Bentley, 1875

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, 1875

Marcel Proust, 1871

Nikola Tesla, 1856

Adolphus Busch, 1839

James Whistler, 1834

George Mifflin Dallas, 1792

William Blackstone, 1723

John Calvin, 1509

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Fox And The Hound(Animated film), 1981

"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950

Today in History

Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, BC48

The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground, 1212

Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England, 1553

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta, 1789

The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company, 1806

The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain, 1821

Big Ben, the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, rings for the first time, 1859

The eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys the famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces of North Island, New Zealand, 1886

Meher Baba, self declared Avatar of the Age, begins his silence of 44 years; his followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration, 1925

In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act, 1925

Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world, 1938

Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit, 1962

Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia, 1991

In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, 1997

Spain opens its first mosque since the Moors were expelled in 1492, in Granada, 2003

Frances O'Grady is appointed the first female General Secretary by Britain's Trade Union Congress, 2012

NASA's Juno spacecraft makes the closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead, 2017

An original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, a record price for a book illustration, 2018

The journal Nature publishes an article about the earliest evidence of modern humans outside of Africa, a 210,000-year-old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, 2019

A fourteenth century document by a civil servant asking for time off is finally identified as the only known handwriting by Geoffrey Chaucer, 2023


  1. Yes let's go hike some trails ;) Thank you.

  2. I would not dare to stand that close to the edge.

    God bless.

  3. That's very unusual door seat lol
    Have a hiketastic week 👍

  4. Weird seat you found! Mom saw the ideal quote yesterday, "Enjoy your 20's, 30's, and 40's as with the 50's, the check engine light comes on." LOL, sad but true.

  5. Today, I've become another year older but Im not letting a number, however big it may be, stop me from travelling the world!

  6. Your Wednesday Words is spot on and I have this conversation with my grown children all the time. Oh. And Happy Birthday to Herman Munster! - Fred Gwynne, 1926

  7. That chair doesn't look all that comfortable, but it sure is unique.

    Love your use of the prompts. I'm 72 and still moving very well. You can't just sit.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. Hmm, that is quite a unique spot to sit upon 😹

  9. Excellent short story. I don't go hiking, never did, but I'm still moving without trouble at almost 72.

  10. I think we have to keep hiking every day.

  11. As always enjoyed my time here. I share with the family many times. XO

  12. Mom would love to have read that story many years ago, but she does try to stay active walking us every day!!!

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  13. Nice story. And excellent advice. XO

  14. Charlee: "Don't sit there! It's a trap!"

  15. Story I can relate to a little bit. Today is kitten day? And not a national holiday? I need to talk to someone in charge about that! :)

  16. Hmm, that is a most interesting seat. Not sure it looks comfy, though!

  17. Words for Wed - Good advice. But it's easier to say than to do.

    Have a lovely day


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