Fandango’s Flashback Friday — June 18th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 18th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on June 18, 2014 on my old blog.

A Day in the Life

I wake up
I wash up
I brew a cup

I log on
I blog on
I work on

I eat
I meet
I greet

I stare
I share
I care

I eat some more
I do a chore
I’m such a bore

I read some blogs
I drop some logs
I fix some clogs

I earn my pay
I end my day
I hit the hay

This post is in response to yesterday’s Daily Prompt, Rare Medium. We were asked to “describe a typical day in your life — but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely — if ever — used before.” I rarely write poetry primarily because…

I am not good at poetry.
What I wrote above was a poem.
Or my version of poem.
It had no set meter.
But it had a rhyme.
Albeit forced at times.
And it had stanzas.
So it was a poem.
Or not.
I don’t know.
I am not good at poetry.

39 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — June 18th

    • Marleen June 18, 2021 / 5:39 pm

      I’ve thought about growing chamomile in my yard.

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    • Fandango June 18, 2021 / 7:32 pm

      What a difference a day makes! 😉


  1. Marleen June 18, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    Friday, a year ago, was Juneteenth. Next year, Juneteenth will be a Sunday.

    Last year is the first year I remember having heard the moniker.

    But I have always thought of 1865 as the ending of slavery.

    Some states already celebrated Juneteenth as a Friday.

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    • Marleen June 18, 2021 / 9:32 pm
      Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘Folks who never heard of Juneteenth now have a moment of reflection’

      “Juneteenth—with tears in my eyes when I made that gavel—shows America and shows the world that we can accept our differences and we can establish what freedom is all about,” says Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday. June 17, 2021

      {Biden signed this into law on my oldest son’s birthday. (Now his birthday will not only sometimes be on Fathers’ Day but sometimes will be on Juneteenth.) Meanwhile, his grandad’s actual birthday is actually Juneteenth… and sometimes Father’s Day. One of my own grandfathers, the one on my mother’s side though, had his birthday in this general timeframe too.}

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    • Marleen June 18, 2021 / 9:49 pm

      The amazing woman behind Juneteenth’s long road to becoming a national holiday

      Rachel Maddow traces the personal story of 94-year-old activist Opal Lee, whose years-long crusade to make Juneteenth a national holiday was finally realized today when President Biden signed it into law. June 18, 2021

      {Did I get this wrong? Was it signed today rather than yesterday? No matter: I’m happy to share the distinguished lady’s backstory.}

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    • Marleen June 19, 2021 / 8:09 am

      Historian Annette Gordon-Reed on the Meaning of Juneteenth | Amanpour and Company

      Published on Jun 17, 2021
      For many years, Black Americans have been pushing for Juneteenth to be celebrated as a national holiday. Today, President Biden officially signs it into law. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when slaves were finally freed in the last rebel state of Texas. This is the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed’s new book. She speaks with Walter Isaacson about the significance of the day—and her own extraordinary story as the first Black student to integrate into a white school.

      Originally aired on June 17, 2021.

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  2. amoralegria June 18, 2021 / 8:36 pm

    Whimsical – I like it!

    I also say I am not good at poetry, yet I have written several of them and some are not bad! The best are haikus, an easy type to compose!

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  3. leigha66 June 28, 2021 / 2:04 pm

    You sell yourself short on your poetry skills… I like this.

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