This is the 76th post of Writer’s Quotes, the 22nd one this year. Thank you all for keeping it going.

You may notice, as I do, that there are not a lot of links. As a hostess, I have to ask myself if creating the post each week is worth the effort. My conclusion is that this challenge gets lots of conversations going, if not too many post links.

I get that. Sometimes, even though I love a challenge, I don’t have time to participate, but I want to say hi. At other times I jump on the challenge and go “all in” as my poker-playing husband says. Your comments and links keep this challenge running strong.

Not too many people chose to use the InLinkz party. I like the app because your featured photo is displayed rather than just the name of a blog on a list. I’ll keep For More Ideas going for another week or so until you all get used to InLinkz.

Featured Bloggers for WQW #21: Water Fun

Thank you to those who linked.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQW

This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday at noon. All you need is a quote to go with your post. Write a poem, story, or memoir. Share photos and a story or no story. Just have fun with it and let the quote or quotes lead the way.

New this month: List your WQW blog post on InLinkz. Join our community to share and respond to quotes about the week’s topic. Topics for the year (subject to change) are listed on the WQW Page. Feel free to post weekly, or drop in from time to time – All are welcome. 

For More Ideas about June Holidays – Father’s Day and Juneteenth

Definition of Juneteenth

“Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865.”

Tribute to Buffalo Soldiers

Here is my post from two years ago about a Juneteenth celebration I attended years ago at Allensworth State Historic Park in California. Because I knew Mrs. Alice Royal, the first baby born in Allensworth, I was honored to meet several black leaders from around the United States.

She was an amazing person When I met her she was in her 80s and still lecturing around the United States. A retired school nurse administrator, she lobbied for the history of Allensworth, the only black freedom colony in California, to have a spot in the California history fourth-grade textbooks. She was successful.

Definition of Father’s Day

‘”Credit for originating the holiday is generally given to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose father, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth.” Britannica

My Choice Quotes for June Holidays

““A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” 

—Steve Martin

Ever wonder why most cool cars are driven by guys with mostly gray hair – or no hair? The rest of us are here to enjoy them in museums and car shows. Okay, that’s stereotyping or quoting my father, or both. Dad loved cars, and so does my husband, who also shared that love with his father and his son.

These pictures all came from a local museum in Phoenix, AZ called the Martin Auto Museum. It’s the third of several posts about that museum. This week Lens Artist, Anne Sandler invited us to share local vistas, so this is mine for LAPC #203.

Allensworth State Historic Park featured in the pictures above was also a local vista for me when I lived in Tulare County in California. It is California’s only State Historic Park, and it’s quite fascinating if you haven’t been there. Juneteenth is especially memorable with all buildings having period-dressed docents and demonstrations of life in 1900. You’ll love it.

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I also want to give a special shout-out to John Steiner for Journeys by Johnbo for Cell Pic Sunday #231. He and his wife, Lynn love car museums as much as Vince and I do, and he told me about this wonderful “local vista.”

Here are my former posts in this series.

Martin Auto Museum #3

Car enthusiast dad with his father “driving” a 1953 Packard convertible.

““The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”

 —Dan Pearce
Big brother keeps his hands in his pockets. Grandpa had probably warned him to do so.

I first caught up with this dad after meeting his two children while looking at this amazing mini trailer. They saw me and stopped what they were doing – about to open the trailer. Knowing that it was okay, I asked them if they would go ahead and open it so I could take their pictures. The one boy agreed.

This was like getting your fingers caught in the candy jar! His hand tells the story of his excitement in picture three. 🙂

When I asked them which car was their favorite they answered without hesitation, “the green VW van.”

I asked them why.

They answered in almost unison again, “Because our dad sold them the van.”

I was kind of shocked, so much so that I forgot to take a picture of the van. After leaving the boys and wandering around a bit more I met the dad and shared my pictures with him.

I thought the family was a great example of people who: shared a common interest, cared about each other, and trusted each other. I never once saw the family together looking at the cars. They were each off in their own world enjoying the experience knowing that the boys would treat the cars with respect.


 ““Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.”

 —Unknown
Dad has fun by himself for a few minutes.

Quick Grandpa Story for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

My post was all done, and I was telling Cee how I didn’t have time to do a post on abandoned buildings in time for her CFFC last week and I didn’t. However, I remembered this picture that I just found and a Grandpa Bud story. So I’m adding it even though I’m late.

Elda School, one of the first schools established in Tulare County

Grandpa Bud, my mom’s father, ran a cutter and grinding service sharpening instruments (like dental tools) out of his garage. Wanting to find a different location, he would say, “That building over there might make a nice place for my new shop,” everywhere we drove. Eventually looking for a new shop for Grandpa became the family game on drives on those tedious drives to see old relatives before the dawn of freeways.

Whenever we would pass an old barn that looked like this school pictured above, either Randy, Mom, Grandma or I would race to shout out, “New shop for Grandpa.” Then we would all laugh hilariously. The worse the building looked, the harder we laughed. We would even discuss the building’s attributes – usually air conditioning, which our homes in the 50s did not have.

I don’t remember my dad or Grandpa playing the game or laughing when we were young. Grandpa gave us ALL, even Grandma, the “behave yourselves” look over the top of his glasses at first before joining in the fun with a benevolent smile. The “look” added fuel to the game that lasted into our twenties.

Now it’s your turn.

We all have dads – for better or worse. Even though I struggled with my relationship with my dad, we are much alike. The time I spent as a child going on photo shoots with him has led to a lifetime hobby. Please link one post and take time to read someone else’s link as well.

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Ongoing on Always Write

  • June Story Chat “The Backpack” by Aimer Boyz – last week to add your comment to the conversation. Summary of this controversial post coming on June 21st. Next month a new story, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog
  • PPAC – (Photographing Public Art Challenge) There’s still time to post on this week’s PPAC post or InLinkz until Thursday at noon.
  • Upcoming topics for WQW
    • June 22: Summer colors/Summer Solstice
    • June 29: Travel/Transportation: Boats or Ships/ or Writer’s Choice/ or YOUR WOTY(Word of the Year) Review

62 responses to “WQW #22: Hot Holidays Galore Father’s Day/Juneteenth”

  1. June Story Chat Summary – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

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  2. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    So impressive how you get this together Marsha. Love all of the pictures always and everyone who has contributed. Your car pics are always great and love Cee Cee’s house pic! 💖💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I look forward to each week reading all the posts that come in.

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  3. Do you feel a part of a blogging community? – Deb's World Avatar

    […] Second Wind Leisure , Gail’s Wow on Wednesdays on her Is this Mutton blog and Marsha’s Writers’s Quote Wednesdays on her Always Write blog and Donna and Deb’s What’s on Your Plate on the first […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the mention, Deb. Linking keeps us connected.

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  4. Sunday Stills – Ahhhh Summer Solstice – Again – Wide Eyed Wonderings Avatar

    […] Sunday Stills this week, Terri invites to take a look at the Summer Solstice … again. While Marsha’s WQW prompt is June Holidays and Johnbo’s cellpic sunday invites us to get out and USE that cell […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love it!

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Thanks a lot my friend

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  6. Too Early to Have Coffee Today – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] WQW #22 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Hot June Holidays: Father’s Day and Juneteenth” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link. […]

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  7. PPAC #51: Fountains as Public Art – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] WQW #22 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Hot June Holidays: Father’s Day and Juneteenth” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link. […]

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  8. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    It is nice to see a family all enjoying the cars together like this, Marsha. The picture of the abandoned school is also most interesting.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Robbie. They were such a cute family. I was super impressed by the boys.

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        HI Marsha, thank you. In retrospect, I can’t believe how good my boys were on this trip. It was all castles and museums, with a short interlude at EuroDisney, and they were so good. They never complained and always seemed interested in the places we visited. I’ve come to realise that lots of children are not like this at all.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You have invested a lot of time in your boys. You have been busy doing things together since I’ve known you. You enrich their lives and they enrich yours. That makes for lifelong relationships. You are not building for the future, you are living each day of your lives. If everyone did that, there would be much fewer problems in this world. 🙂

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          1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

            Thank you, Marsha, this is a lovely comment and I appreciate it.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            My comment is not an idle or empty compliment. You write a great story, and have a tremendous amount of energy. You live up to all the compliments

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  11. Kirstin Avatar

    Marsha I loved these quotes and all your photos. I enjoyed the car museum story and photos and the one about your grandpa is hilarious. My father in laws dad was famous for getting lost when driving. His answer was always “I always wanted to see what was down this way”…I loved it so much (because I’m all for scenic routes) that I’ve been known to say that often when we take a wrong turn or get directions messed up.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love that! Mom and I went for scenic rides all the time in Oregon. We loved to drive up the Columbia River Gorge. We didn’t care if we got lost! 🙂

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  12. Norah Avatar

    I hadn’t heard of Juneteenth. Thanks for filling me in.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s an American Federal Holiday and I doubt that many Americans know what it is either. I did not until 2008, when I was asked to create a student event around it. I met with the pr person at the County, and was introduced to Allensworth. It was a huge thing, and I knew nothing about it. About 4,000 people attended the Juneteenth event, mostly black Americans from all over the U.S. We are really sadly remiss in teaching and knowing black history.

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      1. Norah Avatar

        It’s same thing here, Marsha, but I hope it’s changing.

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  13. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Marsha, I really enjoy your WQW prompts and finding the right quote to match my own Sunday Stills themes for which try to tie in with yours makes for super fun and interesting challenges and last-minute inspiration! Your post is a great tribute to the boys (and girls) of summer who enjoy their autos and anything to do with Father’s Day celebrations. Sorry I missed last week’s water fun!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      No worries, The two didn’t match last week. It’s hard to find pink water pictures, and I’m not sure what pink water might mean! YIKES! I watch too many murder mysteries. 🙂

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Hahaha, oh that’s funny 😁

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Next time. 🙂

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      2. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        I thought I had linked to my wordless Wednesday post that featured beaches. Oh well.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Maybe you did, I’ll check! If I missed it, I’m so sorry!

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          1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

            No I didn’t, I can if it’s not too late

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I attached it, on the original post. 🙂

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  14. Staarlz Avatar
    Staarlz

    Okay, so first I want to say that I love the Wednesday Quote challenge very much (I participated from my earlier blog, and you were one of the first I Followed from my current blog). So I hope you keep it going. 2nd, I sometimes feel confused as to what the week’s “prompt theme” is–so if you could state that clearer each week, it would help me. For this week, it’s Father’s Day–correct? Or not? Thanks a bunch–blessings to you Always💙

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      My long reply seems to have disappeared into thin air. If you get it, let me know. Thanks so much for hopping on board with WQW. I list the topics in several places throughout the post: the title, the definitions, the More Ideas, and My Choices for…

      You got me thinking about including upcoming topics in each post as well, from my page which lists all the topics for the year. So thanks so much for your input. I work hard to keep improving my blog and posts and I appreciate positive input like yours. 🙂

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      1. Staarlz Avatar
        Staarlz

        Happy to be of use!😊 And you can let me know if I misunderstand and veer off into some other topic with my quotes and poetry😉

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Will do, but I’m pretty forgiving! 🙂 The point is to enjoy it. It’s your post. 🙂

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          1. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            Oh, you’re a Blessing!!😊💙

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Why, thank you so much! 🙂

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          3. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            You are so welcome–I’m working on my Father’s Day WWW post!

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Yay! 🙂

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          5. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            🤗

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  15. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    So I always enjoy classic car photos, but I also found the image of the former school to be what Lynn would tell me, “Here’s a fixer-upper for you.” 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      So you and Lynn could relate to my story, then. Glad you enjoyed the cars and Elda School. That picture was taken in 2014, and it looks much the same in 2022. It’s not all that old really. My book on Schools of Tulare County says that it was organized in February 1911.

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  16. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Such a marvelous post. 😀 😀 And you even got in on my challenge. Cool!!!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Better late than never!

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  17. Sadje Avatar

    Keep the good work going Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sadje. Missed you last week. You’re a super busy lady!

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Yes busy with health issues and family. W will try to join in this week.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Take care of youself, my friend. Lots of love coming your way. 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            Thank you so much Marsha

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            You bet. 🙂

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  18. Sadje Avatar

    I’m sorry that I’ve not been participating in WQW for last couple of weeks. I’ll try to join in this week.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I totally get it. You have been so faithful. Even I need a break sometimes. I do miss you when you’re gone, though!

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        I miss doing it too. Hopefully I’ll do it this week.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Yay! 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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