Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September

Hello September

You are early this year. But never mind, the daylight is getting shorter, and the leaves are hinting at their true colors, there are Mammoth Sunflowers, and the fences are covered with morning glories, goldenrod, bursting into golden plumes....and the carefully tended pumpkin vines, wither as the great green pumpkins turn into orange globes,  tomatoes hang so heavy on the vine that the vine withers under their weight.  Before long there will be a wisp of smoke in the air, and even blankets to warm ourselves, under after a day of apple picking.

Thinking back to a time when shortly after Labor Day we returned, most of us very reluctantly to school.  Wearing our new clothes and new shoes that gave us blisters,  because we had been barefoot for most of the summer.  There to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.  Discuss the teachers we hated and why.  We grimaced our way through the first few weeks, but as the weather got colder, it wasn't so bad. It was something to do.  I lamented the lost freedom, the chance to roam around the hills  gathering fossils, berries, or nothing at all, except for  memories.  Then the first snows fell. And I was waited for Spring.

Later I sent my own off to school, I remember thinking, even saying that "This is the day you go out to join the world."  And hoping I done a good enough job. 

I relish the changing seasons and consider myself lucky to live where I can enjoy them.  But if I am being honest, they could all be a bit longer, except for winter, which should be the very shortest of all.

  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Piano Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Little League Month
  • Honey Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
September, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days: 1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator 1 Labor Day First Monday of month 2 National Beheading Day 3 Skyscraper Day 4 Newspaper Carrier Day 5 Be Late for Something Day 5 Cheese Pizza Day 6 Fight Procrastination Day 6 Read a Book Day 7 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day 7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day 8 International Literacy Day 8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!? 8 Pardon Day 9 Teddy Bear Day 10 Sewing Machine Day 10 Swap Ideas Day 11 911 Remembrance 11 Make Your Bed Day 11 No News is Good News Day 12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day 12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July 13 Defy Superstition Day 13 Fortune Cookie Day 13 National Peanut Day 13 Positive Thinking Day 13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day 14 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September 15 Make a Hat Day 15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats. 16 American Legion Day 16 Collect Rocks Day 16 Step Family Day 16 Mayflower Day 16 Mexican Independence Day 16 National Play Doh Day 16 Working Parents Day 17 National Apple Dumpling Day 17 Citizenship Day 17 Constitution Day 18 National Cheeseburger Day 19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day 19  National Butterscotch Pudding Day 19 POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September 20 National Punch Day 20 Oktoberfest, begins, date varies 21 International Peace Day 21 Miniature Golf Day 21 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September 21 World Gratitude Day 22 Business Women's Day 22 Elephant Appreciation Day 23 Checkers Day 23 Dog in Politics Day 24 National Cherries Jubilee Day 25 National Comic Book Day 26 Johnny Appleseed Day 26 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month 27 Crush a Can Day 27 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September 28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) 28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month 29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie. 30 National Mud Pack Day ~~

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