By Rosie Moore
Autumn is here. The start of this lovely season entails football games, the gradual turning of green leaves to brilliant hues, pumpkins, and much desired cooler weather. The smell of freshly mown grass still permeates our noses but it won’t be long until the mowers will be silent. I was very amused by Ken Schall’s five-minute discussion last Monday evening on Channel 10 when he asked people if they liked Autumn. Many said it was their favorite season but quite a few said they hated it because it was a harbinger of winter. As everyone knows, I don’t think there is much of a winter here in Tennessee but a lot of people think a couple of two-inch snowfalls and thirty-degree temps constitute a “winter” here.
Beside the regular holidays that are celebrated during Autumn, I came across some that I never knew existed.
In September we have:
Classical music month
Fall hat month
Little League month
Self-improvement month and
Better Breakfast month, to name a few. Then we have “wacky days”. such as:
Read a book day – 6th
Chocolate milk shake day – 12th
National cream-filled doughnut day – 14th
And, Grandparent’s day (which is not wacky at all.) – 7th.
In October we have:
Apple Jack month
Breast cancer awareness month
Eat country ham month and also Pizza month.
National golf day – 4th
World Teacher’s day – 5th
Fire Prevention day -9th and
National Angel Food Cake day. -10th.
Peanut butter lover’s month
National Epilepsy month
Child Safety Protection month
National novel writing month and
Aviation History month. Wacky days are:
Deviled egg day – 2nd.
Housewife’s day -3rd.
Sandwich day -3rd. and
Take a hike day. -17th
Of course I was unable to list all these wacky days and Autumn months but just pick a day and celebrate it for whatever reason and enjoy a bountiful Autumn.
Thought for the day: Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. Sandra Carey, author
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