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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Sondra Blalock (Adair)  1/31
•   Jan Dobbs (Barton)  1/31
•   Betty Hicks (Hasler)  1/31
•   Evelyn Jones (Armstrong)  1/31
•   Barbara Smith (Stephenson)  1/31
•   Sharon Thieleman (Smith)  2/3
•   Gwenda Polk (Hicks)  2/4
•   Nadine Chandler (Hollingsworth)  2/9
•   David Hand  2/9
•   Mike Morgan  2/15
•   Teresa Gehring (Nutt)  2/21
•   Janet Smith (Moore)  2/22
•   Lisa Wilson (Sanderson)  2/22
•   Linda Staples (Peery)  2/25
•   Gerhard Frech  2/27
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Anita Bryant (Beam)  1/30
•   Paula Key (Simpson)  1/28
•   Mike Oxford  1/19
•   Jan McClain (Roan)  1/16
•   Sharon Grimes (Maynor)  1/5
•   Steve Faber  12/23
•   James Hail  12/22
•   Christine "Chris" Allen  12/22
•   Dianne Everett  12/21
•   David Cates  12/14
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January cold and desolate;
February dripping wet;
March wind ranges;
April changes;
Birds sing in tune
To flowers of May,
And sunny June
Brings longest day;
In scorched July
The storm-clouds fly,
Lightning-torn;
August bears corn,
September fruit;
In rough October
Earth must disrobe her;
Stars fall and shoot
In keen November;
And night is long
And cold is strong
In bleak December.
- Christina Giorgina Rossetti, The Months

The twelve months...

Snowy, Flowy, Blowy,
Showery, Flowery, Bowery,
Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy,
Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy.


- George Ellis

 

"January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow."

- Edgar Fawcett

 

"The name, ,   is derived from the ancient Roman name 'Janus' who presided over the gate to the new year. He was revered as the 'God of Gateways,'  'of Doorways' and 'of the Journey.'

Janus protected the 'Gate of Heaven,' known as the 'Lord of Beginnings,'  is associated with the 'Goddess Juno-Janus,'  and often symbolized by an image of a face that looks forward and backward at the same time.

This symbolism can easily be associated with the month known by many as the start of a new year which brings new opportunities. We cast out the old and welcome in the new. It is the time when many reflect on events of the
previous year and often resolve to redress or improve some aspect of daily life or personal philosophy."

       

January's flower is the snowdrop or carnation, and its stone is the garnet.

 "The Snow-drop, Winter's timid child,
Awakes to life, bedew'd with tears."
- Mary Robinson

 


 




 

“The first month of the new year is like a new car. You keep watching for the first scratch. Oh, no!! And there's just one comfort. Pretty soon, you can't tell the first scratch from all the other dings.” - Ron Wolfe

    
New Years History & Traditions - For a look at ancient celebrations of the arrival of the new year (usually in the Spring time!!), and an explanation of how it all changed to the way we now do it, plus much more, click on this link:

wilstar.com/holidays/newyear.htm
 

 

January Events

                       

1stNew Year's Day - "New Year's Day is everyman's birthday." - Charles Lamb




On January 1st, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.



 

3rdFestival of Sleep Day -  “I love sleep so much, sleep is the first thing I think about when I wake up.”

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
Little Johnny replied, "Because people are sleeping."

 

5th - 




6th –   Epiphany or the 12th Day of Christmas – celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles. "When the 3 Wise Men showed up bearing gift cards."

 

6th - Bean Day    Not the human kind, but the one that people say makes music. “Bean, bean...the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot!”
 


8th –   On this date in 1935, Elvis Presley was born in a Mississippi manger. Combine this with the fact that it's National Oatmeal Month and you can sing “Don't Be Gruel.”

 

11th –   Celebrate the day milk was delivered in bottles for the first time back in 1878.  Get in the Moo-d!!



14th  National Dress Up Your Pet Day!! 
 

     
 
16th – National Nothing Day


18th – Thesaurus Day (What's another word for thesaurus?) and Winnie the Pooh Day because its author, A.A. Milne, was born Jan. 18, 1882.

“We have a Winnie!” Pooh Day celebrates Milne's silly old bear, another poor soul whose diet resolutions lasted only until the next jar of honey was opened.

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” - Winnie the Pooh



19th -

 

19th -  Popcorn Day
 


20th – In 1900, the first traffic rules were posted.

 

  On the same date, they were first broken.

 

20th - Cheese Day -



21stSqueeze to Please. It's National Hugging Day!!

 

23rd -  National Handwriting Day & John Hancock's birthday.


23rdNational Pie Day - a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies!

A great way to celebrate National Pie Day is to bake some pies and give them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you may be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family.

 

  

23rd- National Reading Day is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States. This literacy event is designed to help Pre-K through Third Grade students develop the literacy foundation they need to become lifelong learners. Schools, libraries, nonprofit groups, and parents participate in a variety of activities with younger readers on National Reading Day.


National Reading Day
calls for every child to be in the reading company of a caring adult.

 


25thOpposite Day -  Might be a good day to compliment your boss.



 

27th - Chocolate Cake Day



29th –  National Puzzle Day 
      


31st –  National Backwards Day -  UoY wonk tahw I naem?


 

January is time to also recognize:

  • Foods that start with the letter "A" - Apples & Apricots, Asparagus & Artichoke

  • National Eye Care Month

  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month   

  • National Book Blitz Month

  • National  Month

  • National Get Organized Month

  • ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

  • National Walk Your Pet Monthdedicated to creating an awareness of physical health by encouraging pet owners to begin a daily practice of taking their pets for walks.

 



 

 

                                            
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