Trying your best
Each hour of the day,
Making new friends,
Being good as you can
Reading books with a friend."
- Boni Fulgham
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
~Edgar W. Howe
September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. In Latin, septem means "seven" and septimus means "seventh"; September was in fact the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 153 BC.
September's birthstone is the sapphire. The meaning is clear thinking.
The birth flowers for September are:
Songs & Quotes
"Have a good time, but remember,
There is dander in the summer moon above.
Will I see you in September
Or loose you to a summer love."
- S. Wayne and S. Edwards, 1959 song lyrics
Do you remember how we danced that night away
Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play
September morning still can make me feel this way."
- Neil Diamond and Gilbert Becaude
"Spring flowers are long since gone. Summer's bloom hangs limp on every terrace. The gardener's feet drag a bit on the dusty path and the hinge in his back is full of creaks."
- Louise Seymour Jones
"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
- Edwin Way Teale
Events of September
1st - Labor Day - One seventh of your life is spent on Monday. However, the only person to get his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
2nd - VJ day -
Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ends WWII - 9/2/45.
2nd - Happy Cat Month & Responsible Dog Ownership Month - The dog is glad to see you're home. The cat decides if you can stay.
3rd - Skyscraper Day – As King Kong said, you shouldn't monkey around those things!
4th - Eat An Extra Dessert Day - Today is "Eat an Extra Dessert Day!" That is my kind of holiday! In case you're wondering, Eat an Extra Dessert Day was declared to celebrate the opening of the first self-service cafeteria in the U.S., the Exchange Buffet in New York City, in 1885.
Serve you please?"
I will take one of each!
6th- Do It Day - “If you have something to do tomorrow, do it today.”Ben Franklin
7th – National Grandparents Day, better known as “Spoil Them Rotten” Day.
For cookies, for e-mails,
For birthday surprises,
No one deserves better
To win the gran' prizes.
9th – Teddy Bear Day – Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, wuz he?
A man meets a gorgeous woman in a bar. They talk, they connect, they end up leaving together.
They get back to her place, and as she shows him around her apartment, he notices that her bedroom is completely packed with teddy bears. Hundreds of small bears on a shelf all the way along the floor, medium sized ones on a shelf a little higher and huge bears on the top shelf along the wall.
The man is kind of surprised that this woman would have a collection of teddy bears, especially one that's so extensive, but he decides not to mention this to her.
After a night of passion, as they are lying together in the afterglow, the man rolls over and asks, smiling, "Well, how was it?".
She replied, "You may select any prize from the bottom shelf."
9/11 Patriot Day
Designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Time to remember the innocent lives lost...
13th - Fortune Cookie Day
Fortune and advice to the wise: "We who know what's good for him does what his cookie says."
18th - National Cheeseburger Day
19th - 28th -
19th - Talk like a pirate day And a fine idea it is, too. A world full of people walking around and saying things like “Arrrrrrrrr!” and “Avast, ye ill-bred offspring of a sea hag and a kipper” would certainly be an interesting state of affairs, and, more to the point, we’d all be standing around drinking rum.
Ray Isle, Food & Wine's executive wine editor
What does a gourmet pirate add to his dinner? ... BARRRRRRRRRRBIE!
Where do pirates keep their cookies?....... in a jarrrr!!!!
19th - "Holy Batman! Day" Adam West born 1928.
21st-27th - Do you recognize any of these rogues or villains that were banned by American schools & libraries? Animal Farm, The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Brave New World, To Kill a Mockingbird, James & the Giant Peach, Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
21st – Miniature Golf Day – Take a midget to the course.
9:29 pm CDT
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Leaf 'Em Laughing:
First day of fall, and how to cope with a yard full of fallen leaves.
* - Rake: Give a man a leaf rake and watch him turn a few little problems into a heap of trouble.
* - Blow: A leaf blower is for the guy who is too impatient to wait for a breeze to scatter things in his neighbor's direction.
* - Bag: A bag of leaves is like a sweeper full of carpet lint -- satisfying up to the point where you realize it's never the last bag.
24th – National Punctuation Day. Two – Four – Six – Eight. Who do we punctuate!?
Q: How would a blonde punctuate the following: "Fun fun fun worry worry worry"?
A: "Fun period fun period fun NO PERIOD worry worry worry!"
26th and 27th, 2014 - 11th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival
Frisco Public Library
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center
For more info: http://lonestarstories.org/
27th – Whether you smash it against your head or stomp it with your feet, just make sure it's empty first.
30th – Safety Pins were invented on this date. You remember those things we used to stick babies with and now use to hold our torn clothes together or stick through assorted body parts as decoration!.
Month Long Observances
Baby Safety Month
Cable TV Month
National Courtesy Month
National Coupon Month - Clap if you love to clip!
National Mushroom Month - More spores!!
National Piano Month - A key issue!
National Chicken Month -"The sky is falling" (Chicken Little); "Fortunately, I always carry a spare set of feathers." (Foghorn Leghorn)
Week Long Observances
3rd Week – National Farm Animals Awareness Week and National Flower Week (Be careful where you step when you go out to smell the roses.)
4th Week – National Dog Week & National Roller Skating Week (Gimme dat ol' time Bark and Roll!!)