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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Donna Reel (Perrin)  1/16
•   Jake (Kelly) Tidmore  1/18
•   Mike Oliver  1/25
•   Gary Womack  1/25
•   James Paul Barnett, Jr.  1/26
•   Grant Rozell  1/26
•   Dewey Davidson  1/28
•   Michael Snodgrass  1/29
•   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
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   David Wallace  10/16
•   Patricia Reece (Frantum)  10/10
•   Gayle Owens (Streckert)  10/10
•   Robbie Hills (Ott)  10/8
•   Charles Hill  10/8
•   Laurie Cirey (McWilliams)  10/8
•   Pam McFarland (Milliron)  10/1
•   Gary Roye  9/21
•   Michael Hitt  9/14
•   David Cates  8/31
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
4 live in Arkansas
2 live in California
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Indiana
3 live in Kansas
4 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in Oklahoma
3 live in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
256 live in Texas
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Japan
22 location unknown
55 are deceased

       "You know, darling, laughter

            is the best medicine!!"

           

Senior citizens have taken to texting with gusto. They even have their own vocabulary: 

BFF: Best Friend Fainted 

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth 

CBM: Covered by Medicare 

FWB: Friend with Beta-blockers 

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out 

GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!


             

An elderly man visited the doctor for a checkup. "Mr. Smith, you’re in great shape," said the doctor afterward. "How do you do it?" 

"Well," said Mr. Smith, "I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, and the good Lord looks out for me. For weeks now, every time I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he turns the light on for me." 

Concerned, the doctor found Mrs. Smith in the waiting room and told her what her husband had said. 

 "I don’t think that’s anything to worry about," she said. "And on the bright side, it does explain who’s been peeing in the fridge."

                   

Want to live forever? Then choose one of these professions:
 

Old bankers never die, they just lose their interest!

Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.

Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.

Old printers never die, they're just not the type.

Old tanners never die, they just go into hiding.

Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip.

Old chauffeurs never die, they just lose their drive.

Old archers never die, they just bow and quiver.

Old actors never die, they just drop apart.

                

PSA: You Can Order Girl Scout Cookies Online

But you have to have a hookup! Don’t worry if you don’t have a hookup! A Girl Scout Cookie Finder app exists so you can easily locate the nearest troops.

We all know that the Girls Scouts of the USA is an amazing organization that helps young girls build confidence and entrepreneurial skills. We also know that the products they peddle are deliciously addictive. But did you know that the Girl Scouts are on the cutting edge of cookie distribution?

Gone are the days of waiting for your coworkers to pass around an order form, and never again will you have to search supermarket storefronts in vain for a tiny cookie salesperson.

Individual Girl Scouts have “Digital Cookie” pages now--so you can get your Thin Mint fix with the click of a button.

There’s even an adorable (and guilt-inducing) chart that shows how many boxes the Scout has sold, and how many she has to sell before she reaches her goal.

There’s a catch, though: You can’t just go online and order boxes from a random kid--you have to actually have a connection.

Kinda disappointing, but it makes sense. Each girl should get credit for her hard work, after all.

The future is now, my friends!

 

     

 

 

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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!!

 

Girl Scout cookie sales should begin in Northeast Texas

Ready for Cookies?

Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about so much more than just handing over money for a box of treats. It's about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with you – the cookie customer! It's about the experience of running her very own cookie business and working with others – learning important lifelong lessons along the way. That's why we encourage you to buy your cookies from a Girl Scout – the Cookie Professional! – and not from her parents.

And guess what? This year, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has gone digital! This groundbreaking enhancement means girls can do even more with their cookie businesses than ever before. Be a part of something big.

Which Girl Scout Cookies Score the Most Brownie Points?


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



18th -

 

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 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.


 

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.



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

  • 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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