By Brenda Harrison
“September days are here With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson
This month boasts more than 150 monthly holidays. One that appeals to me is “Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month.” I just thought I would share that, in case you weren’t aware.
It is also National Shake Month, Children’s Good Manners Month, Eat Chicken Month, Classical Music Month and Fall Hat Month, as well as Happy Cat Month. National Save a Tiger Month and Save the Koala Month.
Weekly celebrations include National Guitar Flat-Picking Days, Sept. 13-17; Hummingbird Celebration, Sept. 14-1; Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23; National Dog Week, Sept. 24-30 and Build A Better Image Week, Sept. 17-23.
In case you don’t know, Big Whopper Liar Day is Saturday, Sept. 16. In celebration, Port Angeles, WA., will host it’s 5th Annual Liars Contest. Storytellers from around the Pacific Northwest will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights, with a panel of judges deciding who tells the biggest whopper. Source: www.brownielocks.com
And, according to the History Channel:
On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
His poem, originally titled “The Defense of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812.
If September makes you want to sing or hum a tune, here are “September” songs:
“September Morn” by Neil Diamond; “The September of My Years” by Frank Sinatra; “September When It Comes,” by Johnny Cash and Roseanne Cash; “September Song” by Bryan Ferry; “Blue September” by Al Stewart; “September When I First Met You,” by Barry White; “The Late September Dogs,” by Melissa Etheridge; and “See You In September” by The Happenings.
“For it’s a long, long while from May to December, But the days grow short when you reach September.” – Maxwell Anderson