It’s that time of the month again, readers, the beginning of a new month when Brett sends his list of bizarre, unique and special days. Thanks, Brett.
First, some September trivia and items, followed by Brett’s Monthly.
Stay safe in these strange times.
Some September items. . .
Caution, some risque humour included.
I hate that SEPTember, OCTober, NOVember, and DECember aren't the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months......
Whoever screwed this up should be stabbed!
Actually, the name of the ninth month of the year – September – comes from the old Roman word “septem”, meaning “seven”, because in the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.
The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god of the fire and forge – Vulcan. Therefore, they expected fires, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in this month.
Oops, wrong Vulcan. Let’s try another . . .
Yep, that’s better
In many parts of the world, September is the first month of autumn and it is associated with the beginning of school.
What happens when Winter arrives?
In Oz the first day of September is also the first day of Spring.
An old Italian man lived alone in the country. It was Spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden, as he had done every year, but it was very hard work for the aging man as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was currently in prison.
The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If only you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
A few days later, he received a letter from his son:
Not for nothing, but don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the stuff from my last couple jobs.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived at the old man's house and dug up the entire area. However, they didn't find any bodies, so they apologized to the old man and left.
The next week, the old man received another letter from his son.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22).
The birthstone for September is the sapphire, which is said to reduce inflammation, treat fever and act as a lucky charm for the person wearing it. The sapphire, present in almost every colour (rich blue, pink, yellow, green etc.), symbolizes intuition, clarity of thought, peacefulness, as well as loyalty and trust.
A sapphire joke . . .
A musician walks into a bar and orders a drink.
The bartender asks "Why the long face?"
"I play flute in a travelling orchestra" he said. "Last month, we played for the Ottoman Sultan. He liked our performance and ordered to fill our instruments with sapphires. The cello got 1000 sapphires in, the drum got 2000 sapphires in, this piece of trash didn't get even one in.
Last week, we played for the German Kaiser, and he also liked our performance and ordered to fill our instruments with gold. Cello got 2000 coins in, drum got 4000 coins in, this piece of trash didn't get even one in.
Yesterday, we played for the Russian Czar, he said we are playing out of tune and ordered us to shove our instruments up our arses. The drum didn't get in, the cello didn't get in, this piece of trash went in all the way to B Flat!"
Brett's Monthly . . .
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- Baby Safety Month
- Chicken Month
- Better Breakfast Month
- Classical Music Month
- Fall Hat Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Honey Month
- International Square Dancing Month
- Little League Month
- National Blueberry Popsicle Month
- National Courtesy Month
- National Piano Month
- Self Improvement Month
- National Sewing Month
- National Indoor Plant Week - third week of month
September, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
National Tailgating Day - first Saturday of September
World Beard Day - first Saturday of September
Labor Day First Monday of month
National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?
National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July
Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September
Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.
Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown, date varies
International Red Panda Bear Day - Third Saturday in September
Oktoberfest begins in Germany - date varies
National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
Wife Appreciation Day - third Sunday in September
Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! - date varies
UK's National Fitness Day - Date in September varies each year.
Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
National Hunting and Fishing Day - Fourth Saturday in September
Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days)
National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month