Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Interesting Facts about February

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February is:  American Heart Month, Black History Month, Canned Food Month, Great American Pie Month, National Cherry Month, Potato Lover’s Month and National Grapefruit Month.

FEBRUARY:  birthstone:  Amethyst

                 flower:  Violet or Primrose

 

Each Day is Special:

1st:  National Freedom Day

2nd:  Ground Hog Day

3rd:  They Day the Music Died ( Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plan crash in 1959.)

4th:  Thank a Mailman Day

5th:  National Weatherman’s Day

6th:  Lame Duck Day

7th:  Send a Card to a Friend Day

8th:  Boy Scout Day

9th:  Toothache Day

10th:  Umbrella Day

11th:  Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

12th:  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

13th:  Clean out your Computer Day

14th:  Valentine’s Day

15th:  National Gum Drop Day

16th:  Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17th:  Random Acts of Kindness Day

18th:  National Battery Day

19th:  National Chocolate Mint Day

20th:  Cherry Pie Day & President’s Day

21st:  Love Your Pet Day

22nd:  George Washington’s Birthday & Be Humble Day

23rd:  Banana Bread Day

24th:  National Tortilla Chip Day

25th:  Pistol Patent Day

26th:  National Pistachio Day

27th:  No Brainer Day

28th:  National Tooth Fairy Day

29th:  Leap Day – 2012, once every four years

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A Valentine

With my pretty dress and ribbon, and new shoes that brightly shine, Don’t you think I look nice enough to be somebody’s Valentine?

Some “old” Valentine greetings:

Keep this token I send today, Till your sight is dim and your hair is grey.

Your cheeks are red and your eyes are blue; That’s one reason I am fond of you.

Others with their ready tongues may be more out-spoken, but my ever faithful love Is sent you in this token.

I send you a friendly greeting upon St. Valentine’s Day; May all your days be happy and success attend your way. 

February Poem:

Though February storms may rage, And chilling winds may blow, A sunny smile or two from you, will set my heart aglow.

LEAP YEAR:

In order to keep in line with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun, an extra day is added every 4 years to the month of February.  Folklore states that on a leap year, a young lady may ask a young man to marry her.  If he refuses to accept her engagement, he was obligated to pay her with a give of 12 gloves.  Legend say that the gift of gloves would hide her hand from not having an engagement ring and therefore cause her less embarrassment from the refusal. 

For those with a birthday on a leap year, their parents have the option of selecting the day to be either February 28 or March 1.

PRESIDENT’S DAY:  American’s celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays together on the 3rd Monday in February – a holiday called President’s Day. 

I hope you enjoyed these facts about February!

Blessings from Wisconsin. 

 

 

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1 comment:

TexWisGirl said...

dang! i missed 'clean out your computer' day!