Morning of September 1, 2008, I had this child-ish joy and excitement in me, when I heard “Christmas in Our Hearts” played on the radio. I was like a little kid looking upon a Christmas stocking morning after morning believing that Santa do existed. The cool, breezy weather, as an effect of typhoon in some parts of Luzon, or our office’s thermostat set to the coolest perhaps (just kidding), is so Yuletide. That’s how “ber” months excites me to start Christmas countdown this early.
Anyway, with September as the beginning of the ber months as they quoted, I felt quite curios about just anything-under-the-sun stuff about this S month. With some realizations and a click or two, I was able to gather these things in random:
- September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. – We’ve learned this when we were in grade school.
- In Latin, septem means “seven” and septimus means “seventh”; September was in fact the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 153 BC.
- This one’s cool: September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the amount of days in the week). – I didn’t notice that before! Cool!
- September’s birthstone is the sapphire.
- September’s flower is the aster or morning glory.
- National Grand Parents’ Day falls in September. – Honor thy lolos and lolas.
- Coordinated attacks result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, destruction of the western portion of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and an unplanned passenger airliner crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, which happened after airplane passengers fought back on the plane. In total, 2,974 people are killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. – It was a dreadful event in our history.
- Summer in the US ends at the Labor Day weekend, the first Monday in September, hence, the fall falls.
- Some September songs:
Trying your best
Each hour of the day,
Making new friends,
Being good as you can
Reading books with a friend.”
– Boni Fulgham
- Today is Wonderful Weirdos Day. – It’s time to acknowledge everyone’s weirdness, and strange and awkward quirks.
- September 6, 1959 was when Mattel’s Barbie goes on sale. – The world’s most popular doll was made known to our moms who were li’l girls on that date.
- Sept. 21, 1937: J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” Debuts. – I never knew that Tolkien’s tale is as old as that. Nice one!
- My Christmas countdown begins.
- It’s three months before Xmas.
- My work regularization will take place on the 12th.
- September is the 9th month of the year.
- A nine-letter word. – Whatever!
- First month of the year that has a ber suffix.
- The month before October Fest. – Kudos to beer companies!! Be ready to produce millions of cans and bottles and barrels.
“September” by Earth Wind and Fire
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day
“See You In September” by Shelley Fabares
“When Summer is Gone” by Gary Lewis and the Playboys
“September Songs” by Frank Sinatra
I’d be happy to learn more. Hope you’ll drop by and add just anythin’ in my list.