Will I see you in September?” A musical question posed in 1959 by a barely remembered group, “The Tempos.”
If you plan to see a particular someone during September, you need to get a move on, because “the days dwindle down to a precious few.”
In Arkansas, the September weather has been pleasantly mild — sometimes more like October. We’ve had a few days of needed rain but mostly crisp mornings and sunny warm afternoons. High School football season has gained momentum. Children practice soccer on every open field in town. Christmas decorations grace the shelves at Wal-Mart and the dollar stores.
During the past month there were opportunities to recognize special days. The first day of Autumn. Grandparents Day. Step-family Day. Bring Your Manners to Work Day. And we can still take part in Ask A Stupid Question Day on Tuesday, September 30.
We can be thankful for the invention of the ATM machine, safety pin, band-aid and ice cream cone, all happening during this month. As well as the birth of Buddy Holly (1936) and the death of Princess Diana (1997).
For us, in our large extended family, this month included a baby shower — a happy occasion to welcome a new family member expected in November. It also brought a wake — a farewell to a young man who left us too soon. Such is life in a big family.
And so, we move on to October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fire Prevention Week, Homemade Cookies Day. Days to honor Christopher Columbus and Little Orphan Annie. Then soon, soon, the Autumn leaves will begin to fall.