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Pick your day!
Pam Waters

This first edition of September 1, 2022, marks another month of observances, and if you can think it, a day has probably been created for it.

Sept. 1 is noted with four special days, but National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day is probably the most confusing. Why have a day to celebrate the absence of common sense or reasonableness, but Sept. 1 is that day.

Sept. 2 celebrates National Blueberry Popsicle Day, and that sounds refreshing in itself, and probably was started by a blueberry growing area.   The day is also known as National College Colors Day, the Friday before Labor Day, and maybe a day that we could take off to make that Labor Day weekend into an extra long four-day weekend.  Even though this day is also known as Lazy Mom’s Day, I don’t think many moms really get a day off, especially when they have children at home.  Most of us have to escape somewhere else to get a much deserved break.

Sept. 3 celebrates World Beard Day, the first Saturday in September, and go for it, if that beard rocks your boat, but I think just how uncomfortable it would be; your significant other might not be in favor of it either.  Men, I guess it saves times most mornings on shaving.

Sept. 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day, and these nuts are quite tasty. Ah, National Newspaper Carrier Day, but you don’t see many of those.  I certainly appreciate my Savannah Morning News at my back door every morning (except Saturdays, which they have recently eliminated). Hats off to our newspaper carriers, Brenda and Wally Beecher.

Sept. 5 this year is Labor Day, which always is observed the first Monday in September.  Most of us welcome this holiday, which, to many of us, signifies the end of summer.  We probably think that way, since many decades ago, as students, we did not start the new school year until the Tuesday after Labor Day. Note this year, Tattnall schools started August 1.  However, more holidays/breaks are interspersed throughout the year, helping teachers to keep their sanity.

Now, Sept. 6 is my day, National Read a Book Day, and I could be locked in a room with books surrounding me and read to my eyeballs fell out.  What bliss!

Sept. 7 is Grateful Patient Day, and we should all be thankful for the medical facilities and services that are available to us. National Neither Snow nor Rain Day is another observance, but although we do not have to worry about the snow, we could use a little more rain.

Sept. 8 is National Ampersand Day, which is this symbol, “&”, that is often used in business logos/names in place of the “and.”

National School Picture Day is the second Thursday in September, so Sept. 8 for this year.  Yes, most of our school children are having their school pictures made in September.

Sept. 9 is Care Bears Share Your Care Day and National Teddy Bear Day, and we could all use a little more tender care, on the receiving and giving ends.  What better way than with a teddy bear!

Sept. 10 is National Swap Ideas Day, and two heads thinking and even three are better than just one.

Sept. 11 will never be forgotten by our generation, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, which remembers the thousands who lost their lives in the airplane terrorist bombing of the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001.

National Grandparents’ Day is observed the Sunday after Labor Day, and let’s give a “shout out” to all those grandparents who are continuing “to parent” their children’s children in multiple ways.

Sept. 12 is National Day of Encouragement and National Chocolate Milkshake Day, both worthwhile observances, and add Hug & High 5 Day to it.

Sept. 13 is National Bald is Beautiful Day, and this is a good one.  I have never understood why some men are so touchy about losing their hair.  Hair does not define one, especially when there are so many attributes that dominate an attractiveness of a male, such as kindness, courtesy, and a loving generosity.

Sept. 14 is National Cream Filled Donut Day, and hooray for this one, and all those who participated in the Tattnall County High School FBLA fundraiser that included sales of Krispy Kreme donuts, especially those yummy cream-filled donuts.  National Parents Day Off Day is just a dream, however, since parents never really have a day off of concern over their children.

Sept. 15 is National Neonatal Nurses Day, and many a mother can be thankful for these nurses. National Tackle Kids Cancer Day is one that we should all consider by donating in some way.

Sept. 16, yet another day related to food, and I know I shouldn’t have written this so close to supper.  National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day and  Guacamole Day are observed Sept. 16. National POW-MIA Recognition Day is the third Friday in September, and a day we should remember, all the soldiers who have suffered and the many who never came home.

Here it is again, Sept. 17, more food recognitions, National Apple Dumpling Day, yum!  Remember that Sept. 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and be proud that you are an American.  National Cleanup Day is the third Saturday in September, so tackle some of that cleaning you have put off for months or years.

Sept. 18 is the Air Force Birthday and also Cheeseburger Day.  Hey, don’t forget that the third Sunday in September is Wife Appreciation Day, hooray!

We will skip a few days now, but National Girls’ Night sounds interesting for Sept. 22, as it is also National White Chocolate Day.

Sept. 23 has a slew of observances, such as Great American Pot Pie Day, and I can remember eating those as a child, and still buy a few today, especially temping on a cold night with several slices of cheese toast.

Sept. 24 is National Punctuation Day, and I love this one, because I am a punctuation nut, even making sure my texts have correct punctuation.

Sept. 25 is Math Storytelling Day, and those math word problems have always been a challenge, so I might avoid this day.  It is also Daughter’s Day, so we can celebrate something, Dixie, that day.

Sept. 26, almost to the end here, with National Pancake Day and even Shamu the Whale Day, now how did that whale score a day.  National Family Day is the fourth Monday in September, so let’s get together.

Sept. 27, is National Day of Forgiveness, and one that we could all probably use in one of our relationships.  

Sept. 28 is National Good Neighbor Day, so be a good neighbor, like Mr. Rogers.

Here we are ending the month, with Sept. 29 National Coffee Day, so most could not do without their java each day, and it is VFW Day, too.  And, also, we are here on Sept. 30, National Chewing Gum Day, on which I will not comment, since I am always reminding people when I am taking their photo not to chew their gum. (My mother always told me that when I was chewing gum that my mouth looked like a cement mixer, so I seldom chew gum now, remembering her words.) Yes, and National Mud Pack Day, is also Sept. 30, and rounds out the month with some fun!