“As we turn the pages of time,
We discover hidden mysteries
And triumphs in each new chapter.”
It is so hard to believe we have turned another page in our 2014 calendar
to nearly 3/4 of the year having passed on by. The ninth month is upon us,
for some of us in this revolving world who measure months as the U.S and
other countries do in 12 month increments.
I am always amazed at how much time really does fly. Who could truly
understand and envision this concept , while young? I think so many authors
have featured this in their themes. It is true that we never realize until we get
older, we cannot stop the way it seems to speed ahead. No matter how many
times we are reminded to concentrate and told to live in the moment.
When I watched the beginning of a recent episode of “The Talk,” I was rather
surprised when they mentioned an example of how we all make mistakes.
One huge decision that Cher fought with Sonny over was the song, “I’ve Got
You Babe.” She did not like it!
Later, Cher fought with her advisor/manager over the song, If I Could Turn
Back Time.” Can you imagine what impact losing both of these songs would
not only mean on Cher’s career, but on our lives? I cannot ever think about
time marching forward relentlessly without pondering the song and its
powerful message of turning back time. That is how connected both of those
things are, songs and memories.
Turning back time, wishing to go back may remind you of the movie,
“Back to the Future” also. That iconic movie, with Christopher Lloyd and
Michael J. Fox are sure part of my personal ‘time machine.’
Moving ahead, reluctantly, into September now. . .
Birthstone: Sapphire Flower: Aster
This is Yoga Awareness Month!
Suggested by the veterans, fly your flag today for workers everywhere.
First quarter moon.
a sliver or crescent moon
6- Family camping for Boy Scouts
Picture my oldest daughter, my two grandsons, their ‘tribe’ out towards
Newark, my helping by transporting tent, camping gear and spending
the day with them. Possibly persuaded to sleep over, but unsure since
7- National Grandparents Day
All Horse Parade, Delaware, Ohio
9- September’s Full Moon
Known as either,
Full Corn Moon or
Full Harvest Moon.
“Admission Day” in California.
This is 13 years since 9/11/01.
We honor those who died and give tribute to those living who have
suffered due to loss, having lung and other health issues and those
who worked, tirelessly, sifting through the rubble to find bodies.
I will never forget the images, nor will those who were watching.
Later that same month, Herman’s Hermits came to the Delaware
County Fair. I loved and got tears when they took their traditional
British Flag off the stage and replaced it with the American flag.
Herman made a short and poignant speech, that we were all in this
together and their hearts were aching with ours. They also said to
sing and celebrate together, as those who go to ‘wakes’ do, and we all
embraced the nostalgic music carried over the waves into our hearts.
By the way, it brought me smiles to see women who had brought roses
to give to Herman’s Hermits. Nice memory and kind words spoken,
during a critical and serious time.
Delaware County Fair, 2014 runs from September 13- 20. Our part of
the Triple Crown of Harness Racing, the Little Brown Jugette will be
held on September 17 th and the Little Brown Jug will be held on Sept.
16- Independence Day, Mexico.
17- I like to feature different areas of fifty year’s celebrations. On this day,
9/17/64, the first “Bewitched” television show was shown on television.
The character, male lead, “Darren” was played by Dick York, but later,
Dick Sargent was the actor who took over the role. The female character,
a mother, wife and witch is played by Elizabeth Montgomery as “Samantha.”
The part that I enjoyed was how playful and interactive the cast was, which
included fathers, mothers and mother in law, “Endora.” The child, “Tabitha,”
when born was one of my favorite memories of this show that ran from 1964
19- POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Remembering all those who were lost, held captive, some tortured or giving
their lives for their country. This is a day we may pray for their families and
ancestors. All who were ultimately changed in their course of time.
20- International Day of Peace.
The United Nations declared this and I hope that fighting will stop, at least
on this day for calm and Peace around the World.
First Day of Autumn or Fall.
I love to get my bittersweet and pumpkin decorations out, draping some
fall colors over places, along with changing over my wardrobe from summer
24- New Moon.
At sundown, Rosh Hashanah begins through September 26th.
This is considered the Jewish New Year. It celebrates Adam and
Eve, in the Bible story.
26- The 28th Annual Ryder Cup Championships.
Golfing enthusiast will be watching this at the PGA Centenary Course. The
professional golfers will be staying in the Gleneagle Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland.
One of the mornings, I am sure, will have the gorgeous mist and fog rising off
the damp grass on the Greens, which will evoke the image of the foggy moors.
On this Sunday, we celebrate our being a good neighbor. Help out someone who
may need an extra set of hands, or just be neighborly, offer them some homemade
baked goods or fresh fruit!
My September Monthly Book Suggestion:
(In the past, I featured children’s books, which you may find in my 2013 posts.)
“Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman”
by Robert O’Connell, Random House, 432 pages.
This September makes the 150th anniversary of General William Tecumseh
Sherman’s critical capture of Atlanta during the Civil War. The biography of
this much “celebrated” legendary general is well written. The memorable
march to the sea and later the takeover of Savannah were key strategies. His
personal life, with its complications and character struggles are very intriguing.
It is always fascinating to read about historic events and get a personal slant,
from the writer’s perspective of those times. The role of general and soldier who
later became a statesman is another facet to read about in this book.
Here are some quotations to close this month of September off:
“Home is the place that’ll catch you when you fall.
And we all fall.” (Billie Letts.)
“To build a sense of trust takes risks.
You’ll never know whether the rope will hold,
Unless you take hold of it. . .
And swing out over the water.”