I’M JUST CURIOUS: Those crazy November “holidays”

by Debbie Walker

It is almost over, all these holiday reminders. Hope you have found some new holidays to look forward to, let me know the special ones to you.

Nov 2: Book Lover Day – This should be my birthday! It is a day for finding a comfy seat either in the sun or shade, depending on your liking. Find that place to relax with a good book.

Nov. 3: Housewife Day – Thank all the ladies who stay home and tend to the house and family. It was the way of things some years ago when one income could support a family. The “good ole days.”

Nov. 6: Marooned Without a Compass Day – I would say the GPS has changed things for some of the compass carrying folks. When I drove to Ohio the first time my 28-year-old granddaughter said, “Nana, how did you find your way to Steve’s with no GPS? I introduced her to the Atlas and Compass. And they don’t need batteries nor Wi-fi!”

Nov. 7: National Men Make Dinner Day – This is to give the ladies a break from some daily chores. (This includes cleaning dirty dishes, clean off table and sweep the floor). It is also to encourage men who don’t know how to cook to learn!!

Nov. 8: Chaos Never Dies Day – If you think your life is chaotic today, just wait until the holiday season arrives!

Nov. 11: Veterans Day – It is to honor all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly. Thank you all.

Happy Birthday Brother Blake. Rest in Peace.

Nov. 13: Sadie Hawkins Day – Do you remember Al Capp’s “L’il Abner Cartoon”? Sadie Hawkins Day started because the Mayor of Dogpatch wanted to marry off a daughter. The only way this girl was going to get a guy was by catching him in a race! Catch him and he must marry you!

Nov. 15: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – Use this day to clean out the refrigerator from top to bottom. Use the old saying for your guide: “When in doubt, throw it out’!

Nov. 20: Absurdity Day – Celebrate this in an absurd manner. Find things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. Have a wonderful, mind boggling and absurd day!

Nov. 27: Pins and Needles Day – This was the name of a pro-Labor play on Broadway on this day in 1937. This is a “Pins and Needles” Day when you are waiting for a special event. Relax and enjoy!

Nov. 29: Buy Nothing Day – On the day after Thanksgiving in recent years, people have celebrated the day by insane shopping for Christmas. Buy Nothing Day is to promote a little bit less craziness and a few less gifts to celebrate the Christmas holidays. We have gone crazy in debt for this holiday.

Nov. 30: Stay at Home Because You are Well Day – Celebrate this with caution. Your job may depend on it. Good Luck

I’m just curious which holidays you will choose to celebrate. Let me know how you did, please. This information came from a website called Holiday Insights. I hope you enjoyed the column. Contact me at dwdaffy@yahoo.com.


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