QUOTE OF THE DAY
October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.- Henry David Thoreau
October is here. The tenth month of the year has arrived. October is not my favourite month, but I have to say there is much I like about it. Here is a list of some of the things I enjoy about October.
1. The splendour of the leaves changing colour.
2. Thanksgiving Day in Canada – the second Monday in October
3. The October Classic – It is World Series time.
4. Halloween, pumpkins and pumpkin pie
5. The hunter’s moon – the first full moon after the harvest moon
What do I dislike about October?
I dislike the fact that there is less daylight in the evening.
Julia Roberts, Alfred Nobel, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Bill Gates and Julie Andrews were all born in the month of October. However, it is Julie Andrews who celebrates a birthday today. She was was born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1, 1935 at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Yes folks, Mary Poppins is 75 years old.
Note : If you were born in October, your birthstone is opal.
FOCUS ON CANADA
Statistics Canada reports that Canada’s population has surpassed 34 million.
” As of July 1, Canada's population was estimated at 34,108,800, up 120,800 or 0.36% from April 1, 2010. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba posted the highest rates of population growth among the provinces.”
RIDDLE ME THIS
When is a door not a door?
Answer : When it is ajar.
What a night for the Toronto Blue Jays! They trounced the Minnesota Twins by a score of 13-2. Jose Bautista broke out of his five-game slump. Boy, did he ever! Bautista hit 2 home runs – a grand slam and a solo homer. He now has 54 home runs this season.