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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter August 5th 2011
August 05, 2011
August 4th, 2011
We want to start off this newsletter with a new milestone that we have achieved. This newsletter now has over 1,000 readers from around the world. We feel so privileged to have you as a visitor to our website and even more honored to have you subscribe to our monthly newsletter. We are always seeking ideas and advice from you our readers. Please feel free to contact us.
August starts the first step into fall, some areas of the country the kids are back into school as you read this newsletter. We do hope that all your summer plans worked out for you but if not you still have some time to get them accomplished. August, the eighth month of the year and the sixth month of the Roman calendar. The Romans called the month Sextilis, which means sixth. Eight years before Jesus was born the name of the month was changed to Augustus in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, because many of the important events in his life happened around that time of year. The Anglo-Saxons called it Weod monath, which means Weed month, because it is the month when weeds and other plants grow most rapidly. August is the busiest time for tourism, as it falls in the main school holiday of the year, the summer holidays, which lasts for six weeks for state run schools.
Important days in August:
August 1, 1779 - Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, was born.
As summer winds down and we prepare for the start of a new school year, we have linked to pages that contain sales and discounts to help you save some of your money.
Here are some articles that you will find interesting
Some humor to start the month off right.
My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "62." He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?
For more good jokes visit our humor index page.
Our wisdom quote of the month...
"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."
For more great quotes visit our
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