Some things about the new year just never get old. And one of those is the idea of flipping that first page over in a brand new calendar. There is something exciting about looking to see on which days of the week certain holidays fall.

Some things about the new year just never get old. And one of those is the idea of flipping that first page over in a brand new calendar. There is something exciting about looking to see on which days of the week certain holidays fall.


This year the cutest little girl in the world (in my humble opinion) will turn six on a cold Thursday. Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) falls on a Sunday this year. That little bugger better not predict a long winter.


It has been bad enough already. I want a prediction of an early and warm spring with plenty of rain. St. Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which will be good for local eateries I would think. People can celebrate all weekend long. St. Patrick’s Day, I am sorry to say, falls on a Monday this year. Now where is the fun in that?


The first day of spring (a holiday in my book) falls on a Thursday, and is listed as March 20 in the calendar. I hope it isn’t late in real life. Easter Sunday is the third week in April this year. The first day of summer (another holiday in my book) is on a Saturday, June 21). The Fourth of July is on a Friday this week. What fun. My mom’s birthday is on the 2nd and mine is on the 9th, so we pretty much celebrate that entire week. My little niece thinks all of those fireworks are for her grandmother, and I am not going to do anything to disabuse her of that idea any time soon. Her grandmother is worthy of some high flying celebrations to be sure.


The first day of autumn is on a Monday (Sept. 22), but that isn’t a real problem. I will probably just arrange to work the last weekend of summer and then have the first day of fall off. Halloween, the sweetest holiday of the year, falls on a Friday this year. Children the country over will likely celebrate all weekend long. And just think, their parents won’t have to get them out of bed early the next day for school. When one is a child, can there be anything better than a Halloween that falls on the weekend?


The only thing better would be Christmas on a Friday. Unfortunately Christmas this year is on Thursday, but that doesn’t matter much since most folks get the day off either way. I hope all of your 2014 holidays are happy.



Happy birthday Monday to Linda Dixon of Whitewright; Aniya Galloway and Makaliah Galloway, both of Denison; Susan Lee Franklin and Lisa K. Paylor, both of Sherman; Richard McCracken of Bells; Gary Matter of Longview; Veronica Polk of Sherman; twins, Jacob and Hannah Taylor of Van Alstyne.


Happy anniversary to Jerry and Francina DeHorney, of Denison, 45 years; Alan and Dana Elk of Denison, 24 years.