December 2011

It’s 2011;  December is here,

Nearing the end of an interesting year,

Snow storms, tornadoes, cicadas and more,

I can’t help but wonder what else is in store.

December is Bingo’s birthday month. It was invented and manufactured first in 1929 by Edwin S. Lowe (no relation). It is also Safe Toys and Gifts Month, which is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America.

Rosa Parks Day, Dec. 1st, commemorates the anniversary of her arrest in Montgomery, AL for refusing to give up her seat and move to the back of a municipal bus. You can read about it in a wonderful book written by author
Faith Ringgold. If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.

And speaking of basketball, not only will basketball be commencing this month on Christmas Day, it marks the month in which it originally commenced way back in 1891. Basketball was actually invented at a YMCA training college by one James Naismith. He reportedly affixed peach baskets on the wall and gave out soccer balls for the students to them into.

December is also host to Human Rights Week (end of first, beginning of the second week) and Tell Someone They’re Doing a Good Job Week (second full week.)

I’m sure there is something else…I just can’t place it…


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