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October-The greatest month of the year!!

October 6, 2019
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

As we begin this great month, we all enjoy the superb fall colors that surround us before we head into the big holidays and the cold, frigid, snowy phenomenon called winter. But for now we have October, a most beautiful month of the year that includes so many treasures.

First of all, October is "Baseball Month."

The playoffs commenced this week and will continue right up to the end of the month. Nothing hardly better than that and to top it off, this might be the year of an "Official World Series." To be "Official" the New York Yankees must be in the World Series.

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Tonight they begin their quest for their 28th championship against the powerful Minnesota Twins. "Take me out to the ball game..........."

But besides being a great baseball month, October is famous for so many other things such as...

Captain Kangaroo Day was Oct. 3. How's that for an exciting start?

October is National "Eat Wiser & Better" month and coincidentally Oct. 5 was Ray Kroc's Birthday. Everyone was to at McDonalds for supper.

American Bandstand began on the 7th in 1957. It's also "Bald & Happy" day.

Here's a strange one; Oct. 9th is National Take Your Teddy Bear To Work Day. Anyone brave enough to try this one????? Come on, Mr. Speer!!

On October 14, we celebrate Columbus Day. Any plans?

Now here's a day many of you can relate to; Tuesday, October 15 is National Grouch Day! Yea, you know who you are. Don't make me mention names!!

And right after Grouch Day is National Bosses Day. Hmmmm.....coincidence?? I think not.

Bald & Happy Day, Grouch Day, Take teddy bear to work day really puts October tops of the months, but it's also National Nut Day on October 22. Enjoy, enjoy!

And on Oct. 24th, we celebrate "Bologna" or is it "Baloney" day. Remember your mom making fried baloney sandwiches on toast. Mmmm mmmmm good.

Hillary Clinton was born on the 26th in 1947 and this day is also "Make-A-Difference" day. So, what ya waiting for..........go make a difference!!!!

National "Mother-in-law" day is on the 27th. Any plans for your wonderful Mother-in-law?

And of course...........Halloween is October 31st.

Well for the most part, these are just a few reasons why October is the best month of the year. But somethin's missing!! Hmmmm, what could it be? It seems like there is a very special day for a very special guy in October but for the life of me, I can't think of it.

Seems it might be on October 21st.

A birthday perhaps of a handsome, effervescent, jovial, loveable, cute, sexy, muscular, yet very humble man. Yea, brightened the world and Chelsea on October 21st, 1951, graduated with the STC class of 1969 and writes some kind of nationally syndicated column loved and endeared my thousands, perhaps millions.

If you can think of who it is, send him a card. His address might even be 515 7th Ave. N.W. Independence, Iowa, 50644.

If not contact me at or call me at 319.327.4640 and I will relay the message to him.

Happy October & GO YANKEES!!!



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