July! We have passed the halfway mark of 2012. Before you know it……..Christmas! Ok, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s enjoy July and all of the months in between. 🙂
What’s notable about July?
One of our frequently used sayings in our family growing up was “knee high by the 4th of July.” We were seed corn farmers and the old “knee high” adage meant that if your corn reached the height of your knee by the 4th of July, your crop was right where it was suppose to be and you would have a good yield and a good year! Here is wishing a bountiful growing season for all of the farmers out there.
The most notable thing for those of us in the United States would probably be the celebration of Independence Day, commonly known as the 4th of July commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts and baseball all culminating in a magnificent display of fireworks in the evening.
For our neighbors to the north, July 1st is Canada Day. It is a holiday “celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867, in Canada), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.” My understanding is that it is celebrated much the same as the 4th of July is celebrated in the U.S.
What are your plans for these holidays?
And if the above celebrations don’t give you a good enough reason to love July, how about the fact that it is National Blueberry Month, Ice Cream Month and Hot Dog Month? Sounds to me like that would seal the deal!
In the meantime, Happy Birthday to all of our July birthdays! Let us know in the comment section if you have a birthday or anniversary this month so we can help celebrate it with you and wish you a Happy Birthday on our brand new marquee on the top of the home page here at Imperfect Women. Open Discussion as always!