Thursday, October 1, 2020

Brett’s Monthly and a Pig

It’s that time of the month again, a new month when I post the list of bizarre, unique and special days sent to me by Brett B. 

Brett’s list appears below and you can click on the daily ones to expand. 

Thanks, Brett. 


  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Week 1 Get Organized Week
  • Week 1 Customer Service Week
  • Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
  • Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
  • 14 - 20 Earth Sciences Week
  • Week 3 Pastoral Care Week


October, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

October 1

 Chinese Moon Festival - date varies

International Coffee Day

International Day for the Elderly

National Homemade Cookies Day

World Vegetarian Day

October 2

National Custodial Worker Day

Name Your Car Day

World Farm Animals Day

World Smile Day first Friday of month

October 3

International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month

National Boyfriends Day

Techies Day

Virus Appreciation Day

World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month

October 4

National Golf Day

National Frappe Day

Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

October 5

Do Something Nice Day

World Teacher's Day

October 6

Come and Take it Day

Mad Hatter Day

Physician Assistant Day

October 7

Bald and Free Day

International Walk to School Day

 National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October

October 8

American Touch Tag Day

Yom Kippur, date varies

October 9

Curious Events Day

Fire Prevention Day

Leif Erikson Day

Moldy Cheese Day

World Egg Day  - second Friday of month

 October 10

International Newspaper Carrier Day

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Motorcycle Ride Day -  second Saturday in October

October 11

It's My Party Day

October 12

Columbus Day - second Monday of month

Cookbook Launch Day

Indigenous People Day - second Monday in October

Old Farmer's Day

Moment of Frustration Day

National Gumbo Day

October 13

International Skeptics Day

Sukkot, at sundown, date varies

October 14

Be Bald and Free Day

 Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month

National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two

National Fossil Day - date varies

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - date varies

Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

October 15

 White Cane Safety Day

October 16

Bosses Day

Dictionary Day

October 17

National Pasta Day

Sweetest Day - third Saturday of month

Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18

National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

No Beard Day

October 19

Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20

Brandied Fruit Day

International Chefs Day    

U.K. National Waiters Day

October 21

Babbling Day

Count Your Buttons Day

International Nacho Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.

October 22

National Nut Day

October 23

National Mole Day

TV Talk Show Host Day

October 24

Make a Difference Day-  fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors

National Bologna Day

United Nations Day  

October 25

International Artist Day

Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October

Punk for a Day Day

World Opera Day

World Pasta Day

October 26

National Mincemeat Day

October 27

Black Cat Day

National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.

Navy Day

October 28

Plush Animal Lover's Day    

October 29

Hermit Day

National Frankenstein Day

October 30

Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October

National Candy Corn Day

Mischief Night

October 31

Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here


Increase Your Psychic Powers Day___


Thinking about October brought to mind an old song that starts off about an October evening.  It’s called “The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away”, these are the lyrics: 

One evening in October 
When I was about one-third sober 
And was taking home a load with manly pride 
My poor feet began to stutter 
So I lay down in the gutter 
And a pig came up and lay down by my side 

Then we sang "It's All Fair Weather" 
And "Good Fellows Get Together" 
Till a lady passing by was heard to say 
She says, "You can tell a man who boozes 
By the company he chooses" 
And the pig got up and slowly walked away 

Yes, the pig got up and slowly walked away 
Slowly walked away, slowly walked away 
Yes, the pig got up and he turned and winked at me 
As he slowly walked away 

I also well remember 
One evening in November 
When I was creeping home at break of day 
For in my exhilaration 
I engaged in conversation 
With a cab-horse, right on the corner of Broadway 

I was filled up to the eyeballs 
With a flock of gin and highballs 
So I whispered to the cab-horse old and grey 
I says, "It's these all-night homeward marches 
That gave us both our fallen arches." 
And the old horse laughed and slowly walked away 

Yes, the old horse laughed and slowly walked away 
Slowly walked away, he slowly walked away 
And the old horse laughed and he turned and winked at me 
As he slowly walked away 
As he slowly walked away 

Hear Frank Crumit perform it in this 1934 recording: 

Some alternate verses: 

She said "What a lofely fella", 
Poked the pig with her umbrella 
Then she looked at me awhile and whispered 
"Say, ay tank dis iss hees brudder" 
At my side I felt a shudder 
And the pig got up and slowly walked away 

One morning Pat O'Reilly 
Said to his missus, shyly 
Tonight some friends of mine are dining here 
Said his wife, who comes from Bantree 
"There is nothing in the pantry" 
And the family pig collapsed in mortal fear 

Mrs.Pat said "What the dickens, 
I can kill a pair of chickens, 
Or would pork and sage and onions be ok?" 
"Are these friends some men I'm knowin'?" 
Pat said "Isaac, Stein and Cohen" 
And the pig got up and slowly walked away

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