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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Morn

September is a glorious month. I have always wished my birthday was in September instead of February. When I was a child September was my favorite month because we were able to fianlly return to school after working with my Dad all summer AND because I got to pick new school clothes out of the JC Penny catalog; what a treat!

In Hinckley, they would burn the ditches in September and I loved that smell (I know, weird, huh?). I also loved as the leaves began to turn red, gold and brown and the way the sun would sift through those colors. My favorite fall chore was raking leaves and jumping in the piles (an important part of the job). That smell of the crushed, dried leaves stays with me still. I really can't explain what it is about the cooler evenings and the shorter days because I don't like winter at all, but I dearly love September.

Maybe it has something to do with harvesting the garden, picking the peaches, gathering all safely in. I enjoy the beautifully-colored jars of fruits, jams, pickles, salsa and relishes decorating my countertop before I put them away for the winter. Actually, it probably has more to do with wearing jackets and fall where's that catalog!?
P.S. I also LOVE Neil Diamond's "September Morn", it transports me to a September many years ago when my new fall clothes took me back to school in college...oh happy, happy memories.


Jason and Tiffany Corbridge said...

Georgia- You have such a darling family and I loved reading your blog tonight! I'm sorry to read about Rob and his accident and hope he gets feeling better and that everything gets worked out soon.
I loved reading your post about Dani! She is beautiful and so talented and such a sweet girl, and she always has been. I'm so glad that everything is working out so well for her :)
Anyway, you are welcome to look at my blog... it's but it's private- so if you'll send me your email address I'd love to invite you. My email address is
It was so good to see all of you at Dani's wedding reception. Your whole family is amazing and I'm so thankful that we know you :)

Margie said...

I love September too!! Your descriptions of the leaves really pulled me in. It is such a beautiful time of year! I hope you guys are doing okay...we need to catch up!