Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 2013 Trivia

Fall in the Carolinas
Fall in the Carolinas

Have you ever looked at October as an ending?  I mean, October is when the leaves start falling off the trees, it starts getting cold and the days get much shorter.

I used to think of October as sort of a beginning and ending in the same breath.  Yes, those things I've mentioned do happen but it's also a time for gathering.  We harvest our gardens, clean up in preparation for next year, and get ready for all the holiday festivities.

October is also a time for reflection, walks through leaf fallen paths, pumpkin carving, re-connecting with oneself, entering into a world of make believe if only for one night.

School has been in session for about a month; here are a couple quizes to get you into the spirit of the month:

History Lesson

1. October was considered the eighth month in what calendar?
     a. Ancient Roman
     b. Ancient Greek
     c. Catholic
     d. Chinese

2. What is the name for the October full moon?
     a. Hunter's Moon
     b. Hooligan Moon
     c. Winmonath Moon
     d. October Moon

3. In what month does Oktoberfest begin in Germany?
     a. October
     b. September
     c. November
     d. August

4. Why did Benjamin Franklin want Daylight Savings Time?
     a. Children could attend school during the light
     b. Farmers could work longer
     c. He received the idea through a dream
     d. Economize the use of candles

5.  What is the flower for the month of October?
     a. Forget me Not
     b. Carnation
     c. Calendula
     d. Daisy

Unscramble

  1. CRESOCWAR
  2. PNUKPIM
  3. VATSLIFE
  4. TSMUCSOE
  5. VSAHTER

Did you know that hairspray does more than keep your hair in place?
  • You can keep your pumpkins shiny by spraying them with hairspray.
  • Spraying your holiday wreath will keep it looking fresh longer.
  • One more thing hairspray can do is remove hair dye from a shirt or towel.  Spray the fresh stain really well, allow to sit, then launder.


P.S., Here are the answers to the quizes above.
History:   1.  a. Ancient Roman    2.  a. Hunter's Moon    3.  b. September    4.  d. Economize the use of candles    5.  c. Calendula
Scramble: 1. SCARECROW  2. PUMPKIN  3. FESTIVAL  4. COSTUMES  5. HARVEST

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