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Homemade Cookies Day 
October 1

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” 

            Barbara Johnson

“Empty?! You took all the cookies!”

“They were crying to get out of the jar…. Cookies get claustrophobia too, you know!” Charles M. Schulz

“Early bird gets the worm. But cookie taste better than worm. So me sleep in.”  – Cookie Monster

International Day of Non-Violence 
October 2

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.”

           Mahatma Gandhi

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” 

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

World Teacher Day  
October 5

“When someone asks why someone would ever become a teacher, remind them why it’s worth it. Every job has its ups and downs, but not every job can change a life.” 


 “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.”

               Jacques Barzun

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.”

                     Lee Iacocca

 “Teachers who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, usually do.”                weareteachers

Farmers’ Day  
October 12

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. Daniel Webster

“You can make a small fortune in farming – provided you start with a large one.”  Unknown

“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed to live at least a part of their lives without a boss.”

                Wendell Berry

National Grouch Day 
October 15

“The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.” 

               Catherine Hall

“Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.”

Groucho Marx

“A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one.” 

                  Kin Hubbard

Red Ribbon Week (drug and violence prevention) 
Oct 23-31

“Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” –

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

         Benjamin Franklin

Mother-in Laws’ Day 
October 27

“You raised your son to be a responsible and loving man. I will teach our children to be the same. Thank you for being an inspiration.”

“I haven’t spoken to my mother-in-law in eighteen months. I don’t like to interrupt her.” Ken Dodd


 October 31

“The older you get, the harder it is to find someone willing to share a horse costume with you.” 


“I’d dress up as Siri for Halloween if my life didn’t already entail being asked stupid questions all day.”


“My candle was nearly burnt out, when by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open…”

                   Mary Shelley 


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