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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  – L.M. Montgomery

“My favorite color is October.”                  – Unknown

“October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.”                 – John Sinor

World Teacher Day 

 October 5

“A teacher is one who makes him/herself progressively unnecessary.” 

       – Thomas Carruthers

“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them and believe each one has something special that can be built upon.” 

               – Ann Liberman

“Sometimes the greatest PD (professional development) is the teacher down the hall.”     – Brian Aspenall

National Poetry Day  

October 8

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”        – T.S. Eliot

“Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”         

                    – June Jordan

Farmers’ Day – October 12

“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” 

            – Brenda Schoepp

“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.” 

               – Wendall Berry

Eleanor Roosevelt Born  October 11, 1884

“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”   

           – Eleanor Roosevelt

National Grouch Day 

October 15

Sign in a restaurant: “If you are grouchy, irritable or just plain mean, there will be a $10 charge for putting up with you.”

Dictionary Day  

October 16

“Dictionary, n. A malevolent literacy device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic.” 

             – Ambrose Bierce

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” 

   – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Black Poetry Day 

 October 17

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dream die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 

               – Maya Angelou

“The torture of being the unseen object, and the constantly observed subject.”  

                 – Amiri Baraka

Mothers-in-Law Day 

 October 25

“Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.” 

   – Hubert H. Humphrey

“A mother-in-law’s praise says more in a woman’s favor than anything else in the world. “  

Caroline Pafford Miller

“I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the heck off my property.’” – Joan Rivers

Halloween – October 31

“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.”– Lucy Van Pelt

“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” 

                – Linus Van Pelt

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit porch.” 

                  – Robert Brault

“Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve.”             – Ray Bradbury 

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