Around the Town
and Happy Birthday to Mike Taylor of Lock Haven, 64… Sharon Stover, 70.
to Jake and Kalena Walters.
Word of the Day
Trousseau — The possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage.
Quote of the Day
“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”
— Charles Chaplin
Fun Trivia Facts About January
It’s named after the god of transitions — January was named after the Roman god Janus, who ruled over beginning and transitions. He’s a bit two-faced…literally. He’s often depicted as having two faces — one that looks forward and one that looks to the past. Kind of poetic, right?
January’s Birthstone — Red Garnet is the month’s birthstone.
Official flower of January –The Dianthus caryophyllus is one of two flowers recognizes as the official birth-month flower. It comes in many beautiful colors, and is the ancestor to the Carnation. In fact, most people just call it a Carnation now. Fancier Latin names are always prettier, though!
It’s Donate Blood Month — While donating blood is important every month, January has the pleasure of being National Donate Blood month, so get out to your nearest Red Cross donation site and give the gift of life.
January is the coldest month! — Although global warming and climate changes may have bumped it out of first place in recent years, if you look at the average temperatures over all the years on record, January is considered the coldest month in the Northern hemisphere. Not in the southern, though, where Australians are currently wearing bikinis and taking their family photos on the beach.