December is recognized for more than just Christmas. It is also, Quince and Watermelon Month, National Tie Month and Bingo’s Birthday Month. Let me assure you, I’m not kidding. I thought it would be fun to write a post on these important remembrances.
So, here goes….
I honestly didn’t even know what “quince” was, but then I have never made my own jam or jellies. I see the kids at StarShine using Wikipedia and figured I would give it a try. Here is what I found out, “quince is a tart fruit that needs to be cooked before eating. It is mostly used to make jams and jellies and the quince taste is somewhere between an apple and a pear.”
As far as watermelon goes, I’ll only say I have probably never eaten watermelon in December.
National Tie Month makes a little more sense to me since many men receive neckties for Christmas. This reminds me of a wonderful volunteer we had, a year or so ago, who formed a High School Boys Etiquette Club. At one of his meetings, he taught the boys how to tie a necktie and even had a contest to see who could tie a tie the fastest.
I can’t get real excited about December being Bingo’s Birthday. That is probably because I have never won a bingo game in my life.
I do not know who decides these silly designations.
I do know that December is all about Christmas to me. I also know that sharing Christmas with the wonderful kids at StarShine Academy is much better than Bingo, Quince, Watermelon and Neckties.
By Lois Jamieson
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