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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014


What a concept.

A fine month indeed.

Number nine.

And it always begins with a bang.

Labor Day.

The official end of vacation time.

And beginning of school time.

September marks the end of the third quarter.

And it’s the bridge between Summer and Fall.


To warmer.

To hot.

To cooler.

To warm.

Blue sky changes hue.

Clouds cozy up.

Air feels different.

Smells different.

Sounds different.

Summer is a thing of the past.



From Latin septem, meaning “seven.”

It was originally the seventh of 10 months on the oldest known Roman calendar.

September was harvest month on Charlemagne’s calendar.

And still is in Switzerland, known as “Herbstmonat.”

In America, September is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

And German American Heritage Month begins September 15th.

Milder weather tends to prevail in September.

Breezy mornings.

Warm sunny days.

Maybe some rain.

Nothing epic.

Just an easy-chair month.

Flop-down-and-take-a-load-off month.

Kick off your shoes.

Have a cold drink.

Kids are back in school.

Holidays aren’t here yet.

Hunting season hasn’t started.

Take a break.

Take a walk.

Take a nap.

Take a drive.

Take a friend to lunch.

Or take the whole day off.

And do nuthin.’

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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