June–The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 19, 2021 - Features, The Big 60 - No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

No, not Christmas. While I enjoy the holiday season and the annual appearance of Santa Claus, more and more the cold weather during Christmastime is like the Carpenter’s rainy days and Mondays–it always gets me down. I am tired of dressing like a Canadian arctic explorer, scraping the ice off my windows, freezing my keister off during the middle of the day, and wondering why I don’t play reindeer games with Rudolph and his buddies in a tropical clime.

Instead, it is June.

Usually, the weather during June is like the Baby Bear’s porridge–not too hot, not too cold. I am glad I can wear short sleeved shirts rather than parkas and ski hats. I am equally glad that I don’t have to worry about blizzards, ice storms, and shoveling sidewalks like I do during the winter months.

June is a time for high school graduations (college graduations occur a month earlier), Father’s Day, Juneteenth, countless festivals, the opening of amusement parks and swimming pools in cold weather states, the NBA and the NHL playoffs, the US Open, the Belmont Stakes, major league baseball games, Beach Boys music, surfer girls and boys, summer camps, and weenie and s’more roasts over an open fire.

And it is time of my birthday.

I am quite pleased having a birthday in June. I feel it is like having my own Christmas without all the hoopla, the freezing weather, and the tacky department store decorations. True, I am disappointed not having Santa giving me my presents but I know he is too busy at the North Pole working on gifts for children of all ages at the North Pole.

While Carousel is perhaps best remembered for the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (it is the anthem of the Liverpool Football [soccer] Club and was sung at the end of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethons), it also had another song entitled “June is Bustin’ Out All Over”. I am glad June is now bustin’ out all over. It is a time for rest, relaxation, and celebrating before the arrival of the dog days of summer and the doggedly cold days of winter.

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

I enjoy having a June swoon during June.

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