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Category : Monthly News from Rockin’ Rooney

02 Sep 2018

September News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy Labor Day! The first Monday of September, this year it’s the 3rd, has been designated as Labor Day. But if it’s Labor Day, why do so many people have to work while others celebrate with backyard barbecues, beach parties and other celebrations? Well, what I’ve been told by reliable sources is that the day doesn’t mean it’s a working day, but a day that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. So while some of us get to […]

06 Aug 2018

August News from Rockin’ Rooney

Wow, is it already August? What happened to summer? I knew we were getting into the last of the dogs days of summer (I’ve heard it lasts until Aug. 11), but I’m just starting to get the hang of it! I knew something was up when I kept seeing all those Back to School shopping signs! Well, since I’m a dog, I don’t put much stock in those signs since I don’t go to school, not even obedience school! I’m just […]

04 Jul 2018

July News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy 4th of July! Hope you’re doing something fun on the 4th — barbecue, picnic, beach outing, pool day, even sitting at home enjoying the birth of our country. Yup, happy 242nd birthday America! All this excitement over the 4th of July got me thinking, how did 4th of July become the day we celebrate our independence? The cynical side of me says it’s because there weren’t any other holidays in July, so they decided to add a really big one! Something bigger than, say, […]

02 Jun 2018

June News from Rockin’ Rooney

Well, it’s June, so we’re almost halfway through the year. But I’ve got to admit, and don’t take this the wrong way, but June’s kind of a boring month. Maybe because it’s between May, which had Mother’s Day and Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer, and July, which has the Fourth of July and its barbecues and fireworks. Sure, June has summer solstice on the 21st, but most people call that “It’s Finally Summer Day” because we’ve been […]

02 May 2018

May News from Rockin’ Rooney

May the 4th be with you! That was for my friends who love “Star Wars,” because May 4 is Star Wars Day all across the galaxy. I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do on Star Wars Day except watch the movies all day long (how many are there anyway?), but it sure is fun to say, “May the 4th be with you!” and see people’s reactions. By the way, did you know that the new “Star Wars” movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” […]

02 Apr 2018

April News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy Easter! And, Happy April Fool’s Day! Don’t think I’ve ever said that before. Can anyone remember the last time that’s happened? I’m sure there will be some tricks played on Easter, but my guess is that they will be a lot fewer than a regular April Fool’s Day. April 1st is also International Fun at Work Day, but you have to wait a couple more days to observe Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day on the 3rd, which […]

05 Mar 2018

March News from Rockin’ Rooney

For a month that was named after the Roman God of War, “Mars,” March sure is a hopeful and uplifting month. I mean, there’s not only the Spring Equinox or the first day of spring (the 20th), but the lively St. Patrick’s Day (March 17); Let’s Laugh Day (March 19); International Earth Day on the 20th; National Goof Off Day on the 22nd; National Puppy Day on the 23rd; and for those of you who are religiously inclined, Palm Sunday on the […]

03 Feb 2018

February News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy February! Welcome to the shortest month of the year. And since this isn’t a leap year, February has 28 days, not 29. And even though it’s the shortest month, but it’s packed with holidays and special days. Right off the bat there’s Groundhog Day on Feb. 2, when some silly, roly-poly creature crawls out of his den and if he sees his shadow (which means the sun is shining) he goes back into his den to sleep for six […]

01 Jan 2018

January News from Rockin’ Rooney

Happy New Year! We made it! Last year certainly was an exciting year. Or maybe exciting isn’t the right word. Complicated? Chaotic? Eventful? Strange? All of those and more, probably. Well, it’s a new year, so let’s just start over shall we? Fresh new start for everyone! I don’t usually do the whole New Year’s resolutions thing, but if I did, they would be along the lines of eat less, sleep more, go on more walks, be nicer to my […]

03 Dec 2017

December News from Rockin’ Rooney

Wow, can you believe it, we made it to the last month of the year?! This has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I don’t know much about what’s going on these days, but people seem a little more animated, more wound up for some reason. I hope for the holiday season everyone can calm down, enjoy the season and the blessings they have and remember it’s the season of giving. There are two more holidays left in the year, […]