Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sadie Hawkins Day

Did you know that February 29th is not only a day that comes along every four years but also Sadie Hawkins day too! OK So Sadie Hawkins day is out of the comic strip 'Lil Abner. It actually made it's debut sometime in Nov 1937. Sadie Hawkins day is not suppose to be announced before hand so the 'fellers don't know it is coming.
Grandma Mary put on a Sadie Hawkins dance for her community on leap day this past Friday. Did y'all celebrate this day?

Ofcourse Grandma Mary knows how to throw a fun dance - this was done Hill Billy style!

Gunny sack races!

For those of you not familiar with the Lil Abner comic strip or Sadie Hawkins here is a bit of info on it:

Sadie Hawkins Day was a day-long event in Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner observed in the United States on the Saturday that follows November 9, named after Sadie Hawkins, "the homeliest gal in all them hills." Each year on Sadie Hawkins Day, the unmarried women of Dogpatch pursued the single men. If a woman caught a man and dragged him back to the starting line by sundown, he had to marry her.

All 3 kids having fun... yes D got into it too.. you can't say no to Grandma Mary!

They had lots of games and prizes, this was the 3 legged race - John being a little more coordinated than Josie was dragging Josie when she fell down. Got to love big brothers!

Love this pic of John in the gunny sack... love the face.

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