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Fun Facts | August

August 11, 2014

Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children. Gladwyne PA 


If you, like me, are feeling like summer is starting to end before it even began, take heart. Here are some fun facts for August:

August 2014 has:

  • 5 Fridays
  • 5 Saturdays
  • 5 Sundays

This occurs once every 823 years.

The last time this occurred was 1191.

So enjoy. Drink in the soft loveliness of August a little longer, she will wait for you.



The largest seagull I have ever laid eyes on. I swear it was the size of a pug. Okay maybe larger.

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It reminded me of the poem “The Fish” and I thought he would be a great character in a children’s book. Look at that face! Which is why I took the picture. PS I call dibs. No idea poaching!


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  1. Celeste Won

      on August 13, 2014 9:40 am

    Hey MK! Thanks for the photo and poem. I loved it and was reminded of Annie Dillard’s “Living Like Weasels”. Sometimes you get a glimpse of what it might be like for another species…good luck on your book idea! Hugs, C


  2. Marykate

      on August 16, 2014 9:53 am

    Hello Celeste!! Thanks for the poem – loved it!! Hope you are all good and having a great summer!! Xxoo


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