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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sadie Hawkins Day

How many of you all know what Sadie Hawkins day is? Well I did not realize til talking to my children that yesterday was Sadie Hawkins day. Sadie Hawkins day is always the
Saturday that follows November 9th which means it was yesterday. Sadie Hawkins was a famous character in Li'l Abner. Sadie was not pretty in fact she was pretty homely. At the age of 35 and still waiting for suitors to call and her father worrying that Sadie may never marry called together all unmarried men and declared it "Sadie Hawkins Day" At this event Sadie would chase down her man and the one she caught she would marry. After this first event the spinster ladies believed that it should become an annual event. Sadie Hawkins Day was first mentioned in November 13, 1937 Li'l Abner cartoon strip. It is an annual event that our junior high children have a dance where the girls ask the boys and a social event takes place. Have you heard of this day do you all do anything special.

1 comment:

  1. I knew what it was but I didn't know the history. Thanks for sharing that. :)


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