Monthly Newsletter January 1, 2020

Yay – It is ‘Okay to be Different Month’!

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to 2020, a new decade and a year of new beginnings.

What’s new in the New Year?

As we leap into 2020 this year will bring us 366 days. This first year of the new decade is a Leap Year! It is the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, and the 20th year of the 21st century! The year 2020 offers us many opportunities. As you set your New Years resolutions, take some time to reflect on the past years achievements and successes also. Every year on New Year’s Day I like to make a list of all the things I have to be thankful from the past year. As I sit and reflect on the past year, I am always amazed at how long the list becomes. As we busy ourselves through everyday life it is easy to overlook the day’s blessings. It is when we stop to reflect that we realize how blessed we truly have been. Many of my readers who have journeyed with me through the last few years have reached out to me to tell me how much you love the newsletter and the fun facts. Thank you all for reading. I am blessed buy each one of you. Some I have sold houses to and some have just visited and plan to become part of this amazing community in the future. Some of you are locals who know the joy of living in the beautiful Prescott area. Whether I have just met you or known you for years, my job affords me the opportunity to meet the most amazing people and I thank you for journeying with me. I am your friendly hometown realtor and I look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs. Whether selling your current home, buying your dream home……Or both! Remember me for all your real estate needs.

In January
it’s so nice
while slipping
on the sliding ice
to sip hot chicken soup with rice.
Sipping once
Sipping twice.”
–  Maurice Sendak, In January

January 1, 46 BC

The Julian calendar began, and was used widespread until 1582.

January 2, 1839

First known picture of the moon was taken by Louis Daguerre.

January 7, 1830

The 1st U.S. Railroad Station opened in Baltimore, MD

January 11, 1949

It snowed in Los Angeles for the first time (that we know of)

January 14, 1690

The Clarinet was invented in Nurnberg, Germany

January 19, 1977

Snow fell in Miami and The Bahamas. It was the only time in recorded history that it happened,
and a sure sign of a coming ice age (global cooling), scientists believed.

January 24, 1922

The ‘Eskimo Pie’, an ice cream center covered in chocolate, was
patented (#1404539) by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.

January 28, 1807

London’s Pall Mall became the first street of any city to be illuminated by gaslight.

January 29, 1886

Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.


January Days To Observe

3rd -Festival of Sleep Day

6th -Cuddle Up Day

10th -Peculiar People Day

16th -National Nothing Day

21st -Squirrel Appreciation Day

28th -National Kazoo Day

January’s Reasons to Celebrate!

It’s Okay to Be Different Month

Reaching Your Potential Month

National Get Organized Month

National Hobby Month

National Book Month


  • The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  • In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
  • In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can’t flow.
  • An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed using only the left hand.
  • If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter A.
  • It’s against the law in Kansas to catch fish with your bare hands.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge