A few years back Blind Pig Reader Kenneth Roper left the following comment:
“Mama use to tell us boys that March 4th (March forth) was the command day of the year.”
I was intrigued by Kenneth’s comment and a quick google search showed the obvious play on words that can be used every year when March 4th rolls around: March fourth = March forth.
I found March 4th is the only day of the year that can be considered a sentence and I read various accounts of folks using March 4th as a command day-just like Kenneth’s mother taught him and his brothers.
A lot of folks said they used March 4th (forth) as a day to move forward with a personal project that needed to be completed. Others said they used the day for taking the first step in a new goal they’d decided to attain.
So what will the Blind Pig Family be marching forth to achieve today?
- The Deer Hunter will march forth to change the water pump on the girls car
- Chatter will march forth to Peachtree to teach a new friend who’s visiting from Finland how to make lotion
- Chitter will march forth to her workbench in the basement to work on her latest jewelry design
- I will march forth to complete my Saturday chores so that I can plan what I want to talk to you about in the coming week