Best wishes to you if this is your day to celebrate!  Here's some country music history for this date: 1987- Reba McEntire has the #1 song on the Billboard chart with, "The Last One To Know".   1988 - Waylon Jennings has triple bypass surgery in Nashville's Baptist Hospital.  1996 - Clint Black gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame1998 - Faith Hill, with some help from Vince Gill, is #1 in Billboard with, "Let Me Let Go".      

It's Poinsettia Day!

from Getty Images News

When it comes to plants, Poinsettias are one of the most well-recognized symbols of Christmas.

This special day was officially declared by an Act of the United States Congress.  It honors Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first United States Ambassador to Mexico, and passed away on the date in 1951.  After serving in Mexico, he brought these colorful plants back to his home in Greenville, South Carolina.  He grew them on his plantation and each year, during the Christmas season gave them out as gifts to his friends.

For many of us, it just wouldn't be Christmas, without one of these beautiful plants.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!!   

from Rayes

Concho Valley birthdays include:

(belated) Julia Davis, 48(on 12-11).  From George.


Mark Motl, old enough.  From All his family.

Gertie White, 57.  From her much younger sister, Beverly.

Brylie Ariaga, 2.  From All her family.

Lupe Reyna, 92.  From her granddaughter, Veronica and the rest of the family.

Linda Lopez, 59.  From All the Lopez family and all her friends.  Linda wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

David & Martha Ramirez, 25 years.

Congratulations to Randy & Betty Gandy, who celebrated their 38th anniversary (12-11).  They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.