If this is your birthday, congratulations! You share this date with country singer, Jeannie Kendall, born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1954. With her father, Royce, she takes part in the duo The Kendalls, whose gospel-based harmonies and cheatin' themes are exemplified by their million-selling signature song, 1977's "Heaven's Just A Sin Away". Happy 61st, Jeannie!

This Is Sadie Hawkins Day!

Al Capp, Kitchen Sink Press

This special day all started with a newspaper comic strip. It all began in Al Capp's "Lil Abner Cartoon in the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin's Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. Then, all the single women, including the mayor's daughter, chased the boys. If a girl catches her man, he had to marry her.

Sadie Hawkins Day races and events grew in popularity during the course of All Capp's long running cartoon. This cartoon made holiday largely died out after 40 years when the cartoon was discontinued. It can occasionally be seen celebrated on college campuses.

 

Paramount Pictures

 

Concho Valley birthdays include:

(Today 11-13)

Raymond Lopez, 62. From all his family.

Damien Cotton, 34. From his big sister, Dot.

Archie Gandy, 39. From his sister, Amber.

Jan Keele, 61. Jan is today's winner of the dessert of her choice from Papa Murphys.

(Saturday 11-14)

Paul Martinez, 36. From Crystal, Sam and Xavier.

Happy belated Anniversary (11-9) to:

John & Tiffany Rodriguez, 1 year.

Congratulations to: Rodney & Wendy Abbott, who celebrated their 4th anniversary (11-11). They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.