If this is your birthday, congratulations! You share the same date as country music Singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1986. She writes Jason Aldean's 2009 single "The Truth" and Miranda Lambert's "Heart Like Mine." She also joins Lambert and Angaleena Presley in the band Pistol Annies. Happy 29th, Ashley!

This Is Sewing Machine Day!

Ian Gavan

Today, we celebrate the sewing machine, a very important invention. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. Before it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

Now a days, people who know how to use a sewing machine are few and far between. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too, a lot! But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chances are, the answers is no.

If you do have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y! 

Hulton Archive

Concho Valley birthdays include:  

Jennifer Schmiedekamp, 21. From Barry and Susan.

Jelly Rowe, 75. From his daughter and son in-law.

Eileen Cavaness, 50, and Josh Cavaness, 30. From all your family.

Jason Vaquera, 30 something. From his work friends at MHMR. Jason wins his choice of desserts from Papa Murphys.

No anniversarys to report.