We invite you to read our August newsletter! Lot’s going on! Check it out! August 2020 Newsletter, The Friendly Times
How did August get its name? Regular readers of these posts remember that July stated off as Quintilis – the Roman word for “fifth” as it was the fifth month of the Roman year. It was later changed to July by the ruler of the Roman world, Julius Caesar, after his family name (Julius). Now then, August was originally named Sextillia – the Roman word for “sixth”, as it was the sixth month of the Roman year. It was later changed to August by the Emperor Augustus, and he named it after himself.
(Jeepers! What would we have to do these days to change it to something else?)