Posted by: cck | October 1, 2011

october had a party

This is a tradition, every first day of October – October Had A Party by George Cooper.  Happy first day of October!

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around.”



  1. Wow. My 2nd grade class at Montrose Elementary School just outside Richmond did this many moons ago. I played Professor Wind. A very cool memory.

  2. […] with me. I wish my dad could see how I sew my Halloween costumes. I wish my mom could hear me read October Had a Party to my daughter. I wish they could see the thousands of good memories that are living through me. We […]

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