Origin of the ONE-th

 Words.  Growing up our house was filled with words.  Not all of them are in the dictionary.  ONE-th of the MONth is a great example.  A tradition went along with this day.  My folks, brother John, and I would try to be the First to wish Happy ONE-th of the MONth to the others.  If you didn’t get to the others in time, there was always next month.  It helped if you could catch other family members early and still half asleep.

 

Speaking of half asleep, that reminds me of an example that punning runs in the family.  One time our Dad was in the hospital and when we arrived he had his eyes closed.  Not knowing if he was awake, we said softly, “Dad, you dozin’?   He didn’t move, but said, “Half dozin’.”