Clay Aiken- It’s Leap Day! Time For A Song

Once every four years, an extra day is added to the month of February. Instead of 28 days, February has 29 days. It has something to do with the actual time it takes the earth to orbit the sun. It takes the Earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 47 seconds to orbit the sun so they have to make up the shortfall!  Hmmm!

February 29 comes with all sorts of traditions and superstitions. Here are a few:

  • Women can propose to men. This tradition  dates back to 5th Century Ireland when St Brigid allegedly struck a deal with St Patrick, allowing women to propose on February 29.
  •  Leap Year Capital of the World.  The city of Anthony in the USA  has nominated itself the Leap Year Capital of the World. It holds a four-day festival to celebrate the occasion. It even has a birthday  for Leap Day babies.
  • Modern Olympics are always held in a Leap Year.  This is a good fun fact. This year’s Olympics will be in Japan.  A Leap Year also marks the US Presidential elections.

So…are you proposing to anyone today???


Be sure and read at the bottom of this blog.  Some interesting news came in after this blog was put together and I added it in! 

Leap Year Day is a great day to watch Clay sing a beautiful song.

“In My Life”

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain

All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more


“In My Life” is a song by The Beatles written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The song originated with Lennon, and while McCartney contributed to the final version, the extent of his contribution is in dispute. Released on the 1965 album Rubber Soul, it is ranked 23rd on the Rolling Stone article “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, and placed second on CBC’s 50 Tracks. Mojo magazine named it the best song of all time in 2000.

On March 12, 2010, Clay Aiken sang this beautiful song on his Tried & True Live PBS Special.  On the night of the recording, he dedicated the song to all the teachers that have been a part of his life.

The following YouTube is from the Chicago PBS Concert.  It was held on October 14, 2010

After I put together this blog, I found something I think you would like to see.  I hope we get some pictures!


From Saturday morning!

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