Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 by Barry

Walt Disney’s Autumn Adventures (1990) 1

No surprise what we’re celebrating today; the cooler temperatures, changing leaf colors and gateway to the biggest holidays of the year. Today is the first day of Autumn.

Welcome to fall.

Walt Disney’s Autumn Adventures (1990) 1

In North America, autumn traditionally starts with the September equinox, September 21 to 24, and ends with the winter solstice, Dec. 21 or 22. In America, Labor Day is often heralded as the end of summer, though the calendar is a little behind.

As a harbinger of things to come, Mickey and friends frolic amid the falling leaves and Jack o’ Lanterns with eight retold tales.

First up is a Donald Duck vehicle called Travelling Truants that first appeared in Dell series (1940) 169.

It’s for the Birds! captures the antics of Chip ‘n’ Dale in this six-page anthropomorphic funny book reprint.

Let Them Eat Cake showcases Brer Rabbit in this folky five-page story.

The cast of Duck Tales takes top billing in A’Haunting We Will Go!

More ducks with Donald in Jet Witch from Dell series (1940) 254, 1961.

Retro goodness continues from Li’l Bad Wolf in Let’s Talk Turkey! the first of three stories to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Next stars Pluto in The Turkey Chaser from Dell series (1940) 147, December 1952 with Chip ‘n’ Dale closing book in CD+GO The Turkey Thiever. The tale was originally published in Dell Series (1955) issue four, February 1956.

A second fall special was published the following year featuring another harvest of reprints.

As if a good read wasn’t enough to commemorate the season, here are a few facts to keep in mind:

More relationships occur in the fall, which is good ‘cuz it’s considered the sexiest time of the year. According to Nigel Barber, PhD and evolutionary psychologist, humans are seasonal breeders with men experiencing a testosterone peak in the fall.

As if that wasn’t enough, the smell of pumpkin pie is an aphrodisiac. At least for men. The smell of pumpkin pie mixed with lavender was the most powerful turn-on, increasing blood flow to…well, you get the idea.

So, while couples gear up for a long winter, remember, more babies are born in September than any other month of the year.

Just a little advice for those who finish reading early and are looking for another activity.

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