Friday Fave: Happy Birthday

I'm back for my second Friday Fave! This one is what I like to call a favorite "fun fact". Hopefully most of my Louisvillians know this. If you don't, that's upsetting, but at least you're here to learn.

Did you know the song "Happy Birthday to You" was written right here in Louisville, Kentucky?! Even more fun, it was written less than a mile from where I grew up in the 40214 ZIP code. (Shout out to The One Four!!)

On Kenwood Drive, this historical marker is near where "Happy Birthday to You" was written.

On Kenwood Drive, this historical marker is near where "Happy Birthday to You" was written.

As the story goes, sisters Patty and Mildred Hill wrote a song called "Good Morning to All"--a song they would use for students at The Little Loom House (which is still open and operating on Kenwood Hill here in Louisville). Words were changed and put to the melody, and now the song we ALL know by heart and sing to celebrate birthdays around the worlds (or at least in many parts of it) exists! AND IT CAME FROM RIGHT HERE IN LOUISVILLE!!!

This is one of my favorite things to tell people about Louisville. Happy Friday!