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Almanac.com Companion email newsletter. Subscribe now! Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 11, 2016
Dear Companion readers,
It's Friday, November 11. Today is
Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada). Take extra time to let a vet know how much they mean to you—and don't forget to raise the flag.
It's also the start of
Indian summer. We have a saying here at The Old Farmer's Almanac: “If All Saints’ brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian summer."
As we head into the weekend, thoughts lead to the yard and garden; we offer some tips on how to protect your plants. Finally, enjoy a fun new post about that strange fall squash—gourds!
Your Almanac editors
. The hoar-frost gathered, o'er each leaf and spray
Weaving its filmy network; thin and bright
–Sarah Helen Whitman (1803–78)
Friday, November 11, 2016 316th day of the year
Calista Flockhart (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Douglas Rain (actor) died on this day in 2018.