Deterring deer, lavender for sleep, poison ivy

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day
.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day
?

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
179th day of the year


John Cusack (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Meshach Taylor (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 

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