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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 31, 2017
Now westlin winds and slaught’ring guns
Bring Autumn’s pleasant weather;
The moorcock springs on whirring wings
Amang the blooming heather:
Now waving grain, wide o’er the plain,
Delights the weary farmer:
And the moon shines bright, when I rove at night,
To muse upon my charmer.
–Robert Burns (1759–96)
Richard Gere (actor) was born on this day in 1949. Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) died on this day in 2002.
Keep Flowers Alive Longer
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how and when to cut your own flowers, as well as how to keep flower bouquets and arrangements longer.
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