September, best days, 100 ways to avoid dying

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 1, 2017

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Fair on September first,
Fair for the month
.
–proverb

 

Friday, September 1, 2017
244th day of the year


 

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What's Happening in September?

The Month of September 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in the month of September? It’s a little for everyone: the last days of summer and the first days of fall. See September holidays, advice, recipes, fun facts, and trivia below.
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Balsam Fir Pillows

Balsam Fir Pillows are traditionally given as a sign of friendship, and it’s easy to see why! The pleasant smell of balsam fir will last for years and there are many designs to choose from that will complement your sofa. 
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Birthstone for September

September Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The September birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
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Labor Day Recipes

When Is Labor Day 2020?
Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7, 2020. Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
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How to Avoid Dying

100 Ways to Avoid Dying
“Don’t let a lizard count your teeth.” Discover 100 ways to avoid dying—without giving up any of the stuff you really like to do or eat, according to age-old folklore. (None of these “surefire” ways were made up!)
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2018 Almanac Garden-Themed Weekly Planner and Organizer

Perfect for recording appointments, tasks, and special occasions. Covers 18 months with full-week calendar spreads. What’s more, it’s loaded with pretty plant illustrations, reliable gardening advice, timesaving tips, and a durable soft cover that lies flat!
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