Leaf cleanup, smiling Moon, Victorian etiquette

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 16, 2017

autumn leaf reflection

The trees are in their autumn beauty, 
The woodland paths are dry, 
Under the October twilight the water 
Mirrors a still sky
.
–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

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With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

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Victorian Era Etiquette and Manners
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There were countless rules of social manners and etiquette during the Victorian Era (1837-1901), though they now may seem a bit old-fashioned.
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