Election day, value of leaves, pomander balls

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 7, 2017

autumn flowers

E'en in these bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds
.
–Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)

 

ECHO National Sales Event

 
Election Day History, Trivia, and Fascinating Facts
Election Day

Election Day History, Trivia, and Fascinating Facts
In 2020, U.S. Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 3. How much do—and don’t—you know? Here is a short history of Election Day and the right to vote. Plus, we have some trivia, fascinating facts, and common questions & answers to quiz yourself as well as your family and friends.

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How to Make Pomander Balls
Making Pomander Balls

How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As the fruit dries, it releases a lovely fragrance. Pomanders make beautiful centerpieces, gifts for friends, tree ornaments, and air fresheners.

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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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Plum Crostata
Easy, Luscious Plum Dessert

Plum Crostata

This Plum Crostata makes the most of this seasonal fruit. A crostata is a free-form pie or tart that is baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate.

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. 

 

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Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
An Almanac "Best"

Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
When this true story was published in The 1984 Old Farmer’s Almanac, many readers wrote to say that it was the funniest Almanac story they had ever read. It certainly contains our “pleasant degree of humor,” but was it “useful”? Well, there may be a lesson here somewhere… 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar