First snow contest, best pies, cooking thermometer

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 16, 2017

Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist
.

–Robert Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

Thursday, November 16, 2017
320th day of the year


Dwight Gooden (baseball player) was born on this day in 1964.
Northern Dancer (racehorse) died on this day in 1990.


 
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