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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 22, 2017
We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.
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How to Set a Table | Table Setting Setting the table isn’t as difficult as it may initially seem. The following diagram shows a full-blown table setting for a special dinner party. Adjust it as necessary to fit your menu.
Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the Thanksgiving table would not be complete without them. Here are some unusual varieties to look out for—warts and all—and ways to these natural decorations in the home for displays and centerpieces.