Dry skin fixes, Christmas tree care, potato bread

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 27, 2017

little feet

There comes the sound of childish feet
And childish laughter loud and sweet,
And little hands stretch eager palms
To beg the firelight's golden alms
.

–James Berry Bensel (1856–86)

 
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