Mark Twain, best roses, heating costs

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Listen . . .
With faint dry sound, 
Like steps of passing ghosts, 
The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees 
And fall
.

–Adellaide Crapsey (1878–1914)

 
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Interesting Facts About Mark Twain
Mark Twain's Birthday

Interesting Facts About Mark Twain
Happy 185th birthday, Mark Twain! This famously witty writer was born on November 30, 1835. Here are 10 curious facts about his life. 

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Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!

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$29.99
Etched Porcelain Night Lights
 
The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Fact or Fiction?

The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! 

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Christmas Clearance Sale

Save 30% to 50% while supplies last. New items being added daily.

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Christmas Clearance Sale
 
Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
Best Roses

Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
In honor of the rose’s long and colorful history, as well as its place in gardens, the National Garden Bureau named 2017 the “Year of the Rose.” In celebration of the close of this rosaceous annum, let’s take a closer look at “the queen of flowers.” Here are some of the ...

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Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.

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$17.99-$31.99
Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments
 
10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Keeping Your House Warm

10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their heating bill, so here are 10 ways to cut heating costs and keep your home warmer in the cold season!

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Almanac Outhouse Ornament

Made right down the road from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!

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$12.95
Almanac Outhouse Ornament
 
Humor Me: Grins, Groans, and 19th-century Nonsense
Ready for a Joke?

Humor Me: Grins, Groans, and 19th-century Nonsense
Yes, it’s time for our monthly humor column—with grins, groans, and more 19th century nonsense from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Enjoy …

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Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable and made with wood! Features amazing detail.

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$15.95
Barn Christmas Ornament