Larry Bird (basketball player) was born on this day in 1956. Harry Morgan (actor) died on this day in 2011.
Dreaming of a White Christmas?
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list the areas in the U.S. and Canada where snow is predicted—and where it’s not.
Let every breeze bring the sounds of the sea into your home and garden haven. Its lilting tones will transport you to a mooring on the Maine coast: feel the fog, smell the salt air, relax in daydreams of a mooring on the Maine coast.
Ode to Kerosene: It Took Us to the Moon
In some rural areas, folks heat their homes with oil. Some buy kerosene, especially in the coldest months because it doesn’t gel in the lines. The rest of us fondly remember kerosene for all the times we used a Coleman lantern when camping. It was easy to love. Believe it or not, all this connects with astronomy—and rockets in space.
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern California. But why is it a classic Christmas flower in North America? And are the plants poisonous?
These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather.