Memorial Day vs Veterans Day, nasturtium, Venus

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 28, 2018

poppies

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

–John McCrae (1872–1918)

Monday, May 28, 2018
148th day of the year


Christa Miller (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Maya Angelou (poet) died on this day in 2014.


 
Thermometers
 
Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2020
Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of this day, how it differs from Veterans Day, and why the red poppy is a traditional symbol—with unexpected origins. 
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Wine Bottle Lights

Save 30% while supplies last. Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
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$8.95
 
This Year's UFO?

Planet Venus: 10 Fun Facts
Discover 10 amazing facts about planet Venus, our neighbor! We call her sister planet, goddess of love, “morning star,” and—apparently—UFO! Read on …
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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$15.99
 
Growing Nasturtiums

Nasturtium
Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. Here’s how to grow your own nasturtiums!
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Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
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$11.95
 
10 Great Sandwiches

10 Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these 10 flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a variety of ingredients, these convenient meals are true taste bud tempters!
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
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$59.95
 
Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Our easy Strawberry Lemonade is loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and zesty tart lemon!

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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
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$6.95