Raise the flag, fruit flies, birthday paradox, 10 watering tips
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 14, 2018
Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)
Traylor Howard (actress) was born on this day in 1966. Henry Mancini (composer) died on this day in 1994.
Raise the Flag!
U.S. Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines
Many of our readers ask about American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Here is a list of rules and guidelines for displaying the American flag and treating it with proper respect.
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.
The June Bride | June Wedding Ideas “For they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life.” Historically, June was the month of marriage. We’ll explain why—plus, share some June wedding ideas!