Independence Day, planet parade!, thunder lore

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4 poem

Have a Happy Independence Day, America!

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Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes

What is Independence Day (U.S.)? How did our founders envision our country’s celebration? Learn the meaning behind the 4th of July and a brief history, then see if you know some fun facts and trivia. Also, refresh your memory with an annual reading from the Declaration of Independence.
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Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.

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Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
Thunderstorm Facts and Lore

With July comes nature’s fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning? Let’s look at some thunder lore and how thunder is born.
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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.

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Fourth of July Planets: A Parade of Worlds
Fourth of July Planets: A Parade of Worlds

On Independence Day, the same scene will be repeated around the country. Crowds will gather as twilight deepens, awaiting darkness and the start of the fireworks. It’s the annual occasion when the maximum number of people are gazing idly up at the sky. This year it brings a special opportunity.
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Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!

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Fourth of July Recipes
Fourth of July Recipes

Celebrate Independence Day in style with some festive recipes, including Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa—and Star-Spangled Berry Pie for dessert. You’ll also find burgers, ribs, our prize-winning fried chicken and patriotic desserts to top off any great meal!
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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.

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