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!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
185th day of the year

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Celebrate Independence Day!

Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the meaning behind the 4th of July, a brief history, and some fun facts. Also, refresh your memory with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.
Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.
Thunder 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.
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.
Planet Parade on the 4th July

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.
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!
Patriotic Sundaes & More!

Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day (U.S.) with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July recipes—including our best fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, drinks, and festive desserts!
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

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