Veterans Day, prevent colds and flu, Thanksgiving recipe planning

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 11, 2018

autumn tree

Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.

–Alice Cary (1820–71)

Sunday, November 11, 2018
315th day of the year


Calista Flockhart (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Douglas Rain (Canadian actor) died on this day in 2018.


 
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Veterans Day Meaning

Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Monday. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history—as well as 10 ways to show vets how you appreciate the sacrifices that they have made. 
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97
 
Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve updated our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes collection to include 7 ways to cook turkey—whether you wish to roast or brine or dry-cure—plus, all of your classic, can’t-wait-for Thanksgiving sides and desserts.
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Wooden Wing Bookmarks

Made in Vermont from a very thin maple veneer that won’t damage book bindings. Choose from bald eagles, barred owls, great blue herons, ospreys, peregrine falcons, snowy owls, cardinals, eastern bluebirds, and hummingbirds.
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$4.00
 
Make-Ahead Recipe

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself is the “ruling roast” or the “big bird”—and quality time with family and friends. Here is a list of great make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and desserts. 
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
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$23.97
 
Surprising Uses for Potatoes

Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble, homely, and earthy, the potato has traveled around the world, exerting an extraordinary influence on global civilizations for centuries. 
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Farmers' Market Cotton Tote Bag

Buy 2 or more and get $3.00 off each bag! This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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$12.97
 
Prevent Colds and Flu

Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
If you’re trying hard to avoid catching the common cold and the flu, here are some prevention tips to keep you healthy—short of wearing your own personal Hazmat suit!
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Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
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$29.99