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)

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Veterans Day 2020
Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Wednesday. 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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Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! And cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your and a partner or a small group can be just as warm and wonderful as a large group (sometimes more so!). Our Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Ideas are all about classic comfort food as well...
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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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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
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. Here is a list of great make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and ...
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
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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Support Your Local Farmers Tote 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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