|When Almanacs Began
The Almanac in America
In all my years of experience in publishing The Old Farmer’s Almanac, holding one up before a friend or visitor has never failed to produce a smile. Exactly why this is, I do not know. However, as almanacs are of so ancient an origin, I believe that when a 21st-century person sees one, the sight tickles something in his funny bone or awakens some pleasant experience from the subconscious, hence the smile.