Memorial Day: best time to travel, why the poppy's a symbol, patriotic cheesecake

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 27, 2019

memorial day

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead
–Theodore O'Hara (1820–67)

Monday, May 27, 2019
147th day of the year

John Cheever (writer) was born on this day in 1912.
Paul Gleason (actor) died on this day in 2006.

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Why Poppies are a Symbol

Memorial Day 2020
Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of this day, how it differs from Veterans Day, and why the red poppy is a traditional symbol—with unexpected origins. 


Are You Giving Your Dog Gas? - 3 Dangerous Ingredients That No Dog Should Eat

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it. Click here to find out these harmful ingredients.
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5 Fast-Growing Plants

5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables that will give you a harvest in just a few short weeks—just the job for the impatient among us!
Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
Controlling Slugs

Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden.
Candlestick Set of 5

This set of 5 candlesticks is made from real textile mill wooden bobbins. Most are between 50 and 100 years old! Add this charming display to your mantel or as part of your dining room tablescape today.
Patriotic Cheesecake Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

This festive Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for celebrating any patriotic holiday.

Train Toothfairy Box

Makes a great gift for a young family. Made in Vermont from 100% lead-free pewter.
Boost Your Memory!

5 Tips to Improve Your Memory
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said, “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” If you don’t want to prove his point, read on for ways to boost your memory!
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.