Protecting strawberries, when does the time change?, harvest soup

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

swallows
On random wires the rows of summer swallows
Wait for their liftoff. They will soon be gone 
Before All Saints' and before All Hallows' 
The changing time when we are most alone.   

–May Sarton (1912–95)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
295th day of the year


Brian Boitano (figure skater) was born on this day in 1963.
Soupy Sales (American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado) died on this day in 2009.


 
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