Thanksgiving appetizer ideas, Mercury retrograde ends, herb companions

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

autumn leaves

November woods are bare and still;
November days are clear and bright;
Each noon burns up the morning's chill;
The morning's snow is gone by night.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

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Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

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Companion Planting With Herbs

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
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