Old-fashioned raisin cookies, Christmas houseplant, cat age chart

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 9, 2019

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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–70)

 
Comfort Food
 
Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies
Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

These delicious yet not overly sweet cookies are perfect for bringing to a cookie swap, sticking in a lunchbox for a special treat, or enjoying with a cup of tea.

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Buy American This Holiday Season
 
Frozen Death
A True Story of Winter Survival

Frozen Death
First published in 1943, this is still one of the all-time favorite (and most debated) stories among Almanac readers.

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Colorful Cell Phone Purses

Hot gift! Just the right size for your phone, cash, identification, and a few cards.

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$32.99
Colorful Cell Phone Purses
 
Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The Geminids Are Coming!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
When is the next meteor shower? Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2020 has dates for all the principal meteor showers—plus viewing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Catch a shooting star!

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High Fashion Socks

Bright, colorful designs include: Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open, All You Need Is Love And A Dog, and more!

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$11.97
High Fashion Socks
 
Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
A Christmas Houseplant

Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia.

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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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$24.99
Bold Kitchen Aprons
 
Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to Human Years
How Old is Your Cat?

Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to Human Years
How old is your cat in human years? See our Cat Age Chart which calculates cat years to human years, based on weight.  Are you surprised? 

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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

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$12.99
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels