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 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.



Buy American This Holiday Season

You can support American families by purchasing gifts made in the USA. Find quality products in one central place. We are a women veteran owned small business. Instant 20% savings using code ALMANAC. Shop now!
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.
Colorful Cell Phone Purses

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

Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The next meteor shower is: The Delta Aquarids! Start looking for these shooting stars in late July. While they usually peak before dawn around July 30, it may be worth looking for them earlier, as the approaching full Moon is less likely to interfere. See details and the complete Meteor Shower Calendar for 2020 below.
High Fashion Socks

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

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! 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.
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? 
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.