Friday the 13th, Grandma's pecan pie, sage

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 13, 2020

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To-night the winds begin to rise
And roar from yonder dropping day:
The last red leaf is whirl'd away,
The rooks are blown about the skies.

–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

 
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Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Luck and Lore

Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
Ready for Friday the 13th? Well, November 13, 2020 is considered the lucky (or unlucky?) day. Why exactly is this day often associated with good or bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!

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Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ever heard the saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”? Long before meteorologists reported the weather, people made forecasts based on their observations of the sky, animals, and nature. Here are some weather sayings—and what they mean.

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Sage
Growing Sage

Sage
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (including that Thanksgiving stuffing). See how to plant, grow, and harvest sage.

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Grandma's Pecan Pie
Grandma's Pecan Pie

Grandma's Pecan Pie

This pecan pie from my grandmother is so good that I had to share it.

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5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
How to Soothe Sore Throats

5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they work for you!

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