Godmother of Thanksgiving, wishbone weather?, hostas

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 25, 2020

thanksgiving

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway--
Thanksgiving comes again
!
–Unknown

 

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Sarah Josepha Hale: The Godmother of Thanksgiving
The Godmother of Thanksgiving

Sarah Josepha Hale: The Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little time to remember Sarah Josepha Hale, who helped make this national day of thanks possible. 

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Predicting Weather with a Wishbone
Divining Weather With a Wishbone?

Predicting Weather with a Wishbone
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Hostas
Caring for Hostas

Hostas
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How to Carve a Turkey
Refresher on Carving a Turkey

How to Carve a Turkey
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Avoiding Food Poisoning During a Winter Pandemic
Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Avoiding Food Poisoning During a Winter Pandemic
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