Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving - our favorite family holiday.

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Accuweather predicts mostly sunshine and 32 degrees for Thanksgiving day here in Alvo, with wind out of the east southeast at 6 mph gusting to 12 mph. Sounds like a good day to stay in and enjoy the feast. With the negative happenings in the rest of the world, I'm thankful that some of our family are going to share the meal with us. I'm thankful that none of my nephews or nieces or their spouses are in Iraq or Afghanistan, that we don't live in Ferguson, Missouri, that the snow has mostly melted, that the negative election ads are done for another couple of years, we have a new rescue squad EMT and a new fire department member.

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So from our house to yours - hope you have many reasons to give thanks tomorrow.

 Quotes for the week...

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." - W. Clement Stone 

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victems he intends to eat until he eats them.” - Samuel Butler

“If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” - Mark Twain

"It's easier to be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother." - Charles Pierce 

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"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results." - Alfred Nobel

"Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things are not happening." - Joyce Meyer

"This November is the new February - cold, dark and nasty." - Anonymous

And the days keep getting shorter...

Days until Alvo's Party Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
192 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 07:25 AM 05:00 PM 9:35 25
191 Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:26 AM 05:00 PM 9:34 24
190 Friday, November 28, 2014 07:28 AM 04:59 PM 9:31 23
189 Saturday, November 29, 2014 07:29 AM 04:59 PM 9:30 22
188 Sunday, November 30, 2014 07:30 AM 04:59 PM 9:29 21
187 Monday, December 01, 2014 07:31 AM 04:58 PM 9:27 20
186 Tuesday, December 02, 2014 07:32 AM 04:58 PM 9:26 19

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1st quarter November 29th at 4:07 AM

The dryness percentage is unchanged from last week - sort of good news, I guess....

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Link to US Drought Monitor page

Supported in part by Cass County Tourism   CCTour

Absolutely useless facts....

In 1912 a law was passed in Nebraska requiring drivers on country roads at night to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, blowing the horn and sending up flares.

Ten percent of Russian government income is from the sale of vodka.

It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

The US military operates 234 golf courses.

The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.  

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