November often blows in like a hurricane. Other times it lingers like the warmth of the sun. For many, the month fills us with gratitude. It represents family holidays, too. As warm and cozy as November seems to many, others consider the 11th month of the year to be somewhat bleary. Even though many consider November to be the last month of Autumn, it’s not. On the astronomical calendar, Autumn doesn’t end until the middle of December. So, for those fall loving people, cling to every moment of cinnamon candles and crimson-colored walks by reminding your winter-loving friends of this. Many of our fall celebrations do take place in September, October, and November, though. National Gingerbread Cookie Day, Daylight Savings Time wraps up, and of course, Thanksgiving fills us up. Remember to be safe and check out our Community Connection at Theresadesoto.com. for local events and information. If you are from out of town come on out to Prescott, “Everybody’s Hometown” for a visit. Already here, we are glad you came. Thinking about staying? We can help you find your dream home, sell your current home, or both!
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And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
― Clyde Watson
CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. . .
Model Railroad Month
Fun with Fondue Month
No Shave November
Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pomegranate Month
WEEKS TO CELEBRATE!
Nov. 1 – 7 Polar Bear Week
Nov. 8 – 14 National Split Pea Soup Week
Nov. 15 – 21 Geography Awareness Week
Nov. 22 – 29 National Bible Week
THERESA’S TIMELINE TRIVIA
1834 – First published reference to poker (as a Mississippi riverboat game) Originally 20 cards were used, and the 52 card deck appeared before 1850.
1879 – James Jacob Ritty and his brother John invented the first cash register, to stop the stealing by his bartenders in the Pony House Restaurant saloon in Dayton, Ohio.
1926 – U.S. Route 66 was established. It has also been called The Will Rogers Highway.
1789 – Ben Franklin wrote “nothing is certain, but death and taxes” in a letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy.
1492 – Christopher Columbus’ notes included the first recorded reference to tobacco.
1307 – William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow.
1866 – US patent (#59,745) for a yoyo, called a “Whirligig” or “Bandalore” in the paperwork, was issued to James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick of Cincinnati, Ohio.
1897 – The patent (#594,114) for a hand-cranked pencil sharpener was granted to John Lee Love of Fall River, Massachusetts.
1895 – America’s first auto race started: 6 cars, 55 miles, the winner averaged 7 MPH, from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois.
1858 – The Mason Jar was invented and patented (#22,186) by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason.
Andy’s Actually Factual Facts
- The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.
- If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.
- The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes”.
- Iceland does not have a railway system.
- The Lego Group is the world’s most powerful brand. There are more Lego minifigures than there are people on Earth.
- There is an island called “Just Enough Room”, where there’s just enough room for a tree and a house.
- Standing around burns calories. On average, a 150-pound person burns 114 calories per hour while standing and doing nothing.
- In 2007, Scotland spent £125,000 devising a new national slogan. The winning entry was: “Welcome to Scotland”.
- A wildlife technician, Richard Thomas, took the famous tongue twister, “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood” and calculated a rough estimate of what the answer would actually be. It came out to be around 700 pounds.
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.