Monthly Newsletter August 1, 2021

What is considered a better test aid than caffeine?

October is here and fall is here and it is such a beautiful time of year. One of the things I love about our town and our area is that we get the four seasons so we get to see trees change colors and leaves fall to the ground. The air has that crisp autumn feel to it. Come by the square and take in all the activities, the great shopping and the good food. You may even come across one of the food carts or trucks that will be popping up around town now. If you would like to make Everybody’s Hometown your hometown we would love to show what is on the market and help you. We are The deSoto Team and we are ready to help you with all your real estate needs whether finding your dream home, listing your current home…………or both!!!

“October is crisp days and cool nights,

a time to curl up around the dancing flames

and sink into a good book.” — John Sinor

The Month of October is . . .

  • Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • National “I’m Just Me Because” Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • National Toilet Repair Month


  • Oct. 3 – 9: National Carry A Tune Week
  • Oct. 8 – 12: International Cephalopod Awareness Week
  • Oct. 10 – 16: World Rainforest Week
  • Oct. 17 – 23: National Character Counts Week


  • October 1 – National Black Dog Day
  • October 7 – Bring Your Bible To School Day
  • October 9 – National Moldy Cheese Day
  • October 13 – National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day
  • October 21 – Count your Buttons Day
  • October 23 – Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day
  • October 31 – National Knock-Knock Jokes Day


  • Smoked Cheese Ravioli
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil over high heat; stir in the frozen ravioli and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the ravioli float to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Meanwhile, bring the half-and-half to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the Gouda cheese until melted; season with parsley and white pepper. Pour the sauce over the cooked ravioli to serve.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

  • Swedish meatballs originated from a recipe King Charles XII brought back from Turkey in the early 1800s.
  • Those cute furry bits inside a cat’s ear are called “ear furnishings”. They ensure that dirt doesn’t go inside and also helps them to hear well.
  • If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism.
  • Scotland was one of the few countries able to hold off being conquered by the Romans in the first century A.D.
  • Nobody knows how the Academy Awards came to be referred to as the Oscars. The earliest mention was 1932, and was made official in 1939.
  • The word “kimono”, literally means a “thing to wear”. Ki is “wear”, and mono is “thing”.
  • In order to protest the high tariffs enforced by a U.K. censorship board, a filmmaker sent in a 10-hour “movie” of white paint drying. They had to watch the entire film.
  • 50% of apartments in Los Angeles don’t come with a fridge. This is legal, as fridges are considered an “amenity”, and therefore landlords are not required to provide one.
  • The quietest room in the world in Minnesota is measured in negative decibels – so quiet that you can hear your own heartbeat and your bones moving.
  • “Tsundoku” is a Japanese word for the habit of buying too many books, letting them pile up in your house, and never reading them.
  • Chewing gum boosts mental proficiency and is considered a better test aid than caffeine – but nobody knows why.
  • Even though Irish is the official language of Ireland, Polish is more widely spoken.
  • There’s a bar in Yukon that serves a “Sourtoe cocktail”. It consists of a shot of whisky with a human toe floating in the glass. An estimated 60,000 people have had it.