Monthly Newsletter June 1, 2022

Who Stole Einstein’s Brain?

June! Summer!

My favorite time here in Prescott, Everybody’s Hometown! There is always something going on at the Courthouse Square and around town. You can check it all out at our Community Connection on the website, The weather is great and the local businesses are welcoming everyone to shop, dine or just come in and browse. And if you are browsing for a home call The deSoto Team. We are your Friendly Hometown Realtors and we are ready to help find your dream home, sell your current home…. or both!

Making dreams come true… home at a time.

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.”

– Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June

The Month of June is . . .

Adopt-A-Cat Month

National Accordion Awareness Month

National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month

National Homeownership Month (We can help!)

National Candy Month

National Rivers Month


June 5 – 11
Bed Bug Awareness Week

June 12 – 18
National Flag Week

June 16 – 22
National Nurse Assistants’ Week

June 20 – 26
National Pollinator Week


June 1st – National Go Barefoot Day

June 6th – National Drive In Movie Day (They still have those?)

June 10th – National Ballpoint Pen Day

June 13th – National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14th – National Pop Goes the Weasel Day

June 17th – Ugliest Dog Day

June 24th – Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 30th – National Handshake Day


Weekday Beef Stew

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

YIELD: 4 servings.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated beef roast au jus
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen vegetables for stew
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry. Using a 4-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 4 circles. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 14-16 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, shred beef with 2 forks; transfer to a large saucepan. Add tomatoes, vegetables and pepper; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Ladle stew into 4 bowls; top each serving with a pastry round.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

  • Lake Superior contains 10% of the world’s freshwater. It is the size of South Carolina and contains 2,900 cubic miles of water.
  • Brussels Airport is the world’s biggest chocolate seller, selling over 800 tons of chocolate a year.
  • Iceland has a dating app that stops you from hooking up with your cousin.
  • “She sells seashells by the seashore” was written about a female paleontologist from the 1800s. She actually sold dinosaur bones and fossilized shells.
  • Einstein’s brain went missing when he died in 1955 and was lost for 23 years. The doctor who worked on his autopsy stole it and kept it in a hidden cider box.
  • In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out.
  • Chocolate ice cream has been proven to significantly reduce emotional and physical pain.
  • Cucumber can actually cure bad breath. A slice pressed to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds with your tongue allows the phytochemicals to kill the problematic bacteria.
  • In a few Appalachian forests, there are fireflies that glow blue for up to a minute instead of flashing yellow.
  • There is a town in India called Santa Claus.

*They must be true, I found them on the internet!