Monthly Newsletter November 1, 2022

The Thankful Month!

November is here and it’s time to give thanks. What a great idea. November kicks off the Holidays! We love the holidays. But sadly, we sometimes see such a hurry to rush right to Christmas that we forget that November is “The Thankful Month”, a time to stop and give thanks. It is healthy to stop and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. We still live in the greatest nation on earth! And we are a free country. One nation under God! The United States of America. We made it through COVID as a nation. I know things have been difficult for many of us the last few years, but when we maintain a thankful attitude, not only is our health better but also our outlook and our relationships are better. A thankful heart reflects a positive attitude.

Those of you who know me personally know that I have had a lot of tragedy in my own family this year. But there are always reasons to be thankful. So, I encourage you this month that no matter how difficult things may seem at times, enter into a time of thanksgiving and stop to count your blessings. It will lift you up above the difficult of circumstances and give you a new outlook on the wonderful holidays ahead. I want to thank all of my faithful readers and I want to thank all of my faithful clients who have put their trust in us, The deSoto Team, for their real estate needs. It is a great

honor to be trusted to assist you in some of the biggest decisions you ever make! We are your Friendly Hometown Realtors and we are always ready to help you whether selling your current home, buying a new home…..Or both! Visit us at and check out what’s happening at our Community Connection. We are The deSoto Team and we are wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

“November comes
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.”

– Elizabeth Coatsworth

Moon Phases for November 2022 for Prescott, AZ

Full Moon, November 8 at 4:02 A.M.

Last Quarter, November 16 at 6:29 A.M.

New Moon, November 23 at 3:57 P.M.

First Quarter, November 30 at 7:38 A.M

Leonids | November 16–17, 2022

The Leonids normally feature 10 to 15 shooting stars per hour, but on rare occasions, they have been known to produce “meteor storms,” which result in thousands of meteors streaking across the sky! This year, the Leonids happen around the same time as the last quarter Moon.

The Month of November is . . .

No-Shave November

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

National Gratitude Month

National Family Stories Month

National Fun with Fondue Month


National Fig Week: 1st-7th

Polar Bear Week: 6th-13th

World Kindness Week: 12th-18th

National Bible Week: 19th-25th


2nd- National Men Make Dinner Day

5th- Wiggle Jiggle Jell-O Day

13th– World Kindness Day

15th- National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

16th- Use Less Stuff Day

19th- Rocky and Bullwinkle Day

Buy Nothing Day (First Shopping Day After Thanksgiving)

30th- National Mason Jar Day


  • 3rd- 1930 – Bank of Italy became the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, now known as the Bank of America.
  • 5th- 1895 – Patent attorney George B. Selden of Rochester, New York, received the first US patent (#549,160) for a gasoline-driven automobile. ​​​
  • 9th- 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
  • 13th- 1789 – Ben Franklin wrote “nothing is certain, but death and taxes” in a letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy.
  • 15th- 1894 – First newspaper Sunday color comics section was published (NY World)
  • 18th- 1307 – William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow.
  • 20th- 1973 – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving aired on CBS for the first time.
  • 21st- 164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
  • 23rd- 1889 – Debut of the first jukebox, the ‘nickel-in-the-slot phonograph’, at the Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco. It could only be loaded with one cylinder (song) at a time.
  • 30th- 1858 – The Mason Jar was invented and patented (#22,186) by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

  • The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.
  • The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.
  • The rumbling of your stomach is called a wamble.
  • The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.
  • Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.
  • The wired cage that holds a cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.
  • The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.
  • Illegible handwriting is called griffonage.​​
  • The armhole where the sleeves are sewn is called armscye.
  • The ‘na na na’ and ‘la la la’ in the lyrics of a song are called vocables.

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