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 Theresadesoto.com and check out what’s happening at our Community Connection. We are The deSoto Team and we are wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
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 . . .
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Gratitude Month
National Family Stories Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
WEEKS TO CELEBRATE!
National Fig Week: 1st-7th
Polar Bear Week: 6th-13th
World Kindness Week: 12th-18th
National Bible Week: 19th-25th
DAYS TO CELEBRATE!
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
THERESA’S TIMELINE TRIVIA:
- 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!