February – a month of cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, and love. February marks the start of a new season full of opportunities to make long lasting memories with your family and friends. In Prescott, AZ, February is a time of beautiful landscapes, stunning sunsets, and as the days become longer, the town comes alive with outdoor activities such as hiking and biking on nearby trails.
February is a special time full of possibilities, so don’t miss out on all that this beautiful month has to offer! To find out more about what is happening and where just visit Theresadesoto.com for a Community Connection. And remember we are your Friendly Hometown Realtors and we are always ready to help whether selling your current home, buying a new home …..Or both!
“While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.”
― Patience Strong
Moon Phases for February 2023 for Prescott Valley, AZ
Full Moon, February 5 at 11:30 A.M.
Last Quarter, February 13 at 9:03 A.M.
New Moon, February 20 at 12:09 A.M.
First Quarter, February 27 at 1:06 A.M.
All times in Arizona time.
The Full Moon on the 5th is called “Snow Moon” by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of the year experiences heavy snowfalls. It’s also called “The Hunger Moon” because of the meager hunting during this time of year too.
The Month of February is . . .
Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Parent Leadership Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
WEEKS TO CELEBRATE!
US Nationals Snow Sculpting Days: 1st-5th
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 14th-20th
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 20th-26th
DAYS TO CELEBRATE!
National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 4th
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day: 5th
Play Monopoly Day: 6th
Read in the Bathtub Day: 9th
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 11th
World Marriage Day: 12th
Random Acts of Kindness Day: 17th
Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day: 18th
THERESA’S TIMELINE TRIVIA:
- 1st–1851 – Evaporated milk was invented by Gail Borden.
- 2nd–1892 – The bottle cap with cork seal was patented (#468,226) by William Painter, from Baltimore.
- 5TH–1936 – The last silent film of the era, Modern Times, was released by Charlie Chaplin.
- 6TH-1891 – The Dalton Gang’s first attempt at train robbery failed. Bob, Grat, and Bill Dalton unsuccessfully tried to rob a Southern Pacific train near Alila, California.
- 9TH–1825 – The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president since no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes.
- 11TH–1928 – The La-Z-Boy reclining chair was invented by Ed Shoemaker.
- 14TH–278 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was beheaded for performing (illegal at the time) marriage ceremonies.
- 19TH–1884 – More than sixty tornadoes struck the Southern United States in one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
- 21ST–1878 – The first telephone directory in the US, listing about 50 names, was issued by the New Haven Telephone Company, in New Haven, Connecticut.
- 22ND–1620 – Popcorn was introduced to the English colonists by an Indian named Quadequina
Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:
10 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY CANDY HEARTS
- The first hearts were invented in 1866 by Daniel Chase, brother of Necco founder Oliver Chase. They were called “Motto Hearts.”
- To satisfy demand for Sweethearts for Valentine’s Day, production for the next year starts right after the holiday in February and continues until mid-January. More than 7 billion candy hearts are made each year.
- Sweethearts are just behind chocolate in candy sales during the holiday of love. Some 13 million pounds of the little candies are sold every year.
- The candies are made from a batter of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and food coloring. The dough is then rolled out, printed with messages, and cut into the tiny pastel hearts.
- Before World War I, Sweethearts came in different shapes including baseballs, watches and horseshoes.
- The “Marry Me” heart is the most requested.
- Original mottos from the candy’s earliest days still in production include “Be Mine,” “Be True” and “Kiss Me.”
- While “Dig me,” “Hep Cat,” and “Fax Me” are now out of circulation, others like “You Rock,” “Text Me,” and “Me & U” have taken their place. There are about 45 different sayings out right now.
- For each piece, 5 letters fit on the top line, and 4 fit on the bottom line. If a “W” is used, then there can only be 4 letters on the top line or 3 lines on the bottom. If you put your candy hearts in a glass of carbonated soda, they’ll float to the bottom only to rise back up again, only to sink again and so on. This is because the hearts are denser than soda.
*They must be true, I found them on the internet!