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ˆ WEATHER APHORISMS
Sound travelling far and wide, a
stormy day doth betide.
To forecast the weather:
Put your hand out. Is it wet?
Then it is raining.
Take your hat off. Does your hair
move about? Then it is windy.
Look around you. Is the world
white? Then it is snowing.

ˆ REGIONAL NOTES

Pluto is the only world (so far) named by an 11-yearold girl. In 1930, Venetia Burney of Oxford, England,
suggested to her grandfather that the new discovery
be named for the Roman god of the underworld. He
forwarded the name to the Lowell Observatory and it
was selected.

Deep in the woods of Dawsonville
Forest, GA, the remains of a
radiation test site still draw a few
curious visitors. Built in the early
1950's the test center was used
to irradiate small pieces of military
equipment and the surrounding
forest. Although the buildings
were torn down, some of the
foundations can still be found.
34.3536⁰ N, 84.0724⁰ W

ˆ RECIPE
SUNSHINE CARROT SALAD
Ingredients:

FEBRUARY ALMANAC

2 c. grated carrots
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges
drained

sunrise sunset

Feb. 2 - sun rises 7:46; sun sets 18:21; length of day 10h 34m
Feb. 9 - sun rises 7:40; sun sets 18:27; length of day 10h 47m
Feb. 16 - sun rises 7:34; sun sets 18:34; length of day 11h 0m
Feb. 23 - sun rises 7:26; sun sets 18:40; length of day 11h 13m

1 c. pineapple chunks, drained
1 c. flaked coconut
½ c. raisins
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream
Directions:

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ˆ FACTOIDS

Groundhog Day

Not true: that humans swallow an average
of 8 spiders per year in their sleep.

Daniel Boone captured, 1778
Midpoint of Winter

Disney World is bigger than the world's
five smallest countries.

Boy Scouts of America founded, 1910

It takes just one minute for blood to
travel through your whole body.

Thomas Edison born, 1847
Abraham Lincoln born, 1809
St.Valentine's Day
Susan B. Anthony born, 1820
First 911 call made, 1968
Thomas Jefferson elected president, 1801
Pluto discovered, 1930,

George Washington born, 1732

Combine all ingredients except
sour cream; stir well. Refrigerate
2-3 hrs. Stir in sour cream. Serve
on lettuce leaves. 6-8 servings

ˆ GARDENING HINTS
Be sure to brush snow from your
evergreen limbs to keep them
from breaking.
February is the time to prune
grapevines, apple trees, plum trees
and cherry trees.

ˆ OLD SAWS
How many of you believe in
telekinesis? Raise my hand.
A dog has an owner. A cat has a
staff.

EVENTS

Confession is good for your soul,
but bad for your career.

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❍	Full moon-9th
(	Third quarter-15th

February's full moon is the snow moon.

feb MONTH AT A GLANCE
Day of Day of Day of Ç
Mo Year Week Age

●	New moon-23rd
)	First quarter-1st

If a man is standing in the middle
of the forest speaking and there is
no woman around to hear him, is
he still wrong?

1, Carnaval 2020, Charleston, WV, theclaycenter.org/carnaval/
5, Tea Cultures of China at Berea College, Berea, KY, berea.edu/ast/event/
tea-cultures-of-china/
6-7, 2020 Virginia Children's Engineering Convention, Roanoke, VA, iteea.
org/activities/calendar/156491.aspx
8, Big Elkin Brewfest, Elkin, NC, yadkinvalleync.com/events/big-elkin-brewfest/
22, Rose Glen Festival, Sevierville, TN, 10times.com/glen-festival
26, Fireside Arts and Crafts Show, Helen, GA, evensi.us/amp/fireside-arts-craftshow-unicoi-park-lodge/324269994
29, Prisma Health Half Marathon, Greenville, SC, runsignup.com/race/sc/greenville/
swamprabbitrace

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