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ˆ KITCHEN

Lewisburg
West
Virginia's
Chocolate
Festival, takes
place April 11.

To get a quick topping of crumbs
for a casserole, rub two pieces of
toasted bread together over the
dish.

ˆ RECIPE
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS
Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
¼ c. long grain rice
1 beaten egg
2 TBS. minced onion
½ tsp. salt
1 can tomato soup, undiluted and
divided in half

CONNIE MANCHESTER

2 TBS. oil

EVENTS

1 c. water

APR

sunrise sunset

Apr. 5 - sun rises 6:58; sun sets 19:46; length of day 12h 47m
Apr. 12 - sun rises 6:48; sun sets 19:52; length of day 13h 3m
Apr. 19 - sun rises 6:39; sun sets 19:58; length of day 13h 19m
Apr. 26 - sun rises 6:30; sun sets 20:05; length of day 13h 35m

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Significa
April Fool's Day
John Gotti convicted, 1992

ˆ WEATHER APHORISMS

Pocahontas m. John Rolfe, 1614
Palm Sunday

If a crescent moon could hold water in her lap in the
springtime, then the summer will be dry.
An easterly wind is like a boring guest who hasn't
sense enough to leave.

Passover
Beatles break up, 1970
Easter
Civil War began, 1861
Thomas Jefferson born, 1743
Titanic sinks, 1912
Loretta Lynn born, 1935
Abraham Lincoln died, 1865

ˆ REGIONAL NOTES

Earth Day
Mast General Store opened, 1883
Library of Congress founded, 1800
National Arbor Day

skywatch

	
	
Casey Jones died, 1900

●	New moon-22nd
)	First quarter-1st

Combine first 7 ingredients
and mix thoroughly. Form into
meatballs (2TBS. per meatball)
and fry in hot oil. Pour off grease
and add remaining tomato soup
mixed with water. Cover and
simmer 40 minutes. Makes 2 doz.
meatballs.

ˆ GARDENING HINTS
The best time to apply fertilizer is
just before it rains.
Plant corn when elm leaves are
the size of a squirrel's ear or oak
leaves the size of a mouse ear.
Plant lettuce, spinach and peas
when lilacs show their first leaves
or daffodils are blooming. Plant
tomatoes, early corn and peppers
when dogwoods are in full bloom.
Plant cucumbers and squash when
lilac flowers begin to fade.

ˆ OLD SAWS
If a cow laughed real hard, would
milk come out her nose?
Keep your nose to the grindstone
and all you'll end up with is a very
short nose.
Support bacteria - they're the only
culture some people have.

The smallest post office in the United States,
Grimshawes Historic Post Office, closed in 1953 but
still stands near Cashiers, North Carolina. In 1970,
it was restored and moved to its present location
where it is open to visitors every day of the week.
35.0664⁰N, 83.1218⁰W

Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2010

Directions:

APRIL ALMANAC

3-4, 2020 Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival, Blairsville, GA,
eventbrite.com/e/2020-georgia-mountain-storytelling-festivaltickets-69488679511
11, Lewisburg West Virginia Chocolate Festival, Lewisburg, WV, 10times.
com/chocolate-festival-lewisburg
16-20, Pikeville Hillbilly Days, Pikeville, KY, hillbillydays.com
18, Rossini Festival, Knoxville, TN, evensi.us./amp/rossini-festival-downtownknoxville/333385689
24-May 3, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, VA, thebloom.com/
event/shenandoah-apple-blossom-festival/
25, Greening Up the Mountains, Sylvia, NC, discoverjacksonnc.com/calendarevent/greening-up-the-mountains/
28, Greater Clemson Music Festival, Clemson, SC, calendar.clemson.edu/
the_box_tops#.XZUL.xedKh4c

apr MONTH AT A GLANCE

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

❍	Full moon-7th
(	Third quarter-14th

April's full moon is the pink moon.

ˆ FACTOIDS
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its
brain.
The king of hearts is the only king
card in a standard deck without a
mustache.
The infinity sign is called a
lemniscate. The word comes
from a Latin word that means
"decorated with ribbons."
On average, one baby will go
through 8,000 disposable diapers,
which take several centuries to
break down.

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