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skywatch

●	New moon-18th
(	First quarter-27th

	
	

❍	Full moon-3rd
)	Last quarter-11th

August's full moon is the sturgeon moon.

ˆ WEATHER APHORISMS
It was so hot...
I saw the devil buying an airconditioner.
I washed and dried my laundry at
the same time.
My cows gave powdered milk.

sunrise sunset

Aug. 2 - sun rises 6:25; sun sets 20:25; length of day 14h 1m
Aug. 9 - sun rises 6:31; sun sets 20:18; length of day 13h 46m
Aug. 16 - sun rises 6:37; sun sets 20:09; length of day 13h 32m
Aug. 23 - sun rises 6:43; sun sets 20:00; length of day 13h 17m
Aug. 30 - sun rises 6:49; sun sets 19:50; length of day 13h 1m

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MTV debuts, 1981
Columbus leaves Spain, 1492
1st person to hike entire AT, 1948
Hatfield-McCoy feud began, 1882
Francis Scott Key born, 1786
Babe Ruth 1st to hit 500 homers, 1929
IBM introduces home PC, 1981
Appalachian Trail completed 1937
Woodstock starts, 1969
Davy Crockett born, 1786
Rosalynn Carter born, 1927
Hurricane Camille hits, 1969
"Dirty Dancing" opens, 1987

White House burns, 1814
National Park Service est. 1916
First TV baseball game, 1939

4-8, Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival, Parsons, WV, eventbrite.com/
e/2020-pickin-in-parsons-bluegrass-festival-tickets-65580385699
7-9, Elevate: The Smoky Mountain Tattoo Festival, Cherokee, NC, p-upload.
facebook.com/events/442143443024829
8, Microfestivus, Roanoke, VA, squaresociety.org/microfestivus-registration/
8;15;22;29, TD Saturday Market, Greenville, SC, festivalnet.com/54399/
greenville-south-carolina/marketplace-expos/td-saturday-market-august
14-16, Annual Berea Celtic Festival, Berea, KY, berea-celtic.com
21-22, 8th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion, Pigeon Forge, TN,
facebook.com/events/leconte-center-at-pigeon-forge/8th-annual-great-smokymountain-jeep-club-invasion/447282799333340/
22, Mercier Orchards Hard Cider and Beer Festival, Blue Ridge, GA, exploregeorgia.
org/blue-ridge/events/culinary-food-wine-beer/mercier-orchards-hard-cider-beerfestival

ˆ FACTOIDS
Americans use 65 billion aluminum soda cans each year.
It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each
penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. 
The human body grows the equivalent of a new skeleton
every 7 years.

"I have a dream," 1963
Ted Williams born, 1918

The Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, held each August in
Galax, Virginia, and shown here in its 49th year, celebrates
its 85th anniversary in 2020.

Mackerel sky, mackerel sky, never
long wet, never long dry.

ˆ REGIONAL NOTES
The only covered bridge remaining
in South Carolina is Campbell's
Covered Bridge, located in Landrum.
Built in 1909, the bridge is no longer
in use, but visitors are welcome
to walk through it. 35.0857⁰ N,
82.2663⁰ W

ˆ RECIPE
To make your own sweetened
condensed milk, combine 1 c.
instant nonfat dry milk, 2/3 c.
sugar, 1/3 c. boiling water and 3
TBS. melted butter or margarine in
a blender and process until smooth.
Store in refrigerator. Yield: About
1 ¼ c.

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aug MONTH AT A GLANCE

I bought a loaf of bread and
when I got home, it was toast.

ˆ KITCHEN
To keep the bottoms of your copper
pots bright, add vinegar to equal
portions of salt and flour to make
a paste. Store the paste in the
refrigerator until needed.
Sprinkle red pepper on floors and
countertops where ants cross.

ˆ GARDENING HINTS
If you wish to dry your own herbs,
try using the microwave. Spread
a single layer of herbs between
two paper towels and microwave
1-2 minutes. When cool check for
dryness. If needed microwave again
for 30 seconds. Repeat as needed.
To prevent the line on your string
trimmer from jamming or breaking,
treat with a spray vegetable oil
before installing it in the trimmer.

ˆ OLD SAWS
The shortest distance between two
points is always under construction.
Why do kamikaze pilots wear
helmets?
When your only tool is a hammer, all
problems start looking like nails.
I started with nothing, and I still
have most of it.
Nobody every drowned in his own
sweat.

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