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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, October 31, 2014

November is...

...family time, patriotic remembrances and thankfulness!

November is a time for change...not only mid-term elections but also a change in time! Mark your calendars now to 'fall back' since Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am Sunday, November 2nd. The month of November is packed with historical accounts, challenges and memorable moments for giving thanks. November has more, so much more, than just the Thanksgiving holiday.


From the flying of the first kite, man has been on a quest of flight...the longest, the highest, the fastest, the most luxurious. Lighter-than-air balloons led to gliders to powered heavier-than-air craft to supersonic jets to space shuttle flights to the solar airplane. November is the month to get to know and celebrate the Famous Firsts in Aviation.

The railroad is an icon of American history. Scale modeled railroads have become a means to preserve the evolution of the train and relive some of the most treasured memories. A lot of us grew up with the railroad during some of its most meaningful times. A scaled-down version of the iron horse can instill the beauty and power of the railroads of days gone by.

Want to write a novel? Then, get started on November 1st and make a pledge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Join the challenge of many writers during "NaNoWriMo". 
"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." ~Leonard Bernstein

Celebrate and explore the cultural contributions of the American Indians. Seek and research the history and heritage of the American Indian, learn about firsts by American Indians, read biographies of famous American Indians, find statistics and facts about different tribes and reservations, locate the best American Indian novels and insightful proverbs.
Celebrate one of our nation's favorite foods - peanut butter! Those of you who can hardly go a day without peanut butter will be in 'peanut butter heaven' this month! There will be more than 60,000,000 (60 million) pounds of peanut butter consumed during the month of November. Eat up! Great source of daily protein.
National Sleep Comfort Month 

Sleep is essential to good health and well-being. In this day and age, we are all constantly busy making a good night's sleep even more important than ever. Getting the right amount of sleep helps you do your best in whatever you may do. Keep the mindset of sleep being just as important as proper diet and exercise.
 Keep foremost in mind, November is...

 American Diabetes Month

Learn about diabetes and how it relates to your family history. America Gets Cooking℠ to Stop Diabetes® is an initiative designed to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle, empowering all Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and be more active. Staying healthy throughout the holiday season is definitely something of high value!

Stay tuned for some great foodie fun!
 Most of all, don't forget Veteran's Day...

...and being thankful!

That is a lot of celebration...and, as with months past, is not all being celebrated but all for now! Enjoy November!