SACK O’ ALMANAC

“FOR MAN, AUTUMN IS A TIME OF HARVEST, OF GATHERING TOGETHER. FOR NATURE, IT IS A TIME OF SOWING, OF SCATTERING ABROAD.”

~EDWIN WAY TEALE

MONTHLY SIGNS & SYMBOLS

FULL MOON:
  • “BEAVER MOON”
FLOWER:
  • CHRYSANTHEMUM
TREE:
  • CHESTNUT, ASH, WALNUT
COLOR:
  • YELLOW, RED, BLUE
BIRTHSTONE:
  • TOPAZ & CITRINE
ANIMAL TOTEMS:
  • SNAKE, OWL & WOLF, HAWK
ASTROLOGICAL ZODIAC SIGNS:
  • SCORPIO: (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)
  • SAGITTARIUS: (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
PLANETS:
  • Mars (Scorpio)
  • Jupiter (Sagittarius)

NATURE HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES

  • NOVEMBER 1: World Vegan Day
  • NOVEMBER 7: Daylight Saving Time ends
  • NOVEMBER 10: National Forget-Me-Not Day
  • NOVEMBER 17: National Hiking Day
  • NOVEMBER (mid month): 1st Frost Date (average for Pacific NW)
  • NOVEMBER 25: Thanksgiving Day

THIS DAY in HISTORY

  • NOVEMBER 1, 1870: THE “U.S. WEATHER BUREAU” IS LAUNCHED.
  • NOVEMBER 3, 1957: THE SOVIET UNION LAUNCHES “SPUTNIK 2”.
  • NOVEMBER 7, 1967: “PUBLIC BROADCASTING ACT OF 1967” IS SIGNED INTO LAW.
  • NOVEMBER 7, 1967: “THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING” IS CREATED.
  • NOVEMBER 10, 1969: “SESAME STREET” MAKES IT’S TV DEBUT.
  • NOVEMBER 11, 1918: “WORLD WAR I” DRAWS TO AN END.
  • NOVEMBER 13, 1982: THE “VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL” IS DEDICATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • NOVEMBER 14, 1851: HERMAN MELVILLE’S NOVEL, “MOBY DICK”, IS FIRST PUBLISHED.
  • NOVEMBER 15, 1969: 600,000 ATTEND A MORATORIUM MARCH ON WASHINGTON, DC TO END THE WAR IN VIETNAM.
  • NOVEMBER 19,1863: PRESIDENT LINCOLN DELIVERS THE “GETTYSBURG ADDRESS”.
  • NOVEMBER 20, 1945: THE “NUREMBERG NAZI WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL” BEGINS.
  • NOVEMBER 1941: THE “AD COUNCIL” NON-PROFIT P.S.A. PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION IS FOUNDED.
  • NOVEMBER 21, 1877: THOMAS EDISON ANNOUNCES THE INVENTION OF THE “PHONOGRAPH”.
  • NOVEMBER 22, 1963: PRES. JOHN F. KENNEDY IS ASSASINATED IN A MOTORCADE IN DALLAS, TEXAS.
  • NOVEMBER 23, 1924: “N.Y. TIMES” 1ST PUBLISH EDWIN HUBBLE’S FINDINGS OF OTHER GALAXIES OUTSIDE OF “MILKY WAY”
  • NOVEMBER 24, 1963: JACK RUBY SHOOTS LEE HARVEY OSWALD IN THE GARAGE OF “THE DALLAS POLICE DEPT.”
  • NOVEMBER 24, 1859: CHARLES DARWIN FIRST PUBLISHES “ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES”.
  • NOVEMBER 30, 1999: “BATTLE IN SEATTLE” AMERICAN LABOR & CITIZENS “ANTI-GLOBALIZATION / WTO” RALLY BEGINS.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

*LLOYD NEWTON MORRISETT, JR. (BORN NOVEMBER 2, 1929)
—-CO-FOUNDER OF “CHILDREN’S TELEVISION WORKSHOP”
*EUGENE V. DEBS ( NOVEMBER 5, 1855 – OOCTOBER 20, 1926 )
—-LABOR LEADER, FOUNDER of “I.W.W.”
*IDA MINERVA TARBELL (NOVEMBER 5, 1857 – JANUARY 6, 1944)
—-INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, AUTHOR
*VANDANA SHIVA (BORN NOVEMBER 5, 1952)
—-PHYSICIST, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST, “ECO-FEMINIST”
*GRAM PARSONS (NOVEMBER 5, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 19, 1973)
—-SINGER, SONGWRITER (”THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS”, “THE BYRDS”)
*GUY CLARK (NOVEMBER 6, 1941 – MAY 17, 2016)
—-COUNTRY / FOLK SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST
*MARIE CURIE (NOVEMBER 7, 1867 – JULY 4, 1934)
—-PHYSICIST, CHEMIST, “NOBEL PRIZE” WINNER
*JONI MITCHELL (BORN NOVEMBER 7, 1943)
—-FOLK SINGER, SONGWRITER
*BRAM STOKER (NOVEMBER 8, 1847 – APRIL 20, 1912)
—-AUTHOR (”DRACULA”, “LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM”)
*DOROTHY DAY (NOVEMBER 8, 1897 – NOVEMBER 29, 1980)
—-SOCIAL ACTIVIST, JOURNALIST, CO-FOUNDER of “THE CATHOLIC WORKER”
*BONNIE RAITT (BORN NOVEMBER 8, 1949)
—-BLUES / ROCK SINGER, GUITARIST, SONGWRITER
*CARL SAGAN (NOVEMBER 9, 1934 – DECEMBER 20, 1996 )
—-ASTRONOMER, ASTROPHYSICIST, AUTHOR
*RICHARD BURTON (NOVEMBER 10, 1925 – AUGUST 5, 1984)
—-STAGE / FILM / RADIO ACTOR
*ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (NOVEMBER 12, 1815 – OCTOBER 26, 1902)
—-SUFFRAGIST, WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT LEADER, WRITER
*BUKKA WHITE (NOVEMBER 12, 1909 – FEBRUARY 26, 1977)
—-DELTA BLUES SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST
*NEIL YOUNG (BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1945)
—-ROCK SINGER, GUITARIST, SONGWRITER
*GEORGIA O’KEEFE (NOVEMBER 15, 1887 – MARCH 6, 1986)
—-PAINTER, ARTIST (”MOTHER OF AMERICAN MODERNISM”)
*ED ASNER (BORN DECEMBER 15, 1929)
—-TV / FILM / STAGE ACTOR, ACTIVIST
*BURGESS MEREDITH (NOVEMBER 16, 1907 – SEPTEMBER 9, 1997)
—-STAGE / FILM / TV ACTOR
*VOLTAIRINE de CLEYRE ( NOVEMBER 17, 1866 – JUNE 20, 1912 )
—-WRITER, WOMENS RIGHTS ACTIVIST
*SOJOURNER TRUTH (NOVEMBER 18, 1797 – NOVEMBER 26, 1883)
—-ABOLITIONIST, WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST
*REV. DR. ANNA “PAULI” MURRAY (NOVEMBER 20, 1910 – JUNE 1, 1985)
—-CIVIL & WOMAN’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST, AUTHOR, LAWYER, PRIEST
*HARPO MARX (NOVEMBER 23, 1888 – SEPTEMBER 28, 1964)
—-VAUDEVILLE / FILM COMEDIAN, MUSICIAN (“THE MARX BROTHERS”)
*MARLO THOMAS (BORN NOVEMBER 21, 1937)
—-TV / STAGE / FILM ACTRESS, PRODUCER, ACTIVIST
*BORIS KARLOFF (NOVEMBER 23, 1887 – FEBRUARY 2, 1969)
—-HORROR FILM / TV ACTOR (“FRANKENSTEIN”)
*ARUNDHATI ROY (BORN NOVEMBER 24, 1961)
—-INDIAN AUTHOR, ACTIVIST ( “THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS”)
*TINA TURNER (BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1939)
—-SOUL SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTRESS
*CHARLES SCHULTZ (NOVEMBER 26, 1922 – FEBRUARY 12, 2000)
—-CARTOONIST (CREATOR of COMIC STRIP “PEANUTS”)
*CHARLES AUSTIN BEARD (NOVEMBER 27, 1874 – SEPTEMBER 1, 1948)
—-AMERICAN HISTORIAN
*DERROLL ADAMS (NOVEMBER 27, 1925 – FEBRUARY 6, 2000)
—-FOLK SINGER / BANJO PLAYER
*JIMI HENDRIX (NOVEMBER 27, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 18, 1970)
—-ROCK GUITARIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER
*CHARLES ALSTON (NOVEMBER 28, 1907 – APRIL 27, 1977)
—-HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARTIST, SCULPTOR
*WENDELL PHILLIPS (NOVEMBER 29, 1811 – FEBRUARY 2, 1884)
—-ABOLITIONIST, NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE
*JOAN GANZ COONEY (BORN NOVEMBER 30, 1929)
—-CO-FOUNDER OF “CHILDREN’S TELEVISION WORKSHOP”
*MARK TWAIN (NOVEMBER 30, 1835 – APRIL 21, 1910)
—-AUTHOR, HUMORIST ( “TOM SAWYER”)
*SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (NOVEMBER 30, 1924 – JANUARY 1, 2005)
—-1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSWOMAN, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

FACTS & TRIVIA for NOVEMBER

  • IT IS “NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH”
  • IT IS “NATIONAL HOMELESS YOUTH AWARENESS MONTH”

HOME & GARDEN

  1. Good month for planting and transplanting trees, shrubs, perennials.
  2. Winterize garden beds by adding a 3” – 4” layer of mulch to help protect plant roots and provide for better drainage. Wood chips and straw, etc. can also be used, especially for more delicate plants.
  3. Stake or otherwise secure vulnerable trees and other plants for the coming Winter weather.
  4. As the thermostat starts to go up more, keep an eye on indoor plants and begin to adjust watering accordingly.
  5. Clear all gutters and drains ahead of the coming rain and snow.
  6. Put away hoses and install insulated covers on all outdoor faucets.
  7. Keep bird feeders and baths filled.
  8. Apply dormant spray to flowering trees, fruit trees, deciduous plants *(see recipe below).

*D.I.Y. DORMANT SPRAY RECIPE:

  • 1 gal. of water
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • Tbsp. Castile soap

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