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A silvery, lopsided moon shone down last night out of a clear sky, highlighting the darkened woods and trees that are fast becoming bare and leafless. It was full last week, known as the Full Beaver Moon or Full Frost Moon. Our Native American Indians called it the "Beaver Moon," as it was time to set traps before the water froze over.

Today the sky is as blue as "October's Bright Blue Weather" (Helen Hunt Jackson) with nary a cloud, while a wayward wind blows the last few yellow leaves from...

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November throws her brown cloak around her shoulders and enters our hills, scattering dry leaves in her wake and bringing much colder weather. We have enjoyed a lengthy warm autumn, but now the trees are dropping their colorful leaves around their feet, much like a discarded party garment. The earth is snuggling down for her long winters sleep as we put away the trappings of summer and prepare for the icy hand of winter.

Hot weather salads and cool drinks give way to steaming soups and hot...

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Raul Perez and Lyndsay Sheets costumed as Calavera del Catrin and Calavera de la Catrina and Palermo Galindo as El Muerto at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Dias de los Muertos festivities. Their makeup designs by Teresa Rust (The Gypsy Face Painter) who also painted the faces of the many visitors to the FWMoA.

Recently many youngsters and oldsters alike celebrated Halloween by trick-or-treating/trunking and partying. Halloween is an abbreviation of All Hallow's Evening for the next day, November first, is All Saints Day when hallowed saints, martyrs and the faithfully departed are remembered followed by November second, All Souls Day, a time when people often visit cemeteries to remember the special people in their lives and for Catholics to pray for the souls in purgatory. These three days form a...

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That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the unhealthy, sweet, nougat-filled goodies in your cupboard.

Keep your stinking apples, raisins, toothbrushes, and granola bars. Cavity creating sugar; hyper-activism inducing chocolate; gut busting high fructose corn syrup: This is what the ghosts and...

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October by Robert Frost
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the earth with amethyst.

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The rolling star quilt now transformed and featured in Country Living Magazine.

Yes, it's true. Of the 30,397 vintage quilts on Etsy, Country Living Magazine chose five to highlight in an article in their November issue, one is from Born Again Quilts. If you are unfamiliar with the Etsy website (www. Etsy.com), it is an online marketplace where people sell handmade and/or vintage items and the supplies to make them. For over three and a half years I have sold textiles to people in the U.S., Canada, France, Finland, Japan, England, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.

It all...

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