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By Mary E. Adair

November 2020

“The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” ― E.M. Forster, Howards End

The Halloween this year boasts a seldom occurring Blue Moon, that is, it seldom occurs on Halloween. But here in the states, our view of it, except on the Pacific coast perhaps, was limited to none or only the setting. And what can we expect from November that is always ushered in on the doorstep of Halloween?

Perhaps we best look forward to Thanksgiving as it becomes less and less honored as stores begin pushing the Christmas giving a little earlier each year. Still, it is a family holiday and your editor's favorite one of the year.

The only author, however, who mentioned food this issue (besides our Cooking columnist) is Marilyn Carnell in her column "Sifoddling Along" although not specifically Thanksgiving menus. Mattie Lennon, in "Irish Eyes" features the author Polly Hughes and along with a joke or two gives us the link to a radio play of his own.

Judy Kroll's column "On Trek" expresses her gratefulness on escaping the Oregon fires that had forced evacuation. Thomas F. O'Neill expounds on the differences governing arms and ammunition where he teaches and in America where he was born, in his column, "Introspective." John Blair in "View from My Back Steps" devotes his info to the beautiful Passion Flower.

"Armchair Genealogy" isn't genealogy this issue but a lively explanation why it isn't -- hint: the weather. Rod Cohenour serves up Russian Chicken, a pet recipe of his wife, in his column "Cooking with Rod."

Bruce Clifford has three poems: "This is Not My Country,"The Ride," and "Remember Me." Walt Perryman shares "American," "True Morning Thought," and "Re-run Aprons." Bud Lemire has pictures for three of his four poems, "Chaos 2020," "Your Friend," "This World Today," and "Say Achoo!" John Blair sent "The Cat's Meow" and "Sunflower."

Mike Craner who wears the Webmaster hat and is co-founder of this eZine keeps it humming along for which this person is thankful. The info about the Blue Moon was one of his bits of interest.

Look for us here again in December!

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