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"I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone"  Edith Cavell (1865-1915)

July 2003


WEATHER WATCH: Humid, warm (1,2,3); Showers and STORMS (4,5) turning hazy, hot, and humid (6,7,8). STORMS (9,10) with hot and humid temperatures returning (11,12). More showers and STORMS (13,14,15) with hazy, hot and humid weather (16,17,18,19). Showers and not so hot (20,21,22); fair and hot (23,24) with STORMS brewing (25,26,27) and again, hazy, hot and humid (28,29,30). The month ends with STORMS on the 31st.

TORNADO WATCH: Minor tornado activity is forecasted for the month of July on or about the 9 and 10th. Also, tornadoes may accompany the heavy storms forecasted for July 31st. Watch out!

FULL MOON: The Native Americans first named July's FULL MOON the Thunder Moon because of the thunderstorms that were most severe during this time of year.

They also called it the Ripe Corn Moon because young corn begins to appear on the stalks or Hay Moon - at a time when hay tends to ripen. It is also known as the Buck Moon because of the rapid growth of antlers in young bucks during this period.

SPECIAL NOTES: Dog Days of Summer begin on the 3rd. On a historical note, the Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1,1863 and on July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton in a dual near Weehawken, New Jersey

HOLIDAYS: Celebrate the 4th festively and safely. Some good advice if you are planning a picnic with the family or friends -- keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold with the proper containers. If planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time, remember to take along sunscreen with a rating of SPF 15 or higher and remember to apply frequently to yourself and children.

THE GARDEN: Remember to mow high and mow often during dry months. Taller grass withstands drought better because the blades shade the soil. Repot houseplants that have been kept outdoors if roots start to crowd their containers. If you have to divide plants, give them a chance to recover from having their roots disturbed by keeping them in the shade for at least a week.

The GRUBERS' THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S LIVING: "Do not regard liberty and freedom so lightly that you forget its value and take it for granted"

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