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 June 2006

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could not stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in 7 years"
                              Mark Twain (1836-1875)

For the month of June, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation average.

Weather watch: storms hot (1,2,3) with partly cloudy skies, breezy and very warm (4,5,6,7,8,9). Heavy rains, stormy (10,11,12) with fair skies and hot temperatures (13,14,15,16). Showers and storms (17,18,19) turning hazy, hot, and humid (20,21,22,23). Again, more showers and storms (24,25,26) returning to hazy, hot, and humid weather (27,28,29,30).

Tornado watch: The Almanack is forecasting tornado activity from June 1st through the 3rd with the possibility of more activity the 10th through the 12th.

Full Moon: June's full moon occurs on June 14th at it is sometimes called the strawberry moon because of the many strawberry blossoms that make their appearance during this time. It is also referred to as the Full Rose Moon because roses bloom near the beginning of June.

Special notes: On a historical note, Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton signed the special order designating a site in Arlington, Virginia as a military cemetery on June 15, 1864. Also, in June of 1924, the US Congress granted citizenship to all American Indians.

Holidays: Flag Day is celebrated on Wednesday, June 14th so be sure to fly Old Glory with pride! And don't forget to remember your father on his day, Father's Day, which falls on Sunday, June 18th in 2006. Do something really nice for the "old man" like breakfast in bed, an outing to his favorite sports event, or a special dinner out.

The garden: Lawns should get 1.5 inches of water a week. If Mother Nature is stingy, water deeply once or twice a week but NOT daily. Here's a good tip: spray the underside of your mower with a thin coating of vegetable oil to prevent grass from sticking. Watch for insects; wash them or pick them off plants before they can lay eggs and multiply. Use fungicide where diseases usually are a problem, especially on roses.

J. Grubers' thought for today's living:

"Every person has two educations - one which he receives from others, and one more important which he gives himself"

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