November is here once again and with it comes sweater weather and lots of fun facts which all seem to adhere to the theme of Thanksgiving. The official flower for the month of November is the chrysanthemum. Meaning ‘golden flower’ the chrysanthemum represents honesty, joy and optimism. The official birthstone of November is the topaz. This orange-yellow gemstone is said to represent friendship. Movember runs the entire month. It is a charity organization started in Australia that has quickly spread across the world. Raising money for prostate cancer, men are encouraged to shave on November 1st and keep only the mustache growing until November 30th. On November 11th we celebrate Veterans Day. This is the day we remember the veterans we have lost in past wars and thank the military of today for protecting our country. This month also seems to be the month for eating since November 3rd is Sandwich Day. November 6th is Nacho Day. The 14th is Pickle Day and let us not forget the most famous food holiday Thanksgiving. Since 1621, the fourth Thursday in November has served as a holiday to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and also eat the incredible food reaped from the fall harvest. That’s 400 years of turkeys! We hope everyone has a wonderful month. We are so thankful to live in such a wonderful community. Remember to shop local when you can.
Until next month,
GT2, Bentley, and Ellie