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November used to be the 9th month of the year: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 11/7/18

Welcome, November! Are you a fan? Is this month anyone’s favorite?

Novembris mensis in Latin means ninth month. It was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar until the powers that be …

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November used to be the 9th month of the year: LaVonne Ackerman

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Welcome, November! Are you a fan? Is this month anyone’s favorite?

Novembris mensis in Latin means ninth month. It was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar until the powers that be added two months to the calendar.

November has 30 days, and usually we have an opportunity to see meteor showers. So, keep an eye out.

Of course, we have Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

Not to rush anyone, but there are less than seven weeks until Christmas.

Have a wonderful week, and don't forget to share your news with me, and your neighbors.

Birthdays

Wishing a wonderful 11th  birthday to beautiful Nathaly Mondragon of Middletown on Wednesday, Nov. 7. May your day be as sweet as you, Nathaly! God bless you.

Happy streamers-and-cupcake day to Paula Alcock of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Wishing you a wonderful day, Paula!

Fine young man Ben Seiders of Middletown marks his 11th cake day on Thursday, Nov. 8. Have a super-duper cake day, and God bless you!

Happy Sweet 16 birthday to Anthony Hannan of Lower Swatara on Thursday, Nov. 8. I hope your honk-honk-beep day is the best yet! Be safe.

Happy birthday balloons will be flying for Judy Hurlock of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Nov. 10. Just enjoy your day all weekend long, Judy!

Gabby Frost of Royalton will blow out 15 candles atop her birthday cake on Sunday, Nov. 11. Wishing you a blessed day full of everything that makes you smile, Gabby!

Happy landmark 21st cake day to Angelina Spagnolo of Lower Swatara on Monday, Nov. 12. Congrats and best wishes to you!

Ian Sipe of Royalton marks his 15th confetti-popping day on Monday, Nov. 12. Have a blast, Ian!

Best wishes to Eric Belles of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Nov. 13, as he celebrates his landmark 21st cake-and-ice cream day! Congrats to you, Eric.

Here is a birthday shout to Edward Flowers of Lower Swatara! He gets to hear the birthday song on Tuesday, Nov. 13. I hope it is a sweet sound to your ears, Ed!

Anniversary

Happy wedding anniversary to Charles and Deb Turner of Lower Swatara on Nov. 9. They mark 33 years together on Friday. Enjoy the celebration!

Traditions

“The History of Christmas Traditions Throughout the World,” with an emphasis on what we do in the Western world, will be presented by Eleanor Isaacson at the Londonderry Lionettes meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Londonderry Elementary School.

She has been an inspirational speaker for more than 40 years throughout the United States. She was Speaker for the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Lancaster County. She was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Lancaster Bible College in 2017. She is an accomplished lecturer and member of the Susquehanna Speakers Bureau.

Eleanor is also an artist, fashion designer, fashion model and home decorator, as well as author of “Dancing From Darkness,” the story of her life. For more information, call Louise at 717-944-6518.

Mississippi Pot Roast

This recipe has been submitted by Susan Wagner. Thank you, Susan. I love the easy ones!

1 (4 lb.) chuck roast

1 ranch dressing mix packet

1 au jus gravy mix packet

1/4 cup butter

4-5 pepperoncini peppers

Place the roast in a slow cooker and sprinkle the top with ranch dressing and au jus mixes. Place peppers on top of that and add butter.

Cook over low heat for 8 hours. Serve with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. Enjoy leftovers as sandwiches!

Dean’s list

Congratulations to Ariana E. Iantosca of Hummelstown, who was recently named to the summer semester dean’s list at DeSales University in Center Valley.

Quote of the Week

“How much a man prays will tell you more about him than how much a man preaches.” — Paul Washer, author.

Question of the Week

Who is your favorite historical person? Why?

“Helen Keller. It’s interesting to learn about her.” — Emma Tearney, 8, Etters.

“Jesus, because he loves us!” — Lucy Williams, 6, Lower Swatara.

“John F. Kennedy. I love presidents, and he was the youngest!” — Rachael Symonies, 8, Lower Swatara.

“George Washington. He was born before Mimi and Pappy and he was the first president!” — Ian Shaffer, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Abraham Lincoln, because he freed the slaves.” — Charles Lawrence, 12, Lower Swatara.

“Johnny Appleseed. He planted apple seeds!” — Henry Lawrence, 7, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right (21:7).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.