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Happy Birthday: Let's Eat Cake and Celebrate !
People Who Have Birthdays Live Longer !
Do Not Regret Growing Older; It is a Privilege Denied to Many. Rejoice !
November Birthstone: Topaz Flower: Chrysanthemum
November Holidays: 7: Election Day:VOTE! 11: Veterans Day. Honor those
who have served and are still serving. 23: Thanksgiving Day. Give Thanks !
What to buy in November: Baby products. Bikes. Camcorders. Gas grills.
GPS Navigators. Toys. TVs.
November Checklist: Get Your Flu Shot: early in the day before noon if possible.
Don't miss Health Insurance deadlines: Nov. 1-Dec. 15. Current enrollees: auto-
-matically renewed unless they choose to change plans. Medicare open enroll-
-ment is: Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Give others a second-chance at life. November is
National Marrow Awareness Month. Consider donating bone marrow or stem cells
Join the registry: BeTheMatch.org . Turkey cooks: fresh turkeys should be bought
no earlier than two days before use. Don't wash the turkey: it spreads germs. Cook until the bird reaches at least 165 degrees in the thickest part of the breast and the innermost parts of the thigh and wing. Bon Appetit !
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they
call it the present. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Life is Not About Waiting for the Storm to Pass: It's About Learning to
Dance in the Rain .
Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For, But While We're Here We
One of the Best Feelings in the world is knowing that your presence and absence both mean something to someone.
A Joy shared is twice a Joy, and a Burden shared is half a burden.
Music: The greatest good that mortals know, and all of Heaven we have below. John Addison
Mel Tillis 1932-2017. Songwriter/singer, longtime country star overcame a stutter
to sing on dozens of his own singles has died at age 85. Suspected cause of death:
respiratory failure. He wrote hit songs for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Bobby
Bare, George Strait, Webb Pierce, Ray Price and many others.
Tillis was a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, he wrote more than 1,000 songs and brought his unique blend of warmth and humor to the great tradition of country music. He was the father of country singer Pam Tillis. Stars offering their condol-
-ences on Twitter include Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Blake Shelton.
Della Reese 1931-2017. Actress and gospel-influenced singer found her greatest
fame as Tess, the wise angel in the TV drama: Touched by an Angel has died at age
86. Her singing career began in church, when she joined the junior gospel choir in
her home town of Detroit. At age 13, she joined famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's band to replace a member of the Jackson troupe that was performing in
Detroit. Della is survived by her husband and three children. 179