5/3/2007 1:14:45 PM
Farmers' Almanac's Full Moons and Definitions
• Full Wolf Moon - January. Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January's full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
• Full Snow Moon - February. Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
• Full Worm - March. Moon As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
• Full Pink Moon - April. This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
• Full Flower Moon - May. In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
• Full Strawberry Moon - June. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
• The Full Buck Moon - July. July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month's Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
• Full Sturgeon Moon - August. The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
• Full Harvest Moon - September. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
• Full Hunter's Moon - October. With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can easily see fox and the animals which have come out to glean.
• Full Beaver Moon - November. This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
• The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon - December. During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
12/31/2007 12:45:23 PM
mother and child
2/9/2007 8:04:21 AM
the deputy sheriff and the drugged-up supermodel
anna nicole smith's mother blames drugs
by suzette laboy 02.09.07, 10:08 am et
vergie arthur, the mother of former playboy playmate and model anna nicole smith blamed drugs friday for her daughter's sudden death that ended an extraordinary tabloid life at just 39.
smith was born vickie lynn hogan on nov. 28, 1967, in houston, one of six children. her parents split up when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother, a deputy sheriff.
she dropped out after 11th grade after she was expelled for fighting, and worked as a waitress and then a cook at jim's krispy fried chicken restaurant in mexia, texas. she married 16-year-old fry cook bill smith in 1985, giving birth to daniel before divorcing two years later.
10/2/2007 2:59:21 PM
h2o is thicker than blood
12/28/2006 1:57:34 PM
former president gerald ford dies at 93
by jeff wilson 12.27.06, 6:58 am et
former u.s. pres. gerald ford was born leslie lynch king on july 14, 1913, in omaha, neb. his parents were divorced when he was less than a year old, and his mother returned to her parents in grand rapids, where she later married gerald r. ford sr. he adopted the boy and renamed him.
ford was a high school senior when he met his biological father. he was working in a greek restaurant, he recalled, when a man came in and stood watching.
"finally, he walked over and said, 'i'm your father,'" ford said. "well, that was quite a shock." but he wrote in his memoir that he broke down and cried that night and he was left with the image of "a carefree, well-to-do man who didn't really give a damn about the hopes and dreams of his firstborn son."
6/6/2007 1:17:06 AM
12/20/2006 2:27:10 PM
umadanin paskua ket nagadu a mangan iti restaurant. kastaunay werret dagiti serbidor.
aguy-uyek a mangmangan:
'tay man coconut syrup, ading waitress. diak gamin magustuan ti maple syrup.
manong waiter, yawatmo man bassit kaniak 'ta cough syrup 'ta sikigam.
'n'a nga syrup ti kunam, 'ding?
2/4/2007 12:43:26 PM
11/26/2006 12:23:10 PM
don't fool around: you've seen it in movies a thousand times, and you may have even tried it with your own love once or twice. but fooling around while driving is just plain stupid. you want the blood circulating in your other head so you can react quickly.
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6/25/2008 4:45:57 PM