November 2017 IncSmart Newsletter
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, the Allied powers a signed a cease-fire agreement (an armistice) with Germany at Rethondes, France on November 11, 1918, bringing World War I to a close. The "war to end all wars" was over. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States. Beginning in 1954, the United States designated November 11 as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars. 1971 President Nixon declared it a federal holiday on the second Monday in November. In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River became the focal point of reverence for America's veterans.
Veterans Day Clam Bake
Clambake for 6
Hot Apple Cider
6 Cups Apple Cider
Pour all ingredients in saucepan. Simmer over moderate heat for 10 minutes until cider is hot but not boiling. Strain into big cups or mugs.
Maple Syrup Pie
1 Cup Maple Syrup
Boil maple syrup and water for 5 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. When creamy and clear, add nuts and butter. Pour into pastry lined pie plate and cover with round pastry top. Bake in oven at 350 degrees until top crust is golden brown.
Take in the scenery of surrounding farmlands or try nighttime hayride and watch the stars. Enjoy the fresh air from being in the country. Most rides take approximately 45 minutes and include a tractor-drawn wagon ride through an orchard or farm. Bring along a guitar and sing your favorite songs and get ready for a straw fight. There are many kinds of hayrides. From pumpkin patches to cookouts and bonfires.
Blankets, Flashlights, Lanterns, Handy-wipes, Paper Towels, Picnic Basket, Backpack
Ice Cooler, Jackets/Gloves, Hot drinks, Closed toed shoes, Snack Food, Thermos
Find a music coordinator to learn all the words to your hayride songs. Someone not to shy about getting the gang to sing along. Bring the guitars, tambourines and harmonicas.
Hot Buttered Rum
1 medium sugar pumpkin
In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim's fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish, which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. The Pilgrims had beaten the odds. They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving that was to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.
It’s All About The Turkey
Touch Football Rules
Set up your goal lines on each end of the field, using items found in your as boundaries. Divide the players into two teams and tuck a dishtowel into the waistband or each player’s pants. Then flip a coin to determine which team will kick off first. Line each team across its goal line. Have one player start the game by kicking the football to the other team. The receiving team must get the ball and run it back to score a touchdown. If the opposing team grabs the runner's dishtowel, then the runner is tackled. Now the receiving team has four tries to get the ball to the goal line. Each try begins with teams starting where the ball was tackled. If a team does not score, it must give the ball to the other team, which begins where it gained possession of the ball. A team also can gain possession when the other team fumbles or intercepts a pass.
1 cup cracked wheat
Plymouth Adventure 1952
The National Dog Show is a traditional annual event
Every Thanksgiving at noon. It is an event in which pedigreed dogs of all sizes and shapes come together in Philadelphia to compete for the title of the most beautiful, most gracious and well-groomed dog in the USA.