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Sesame Street Debuts – November 10, 1969

“Do you know why they call me the Count? Because I love to count! Ah-hah-hah!”

                 – the Count, Sesame Street

“Sesame Street is awesome – not only because they teach, edify and entertain kids but because they savvily make it possible to do so with parental engagement, because the show is loaded with references for Mom and Dad.” 

                 – Rachel Skylar

“Sesame Street was built on the idea that a show that could capture a child’s attention could also give the child an education. That idea turned out to be wildly successful.” 

              – Elizabeth Flock

“Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.” 

             – Cookie Monster

“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” 

                    – Jim Henson

Veteran’s Day – November 11

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.   – Arthur Ashe

 We express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

                 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” 

                     – Bill Shuster

Young Readers Day – November 12

“To learn to read is to light a fire.” 

                   – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

           – Emilie Buchwald

“The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.”

               – Dylan Thomas

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – November 14

“House work can’t kill you, but why take the chance?” 

                 – Phyllis Diller

“My theory on housework is: if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire or block the refrigerator, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” 

             – Erma Bombeck

Sign on an office refrigerator: “Please check your food. Something has died in here. Thanks.” A note was added later – “Fluffy? Oh, no! Not Fluffy!” A third note, added still later: “It can’t be Fluffy. He died in the other fridge.”

Great American Smoke Out – November 21

“Every time you light up a cigarette, you are saying your life isn’t worth living.”

                   – Anonymous

“Quitting smoking is rather like a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort.”

                          – Aristotle

“Quitting cigarettes might be the hardest thing to do in life, but at least you will have one.” 

                   – Anonymous

Thanksgiving – November 28

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” 

          – W. Clement Stone

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.” 

                        – Jim Davis

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” 

  – William Arthur Ward

“Cooking tip: Wrap the turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.” 

          – Nicole Hollander

Mark Twain – Born November 30, 1835/Quotes from Mark Twain

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

“If you tell the truth, you won’t have to remember anything.”

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

“Peanut butter – the pate of childhood.” 

        – Florence Fabricant

“My perfect job: Getting paid to eat peanut butter all day.” 

                    – Annie Jarratt

“We don’t care what you say – peanut butter is a food group.” 

            – nuts’

“You can’t please everybody all the time.  You aren’t peanut butter.” 

                     – Erin Brodn

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