"The good neighbor
looks beyond the external accidents and
discerns those inner qualities that make all
men human and, therefore, bothers"
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
For the month of
January, temperatures will be below average
with precipitation to be above average..
Fair and cold (1,2,3) with snow or rain
(4,5); Fair and cold (6,7); stormy, snow or
rain with periods of snow or rain
(10,11,12,13). Snow or rain and very windy
(14,15,16,17); fair and cold (18,19,20) and
stormy, snow (21,22,23). Windy and very cold
(24,25,26,27). The month ends with fair
skies but very cold (31).
The Almanac sees no tornado activity for
this first month of 2004.
the Full Moon for January occurs on the 7th
and is sometimes referred to as the Wolf
MOON. This is because of all of the wolf
packs that roamed around Native American
villages looking for food during that month.
It is also called the HUNGER MOON due to the
difficulty finding food in cold and
temperate climates during this winter month.
On January 4th, 1821, the first native-born
Elizabeth Ann Seton died in
Emmitsburg, Maryland. Civil rights leader
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January
Start the New Year off with realistic
resolutions on Day One. If they are
reasonable to start with, it will be easier
to stick to them throughout the entire year
and not just the first few months! Remember
to honor the great Martin Luther King Jr. on
Monday, January 19th.
Begin planning your spring gardening
activities during the coming long winter
nights. Pick up a few gardening books and
magazines, noting the pictures that appeal
to you and list the changes you want to make
in your garden. Collect nursery and seed
catalogs now and remember to place your
orders early. And now is the time to spoil
those indoor plants! They not only brighten
up the house but they also rid indoor air of
Thought for Today's Living: "The next
twelve months offers us a world of promise;
it all depends on each one of us and how
much we are willing to give of ourselves to
help make it a better world"
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