Kunnel's Korner Dispatch
Shakespeare's Seasons
That come before the swallow dares,
and take
The winds of March with beauty.

--The Winter's Tale
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Smart Choices

Improve indoor air quality by reducing moisture levels.
  • Use dehumidifiers to lower humidity.
  • Check to see that attics and crawl spaces are properly ventilated.
  • Install bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans that vent outside. Make sure that the clothes dryer vents to the outside and is working properly with no leaks or blockages.
Info from The Old Farmer's Almanac, Engagement Calendar, 2019
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God's Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm!
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The Events of March 2019
Shrove Tuesday - March 5

    Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.
    This moveable feast is determined by Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
    As this is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one gives up for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Old Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics,[note 1] and some Baptists.
    Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or the dictum "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The ashes may be prepared by burning palm leaves from the previous year's Palm Sunday celebrations.
    Because it is the first day of Lent, many Christians, on Ash Wednesday, often begin marking a Lenten calendar, praying a Lenten daily devotional, and abstaining from a luxury that they will not partake in until Easter Sunday arrives.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2:00 A.M. - March 10

Five Facts About: "Daylight Savings Time"

Seasonal time-shifting was 100 years old in 2018.
  • On March 31, 1918, a law established Daylight Saving Time as part of the effort to conserve resources during World War I. The law was repealed one year later when the war ended. President Woodrow Wilson opposed repeal because he liked to play gold in the evening. Reestablished in 1942 {called "War Time"} as part of the World War II effort., it was re-repealed as soon as the war ended in 1945. Whether to shift time was left to local lawmakers to decide.
  • By 1965, there were 23 different time laws in Iowa alone. In neighboring Minnesota, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul were on different times for 2 weeks that year.
  • In 1966, the Uniform Time Act passed Congress, defining Daylight Saving Time as a period beginning on the last Sunday in April and ending on the last Sunday in October.
  • In 1974, Daylight Saving Time was stretched to 10 months because of the Arab Oil Embargo. It was reduced to 8 months in 1975 and restored to its previous dates in 1976 In 1986, its duration was defined as from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. The current dates of Daylight Saving Time were set in 2007. It now begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
  • Arizona uses only Standard Time. The Navaho Nation in Arizona opted for Daylight Saving Time. However, the Hopi Nation, surrounded by the Navaho Nation, chose to stay on Standard Time. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also do not follow Daylight Saving Time.
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The Ides of March - March 15
March 15: The Ides of March [GO!]
St. Patrick's Day - March 17
    The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig,) is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
An Irish Selfie by Roma Downey [Be touched by an angel. ERIN GO BRAUGH!]

The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano - March 19
When the Swallows return to Capistrano Video: Click Here

First Day of Spring - March 20
    Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 5:58 P.M. ET.
    Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.
Full Worm Moon- March 20
     March’s Full Moon was traditionally called the Full Worm Moon by Native Americans who used lunar phases to track the seasons. Colonial Americans also used these names, especially those of the local Algonquin tribes who lived between New England and Lake Superior.
     At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds—a true sign of spring.
     Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the Earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber.
National Fast Day - March 30
Making America Great Again - God's Way [GO]

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[Email Comment from Will Robinet, Sun, Mar 04, 2018 1:09 pm
    The PBY Catalina is a personal favourite of mine in terms of flying boats and played a really significant role in WW2. It was known as the “Canso” here in Canada and was also built in Canada during WW2 in quite large numbers. A neighbour of mine growing up, Mr. Kendall long gone now, used to fly it actually in WW2 and said that it was the 80/80/80 plane. Took off at 80 MPH, cruised all day at 80 MPH and landed at 80 MPH. The guys who flew the plane loved it.
    -- Will R. --
    The guys that crewed it did, too! Thank you for all the support you have given me over the years.
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Congressional Medal of Honor
     Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Guam and the Philippines. Doss further distinguished himself in the Battle of Okinawa by saving 75 men, becoming the only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second World War. His life has been the subject of books, the documentary The Conscientious Objector, and the critically acclaimed 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge.
His Medal of Honor citation reads:
Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, United States Army, Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. Near Urasoe-Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 29 April – 21 May 1945. He was a company aid man when the 1st Battalion assaulted a jagged escarpment 400 feet high. As our troops gained the summit, a heavy concentration of artillery, mortar and machinegun fire crashed into them, inflicting approximately 75 casualties and driving the others back. Private First Class Doss refused to seek cover and remained in the fire-swept area with the many stricken, carrying them one by one to the edge of the escarpment and there lowering them on a rope-supported litter down the face of a cliff to friendly hands. On 2 May, he exposed himself to heavy rifle and mortar fire in rescuing a wounded man 200 yards forward of the lines on the same escarpment; and two days later he treated four men who had been cut down while assaulting a strongly defended cave, advancing through a shower of grenades to within eight yards of enemy forces in a cave's mouth, where he dressed his comrades' wounds before making four separate trips under fire to evacuate them to safety. On 5 May, he unhesitatingly braved enemy shelling and small arms fire to assist an artillery officer. He applied bandages, moved his patient to a spot that offered protection from small-arms fire and, while artillery and mortar shells fell close by, painstakingly administered plasma. Later that day, when an American was severely wounded by fire from a cave, Private First Class Doss crawled to him where he had fallen 25 feet from the enemy position, rendered aid, and carried him 100 yards to safety while continually exposed to enemy fire. On 21 May, in a night attack on high ground near Shuri, he remained in exposed territory while the rest of his company took cover, fearlessly risking the chance that he would be mistaken for an infiltrating Japanese and giving aid to the injured until he was himself seriously wounded in the legs by the explosion of a grenade. Rather than call another aid man from cover, he cared for his own injuries and waited five hours before litter bearers reached him and started carrying him to cover. The trio was caught in an enemy tank attack and Private First Class Doss, seeing a more critically wounded man nearby, crawled off the litter and directed the bearers to give their first attention to the other man. Awaiting the litter bearers' return, he was again struck, this time suffering a compound fracture of one arm. With magnificent fortitude he bound a rifle stock to his shattered arm as a splint and then crawled 300 yards over rough terrain to the aid station. Through his outstanding bravery and unflinching determination in the face of desperately dangerous conditions Private First Class Doss saved the lives of many soldiers. His name became a symbol throughout the 77th Infantry Division for outstanding gallantry far above and beyond the call of duty.
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  3. Supermarine Spitfire
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Book List
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  1. The Holy Bible [NKJV].
  2. Daily devotional "My Upmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers...
  3. THE WARBURGS by RON CHERNOW A biography of a Remarkable Jewish Family
    - Vintage Books,New York [Read: November 18, 2018/March 03, 2019]
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Copyright 1960 by the author
    - Grand Central Publishing is a division of Hachette Book Group USA, Inc.
    [Read: November 27, 2018/March 17, 2019]

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