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Don’t mistake a shamrock for a clover

St. Patrick’s Day celebration is Sunday. Did you know? All shamrocks are clovers, but not all clovers are shamrocks. The home and garden resource The Spruce indicates that the term “shamrock” comes from the Gaelic word seamrog, meaning “little clover.” There is no consensus as to which species of clover is the true shamrock.
After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I have learned more about shamrocks.

Myra Miller

Drive smart in foggy weather

Driving in fog can be tricky and unsafe. Always exercise caution when fog rolls in.
Foggy conditions require drivers to use even more caution and attention to the roads.
During the past few weeks I drove to work in the early morning fog. My suggestion to others when driving in these conditions, slow down, use low beam headlights, and drive in the right lane. The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives tips that can help keep drivers safe when driving in foggy conditions.

The origins of Mardi Gras

Did you know? On Mardi Gras and the period leading up to it, families would feast on all the foods they would give up during Lent. Pancakes were popular items during this time because they are made from eggs, fats and milk. Although many people no longer abstain from all of these foods, the custom of filling up before giving foods up has remained.
The following article, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives interesting facts and origins about Mardi Gras.

Myra Miller

How to declutter your home

Do you tend to clutter your home? I try my best to tackle clutter or junk at my home on a quarterly basis.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you tips on how to tackle clutter.
Tackle rooms such as the garage, basements, bedroom closets, and pantries, or those areas that tend to accumulate clutter the fastest.
Clutter can be a major source of stress that affects how individuals feel about their spaces.

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