Hi! It’s Leigh’s November 2022 newsletter from Featherstones Comfort Pad! Volume 2, Issue 1, hot off the press!
Chilly, frosty greetings! So, this morning was 50 degrees colder than it was here during the first couple of weeks of November. Fifty degrees! Glad it was Scott who got up to discover that! 😊
He’s a morning person who requires a lot less sleep than I do, so he gets up early, makes a pot of coffee, enjoys some quiet time reading, and brings me my steaming mug when he hears me clomping around. How wonderfully convenient, lol! We’ve been sharing a home for 5½ years and not one day has gone by that he hasn’t brought me coffee in bed. Whether it’s a workday, weekend day, vacation away day – coffee in bed is how I like to wake up, and he makes it happen! ♥♥♥
Ho, ho, holy smokes, it’s that time of year already!
Did you know that 23% of holiday shopping is now done before Black Friday? Thanksgiving weekend, as big as it is, is not the mega shopping kickoff it used to be. And on average, about 25% of annual retail shopping takes place during the holiday season (some facets of it are much bigger).
As small-business entrepreneurs, we know how important seasonal shopping is. So, thank you for supporting and being mindful of small business! We truly appreciate that, especially in this age of big-box and online shopping (and, yes, we use them too; it’s about finding the best balance). You totally make our day!
Most of the people on this email own a Comfort Pad and already get how it’s so helpful in relieving discomfort. Comfort from lower back pain, comfort during yoga postures, comfort lying on your chest. Comfort under your knees, along your spine, behind your neck, and more! We hope you’ll think it’s just the right gift item for special people in your life. Besides – who wouldn’t appreciate a gift that gives them well deserved comfort!
As our thanks to you, our Featherstones Comfort Pad line is on sale for the holidays! They’re in stock and ship for free to anywhere in the USA. Just bop on over to https://featherstonesinc.com/comfort-pad to see our sale prices and place your order today! You’ll be the hit of the holidays!! Thank you!!!
Much to be thankful for!
This is a big, big week here. Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday! We’re deep believers in expressing gratitude and thankfulness in our household, and what better occasion to make it all the more a special tribute than Thanksgiving.
We also live in what was the original Plimoth Colony, where the Pilgrims landed and settled in December of 1620. After half of the Mayflower’s passengers perished that first winter, the survivors brought themselves and local Natives together in the fall of 1621 to feast and entertain for three days, creating what we now think of as the first Thanksgiving.
Actually, the concept evolved over the years, and here and there individual declarations of Thanksgiving were made. It wasn’t until 1863, however, when, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall annually on the last Thursday of November.
Our source for all things Pilgrim comes from Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continually operating museum in the country and located in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was opened in 1824 by the Pilgrim Society, itself formed in 1820 on the 200th anniversary of the Mayflower’s setting anchor in Plymouth Harbor. Scott served for 12 years on the Pilgrim Society Board of Trustees and holds great reverence for its place as a significant placeholder of our history. You can learn a great deal about the Pilgrim and Native stories at https://pilgrimhall.org.
In our home, Thanksgiving sits right up there on the holiday charts. We have so much to be thankful for.
- Our families and friends
- A warm, loving home with our thumbprints all over it
- Coastal life and sandy beaches
- Freedoms we take for granted
- Clean air and water
- A comfortable lifestyle
- Our granddogs
- Lovely people we meet walking our granddogs
- A love for the outdoors, especially hiking and biking
- Our books and toys
- A warm, inviting deck to bask in the sun
- The good fortune to meet the loves of our lives in our 60s
- Work we thoroughly enjoy
- And so very much more!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? We’d love to hear! Email me at email@example.com.
Scott attended the America’s Hometown Celebration Thanksgiving Parade last weekend. It’s one of the largest Thanksgiving parades and claims: “This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st.”
The operators take pride that the “The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation. It features beautifully decorated floats representing historic events, honoring national anniversaries and celebrating every period of American history.”
Scott used to work it; now that he’s retired from the news business he gets to go and enjoy it – and take a few photos to show you what goes on the weekend before Thanksgiving in America’s Hometown!
Boston’s WCVB Channel 5 news team hosted the parade, as usual, and the TV station broadcast it live. It will make an encore presentation at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving at https://www.wcvb.com if you’d like to tune in.
A November recipe sure to bring a smile 😊
With our holiday meal in the developing stage, here’s a tasty tidbit to consider for your Thanksgiving table. Actually, this is a recipe I learned in Home Economics class in high school – really! It goes great with traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s always been a hit.
Cranberry-Orange Nut Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup margarine
1 beaten egg
1 cup cut cranberries (you can use up the leftover cranberries from last month’s recipe!)
½ cup orange juice
2 tbs. water
½ cup chopped walnuts
What to do
Combine dry ingredients into a bowl.
Cut shortening into dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine egg, cranberries, orange juice, water, nuts.
Stir until moistened.
Turn into greased and floured 9x5x3 loaf pan – a bundt pan can be used.
Bake at 350ᵒ for 60 minutes.
Much to be thankful for!
We’re super thankful that the Comfort Pad is being reviewed by a couple more area hospitals, now that it’s a regular fixture at Boston Children Hospital’s MRI Department. We won’t know when we’ll hear more, but it sure would be a nice way to kick off the new year!
And please know I am so grateful for your friendship and support – it means everything to me! I could not do this without you!!!
So – I’m waving my hands extra hard here, because this is really important: If you enjoy your Comfort Pad, please, right now, leave a rating and brief review. Just go to https://featherstonesinc.com/comfort-pad and click on the pad you own. Reviews help immensely with our marketing, so, sincerely, thank you!
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With love, Leigh