October Newsletter

Moon Over October

This year, October’s night skies will light up with two full moons. The first day of the month brings the full harvest moon, and on the 31st, the full hunter’s moon will rise. The second of two full moons in one month is called a blue moon.

Remember When: mary Jane Candies

You may recognize this nostaglic treat by its yellow and red wax-paper wrapper with a picture of a little girl. Mary Janes debuted in 1914 and were sold as penny candy. Combining peanut  butter and molasses into a bite-sized, taffylike chew was the idea of Chales N. Miller, whose family had a candy business in Boston. Miller named the sweet in honor of his favorite aunt.

Salute to Sailor

With over two centuries of service on the seas, the U.S. Navy was founded Oct, 13, 1775, and is now the world’s largest navel force.

Management Team

Steve Dean……………………………..Executive Director

Sal Vasquez……………………………..Business Office Manager

Madeline Llanso……………………………..Health & Wellness Dir.

Eric Asberry……………………………..Dining Service Director

Orlando LaRosa……………………………..Maintenance Director

Cynthia Rodriguez……………………………..Sales & Marketing director

Eva Hall……………………………..Program Director

October Birthdays!

Helen P.

5th

Joan N

9th

LaRue W.

19th

Armando R.

29th

Nadine C.

30th

Vicky W.

31st

Royal Estates Resident Council Members
  • Lois Bates
  • Isabel Champion
  • Jack Kurtz
  • John Majercik
  • Viki Williams

Please speak with a Resident Council member if you would like to join a Committee!

Festive Fall Crafts

Let nature bring a touch of autumn to your space with these fun and easy crafts:

Door Decor. Combine leaves,acorns and miniature pumpkins to make a showstopping werath for your door. Glue the items to a ready-made grapevine or straw wreath, or wrap a foam with burlap or plaid fabric for cozy, rustic look.

Pumpkin planter. Cut the top off a real or artificial pumpkin and fill it with a houseplant, fall mums or a bouquet of other blooms. Mini pumpkins can hold small succulent or battery-operated tea lights.

Festive foliage. Gather fallen leaves in rich hues, or buy artificial leaves at a craft store. String them together using a needle and thread or fishing line. Hang the garland over a doorway or window.

Artsy acorns. Collect or purchase acrons, then paint the seed portion of each one, leaving its brown cap natural. Choose paint colour to reflect a theme; traditional fall tones, metallic shades for some sparkle, or neon colors for frighteningly good fun! Once dry, display the acorons in a bowl or vase.

Flannel Fashions

People of all ages are likely to have a flannel shirts hanging in their closet, at the ready with soft, cozy comfort.

Flannel was invested in 17th- century Wales, known for its cold, drizzly winters. Wanting a fabric that was comfortable, But offered protection from the elements, weavers applied a new process called carding to their wool yarns, making them thinner and softer, yet still strong, yet still strong and durable.

The new woven fabric spread to the rest of Europe and was brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. Throughout the Industrial Revolution and into the 20th century, flannel shirts, jackets and undergarments were popular with men who laboured at jobs such as railroad building, logging and construction. A collared flanned shirt, often in a plaid pattern, emerged as the unofficial uniform of the rugged working man.

Flannel shirts with buttoned chest pockets were issued to soldiers during both world wars, and they remained popular with returning venterans. Flannel also become a staple fabric for women’s fashions, pajamas and bedding.

A Bumper Crop of Health Benefits

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere, but don’t miss an opportunity for this superfood to decorate your plate. It has a bounty of health benfits.

A strong immune system is virtal, especially during fall and winter. In addition to a good amount of vitamin C, pumpkin is packed with beta carotene, an antioxidant that gives the squash its ornage colour. The body converts beta corotene to vitamin A, which along with vitamin C, helps fight off infections and viruses. Vitamin A also supports vision and eye health.

Take advantage of this fall fruit for its stomach- satisfying fiber. Eating a serving of pumpkin can help you feel full and promotes healthly digestion. Additionally, high-fibre foods are essential for a healthy heart and stable blood suger levels.

The potassium found in pumpkin also comtributes to heart health and can pump up muscle function. There’s more potassium in a cup of pumpkin than in a banana.

The Tradition of Corn Husk Dolls

In America’s early days, children played with corn husk dolls, toys that were lovingly crafted and cherished for their simplicity and resourcefulness.

Making corn husk dolls originated with Native America tribes in the Northesast, where corn was a vital crop used for food, clothing and tools. The vegitable’s dried husks were weaved into buskets, moccasins and other items, including dolls. After soaking the papery husks in water so soften them, they could be folded into body shapes.

Creating the dolls healped children learn needed hand skills such as tying. Playing with the figures prepared them for adulthood, since they could mimic everyday activities with accessories for the dolls, such as baby cradleboards and canoes.

Native Americans passed on this craft to the children of European settlers, who took the dolls with them as their families pioneered the west, introducing the dolls to more people throughout the country.

Wit & Wisdom
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature has been saving up all year for the grand finale.” —Lauren DeStefano
“Autumn’s the mellow time” —William Allingham
“It was one of those perfect fall days when the air is cool enough to wake you up but the sun is also kissing your face.” —Anita Diamant
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable ….the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street …..and the gabble of a flock of migranting geese.” —Hal Borland
“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crip sunburnt leaves.” —Ann Drake
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” —Diana Gabaldon
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significiant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” —Joe L. Wheeler
“This Month In History” October
  • 1908: Called America’s other national anthem, ” Take Me Out to The Ball Game” becomes a bestselling hit. It is now an MLB tradition for fans to sing the sonf during the seventh inning stretch.
  • 1913: The Lincoln Highway, the country’s first coast-to-coast roadway, is formally dedicated.
  • 1949: American novelist William Faulkner wins the Nobel Prize in literature.
  • 1959: Thousands line up for the opening of the Guggenheim in New York City. The moreden art museum’s unique spiral shape was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • 1982: At Florida’s Walt Disney World, the epcot theme park opens and features attractions that celebrate technologist innovations and world cultures.
  • 1998: The first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn returns to space about the shuttle Discovery. At age 77, he was the oldest person to travel into space.
  • 2006: The U.S. population reached 300 million.
  • 2015: “Spectre,” the 24th film in the James Bond series, premieres in London.

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