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Interesting Tidbits from Various Sources

The voting numbers are in from the 2020 Presidential Election.
Connecticut’s turn-out rate: 66.6%
2016: 58.2%
2020: 71.1%
Fairfield County turn-out rate:
2016: 44.5%
2020: 50.1%
Several states in the upper Midwest had remarkable turnout numbers. In Minnesota, its turnout rate was greater than 75 percent — tops in the nation — while Maine (76.3%), New Hampshire (75.5%), Colorado and Wisconsin were close behind, with turnout ranging from 72 percent to 74 percent.
Source: statista.com

On a more seasonal note:

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” —Edna Ferber

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher

“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” – Harry Potter

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” — The Polar Express

“I don’t want Christmas season to end, because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.” – Eloisa James, Paris in Love

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes

Source: Town & Country

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha.

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