The Joy of Reading the Almanac

One of my favorite “checks out” are almanacs. From the formerly named Information Please almanac to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, these useful paperback publications contain riches of info on practically any kind of subject, particularly the even more generalized tomes such as Information Please.

s-l300In November 2005, I visited my locally owned drugstore and they had complimentary duplicates of Grier’s Almanac available for clients. Comparable in design to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, I took a duplicate home with me.

Although not peppered with stories such as can be found in the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Grier’s includes the common “zodiac” info which farmers in time’s past should rely upon to help them establish when to plant. In addition, you could have information on everyday weather condition forecasts, an angling schedule, an extensive checklist of holidays for the year, and also fascinating chronological details on events that took place on particular days throughout record. In the back of the almanac is a part dedicated to all type of identified ads.

As with a lot of almanacs in this certain style, Grier’s has its share of advertisements. Some are practical and also include ads for insurance and horticulture, while others are unusual, consisting of ads for oils and also candles to help make your opposing attorney silly. Okay, if it works compared to that is great!

Possibly one of the most interesting aspect of Grier’s is that 2016 represents their 210th anniversary version. For over two straight centuries the almanac has been released including throughout the Civil War duration, an impressive accomplishment without a doubt.

Grier’s is written for the southerly states just from Virginia to Texas. As stated, copies are cost-free and also can be discovered in several pharmacies, feed and seed establishments, as well as retail outlets throughout the south. Annual circulation reportedly surpasses 3 million copies.

Congratulations to Grier’s Almanac Publishing Company of Atlanta for 210 consecutive years of service!